Sarah Glade Gurney is currently on the Sebastopol City Council
Perhaps you remember vacations like I do.
During grade school, I saw a lot of the USA in our Chevrolet – as many states as my parents could drive through, several National Parks, and historical spots like Boston and Washington DC. Old enough to travel alone for several weeks, I spent time with my relatives in Utah, as well as with my best friend who had moved far away to Southern California. After high school, I toured Europe with a train pass. As a new homeowner and working mother, I didn’t have time or money to spend on vacations any fancier than camping. Now semi-retired, I chose activities, like hiking or bicycling trips.
Listen for Your Doorbell
Citizen volunteers continue to seek support for the renewal of Sebastopol’s Urban Growth Boundary [UGB] during the first half of May. If you’re a registered voter within Sebastopol’s city limits, they’ll be at your front door, providing information and asking for your signature to qualify this initiative.
It’s already April? What happened to January, February and March? The time went by too fast, maybe because there’s so much going on in Sebastopol!
On March 1, the Council will hear important safety issues. Please read the packet, attend, and participate. These issues involveeveryone on our sidewalks and roadways.
“OK, love your pet…”
“…just don’t use my front yard!” Seb-towners voice this concern with increasing energy. No one wants to clean up after someone else’s dog. It’s not even pleasant to pick up after your own dog while you enjoy a walk around town. But it’s the right thing to do. So be courteous and pick up after your dog.
"It Takes Stamina to Make Democracy Work."
As Sebastopol’s Mayor for 2016, I endorse this quote by a local citizen about our civic process.
A net-zero energy building (NZEB) is a building with zero net energy consumption, meaning the total amount of energy used by the building annually is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site. Under California’s Building code, Title 24, all new residential construction is to be Zero Net Energy by 2020 with all new commercial buildings achieving this goal by 2030. In a sense, all California building owners are already somewhere on the path to Net Zero Energy, even if they are only at the beginning.