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,

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

Debunking Supervisors’ Six Excuses for Not Reopening Libraries Countering Our Supervisors' Spin About Why They Are Abandoning 100,000 Library Users

Posted by - June 11, 2015

Libraries are the only existing countywide program serving tens of thousands of citizens that was severely cut back during the recent recession and not restored. Monday closings have impacted the lives of more than 100,000 regular library users, most of them toddlers, children, seniors. More than 1,200 citizens signed the Sonoma Independent’s petition urging Supervisors to spend just $1.2 million to restore Library hours. As reported in the Sonoma Independent, libraries had been open 70 hours per week in 1981, and are now open only 40 hours a week. Does this reflect the will of the public, or the unwillingness of our elected representatives to provide responsive government to taxpayers, and remedy the largest funding crisis in our County Library system’s history?