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2019-03-30Mar 30, 2019

$2 million dollars of Roseland taxpayers’ money should get your attention. On Wednesday April 3, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chambers on Administration Drive the Local Agency Formation Committee (LAFCO) will hold a public “Protest Hearing” to discuss the Roseland Fire Protection District Dissolution. There is still approximately $2 million in funds held by the Fire Protection District based at the Roseland Fire Station on Burbank Ave. since the 1940s. This money could be lost to the city of Santa Rosa without regard to Roseland residents unless people speak out on April 3 or write letters voicing concerns on how the funds should be kept for use in Roseland. The money was raised over the years for the refurbishing or upgrading of the existing fire station. Now with the annexation of all of Roseland completed, the city may get these funds, but they are not obligated to spend the money in Roseland.

2019-02-25Feb 25, 2019
2019-01-30Jan 30, 2019

Authentic Community Engagement has been “deprioritized” in Roseland according to Margaret Van Vliet the current Executive Director of the Sonoma County Community Development Commission (CDC). She informed the Citizens Advisory Committee of the CDC about this decision during the Wednesday Jan 16, 2019 meeting held at 10:00 am. When some questions were asked of CDC staff by the Commissioners about the status of keeping the Commissioners informed about ongoing projects Ms. Van Vliet conceded there were times the staff was not doing well at updating the Commission, let alone the community.

2019-01-02Jan 2, 2019

Five years after the killing of Andy Lopez, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved a $3 million settlement with Lopez's family. Is it a step towards community healing for the family?

2018-12-21Dec 21, 2018

New things can be an uplifting experience for to carry you into the New Year. Here is an example of a positive change occurring in Roseland. The Community Club of Roseland is the new name for the Roseland Parents Club which has been meeting in Roseland for a few years now. This was announced at a Dec 11, 2018 community health training by Ms. Chelene Lopez, the manager of Health Promotion at the St. Joseph Health organization in Santa Rosa.Read on for so many more new events and projects in Roseland.

2018-11-30Nov 30, 2018

Merry Christmas and Feliz Navidad to all the residents of Roseland and readers of Roseland Review. This column will be addressing both Christmas wishes, and Thanks giving for the things we have been blessed with in 2018. 

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