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kaaustin commented on A long skinny rescue tale

Oh I am so heart broken to read about this situation. Thank goodness for those kind hearts that rescued these darlings. As a life long dachshund owner I'm particularly sad at the thought of these loving creatures in that horrid situation. If I was still in Sebastopol I'd offer to foster b…

It is possible to change the length of time that folks can park on Morris. It's been done in other locations in town. Designate the parking to a specific time such as 2 hours or 4 hours. Then you can ticket and tow. That would apply to all vehicle types.

Thank you Kenyon for all the years of work you did on behalf of the city, As has been noted not everyone understood your role, or the laws of the city and you came under some unfair criticism. But through it all you maintained your composure and professionalism. I truly appreciated that s…

Thank you Director Horn. I agree with you that the Board should revise the RFP to include any use for the property and they should commence to close down and give the appropriate notice to all. It is a shame but the hospital situation is not unique to Sonoma County. Small local hospitals hav…

Oh for goodness sake people, calm down! This will be a beautiful installation from a world class artist. Honestly can nothing be done in Sebastopol anymore without folks complaining to high heavens! Thanks David Abbott.

I wish to caution folks on unintended consequences if they look towards rent control. As someone who's designed many rental units for developers and nonprofits. The issue is if you are to control rents there is no longer an incentive to develop new apartments. So unfortunately there would be…

Thank you Patrick for your thoughtful and comprehensive letter. Change is so difficult for people. But change happens and the key is to design it in a way that meets the needs of the community and respects the community. This is what you're attempting to do and I applaud you for it.

So sorry to hear of Mark's passing. My heart goes out to all that loved him. I met Mark in the early 90's having served with him on the Sebastopol Planning Commission. What a kind, thoughtful and compassionate man he was. Mark always greeted me with a smile. The hardware store was and is my …