Saturday, June 15, downtown Cotati, alive along Redwood Highway with brunch walkers popping in and out of the main street’s restaurants and taverns, stirred by the excitement of set up activity just north across West Sierra at La Plaza Park. Overcast skies with a sun wanting to break through the clouds as the park filled with concession stands and the sound system called a sort of midday reveille with “Testing, testing.” Cars and trucks passed beneath the banner extending from the park to the rear of the fire station that announced “The Cotati Music Festival.”
Each purple flag you see in the photo represents one case of elder abuse in the Cotati and Rohnert Park area in 2018. In Rohnert Park and Cotati there were 530 cases of abuse reported.
Tues., June 18, found the school board in yet another special meeting. Item 4A, “Convene to Closed Session,” on the agenda revealed in three words the heart of the meeting: “Interim Superintendent Selection.” Little else came to light.
It’s a long stretch of road between Sacramento and Rohnert Park, longer still with a full team in tow, but every trip is made easier when there’s burgers at its end.