Santa Rosa City Council Candidates

Learning more about the potential Santa Rosa City Council appointee is what this is all about.  These are the applicants.
Each name is linked to the City of Santa Rosa’s copy of the applicant’s application.  I’ll add links to any & all background information I can find on each applicant.
If you have information that others may be interested in, please email me:
WITHDRAWN: Cobb, Gilbert F – facebook – linkedin

Spreading Sunshine


The Sunflower Project needs your help!

Original Article by Jo Anne Cohn:

Let’s all plant sunflowers outside!

Sunflowers represent the sun, good health, happiness; all the wishes for Santa Rosa neighborhoods.  What better way to spread good cheer all over town than with a sprinkling of golden yellow?  Wouldn’t it be great if we had sunflowers growing in front of places where we live and work this summer?  I love the idea and hope you do too!  It could bring a smile to each of us as we pass them on the street.  Let’s spend time getting to know each other as we watch our flowers grow.

Join me and my friends in kicking off the Sunflower Project in Santa Rosa!  Let’s spread cheer and community in all parts of Santa Rosa by planting and distributing sunflower seedlings! We’ll need some seeds, some greenhouses to grow some seedlings, some Dixie cups to put them in, and some people to distribute them.  Or for some of us, maybe we’ll just need some sunflower seeds that we can plant them directly into our front yards.

I admit it.  I have no idea how this whole thing is going to work but I’m volunteering to help make it happen.  I’ll be glad to help organize the project but I certainly can’t do it alone.  This is where you all come in!

Help!  It’s going to take a village!

These are some of the things we will need to bring sunshine to all of Santa Rosa:  School class projects and Girl Scouts projects to grow and distribute sunflower seedlings, green house space to cultivate starts, sunflower seeds, little cups to put seedlings in, soil, community garden space and lots more.

We also need your creativity to design an instruction sheet on how to plant the sunflowers and create a distribution plan for seedling.  Maybe you’d like to video the project so others can see how sunflowers are springing up all over sunny Santa Rosa. Whatever time or other resources you have to contribute will be greatly appreciated.

Now is the time to get in touch with me so that we can figure out how we can grow sunflowers throughout Santa Rosa.  Let’s see…my email is and my cell is 707-206-8489.  I think that this will be a fun way to meet our neighbors and build community in Santa Rosa. I know that I can’t do it alone.  It’s going to take a village.  Give me a call so you can be part of the (sunny) village!!!

via Santa Rosa Snippets – January 2013.

Vanity or Polio?

Santa Rosa Mayor Scott Bartley would like to end Polio.

Mayor Scott Bartley wants to end polio...

Mayor Scott Bartley wants to end polio…

Funny, though, that when PressDemocrat readers click this ad, they’re directed to Santa Rosa’s Rotary page which touts Mayor Scott Bartley…

…Rather than the Rotary International “End Polio” campaign page… That’s another click away – if you can find it.  (it’s in the upper right corner of the 5130 page:

Raw Video Files Sonoma County Fair

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The World Yawns as Yammer Signs Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Microsoft

I’m nonplussed.

Dear Yammer Customer,

I am pleased to announce that Yammer has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Microsoft. After the close of the deal, Microsoft will continue to invest in Yammer’s freemium, stand-alone service, and the team will remain under my direction within the Microsoft Office Division. With the backing of Microsoft, our aim is to massively accelerate our vision to change the way work gets done with software that is built for the enterprise and loved by users.

As a Yammer customer, you will continue to get a secure, private social network—delivered with the same focus on simplicity, innovation, and cross-platform experiences. Over time, you’ll see more and more connections to SharePoint, Office365, Dynamics and Skype. Yammer’s expertise in empowering employees, driving adoption, and delivering rapid innovation in the cloud will not only continue to power our stand-alone service, but also anchor the communication and collaboration experiences in Office 365.

You can find more information in this press release and our blog post.


David Sacks

Yammer CEO and Founder

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Solomon, Lawson, that other candidate, and what Obfuscation can do to your credibility…

So, Who Is Stacey Lawson was Paul Andersen.!/pca67

Really wish he had the fortitude to be honest about it from day 1. Time will tell, but I suspect it’ll hurt his personal credibility working for/with future races because he decided to keep it a secret for more "bang". Someone forgot to tell Paul that in the new 21st Century reporting, transparency is also credibility.

I also am skeptical of the timing of his departure from that other lady’s campaign (left the day the domain was purchased)… but what difference does it make? I’m having a hard time remembering her name – a non-candidate.

On balance: Lawson is a wacky spiritual freak who feels that being rich, intelligent and well-connected are enough to buy a campaign. And, sadly (it actually breaks my heart) her supporters all seem to be of the very same ilk. They’re wrong, and the only way that we’ll show them is at the voting booth.

Lastly: Negative mailers have been getting a lot of ink and talk lately. Norman Solomon is right about every word of his mailers… although he needs to fire his [fucking] AWFUL graphic designer – relying on photos of old ladies, pinocchio, Meg Whitman? Seriously… if it makes me think twice, I can only guess there’s a fence-sitting *exodus* of potential Solomon voters happening right now. But they aren’t jumping ship for Lawson (our mystic savior?) – they’ll be voting for Huffman – heir apparent. Disappointed, Norman. You need to make this right, ASAP, or Tuesday is the last day.

Another Year, Another Lesser of all Evils kind of election.

Thursday, May 3, 2012 – Clips

From: Jim Leddy <Jim.Leddy>
Date: Thu, May 3, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Sonoma County pensions to cost millions more
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
By BRETT WILKISON A 42 percent spike in unfunded pension promises could further drive up taxpayer contributions to Sonoma County’s retirement fund, with costs jumping by a third next year and going up by millions more each year through 2017.
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Sonoma County health clinics receive $8 million in federal grants
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
By RANDI ROSSMANN Three Sonoma County health clinics will receive more than $8 million in federal money to build facilities and improve services to uninsured and low-income patients in Sonoma County, including dental aid. Santa Rosa Community Health
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The 62 Page Stacey Lawson HuffPo Works

Published here in addition to the source archive because voters simply deserve to know.  These writings became newsworthy when Stacey and/or her campaign decided they should be hidden or deleted prior to the CA02 election.  I’ve compiled them from the source so that they cannot be additionally “taken down” as so much of her writing has been:
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