Housing

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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Raves, overdoses and helicopters: Big Sur is being overrun, and here’s data that proves it.

No Place for Residents: Sonoma County has major problems already especially on the coast. We saw barrier removals, illegal parking when coast was shut down for covid virus.  Winery event season is now called “right turn only season”. Supervisors and wine industry keep pushing for more and now cannabis wants events. “I shudder to think …

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High-Cost Housing

Supervisor Hopkins pushes for purchase….. “To house 31 individuals at the expense ($6.2 million to purchase and $4.6 million for 2 years operating) of potentially helping hundreds isn’t only fiscally unsound but ethically dubious.” HIGH COST HOUSING, PD Letter to the Editor EDITOR: Being an emergency room nurse, I am quite familiar with and sympathetic …

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If these walls could charge…..energy inovations

IF THESE WALLS COULD CHARGE: GRIST: Your future home could be powered by the bricks it’s built with By Emily Pontecorvo on Aug 14, 2020 Imagine a world where instead of threading the walls of your house with copper wires that deliver electricity from the grid, the walls themselves stored that energy, potentially drawn from a solar …

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Solstice Sonoma Luxury Resort Slated for Burned Zone in Greenbelt

It’s back….bad project is back under the coronavirus fog……“….this “perfect storm” of a project that manages to violate community separators and UGBs, puts more people in wildfire burn zone, adds GHGs and VMTS and creates more low paying jobs without housing.” A dozen luxury 1, 2, and 3 bedroom wine country party houses on rural …

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Family faces eviction by 7-Eleven to build a gasoline station

CONGAS: Coalition Opposing New Gas Stations: 911 711! Family faces eviction by 7-Eleven to build a gasoline station Going in the wrong direction on the housing and climate crises in Sonoma County Sonoma County and Santa Rosa are in the throes of a serious affordable housing shortage, and both have recently declared a “climate emergency.” …

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