Bad Government

Drought: How bad is it? ‘This has never happened’: California’s only wildfire research center makes scary discovery

As Sonoma County supervisors prepare to allow 65,000 acres of water thirsty crops (Gore/Hopkins co-chair cannabis committee), push biomass energy dirtier than coal (Hopkins), allow the wine industry to continue to suck up water unfettered at expense of homeowners which dries up the environment making fires more severe…..scientists say buckle up for severe fire season.   ‘This …

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Let the Public Speak: Bad Medicine

Let the Public Speak: Bad Medicine LET THE PUBLIC SPEAK Bad medicine EDITOR: In spite of the city’s commitment to approving marijuana dispensaries only in industrial and commercial areas, away from residential areas, the Santa Rosa Planning Commission came perilously close to approving one in the middle of a quiet, densely populated, residential area in …

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No one is happy with county: The LCP remote workshop was entirely too remote

To whom it may concern, The LCP remote workshop was entirely too remote and not an adequate substitute for citizen input. People need to see who is in attendance, speakers need to be announced by full name and affiliation. Not only that, but of course it is still impossible to comment on a document that …

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One-sided winery rules

One-sided winery rules EDITOR: Your article about event permit rules for wineries failed to expose the redundant, chaotic, mind-boggling process the county has burdened the community with for the past several years (“Clashes over winery event permit rules,” Feb. 20). The county has repeatedly asked for feedback, from numerous workshops to the winery working group …

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