Napa County

NapaVision 2050: A Time to Speak, A Time to Listen

We must acknowledge what is happening to Latinos in our community. A recent objection by the Napa County Farm Bureau to the Governor’s executive order to extend Worker’s Compensation benefits to farmworkers who contract Covid-19, deemed essential workers, appears to ignore the fact that these are the men and women of the vineyards who do the work […]

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NapaVision 2050: Bremer Family Winery Appeal What does it mean?

“The fact that we did issue a building permit on “c” and “d”, we knew about that [lack of conservation regulation exception]. …If one of your departments was aware of it, it should have been connected to the other [inaudible].  That’s on us. Government failed. That’s our responsibility…. “a” and “b” were clearly done without

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NAPA: No more private helicopters or pads for rich wine tasters or owners

Sonoma County expands airport for private jets while in Napa….. The Voters Voices Prevail: Legal Challenge to Measure D is Settled  The legal challenge to the legitimacy of Measure D, passed by 62% of the voters in June 2018, has been resolved.  The essential protections of the text of Measure D remain unchanged:  no more private heliports and

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Napa, Giving Voice to the Environment: A New Watershed Initiative

Napa says yes we can while Sonoma County supervisors kick the can down the road ……”We celebrate this initiative, which is about water security. The new initiative closes two major loopholes in the Water Quality and Tree Protection Ordinance of 2019 passed by the Board of Supervisors last April: forest removal mitigation on steep slopes already

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NapaVision 2050: Remote Winery Streamlining: A Fast Track to Disaster & Death Traps?

UPDATE ON Sonoma County fire safe roads plan: NEW DEVELOPMENT ON UNSAFE RURAL ROADS – an update The State Board of Forestry has NOT certified the newest Sonoma County fire regulations which the BOS adopted in December of 2019, but returned the proposed ordinance with many check marks showing its deficiencies and incompatibilities with state law.

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NapaVision 2050: The “Grape Glut” Conundrum

Same situation in Sonoma County…the destruction of forests and oak woodlands, planting in water sensitive areas continues….“Tragedy of the Commons”, Thomas Hardin…. NapaVision 2050: The “Grape Glut” Conundrum The “Grape Glut” Conundrum Napa has reached its peak. The tank is full and overflowing. As vineyards are now urged to pull 5% of their vines, more

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