- Last Updated on 04 April 2013
Harrison talks about the results from the road survey conducted in March. The survey had over 600 responses on what people think about the condition of county roads and how to pay for fixing the roads.
Listen to the Interview:
Click here to see the complete survey results with all respondents' comments.
- Last Updated on 18 November 2012
Below are various documents related to the plan the Board of Supervisors approved on October 23.
Map of road surfacing in 2013 - This is a map of the roads the county plans to resurface in 2013.
Board Agenda Item for Road Plan - This is the official board agenda description for October 23 Dept of Transportation and Public Works presentation to the supervisors.
Table of roads to be resurfaced in 2013 - Tables describe which roads to be resurfaced and source of funding.
Map of repairs to recreation and tourism roads - This is map of the roads being repaired using a one-time allocation of $6.5 million in general funds for roads important to tourism, recreation and/or agriculture.
- Last Updated on 21 September 2012
Gas tax is a broken system for road funding. The Wall Street Journal wrote a special report on has the primary mechanism for road funding is in steady decline and needs to be replaced or overhauled.
This is an excellent overview of the problem with road funding and possible ways to fix it.
- Last Updated on 22 June 2012
The report from the Ad Hoc Committee on Roads was presented at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday June 19 at the county administration center.
- Last Updated on 08 June 2012
Read Bob Andrew's excellant article "The Long and Unkempt Road" from the June 2012 issue of the North Bay Business Journal.
SOSroads member Mike Windsor's Guest Opinion "A modest proposal regarding rural roads" was published in the Press Democrat June 1, 2012.
- Last Updated on 14 March 2012
About 100 people turned out Wednesday evening, March 7, to hear about the future of Sonoma County roads. Sponsored by SOSroads.org, the event featured Phil Demery, Sonoma County’s Director of Transportation and Public Works.
The standing room-only audience of concerned citizens heard Mr. Demery explain how funding for county roads is “woefully inadequate” and that road maintenance levels are projected to worsen.
- Last Updated on 09 March 2012
Save Our Sonoma Roads is a citizens group whose purpose is to improve the condition of our county and city roads and streets. Good roads are vital to public safety, property values and our economic well-being.
But after years of neglect, the official County policy is to let 84 percent of county roads degrade to gravel. SOS Roads says this is unacceptable.
The deterioration of county roads and city streets is at a crisis level and is directly correlated to insufficient funding for road maintenance and preservation.
How bad are our roads? Click here to see roads in red that the county considers to be failed roads.
Our goal is to adequately fund the restoration of our county road and city streets.
SOS Roads will accomplish its mission by educating individuals, groups and businesses on how roads are funded and by advocating for appropriate allocation of public funds to roads.
What You Can Do:
Join SOS Roads as a Road Supporter or Road Champion. Your membership will help us in our effort to convince policy makers that letting roads deteriorate is unacceptable.
Make a donation to SOS Roads to support SOS Roads efforts to advocate on behalf of our roads.
Read our position statements and the various reports and studies that detail the crisis in road conditions and the devastating shortfall in funding for the rehabilitation and preservation of our roads system.
Put up a Tired of Potholes sign in your neighborhood and on the bad roads you drive. Go to Contact Us to request signs.
Write your County Supervisor and/or city council person to express your concern for the condition of our roads.
Start a SOS Roads Forum for your neighborhood and email your neighbors about the forum.
Write about your experience on county roads on the Road Forum.
Sign up for our email list so we can keep you informed.