Connecting the Dots

Fred Allebach

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Cheese Factory perambulations

Posted on January 20, 2019
Cheese Factory perambulations

The Cheese Factory appeal has one point of agreement among factions in town for and against the current proposed project. What might... Continue

Tasting room moratorium: comments and suggestions

Posted on January 15, 2019
Tasting room moratorium: comments and suggestions

The Bay Area region and Sonoma Valley in particular, is a world-class, Mediterranean climate, premier wine growing area. Wine is a... Continue

The market at work, against affordable housing

Posted on January 13, 2019
The market at work, against affordable housing

The Sonoma Valley Hospital is a valued community resource and I in no way want to indicate here that I don’t support the hospital... Continue

It’s time to get serious about the housing crisis. Here’s how.

Posted on January 11, 2019

The California housing crisis is widely recognized as a serious problem. From Governor Newsom tothe Bay Area, Metropolitan Transportation... Continue

CSEC work plan and climate update

Posted on January 2, 2019
CSEC work plan and climate update

The 2018-19 Community Services and Environment Commission (CSEC) work plan represents the culmination of a process begun when city... Continue

Find a common good, before it’s too late

Posted on December 26, 2018
Find a common good, before it’s too late

Under Trump, much has been made of the loss of US alliances and the forsaking of US values at home and abroad. Well, things weren’t... Continue

Sonoma crime rate claims need substantiation

Posted on December 22, 2018
Sonoma crime rate claims need substantiation

At the 12/17/18 city council meeting, an opening public comment was made that “crime is up.” “Increasing crime” has also been... Continue

The evolution and commodification of suburbia

Posted on December 19, 2018
The evolution and commodification of suburbia

“The suburb has a claim to being one of the most successful and least loved inventions of the modern era. Many intellectuals, being... Continue

Icarus, WASPs and meritocracy

Posted on December 14, 2018
Icarus, WASPs and meritocracy

Lately I’ve had a reconnection with a favorite high school teacher, who went on from our school, on the site of a former Shaker community... Continue

Analysis of disadvantaged community mapping tool data

Posted on December 10, 2018
Analysis of disadvantaged community mapping tool data

Link to DWR DAC mapping tool    From DWR website: “The DAC Mapping Tool is an interactive map application that allows users to... Continue