Connecting the Dots

Fred Allebach


Equitable allocation of housing

Posted on April 18, 2019

This essay will take an article titled Resolving Locational Conflict, by David Morell, and apply his analysis of how and where to site... Continue

Sonoma Makeover revisited

Posted on April 17, 2019

In its March issue, Valley of the Moon Magazine asked the following people how they would make Sonoma over, if they were local King... Continue

Segregation and housing in Sonoma Valley

Posted on April 16, 2019

Jared Diamond was asked by a New Guinea native, why are you white guys so far ahead of us? Why do you have so many advantages and we... Continue

The lower moral costs of doing business

Posted on April 5, 2019
The lower moral costs of doing business

  Bob Piazza has made quite the show of moving his Price Pump business out of Sonoma and to Boise, Idaho. The following screed... Continue

To make housing affordable, raise wages

Posted on April 3, 2019

Guest opinion by Martin J. Bennett The rental-housing crisis in Sonoma County is close to catastrophe. Rents spiked by 50 percent from... Continue

Cannibals are upon us!

Posted on March 22, 2019

The following is a reprisal of a public comment made to the Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Commission (SVCAC) concerning a proposed... Continue

Deconstructing NIMBYism

Posted on March 19, 2019
Deconstructing NIMBYism

“The modern conservative is engaged in one of mankind’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy, the search for a superior moral... Continue

My back yard

Posted on March 13, 2019
My back yard

Every year as Spring beckons, the robins return from their mysterious journeys. All of a sudden, they’re here. Harbingers of the... Continue

The Springs Specific plan comes to Donald Street 

Posted on March 10, 2019
The Springs Specific plan comes to Donald Street 

The Donald Street neighbors called a meeting and turned out a good-sized crowd that filled the library meeting room. The hot topic?... Continue

Springs Specific Plans comes into focus

Posted on March 1, 2019

After last month’s Sonoma Valley Citizen’s Advisory Commission meeting, a slew of Donald Street neighbors came to express... Continue

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