The Sonoma County Economic Forum, sponsored by the California Stewardship Network, was the presentation at the March 7, 2012, General Membership Meeting. Information taken from that meeting will be used at the California Economic Summit in Santa Clara, on May 11, 2012.
There is a flurry of work being done by different groups on the economic challenges in California and some bold ideas and solutions. Here are a few of the recent studies and ongoing initiatives.
<a href=”http://http://caforward.3cdn.net/6af3a7053db0ed8483_fum6baa9z.pdf” title=”California Structural Reforms”></a>California Forward
Team Jesse Foundation
For The Families of the Fallen
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011, 5PM – 8PM
Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Hall
1351 Maple Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA
- Tickets at Door
- Adults $15
- Children $5
All profits from this event provide education and support for families of fallen soldiers in honor of Santa Rosa’s hero SSG Jesse Williams.
Learn more about The Ride event or donate at www.teamjesse.org/ride
Brad Bollinger writes an editorial after the March GMM what did you think?commentary-cities-cry-foul-over-gov-browns-funding-shell-game
March 2nd, 2011 09:20am
From this morning’s Sonoma County Alliance meeting: Local officials discuss proposed redevelopment cuts
By Business Journal Staff Report
The following are quick takes via the Business Journal’s Twitter feed (twitter.com/NBBJ) from this morning’s discussion on Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to cut redevelopment agency funding for cities and counties.
Jake Ours Santa Rosa Vice Mayor, David Mickaelian Asst. City Manager Healdsburg and Merritt Sher Founder Hotel Healdsburg
Dispatches by Business Journal editorial staff
NBBJ Official: State may try to claw back redelopment funds for three years.
yesterday · reply
NBBJ More from SCA: without redevelopment funds projects in Healdsburg will go away
NBBJ Healdsburg official: Without redevelopment, Hotel Healdsburg may not have happened.
9:27 a.m.: Santa Rosa Councilman Jake Ours this morning at SCA: Gov. Brown move to end redevelopment “shell” game to move money to courts, Medicaid.
8:26 a.m.: Official: State may try to claw back redevelopment funds for three years.
8:24 a.m.: Ours: “It’s a straight steal” — Brown proposal to end redevelopment.
8:20 a.m.: Jake Ours, Santa Rosa city council: “future of redevelopment is bleak.”
8:08 a.m.: Healdsburg official: Without redevelopment, Hotel Healdsburg may not have happened.
8:05 a.m.: More from SCA: without redevelopment funds projects in Healdsburg will go away
8:01 a.m.: From Sonoma County Alliance this morning on redevelopment: $21 million for Healdsburg
Another great blog from a member Mary Luttrell dealing with business issues called, “Practical inspirations for leaders.”
One of our members publishes a blog you should check out!
Let us know what others blogs you follow!
Whine Country Politics.
Here we go! The new SCA blog, time to comment or chime in on the issues we are all talking about. This is a place for information, opinion and new ideas. We hope the SCA website becomes a resource for your business, the place to check in when you only have a few minutes to get caught
So 2011 starts and SCA members have been very clear the message and goal right now is positive cooperation in the County to fix problems and help business thrive and add jobs. All groups sharing a table and checking, as Supervisor Zane mentioned in a meeting she put together, “check your ax at the door”. Not interested in the fight we have no time for it.
What issues should SCA be talking about, where should we be that you have not seen us?