Thursday, October 27, 2016

Support Cali and Water Reuse!! Rain Tank Installation at Cali Calm├ęcac School Garden, Saturday, November 5, 10am-3pm

The Town of Windsor is partnering with the non-profit Daily Acts, Engineers without Borders, Windsor Rotary, parent volunteers, and others, to host a rain tank installation workshop at the Cali Calm├ęcac school garden on Saturday, November 5th from 10am to 3pm.  Participants will get the opportunity to learn about the use and installation of rainwater capture systems, rain garden design, and drip irrigation, while helping our next-generation leaders gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the use and many benefits of rainwater capture for landscape irrigation.  Help make this long term project for the school a success and register to participate today at
This is a free workshop with lunch provided.

Homes for All Summit

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is committed to ending homelessness and providing the diversity of housing needed to keep our communities thriving and sustainable. This effort cannot be accomplished by any one entity, individual or stakeholder group. The strongest opportunity for success will be together building shared goals, sustainable will and measurable impacts.

On November 17, 2016, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission (CDC) is hosting the Homes for All Summit. This countywide summit will focus on sharing information and crafting actionable shared solutions for the short, medium and long term.

Your participation is the most important ingredient!

The event is free and open to the public.

To register for this event, please click Here

Deadline to register is November 10th. There is no cost to attend, but registration will be first come, first served and limited to the first 550 registrants.

Please share this invitation.  Invite any associations and networks of which you are a member. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Open Letter to the Community from the Windsor Police Chief

On Sunday night, October 23, 2016 an unknown person or persons vandalized the Cali Calmecac charter school in Windsor. The vandals spray painted offensive and disrespectful graffiti on various walls and other surfaces of the school. The content of the graffiti was an offensive and racist message that appears to have been directed at the large Latino population of that school. It is extremely upsetting that the children had to be subjected to such hatred and bigotry.
Some have asked whether or not this may have been “just a prank.” Whether this was a prank or not does not diminish its effect on the emotions of the children of that school or the people of this community. As the Chief of Police, I am also a long-time resident of the Town of Windsor and I can unequivocally say that this type of behavior and thinking is not indicative of this Town. This type of crime is unjustifiable and will not be accepted or tolerated in this community.
The Windsor Police Department will continue to investigate this crime and attempt to identify those responsible. We ask that anyone with information related to this crime please contact the Windsor Police Department at 707-838-1234.
Carlos Basurto
Windsor Police Chief

General Plan Study Session #15

This Thursday evening, October 27 at 5:30pm, the Town will hold the next joint meeting of the Town Council and Planning Commission on the General Plan Update.

The meeting will start with an overview of Ballot Measure K by the County of  Sonoma staff.

The General Plan Update portion of the meeting includes a presentation and discussion of follow-up topics pertaining to the Draft Land Use and Community Design Element of the General Plan. The agenda item will address (1) land use designations for the Eastern Edge Residential area, (2) revisions to the mixed-use land use designations, and (3) requests for land use designation changes.

The agenda packet for this meeting may be accessed at this link:

We welcome your participation!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Do you want to help our community become safer?

Do you want to know what hazards affect the Town of Windsor?  Do you want to help the community become safer?  The Town of Windsor is currently updating its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). This Plan is the Town’s framework to mitigate risks from natural hazards and plan for a safer, more resilient future. Once complete, the Town will seek FEMA certification of the LHMP to maximize eligibility for future grant funding for hazard mitigation. Windsor is currently conducting public outreach, and we need your input on hazards in the community. All interested parties are invited to participate by taking a brief survey, available online at the following links:

Please complete survey by the November 7th.  

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The next Joint Meeting on the General Plan Update - Thursday, October 13

On Thursday, October 13 at 5:30pm, the Town Council and Planning Commission will hold the next meeting on our General Plan Update. This meeting will include a review of the draft Public Health and Safety and Environmental Resources Elements of the General Plan Update. The packet materials may be found at the following link:

Community Yard Sale! Give a little and get a little...

Do you have gently used items you would like to donate to a worthy cause?  You may donate items on Friday, October 14th in the afternoon, to be sold at the Town's Community Yard Sale to be held on Saturday, October 15th from 8:30am to 1pm in the Huerta Gym.

Read the flyer for more details!

Monday, October 3, 2016

October 5th Regular Town Council meeting

The agenda and packet for the Town Council's next regular Council meeting on October 5th are posted on line at the following link:
Items of interest include:

  • Presentation by Sonoma County Department of Health Services and First 5 Sonoma County regarding universal access to quality preschool
  • Financial Update for Fiscal Year 2015-16 Preliminary Year End
  • Options for the renovation of the historical Timeline Walk on the Town Green and recommendations from the Public Art Advisory Committee