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City Council Agenda for April 1 in Sonoma

Funds for bike paths in Depot Park and Napa Road, and possible action relating to California Mayors United Against Proposition 8.

The Sonoma City Council will be holding their regular twice-monthly City Council meeting on Monday, April 1, at the Community Meeting Room, 177 First Street West.

On the agenda are presentation of the Cultural and Fine Arts Commission’s 2013 Student Creative Arts Award to Ms. Maya Smoot, recognition of Robert Wentworth’s service on the Mobilehome Park Rental Review Board, and a proclamation in support of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

The council will also be asked by Associate City Planner Atkins to adopt a resolution authorizing a TDA Article 3 grant application for bicycle improvements for Depot Park bike path maintenance and Napa Road Class 2 bicycle lanes.

In addition, Mayor Ken Brown has asked the council to discuss, consider and take possible action relating to support for California Mayors United Against Proposition 8.

The meeting will be called to order at 6 p.m. The agenda is attached to this article.

Ralph Hutchinson April 01, 2013 at 03:54 PM
Mayor Brown should focus on the Preserving Sonoma petition, a topic that matters to Sonoma Valley. In 1999 when Ken was City Councilman he signed the Hillside Preservation Alliance petition before Rosewood presented their final proposals he had his mind made up. For some reason he is complacent on Darius Anderson's Chateau Sonoma. Why is that you ask yourself? To me its simple, because Ken derives benefit from Darius Anderson and didn't from Rosewood. Ken attended a private party of Darius' held for Dianne Feinstein as reported in the Index Tribune. Ken also serves w/Darius on the Sonoma Community Center Board, and attends numerous Ramekins sponsored events. Not to mention Sonoma Jazz. QUOTED from the IT: "Sonomans in attendance included Infineon Raceway president Steve Page, former Congressman Doug Bosco, Mayor Pro-Tem Ken Brown and his guests." See link below for the article: Link ----> http://www.sonomanews.com/News-2012/Food-and-wine-films-Sen-Dianne-Feinstein-visits-Sonoma/ Its no wonder Ken Brown is so apprehensive to state any opposition to the Chateau Sonoma because he loves the parties at Darius's place and hob knobbing with the Big Democrats. Cronies can't hardly say NO to each other and Darius has been working the CIty Council for years. Conflicts of interest. Where has his heart gone? Tale of Two Valleys, Measure A Rosewood Hillside Hotel.....Measure C Hospital eminent domain. In my opinion Ken looks like he's SOLD out. NO ROOM FOR DARIU$!
Ralph Hutchinson April 01, 2013 at 04:39 PM
Mayor Brown believes in a process? In 1999 he didn't wait for the process to work itself through he signed the Hillside Alliance-Rosewood Hotel petition and launched a campaign against big money spoiling Sonoma. Why all of a sudden a "process" with Darius? Ken asks "let us do our job?" In my opinion a majority of Sonoman's don't trust the Politicians to run a fair process as they are "too close" to Darius Anderson to make objective decisions. THATS WHY THE BALLOT INITIATIVE KEN! People of Preserving Sonoma don't trust Council so they have to remove the decisions from YOU and take matters into their own hands. If City Council were trusted they would take a stance of NO and make a move to pass a Council measure themselves and SAVE US ALL FROM A SPECIAL BALLOT! It will pass resoundingly. Posted on March 28, 2013 by Ken Brown-SonomaSun "So many of my friends and constituents are asking me about my opinion on the proposed hotel project for West Napa Street. My response has been that until I see the project I have no basis for forming an opinion. On the issue of the proposed ballot measure to restrict hotels built in Sonoma to 25 rooms or less, I have a definite opinion. I am a citizen that believes in following the process in place. I have the utmost respect for my current fellow council members, planning commissioners and city staff. Please allow our leadership to do our job." Link ---> http://kenscorner.sonomaportal.com/2013/03/28/the-system-is-in-place/

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