Specific Plan Working Group

The five-member Sonoma Boulevard Specific Plan Working Group (SPWG) was created by and is an Ad Hoc committee of the General Plan Working Group (GPWG). Its role is to review Specific Plan materials, make recommendations for revisions, and report back to the General Plan Work Group on the progress of the Specific Plan project. The SPWG also assists in community outreach, encouraging business owners, property owners, and the community at-large to participate in the process.

With adoption of the Sonoma Boulevard Specific Plan on August 29, 2017, the SPWG has fulfilled its responsibilities and is no longer meeting.


  • Candace Holmes
  • Sarah Nichols
  • Brendan Riley
  • Jim Scoggin
  • Marian Swanson
  • Pearl Jones Tranter (former)
  • Johnny Walker (former)


The SPWG will meet up to six times during the Specific Plan planning process. The public is invited to attend the meetings. See Upcoming Meetings for exact time and locations.

  • Meeting #1: April 17, 2014
  • Meeting #2: May 14, 2014
  • Meeting #3: June 27, 2014 (at the Closing Presentation of Design Charrette #1)
  • Meeting #4: July 25, 2014 (at the Closing Presentation of Design Charrette #2)
  • Meeting #5: November 19, 2014
  • Meeting #6: December 9, 2015

Specific Plan Working Group presentations:

*These presentation files are large and may open slowly.