We need you there! August 16th, 5-6pm…. West County Winery Event Ordinance Discussion

West County Winery Event Ordinance Discussion

We know the wine industry will  be out in force. Don’t let West County neighborhoods be the next collateral damage in the “Wine Wars”. The wine industry has been in an “arms” race to build more tasting rooms, more events, more tourism, more food and wine pairings and in your back yard. Where is the balance? Roads are crumbling, traffic getting impossible, income inequality rising, groundwater so severely over pumped that the state has now declared our county basins to have high priority. Childhood cancer rates soaring to 3rd highest in state for “Sustainable Sonoma”. We’ve paid the cost for their success.   

There is NO BALANCE of interests, everything is weighted to the industrialization of our ag lands. 4% of our food is grown here, 96% is imported so are we an agriculture community or just alcohol growers? This is NOT ag promotion. Please come and give the supervisors some input that we have had enough before West County looks like traffic jammed Sonoma or Healdsburg.  

The wine industry thinks they deserve more and more, when does it end? Central California wine regions are localizing tasting rooms and event centers to downtown areas but not in Sonoma County. If your want your neighborhood to stay a community, time to get to this meeting.    

You’re invited!
Please join west county constituents and Fifth District Supervisor Lynda Hopkins for a public meeting and discussion on the county’s winery event ordinance. The ordinance is still being amended by county staff. The Board of Supervisors expects to hold a public hearing on this initiative during the first quarter of 2019. In the mean time, Supervisor Hopkins would like to hear west county opinions, thoughts, concerns and more about the proposed ordinance.
Learn more about the county’s winery event permitting process here: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/PRMD/Regulations/Winery-Events/.
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