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Friends of Graton (FOG) Update # 8

Plan to attend the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday 12/11/18 at 9:00 am at 575 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa FOG Update on Graton Commercial Cannabis Grow and Park regulations Thanks so much to all of you who have sent…

 

Earth to Supervisors, locals speak out

Septic system rules EDITOR: Our local politicians have again avoided their responsibilities on the issue of Russian River water quality by delaying regulation of septic systems within 600 feet of our waterways (“Delay sought for septic system rules,” May 23)….

 

Risky water source by Brenda Adelman

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6529483-181/mondays-letters-to-the-editor Risky water source EDITOR: The state’s concern about future water supplies is well-founded. Yet using treated wastewater to augment supplies is risky business (“Water plan to change ‘way of life,’ ” Jan. 2). Historically, the state has allowed treated wastewater…

 

SOURED ON GRAPES, locals speak out on impacts

With 31,000 trees being scheduled for clear cutting in Napa alone, locals ask when does the insanity and greed stop? http://www.bohemian.com/northbay/letters-to-the-editor-june-14-2016/Content?oid=2966561 Soured on Grapes Great article (“Of Water and Wine,” June 15). Thank you for writing it and for publishing…

 

Wine, taxes and tourists

May 28th, 2016 Press Democrat Opinion: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/5532822-181/thursdays-letters-to-the-editor Wine, taxes and tourists EDITOR: Reading the article about Rep. Mike Thompson introducing a bill to lower taxes on the wine industry was absolutely disgusting (“Big breaks bubbling up,” Tuesday). The wine industry…

 

Fred Allebach on the wine-tourism-hospitality costs

Fred Allebach 4/15/16   “Tourism can only be sustainable if it is carefully managed so that potential negative effects on the host community and the environment are not permitted to outweigh the financial benefits.” http://traveltips.usatoday.com/positive-negative-effects-tourism-63336.html   Pretty much in Sonoma…

 

PD Letter to the Editor nails lax enforcement by county

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/5131577-181/saturdays-letters-to-the-editor Lax enforcement EDITOR: The majority of the Board of Supervisors abandoning a meaningful vacation rental policy exposes a countywide failure: increasing land-use conflicts plus the total absence of code enforcement (“Blanket ban on vacation rentals rejected,” Jan. 27). The…