Events

Westside Road residents want to stop proposed winery near Healdsburg, citing safety concerns

Without a cumulative impact study for the entire county, no good decision making can be done Supervisors. You were the ones who told us 239 wineries by 2020 and we have 468 with 60+ in the process. 174 agricultural acres have been paved over for events and tasting rooms, 300{5fc40a96f14c4a6aa4c2a32569b0a57dcc67c0b31eb04c341474283f11b6cdd2} increase (from 2000) in wineries, twice the …

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Freestone outdoor event center/beer gardens/wine tasting project has website to organize resistance

There is now a website for the fight against the big event/beer gardens/wine tasting center in Freestone. It is: http://djmalloc.com/ .   The Freestone Bodega Preservation Committee did send out some postcards to the immediate residents to sign up for alerts. On the above site you can hit contact and sign up for alerts as they …

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Year of the Tourist?

Supervisors do you hear the populace yet? Almost daily citizens are complaining about poor land use decisions made by the Supervisor’s allowing our neighborhoods to become collateral damage to big wine and binge tourism. People are complaining about lack of service businesses that cater to residents, stores turning into tourism based businesses, neighborhoods are getting …

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Are Sonoma County roads becoming inebriation highways? by Judith Olney

When our Supervisors take the oath of office, protecting the health, welfare and safety of the public is part of the oath. We have seen years of terrible land use policies obliterating our rural areas and promoting industrialized “agriculture” lands (96% of our food is imported according to GoLocal). We totally agree with Judith’s “spot …

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The tiny crossroads of Freestone (pop. 32), on the road

Faustian Deal: Telecom Pioneer Submits Application for Tasting Room, Event Center in Freestone hamlet

Update: Webley has offered the community water in return for the locals dropping opposition against the outrageous scale of the project in this tiny community. Mr. Webly, at his expense has agreed to provide the community: 1)    Additional potable water storage in the form a 35,000 gallon tank and associated foundation at / next to …

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Sonoma County Winery Events facing Changes in Rules

Appearing online now and in print August 1.  9/27 PRSC’s story in the Bohemian appears. http://www.sonomacountygazette.com/cms/pages/sonoma-county-news-article-5458.html Sonoma County Winery Events facing Changes in Rules Sonoma County Winery Events facing Changes in Rules By Padi Selwyn and Judith Olney, Co-chairs, Preserve Rural Sonoma County July’s winery events study session by the Board of Supervisors was a …

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