Connecting the Dots

Fred Allebach


Lawson’s Landing shines bright

Posted on October 17, 2017

The wind on the Sunday night of October 8 was disconcertingly strong. I had a feeling trouble would come from it. We got a call the... Continue

Pot paranoia inconsistencies

Posted on October 5, 2017

A town and region whose economy is based on the permissive quest of respectively dressed up alcohol intoxication and general Dionysian... Continue

Status update of Altamira Family Apartments

Posted on October 3, 2017

At the recent Planning Commission hearing, Planning Director David Goodison and the developer, Satellite Affordable Housing Associates... Continue

In support of affordable housing

Posted on September 26, 2017

To the Sonoma Planning commission: I stand in support of Altimira Apartment project and encourage you to do the same. Affordable housing... Continue

Who cares about renter’s issues?

Posted on September 14, 2017

Forty percent of Sonoma County residents are renters. The rental vacancy rate is 1%. The area median income (AMI) is $58,000 a year... Continue

About the upcoming Renter Week of Action

Posted on September 11, 2017

The Homes For All campaign is calling for renters, low-income homeowners, people without homes, labor and tenant unions, and all people... Continue

A call for city district elections

Posted on September 6, 2017

A corollary point to the fairness of the new commission appointment process. If 4/5 of the council lives on the east side of Sonoma,... Continue

GSA provides refresher for public engagement

Posted on September 1, 2017

The creation of the new Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) provides a fresh look at some of the democratic procedural and process... Continue

Sheriff Giordano: the right person at the right time

Posted on August 22, 2017

I attended the August 21 meeting of the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) in Santa Rosa and came... Continue

Trump must go

Posted on August 20, 2017

It is becoming crystal clear that the Trump executive orders on immigration are part and parcel of a racist, white nationalist/ white... Continue