Neighborhood Spotlight

Supervisor Gore held a community discussion, 9/27/21, to share status updates of rebuilds, repavements, and more. Representatives from the Sonoma County Fire District and Sheriff’s Office also joined for community updates.

Help first responders evacuate neighborhoods quickly during a disaster – get your free evacuation tag!

The Sheriff’s Office is giving away evacuation tags to residents living in unincorporated Sonoma County and our contract cities, Sonoma and Windsor. Evacuation tags are a new tool to help us more quickly ensure that neighborhoods are evacuated during a disaster. Residents tie the tag in a location that is highly visible when they evacuate (see attached photos). This saves time because first responders don’t have to tie their own ribbon on the property and they can immediately check the next home. We’ve learned that seconds can count during evacuations and we are excited to bring this new time-saving tool to our residents. Each tag comes with a bilingual instruction flyer, too.

Tags are available right now at our stations! You may stop by one of our stations during business hours to pick it up.

  • Main Office (2796 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa)
  • Main Adult Detention Facility (2777 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa)
  • Valley Substation (810 B Grove Street, Sonoma)
  • River Substation (16225 First Street, Guerneville)
  • Sonoma Police Department (175 First Street West, Sonoma)
  • Windsor Police Department (9291 Old Redwood Highway, Bldg. 300, Windsor)

For more information, visit:

https://www.sonomacountyfd.org/evacuation-tag-information-from-sonoma-county-sheriff-s-office

Fulton residents Rob & Stephanie Bisordi have received the Sonoma County Economic Development Board‘s 20th Annual Spirit of Sonoma Award. Spirit of Sonoma honors those who contribute to the economic development and enhancement of the communities in which they live and work through donations of their time and expertise in support of local business, and in helping others. (Photography by Will Bucquoy/For the Sonoma County EDB).

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Announcements

Mark West Creek Proposed Educational Preserve by Sonoma Water

Immediate Need! Request for Subcommittee Members

The Mark West Citizens Advisory Council has identified a need for a Specific Plan for the Mark West Area to coordinate with the Sonoma County General Plan update by addressing elements which are critical to the quality of life and well-being of its residents, businesses, and institutions. We are looking for individuals who live in the California American Water District service area to serve as subcommittee members and give their input on guidance for planning the future of the Mark West Area including land use, circulation, housing, open space, noise, safety, and utilities. For a glimpse of how this document is taking shape, see the draft of the Mark West Area Specific Plan at: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Mark-West-Citizens-Advisory-Council/PDFs/Specific-PlanMWA-Specific-2020/

You can view Sonoma County’s General Plan update at:
https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/PRMD/Long-Range-Plans/General-Plan-Update/

Are you intrigued? If you would like to help shape the future of our community, please contact the CAC at markwestcac@gmail.com

Congratulations to Spring, a Riebli Elementary School sixth grader, for winning our logo contest! There were so many fantastic entries to choose from and we thank all the students who entered the contest. Spring’s logo best depicted our local environment, including the Mark West Creek and trees in the surrounding hillsides. You’ll see this new logo on our websites, social media, and printed materials. Great job, Spring!

Status Reports

At the May meeting, the Council was informed by County that the “hawk”-style signal for the crosswalk in front of Molsberry‘s Market has received final design approval. With the previous approval of funding and the permission of the owner of the Larkfield Center, construction can now begin. This is great news for our neighborhood and another step in the right direction for making our community safer and more pedestrian-friendly.

New Mark West Springs Rd Sidewalk Funded

The Council on March 10 approved a grant application from the Mark West Union School District for $14,000 to help fund the construction of a new sidewalk on Mark West Springs Rd between Riebli Elementary School and Old Redwood Highway. The new sidewalk will flank both sides of Mark West Springs Rd and is being funded by part of the PGE Sonoma Fire Complex settlement funds secured by Supervisor Gore. We would like to thank Superintendent Calloway for presenting this project to our Council and for everyone involved in the development of this new sidewalk. Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works Department will begin design and construction of the new sidewalk this year. Stay tuned for more information.

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