Tourism

Booze industry on steriods

You think traffic is already gridlocked in this area? You haven’t seen anything yet! With Tennis Wick (Sonoma county head Permit Sonoma) already admitting the county is letting the wineries write their own event/tasting room ordinance (Northbay Biz Journal), neighborhoods are…

 

Sonoma County Climate Plan Lawsuit Explained

A case study of last year’s landmark lawsuit challenging Sonoma County’s Climate Action 2020 Plan was presented last week at the 2018 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Eugene, Oregon. The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference is the premier annual…

 

Vacation rentals could face ban

Thank you Supervisor Gorin for being the only supervisor to stand up to the special interests (tourism & real estate) and represent the communities where families are being priced out of the market by investors and neighborhoods are collateral damage to…

 

All Aboard the Cannabis Bus???

This week’s Bohemian cover article, it is yet one more example that cannabis growing throughout Sonoma County leads to the opening line: “Look out, wine tours. Make way, brewery crawl.”  The PD also gives lots of coverage of the growing…

 

Tasting Rooms Battle Heats Up in Sonoma

Influential wine writer Liza B. Zimmerman asks a question that Wine and Water Watch has been trying to find an answer to for several years: “How many tasting rooms are too many? “ “Is Sonoma overdoing the number of tasting…

 

County kicks off effort to preserve rural Freestone

JUST SAY NO!!! Eric Koenigshofer alerted the area to the problem…… County kicks off effort to preserve rural Freestone http://www.sonomawest.com/sonoma_west_times_and_news/news/county-kicks-off-effort-to-preserve-rural-freestone/article_b4a67ea0-c24d-11e7-8b47-1367b8c17c02.html Process to remedy inconsistencies underway Sonoma County’s effort to correctly zone the 29 parcels in the town of Freestone kicked…