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

This November, Greenbelt Alliance urges you to vote YES on Measure N, the housing recovery bond that would fuel the construction of new homes in Santa Rosa.

Vote YES on Measure M—Sonoma County Parks for All

This November, Greenbelt Alliance urges you to vote YES on Measure M, which provides funding for parks in Sonoma County’s 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.

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.