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