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.


The growth paradox

Posted on February 27, 2020
The growth paradox

Life on planet earth is a complex, adaptive system programmed for growth. Thus despite periodic major extinctions over its long history,... Continue

The problem of evil

Posted on February 16, 2020
The problem of evil

As I see it, evil is the willful infliction of pain and suffering on others. It’s been with us for a very long time, and will... Continue

The homelessness Tsunami

Posted on February 1, 2020
The homelessness Tsunami

Sonoma County estimates 3,000 people are homeless in the county, and is struggling to respond to this human crisis. $11 million was... Continue

Accessory Dwelling Units — a building industry dream come true

Posted on January 18, 2020

“We’ll make you big money by renting your backyard, and it won’t cost you a dime!” So advertise backyard lease,... Continue

Progress at all costs?

Posted on December 30, 2019

A recent article in The Atlantic about seabed mining points out that the metals targeted for collection include copper, manganese,... Continue

1967 and the death of Groovy

Posted on December 23, 2019
1967 and the death of Groovy

1967 was one hell of a year. I’ll try to make it short. It broke open in February, six weeks into my second semester at Rhode... Continue

Homage to The Great Waveform

Posted on December 15, 2019
Homage to The Great Waveform

While enjoying my daily five-mile walk I found myself attending to each foot coming into contact with the ground, and reflecting on... Continue

A not so grand theory of herstory

Posted on December 9, 2019

History is written by the victor, and for the past 10,000 years that victor has been men. Accordingly, history (his story) concerns... Continue

How to create affordable housing

Posted on December 3, 2019

I’m referring to government-regulated affordable housing — deed restricted to keep it affordable for 55 years, rent controlled... Continue

The craziness

Posted on November 6, 2019

If you feel like you’re going crazy, you’re not alone. Many of us feel our ship of state is floundering and that its rudder’s... Continue

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