September SCA Meeting “Health Care, Trees in the Springs, Traffic, and more…”

The public is invited to the monthly meeting of the Springs Community Alliance on Thursday, September 21, at 7:00 pm at La Luz Center, 17560 Greger Street in the Springs.

The September agenda will feature an informal conversation from the Sonoma Valley Hospital about several issues affecting the hospital including the recently passed parcel tax, the South lot and administration and salaries. The Ecology Center will provide an update on the Trees in the Springs project and logistics for the upcoming Springs Community Cleanup (Sep. 23) will be discussed. Also there will be news about a new Springs Traffic committee.

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 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 Client.

The goals of the alliance include economic development; environmental safety, beauty and preservation; traffic and roadway issues; health; community outreach and hospitality.

Regular meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at La Luz from 7:00PM-8:30PM.

Springs Community Cleanup

The Springs Community Alliance is organizing a community cleanup for Saturday, September 23 from 9 am to 1:00 pm.

The cleanup will include community volunteers who will walk along both sides of Highway 12 as well as Boyes Blvd. Springs residents are also encouraged to organize cleanups for streets in neighborhoods off of Highway 12. Safety vests, trash bags and trash pickers will be available starting at 9 am at the county commuter parking lot on the East side of Highway 12 at East Thomson Ave.

The cleanup effort will also include weed abatement and residents are invited to bring weed whackers and rakes.

There will also be several debris boxes stationed at Hwy 12 and E. Thomson for refuse, recycling materials and yard waste. No hazardous waste, used tires or appliances will be accepted.

Community Meetings: Immigration and Policy Services – County District 1: Thursday, Sept 14

The County Board of Supervisors will be holding a series of community meetings in each of their districts to bring attention to issues related to immigration policy, help inform residents of their rights and available services, provide a forum for service providers and encourage collaboration, and receive input and feedback from the community. We invite you to attend any of these meetings and would be grateful if you could help us get the word out. Flyers are attached, in English and Spanish.

District One, Supervisor Susan Gorin
Jueves, 14 de Septiembre, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm Altimira Middle School
17805 Arnold Dr., Sonoma
Organizado por Supervisora Susan Gorin Distrito 1

Thursday, September 14, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm Altimira Middle School
17805 Arnold Dr., Sonoma
Hosted by 1st District Supervisor Susan Gorin

Please visit the Immigration Initiative webpage for more information about this important topic – http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CAO/Immigration-Initiative/

 

Thank you for your help!

 

Public Meeting: Larson Park Master Plan

SPONSOR:  Regional Parks Sonoma County
WHEN:  Wednesday, August 23, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
WHERE:  Flowery School, Multipurpose Room, 17600 Sonoma Highway
WHAT:  Presentation of Draft Master Plan for Larson Park
WHY:  Opportunity to provide feedback
Learn More –  http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Parks/Planning/Larson-Park-Master-Plan/

 

August Meeting: “Hidden In Plain Sight” – A special presentation (8/17/17)

The public is invited to the monthly meeting of the Springs Community Alliance on Thursday, August 17, at 7:00 pm at La Luz Center, 17560 Greger Street in the Springs.

The August agenda will feature a presentation of the recently released report, “Hidden in Plain Sight (2017),” a follow up on the Portrait of Sonoma Valley that was released in 2014. New data on the challenges facing Sonoma Valley—as well as the ways the philanthropic sector is responding—will be presented, followed by a dialogue on how to shape our collective future.

NOTE: A Portrait of Sonoma County is an in-depth look at how residents of Sonoma County are faring in three fundamental areas of life: healthaccess to knowledge, and living standards. While these metrics do not measure the county’s breathtaking vistas, the rich diversity of its population, or the vibrant web of community organizations engaged in making it a better place, they capture outcomes in areas essential to well-being and opportunity.

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.

Regular meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at La Luz from 7:00PM-8:30PM.

July’s SCA Topics: Mixed-Use Development and Rapid Response Program

The public is invited to the monthly meeting of the Springs Community Alliance on Thursday, July 20, at 7:00 pm at La Luz Center, 17560 Greger Street in the Springs.

This month’s meeting will feature a presentation by Tim Sloat, Real Estate Development Manager for KS Mattson Partners LP, who will be presenting the latest designs for a recycled shipping container based project on the property on Hwy 12 where the Lanning Structures building currently sits. This mixed-use development would include a casual dining restaurant with all-outdoor seating, a micro-retail shop, and three for-rent dwelling units. A formal application was recently submitted for design review and use permit with Sonoma County’s Permit and Resources Management Department.

There will also be an update of the Rapid Response program presented by a member of the local team.  This is an initiative of North Bay Organizing Project and Sonoma Valley Action Coalition to provide legal observers, accompaniment and other support in event  of action by immigration agents.

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 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 Client.

The goals of the alliance include economic development; environmental safety, beauty and preservation; traffic and roadway issues; health; community outreach and hospitality.

Regular meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at La Luz from 7:00PM-8:30PM.

“History of the Springs” – a presentation by Mike Acker – next SCA Meeting, Thursday, June 15

The alliance will be hosting Mike Acker, author of”The Springs; Resort Towns of Sonoma Valley”, a recently published book on the history of the Springs. Mike will be giving a slide presentation of material from the book and answering questions. Mike is also interested in hearing stories from Springs residents so this promises to be a fascinating evening!

Announcements will be made prior to the start of the presentation.

Thursday, June 15, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Booker Hall Community Room
La Luz Center
17560 Greger Street,

You may email topic suggestions to: mail@springscommunityalliance.org.
This meeting is open to all.

Springs Festival June 11

The 2nd annual Springs Festival is Sunday, June 11, from 4 to 7 pm at Larson Park on DeChene Avenue. This is going to be a fun family event with lots of food and other local vendors, music and activities for kids. This is a dog friendly, walkable event that includes a bike valet so no need to drive and worry about parking if you live in the Springs!

The Springs Community Alliance booth will feature Mike Acker who will be on hand to sign and sell his newly published book, “The Springs – Resort Towns of Sonoma Valley”

     

Springs Specific Plan Documents and Reports from Thursday’s, March 9 Meeting

View and/or Download these documents from the Springs Specific Plan Presentation:
Land Use and Circulation Alternatives Report:
Appendix A “Circulation and Parking Analysis”
Land Use and Circulation Alternatives Report
Appendix B “Utility Infrastructure Needs Report”
For more information, please visit https://thesprings.specificplan.org/documents-and-maps
Para más información por favor visite: https://thesprings.specificplan.org/documents-and-maps/