In a First, Santa Rosa Denies Construction Project Due to High Fire Risk

An artists rendering of the new hotel rejected by the planning commission

On November 29, the City of Santa Rosa denied permission for a new hotel project due in part to the high risk of wildfire in the area.

Plan for Resiliency: Understand the Fire Risk Curve

Research by Alexandra Syphard maps out the fire risk of various development styles to show that sprawl development carries serious dangers. We must avoid the peak of the fire risk curve if we hope to plan for resiliency in rebuilding the North Bay.

Sonoma County Advancing New Housing & Land-Use Policies

Greenbelt Alliance is working to fine-tune several proposed new county initiatives that are likely to increase the density and number of homes, as well as people, in the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County—beyond the nine city’s’ urban growth boundaries (UGB). We need you to make your voice heard at the Board of Supervisors meeting on October 23! 

A Vision of Fire-Safe Communities in Sonoma

Building fire-safe communities helps ensure only nature will need to recover after wildfires.

Sonoma County’s Fire Recovery Plan, which will guide rebuilding in the county, could help lead to the growth of more fire-safe communities.

Vote YES on Measure N, the Santa Rosa Housing Recovery Bond

Measure N would help create more homes in Santa Rosa

Unfortunately, voters in November 2018 did not pass Measure N, the housing recovery bond that would have fueled the construction of new homes in Santa Rosa.

Sonoma County Votes YES on Measure M—Parks for All!

Sonoma County voters said YES to Measure M, the Greenbelt Alliance endorsed measure which provides funding for parks in open spaces, cities, and towns.

The City of Sonoma: The Next Generation

Sonoma City Hall, where the future of the City of Sonoma General Plan will be decided.

The City of Sonoma is preparing for a General Plan update, but first the City Council must give voters the chance to renew their Urban Growth Boundary.

The 2018 Annual Dinner of the Sonoma Leadership Council

Deputy Director Matt Vander Sluis speaks to the Greenbelt Alliance Sonoma Leadership Council at the Sonoma Dinner

The Sonoma Leadership Council’s annual dinner gave Greenbelt Alliance’s community in the county a chance to learn more about and support our work.

Just, Equitable, and Sustainable Recovery for Sonoma

The crowd at the first meeting of the Alliance for a Just, Equitable, and Sustainable Recovery

The Alliance for a Just, Equitable, and Sustainable Recovery met recently to discuss how Sonoma and Santa Rosa should rebuild after the North Bay Fires.

Community Defends Wildlife Corridor at Sonoma Developmental Center

Sonoma Developmental Center lands

The site of the Sonoma Developmental Center is one of the most important wildlife corridors in Sonoma Valley and must be protected once the Center closes.