Community Foundation Grants $250,000 for Greenway
Greenway Partner Sonoma Land Trust (SLT) has received a $250,000 grant from Community Foundation Sonoma County to support the acquisition of the SE Greenway. “SLT is excited to play a part in this one-time opportunity to bring nature within a short walk of many city residents,” says Wendy Eliot, SLT’s conservation director. “This grant marks a significant step toward making the Greenway vision a reality.”
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Recovery and Regeneration
The Southeast Greenway Campaign extends our sincere condolences and best wishes to our supporters, their friends, relatives, and neighbors, and all who have been touched in some way by the tragic fires in our community. We are grateful that the Greenway property remains intact and unburned, and we give thanks to the many firefighters and first responders who made that possible.
We honor and support our Partners – the City of Santa Rosa, Sonoma County Regional Parks, Sonoma County Water Agency, LandPaths, and Sonoma Land Trust – for their continued work despite human and financial loss.
The Campaign wishes you continued faith, solace, and determination as we move forward to restore homes, businesses, public spaces, and wildlands. We believe the Southeast Greenway will become a positive symbol of the recovery and regeneration of this wonderful community that is our home.
Planning Commission Hearing on Greenway Postponed Until Spring
City of Santa Rosa staff has informed us that public hearings on the proposed General Plan Amendment and Rezoning for the Greenway property have been delayed to make revisions in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR). In response to public comments and a public hearing that occurred in September 2017, the contract with PlaceWorks has been changed to permit additional analysis of traffic-related issues and impacts on circulation, noise and air quality. City staff anticipates that the revised EIR sections will be available for public comments in March.
A Public Hearing at the Planning Commission will follow the public comment period. At this meeting the Planning Commission will consider certifying the revised EIR and recommending the General Plan Amendment and Rezoning to the City Council. The Campaign will inform you when we get a new date for this Planning Commission meeting! A strong show of support will make a positive difference for the Greenway at this key meeting.