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.

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.

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”