Mon, May 08|
East Rec Center
Sonoma Developmental Center: Community Opportunity or Threat?
Tracy Salcedo of Sonoma Mountain Preservation and Sonoma Community Advocates for a Living Environment will discuss the glorious history and cultural relevance of this special place and share why two major local environmental groups are suing the county to protect it.
Time & Location
May 08, 2023, 6:30 PM
East Rec Center, 7902 Oakmont Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95409, USA
About the event
Meeting ID: 894 8418 7867
The Oakmont community will be significantly impacted by some of the proposed development in your neighborhood, the most concerning being the future of the Sonoma Developmental Center property. Traffic and safety issues abound. PRSC thinks Oakmonters should know about the county's aggressive development plans and the current efforts to have the County scale back these plans via a lawsuit that was filed recently.
A published writer since her teens, Tracy Salcedo continues to write stories and opinion columns for local newspapers, including the Kenwood Press, the Sonoma Index-Tribune, the Sonoma Sun, and the Pulitzer-Prize winning Santa Rosa Press Democrat. She has worked as an editor for a number of online investing and life sciences newsletters and magazines, as well as for Globe Pequot Press (now part of Rowman & Littlefield). If that weren't enough, she's become the librarian at Glen Ellen’s Dunbar Elementary School, the oldest continuously operating school in the state. And in her spare time (can you imagine?) she's pursuing a dream of also becoming a novelist.
Tracy was on the SDC Leadership team formed by First District Supervisor Susan Gorin to help inform planning for the redevelopment. She was also co-chair of the Glen Ellen Forum’s SDC Committee and is vice chair of the board of Sonoma Mountain Preservation, which falls under the umbrella of Sonoma Community Advocates for a Liveable Environment (SCALE), one of the two parties in litigation with Sonoma County challenging the environmental impact report for the Specific Plan.
6:30 Social • Program begins at 7:00
For more information, visit the PRESERVE RURAL SONOMA COUNTY website.