David Guhin, City of Santa Rosa, CA Director of Planning and Economic Development will be on the show to discuss the State’s new requirements, and how cities are now required to make changes allowing for an easier, less restrictive process for adding an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) to your property. More City of Santa Rosa info here
Tune us in at 9-10AM on KSRO 1350AM, 103.5FM and streaming live at KSRO.com. Call in numbers are 707-636-1350
Mr. Guhin has over 17 years of experience in the public sector, most of which has been with the City of Santa Rosa’s Water Department. In July 2015 Mr. Guhin was asked to lead the former Community Development Department through a series of strategic changes. His first tasks were to tackle the organizational changes that would create the new and revitalized Planning and Economic Development Department and to engage staff in visioning, developing, and implementing a comprehensive Process Improvement Action Plan aimed at positively altering the experience of doing business with and for the City.
Mr. Guhin’s areas of reasonability includes the Planning, Engineering, Building and Economic Development functions for the City of Santa Rosa. In his time with Planning and Economic Development, Mr. Guhin has established the ongoing process improvement implementation, integrated the Engineering Development Services and Economic Development Divisions into the department, guided the development of the Housing Action Plan, and is leading the development of the City of Santa Rosa’s comprehensive policy on medical cannabis.
Mr. Guhin holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and he is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of California. Mr. Guhin’s recent community involvement includes being Past President for the Redwood Empire Food Bank, and he was the co‐chair for the Amgen Tour of California local organizing committee and has helped to bring the Ironman to Santa Rosa for the next 5 years.
Changes at the PRMD (Sonoma County Permit Department),
Changes to the Vacation Rental Ordinance,
And, what about those Un-permitted repairs and alterations when you go to sell your house! These topics and more will be discussed with Real Estate Hour favorite, Tom Havstad.
Tune in..have a little fun…and, learn a lot.
Tom Havstad; Long time local Sonoma County Permit Consultant and property owner advocate. Tom Brings a wealth of knowledge to the Real Estate transaction, and to homeowners just trying to sort things out.
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If you’re in any of these areas, you may want to check with your insurance company to make sure you have sufficient coverage. Also, be sure to follow Defensible Space Guidelines by keeping all “fuel” – trees, shrubs, vegetation, 100 feet away from your home.
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On this week’s show Mike and Allison are joined by Marshall Turbeville CAL FIRE Battalion Chief for a brief update on the Rocky Fire. We’ll then take a look at what you can do around your own home to stay safe, and we’ll get a refresher course on the Defensible Space Zone and other important home fire safety tips. Join us Sunday 9-10AM pst 1350AM – 103.5FM and streaming live at www.KSRO.com
Sonoma County native, Marshall Turbeville started as a seasonal fire fighter in 1995, has been a permanent employee in Sonoma County since 2000. 2015 is his “20th Fire Season.”
Chief Turbeville understands fire hazard severity zones and how structures ignite based upon first hand experience and research. He was present at last year’s fire in Summerhome Park that burned one residence and heavily damaged another.
He Supervises three CAL FIRE stations and a private funded lookout atop Pole Mountain near Jenner . He was a member of a CAL FIRE Incident Management Team for 10 years in the Planning Section and is qualified as a Fire Behavior Analyst.
We’re looking forward to having him on the show for this timely topic!.
In case you missed it, ^^^^ here’s the podcast from 7/26/2015 with Tom Havstad joined by Ryan Giannecchini (SC Barns) discussing the vacation rental ordinance in Sonoma County, and a controversial proposed change in the PRMD’s (Sonoma County Permit and Resource Division) policy affecting auxiliary buildings. Because of public uproar, the policy changes were removed.
However, the fact that PRMD tried to sneak this in, has left a bad taste in our mouths.
Tom is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to resolving permit issues. His company is Permit Consulting Services:
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Sonoma County selling and buying season here in the lovely “Wine Country” just an hour north of the “Gate” is flat with sales down 2% over last year but the bigger issue–Inventory! Usually March will signal the beginning of the “Selling” season by more homes coming onto the marketplace. March was a GOOD month but instead of being the beginning of an inventory surge–it was the end. March was our best month and inventory has been declining since. WHAT are the reasons? Below is a slide from the California Association of Realtors. I’ve added on the last three.
I think the “Off Market” or “pocket listings” is an issue but I’ve NOT seen any hard numbers on it. I’m waiting for CAR or perhaps Core-Logic, to come out with a study showing MLS sales vs. recorded sales. I know in our super tight inventory market, Realtors/Agents are always asking to see new listings not yet on the market. We hear of sales being made off MLS all the time. I keep waiting for the law suit which will define this isssue to apppear. Sellers and their Realtor/Agents who state, “They got their price.” really have no idea at how much that “price” could have been! The current disclosures by CAR, reflect this very issue which came out of the ’89 market scarcity.