Making Democracy Work

Local Action

Action in Sonoma County

What we have done to promote democracy in Sonoma County:

  • supported campaign finance reforms in Santa Rosa
  • asked the Santa Rosa Junior College Board to publish its committee reports on its Web site
  • supported campaign finance reforms in Petaluma
  • urged the Santa Rosa City Council to make meetings of boards and commissions more accessible to the public
  • supported a Petaluma City Council resolution to protect civil liberties
  • supported Ballot Measure Q to institute district elections for the Santa Rosa City Council. Click here for our position.
  • supported the Mayor's Open Government Task Force in Santa Rosa. Click here to view the letter to the Santa Rosa City Council>
  • supported uniform single member districts for Santa Rosa Junior College

What we have done to promote social equity in Sonoma County:

  • supported a living wage ordinance for the City of Sonoma
  • supported the Springs Housing project
  • supported a work force housing fee
  • supported Measure K to increase the development of affordable housing in Santa Rosa
  • studied the juvenile justice system in Sonoma County to measure it against the position of the League of Women Voters of California position on the subject. Click here for more details.
  • supported a living wage ordinance for Sonoma County. Click here to read the letter to the County Board of Supervisors.

What we have done to protect the environment in Sonoma County:

  • supported Measure F, the extension of the quarter cent sales tax to support the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
  • supported Sonoma County Planning Commisssion policy recommendations for a jobs-housing linkage fee, inclusionary zoning, and permitting higher densities of certain developments
  • supported the wood burning ordinance in Santa Rosa
  • opposed a ferry terminal at Port Sonoma
  • presented a public forum on Sustainable Energy and the Economy
  • supported urban growth boundaries
  • supported financially sound waste water sewer rates in Petaluma

What we have done to promote a sustainable transportation sytem:

  • supported Measures R and Q, measures for a quarter cent sales tax to fund Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART)
  • urged the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) to retain control of the development of its properties
  • supported transit oriented development in Santa Rosa,
  • supported Measure M, The Traffic Relief Act for Sonoma County
  • supported the establishment of Sonoma-Marin Transportation District

Councils, Commissions, and Committees:

League sends representatives to selected councils, commissions and committees, including:

  • Sonoma County Child Care Planning Council
  • Task Force on the Homeless
  • Citizens Advisory Committee of the Sonoma County Transportation Authority
  • AB 939 Local Task Force (Waste Management)