Community Rights

Lawsuit Challenges County’s rezoning for Sonoma Development Center

Precedent Setting Rezoning Being Challenged   PRSC: Greetings All, It’s been a while since We’ve been in touch and we wanted to bring you up to date on some news. Sonoma County Tomorrow, Inc, the fiscal sponsor of PRSC, SAFER, Wine Water Watch and Friends of SMART, and the non profit that Warren Watkins handed […]

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Appointments for our Representatives

Appointments for our Representatives The committees our state representatives are on. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D- Lakewood) announced he has made the following committee appointments for the 2023-24 Regular Session:  Joint Legislative Committee on Climate Change Policies: Assemblymember Damon Connolly, Vice Chair (impressive in the 1st year of a 1st term) Health:  Assemblymember Jim Wood,

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SMART is accepting applications for appointment to the Citizens Oversight Committee

SMART is accepting applications for appointment to the Citizens Oversight Committee Applications are due by January 13, 2023 Residents of Marin and Sonoma counties are invited to apply for appointment to the SMART Citizens Oversight Committee (COC). The nine-member COC is an advisory committee established by the SMART Board of Directors and is comprised of private citizens who

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Forest Unlimited: Redwood Planting Volunteers, Sale of Redwood Seedlings

Update: Forest Unlimited does this program yearly. Consider joining.  Redwood Planting Volunteers, Sale of Redwood Seedlings Redwood Planting Volunteers We still need volunteers for our 2023 redwood seedlings plantings. We have doubled our efforts this coming year from previous years thanks to a disbursement from reforestation from California River Watch. Saturday, Jan 28 at the

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A Startup Is Turning Houses Into Corporations, And The Neighbors Are Fighting Back

Catering to the wealthy for second and third homes is NOT solving the housing crisis………. NPR: A Startup Is Turning Houses Into Corporations, And The Neighbors Are Fighting Back   FULL STORY HERE August 24, 20216:30 AM ET GREG ROSALSKY Brad Day and his neighbors in California’s Sonoma Valley have noticed a real estate startup

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Sustainable Pulse: EU Trade Unions Call for Immediate Ban on Glyphosate Herbicides to Protect Workers 

Wine industry, stop using glyphosate….you’re polluting what little water you have left us…. EU Trade Unions Call for Immediate Ban on Glyphosate Herbicides to Protect Workers The European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT)  has called for an immediate ban on glyphosate-based herbicides and other harmful pesticides. In a press release on

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