Santa Rosa just got SMARTER

On September 18, the Santa Rosa City Council adopted a revised version of the North Santa Rosa Station Area Plan. After a summer of doubt, Greenbelt Alliance is pleased to report that our efforts to get the city to work out a compromise with the Coddington Mall owners was successful.

See the presentation from A SMART Step Forward on May 17

Thank you to everyone who attended the May 17 event A SMART Step Forward co-hosted by Conservation Action Fund for Education, the Accountable Development Coalition and the Great Communities Collaborative. (See embedded PowerPoint.)

Vineyards, trees, and erosion in Sonoma County

In January, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to issue a four-month moratorium on new vineyard projects until a revised policy on tree removal and erosion mitigation is adopted.

A SMART neighborhood in Santa Rosa

Will the coming Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit station in Santa Rosa bring with it acres of parking lots? We can decide now in the plan for the neighborhood around the station.

Peerless Greens and Sonoma Mountain Village win endorsements

In February, Greenbelt Alliance endorsed two exciting new neighborhood-scale developments: Peerless Greens in Berkeley and Sonoma Mountain Village in Rohnert Park.

Greenbelt Alliance endorses Peerless Greens and Sonoma Mountain Village

In February, Greenbelt Alliance endorsed two exciting new neighborhood-scale developments: Peerless Greens in Berkeley and Sonoma Mountain Village in Rohnert Park.

Sonoma’s sprawl-busting ballot measures

On November 2, Sonoma voters can renew the lines in Santa Rosa and Petaluma and establish the first one in Cloverdale.

Setting Boundaries on the ballot

This November Santa Rosa and Cloverdale can set some good boundaries. City councils in both Sonoma communities voted this week to put urban growth boundary measures on the November ballot.

Final Council decision on Cloverdale urban growth boundary Mon. 6/28

Wednesday, the Cloverdale City Council decided to delay the vote on the urban growth boundary to a special session on Monday, June 28. Council directed city staff to adjust the language to protect …

Cloverdale planning commission votes in favor of urban growth boundary

On June 2, the Cloverdale planning commission voted in favor of the draft urban growth boundary. This is great news because the planning commission took our requests into consideration.