UPDATE: REJECTED UNANIMOUSLY: Oppose Luxury Resort in CS – Public Hearing –

The unanimous 4 – 0 vote against luxury resort in community remains in limbo due to county staff failures so it will come back and things could change.

We had super strong testimony from about 25 community leaders, voters and experts along with 300 comments sent in opposing so the BZA agreed 100 percent that the project needs to be denied.

But now it is unclear as it was only a straw vote because Permit Sonoma and County Counsel didn’t even bother to draft a denial resolution. Unbelievable disrespect for the Commissioners and the public. We can only hope the straw man vote holds now.  

The decision was delayed because Permit Sonoma did not have a Denial Resolution available. It will go back to the BZA and so they could change their votes or otherwise mess with the vote. This is far from over.



Hello amazing friends and colleagues,

Thank you for your outpouring of support to defend the voter-approved community separator greenbelts from a proposed luxury resort and event center! Your response has been fantastic even in this very challenging time.
The emails and letters are pouring into the email boxes of all the decisionmakers! Hundreds of people have sent in emails or signed petitions and about a dozen key enviro, labor, transportation and political groups have sent in letters! See list at bottom.
Thanks to you we have their attention!!!!
If you are able, please join the public hearing on this project at 1:45 pm July 9 at the Sonoma County Board of Adjustments who will be voting on the luxury resort! See details below on Zoom and call-in -info.
ALSO IF YOU WILL JOIN THE CALL AND GIVE ME YOUR THREE MINUTES I CAN MAKE A 10-MINUTE PRESENTATION TO THE BZA! You’ll need to be on the Zoom call, so I can say the names of the people who have granted me their time. Let me know, but don’t deed your time if you plan to make a comment!!!!
[You can see SOME of the comment letters if you download the full staff report package here but it is 65 MB.]  https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Board-of-Zoning-Adjustments/Calendar/Board-of-Zoning-Adjustments-Meeting-July-9-2020/}
Thank you so much!

July 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Virtual Meeting

Santa Rosa,  CA  95403

The July 9, 2020 Board of Zoning Adjustments meeting will be facilitated virtually through

In accordance with Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 the July 9, 2020 Board of Zoning
Adjustments hearing will be held virtually.

Members of the public may not attend this meeting in person.

Members of the public can watch or listen to the meeting using one of the two following methods:

  1. Join the Zoom meeting application on your computer, tablet or smartphone:
    Go to: https://sonomacounty.zoom.us/j/98136487196?pwd=R0FrZEhCUHBFcmZKclNHUzIraVhOUT09
  2. Call-in and listen to the meeting:
    Dial +1 (669) 900-9128
    Enter meeting ID: 981 3648 7196
    Enter password: 995314

Public Comment Using Zoom: Members of the public who join the Zoom meeting, either through the Zoom app or by calling in, will be able to provide live public comment at specific points throughout the meeting.

Disabled Accommodation: If you have a disability which requires an accommodation or an alternative format to assist you in observing and commenting on this meeting, please contact Arielle Wright at (707) 565-1947 or by email arielle.wright@sonoma-county.org by 12pm Wednesday, July 8 to ensure arrangements for accommodation.

The rules for public observation and comment supersede and replace the standard rovisions (below) for the duration of the public health emergency.

Meeting Documentation

  • Agenda [PDF: 277 KB]
  • Staff Report UPE16-0086 [PDF: 937 KB]
  • Complete Package UPE16-0086


Greenbelt Alliance
Sonoma County Conservation Action
Preserve Rural Sonoma County
Sierra Club
350 Sonoma
Wine and Water Watch
Sonoma County Transportation and Land Use Coalition
Santa Rosa Southeast Greenway
Unite Here 2850
Alliance for a Just Recovery
Santa Rosa Democratic Club
Friends of the Climate Action Plan
Working Group for Emergency Climate Action Now


Teri  Shore
Regional  Director, North Bay
Greenbelt Alliance
555 Fifth Street, Suite 300 A | Santa Rosa, CA 95401
 1 (707) 934-7081 cell  |  tshore@greenbelt.org

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