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The City of Boyes Hot Springs?

Posted on August 28, 2015
The City of Boyes Hot Springs?

If the recent activity surrounding Rico Martin’s facade and painting projects in Boyes Hot Springs is any indication, a community... Continue

Enforcing vacation rental laws

Posted on August 5, 2015

In 1999 the City of Sonoma passed an ordinance prohibiting the use of homes in residential zones as short-term vacation rentals. Exceptions... Continue

Guest Opinion: Will Sonoma County Join the Fight for $15?

Posted on July 31, 2015
Guest Opinion: Will Sonoma County Join the Fight for $15?

by Martin J. Bennett North Bay Jobs with Justice The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors could give final approval to a Living Wage... Continue

Living in Cornucopia

Posted on July 23, 2015

Here at The Sun we spend a fair amount of time watching government, commenting on public issues, evaluating changes and, frankly, criticizing.... Continue

The need for enforcement

Posted on July 9, 2015
The need for enforcement

In our previous editorial we noted the ways in which the City of Sonoma’s rules are ignored by individuals and businesses alike,... Continue

Making up the rules

Posted on June 25, 2015
Making up the rules

People have a love-hate relationship with rules; they love them when they apply to others, but hate them when they apply to themselves.... Continue

Good intentions + poor execution = no new affordable housing

Posted on June 11, 2015

When Governor Brown and the California legislature eliminated redevelopment agencies across the state in 2012, it was the result of... Continue

Government lights are on, but nobody’s home

Posted on May 28, 2015
Government lights are on, but nobody’s home

There is a renter’s affordability crisis facing Sonoma County and Sonoma and judging from the absence of focused action, our government... Continue

After Andy

Posted on May 18, 2015
After Andy

Recommendations of the Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force formed after the Andy Lopez shooting reflect the thoughtful hard... Continue

Sonoma’s minimum wage is a poverty wage

Posted on May 13, 2015
Sonoma's minimum wage is a poverty wage

On September third of last year, City Council voted to direct staff to solicit proposals for a minimum wage study to look at the issues... Continue