February 14, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Santa Rosa is moving forward in a formal appeal over new rules regulating the discharge of treated wastewater from its Laguna Wastewater Treatment Plant, arguing that guidelines issued last November could undermine existing efforts to recycle the vast majority of treated waste for agriculture and electricity and ultimately lead to higher ratepayer costs.
January 24, 2014
It’s been a bit of a rough couple of weeks for business, jobs and the economy in Sonoma County.
First and foremost were news reports that the largest and most successful organic food producer in the North Bay, Amy’s Kitchen, was dropping plans to build an additional production facility in Santa Rosa that could employ 800 people. City leaders could not find a way to keep them at home.
Not to be outdone by the city of Santa Rosa, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors appears poised to hand construction unions a gift while giving the stiff arm to local independent, often small family companies that represent the vast majority of the building industry.
December 2, 2013
SANTA ROSA — The two-story Person Senior Wing is a compatible addition to the Finley Community Center located at 2060 W. College Ave.
August 12, 2013
Redwood Credit Union updated its mobile banking apps to deposit checks. …
San Rafael-based automotive and heavy-duty aftermarket parts business mergers-and-acquisition firm Marx Group Advisors launched a new website. …
The rating for the city of Santa Rosa Utilities Department wastewater system revenue bond was upgraded. …
Santa Rosa-based Farrow Commercial Construction completed a prototype residential suite hotel for Hyatt. …
Santa Rosa Junior College Strategic Planning Task Force seeks community input on its planning process. …
St. Helena Hospital received top honors for surgery safety and outcomes in the recent Consumer Reports rating of U.S. hospitals. …
The new Farmshop Restaurant opened for weekend lunch at Marin Country Mart. …
August 5, 2013
The governing board that will oversee the first operating year of a renewable energy-focused public power agency in Sonoma County took shape last Thursday, as the agency’s joint powers authority grew to include the cities that recently voted to allow the agency to offer power to its residents and businesses.
July 9, 2013
SANTA ROSA — After months of debate concerning Santa Rosa’s say in the governance of a renewable energy-focused public power agency under development in Sonoma County, representatives of the county’s largest city voted Tuesday to become the latest municipality to allow the agency to serve its residents and businesses.
May 27, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Packaged vegetarian foods maker Amy’s Kitchen plans to come up with a new recipe in coming months for a major production expansion after learning that its original idea would cost about $31 million just for supplying the new plant with water and treating what goes down the drain.
May 6, 2013
Allen Wine Group, LLP, a Calistoga-based wine industry business advisory service and CPA firm, now offers bookkeeping services. …
Nine Marin County communities recently qualified for national “Green Power Community” recognition by the Environmental Protection Agency due to the countywide switch to renewable electric service from Marin Clean Energy. …
Rohnert Park-based sheet metal engineering and fabricator ASM Precision, Inc., purchased and installed a new AMADA EMLK 3610NT punch and laser combination machine. …
Zap Jonway Automobile (ZAAP), manufacturer of electric vehicles and other new energy vehicles with operations in Santa Rosa and China, is exhibiting at the 15th International Shanghai Automobile & Manufacturing Technology Exhibition. …
The city of Santa Rosa earned the highest achievement for its economic development programming — the Award of Excellence — from the California Association of Local Economic Development. …
Healdsburg’s SHED, a multifaceted market, café, coffee bar, fermentation bar and “modern Grange” event center is now open to the public. …
February 11, 2013
The battle between local and state governments over redevelopment funds earmarked for construction projects is intensifying as Santa Rosa, Petaluma and the county of Sonoma take legal action after state finance officials repeatedly rejected claims that the funds are legitimately committed to projects in advanced stages of progress.
December 31, 2012
SANTA ROSA — A dispute between state government money managers and the city of Santa Rosa over millions of dollars in redevelopment money, part of which the city deems necessary in coming months to kick-start a large Railroad Square transit-oriented project, escalated in the closing days of the year, as the city joined a growing number of local governments statewide not in a hurry to comply.
November 5, 2012
SANTA ROSA — As a 13-year project to transform the historic yet vacant cannery area around a planned downtown commuter-train station reaches a critical point to start construction next year or lose critical funding, the city of Santa Rosa plans to plead its case in Sacramento later this month for the release of redevelopment funds considered key to starting the $200 million-plus project.
September 21, 2012
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced more than $700,000 in grants to eight North Bay housing and low-income assistance programs, money that will help hire new staff and support various support services for HUD-assisted families.
Local recipients were Housing Authority of the county of Marin, Napa Housing Authority, Sonoma County Community Development Commission, Vallejo Housing Authority, the city of Santa Rosa and Lake County Housing Commission.
July 27, 2012
SANTA ROSA — The U.S. Justice Department today said it reached a settlement in a lawsuit against the city of Santa Rosa and La Esplanada Unit 1 Owners’ Association over allegations of Fair Housing Act violations.
July 25, 2012
On July 12 the Santa Rosa Planning Commission voted 6-1 to approve redevelopment of the vacant Gottschalks store at Coddingtown regional mall in Santa RosaI as a single-story Target department store. Questions about the number of planned part-time vs. full-time jobs brought the matter back to the commission twice after initial approval in June.
Take this week’s NBBJ Pulse Poll: Was the Santa Rosa Planning Commission correct in approving the Target store project in Coddingtown over opponents’ contentions about employee wages and benefits?
May 5, 2012
SANTA ROSA — State regulators are cracking down on contractors trying to cut corners on employment and licensing law to win jobs amid the steep contraction in the building industry in the past six years, while local governments increasingly have been actively looking for ways to speed projects that will revive the economy and tax base, according to experts set to speak at the Business Journal’s 2012 Construction Conference next week.
January 2, 2012
At the Business Journal’s Impact Sonoma conference last October, Santa Rosa Vice Mayor and supervisorial candidate John Sawyer said the city’s is gauging progress on reforming permitting processes by the declining number of applicants at the counter who exclaim in frustration”You have got to be kidding?” Mr. Sawyer ran through a litany of overly picky [...]
December 19, 2011
SANTA ROSA — As part of a wide-ranging review of zoning and permitting policies to spur business growth, the city of Santa Rosa plans to try same-day permitting for simple commercial tenant improvements, possibly shortening a process that can take weeks.
December 5, 2011
Welcome to the Business Journal’s sixth annual Top Projects competition recognizing 11 exceptional contributions to the North Bay’s built environment. Read about what makes each remarkable in 2011.
December 5, 2011
Since the $2.5 million adaptive-reuse painstaking transformation a 120-year-old historic horse stable into a high-tech community center was completed in March, DeTurk Round Barn in west Santa Rosa has accommodated weddings and receptions, birthday parties, business and group meetings, workshops and special events almost once a week, and a number of holiday parties are lined up through the end of this year.
July 29, 2011
The city of Santa Rosa is conducting an online survey of local businesses. Companies small and large are encouraged to log on and give their feedback. Responses will help the city to better understand business challenges, needs and opportunities.
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