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lO 8LI[!!!! I!!!1] 0 $1 at the newsstand Eagles clai m championship Page 9 9 "*''**''*'*'''***''*'**" ORIGIN SMALL TOWN PAPERS 927 W RAILROAD AVE SHELTON WA g8584-3847 NIXED ~OC 940 1096 00-00-0000 Illiiilhl,l,l,lllial,illiil,llh,ii,h,tlmh,ilhh,i, j4~, , Visit www.cloverdalereveille.com for daily updates on local news and views Our 140th year, Number 12 Cloverdale, California March 21, 2019 |i Planning commission to review ordinance for School board votes 3-2 in recommendations; council favor of eliminating to review in-limbo permits multiple teaching positions By Strickland By Strickland Reveille Editor Reveille Editor zoe@sonomawest.com zoe@sonomawest.com It was a quiet meeting for On March 13, the Cloverdale cannabis last Wednesday, March Unified School District Board of 13, when the Cloverdale City Trustees voted to eliminate three Council revisited the cannabis ordi- full-time positions from the district. nance. While three positions will be During the March 13 meeting, removed, only one pink slip will be the council was tasked with decid- sent out. This issue was initially ing whether to make more amend- brought to the board last month, ments to the ordinance or send it when Superintendent Jeremy off to the planning commission for Decker presented board members review. Ultimately the council with potential options for staffing decided to not make amendments to changes. the ordinance that was brought "(My recommendations) are only back, and to send it off to the plan- Photo Strickland in there because you have to have ning commission for recommenda- CAREER CURIOSITIES -- Washington School held its inaugural career fair last week, and community members filed recommendations. Today what I'm tions, in to a Citrus Fair exhibit hall to talk to students about their careers. Included in attendance were representatives from presenting are options to the board Councilmember Mary Ann the Cloverdale Police Department, Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, Cloverdale Regional Library, the Reveille and and not my recommendations, Brigham recused herself from themore. To view more photos from the event, visit cloverdalereveille.com, essentially," said Decker before discussion, since she has a dispen- presenting the school board with a sary permit in limbo, list of possible options for address- The council has reviewed the m . ing the decline in student enroll- ordinance multiple times over the merit. "While obviously reduction past six months, shifting their in staff affects the budget, these are points of view when it comes to zon- only being considered due to a ing and setback amount. Though in Six student-run vendors will be the CHS Maker Space. decline in enrollment -- there are past meetings the council discussed Second annual CHS FOOd selling food at the festival, each spe- The class aims to give students other times when you talk about not allowing dispensaries in transit- reductions in staff because of a bud- oriented district (TOD) or down-Festival highlights student cializing in something a little differ- real-world knowledge of both busi- ent. A Little Taste of Italy will be ness planning, finance and market- get crisis. The only reason this is town zoned areas, the ordinance vendors on March 30 selling chicken parmesan and ing, and most students expressed being brought up is because of our now allows dispensaries in both. chocolate mousse; DNK Food Co.having to fanagle their recipes and decline in enrollment." The council previously recommend- By Strickland will be making teriyaki beef stir-fry initial plans to fit within their bud- Following enrollment increases ed that the ordinance be sent to the Reveille Editor with an option of fresh-squeezed getary limitations, in 2016, 2017 and 2018, the district planning commission on Nov. 13, zoe@sonomawest.com lemonade or orange juice; A&R's "Putting (everything) togetherexperienced a 65 student enroll- but brought it back to the council Fettuccine will be serving broccoli was hard because we had to figure ment drop for the 2018-19 year. so that the newer council members On March 30, community mem- fettuccine alfredo with garlic bread; out the prices and how much itWhile the resolutions don't spell (Councilmembers Marta Cruz and bers will have the opportunity to Pizza Pals will be serving home- would be to make the whole dish," out who will specifically be cut, or Jason Turner) would have the support local high school students made pizza and freshly-squeezed said Roxanna Jimenez, of A&R'swhere certain cuts will be made, opportunity to weigh in on the pro- tlirough a food festival, lemonade; Coco's will be the only Fettuccine. "We also had to figure they are as follows: eliminate the posed changes. A group of Cloverdale High solely dessert vendor at the festival, out the quantity that we wanted to equivalent of 1.0 full-time employee While the council unanimously School (CHS) students are putting offering cake pops, Irish chocolate make. It was a whole lot of math, (FTE) elementary teaching services voted to send the ordinance off to from grades K-3; eliminate the the planning commission without together the second annual CHS potato cupcakes and coffee cake; and we had a bunch of Google Food Festival. The students, who Tacolishes will be serving steak sheets we had to fill out." equivalent of 12 FTE resource spe- any additional changes (see are in CHS' farm to table and busi- tacos with chips and either horchata When deciding what to offer dur- cialist/education specialist teaching "Cannabis ordinance revisit by ness classes have been putting their or water. Some vendors will also be ing the festival, the group took into services from grades K-4; eliminate council" Nov. 15, page 1, for a recap cooking and business skills to the selling handmade serving trays, the equivalent of 0.4 FTE resource specialist/education specialist from of the Jan. 23 cannabis discussion), test as they prepare for the event, which were crafted by students in See Students Page 8 Mayor Melanie Bagby spoke about grades 9-12; eliminate the equiva- her continued reservations regard- lent of 0.6 FTE intervention instruc- ing allowing dispensaries in the tional services from grades 9-12. TOD zoned areas, a year Though Decker framed the deci- "I still believe that dispensary sion as being about the decline in use in a TOD is inappropriate We student enrollment, the enrollment have not been fair, we have not impact on the budget specifically been clear with what is consistent was a continued point of discussion with transit-oriented development between both the board of trustees so that we position ourselves to and those who voiced their opinion take advantage of grant money that during public comment. might be available if we plan cor- The budget has been a continued rectly for SMART," Bagby said. point of discussion because the dis- "That's my main issue -- this is a trict is operating at an operational failure to plan on our part, and loss. According to the district's sec- even though I know I'm in the ond interim check-in for the multi- minority here, I don't think that year budget plan, there is an antici- that type of business is consistent pating $448,131 operational loss for with what we're going to end up the 2018-19 school year, $358,060 loss with in the TOD. I could be wrong, for the2019-20 school year and a but I don't think I am. $424,997 loss for the 2020-21 school "I also am concerned with any year. business that is going to be at the "My feeling is, we could imple- gateway of our downtown at Citrus Photo provided ment this recommendation with Fair should be forced to meet cer- only one pink slip. As difficult as taln development requirements, ALL THAT JAZZ -- Pictured from left: Tony Davids, trombone; Justin Ciechoski, drums; Hannes de Kassian, guitar; Paul and I haven't seen that from the Schneider, trumpet and vocals; Dave Garland, keyboards; Ubi Whitaker, bass. Not pictured: Fred Lamberson, saxophones, that is, that puts us on much stronger financial ground than we applicant," she continued. "I have currently are at the moment," said some serious concerns about that Local jazz band celebrating one-year anniversary at Cloverdale Ale this weekend trustee Eric Higginbotham. "I'm and I think that needs to be dis- married to a teacher and have the cussed on a zoning district basis. I By Zoii Strickland noticed the heavy art presence in nature of the group and the music greatest respect for teachers -- but think (a downtown area plan) needs Reveille Editor town and wanted to be a part of it. they play. our position is to think in terms of to be discussed I think this piece- zoe@sonomawest.com "I long had this wish to have a "We play a lot of different styles the district as a whole." meal approach has been a disad- very flexible, jazz-focused band in of music -- like Miles and Monk"What floored me is that we lost vantage to our community and I Cloverdale jazz band Big Blue which we'd have people who could meet Maceo and Meters -- it's kind 65 students. It's our fiscal responsi- would just like to see us move in a House is celebrating a year of being play classic, swing, cool jazz," of like mini rooms in a big oldbility to not be overspending -- more methodically planned, orga- together, and a year of playing Schneider said. "But also wasn't house, but all this music comes out that's $700-something thousand dol- nized fashion moving forward." Cloverdale Ale Co.'s jazz Thursdays. afraid or unwilling to play the more of the blues," Schneider said. lars that we based this year on, Bringing zoning areas back to The group, which formed in March electric, funkified stuff." For Schneider, the group is spe- which isn't there," said trustee the table has been a continued 2018, has been playing primarily at While walking through town, cial because of its devotion toPreston Addison. "Fiscally we can't point of discussion for the council Cloverdale Ale, but is branching out Schneider saw Whitaker, whom he Cloverdale, with nearly every group move forward without addressing over the past few months, especial- to other locations in the area. knew from playing bass in San member living in town. that, and the only way to do that is ly when it came to cannabis-related The seven-person band consistsFrancisco. The group began to take "We've gone through some mem- cutting some positions." zoning questions. During the last of Tony Davids, trombone; Justin shape after Schneider visited the bership changes," he said, dis-Both trustees Jacque Garrison meeting, the council was in favor Ciechoski, drums; Hannes de Cloverdale Arts Alliance's monthly cussing how the band has changed and Cecile Peters mentioned not (3-1) of opening up TOD and down- Kassian, guitar; Paul Schneider, Blues Night. Soon, Big Blue House over the past year. "We've trans- wanting to go for the second option, town zoning to dispensaries, with trumpet and vocals; Dave Garland, was created and, after talking to the formed through adding new reper- which would result in a pink slip Bagby voting no because she keyboards; Ubi Whitaker, bass. Not people at Cloverdale Ale Company, toire and stylistically trying to push for a K-4 SPED teacher. Student believed the areas should go pictured: Fred Lamberson, saxo- the group was given a Thursdaythe envelope. My number one desire representative Eden Winniford also through a rezoning process before phones, night performance slot. for year number two is to keep the voiced her opinion on how the approving any applicants. When Schneider came to The name Big Blue House is sup- Cloverdale in summer 2017, he posed to represent the flexible See Jazz Page 8 See Staffing Page 8 See Cannabis Page 8