Community Workshop on future of Sonoma Developmental Center to be held Saturday, June 23

Findings from the SDC Existing Conditions Site Assessment will be shared with ample opportunity for community feedback

Thursday, June 14, 2018


Sacramento, CA – Following up on previous commitments, Senators McGuire and Dodd along with Assemblywoman Aguiar-Curry and Supervisor Susan Gorin will be hosting a comprehensive community workshop on the findings of the site assessment survey focused on the Sonoma Developmental Center’s buildings, infrastructure, open space, wildlife and history.

The State Department of General Services will be bringing in the consultants – WRT – who have been conducting the assessment.

State and county leaders, representatives from the Department of General Services (who manage the land and buildings at SDC), officials from the California Department of Developmental Services, and the planning and design firm that authored the assessment will share findings and gather feedback from the community.

Community members will have an opportunity to take a closer look at the assessment findings and speak with members of the consulting team about the topic areas studied during the year-long assessment process.

A final assessment will be published later this summer.

Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) is the oldest facility in California established specifically for serving the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities. The facility opened its doors in 1891 and is slated for closure at the end of 2018. 

Town Hall details:

  • Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Location: Hanna Boys Center Auditorium, 17000 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 954

The Community Workshop is open to the public and will be livestreamed.

Snacks and refreshments will be available.