We provide local news updates on The North Bay Report Tuesday-Friday at 6:45, 8:45 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. on KRCB radio 91 and 90.9. Here's our North Bay Report episode for Friday, July 17. Subscribe to The North Bay Report podcast to listen on the go.   
 
The filing period for four seats on the Santa Rosa City Council opened on Monday. Two years ago, the city first used district-based, rather than at-large elections to fill seats in even-numbered districts. Now it's the turn of odd districts to elect representatives.

The Sonoma County League of Women Voters hosted a webinar on how to run for office Wednesday. In this excerpt, Debbie McKay, president of the league, talks with Lee Pierce, Santa Rosa’s first Black city council member, who served from 2004 to 2008. Pierce starts by describing what motivated him to run for office.     

 
 
 
The filing deadline for running for Santa Rosa City Council closes August 7th at 5 p.m. 
 
 
 
 

Escuchando a Roseland

  • September 02, 2020

    Could Strong DAs Be a Solution to Police Accountability?

    Editor's Note: Solutions Journalism is a way of looking at problems and issues with an eye toward uncovering and explaining ways that communities have moved toward solving those problems. Find out more here. Driven by community input, our current work is focused on the November 3 election. A key…
  • August 18, 2020

    Make Your Voice Count! Community Meeting Sept. 9, 7:00 pm

    In cooperation with Community Action Partnership, Sonoma County; the League of Women Voters, Sonoma County; and Los Cien; Northern California Public Media is helping lead a virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, September 9 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm for voters to let candidates for Santa Rosa City Council…
  • August 17, 2020

    Vox Video on Changing Approaches to Election Coverage

    In July, Northern California Public Media had the chance to attend a workshop on how journalists are abandoning "horse race" election coverage (Who's Up? Who's Down?) in favor of a more nuanced approach to elections that talks about what the community wants the candidates to be addressing and how…
  • vote wallpaper flare credit
    July 22, 2020

    Lawyer in Voting Rights Cases Faces Death Threats

    News director Steve Mencher spoke with Malibu lawyer Kevin Shenkman this spring about his work convincing localities in California to move to district-based rather than at-large elections. He cites the California Voting Rights Act as the basis for his lawsuits, which he generally wins. Because of…
  • July 22, 2020

    Cómo postularse para ocupar un cargo para el consejo municipal en su ciudad o pueblo

    Este video explica cómo postularse para ocupar un cargo de ayuntamiento. Según la ciudad de Santa Rosa, "El período de nominación de candidatos para las elecciones del Consejo de la Ciudad de Santa Rosa del 3 de noviembre de 2020 para los distritos 1, 3, 5 y 7 es del 13 de julio de 2020 al 7 de…
  • Default Image
    February 19, 2020

    Escuchando a Roseland/Listening to Roseland

    Escuchando a Roseland En 2020, por primera vez, los residentes del barrio Roseland en Santa Rosa tendrán la oportunidad de votar por un miembro del consejo de la ciudad. La elección en el primer distrito, que también incluye el vecindario de South Park, sería caótica, con docenas de candidatos ya…

NorCal News

Northern California
Public Media Newsletter

Get the latest updates on programs and events.