For background, visit the Urban Growth Boundary page. For information about Measure W, including the City Attorney’s impartial analysis of the ballot measure, the City Council Resolution, and other frequently asked questions, visit the Measure W page. General information about the November 3 election can be found at the Elections page. If you are a … Continued
FAQ Topic: Measure W
Measure W would retain the rules of the existing measure which allow the UGB to be enlarged to accommodate affordable housing with a five acre limit each calendar year and a total limit of twenty acres over the 20-year life of the ballot measure. However, instead of requiring that housing projects eligible for this exception … Continued
Measure W states that urban development will not be allowed beyond the Urban Growth Boundary, meaning development requiring one or more basic municipal services. Certain exceptions regarding water service are provided. Like the current rules, Measure W allows public parks, schools, agricultural and open space uses served by municipal services to be located outside the … Continued
Measure W would preserve the existing Urban Growth Boundary that was approved by the voters in 2000. A map showing the current UGB can be found here, with the UGB line shown in blue.
In 2000, Sonoma voters approved a ballot measure that established in the City’s General Plan a boundary line beyond which urban development was not permitted for twenty years, except under certain circumstances. If approved by a simple majority of voters, Measure W would continue with the existing Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) for another twenty years, … Continued