Is the city council out of touch with the public?

Is the city council out of touch with the public?

One of our members suggested in a recent thread that the council is "unable to relate" to the public. Let's examine that. "Unable to relate" to the general public. Hmmm. According to the IT, "In the 10 opioid-related deaths that happened in 2020 in Sonoma Valley, half...

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California Public Records Act Request

California Public Records Act Request

Accountability is a bedrock of representative government. It is about trust between government and citizens. The appearance of questionable behavior hurts public trust. This is why we filed a PRA request with the city for all documents related to the second dispensary...

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Important Question for the Sonoma City Council

Important Question for the Sonoma City Council

We wrote the following to each city council member and carbon copied all, so they all can see that each of them received this email: November 28, 2021 Sonoma City Council City of Sonoma No. 1 The Plaza Sonoma, California, 95476 To the Sonoma City Council, Needless to...

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Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper

Let’s dig a little deeper regarding our previous post. According to the November 17 Staff Report, “Staff recommends that the City Council consider the second “RFP” process after receiving tax data/reports following a 6-month operational/finance reporting period. This...

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A brief history of cannabis in Sonoma

A brief history of cannabis in Sonoma

The following column was written by SVCG member Josette Brose-Eichar: My personal journey with cannabis began in 2017, just after Prop 64 passed in 2016 for adult-use cannabis dispensaries in California. After years of health issues, unsatisfactory treatment from...

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Post Card Campaign

Post Card Campaign

Hi All, Who can resist reading a colorful, eye-catching post card, right? And when you have an important message to get out, direct mail can have a real impact. A U.S. Postal Service-sponsored study found that postcards can generate a more significant and lasting...

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To Put It Simply…

To Put It Simply…

Sometimes pictures can be worth much more than words. Our infograph tells the story of why we need the dispensary process to begin ASAP. We’ll forward this to the City Council.

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