Less than a year since the voters of Novato overwhelmingly approved the renewal of the Novato urban growth boundary (UGB) for another 20 years, it is under threat. The City of Novato is under legal pressure to allow an exception to the UGB for a large luxury home to be built on a long-vacant lot on a narrow road in rural Black Point that is beyond city limits, city services, and the… Read More
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 people of Novato voted overwhelmingly to pass Measure D—protecting open space and halting sprawl in Novato for another 25 years. Only a simple majority vote of 51% was needed, but Measure D passed by nearly 73% to renew the existing urban growth boundary (UGB).
The Town of Windsor in Sonoma County held a special election on November 7 to renew its urban growth boundary (UGB) for another 22 years through Measure H. In a resounding win with over 70% approval, the local community turned out in support of protecting open space and planning for smart growth.
The city of Novato’s movers and shakers showed up in force for the Meet Up and Party to support Yes on Measure D to protect open space and prevent sprawl! We sipped Trek Wine, munched on homemade goodies, and stepped up to the microphone.
UPDATE: We’re excited that Measure D passed in the November 2017 election! Measure D renewed Novato’s existing UGB for another 25 years. First adopted by the voters with a 70% majority in 1997, the renewal measure is now even stronger to protect open space and prevent sprawl.
On a unanimous 5 – 0 vote, the Novato City Council recently finalized the ballot measure to renew the city’s existing urban growth boundary for 25 years on the November 7, 2017 ballot.
Recent polling found that 75% of Windsor’s residents want to renew their urban growth boundary before it expires at the end of 2017. Read more.
After hearing from residents who love Mt. Burdell and the open space around their city, on March 7 the Novato City Council voted 5 – 0 to renew its Urban Growth Boundary with a vote of the people in November 2017.
Novato City Council voted 5 – 0 to renew its Urban Growth Boundary with a vote of the people in November 2017. Get the details on this decision here.