Renew Sonoma’s Urban Growth Boundary
Posted on September 28, 2020 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Sonoma’s Urban Growth Boundary is up for renewal on the November ballot. Measure W is critical to protect open space and prevent urban development from sprawling out into the open space surrounding the City Limits.
We need to encourage development within the existing Urban Growth Boundary to keep Sonoma a compact climate-wise city. Any new development should use existing infrastructure (streets, water, sewer, power lines, etc.) in town rather than taxpayers having to pay to extend those services to new development outside the city limits.
We’ve visited what were formerly beautiful valleys in Southern California that have been ruined by urban sprawl. We live in a beautiful valley and Sonoma voters need to vote yes on Measure W to keep it that way.
— Matt Metzler, Sonoma