This page features resources to learn more about CONGAS and policies concerning gas stations within Sonoma County:
General CONGAS info Factsheet (January 2021)
CONGAS Letter to Cloverdale City Council 9/28/22
CONGAS Letter to Santa Rosa City Council, August 22, 2022
Letter to Cotati City Council, April 27, 2021
CONGAS letter to Sebastopol City Council, April 5, 2022
CONGAS letter to Petaluma City Council, February 19, 2021
Sonoma County Policy
September 17, 2019 – Sonoma County Declares a Climate Emergency.
California State Policy
Executive Order N-79-20 by Governor Newsom setting a date-certain for cessation of sales of new gas-powered cars; additional related INFO.
Executive Order B-55-18 by Governor Brown calling for carbon neutrality in California by 2045
Find Your Representative
- Find you California State Representative HERE.
- Find your local government representative at the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters website.
What We Support
- Departure from 20th century mistakes
- Social equity and justice in all land use, energy, and transportation decisionmaking
- Improved pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure and amenities
- Well-funded, frequent, reliable, clean, safe public transportation
- Land use planning decisions reduce need to commute or travel by car
- Expanded EV charging in appropriate locations (public buildings, schools, workplaces, cinemas, shopping centers, etc.)
- Improved quality of life resulting from all of the above
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does an ordinance about new gas stations require a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review?
A: No: Environmental Determination: Gas station prohibitions are not subject to CEQA pursuant to Sections 15060(c)(2). The activity will not result in a direct or reasonable foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment; and 15060(c)(3). The activity is not a project as defined in Section 15378 of the
CEQA Guidelines, because it has no potential for resulting in a physical change to the environment, directly or indirectly. Additionally, new gas station prohibitions are exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15308.
Visit Coltura’s “The Polluter Next Door” page to learn more about the local impacts of gasoline stations.