Tag Archives: Sonoma County

Watershed Collaborative August Gathering

The GSA has recently declared our medium priority basins are now high priority from over-pumping of our aquifers which has gone on for years. If you’re concerned  about our water future, please plan on attending. We need to protect our watersheds!…

 

Sonoma County General Plan timeline update

Please consider being part of this process. This will set policy for the next 20 years. Sonoma County General Plan timeline update FYI … despite earlier timelines – the fires, cannabis, and housing have taken attention from the General Plan…

 

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…

 

West County friends —–Will you join me?

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead How do you envision the rebuild in Sonoma County, what are your priorities? Fire Recovery…

 

Sonoma, Napa, Lake County & Mendocino burns

We are all busy helping our neighbors, families and animals cope with the devastation we are going through right now. Air water tankers have been trapped at airports due to low visibility off and on and everyone here knows more…

 

A Growing Sonoma Bursts at its Seams

Wine tourism: booming. Mass transit: zooming. Big cannabis: looming. For a once-quiet agricultural region, Sonoma is suddenly an economic engine. And not everybody’s loving the noise. By Patrick Hoge 9/25/17 https://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/the-new-sonoma-crush-0/ Liza Hinman lives in two Sonoma County worlds on…

 

Napa’s Worker Squeeze Tightens

Great reason to stop the growth in tourism, event centers, water mining by big wine, industrialization of our rural neighborhoods, living wages and treatment of laborers.   https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/05/napas-worker-squeeze-tightens Tougher rules around immigrant labor could see a hike in wine prices in California’s…

 

Sustainable tourism?

If you want to voice your concerns about the economic, environmental and community impacts of uncontrolled tourism, here is your chance. Following the article are notes from the NapaVision 2050 economic summit on tourism impacts to the community. Tourism based economies are…

 

GSA public meetings notice from County of Sonoma

April Update!  Important Information on Upcoming Boards and Council Meetings Thank you to everyone who attended one of the recent community meetings. In total, about 400 people came to one of the three meetings held in Petaluma, Sonoma and Santa…