Natalie Rogers Leads in Santa Rosa's District 7 City Council Race (Aired: November 20, 2020)
Leading the race in Santa Rosa’s District 7 is marriage and family therapist, Natalie Rogers. Rogers is still waiting until the election is certified before celebrating results, but in all likelihood, she will be joining the Santa Rosa City Council in January. KRCB News Director Adia White recently spoke with her, first asking what her priorities are.
Tenants' Rights Organizers Say Current Eviction Protections Aren’t Enough (Aired: November 18, 2020)
Local tenants' rights organizers say that current county protections against evictions are no longer enough. Sonoma County law allows for evictions to proceed if they are not related to pandemic related financial hardship. But advocates say some landlords are finding loopholes. KRCB’s Adia White spoke with Beatrice Camacho, an organizer with the North Bay Organizing Project, to learn more. (Image: Beatrice Camacho, Tenants' Rights Organizer with the North Bay Organzing Project. Credit: North Bay Organizing Project)
Mobile Support Teams May Offer An Alternative To Calling the Police
On Tuesday, November 10, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved $5.5 million to expand the behavioral health crisis Mobile Support Team. With the additional funding, the team is now considering responding to some crises without assistance from law enforcement. It will also now service additional areas in North County. KRCB’s Adia White recently spoke with Karin Sellite, Client Care Manager for the Mobile Support Team, to learn more. In part two of this story, KRCB's Adia White looks at one of the longest-running mobile crisis-intervention programs in the nation to learn more about how the model could work in Sonoma County. She spoke with Ben Adam Climer, a program consultant for Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets (CAHOOTS), which was founded in Eugene, Oregon in 1989. This story was supported by the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems. More information at solutionsjournalism.org.
Meet District One’s Newly Elected City Council Member (Aired: November 13, 2020)
This week we’ve been talking with the new representatives elected to city council. One of them is businessman Eddie Alvarez who will be the first representative for District 1 and the second Latino council member. KRCB News Director recently spoke with Alvarez to learn more about his priorities.
(Image: Businessman and new councilmember Eddie Alvarez. Credit: City of Santa Rosa)
Measure P Proponents Celebrate Election Results (Aired: November 6, 2020)
While the election won’t officially be certified until December, preliminary results have come in for Sonoma County and show Measure P has passed. It will give more funding to the County's law enforcement watchdog agency - called the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach, or IOLERO. To learn more about what the passage of this measure means, KRCB News Director Adia White spoke with former IOLERO director and Measure P proponent, Jerry Threet yesterday.
Sonoma County Still Counting Mail-in Ballots (Aired: November 5, 2020)
Sonoma County is nearing record voter turnout this election. County officials are still processing thousands of mail-in ballots and tallying the total number of voters. To learn more, KRCB News Director, Adia White, spoke with Deva Marie Proto, Sonoma County clerk, recorder, assessor, and registrar of voters. The first thing White asked was how things looked on election night for in-person voting facilities. (Photo: The Sonoma County Registrar of voters on election day - Adia White)