Connecting the Dots

Fred Allebach


Confessions of a first-time Facebook user

Posted on January 15, 2018

I had managed to stay off Facebook until a few months ago, and I would probably still be off if not for a chance conversation with... Continue

Sonoma’s climate plans: where we are

Posted on January 13, 2018

Sonoma is the only city in the county which has adopted all the local climate protection measures in the Climate Action 2020 Plan,... Continue

Analysis of the growth dogma

Posted on December 31, 2017
Analysis of the growth dogma

The following is a book report on Water and the California Dream, Historic Choices for Shaping the Future, by David Cole 2016, with... Continue

A look at the labor facts

Posted on December 21, 2017

Apropos of the Sonoma City Council’s great decision to discuss discussing a minimum wage study, the living wage ordinance, and an... Continue

Coming clean to change the world

Posted on December 13, 2017

What prompted me to write this communications manifesto is a leading I have, a felt need to address unreconciled tensions within the... Continue

A bitter harvest of greed

Posted on December 12, 2017

Cutting taxes on the wealthy and corporations is supposed to result in a trickle down of economic benefits for all. A hoped-for rising... Continue

As the rebuild takes shape

Posted on December 9, 2017

For the man on the street trying to find easily accessible, public sources of information concerning the County’s post-fire rebuild... Continue

Are we on a sustainable path?

Posted on December 5, 2017

Are we, as a global society, are on a sustainable path? No, we are not on a sustainable path, for many reasons principle of which is... Continue

Altamira Family Apartments appealed

Posted on November 30, 2017

The Altamira Family Apartments project by Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA) was approved by the Planning Commission on... Continue

Brown Act ethics training notes

Posted on November 28, 2017

The following text is a verbatim, cut-and-paste from an online Brown Act ethics training course I recently took. In light of the new... Continue