Other candidates for the appointment included former Councilmember Dawna Gallagher and former City Manager Carl Leivo.
Congratulations to Mr. Rogers for being willing to serve his hometown of Rohnert Park and all of Sonoma County in this little understood, but nonetheless important position.
We need fresh faces and ideas to find creative solutions for our common challenges. The divestiture debacle is only one of far too many issues where the County of Sonoma has failed to cooperate with other public entities and the general public in order to find workable solutions for problems we all face. Instead, failure to timely engage with those needed to help has led to problems becoming worse, thus creating the current atmosphere of disillusionment and mistrust.
Let’s hope that this appointment by the Rohnert Park City Council to the LTF, which reports to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, will help lead to meaningful changes for the better regarding important solid waste management issues confronting us all.