Protect Rohnert Park’s Open Space and Halt Sprawl

An overwhelming 71 % of Rohnert Park voters chose to establish an urban growth boundary (UGB) around the city by passing Measure N. First enacted in June 2000, the UGB has protected Rohnert Park for 20 years. Now, unless the City Council puts a measure on the Ballot to let voters renew the UGB, it will expire in June of 2020.

The UGB is a line around the city that contains development. It protects surrounding open space and farmland from unhealthy sprawl. If voters aren’t given a chance to renew the UGB in March of 2020, it will become much easier to sprawl out onto land around the city.

The City Council must place a measure on the ballot in March 2020 before the UGB expires to prevent any lapse in voter protections. Sign your name and tell Rohnert Park City Council to allow a vote of the people that will renew the city’s existing urban growth boundary for another 20 years or more.

Photo: Harminder Dhesi via Flickr

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