Did you know that winter pruning promotes tree health? Ready to prune and don’t know how?
Rent Stablization to be decided during special election.
With a unanimous vote the Santa Rosa City Council put fair and afforadable housing to the voters on the ballot of June 6. The special election allows residents to decide whether or not they want a rent stabilization program for the city, after the establishment in August 2016 of Ordinance 4072. On September 26, 2016, a Referendum Petition was filed with the City Clerk by the California Apartment Association challenging portions of that Ordinance that established rent stabilization, eviction control and other residential tenant protections in Santa Rosa.
“Isn’t Santa Rosa wonderful?!” exclaimed the bus driver. We were four passengers, me alone up front. I was also beaming at the display of local marchers bearing signs, while we waited for bus passage through. I had just come from that crowd, still sporting my safety-pinned note, “Love Trumps Fear.” Mid-bus sat a Black dude dressed in orange Buddhist attire: hadn’t I seen him walking on Old Redwood Highway near my house? Had he come to the local rally, too?
Santa Rosa City Council On the Move
Santa Rosa City Council swore in two new Council members. Jack Tibbetts and Chris Rogers along with incumbents Julie Combs and Ernesto Olivares. Councilman Chris Coursey was elected Mayor and newly seated Councilman Jack Tibbetts was elected Vice Mayor. Tibbetts who received the highest numbers of votes is the youngest councilman and Vice Mayor to be seated in Santa Rosa History.
Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) invites Sonoma County community members to the two remaining Measure H Community Forums, where implementation and current status of Measure H bond projects will be discussed and viewed. All members of the community are welcome to attend this free event.
And the results are in – Election 2016
Well the election is over and Donald J. Trump will be our new President for the next four years. There are a lot of mixed emotions over the results and as time goes by we will see what his presidency will bring.
For those who are still deciding in Santa Rosa here is some information on the six candidates running for Santa Rosa City Council. Remember if you do not vote your vote does not count.
November 8 is the day we all go to the polls to vote:
For those of you who vote by mail it is important that you mail in your ballot as soon as possible prior to Election Day to make sure your vote is counted on that day. I talked with Deena Thompson-Stalder, Election Manager for the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters for an explanation of the sequence of the count and why it is important to get those mail in ballots early.
Ol’ Mackie’s Back in Town
Teeming with delightfully seedy characters in a dark underworld, imaginative staging and a truly unique musical score, the Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill classic “Threepenny Opera” at 6th Street is a rare treat for local theatregoers who long for something different.
Cannabis helps Veterans with PTSD
At t their monthly meeting of Women Grow, an organization that connects, educates, and empowers diverse leaders in all segments of the cannabis industry, Dr. Perry Solomon, M.D.,Sgt. Aaron Augustis and Lynnette Shaw of the Veterans Cannabis Group (veteranscannabisgroup.com) talked about how Cannabis is helping veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD). Statistics show that an average of 22 veterans commits suicide daily. According to Dr. Solomon doctors who treat veterans at the veteran’s hospital continue to rely on alternatives such as antidepressants, benzodiazepines, Vicodin, Oxycontin and Percocet for PTSD which he thinks could be adding to their PTSD.
Snoopy’s Home Ice proudly presents Ice Dance International in their only West Coast performance of ICE/DANCE: 2016, an ice show on October 15 overflowing with energy, technique and exuberant choreography.
Measure O and Measure P on ballot in November 2016 Election
The Santa Rosa City Council unanimously placed a pair of local measures on the November ballot to extend the existing voter-approved Measure P and amend the funding formula of Measure O. If approved by voters this November, these measures would continue locally controlled funds, allowing the City to address key infrastructure and service priorities without raising tax rates, and one would amend a public safety funding formula to reflect today’s budgetary standards.