Assemblymember Jared Huffman in Sonoma Feb 21st


I just received this email from Yannick Phillips. Yannick’s name is familiar to those who read this blog as she was recently elected a 6th assembly district delegate.

Sonomans, please come to the next City Council meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21st, 7:00pm ,located on 175 1st West . Our Assemblymember Jared Huffman, will be there to introduce himself and is looking forward to meeting his constituents-you! You might want to ask him what he is working on in Sacramento and mention what issues you consider important to Sonoma. All are welcome, including age appropriate students.

I spoke with Mr. Huffman about the sidewalks in the Springs when I attended the delegate voting. He is easy to talk to and seems genuinely interested in our concerns for the Sonoma Valley.

Conversation: Ken Brown, Sonoma Bear Flag Social Club, City Council, Community Center & More

I recently had a delightful conversation with Ken Brown. Ken Brown has been a Sonoma City Council member for 8 years and has recently been re-elected to a third, four-year term. Many people also know Ken from his prominent role at the Sonoma Community Center which he joined in 1979.

I sat down with Ken to discuss his new role at the Community Center, his role as a Council Person (past and present) and his new project, The Sonoma Bear Flag Social Club. None of these clips exceed 5 1/2 minutes and most are much shorter. Full contact information for Ken is at the end of this entry.
On the Community Center:

This clip talks about his early years at the center when the founders of the center were still alive. Ken talks frankly about his journey with the Center and the personal growth he gained in the process.


In this clip, Ken brings us up to speed about his current role at the Center:

“It wasn’t my idea, but now it is.”


In this clip, Ken talks about his new office and his former residence on the plaza. Plaza history and plaza future in one!


In these clips Ken talks about his role as a City Council member.

What is he most proud of?


What would he have done differently?


What does he want to see in his new term?


This next clip includes the one above and gets into a discussion of Measure C and its aftermath.


Ken’s new project, The Sonoma Bear Flag Social Club


and since we got way off subject and then came back to the Club, here is part 2.


A few final comments and an update on Ken’s family


Ken Brown points the way to his new office on the Plaza

Ken Brown

Sonoma Bear Flag Social Club


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