Connecting the Dots

Fred Allebach


Lessons of Bonita Washington

Posted on May 2, 2017

Many folks self-reference as a preface to their comments: “I did such and such of so many years and…”; “I was on _____ for... Continue

Altimira Apts.: A condensation point for local issues

Posted on April 26, 2017

The Altamira Apartments affordable housing development on Broadway brings to the fore many salient regional planning and climate, sustainability... Continue

Talk of the Town continued

Posted on April 23, 2017

The following are my musings and opinons as a city council watcher. Any semblence of accuracy is purely coincidental. Regarding the... Continue

Who says the system is broken ?

Posted on April 19, 2017

It seems clear where “the system is broken” rationales, about city commission appointments, are coming from. This is a... Continue

Planning Commisison bias and the application process

Posted on April 11, 2017

The role of overt bias among planning commissioners, and potential planning commissioners, has recently been called into question by... Continue

To Planning Commission: don’t ignore hotel’s greenhouse gas impact

Posted on April 10, 2017

In this comment, I will request an alternative analysis, and/or peer review, of the Project transportation greenhouse gas (GHG) section... Continue

Further Residential Component comment: to the Planning Commission

Posted on April 9, 2017

Comments on Residential Component section of  current staff report, Napa Street East Hotel Residential Component. In applications... Continue

Planning Commission comment: Napa Street West Hotel

Posted on April 8, 2017

Abstract:  Choose the No Restaurant Alternative and Do Not Waive the Residential Component In this comment, I will -Request an EIR... Continue

A fight for shaping Sonoma’s future

Posted on April 6, 2017

In the recent city council hearing concerning the nomination of Lynda Corrado to the Planning Commission, Mayor Hundley and council... Continue

IOLERO meeting: flux and poor behavior

Posted on April 4, 2017

I went to last evening’s Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) Community Advisory Council (CAC) meeting... Continue