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

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

Board of Supervisors Respond to Sonoma Independent Petition Three of five express support for Commission-led effort to Restore Library Hours

Posted by - July 20, 2015

On June 16, 2015, Jonathan Greenberg addressed the County Supervisors during public comment about the the library crisis. To the surprise of those present, the Supervisors were eager to speak in a solution-oriented way about solving this county-wide issue. Below is the transcript of first Jonathan’s comment, followed by Susan Gorin, Veronica Ferguson, David Rabbitt,