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PD Letter to the Editor nails lax enforcement by county

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/5131577-181/saturdays-letters-to-the-editor Lax enforcement EDITOR: The majority of the Board of Supervisors abandoning a meaningful vacation rental policy exposes a countywide failure: increasing land-use conflicts plus the total absence of code enforcement (“Blanket ban on vacation rentals rejected,” Jan. 27). The Press Democrat reported last spring that code violations are backlogged at 3,500 cases, few are […]

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EDITOR: The “Sonoma County Winegrowers’ 2nd Annual Sustainability Report” is just another spin project…….

EDITOR: The “Sonoma County Winegrowers’ 2nd Annual Sustainability Report” is just another spin project. While their “Defining Sustainability” is laudable, vineyards by definition are not sustainable. Grape growing is monocropping, which is bad for the soil, bad for the natural ecology and in reality does not reap nearly the dollars per acre as, for example,

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“Sustainable”? More posts from citizens who see this differently….

SUSTAINABLE The word “sustainable,” used by the winegrowers in this state, is a buzzword that basically means “we can do whatever we want.” Considering planting a “sustainable” vineyard – twice a week, each new vine will be watered with at least two gallons of water.  Each vine. How sustainable is that? Most vineyard ops in Sonoma County

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“Wineries attitude toward concerned county residents………is out of line.”

Subject: Wineries attitude toward concerned county residents   Dear Mr. Wick, Thanks for your efforts, and our hoped for efforts by our elected Supervisors, to set limits on winery expansion and winery demands in Sonoma County.  We just read that Napa voters are resisting more of the same in that county.  So, the mean-spirited comments

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Preserving Groundwater

Thank you Ken Sund for the great picture! Friday’s Letters to the Editor Preserving groundwater EDITOR: On Nov. 16, I was a citizen spokesperson at the winery/event center public meeting at the Glaser Center in Santa Rosa (“Sides spar over winery rules,” Nov. 17). Very few speakers addressed the issue of water conservation and sustainability

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Letter in support of limits and regulation for winery event centers

A response to the mass emailing  campaign by the Sonoma County wine industry.  We all want peace and quality neighborhoods to raise our children and grow old in. Please consider sending your thoughts to your supervisor. Makes me long for the old Redwood Empire…….. Susan.Gorin@sonoma-county.org, Shirlee.Zane@sonoma-county.org, David.Rabbitt@sonoma-county.org, Efren.Carrillo@sonoma-county.org, James.Gore@sonoma-county.org Dear County Supervisors, I have recently become aware

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