Connecting the Dots

Fred Allebach Fred Allebach is a member of the City of Sonoma’s Community Services and Environmental Commission, and an Advisory Committee member of the Sonoma Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency. Fred is a member of Sonoma Overlook Trail Stewards, as well as Sonoma Valley Housing Group and Transition Sonoma Valley.


Growth and collapse

Posted on October 20, 2020
Growth and collapse

  Our economy is contingent on continuous growth, consumerism, and monetary policy that facilitates such growth. Growth is a highly-loaded... Continue

A renter’s narrative

Posted on October 16, 2020

The city Housing Element update is complicated, with a lot of acronyms and details. If you want to play, you have to learn the ropes... Continue

No on W, bottom line

Posted on October 9, 2020
No on W, bottom line

Voting NO on W will not make the urban growth boundary (UGB) go away.  The ordinance will stay in place as an integral part of the... Continue

Sonoma UGB code words

Posted on October 2, 2020
Sonoma UGB code words

For years in my Sun columns I’ve explored inter-related Sonoma issues of affordable housing, small-town and rural character, development,... Continue

Notes from the end of the world

Posted on September 25, 2020
Notes from the end of the world

It’s hot inside. Stuffy. No air. Fans run constantly. The smoke outside is so thick you need a special mask to even go out. In a... Continue

Supporting Logan Harvey

Posted on September 18, 2020

  I noticed Logan Harvey many years ago and saw he was an up-and-comer: young, thoughtful, articulate, engaging, personable, he... Continue

Sonoma begins long-range plan for more housing

Posted on September 15, 2020

The city Planning Commission held a meeting on 9/10/20 and one of the agenda items was updating the city’s Housing Element. The... Continue

Healthy groundwater?

Posted on September 12, 2020

Sonoma Valley has a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) that is working to produce a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) by January... Continue

Where will people go?

Posted on September 4, 2020

Jackie Fielder is running against Scott Weiner for state senator from San Francisco. Fielder’s positions track very closely with... Continue

Questioning Sonoma’s statues

Posted on August 28, 2020

While waiting for a friend on the Plaza last week, I had a chance to study the Bear Flag monument and to contemplate the surrounding... Continue

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