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.

Santa Rosa Aligns Resilient City Measures With Smart Growth Ideals

The Resilient City Measures will ensure homes are built in areas like courthouse square.

The Santa Rosa City Council revised their recently adopted Resilient City measures to focus on areas of the city already prioritized for housing. This will make it easier to build badly-needed homes where they’re needed most; near jobs, services, and public transportation.

Is Sonoma County Airport Area Right for Housing?

The SMART stop near Sonoma County Airport, a benefit for potential housing in the area.

In the aftermath of the North Bay fires, county officials are taking a second look at building housing in the large commercial and industrial area near the Sonoma County Airport. Regional Director Teri Shore recently led a tour of the area to consider whether it makes sense to add homes here.

Greenbelt Alliance Reaches Historic Agreement with Santa Rosa Business Leaders

The current Sonoma County Civic Center at 575 Administration Way.

Greenbelt Alliance recently made a historic pact with business leaders to forward a bold new vision to move the Sonoma County Civic Center to downtown Santa Rosa. The action was timed to coincide with the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors’ upcoming review of its facilities redevelopment plan.

Planning Geyserville’s Future

Photo by Teri Shore

North Bay Regional Director Teri Shore was recently tapped by the Geyserville Planning Committee to provide a review of the open space and planning policies that will inform their town’s plan and help manage development pressures facing Geyserville.

After the Sonoma County Fires: A Map for Our Housing Conversation

In response to the loss of homes in the fires and demand for more homes for all, Sonoma County has set a goal of adding as many as 30,000 houses and other dwellings to its cities and towns over the next five years. Here’s a Housing Conversation Map to clarify some of the planning terms.

Protecting Sonoma County’s Vital Lands

Greenbelt Alliance is thrilled that the new Ag + Open Space District Vital Lands Initiative prioritizes natural and agricultural lands on the urban edge as among the most critical landscapes to protect forever.