Subscribe

Rohnert Park passes Measure B, locking in urban growth boundary through 2040

The "Follow This Story" feature will notify you when any articles related to this story are posted.

When you follow a story, the next time a related article is published — it could be days, weeks or months — you'll receive an email informing you of the update.

If you no longer want to follow a story, click the "Unfollow" link on that story. There's also an "Unfollow" link in every email notification we send you.

This tool is available only to subscribers; please make sure you're logged in if you want to follow a story.

Please note: This feature is available only to subscribers; make sure you're logged in if you want to follow a story.

Subscribe

Voters in Rohnert Park on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a 20-year extension of the city’s urban growth boundary, which limits where homes and businesses may be built.

More than 90% of voters who cast ballots in the election supported Measure B, designed to prevent urban sprawl and protect open spaces by designating areas for development through 2040. Voters passed the original version of the boundary in 2000 with 71% support, but it was set to expire next summer.

The measure was the only item on the ballot in Rohnert Park. Nearly 4,900 voters participated in the city’s special election, or about 11% of Rohnert Park’s population.

Measure B had the backing of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, Greenbelt Alliance, Sonoma County Conservation Action and the Sierra Club. It was supported by all five members of the Rohnert Park City Council.

You can reach Staff Writer Kevin Fixler at 707-521-5336 or kevin.fixler@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @kfixler.

Show Comment

Our Network

Sonoma Index-Tribune
Petaluma Argus Courier
North Bay Business Journal
Sonoma Magazine
Bite Club Eats
La Prensa Sonoma
Emerald Report
Spirited Magazine