Economic Development Board Report (pre-pandemic) shows tourism is only 6.5% of our GDP. Our children can’t afford to live here, we need less tourism, more resident protections. Pesticides and vineyards have been permanently banned in California coastal communities due to environmental destruction. Let’s not let the wine industry destroy another area of our county. Planners have done little to address climate change. No vineyards, no event centers, no pesticides, strict regs on vacation rentals, protection of our endangered and threatened species. SPEAK UP NOW
Local Coastal Plan – Public Feedback Period
Local Coastal Plan Update:
Permit Sonoma is working to finalize the Local Coastal Plan update. The full information and current draft available here . The reviews are on policy options on specific topic areas, to be covered in zoom workshops. The list of workshops is:
Topic Workshop 1: Pesticide Regulations
Permit Sonoma invites you to attend and provide input at an upcoming public workshop on policy options intended to regulate pesticide use in the Coastal Zone. This workshop is the first in a series of topic-specific workshops on subjects that were raised during the six Local Coastal Plan Update workshops held last year.
This workshop will provide an overview of how pesticides are regulated in California, outline potential challenges associated with local regulation, and provide examples of successful policies used in other Local Coastal Programs. This workshop will present Local Coastal Plan policy options for pesticide regulation, followed by a question and answer session and an opportunity to provide comments on the staff recommendations.
Public Workshop Detail
The Pesticide Regulation Topic Workshop will be held on Monday February 22, f rom 6 pm to 7 pm. This workshop will be conducted via videoconference only.
Wednesday February 24: Vacation Rentals
Friday February 26: Climate Change Adaptation
Monday March 1: Housing
Wednesday March 3: Wildfire and Emergency Services
Friday March 5: ESHA Mapping and Natural Resources
Zoom link and call in information will be posted before each workshop.