According to the 2011 Climate Protection Committee’s Greenhouse Gas Report, 60% of carbon emissions in Sonoma County are generated from transportation.
Now that Sonoma Clean Power has opened its doors, and unveiled its newEvergreen program, (which utilizes 100% local renewable power), the use of electric vehicles in our Count
Rohnert Park Mayor Jake Mackenzie took over the reins of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) after the 18 voting members of the 21-member regional Commission unanimously elected him as chair for the two-year term running through February 2019. Mackenzie has served for the past two years as MTC’s vice chair, and has represented Sonoma County on the Commission since 2008.
Temporary Delay on Emergency Green Valley Road Project
Road will remain closed due to dangerous road conditions
An emergency repair project to divert Green Valley Creek from flowing over Green Valley Road has been temporarily delayed. The project, which was slated to begin today, will begin as soon as the Sonoma County Water Agency obtains an Incidental Take Permit from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Emergency repairs will begin on Tuesday, February 14. A community meeting will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, February 10, at the Sanchietti barn, 10076 Green Valley Road, at the corner of Sullivan Road, to describe the project to neighbors.
The Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA) took the final step needed to fully fund the next phase of Highway 101 in the Marin Sonoma Narrows. The project will open five miles of new lanes in each direction south of the Petaluma River Bridge.
Over the years (61 so far) I’ve sought cognitive relief in creative ways. When my head is full of confusion and doubt. When I’m troubled about things going on in my life, big or small, I have turned to a variety of distractions in an effort to restore balance. I’ve found that physical exercise provides the best remedy for what ails me: walking, running, kayaking, hiking, backcountry skiing.
Advisory: School Is Back in Session this week, Remember to STOP when the red lights are flashing on the school buses
The 2016/2017 school year has begun. With a few districts starting up today, most of Sonoma County schools start back this week, on Wednesday August 17 and Thursday August 18, the California Highway Patrol wants to remind the public of the laws regarding school buses and speeding in school zones.
Following is a statement from Maria Brown, Superintendent of NOAA's Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. This has been prompted by the high numbers of whales in vessel traffic lanes, and by reports that small boaters are approaching whales closer than the federal government's guidelines, potentially harassing the whales, and even risking harm to themselves.
The Board of Supervisors recently approved the final contract for 2016 road work, which will result in 67 miles of new road surface in Sonoma County this summer. The Board also approved a plan for next summer with another 97 miles of much needed resurfaced roads. This summer’s road construction is slated to begin the first week of July.
More than 2,500 registered elite and age-group athletes from around the world representing 18 countries and 42 states will be competing in the annual triathalon in northern and western Sonoma County from Windsor to Guerneville.
Many good questions came from attendees who commute to the City – which is one of the main targets of public transportation... regular commuters who suffer through hours of traffic jams to get to and from work.