Category: Issues

Feb 26

Candidate John Mutz Speaks to Club about Changing the Law Enforcement Culture of the Sheriff’s Office

At the club’s meeting on February 22nd, John Mutz told the Windsor Democrats that he believes the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office needs to change its culture. He said that law enforcement today is generally is rooted in a status quo that has negative impacts not only on citizens but also on the officers themselves. Mutz, …

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Oct 28

Mark Essick Makes His Case for Sheriff to the Windsor Democratic Club

Mark Essick, one of four candidates running for Sonoma County Sheriff, says that his experience and goals for the Sheriff’s department make him the best choice. In his presentation to the Windsor Democratic Club on Thursday, October 26th, he made the case for his election . Captain Essick, whose appearance was first in a series …

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Sep 30

Tenant’s Rights Attorney Speaks at Windsor Democratic Club

Making the case that substandard housing is a public health issue, long-time tenant’s rights attorney Edie Sussman advocated for rent control and just cause eviction in her presentation to the Windsor Democratic Club on September 28. She noted that substandard living conditions can often lead to respiratory conditions, including asthma, and other health issues, which …

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Mar 24

Deb Fudge Speaks to the Windsor/North County Democrats

At a March 23 meeting presided over by club president Rick Massell, Windsor Mayor Deb Fudge touched on a variety of topics during her presentation. She began by discussing the reaction to the United Community Resolution passed by the Town Council at its March 1 meeting. Similar in intent to a sanctuary city declaration, the …

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Aug 28

SMART train update by Councilmember Deb Fudge

On August 25, Deb Fudge, a board member since 2005 of the Sonoma-Marin Rail Transit (SMART) system, gave an update on that system to the Windsor/North County Democratic Club. Ms. Fudge was first elected to the Windsor Town Council in 1996 and is running for another term in this November’s election. SMART is currently expected …

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Aug 06

Report on the July 28th Community Forum on the Healdsburg Growth Management Ordinance

 On July 28th, the Windsor/North County Democratic Club sponsored a community forum on Healdsburg’s November ballot measure to amend the current Growth Management Ordinance. More than one hundred people attended the forum, held at the Villa Chanticleer Annex in Healdsburg. The Growth Management Ordinance that is now in place limits on the construction of dwelling …

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May 01

Report on Supervisor Gore’s presentation to the Windsor Democratic Club

At the April 28th meeting of the Windsor Democratic Club, Sonoma County Fourth District Supervisor James Gore candidly addressed many of the pressing issues confronting our community. An animated, engaging Gore shared his perspective and approaches when considering the complex and at times divisive challenges presented to the board for consideration and action. With regard …

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Jan 30

Report on the January 28th meeting with Assemblyperson Jim Wood

by Barry Hirsch District 2 Assemblymember Jim Wood was the featured speaker at the January 28th meeting of the Windsor Democratic Club. Mr. Wood was elected in 2014 to represent California’s 2nd Assembly District, which includes all of Del Norte, Trinity, Humboldt, and Mendocino counties, as well as northern and coastal Sonoma County. In Sacramento, …

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Nov 12

Russian River documentary – November 12 and 19

On Thursday, November 12, and Thursday, November 19, at 8 p.m., KRCB (channel 22 on Comcast) will be showing a two-part documentary that explores the diverse forces which have come to shape one of California’s iconic rivers—The Russian River—forces which also impact rivers and watersheds throughout the world. The documentary examines how the Russian River has …

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Oct 24

Report on the Russian Riverkeeper presentation on October 22

At the October 22nd meeting, Bob Legge, the Policy and Outreach Coordinator for the Russian Riverkeeper organization, gave a presentation on what his organization is doing to protect the Russian River. Mr. Legge outlined some of the major threats to the river, the source of drinking water for 600,000 Marin and Sonoma County residents. With …

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