Local Government

Local Government

We support measures to further good government through the support of non-partisanship in local government and the support of legislation which permits increased flexibility in California State law governing general law counties.

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Natural resources, development, schools, traffic

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Charter Home Rule

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We support local policies that ensure that youth receive fair, equitable and rehabilitative treatment within the Juvenile Justice System in Sonoma County. We advocate:

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We support a Living Wage Ordinance designed to help as many covered employees as possible to earn wages at or above the poverty level of Sonoma County.

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We recognize the need for adequate and fair state funding for local schools. Until that goal is reached, we support increased local funding in Sonoma County's kindergarten through grade twelve schools. We support local funding through a combination of bond, parcel tax, sales tax, and/or developer fees subject to review of individual proposals as they are developed.

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We regard provision of an integrated, efficient, multimodal, cost effective public transportation network as an important responsibility of local and regional government. We believe that the true cost of transportation should be made known and that local tax money should be used to reduce traffic congestion without incurring indebtedness. A variety of funding methods are appropriate including general funds, sales tax revenues and private sources such developers' fees. The funds generated should be spent on the most cost effective traffic reduction projects. Among the measures we support are:

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We support policies to ensure that public systems for the treatment and disposal of wastewater and sludge protect public health and the environment. Such systems should be financed equitably and should be designed to be easily modified, expanded, updated.

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We support a General Plan for Santa Rosa which guides the future of the community in a manner which enhances the quality of life for its citizens socially, economically and environmentally. Among the measures we support are:

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We support informed citizen participation in the budget process of Sonoma County and its cities including:

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Support improvement of the quality of urban life

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