That drawing makes Sonora look like some city in the bay area. I guess that's how the experts want us to live because they can get free money from the federal government to change it and thus guarantee their employment for a while longer
Dude! @Tuoco What picture are you looking at? That looks nothing like a bay area city or any city for that matter. There is not a building in sight! The things people complain about... SMH
Tuoco I highly agree with your presentation. How many other cities across this nation have done this same thing, wasted untold millions on studies and more and NOT stuck to the plan(s) they agreed upon? Far to many. An example is Columbia Missouri who has been in this Visioning Process for a very long time and even went so far as to have plans drawn up by Sasaki and has pretty much FAILED to follow through them as agreed upon. That city even did a Charette Conference and also FAILS to follow that plan as well.
Heavens forbid that there is a drawing that looks like a city in the bay area. Personally I think that trail in the drawing would look better than the reeds and weeds along the creek near the fairgrounds.
If it's not in our budget and we need federal grants, we shouldn't do it. Why should tax payers from the rest of the country be forced to pay for something the City of Sonora does?
It always amazes me how people move up here for our way of life, the simple & laid back with family tradition way of life, but once they get up here, they want to change it. Normally, I am all for change & upgrades but I also want to preserve our history & culture...which is deeply rooted. When you start talking about adding outside seating, where does the parking & roadway go? The Main Street is already narrow as it is & people complain about the large trucks & logging trucks that's have to come through there (that have been driving through for numerous years). Just remember, you moved up here because we were not the city, so please do not turn us into one!
Many, many liberals dream of escaping to our community from their failed crime ridden social experiments from where they came. Liberals are habitually unhappy and always seek change.
Much like I would like immigrants to assimilate with America, I would like these new neighbors to assimilate with the conservative community this has always been.
Go to the meeting and put your 2 cents in. We can make our community better.
PS: Let's put up no litter signs and start enforcing it with huge fines.
What the article doesn't mention, for some reason, is that there will be an Open House at the Opera Hall next Tuesday, October 1, from 4 pm to 7 pm, to show the public what the plan entails. As someone who has been involved in the ingoing process, I would urge all of you who have questions to show up and take a look at what is being proposed. Most of the changes will not alter the way the town looks so much as enhance it. I think you will be impressed with some of the ideas that are being put forward.
If you don't like it, simple, GET INVOLVED! Stop sneaking around from behind your computer...and do something...that is, of you live in Tuolumne County...if you don't, get involved in your own counties.
Typical liberals, they want to remake our beautiful area into a communist utopia. The liberal dream has failed, just look at all the crime and drug use in the cities. Next thing they'll want is to put in more bike trails so we don't drive our "evil" gas-fueled SUVs.
The town is fine like it is. If the Liberals don't like it, why don't they just leave? Maybe they can move to Europe and hang out with all the other smelly Socialists. Go redesign something over there.
this is all very misleading, we use grant money to pay out of town consultants, who hold meetings with a hundred or so people who show up, they go home and draw up these plans (some good ideas, some maybe not, some apparantly designed to make us look like some bay area town) then after the grant money is spent they leave a pile of plans that the city must find money for. The reality is the City of Sonora has very, very little extra money to do any of these ideas. It all seems like a lot of press for something that cannot be paid for.
Don't we have a planning department? A city council? and a bunch of other snooty organizations that love to put in thier 2 cents?? Do we have to pay big money for "a vision"....try a little peyote, much cheaper and more colorful visions.
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