April Meeting of the Springs Municipal Advisory Council

Notice of Meeting and Agenda

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6:30pm

Springs Community Hall

18627 CA-12, Sonoma County

  1. Call to Order, Roll Call & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Approval of Minutes of March 26, 2019                                                             Resolution
  3. Public Comment – (Limited to items not appearing on the agenda)                     Receive
  4. Introductions by Councilmembers
  5. Mission Statement                                                                                           Resolution
    1. Consider developing a mission statement to complement
      SMAC Purpose
  6. Develop Priorities and Goals for 2019                                                                Resolution
  7. Outreach Plan & Communication Plan                                                               Resolution
  8. Updates on projects in the Springs                                                                    Receive
  9. Consideration of Future Agenda Items                                                              Receive
  10. Councilmember Reports                                                                                   Receive
  11. Adjournment                                                                                                   Resolution

Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Commission after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the Board of Supervisors’ Office located at 575 Administration Drive, Room 100-Al, Santa Rosa, CA, during normal business hours.

Note:  Consideration items will proceed as follows:

  1. Presentation by proponent
  2. Questions by Commissioners
  3. Questions and comments from the public
  4. Response by proponent, if required
  5. Comments by Commissioners
  6. Resolution, if indicated

Contact: Liz Hamon, Administrative Aide to Supervisor Susan Gorin – liz.hamon@sonoma-county.org

Web Links:

County of Sonoma:  www.sonoma-county.org select Boards and Commissions

City of Sonoma:  www.sonomacity.org select Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Commission

Minutes of the Meeting

March 26, 2019

Minutes of the March 26, 2019, Meeting

Congratulations To The Members of the Springs Municipal Advisory Council!

The seven council members, the area they represent and the duration of their terms, are: Maite Iturri, representing schools and El Verano (2 year seat); Ryan Lely, representing Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Commission and Boyes Hot Springs (2 year seat); Omar Paz, representing businesses/nonprofits and Boyes Hot Springs (3 year seat); Ellen Conlan, at large representing Fetters/Agua Caliente (3 year seat); Avram Goldman, at-large representing Fetters/Agua Caliente (3 year seat); Iris Lombard, at-large representing Boyes Hot Springs (2 year seat); and Raymond Willett, at-large representing Fetters/Agua Caliente (3 year seat).

The two alternates selected were Robyn Anderson, representing Fetters/Agua Caliente (3 year seat); and John Wheatley, representing El Verano (2 year seat).

Ryan Lely to serve as chair of the Springs MAC and Maite Iturri to serve as vice chair of the Springs MAC for its first year.

SOURCE: Sonoma Index-Tribune, 02.25.19

Springs Community Meeting – Reunión comunitaria – Wednesday, October 3   –  Miércoles, 3 de octubre

The Springs Communities Step Into The Future, With Its Own Voice…
(Aqua Caliente, Fetter Hot Springs, Boyes Hot Springs, and El Verano)

Las comunidades de Agua Caliente, Fetters Hot Springs, Boyes Hot Springs y El Verano toman un paso hacia el futuro… con su propia voz.

Wednesday, October 3   –  Miércoles, 3 de octubre
6:30 – 8:00 pm
El Verano School, Multi-purpose Room ((Sala multiuso)

Reúnase con sus vecinos, The Springs Community Alliance (La Alianza Comunitaria Springs), el Centro La Luz y la Supervisora del primer distrito Susan Gorin para una conversación acerca de la formación de un Consejo asesor municipal (MAC, según sus siglas en inglés) para las comunidades Springs..

Join your neighbors, The Springs Community Alliance, La Luz Center, and Sonoma County First District Supervisor Susan Gorin for a discussion about the formation of a Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) for the Springs.


SCA Community Meeting – August, 16, 7:00 pm, Springs Community Hall

Springs Community Alliance monthly meeting
August 16, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Springs Community Hall

Want to see what the Springs of the future might look like?

Yolanda Solano from the Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department will be on hand at this month’s meeting to give an update on the progress of the Springs Specific Plan. Attendees will be able to get an understanding of the scale and scope of the project, its timing, its process, where they can go to get all the details, and, finally, how they can contribute in all the upcoming meetings. The plan is scheduled to be finalized in the coming months and community input is still needed.

Location: Sonoma Springs Community Hall, 18627 Sonoma Hwy, in the Springs.

The meeting is open to the public and anyone with an interest in the Springs is welcome to attend and weigh in on issues that matter to them. Translation services will be provided.

SCA’s mission is to serve as a hub of communication and information affecting the interests and well-being of all people who live in, serve, or conduct business within the “Springs” neighborhoods of El Verano, Boyes Hot Springs, Fetters Hot Springs and Agua Caliente. The goals of the alliance include economic development; environmental safety, beauty and preservation; traffic and roadway issues; health; community outreach and hospitality. Inquiries may also be sent to springscommunityalliance@gmail.com.

Due to the administrative costs of maintaining the alliance donations are gratefully accepted.

Regular meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at the Springs Community Hall from 7:00PM – 8:30PM. For more information go to springscommunityalliance.org. Please send all inquiries to springscommunityalliance@gmail.com.