Connecting the Dots

Fred Allebach


High rent + low pay = alienation

Posted on June 21, 2017

At Kindergarten age, impulses rule and we are taught how to behave. Parents and Kindergarten instructors teach kids to share, to not... Continue

Woody Guthrie folk themes still relevant

Posted on June 16, 2017

The song Going Down the Road Feeling Bad, written by Woody Guthrie and Lee Hays, was a Dust Bowl era epistle to climate change, immigration,... Continue

Sonoma morning meditation

Posted on June 11, 2017

As conscious beings, we have no choice but to know the world we live in. This knowing can proceed unquestioned, on automatic pilot,... Continue

Commission selection process up for debate

Posted on June 3, 2017

The city council considered changes to the commission selection process on June 5.  The agenda packet, pp. 116- 124 has the commission... Continue

Take down public symbols of the Mission system?

Posted on May 25, 2017
Take down public symbols of the Mission system?

New Orleans has recently gone through process to remove symbols of the Confederacy from public places. For years, such statues and... Continue

City Council planning retreat report

Posted on May 20, 2017

Formerly, the May 18 meeting reported on here was called the council goals setting workshop. I attended the entire meeting and offer... Continue

The rising tide of big money

Posted on May 20, 2017

After 20 years living in Tucson, AZ, and watching the planning and development dynamic there, and seeing the same patterns unfold here... Continue

Sitting duck of an FSE PR mailer

Posted on May 12, 2017
Sitting duck of an FSE PR mailer

A recent May, 2017 Caymus Capital, FSE project mailer calls for some educated deconstruction. The message as a whole is included at... Continue

Suggestions for city council strategic planning session

Posted on May 11, 2017
Suggestions for city council strategic planning session

A special meeting of the city council will be held Thursday, 5/18, 9:AM – 4:PM, at 175 First Street West, the Police Station Emergency... Continue

Further analysis of IOLERO public process

Posted on May 5, 2017

The IOLERO (Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach) meeting on May 1 was prefaced by some good news. Sheriff Freitas... Continue