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/

Forum for Prescription Drug Abuse in Sonoma Valley – Community Meeting Feb 16

The Executive Committee of the SCA encourages everyone to attend this important event sponsored by  R.I.S.K. “Forum for Prescription Drug Abuse in Sonoma Valley”  Thursday, February 16, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Altimira Middle School Band Room.

The next SCA meeting will be on Thursday, March 16, 7:00 – 8:30 pm at La Luz Center in
the Springs