Special Coverage: Planning
Sonoma City Council seats new Planning Commission
A mix of veterans and rookies appointed to influential city board
Planners approve 73 new units in final meetings
Sonoma’s Planning Commission ended its traditional configuration with a marathon pair of meetings, which resulted in 73 new housing units, more than 50 of them affordable.
Sonoma’s Planning Commission to reconsider SAHA’s affordable housing project
Varied setbacks, less regimented building layouts, an expanded color palate and a more “organic feel” are being proposed for the Altamira Affordable Housing project at 20269 Broadway.
SAHA affordable housing before Planning Commission tonight
The busy if besieged Sonoma Planning Commission will meet in special session on Thursday, to review the affordable housing project at 20269 Broadway.
Letters to the Editor, Aug. 29 - 31
SRO – not so much of a stretch after allEDITOR: Single Room Occupancy has been around for a while and most prevalent in San Francisco to accommodate those who have low incomes and need a place to live.C
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.