The first meeting of the Oversight Board to the dissolved Sonoma Community Development Agency will take place on Wednesday, April 4th at 6pm and is open to the public. The packet may be downloaded from this page:
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
At its meeting of March 5, 2012, the City Council placed a local City of Sonoma sales tax to the ballot for the June 5, 2012 election. The measure is intended to support local City services such as road maintenance, public safety and quality of life issues, following the loss of City of Sonoma annual redevelopment funding due to the State Supreme Court decision dissolving redevelopment agencies and reallocating former redevelopment monies away from cities to other taxing agencies.
The ballot question before the voters reads as follows:
"To preserve the safety, public services and quality of life of Sonoma, and provide funding for essential services such as police, fire and emergency medical services, street and road maintenance and repairs, flood prevention, park and open space maintenance, graffiti abatement and other general community services, shall an ordinance be adopted temporarily increasing the City sales tax by one-half of one percent for a term of 5 years, with all funds to be spent locally?”
Friday, March 2, 2012
The agenda and packet materials for the City Council meeting of March 5th are now posted on the following page. The City Council will be considering placing a local sales tax measure on the election ballot for the voters to decide upon, following the dissolution of redevelopment and the loss of redevelopment funding as a result of the December 29, 2011 Supreme Court decision.