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Community Separators: Ask the voters not the supervisors

Communities that have voter approved community separators have very few abuses if the provision that any building in the community separators must go to the voters was included in the initiative and takes the discretionary powers of our supervisors to override…

 

Pam Strayer Oct. 21st, 1-3pm

Wine & Water Watch Is Proud to Present Pam Strayer Oct. 21st,  1-3 pm Sebastopol Center for the Arts 282 So. High St., Sebastopol,  Fireside Room What’s on those vines? Want to be an informed consumer and support a healthy…

 

Rush to Judgement on Knight’s Bridge Winery

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7385940-181/saturdays-letters-to-the-editor Rush to judgment EDITOR: Congratulations to the Sonoma County supervisors for rushing to approve the Knights Bridge Winery project (“Supervisors back Knights Valley winery,” Aug. 23). Just as our harvest begins, in a year of good rains, our last…

 

What About the Workers? Online in Bohemian today

Opinion Press Democrat VINEYARD WORKERS Clearly the health of grapes takes precedence over the well being of vineyard workers. On Saturday September 2nd, I read the online article in the Press Democrat, “Harvest in Heat Wave.” A few of the…

 

Challenge to Napa’s winery environmental reviews: Napa News

What part of cumulative impacts, flawed traffic studies, making significant environmental damage a Mitigated Negative Declaration to by pass environmental issues and back dating permits to get wineries in compliance are Napa and Sonoma County officials not getting?   http://napavalleyregister.com/eagle/news/local/mystery-group-challenges-napa-s-winery-environmental-reviews/article_4eda5bfd-dc0a-56cb-b510-0827a52bee13.html Challenge to Napa’s…

 

Commercialism Prevails in Knights Valley

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7372900-181/mondays-letters-to-the-editor Commercialism prevails   EDITOR: In the aftermath of the denial of the Knights Bridge Winery appeal, Sonoma County must already deal with this applicant’s trail of carelessness (“Supervisors back Knights Valley winery,” Aug. 23). The Knights Valley hillside is…

 

When Governing Powers go Rogue

NapaVision 2050 When Governing Powers go Rogue. A Challenge to the County’s Compliance with the Law by The Alliance for Responsible Governance In a letter dated August 11, 2017, the environmental law firm Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, representing The Alliance for Responsible…

 

Insult to injury by Craig Enyart on Sonoma County Supervisors decision to accept “paper water” for Knights Bridge Winery

http://www.sonomawest.com/the_healdsburg_tribune/opinion/letters/healdsburg-letters-to-the-editor/article_e27ecb00-8857-11e7-a521-13009230614e.html Insult to injury EDITOR: Regarding the Knights Bridge Winery project, Sonoma County has failed to look at the whole project, and in doing so has ignored the cumulative impacts, including negative effects to neighbor’s wells. Instead the developer’s fake…

 

Pesticides Threat to Champagne Water Quality

France leading way to ban pesticides. What’s in your water?  Pesticides Threat to Champagne Water Quality https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/07/pesticides-threat-to-champagne-water-quality Intensive agricultural practices are causing concern as chemicals reach the water table. By Caroline Henry A hot, dry summer has left pesticide levels…