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