Public Citizen ~ Larry Barnett

Larry Barnett Larry Barnett lives in Sonoma where he was elected to three terms on the City Council and served twice as Mayor. He currently serves on Sonoma's Planning Commission. He has been married for 43 years, has two daughters and three grandchildren.

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Cheerleader or Doomsayer?

Posted on January 21, 2021
Cheerleader or Doomsayer?

When asked if he were a pessimist or an optimist, the brilliant Bucky Fuller – inventor of the geodesic dome, prefab dymaxion... Continue

Freedom, selfish and otherwise

Posted on December 31, 2020
Freedom, selfish and otherwise

I grew up being told that democracy is messy; the events of this year certainly prove it. The freedom to vote is not – and has... Continue

My bullet-riddled body

Posted on December 17, 2020
My bullet-riddled body

During my many years in local politics and as a community activist, I’ve been subject to plenty of criticism, some of it in print... Continue

Living in a doctrinal world

Posted on December 11, 2020
Living in a doctrinal world

Our cultural narratives, and every culture has them, contain doctrines of belief. These doctrines vary, just as the original languages... Continue

Moving forward, looking back

Posted on December 8, 2020
Moving forward, looking back

History is a living thing; the way we think about today may not be the same way people think about it in the future. We’re only... Continue

After life

Posted on November 18, 2020
After life

I understand why people invented god. Life is full of surprises, many of them terrible.  Searching for answers about why we suffer... Continue

Semi-woke

Posted on November 6, 2020
Semi-woke

Back in the days of Tim Leary, Bucky Fuller, Abbie Hoffman, and Jefferson Airplane, conversations veered into talk about consciousness,... Continue

At long last, have you no decency?

Posted on October 29, 2020
At long last, have you no decency?

Deplorable things have been said about supporters of Measure W to preserve Sonoma’s Urban Growth Boundary (UGB), and about the... Continue

I’m thankful for our Urban Growth Boundary

Posted on October 11, 2020
I'm thankful for our Urban Growth Boundary

Before Sonoma’s Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) was established in 2000 with voter approval of about 65%, large tracts of agricultural... Continue

Karma, Trump, and America’s shit show

Posted on October 8, 2020
Karma, Trump, and America's shit show

The announcement that Donald Trump has tested positive for Covid-19 has a quality of inevitability. From the beginning of this pandemic,... Continue


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