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WHAT’S INSIDE THIS WEEK? Sonoma County Fair preview — Page 2 CPD using Narcan —— Page 3 Newsroom Notebook — Page 5 Women’s triathlon comes to north county a Ddfiflfi same a $1 at the newsstand Local politicians write Newsom Page 9 CL OVE RDA Visit www.cloverdalereveille.com for daily updates on local news and views ' 140th year, Number 29o ' Position will be finalized at July 24 council meeting By Zoe Strickland Reveille Editor zoe@sonomawest.com If all goes as planned, the Cloverdale Police Department will have a new chief of police as of July 24. Jason Ferguson has been offered the position of chief; Ferguson formerly served as a lieutenant for the Lakeport Police Department. According to Cloverdale City ' ZOOM Mayor Melanie Bagby with her new Chevy Bolt, an electric car. Bagby is planning on making additional changes to help fight the climate crisis. Manager David Kelley, the city is bringing an at—will employment agreement to the Cloverdale City Council meeting on July 24. If approved, Ferguson can start as soon as he wants to, Kelley said. Some of the key traits that the city looked for in a potential chief included a penchant for community engagement, strong interpersonal and leadership skills and a willingness to seek out new resources. “We felt that it was important that the police chief be really engaged with the community and that they have that experience in getting out into the community,” Kelley said, adding that Taking on k the Sonoa Clt . . . . . . . . A . . r . . . t . ,. “MGM LNML TQENN PM’ERS 9:7 Feitkfi. stE SHE-Unit: km 385343847" “IIIIIIIII'I'IIIIIIIHI“IIIIIIIIIIll“IIIIIlIIIIIIIIIIIhIII D ’ Cloverdale, California he wants community groups to know the new police chief and wants the new chief to work in partnership with community members to address issues. “I think he just exhibited that confidence and these people and interpersonal skills that I think will be'critical in his success at the police department,” Kelley said. Though Lakeport has a jurisdiction roughly half the size of Cloverdale, Kelley said that the town has faced similar struggles as ones that Ferguson will deal with as chief — issues that range in topic from dealing with the homeless population to iii-EL Riv- Page 9 541} i 09‘, L313 43!; v 0033f? trying to relocate the department to a new building. During the interview process, Kelley said that Ferguson emphasized his desire to remain out in the field with ofiicers, rather than sit behind a desk. Looking to public safety efforts specifically, Kelley emphasized wanting the public to be confident about the person heading up the department. “Public safety is obviously the key purpose of the police department,” he said. “We want the community to have a real sense of confidence in who their police chief is, that he is going to Photo provided A new tool tracks your personal impact on climate change and shows what you can do about it By Laura Hagar Rush ‘ Staff Writer 1aura@sonomawest.com One of the challenges of fighting climate change is that the things you, as an individual, can do to help seem small in comparison to the enormity of the crisis. Somehow, when you’re contemplating a climate apocalypse that destroys civilization as we know it, turning your water-heater down a notch doesn’t feel like you’re doing much. . That’s where you’re wrong, sa the creators of the Sonoma Climate Challenge, a new website — sonomaclimatechallenge.org — designed to show how you can fight climate change by changing how you live your daily life. “Forty percent of greenhouse gas , emissions come from actions at the Where a love of books meets a love for clothes household level, and that’s what this new tool was created to address,” said Brant Arthur, community affairs specialist with the Sonoma County Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA). ' The RCPA was formed in 2009 to coordinate climate protection efforts among Sonoma County’s nine cities and multiple agencies. In July 2016, it produced a regional plan called “Climate Action 2020 and Beyond,” which called for greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 25% below 1990 levels by 2020 and an 80% reduction by 2050. The problem is 2020 is just six months away, and none of the cities in Sonoma County are anywhere close to reaching this goal. The folks at the RCPA hope The Sonoma Climate Challenge will Downtown store Erin Mavis branching out by hosting book pop-up shop, launching book clubon Juty 27 ' By Zoe Strickland Reveille Editor , zoe@sonomawest.com A pop-up bookstore is coming to Cloverdale next Week. Erin Mavis is hosting All Things Book“ in the back paseo of the Silverwood Building on July 27. The stone, which usually carries clothing with a splash of accessories and homewares, is branching out to include books. For the past few weeks, store patrons have been able to purchase a small handful of titles from Erin Mavis, but this pop-up marks a more formal introduction to ERIN TURKO . an increased literary presence. “I’ve just always been passionate about books, and wanted books to be part of the store,” said Erin Turko, owner of Erin Mavis. “I; just wanted to have a space where, if you like the clothes, you’re going to like the books. So then I brought in a few other titles and they’ve been doing well too.” When Turko co-owned Ethical Clothing in Petaluma, it didn’t make sense to carry books the store was down the street from Copperfield's Books. Venturing out on her own See Books Page 9 I help change that by putting the tools people need to understand their contribution to the climate crisis and the actions needed to solve it, into an appealing, easy—to- use website. The first step of the challenge involves setting up an energy profile for your family that will be used as a baseline. To do this, you answer questions about your house and what kind of car you drive. With your permission, the website can also link into your PG&E account to give an exact accounting of your home energy use. The website offers a list of 67 actions that you can take to shrink the amount of energy you use (and therefore the amount of weather- deranging carbon you release into the air). Then the site shows you the effect of those changes on your family’s energy profile. In addition to tracking changes in your personal energy consumption, the Sonoma Climate Challenge site also allows you to create or join groups or teams, which compete against one another to see who’s using the least carbon. Cloverdale Mayor Melanie Bagby is the town’s representative on the Regional Climate Protection Authority. She and her husband Jeff have signed up to do the climate challenge. “We’re considering doing some of the basics around the house that we’ve been putting off, like weather stripping and new windows,” she ‘ said. Bagby said shefs also planning to swap out her gas water heater for a high-efficiency electric one, since See Climate Page 9 Photo Zoe Strickland FOND 0F FICTION — “Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One” by Raph‘aéfle Giordano was one of the first books Turko chose to sell at Erin Mavis, it was also oen of the books that inspired her to open: the shop. I doing it on purpose.” ' Cloverdaletaps new chief for police department be there to guide the department in their public safety efforts.” Relatedly, the Cloverdale Police Department’s flyer for National Night Out on Aug. 6 lists a meet and greet with the chief of police as part of the event’s activities.- As part of the hiring process, Kelley said that Ferguson had to sit before two panels — a professional panel comprised of Kelley, Interim Chief Robert Stewart, Healdsburg Police Chief Kevin Burke and CPD Sergeant Chris Parker; and a community panel which consisted of See Chief Page 9 Downtown chamber flags vandalized Bent flags part of increased downtown vandalism By Zoe Strickland Reveille Editor zoe@sonomawest.com , Across multiple days last week; 13 “experienee Cloverdale" nag poles were vandalized. The flags were knocked to the ground, with the bottom five inches bent at the base where the pole goes into the sidewalk. , Neena Hanchett, executive director of the Cloverdale Chamber . of Commerce received a call from a community member on July 8 I letting her know that they had filed a police report detailng what they found — multiple flags poles on First Street on the ground and bent. The following day, Hanchett heard that flags on North Cloverdale Boulevard near Cloverdale Eagle Tech had experienced the same fate. According to Hanchett, the poles aren’t particularly heavy, though she suspects that somebody purposefully leaning on them may cause them to bend. , Luckily, the poles weren’t ruined beyond repair. Eagle Tech has ' helped saw off the bent bottoms of the poles, allowing the chamber to continue using the flags without having to shell out more money they may just look a bit shorter. “We’ve had them up for more than a year and we’ve just ordered some more,” Hanchett said. “We’re looking to bring them down to Furber Plaza, we’re thinking of taking them down the boulevard to the fire department.” But this recent rash of vandalism has made her wary. “We don’t have a whole lot of funding to replace this stuff,” she added. The flags in downtown Cloverdale were put‘up by the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce, but initiated in part by local business owners, Hanchett said. The reason flags are at spaces downtown and the reason the Chamber is looking at bringing them farther south is that “busineSses have called us and said ‘we want a flag,”’ Hanchett said. Currently, she estimates there are a total of around 40 flags in downtown Cloverdale. “To me, it’s like we’re — not just the chamber, the business community, the residents of this town, the people that come to visit us here —— trying to make this be something we’re proud of,” ' Hanchett said, gesturing to downtown Cloverdale. “It’s just so disheartening. Somebody must be ,. While this vandalism poses a monetarypredicament for the cha‘ ber should it continue, Hanor'ett said one of the things that worries her the most is that this is an example of a recent spate of vandalism, . ‘w See Flags Page 9 l V» t . J . ,s ...,_,,, i l LAB-cm- L. A“ L‘J‘AMMMM‘ ML._._. u M *LLMMM,