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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

Small town character

Posted on August 5, 2019
Small town character

As we enter into the General Plan process, that includes renewal of an urban growth boundary (UGB), and as we find ourselves embroiled... Continue

Sonoma’s Urban Growth Boundary — what’s the plan?

Posted on July 19, 2019
Sonoma's Urban Growth Boundary -- what's the plan?

Sonoma’s Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) ballot initiative is expiring in December of 2020. This leaves the city and its citizens... Continue

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


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