Tag Archives: Sonoma County Board of Supervisors

Meeting on Sonoma Co. changes to housing ordinance

Remember this also includes weakening CEQA, California Environmental Quality Act for the building industry. We had the same areas burn down twice due to poor planning and another huge development (Chanate) being pushed through that will add another layer of heavy traffic…

 

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)….

 

Vacation Rentals

Earth to Sonoma County Supervisors: we have a negative vacancy rate, people living in trailers waiting for housing, and you are touting 30,000 new homes to be built while allowing vacation rentals to take even more chances for housing from our…

 

Rural Alliance on Winery Event Ordinance

Letting the wine industry (Tennis Wick, Northbay Business Journal) write their own event ordinance is bad government. Time for a moratorium until this long stalled ordinance is completed fairly. May 7, 2018 Dear Chairman Gore & Sonoma County Supervisors  …

 

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…

 

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…

 

Year of the Tourist?

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6667626-181/saturdays-letters-to-the-editor Year of the Tourists? EDITOR: So the Board of Supervisors has declared 2017 the “Year of the Senior” (“A friendlier place to age,” Tuesday). I am well into my dotage, but I would prefer a “Year of the Residents”…

 

Opinion: The Summit of Temerity

The local Sonoma Index-Tribune paper (owned by the PD) printed this extremely well written Letter to the Editor after the Belden Barns BOS vote. The Editor also nailed the title to this published letter, “The summit of temerity” ! Note that…

 

A Terrible Precedent

Another flawed traffic report and another approval. Traffic reports should be conducted at peak season and peak traffic impact times. Bella Winery was approved with a low season traffic report and how many others? It is time for the Supervisors to…