Kenwood Press

Serving the communities of Kenwood, Glen Ellen and Oakmont

email print
News: 03/01/2016

Workshop on community separators

A public workshop about Community Separators will be held on Wednesday, March 2, from 4-6 p.m. in the Permit Resource Management Department (PRMD) hearing room located at 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa.

Community Separators are lands that function to separate cities and unincorporated communities. They preserve distinct community identities by providing visual relief from continuous urbanization. The public is encouraged to attend to learn and provide input about expansion of the existing Community Separators and the proposed ballot measure.

The current efforts of PRMD, as directed by the Board of Supervisors, include a public process to gather community input, the preparation of a November 2016 ballot measure to extend the life of the existing Community Separators, and to consider potential expansion. Input gathered from this public workshop will be used in preparing the ballot measure.

Community Separators were originally designated in the 1989 Sonoma County General Plan and call for maintaining low densities and intensities of development within Community Separators, preservation of important open space areas, retention of specimen trees and tree stands, avoidance of the extension of public sewer and water services, and preserving rural character through a specific set of design guidelines.

Information may be found at, or by contacting County staff at PRMD-CommunitySeparators@sonoma.county.orgor 565-1352.

Recently Published:

04/01/2020 - Businesses stagger from virus’ economic blow
04/01/2020 - Mother and babies are doing just fine.
04/01/2020 - Community Center calls for facemask donations, sewing volunteers
04/01/2020 - Comfort yourself with good food!
04/01/2020 - Food take out and delivery services
04/01/2020 - Parks – all parks – shut down
04/01/2020 - St Patrick’s Episcopal Church welcomes you with love
04/01/2020 - Local grocery stores staying open, providing essentials and more
04/01/2020 - Attend next GE Forum meeting online
04/01/2020 - Fire departments coping with Coronavirus crisis
04/01/2020 - Wine tasting tourism tanks
04/01/2020 - County warns vacation rental owners
04/01/2020 - COVID-19 Chronology of events
04/01/2020 - COVID-19 Facts and Figures
04/01/2020 - Businesses stagger from virus’ economic blow
04/01/2020 - Transcendence Theatre offers online classes
04/01/2020 - Group focuses on food security
04/01/2020 - Housing prices are stable for now, but outlook is uncertain
04/01/2020 - Beware of scams during virus crisis
04/01/2020 - A spiritual awakening
03/15/2020 - Calabazas Creek fire ecology hike
03/15/2020 - Winery events, traffic studies move toward ordinance, guidelines
03/15/2020 - SVCAC to look at event guidelines, traffic study
03/15/2020 - Presentation on fire-wise landscaping
03/15/2020 - Jack London park looking for volunteers

Weather Underground PWS KCAKENWO2