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Fire and climate justice

Posted on November 1, 2019
Fire and climate justice

The 2017 fires resulted in a major loss of county housing stock, serious displacement of the most vulnerable populations, an inequitable... Continue

Fred’s UGB grab bag

Posted on October 14, 2019
Fred’s UGB grab bag

Three talking points regarding Sonoma’s Urban Growth Boundary Proposed UGB Ordinance language changes The green checkmate revisited Affordable... Continue

Annexation with representation

Posted on September 26, 2019
Annexation with representation

I’ve recently had a chance to chat with some Sonoma Valley Unified School District people, teachers, parents, administration, decision... Continue

Catching up with Seth Dolinsky

Posted on September 21, 2019
Catching up with Seth Dolinsky

I ran into Seth Dolinsky at the Sonoma Springs Community Hall (SSCH) the other day, and we had a chance to talk about his latest project,... Continue

Do urban growth boundaries have an effect on social equity

Posted on September 17, 2019
Do urban growth boundaries have an effect on social equity

Do urban growth boundaries (UGBs) have an effect on social equity? Is a UGB basically exclusionary zoning at the level of the whole... Continue

Another possible Sonoma site for affordable housing

Posted on September 11, 2019
Another possible Sonoma site for affordable housing

A Habitat for Humanity project is possible for a property on 285 Napa Rd. The property is 6.5 acres, with a potential 60-65 units... Continue

Sonoma police chief is the right guy at the right time

Posted on August 30, 2019
Sonoma police chief is the right guy at the right time

Sonoma Police Chief Orlando Rodriguez got his first law enforcement job in Petaluma, in 1995. “And ever since, it’s been a great... Continue

Rural character as façade

Posted on August 20, 2019
Rural character as façade

Much has been made of rural character by urban growth boundary advocates. Rural character is generally defined by open spaces, agricultural... Continue

The refreshing liberation of a heretic

Posted on August 15, 2019

Thomas S. Kuhn, in his book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, noted that scientists, and by extension, all people, tend to be... Continue

Thoughts on the Sonoma’s ‘Housing Our Community’ series

Posted on August 6, 2019
Thoughts on the Sonoma's 'Housing Our Community' series

Kudos to the city council, the council housing ad hoc, city staff, and the Housing Our Community (HOC) consultant Jim Heid, for making... Continue


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