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Sonoma County poised to name a new county administrator in December

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is nearing a decision on who it will tap to replace retiring County Administrator Sheryl Bratton. The appointed post is the top executive position in county government and is responsible for carrying out the board’s priorities and working with county departments that employ more 4,000 people. The board, which… Keep Reading

Sonoma State University students have some of the highest voting rates in the nation. What’s their secret?

College and university students across the nation voted in record-breaking numbers in the 2020 election, and students at Sonoma State University were among those leading the way. A recent study conducted by the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at Tufts University shows that SSU students had a higher-than-average voter turnout compared to other institutions… Keep Reading

Keep an even playing field on city contracts

Santa Rosa taxpayers should watch closely Tuesday when the City Council decides whether to limit competition for public works contracts. Millions of public dollars are at stake. At issue is a proposal to require project labor agreements, also known as community workforce agreements, on capital improvement projects in Santa Rosa valued at $3 million or… Keep Reading

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