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Valley of the Moon Water District worried about closure of SDC water treatment plant

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August 29, 2019: Letter from DDS re Security Concerns on SDC



1600 NINTH STREET, Room 300, MS 3-20 SACRAMENTO, CA 95814
(916) 654-2054 TTY (For the Hearing Impaired) (916) 654-3338

August 29, 2019

Dear Sonoma County Community Members:

The California Department of Developmental Services' (DDS) Office of Protective Services requests your assistance and support in sharing the following information with family, friends, and neighbors.

The state property of the former Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) remains open and accessible to the public, specifically pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles in non-prohibited areas. However, there are areas of the campus that remain closed to the public. Specifically, individuals are prohibited from accessing both reservoirs (for fishing or swimming), areas affected by the recent fires (including the farm area and Sunrise Industries), and all vacant buildings and parking lots. For the public's safety, and for the safety of staff members who remain on campus, these closed areas are marked with barricades, yellow tape, and signs. Entering these closed areas is considered trespassing. 

We greatly appreciate your assistance in sharing this message with the community. We are confidant that through public awareness and voluntary compliance, there will be no need for enforcement action. If voluntary compliance is not successful, officers will take the appropriate enforcement action to curtail trespassing.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Protective Services at SDC during normal business hours at (707) 938-6100.


J. Irigoyen, Chief

Office of Protective Services


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