Elizabeth M. Cosin, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
The decision on whether Healdsburg should end its more than 60-year practice of adding fluoride to the water supply will go to the voters in November.
The Healdsburg City Council voted unanimously to place the controversial measure on the Nov. 4 ballot. If approved, it would end the only government fluoridation program in Sonoma County.
A Rohnert Park group spearheaded the effort, seeking and collecting the more than 1,000 signatures needed by city law.
“We’re very pleased,” said Dawna Gallagher Stroeh of Clean Water Sonoma-Marin, which has also been battling efforts by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors to add fluoride to its water supply.