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Parley to discuss Valley road woes

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Exploring how Sonoma County’s roads became among the worst in the state and if it’s possible to turn the situation around will be the topic of the “Sonoma Valley Road Summit” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Ramekins, 450 W. Spain St., Sonoma.

The road summit includes a panel discussion, featuring Susan Klassen, Sonoma County director of Transportation and Public Works, followed by a question and answer session and dialogue with the audience. The event is being co-sponsored by Boyes Hot Springs resident Gina Cuclis and Save Our Sonoma Roads (SOSroads).

SOSroads is a countywide, grassroots group founded in 2011 to improve the condition of Sonoma County roads. Craig Harrison and Michael Troy, co-founders and leaders of SOSroads, will be on the panel. First District Supervisor Susan Gorin will give an opening statement. Cuclis will moderate.

“I have been following the county road issue for several years and saw there was a need in Sonoma Valley for better information,” Cuclis said. “I told the panelists the objective is to provide information that is concrete, honest and useful for those of us who live every day with the problem of our county’s crumbling roads. As moderator, I intend to get people’s questions answered. More than half the scheduled time is devoted to dialog with the audience.”

The “Sonoma Valley Road Summit” will also be telecast live on SVTV, cable channel 27. Darius Anderson has donated the use of Ramekins.

For additional information, contact Cuclis at 939-8598 or ginacuclis@gmail.com, or visit sosroads.org.