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Oct
22
Mon
SCTA/RCPA Citizens Advisory Committee @ SCTA Large Conference Room
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
SCTA/RCPA Citizens Advisory Committee @ SCTA Large Conference Room | Santa Rosa | California | United States

The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is composed of 15 members from community groups and 5 members from the public at ­large. The primary function of the CAC is to review projects, policy statements, funding programs, and any other items that may be acted on by the SCTA and to provide input and recommendations for the SCTA’s decision making process. The CAC also serves as the independent oversight committee for Measure M. The Chair of the CAC is Bob Anderson of the United Winegrowers.

CAC usually meets on the 4th Monday of each month, but to be certain, use this link to confirm a meeting hasn’t been cancelled or rescheduled:

Upcoming Meeting Information.

Gar Alperovitz and Ellen Brown @ Sonoma Community Center (Andrews Hall)
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Gar Alperovitz and Ellen Brown @ Sonoma Community Center (Andrews Hall) | Sonoma | California | United States
Changing the System: California’s Strategic Role in National Systemic Change
 For full description of these events, please visit our website: www.praxispeace.org/events
Gar Alperovitz is a political economist and historian. He is the author of of What Then Must We Do: Ten Ways to Democratize the Economy, The Next American Revolution, and American Beyond Capitalism. He is co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative and is a former fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University. He has taught at Harvard’s Institute of Politics and is professor emeritus at the University of Maryland.
Ellen Brown is an internationally-acclaimed Public Banking expert and author. She has been a speaker at two previous Praxis Peace Institute conferences and it was at the 2009 conference in Sonoma — over lunch at the Sunflower Cafe — that the Public Banking Institute was created by Ellen Brown and Marc Armstrong. She explores the history of banking and finance in a way that has captivated her readers and put the pieces of money, finance, and debt together in a unique and comprehensive manner, one that plumbs the depths of our modern economic systems and offers examples of better models.
Nov
3
Sat
Sonoma Developmental Center Farewell @ Hanna Boys Center
Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sonoma Developmental Center Farewell @ Hanna Boys Center | Sonoma | California | United States

Protecting What We Love Community Event

Please join us for a special commemorative event to mark the closure of Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) after 127 years of service to California residents with developmental disabilities.

The event begins with a reception on the patio at Hanna Boys Center at 3 p.m., where the inaugural exhibit of family photographs from the Eldridge Portrait Project will be displayed. A special program in the adjacent auditorium follows the reception, exploring the themes so important to those who called Eldridge and SDC home: history, people, land, and the future. The program will honor and celebrate those who’ve been supporters of SDC, its residents, families, and staff, while also sharing a vision for the future of this special place, and creating a sense of purpose going forward.

We sincerely hope you will join us for what promises to be a memorable afternoon and evening.

The event is free of charge, with a host committee of the Parent Hospital Association/Family Advocates United, Sonoma Land Trust, the Glen Ellen Forum, and the Glen Ellen Historical Society. Wine and appetizers will be served.

Please let us know if you will attend, and whether friends and family plan to attend as well. You can register yourself and one guest. Because of space limitations, the event is limited to 350 people, and registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

11-3-18 SDC Commemoration Event Invitation.

Here are some additional SDC-related events:

Saturday, October 27 through November 4, 2018: Arnold Drive through the Village of Glen Ellen is being transformed into a gallery with imagery from the Eldridge Portraits Project. The Eldridge Portraits Project is comprised of a series of images of SDC residents and families taken by photographers Christian Pease and Joe Garappolo with Light11B. For more information on this compelling photo collection, see the May 15, 2018 article in the Kenwood Press.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018: SDC is hosting its final annual Halloween Parade starting at 10:30 am on Harney Circle on the SDC campus. Community groups are participating with float entries in honor of SDC employees who are expected to be furloughed December 31, 2018. This event is open to the public. PHA and Sonoma Land Trust are also hosting a lunch buffet for SDC employees to thank them for their many years of service.

Image: ©Light 11B (christian@light11b.com)

Nov
12
Mon
SCTA/RCPA Board Meeting @ Santa Rosa City Council Chambers
Nov 12 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
SCTA/RCPA Board Meeting @ Santa Rosa City Council Chambers | Santa Rosa | California | United States
The Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA) was created in 1990 and is governed by a twelve-member Board of Directors representing each of the nine cities – Cloverdale, Cotati, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma and Windsor – and the Sonoma County board of Supervisors. The SCTA acts as the countywide planning and fund programming agency for transportation and performs a variety of important functions related to advocacy, project management, planning, finance, grant administration and research.
The Sonoma County Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA) coordinates community-wide climate solutions for a better future.  The RCPA was formed in 2009 through locally sponsored State legislation to coordinate countywide climate protection efforts among Sonoma County’s nine cities and multiple county agencies.  The RCPA has four main areas of focus: efficient buildings, clean energy, alternative transportation and conservation/ adaptation. The RCPA is focused on securing grant funding for GHG reducing programs and projects as well as leading countywide climate planning efforts. In addition, data collection, public information and education are significant elements of the climate protection effort.
The two authorities share the same board members, meet jointly, and issue joint meeting agenda and minutes.
SCTA/RCPA Board Meetings are usually held on the second Monday of each month at the Santa Rosa City Council Chambers.
To confirm the date and time of any upcoming SCTA/RCPA board meeting, ALWAYS check the full Agenda Packets which are available at:
http://scta.ca.gov/meetings-and-events/board-meetings/
Nov
15
Thu
Springs Community Alliance Monthly Meeting @ Booker Hall
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Springs Community Alliance Monthly Meeting @ Booker Hall | Sonoma | California | United States

SCA’s mission is to serve as a hub of communication and information
affecting the interests and well-being of all people who live in, serve, or
conduct business within the “Springs” neighborhoods of El Verano, Boyes Hot
Springs, Fetters Hot Springs and Agua Caliente.

The goals of the alliance include economic development; environmental
safety, beauty and preservation; traffic and roadway issues; health;
community outreach and hospitality.

The meetings are open to the public and anyone with an interest in the
Springs is welcome to attend and weigh in on issues that matter to them.
Translation services will provided.

General Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month and are held at La Luz Center’s Booker Hall located at 17560 Greger St, Sonoma, CA 95476 starting at 7:00 pm. 

Check the SCA website to confirm a regular meeting hasn’t been cancelled.

Nov
19
Mon
SV Farmers Guild (formerly The Grange) @ Sonoma Springs Community Hall (formerly The Grange)
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
SV Farmers Guild (formerly The Grange) @ Sonoma Springs Community Hall (formerly The Grange) | Sonoma | California | United States

THE SONOMA VALLEY FARMERS GUILD BUSINESS MEETING HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THIRD MONDAYS at 6:00 PM.

Please check http://www.Springshall.com to confirm the meeting hasn’t been cancelled.

Nov
26
Mon
SCTA/RCPA Citizens Advisory Committee @ SCTA Large Conference Room
Nov 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
SCTA/RCPA Citizens Advisory Committee @ SCTA Large Conference Room | Santa Rosa | California | United States

The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is composed of 15 members from community groups and 5 members from the public at ­large. The primary function of the CAC is to review projects, policy statements, funding programs, and any other items that may be acted on by the SCTA and to provide input and recommendations for the SCTA’s decision making process. The CAC also serves as the independent oversight committee for Measure M. The Chair of the CAC is Bob Anderson of the United Winegrowers.

CAC usually meets on the 4th Monday of each month, but to be certain, use this link to confirm a meeting hasn’t been cancelled or rescheduled:

Upcoming Meeting Information.

Dec
10
Mon
SCTA/RCPA Board Meeting @ Santa Rosa City Council Chambers
Dec 10 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
SCTA/RCPA Board Meeting @ Santa Rosa City Council Chambers | Santa Rosa | California | United States
The Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA) was created in 1990 and is governed by a twelve-member Board of Directors representing each of the nine cities – Cloverdale, Cotati, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma and Windsor – and the Sonoma County board of Supervisors. The SCTA acts as the countywide planning and fund programming agency for transportation and performs a variety of important functions related to advocacy, project management, planning, finance, grant administration and research.
The Sonoma County Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA) coordinates community-wide climate solutions for a better future.  The RCPA was formed in 2009 through locally sponsored State legislation to coordinate countywide climate protection efforts among Sonoma County’s nine cities and multiple county agencies.  The RCPA has four main areas of focus: efficient buildings, clean energy, alternative transportation and conservation/ adaptation. The RCPA is focused on securing grant funding for GHG reducing programs and projects as well as leading countywide climate planning efforts. In addition, data collection, public information and education are significant elements of the climate protection effort.
The two authorities share the same board members, meet jointly, and issue joint meeting agenda and minutes.
SCTA/RCPA Board Meetings are usually held on the second Monday of each month at the Santa Rosa City Council Chambers.
To confirm the date and time of any upcoming SCTA/RCPA board meeting, ALWAYS check the full Agenda Packets which are available at:
http://scta.ca.gov/meetings-and-events/board-meetings/
Dec
17
Mon
SV Farmers Guild (formerly The Grange) @ Sonoma Springs Community Hall (formerly The Grange)
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
SV Farmers Guild (formerly The Grange) @ Sonoma Springs Community Hall (formerly The Grange) | Sonoma | California | United States

THE SONOMA VALLEY FARMERS GUILD BUSINESS MEETING HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THIRD MONDAYS at 6:00 PM.

Please check http://www.Springshall.com to confirm the meeting hasn’t been cancelled.

Dec
20
Thu
Springs Community Alliance Monthly Meeting @ Booker Hall
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Springs Community Alliance Monthly Meeting @ Booker Hall | Sonoma | California | United States

SCA’s mission is to serve as a hub of communication and information
affecting the interests and well-being of all people who live in, serve, or
conduct business within the “Springs” neighborhoods of El Verano, Boyes Hot
Springs, Fetters Hot Springs and Agua Caliente.

The goals of the alliance include economic development; environmental
safety, beauty and preservation; traffic and roadway issues; health;
community outreach and hospitality.

The meetings are open to the public and anyone with an interest in the
Springs is welcome to attend and weigh in on issues that matter to them.
Translation services will provided.

General Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month and are held at La Luz Center’s Booker Hall located at 17560 Greger St, Sonoma, CA 95476 starting at 7:00 pm. 

Check the SCA website to confirm a regular meeting hasn’t been cancelled.

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