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Sonoma County Community Separator Support Letters Needed Now

Speak up for Sonoma County’s most important greenbelt measure in decades! The long-awaited community separator renewal and update will extend voter protections for another 30 years and protect as many as 41,000 additional acres of green buffers and farmlands from sprawl.

Now that the county planning commission has approved the community separators package, we need you to tell the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors that you support the plan to add community separators and renew voter protections with a countywide vote on the November 2016 ballot. Now is also the time to send in a letter to the editor!

Take Action

Attend the July 19 Board of Supervisors Public Hearing

The ballot measure and community separator additions are being finalized now. Please plan to attend to show your support at this important public hearing!

Board of Supervisors Public Hearing
Date: Tuesday, July 19
Time: Check the agenda
Place: 575 Administration Drive, Room 102A, Santa Rosa
Click here for talking points

Send a Letter to the Editor

Click here for instructions on how to send an LTE to your local publication and a sample letter.

Send a Letter to the Board of Supervisors

Submit a letter as soon as possible to show your support as Sonoma County reviews and finalizes the draft ballot measure for renewing community separators and adds community separator designations.


Estimated Timeline

For the Ballot Measure

June 23: Planning commission review and public hearing
July 19: Board of supervisors review and public hearing
August 9: Board of supervisors finalize ballot measure and call the election
September – November: Campaign to pass the ballot measure
November 8: Election Day

For the Additional Community Separator Designations (General Plan Amendment)

June: Planning commission review and public hearing
July – August: Board of supervisors review and public hearing
August – November: Board of supervisors vote on community separator designations


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5 Comments on “Sonoma County Community Separator Support Letters Needed Now

  1. I live near the Cotati/Penngrove country (out of city limits) with beautiful Hawks, songbirds, trees, ranches with deer, wild turkeys, several goat varieties, sheep, cows, horses, alpacas, llamas, chickens, etc etc. I walk 5 miles a day in that area, and have met wonderful friends and neighbor’s who all get terrific exercise and enjoyment in being able to be a part of this scene daily. If the separators go away, the traffic will build up on railroad Avenue, trees will be cut down, land will be disappearing, and the water table will be in jeopardy. Please consider keeping the community separators in place. Thank you.

  2. Please, please create this needed greenbelt
    for Sonoma County. It is imperative. Thank you so much.

  3. Healdsburg Citizens for Sustainable Solutions (HCSS) sent a second letter by email today, July 18, to James Gore. We thanked him for the staff recommendations and his support at last week’s hearing.
    We asked that he now support expanding the separators between Healdsburg and Cloverdale.
    Thanks Dee for you reminder. We are out of town for a week. Good luck at the hearing.

  4. Congratulations, and thank you for your attention to the many details of this effort.

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