It's a buyers' market for real estate in the North Bay, and that's working to the benefit of the Sonoma County Open Space District. At least, some of the time.
After Sonoma County voters approved Measure F in 2006, renewing the quarter cent sales tax levy that funds the Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, the agency sold a new round of bonds. With those funds, says Executive Director Bill Keene, they were then able to embark on a bit of a spending spree, taking full advantage of a series of rare acquisition opportunities.
The Stakeholder workshops for the Open Space District will be held from 1-3 pm and 6-8 pm on Monday, Jan. 30 and again on Wednesday, Feb. 1. All meetings will be at their offices at 747 Mendocino Avenue, Suite 100, in Santa Rosa. The same schedule will be repeated there on Wednesday.
The map below shows lands preserved by the Open Space District shaded in light green. Darker green areas are parklands.