This puzzled me too -- since I had never heard of it before and I've been a real estate agent in Sonoma County since 1993. So I put on my investigator hat to find out. Somewhere on a city website a reference was made to SOS standing for Save Our Scenery. But that didn't really make sense as a name of an neighborhood association, so I inquired further and came up with this answer from Erin Morris, a Senior Planner with Community Development:
The â€œSOSâ€ neighborhood group is evidence that the Neighborhood Association layer in our GIS system is out of date. I have long wondered what the second â€œSâ€ stands for and we do not have a contact person from that area. I speculate that a neighborhood association may have formed around a single issue and then disbanded but I donâ€™t know any long term residents of that neighborhood to ask.
Erin Morris | Senior Planner
Community Development |100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Room 3 | Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Tel. (707) 543-3273 | Fax (707) 543-3218 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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At the risk of sounding negative that is a terrible idea. Instead of writing out most of the reasons why, I would ask that you call my cell @ 707-292-8400 and we can talk. At the very minimum you should charge full rents and write a separate check to that person for property management services. But unless that person has training and is up to date on the ever changing rental laws that impact Sonoma county it is still a bad idea.... more