Join Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Rogers for an in-depth look into the most pressing issues facing Sonoma County. With a Master’s in Public Administration and over a decade working on legislation, Chris will help provide context and background for items of local interest, helping to better inform and involve the public in the decisions being made across Sonoma County. Catch Mondays With The Mayor live 12:30 pm-1 pm on KSRO every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month! Plus hear past episodes below.
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Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Rogers talks about all the good things that have happened in 2021 in the midst of another year of Covid. Those include how communities are moving forward on climate policy, passing groundwater sustainability
Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Rogers talks with Logan Pitts, a committee member working on refreshing Santa Rosa’s city charter. A charter could be compared to the function of the Constitution of the United States – it is
Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Rogers talks with California Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry about broadband legislation to provide internet access for everyone in the state. In the second segment, Mayor Rogers talks with Ed Sheffield, Chair of the Independent
Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Rogers talks with Michelle Marques about two big issues that have come before the Santa Rosa City Council: rules surrounding short term vacation rentals, and the new crisis response team called inRESPONSE, which
Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Rogers talks with Herman G. Hernandez, consultant for the County of Sonoma. Chris and Herman chat about the redistricting process which happens every 10 years after new census numbers come out. The redistricting
Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Rogers talks with Jesús Guzmán, Director of Community Service for Corazon Healdsburg about a Universal Basic Income pilot program, aimed at helping the poorest in our community. In the second segment, Mayor Rogers
Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Rogers talks with Joey Hejnowicz, Administrative Analyst at the City of Santa Rosa, to talk about the new rules about single use plastics taking effect in January 2022, as well as the entire
Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Rogers talks with Glyn Milburn, Director of Government Affairs at Ygrene. Chris and Glyn talk about various bills in the California legislature looking to make their way to Governor Newsom’s desk. These include
Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Rogers talks with News Director Michelle Marques about two pools of funds that the city council will allocate: the PG&E Settlement from the 2017 fires, and the American Rescue Plan. This program is
Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Rogers talks with Crystal Crawford, Vice President of Program Development and Oversight at Ygrene. Chris and Crystal talk about their respective experiences with Public Safety Power Shutoffs as well as the different methods
Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Rogers talks with Colin Thomas, CEO of Thomas Family Bike Tours and local owner of Pedego Electric Bikes Santa Rosa. Chris and Colin talk about the different ways cyclists use bike paths around
Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Rogers talks with Emily Ramey, Director of Commercial Business Development at Ygrene. Chris and Emily talk about the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), affordable financing that allows property owners to pay for
Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Rogers talks with Rohnert Park Mayor Gerard Giudice about fireworks in the Friendly City and what the process was for getting the issue on the ballot in the upcoming special election. Mayor Rogers
Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Rogers talks with Peter Martin, Deputy Director of Water Resources for Santa Rosa Water about the drought declaration and how Santa Rosa Water helps residents and businesses manage water use. You can learn
Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Rogers talks with SSU Political Science Professor Dr. Dave McCuan about the various recalls happening in California, from the recall campaign against Windsor’s Mayor to the recall effort against Governor Gavin Newsom. How
Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Rogers talks with Dr. Michele Rogers, who besides being Chris’ mom, is also the Executive Director of the Early Learning Institute. April is the Month of the Young Child, and Chris and Dr.
Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Rogers talks with KSRO News Director Michelle Marques about the ways we can support survivors of sexual assault. Joining the conversation is Christine Castillo, Executive Director of Verity and Hanna Allen, Intervention Manager
Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Rogers talks with Bob Borowicz, the current operator of the Bennett Valley Golf Course, for a bit of a deep dive on the future of the course – how much it is being
Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Rogers talks with KSRO News Director Michelle Marques and Santa Rosa Assistant Fire Marshall Paul Lowenthal about the city’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan. The 5-year plan was approved in September 2020 and includes
Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Rogers talks with Suzanne Smith, Executive Director of the Regional Climate Protection Authority, about the RCPA’s “Climate Mobilization Strategy” and we take a look at where our County sits in regards to its