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Governance Study Report Draft Available for Community Input! 

The DRAFT Governance Study is available for community input.

The Third Community Workshop took place on January 27, 2024 at Guerneville School. A summary of the meeting and an audio recording are available here. Please offer your input for incorporation in the final report by Friday March 1 at  district5@sonoma-county.org.

About the Study

The Governance Study seeks to improve government services in the Lower Russian River region. The Study will finish up in January 2024 and result in recommendations for improving local, "city-level" services throughout the Lower Russian River region. Recommendations will be based on an analysis of funding and governance strategies matched with community input on service gaps and needs. 

Through public workshops, stakeholder meetings, and online tools, the community will be asked to identify unmet needs, gaps in existing services, and potential new services. The community will have a chance to review current revenue spending and governance tools to understand such questions as "where are TOT* revenues spent?"  

The Office of Supervisor Lynda Hopkins (District 5) is managing the Study with technical and outreach support from Blue Sky Consulting Group based in Oakland, California.

For more information, contact the Office of Supervisor Hopkins at district5@sonoma-county.org

* TOT: Transient Occupancy Tax, the tax charged on hotel, motel, vacation rental & camping rates.