August 31, 2015:
In a formal comment letter to DDS from SLT’s Executive Director Dave Koehler, the Sonoma Land Trust has called on the state to develop a permanent conservation and stewardship strategy for SDC’s open space and natural resource lands. SLT continues to endorse the “Transform SDC” vision of a reinvestment and reuse strategy for the developed portion of the SDC property, with a particular emphasis on providing continuing health care services for people with developmental disabilities. SLT is concerned that the closure/transformation planning cannot outpace conservation planning for the natural lands and habitat resources on the property. This letter augments our August 7th comments submitted in conjunction with other members of the SDC Coalition.
If you have not yet submitted written comments to DDS on the draft closure plan, please use this letter and other information on our blog site to help craft your own comments.
Thank you for caring about SDC!