Every penny of every donation goes directly to paying for the lawsuit. challenging the SDC Specific Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Co-Plaintiffs, SCALE and Sonoma County Tomorrow, Inc. rely entirely on hard working volunteers; no paid staff.
New documents uploaded to sdcspecificplan.com in Jan. 23
The Next 100 Years Proposal envisions a future SDC that fits the rural character of Sonoma Valley, keeps the land in public ownership, provides an appropriate scale of affordable housing, and gives the community a voice in its future.
Click on the button below for contact info. Read this Call To Action for letter writing ideas.
Released to the public on May 17, 2022.
Read the approved declaration defining the boundaries of Glen Ellen.
These meeting boards, released in March 2022, detail Permit Sonoma's plans for the SDC. Use these meeting boards to learn what Permit Sonoma is hoping to push through regarding:
The NOTICE OF PREPARATION (NOP) is a document stating that an ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR) will be prepared for a project. It is the first step in the EIR process. The primary focus is on notifying public agencies about the project. Issuance of the NOP and responses to the NOP (known as scoping comments) mark the beginning of the Administrative Record for the EIR. In addition to sdcspecificplan.com and eldridgeforall.org, the NOP can also be found here.
Vicki Hill, land use planner, Planning Advisory Team member, and Glen Ellen resident, has prepared a thorough explanation of the EIR process. Click on the button below to learn more.
In response to broad public rejection of the Sonoma County Planning Team's proposed alternatives for the SDC Specific Plan, the North Sonoma Valley Municipal Advisory Council has written a letter to Sonoma County Supervisors. Support their efforts by signing this petition. Click below to sign.
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Read Arthur Dawson's article, "Road less traveled by made difference," published in the 11/21/21 edition of the Press Democrat to learn how local citizens made sure a plan to run a major highway through the heart of El Verano was scrapped.
In addition to sharing your views with Sonoma County agencies and Dyett and Bhatia, the land use consultant hired by the County to help craft the SDC Specific Plan, attend the next North Valley Municipal Advisory Council and go on public record.
The North Valley Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) is an arm of Sonoma County government which serves as the voice of local citizens to the County and as a direct link between the County and the community. The MAC's powers are limited to advisory recommendations. While citizen input on land use planning at Eldridge is primarily under the purview of the Sonoma Valley Citizens' Advisory Council (SVCAC), the NVMAC will be involved in specific issues, including traffic and housing, which are squarely within the advisory topics listed in its bylaws.
Regardless of the NVMAC's power to act, public comments on any issue can be made at monthly meetings. Supervisor Susan Gorin is usually in attendance. These comments become part of the public record.
LET'S USE IT! is a three-minute video promoting continued use of viable SDC buildings and resources while state and county officials, nonprofits, and local community members work out the details of a long-term plan. Watch the video by clicking on this link to YouTube