Yes on Measure Q

The City of Cotati in Sonoma County plans to renew its urban growth boundary (UGB) with city-sponsored Ballot Measure Q in the November 2016 General Election.

Known for its distinct hexagonal historic plaza, rural character, accordion festival, and as the home of Sonoma State University, Cotati is one of nine cities to adopt an urban growth boundary in Sonoma County—the only Bay Area county that has a UGB in each of its cities.

Cotati residents first approved the urban growth boundary in November 1998 with 71% of the vote. As the city’s general plan was updated last year, Greenbelt Alliance urged the City to consider renewing its UGB in November 2016 instead of waiting until 2017 or 2018. Mayor John Moore, the other councilmembers, and city staff agreed.

The City Council has voted unanimously to maintain the urban growth boundary line, extend the sunset date for 30 years or more, and to strengthen policies and language to protect groundwater basins and biologically sensitive habitat.

Text Credit: Teri Shore “Cotati Renewing Urban Growth Boundary Early”
Photo Credit: Sheep: Teri Shore, Vineyards: Josh Chernin