Springs Community Alliance April Meeting

The public is invited to the next monthly meeting of the Springs Community Alliance THIS Thursday, April 19, 7:00 pm at the Springs Community Hall, 18627 Sonoma Hwy, in the Springs. NOTE: This is a change in meeting location!

For the April meeting the SCA is hosting the first Sustainable Sonoma public listening session which is designed for the entire Springs community. The listening session will ask community members for input on their hopes for the future of our community – its economy, people, and environment. Anyone who has a stake in the Springs area is invited to join the Springs Community Alliance and Sustainable Sonoma at this important town hall and make sure the voices of the Springs are heard.

Sustainable Sonoma’s purpose is to be a platform and forum for diverse interest groups across business, government and the nonprofit sector to work together on making positive change.

For more information on Sustainable Sonoma go to www.sustainablesonoma.net

This meeting is open to the public. Childcare and translation 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.

Beginning with the April meeting regular meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at the Sonoma Springs Community Hall from 7:00PM-8:30PM.

General Meeting: Thursday, March 15 @ Booker Hall/ La Luz Center

The public is invited to the monthly meeting of the Springs Community Alliance THIS Thursday, March 15, at 7:00 pm at La Luz Center, 17560 Greger Street in the Springs.

The March agenda will include a discussion on homelessness in the Springs. Representatives from various community service organizations will be on hand to identify the resources available to deal this issue. The Springs Traffic Calming committee will be giving an update and will have yellow traffic calming signs available to residents for $5. Also, a representative from Supervisor Gorin’s office will be giving updates on some of the county’s initiatives.

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 Alliance Meeting; Thursday, February 15, 7:00 pm

The public is invited to the next monthly meeting of the Springs Community Alliance on Thursday, February 15, at 7:00 pm at La Luz Center, 17560 Greger Street in the Springs. The February agenda will feature a presentation by Tim Sloat, Real Estate Development Manager for KS Mattson Partners LP, who will be presenting a conceptual design for the Boyes Food Center parcels on Highway 12 in the Springs. The proposal is for a complete redevelopment of the entire 1.26 acre site in three phases: first replacing the dilapidated cottages on site with new town homes, then constructing an all-new mixed-use building with highway-facing retail and apartments above (including some affordable units), and finally refurbishing the existing mixed-use Food Center building.

Prior to the feature presentation described above there will be discussion on the issues of homelessness, drug use and mental illness in the Springs and Sonoma Valley. A representative from the county department of Health and Human Services will be present to answer questions. A panel discussion is currently being planned for an upcoming SCA meeting to focus on this issue.

The SCA Executive Committee will also be providing updates on some of their projects including traffic calming and a Springs library.

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 Meeting – Thursday, January 18, 7:00 pm, Booker Hall/La Luz Community Center

The public is invited to the monthly meeting of the Springs Community Alliance on Thursday, January 18, at 7:00 pm at La Luz Center, 17560 Greger Street in the Springs.

The January agenda will feature 1st District Supervisor Susan Gorin who will provide brief updates on County re-organization in response to the October firestorms – forming task forces on watersheds, housing rebuilding, debris cleanup, and economic recovery.  Supervisor Gorin will also continue community discussions on The Springs Specific Plan, formation of a Municipal Advisory Councils in the Springs and Glen Ellen and other issues important for El Verano, Fetters Hot Springs, Boyes Hot Springs and Agua Caliente.

The SCA Executive Committee will also be providing updates on some of their projects.

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..

November’s Community Meeting: Thursday, November 16, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The public is invited to the monthly meeting of the Springs Community Alliance on Thursday, November 16, at 7:00 pm at La Luz Center, 17560 Greger Street in the Springs.

The November agenda will feature a presentation by Caitlin Cornwall, representing Sustainable Sonoma, and will address the crisis in our community caused by the recent disastrous wildfires. This is a crisis that powerfully affects all aspects of our community so a proper response and a meaningful recovery require engagement from all sectors of the community. The presentation will also address the ecological aspect of the fires including the history of frequent fires in our area, the future of increasing wildfire risk in a changing climate, and the many benefits that would be realized from actively managing the vegetation in the hills to reduce fire risk.

Bill Kuntz, Public Information Officer from the Small Business Administration will also be speaking about the resources his agency provides including federal disaster loans from businesses of all sizes, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters.

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..

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/