Showing posts from December, 2010


FINAL VOTE 3 -2 in favor of Dutra. Kelley, Kerns and Carrillo vote YES to amend the General Plan and rezone the Dutra parcels to light industrial. Supervisors Zane and Brown vote NO. Yesterday the county counsel and planning staff made a mockery of CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act), which was created to protect the environment and the citizen’s right to participate in the CEQA process. Yesterday morning at 9 AM 180+ pages of information were released by county planning staff to our attorneys and limited distribution, with only 4 hours until the hearing. The new information was not distributed to the list of interested citizen parties and no one was allowed speak at the hearing. Sonoma County Legal Counsel advised the Board to prohibit public comment on the Dutra agenda item. Even Mayor Torliatt, Vice Mayor Glass, Council members Rene and Barrett were not allowed to speak. What exactly did the Supervisors NOT want to hear? NO information on the environmental impact of build

Public's right to speak at Dutra Hearing: Brown Act requirements

Always more Dutra Drama, just when you thought we'd had enough. The County says that the Dutra hearing is "closed to public comment". Do not allow the Press Democrat or Argus, City councils, County supervisors or any other public boards tell you that you can be prohibited from speaking at a public meeting to any item either on or off the agenda. The Press Democrat has erroneously repeated county counsel's seriously flawed assertion that the hearing for voting on tomorrow's Dutra Asphalt Plant project is "closed to public comment." Brett Wilkison double checked this afternoon with County Counsel Steve Woodside and assistant County Counsel Dave Hurst, who both repeated that they are acting in accordance with the Brown Act and can forbid public comment on Dutra. However, the Brown Act requires that you will be allowed to speak. Generally, the public can speak to any agendized item at the time it is being heard. The public can speak to any item not on the a


Let's show them, they can't wear us out or down - we will never give up fighting for Shollenberger Park and the health of our community. ATTEND THE HEARING Drop everything, bring the kids, and show up! They count heads, so hold yours up high! Stay for a while, even if you can’t stay for the whole hearing. If you come at the beginning you can help hold up our sign “NO ASPHALT PLANT NEAR OUR PARK” If you’re there by 3 PM you’ll have an opportunity to speak to the Supervisors and put it on the record. THE LAST SUPERVISORS HEARING ON DUTRA TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010 1:30 – 5:00 PM Agenda Item 5 – Dutra Asphalt Plant Supervisors' Chambers 575 Administration Drive Santa Rosa, CA Friends of Shollenberger Park Needs Your Participation to Save the Park!