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QIMBY groups (Quality In My Back Yard i.e. community engagement)

By developing more compact, walkable communities, we can improve our health, reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and strengthen our economy.

MidTown4th QIMBY meet-up Nov 30th 8:15 at City Garden Donuts 1200 4th Street in Santa Rosa


Petaluma QIMBY - Urban Chat hosts the KNOW BEFORE YOU GROW lecture series


Wednesday, November 15th, 7:00pm, at Petaluma Community Center on McDowell Boulevard.

  • The topic will be the proposed North River Apartments project on Petaluma Boulevard North. The applicant, the A.G. Spanos Companies, will be present to describe their proposal and to respond to questions and suggestions.


Rail Road Square QIMBY's endorse DeTurk Winery Village Project, a Mixed-Use Transit Oriented, 165 rental unit project in Santa Rosa’s Rail Road Square.  Partnering with Sonoma County Transportation and Land Use Coalition, Sonoma County Alliance Housing Taskforce, Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, Greenbelt Alliance, NorBAR (North Bay Association of Realtors), Friends of SMART, American Institute of Architects Redwood Empire.  

What do you think of the ideas for creating financially resilient communities explained in this video?

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Minimum disability access

We are continuing to add more and more housing that excludes people with mobility limitations--an ever-growing segment of our community. Basic and minimal accessibility standards will create inordinate good. The concept of "visitability" recommends that there be one zero-step entrance, doors with 32 inches of clear passage space, and one bathroom on the main floor you can get into in a wheelchair. As the baby boomers age access will become increasingly important. We should incorporate these standards in all of our residential building. Some of the urgency of incorporating "visitability" is that California and Federal regulations have minimal impact on housing unlike commerce. More can be found at

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