May – Springs Community Alliance monthly meeting Thursday, May 17

The public is invited to the monthly meeting of the Springs Community Alliance on Thursday, May 17, at 7:00 pm at the Sonoma Springs Community Hall, 18627 Sonoma Hwy, in the Springs.

The May agenda will cover a variety of issues and updates on initiatives and projects affecting the Springs including proposed projects like the Boyes Food Center, the Springs Specific Plan, formations of a Springs Municipal Advisory Council and more. Liz Hamon, assistant to Supervisor Gorin will be on hand to provide some of these updates and to answer questions as well as hear comments and concerns from the audience.

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 the Springs Community Hall from 7:00PM – 8:30PM. For more information go to springscommunityalliance.org.

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 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..

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.