Future of Sonoma Developmental Center to be Discussed Further in June

The County of Sonoma continues to weigh options for the vacant Sonoma Developmental Center. The Board of Supervisors spent several hours Tuesday going over possible proposals and suggestions for the Developmental Center, ranging from high density housing, more public transportation, and additional time to consider wildfire impacts. Supervisor Susan Gorin, whose district includes the Center, pushed for a reduction of proposed housing units from the 900-1,000 range to somewhere between 450 and 700. County staff is expected to come back with a specific plan and Environmental Impact Report by June with possible certification coming in September. The Sonoma Developmental Center is owned by the state but the County is being allowed to create guidelines for the sale of the property.