I’m still strongly opposed to the revised [Sonoma Developmental Center] Environmental Impact Report produced by the planning commission. It’s far too many homes, too many jobs, it’s an environmental disaster for wildlife and neighboring families.
The scariest part is the serious fire danger when we all need to evacuate. Our roads and water supply cannot sustain that many people and cars. We’re already in a water shortage and using Fern lake for water would negatively impact all the wildlife in the area. I understand that during the 2017 fires, VOM water was nearly out of water.
We do need affordable housing in Sonoma County but it should be built in areas near the train, freeway and major public transport and build tall apartments buildings. This is how Europe deals with their population growth. It’s ludicrous to build an entire city in this pristine environment. I encourage you to drive Arnold Drive or Sonoma Highway during commute times and you’ll see how congested the roads already are.
Thank you for your careful consideration and rejecting this outlandish proposal tomorrow.
— Vivien Hoyt, Glen Ellen