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Supervisors Face Historic Affordable Housing Vote to Permit Trailers & Tiny Homes Sept 27 meeting to consider policy recommendation extending temp housing designation to county's lowest cost housing

Posted by - August 29, 2022

Tomorrow afternoon, September 27, Supervisors will, for the first time ever, consider a change in policy that would allow some of the more than 10,000 low income renters on private rural property to remain in their safe, affordable trailers and tiny homes without fear of eviction from county code enforcement.  The Sonoma Independent urges citizens

County Plan to Build Administrative Campus at Sears Site Falls Apart Under Public Pressure Costly project stopped by Supervisors Hopkins and Rabbitt after outcry on Social media, coverage in independent news

Posted by - April 19, 2022

After months of pushing the project forward with little input from the public, the plan to build a sixteen-story tower at the former Sears site fell apart under public pressure. Many residents were unaware that the county planned to move from their current campus and spend as much as $1.65 billion on a new administrative

Supervisors to Consider Historic Affordable Housing Vote to Protect RV’s & Tiny Homes on April 5 Urgency ordinance that would curb 200 annual Permit Sonoma evictions would avoid costly federal lawsuit over housing rights

Posted by - April 1, 2022

Sonoma County has a historic opportunity to protect thousands of people living in alternative housing from eviction by Permit Sonoma. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors will discuss solutions to protect residents living in safe, alternative housing, like trailers, tiny homes, and RVs.  For the first time since this issue has come before the Board,

Billion Dollar Boondoggle Plan Could Cripple County Services for Next 30 Years Proposal to move county HQ downtown greenwashed & pushed by supes without public support

Posted by - February 25, 2022

The Board of Supervisors is set to vote Tuesday on what would be the largest construction project in Sonoma County history. The $1.65 billion dollar plan to move the county administration campus to downtown Santa Rosa has barreled ahead despite serious concerns about parking, traffic, and impacts to downtown businesses during construction. Importantly, the Board

Housing Groups Join 3,000 Petitioners Urging Supervisors to End Permit Sonoma’s Eviction War on the Poor Housing rights campaign for renters of trailers & tiny homes now supported by Homeless Action, Legal Aid, Tenants Union & Rabbitt opponent Blake Hooper

Posted by - February 4, 2022

On January 25, during a Sonoma County’s Board of Supervisors meeting to set the legislative agenda for 2022,  a growing group of housing activists and representatives from local civic groups urged the Board of Supervisors to pass a moratorium on code enforcement evictions of people living in safe alternative housing. More than 3,000 people have

Will Supervisors Vote to Stop Permit Sonoma’s Cruel Eviction War on the Poor? Code Enforcement Now Forces Twice As Many Low Income People Into Homelessness Than County Government Acquires Housing For

Posted by - January 23, 2022

On Tuesday, January 25, the Board of Supervisors will be meeting to set their legislative agenda, in advance, for the entire year.  Last year, Supervisors did not have a single discussion about how they might ease Permit Sonoma’s draconian enforcement policies, which, during a desperate housing crisis, have caused the eviction of about 200 low

Five 2016 Election Victories that Prove Sonoma County is ALREADY Great! Historic Local Victories for Women, Library, Hospital & Organic Ag as Voters Reject the New Normal

Posted by - November 16, 2016

During these bewildering post-election days, a number of friends have told me that they are sorry I did not win my race for Sebastopol City Council. I appreciate their support. But I do not feel sad, or even disappointed, about the friendly race that we just ran in Peacetown, USA. In truth, I feel that

Five 2016 Election Results that Prove Sonoma County is ALREADY Great! Historic Local Victories for Women, Library, Hospital & Organic Ag as Voters Reject the New Normal

Posted by - November 12, 2016

During these bewildering post-election days, a number of friends have told me that they are sorry I did not win my race for Sebastopol City Council. I appreciate their support. But I do not feel sad, or even disappointed, about the friendly race that we just ran in Peacetown, USA. In truth, I feel that