flood plain

Argus Courier: Neighbor-led lawsuit against Petaluma’s Sid Commons development set for April hearing

Building on a floodplain, what could possibly go wrong?  Neighbor-led lawsuit against Petaluma’s Sid Commons development set for April hearing Opponents of Sid Commons, a proposed housing development off Payran, want to preserve the wetlands, the oak trees and open space. (CRISSY PASCUAL/ARGUS-COURIER STAFF) KATHRYN PALMER ARGUS-COURIER STAFF April 17, 2021, 6:26AM SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL […]

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Dear Councilmembers Carnacchi, Hinton, Glade Gurney, Glass, and Slayter

March 5, 2019   Dear Councilmembers Carnacchi, Hinton, Glade Gurney, Glass, and Slayter   The Barlow marketplace was developed on an area that in 2005 had been proposed for mixed uses under the Northeast Area Plan (NEAP). That plan included housing elevated above flood level, with underground garages.  All the pros supported the idea, including

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The Barlow Flood

Submitted to press: The Barlow Flood Editor- The many Sebastopol citizens who opposed The Barlow plan to build wineries, breweries, bakeries, markets and restaurants on the Laguna flood plain knew that Mr. Aldrich’s empty promises (“flood-proofing” doors and walls?) would eventually be tested. Now they have been tested and they failed, as predicted.   The

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Worse floods in a generation…this is climate change as predicted by SCIENTISTS

Opinion from B. Rawson, Graton: All of this is exacerbated by sedimentation of our wet lands  by Vineyards, and the encroachment of paved surfaces from development. Add climate change and this will only get worse. We need to dredge the sediment, stop deforestation and vineyard conversion and tile draining and stop paving the developed surfaces with

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Gualala Logging plan, Comments have been reopened

There are petitions online and CalFire is still accepting comments for their exception to state logging rules. They have revised the skid roads and some of the logging along the Gualala river. CalFire is still making an exception to the state logging plans and need to hear from the public. Friends of Gualala River (FoGR),

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