Connecting the Dots

Fred Allebach

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Community action in a world of individuals

Posted on July 1, 2019
Community action in a world of individuals

How to build the public will to support a sustainable future? Wouldn’t everyone want a sustainable future? This was the gist of a... Continue

First step toward assisted-living facility on First Street East

Posted on June 25, 2019
First step toward assisted-living facility on First Street East

The proposed First Street East project, at the old Peterson property adjacent to Vintage House, is a proposed 80-bed assisted living... Continue

Our water and The Potter Valley Project

Posted on June 25, 2019
Our water and The Potter Valley Project

The Potter Valley Project is a tri-county (Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma), trans-basin water diversion project between the Eel and Russian... Continue

The false promise of ‘workforce housing’

Posted on June 22, 2019
The false promise of ‘workforce housing’

What is meant by the non-legal, non-binding term ‘workforce housing’? In the case of project at 1211 Broadway, discussed at a June... Continue

The coming debate on the Urban Growth Boundary

Posted on May 29, 2019

The urban growth boundary (UGB) movement came about in the 1990s to contain sprawl and encourage infill development. Sonoma has had... Continue

Noblesse oblige system resists structural change

Posted on May 28, 2019

The city council’s move to expedite a minimum wage raise in Sonoma has exposed a fault line of interests in the community. These... Continue

What is a true cedar?

Posted on May 20, 2019
What is a true cedar?

Most trees with common name of cedar, or that are referred to as cedars, are actually members of the cypress family, Cupressaceae,... Continue

Alternate universes of facts collide again

Posted on May 14, 2019
Alternate universes of facts collide again

Here in Sonoma Valley we inhabit the same physical space, but have the propensity to occupy alternate universes of facts. The hillside... Continue

LGBTQ and natural law

Posted on May 1, 2019
LGBTQ and natural law

The recent revelations of the Tim Lefever (Ken and Stacy Mattson investment partner) Sacramento anti-gay crusade, and the Stacy Mattson... Continue

Ramping up Sonoma’s Housing Action Plan

Posted on April 29, 2019
Ramping up Sonoma's Housing Action Plan

The city held the first public meeting on its Housing Action Plan. My words and focus here reflect my baseline advocacy for social... Continue


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