Connecting the Dots

Fred Allebach


Drought Forecast

Posted on February 25, 2018
Drought Forecast

I’m always taken aback by how many people are at the car washes on Hwy 12. Like turf yards, the compulsively clean car seems like... Continue

Boyes Springs Food Market project review

Posted on February 17, 2018
Boyes Springs Food Market project review

At the recent Springs Community Alliance meeting, Tim Sloat, of KSMattson Partners LP, made a presentation of the Boyes Springs Food... Continue

Plaza wine tasting revisited

Posted on February 10, 2018
Plaza wine tasting revisited

Currently there is a moratorium on wine tasting in the Plaza retail overlay area. It will last until September 2018, but could be... Continue

City water rate study, version two

Posted on February 8, 2018

The City of Sonoma has hired Raftelis Financial Consultants Inc. to do a water rate study. Documents and background information pertaining... Continue

Sonoma battlefield on the hillside

Posted on February 5, 2018

Analysis of Joe Aaron webpage titled Support for Commissioners. Justice The top of the webpage left has the seal of the state of California,... Continue

Schocken Hill hillside development(s) appeal

Posted on February 3, 2018

Hearing postponed from 2/5 to a future date To disclose my biases, I support the appeal. I thought something smelled funny when a lot... Continue

Pueblo chiquito, infierno grande

Posted on February 1, 2018

An old Sonoma power struggle has bubbled to the surface under the guise of a hillside development project on Schocken Hill. Bill Lynch... Continue

Middle income fallacy for city R-S zoned housing projects

Posted on January 27, 2018

 This article has been submitted to as a letter to the Planning Commission, in advance of its study session regarding the development... Continue

Planning Commission study session recap

Posted on January 25, 2018

The study session was good and I give the Planning Commission high marks for doing their homework, and for the probity of their comments.... Continue

What is a Living Wage for Sonoma County?

Posted on January 22, 2018

Here is piece by my friend and former SRJC history professor Marty Bennett. What is a Living Wage for Sonoma County? Last year, California... Continue