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GOVERNMENT


 

SONORA'S CITY COUNCIL
 

Mayor, Ron Stearn

Ron Stearn has been on the Sonora City Council since 1964 and has lived in the community for more than half a century. Prior to his retirement, he had a lifelong career in retail hardware.

Ron is pictured in front of St. James Episcopal Church, known all over the world as the "The Red Church of Sonora."

You can contact Ron Stearn by phone at (209) 532-4608, or by email at: RonStearn@mlode.com

 

Mayor Pro - Tem, Connie Williams

 

 

 

You can contact Connie Williams by phone at (209) 499-5039
or by email at:
conniewilliams4citycouncil@gmail.com

 

Council Member, Bill Canning

Bill has been a member of the Sonora City Council since September 2005.  He has resided in the Sonora area since the late 1970’s.  Bill is the Owner of C & N Construction which specializes in commercial construction in California, Nevada and Oregon.

“I believe we need to preserve our past for future generations while enriching our present by providing a safe and friendly environment for all.  In addition, we need to plan for our future while never forgetting our roots"

Downtown Sonora should be seen as a community that welcomes visitors while at the same time provides a safe environmental for all citizens.  I believe monies should be used to enhance our city while at the same time saving historical value and providing fire and police protection for the citizens of Sonora.  In addition, the City needs to plan for enviable future growth with a definite plan in mind in order to preserve the integrity of the City.

You can reach Bill Canning by phone at (209) 536-6240 or by email at: BillC@cnnconst.com

 

Council Member, George Segarini

Joined the Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce shortly after moving to the county in 1982. Became a member of the Board of Directors and then Chairman of the Board (then called president for a two year
term. (1994 & 1995)

Appointed interim Executive Director in 1996 and then permanent later that year. Owned two businesses in Jamestown...  Rocca Park Jewelers and Gift Store and Station West, a Southwest and Indian gift store. In 2008 with son opened Christopher's Ristorante in downtown Sonora. Appointed to the Sonora Planning Commission in 2006 by Mayor Hank Russell. 
 

Council Member, Jim Garaventa 

Born and raised in Sonora. Jim Garaventa is a fourth generation county native, who graduated from Sonora High and UC Davis, and was elected to the City Council in June 2014.
 

Previously, Jim served on the Tuolumne County Planning Commission for six years, the Board of Supervisors Planning Committee, and the Tuolumne General Hospital Board of Trustees.

Jim was also an citizen representative on the Parking and Traffic Commission (2005-2014), The T.C. Transportation Council's Citizen's Advisory committee (2002-2014), the recent Vision Sonora advisory board, and co-chair of the successful Measure "I" campaign (2004) strengthening public safety in the City.

Jim also serves as President of the Cable 8 Public Access Television Board and Eureka Engine Company #1, one of Sonora's historic fire companies. Jim also served on the T.C. Historical Society (President 2005), and T.C. Museum Boards.

Jim believes in open government, people working together to find quality solutions, and has the passion and desire to make government work efficiently and effectively.

You can reach Jim Garaventa by phone at (209) 532-4231 or by email at: jgaraventa@comcast.net


The City Council meets the first and third Monday of every month at 5:00 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers at 94 N. Washington Street. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings are also broadcast on Cable Access Channel 8 at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Communication with the Council members may be done through the City Administration Office. (The City Administration Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays)
 

Code of Ethics

Vision Statement

City Values

Fair Political Practices Commission Compliance (FPPC) - Form 700 (Statement of Economic Interests)

 

City of Sonora
94 N. Washington Street
Sonora, CA 95370
Phone: (209) 532-4541
Fax: (209) 532-2739