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[whitespace] At the Polls

Here are select endorsements:

Santa Rosa City Council

The pro-growth slate--Sharon Wright (the Queen of Exclusionary Public Process), Mike Martini, Jane Bender, and Bruce Codding--won't build a healthy business environment in a city that is seen as openly hostile to new small businesses needed for the revitalization of the downtown. Vote for Noreen Evans, Carol Dean, Susan Gorin, and Rick Meechan.

Petaluma City Council

After the bad old days of late Mayor Patti Hilligoss--remember Poison Patti?--an environmentally conscious majority gained control of city hall and helped usher in the UGB and challenge the county's $140 million water expansion plan. Now two of the council's champions--Jane Hamilton and David Keller--are bowing out of public service. Vote for Pamela Torliatt, David Glass, and Jim Mobley.

Rohnert Park City Council

Big expansion plans dominate a small city with a feisty political past. Vote for Jake Mackenzie, Shawn Kilat, and Paul Stutrud.

Cotati City Council

Talk about a contentious political climate. Vote for Janet Orchard, Janet Kurvers, and Will McAfee.

Sebastopol City Council

Only one incumbent up for re-election--Kathy Austin--but lots of green issues on the agenda. Vote for Craig Litwin and Sam Spooner.

Windsor Town Council

Recall fever has subsided, but there's no shortage of dicey growth issues. Vote for Debora Fudge and Bill Patterson.

Sonoma City Council

Jim Ghilotti, the construction magnate who helped bankroll last spring's failed transit-tax measure, is running for office. Vote for Joseph Costello and just about anyone else.

Measure I: Rural Heritage Initiative--Yes.

Measure M: Healdsburg Growth

Management Ordinance--Yes.

Measure N: Rohnert Park UGB--Yes.

Measure S: Sonoma UGB--Yes.

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From the October 26-November 1, 2000 issue of the Northern California Bohemian.

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