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View the latest version (Jan 16, 2018) of City Council Goals & Priorites


January 19, 2021 - City Council Meeting - highlights:

  • Public comment, yup.
  • Bathroom renovated at the Community Center, for $14k.
  • The voluntary Water Upgrades Save Program was authorized.
  • CoMission reported on it's activities. $43k left of $100k. Unclear what we are getting for the dough, questions raised. Staff to evaulate.
  • Council supports Measure B, which raises Transient Occupancy Tax (hotels, rentals).
  • City might get a $335k housing grant from the county. Might.

Read the notes from John Necker.

January 5, 2021 - City Council Meeting - highlights:

  • Sebastopol World Friends will have a virtual Friendship Dinner - Jan 23.
  • Cary Bush and Ted Luthin to remain on the Design Review Board.
  • Conditional use permit approved for an "environmentally friendly" car wash at Benedetti Tire Service.
  • Properties at 726 and 732 Robinson Rd approved to hookup to City water and sewer.

Read the notes from John Necker.


January 1, 2021 - Annual Summary of 2020





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December 15, 2020 - City Council Meeting - highlights:

  • Elizabeth Smith is the next Local Who Made A Difference.
  • Paul Fritz and Beau Anderson appointed to the Planning Commission.
  • Bids solicited for repaving several streets in the City, with $450k available.
  • Sebastopol Inn sold to the County, closing escrow as we speak, will house COVID-vulnerable unsheltered individuals. Will provide other services to occupants as well.

Read the notes from John Necker.

December 1, 2020 - City Council Meeting - highlights:

  • Diana Rich and Neysa Hinton sworn into their seats on the Council, winners in recent election.
  • Una Glass named as Mayor, Sarah Gurney as Vice-Mayor for the next year.
  • Tobacco retailer license fees discussed and adopted.
  • Committee assignments made, with some heat on who gets to be on the very popular Budget Committee.

Read the notes from John Necker.