Update on Sonoma Developmental Center’s Southern California Counterpart

June 8, 2015:

With the recent closure of Lanterman Developmental Center, it has been decided that the land will be transferred to Cal Poly Pomona, despite that city’s desire to have a role in planning the reuse of the land. Due to the property’s size as well as the location of the center, if could have offered the ability for the city and the region to carry out pioneering projects that they would have benefited from for many years to come.

Please take a look at the article in the link below.

Closed SoCal developmental center will go to university, not private developers

Provided courtesy of the Sonoma Valley Sun website. The article first appeared in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, by Jason Henry and Monica Rodriguez.

SDC Closure Letter From Assemblymember Marc Levine

May 21, 2015:

The following is an additional letter that has been submitted to the Senate and Assembly Budget Committees from Assemblymember Marc Levine regarding the Governor’s recent budget proposal to close SDC by 2018 along with the trailer bill language requiring that the Department of Developmental Services provide a closure plan to the Legislature by October 1st of this year.

“Therefore, I respectfully request that if closure of SDC remains in the budget, that the appropriate Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittees consider the following changes in adopting budget language relative to closure of SDC…”

Click on the link below to read the entirety of the letter.

SDC Closure Letter From Assemblymember Marc Levine

SDC Budget Letter Regarding Proposed Closure of Sonoma Developmental Center in State Budget

May 20, 2015:

The following is the letter state legislators representing Sonoma County and the Sonoma Developmental Center have submitted to the Senate and Assembly Budget Committees regarding the recent budget proposal.

“We ask that the Senate and Assembly Budget Committees consider a more reasonable timeline to allow better planning to ensure patient health and safety, community preparedness, and….”

Click on the link below to read the entirety of the letter.

SDC Budget Letter from Dodd, McGuire, Wolk, and Wood

‘Transform SDC’ Workshop Materials

May 11, 2015:

In case you were unable to attend the first workshop on May 2nd, but would like to browse or even have the material we gave out to participants, you can easily access them in the link below. You could also email Samantha at samantha@sonomalandtrust.org to either pick up a folder here at Sonoma Land Trust’s office or have one mailed directly to you.

Enjoy!

‘Transform SDC’ Workshop May 2nd 2015 Materials

Transform SDC Project Workshop Flyer for May 2

April 2, 2015:

Join us for the first community workshop to Transform SDC, the Project Introduction and Community Visioning Launching on May 2, 9am to 1pm at the Vintage House in Sonoma. As the State is pushing to close SDC and other developmental centers, we invite you to learn more about this unique community resource and help us chart a course away from closure and towards a transformed and revitalized Center.

Please RSVP by April 25th to Samantha at Samantha@sonomalandtrust.org or by phone at (707) 526-6930 ext. 123 so we can adequately prepare.

Hope to see you there!

Transform SDC Project Workshop – Flyer for May 2

Keeping the Sonoma Valley Wildlife Corridor Open and Wildlife Friendly

January 1, 2015:

The Sonoma Land Trust is working with landowners in the Sonoma Valley to ensure that wild animals can move safely between Sonoma Mountain and the Mayacmas Mountains.

Please click on the link below to read our article on how we’re helping to keep the Sonoma Valley Wildlife Corridor open and wildlife friendly.

Keeping the Sonoma Valley Wildlife Corridor open and wildlife friendly