In watching the news on TV last evening, there was talk of an initiative being put on the ballot that Calif. should have a part-time legislature; we could save money, paying the part-timers $18,000/year and running the legislature three months a year.
Are they crazy? California is the 9th largest economy in the World and folks want to only attend to it 25% of the time? We need to watch and see if this idea is pursued. So, stay tuned.
On the bright side, the 2011 Sonoma County Business Confidence Survey and Report is out. Highlights include: 58% of business executives are considering hiring new employees in 2012; average business confidence (on a scale of 1 to 10) rating is now 5.45, up from 3.2 two years ago; property crime rates have decreased 27.5% between 2005 and 2010, with violent crime decreasing 38.3%; hotel occupancy rates have increased 9.4%. Lastly, compared to the national average, Sonoma County has a lower rate of coronary heart disease.
On the down side, too bad the 49ers were not able to win on Sunday. Oh well, there is always next year.
There are a couple of crab feeds this weekend; Fri. Jan. 27th at the Tides Wharf, call 707-875-3652 and Sat. Jan. 28th in Windsor, benefiting the Boys/Girls Clubs, call 707-528-7977×108.