IRS Form

FNS is now a tax-exempt 501(c)(3)

Friends of North Sonoma FNS has been officially recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a tax-exempt non-profit organization. If you wish to make a charitable contribution to our neighborhood education efforts, please use the Donate button, or send a check directly to our PO Box. If you need our tax ID number, or

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Newsletter – February 2021

From the Friends of North Sonoma/Steering Committee To the Donald St. Community, A.   Sonoma County continues to press forward with the rezoning of Donald St., East of Robinson for the Springs Specific Plan (SSP). Our neighborhood will see the number of houses along Donald St. grow by over FIVE times from 114 houses to 630

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Sonoma County Civil Grand Jury Members - 2019-2020

Sonoma County Grand Jury Final Report (August 2020)

The complete Final Report of the 2019-2020 Sonoma Civil Grand Jury was issued on August 2, 2020, calling the Springs Specific Plan “a Public Disclosure Misfire”. Their investigation aimed to answer one question: “Did Sonoma County follow the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) guidelines for Specific Plans relating to public disclosure and soliciting input from affected

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Screenshot of archived Springs Specific Plan website

The first website announcing the Springs Specific Plan to the community ( was set up by PRMD and the Community Advisory Team. It was taken offline not long after the Donald Street neighborhood became organized. The archive of this old website can be viewed at the following link: Read More »

County planners present SSP to SVCAC Aug 22, 2018

SVCAC Meeting (Aug 22, 2018)

The “preliminary draft Springs Specific Plan” was presented to the Sonoma Valley Citizen’s Advisory Committee on August 22, 2018. Yolanda Solano, Permit Sonoma, Sonoma County Planning Division/Comprehensive Planning, Planner III, introduced the project team: Beth Thompson and Elise Carroll of DeNovo Planning Group, and Katie Olding, County Planner I. The materials shared with the SVCAC

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