Update: On November 5, the people of Rohnert Park chose to renew the city’s Urban Growth Boundary with over 90% voting yes on Measure B. This is a huge win for open space in the North Bay, setting a precedent for other Bay Area cities to grow in a climate-smart way—within city boundaries and not on precious open space lands.
Voting yes on Measure B prevents urban sprawl, protects community separators, and preserves agricultural and open space lands until 2040. Passing Measure B means that any future changes proposed to the urban growth boundary must be approved by Rohnert Park residents with a vote of the people.
First enacted in June 2000, an overwhelming 71% of voters established Rohnert Park’s Urban Growth Boundary. In order to prevent any lapse in voter protections, the City Council called a special election to renew the UGB. Residents responded to the call, with 99% voting to support Rohnert Park’s farm, ranch, and natural lands by voting YES on Measure B on November 5, 2019!
Contact North Bay Regional Director Teri Shore for more information.
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