Chris Rogers Candidate Statement
District 5 Candidate
Over the last four years, we raised the minimum wage, reached an agreement to relocate the Bodean asphalt plant, fought for the Jennings Crossing, became a world leader in tackling climate change, and built hundreds of affordable housing units. As a Councilmember, I’ve served on our long term finance, rebuild, open government, climate action, and cannabis committees. Regionally I serve on the Sonoma County Transportation Authority, SMART, the Regional Climate Protection Authority, Mayors and Councilmember Legislative taskforce, Sonoma Clean Power, and Groundwater Sustainability Agency. Finally, statewide I’m the Vice Chair of the California Environmental Quality committee.
If re-elected, I’ll keep fighting for better regional diversity in our homeless services – it’s a communitywide problem and needs a communitywide response. We can’t keep asking the same few neighborhoods to shoulder the entire burden. I’ll keep pushing to reform the mall, get a grocery store downtown, and build out our bike and pedestrian infrastructure to create a welcoming, vibrant economic core.