Special Coverage: Planning
Sonoma Planning Commission approves two homes on hillside lots
By 3-1 votes, the Sonoma Planning Commission approved use permits for two of three developments planned for Fourth St. East and Brazil.
Council may overhaul city commissions
Appointments would rest with individual council members in new process
Council punts on hotel EIR
By unanimous vote, the City Council upheld an appeal of the hotel project's EIR and sent it back to the Planning Commission.
Letters to the Editor, July 18 - 20
Council trying to reshape planning commissionEDITOR: This letter encapsulates comments I made during the special City Council meeting to hear an appeal of the Planning Commissions 5-1 decision to certify the EIR for the Hotel Project Sonoma.
Sonoma City Council to review downtown hotel project
It’s the Sonoma City Council’s turn to reach consensus on a downtown hotel development, approved by the Planning Commission but appealed by locals.
Sonoma to lose a gas station, gain a diner
Owners of the Fremont Diner are moving their family-friendly fare into town, with plans to open a restaurant at the site of what may have been Sonoma’s first service station.
Jason Walsh: Commission appointments – up close, and personal
Proposed new model grants Council more influence, and less oversight
Sonoma City Council to forgo mayoral commission nominations
Under newly proposed model, each council member would appoint seats on city committees; could ‘wipe slate clean’ of current commissioners
Hotel Project Sonoma appealed, won't be on Planning Commission agenda
The City of Sonoma received an appeal to the Planning Commission's April 13 certification of the EIR for the Hotel Project Sonoma, forcing a City Council vote.
Brown Act violation charge made to go away
While the Hotel Project Sonoma is likely to get the lion’s share of attention at the Planning Commission meeting on April 27, Item No.
Sonoma City Council at odds over Planning Commission
Questions raised as to whether Mayor holds too much sway in appointments
Letters to the Editor, April 18 - 20
‘Women do more than their share’EDITOR: I wonder if the Sonoma Planning Commission would have enough members if not for an apparently anti-female application process.
Hotel Project Sonoma clears EIR hurdle
Environmental Impact Report approved 5-1; next step is use permit, design and architectural review
Sonoma's West Napa Street hotel final EIR hearing
Thursday night’s Planning Commission meeting takes up the long-delayed consideration of the Environmental Impact Report for Hotel Project Sonoma, in the first block of West Napa Street.
Letters to the Editor, April 11 - 13
‘Not an easy art’EDITOR: Thanks Jason for your writing about writing (“War on Media Crosses Into Sonoma Territory,” April 4)).I
Council at impasse over Planning Commission
Four-member quorum at loggerheads as key development proposals draw near
Besieged Planning Commission hears pros, cons on First Street East project
In an unusually charged and crowded Planning Commission hearing, advocates and objectors to the First Street East project considered the need for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review.
Jason Walsh: Round and round the Planning Commission goes...
Call it: Musical planning commissioners.That’s what it must seem like to locals eyeing the First Street East Project, the controversial mixed-use proposal on a 3.4
Shake-up on city's Planning Commission
Mayor bypasses Wellander reappointment; Roberson resigns in protest