Corruption

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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WWW Responds to Winery Event Workshop by County

PRMD-WineryEvents@sonoma-county.org To: Permit Sonoma & Sonoma County Supervisors:  RE: Winery Event Ordinance Wine and Water Watch is a local organization of over 300 citizens concerned with the overdevelopment of the wine tourism industry and promotes ethical land and water use. We oppose the industrialization of agricultural lands not growing food, medicine, fiber or sileage and …

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Eviction during coronavirus: Conservative Judicial Activism Strikes Again

Conservative Judicial Activism Strikes Again Legal Planet by Dan Farber Feb 25, 2021 Trump appointee: A wild-eyed misinterpretation of the commerce clause A federal district judge ruled today that the federal government’s moratorium on evictions is unconstitutional. The judge’s theory is that evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent isn’t an “economic” activity. Therefore, it’s beyond Congress’s power under …

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Just what we need, more traffic congestion

Elections have consequences, thank you Rabbit, Gorin and Coursey reps: The votes to not have the facility get a use permit were Gore’s and Hopkin’s representatives.  Rabbit’s, Coursey’s, and Gorin’s reps voted to require the use permit. Amazon delivery hub a ‘freight terminal,’ say zoning officials SLIDE 1 OF 3 The 250,000-square-foot Victory Station industrial …

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‘Next pandemic here? Dirty and Dangerous’: New Data Show Higher Rates of Contamination in Pork Plants Using New Slaughter System

‘Next pandemic here? Dirty and Dangerous’: New Data Show Higher Rates of Contamination in Pork Plants Using New Slaughter System  Plants adopting the Trump-approved New Swine Inspection System had, on average, nearly double the rate of fecal and digestive matter contamination of other facilities.  Published on Friday, February 19, 2021 by Common Dreams by Brett Wilkins, staff …

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