Connecting the Dots

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Speaking truth to power

Posted on December 6, 2019

Those in power, the “haves,” don’t like to be called names or be spoken to disrespectfully by the “have nots.” If the... Continue

Sonoma’s false housing hope

Posted on December 2, 2019

As an Affordable Housing advocate, I hope the city will follow through on creating this much-needed type of housing. (Affordable Housing... Continue

A wake-up call for disaster preparedness

Posted on November 23, 2019

We live in coastal California, a risky and hazardous area subject to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, wildfire, flood, drought, tsunamis,... Continue

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


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