Tourism

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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Healdsburg again ponders restricting the number of tasting rooms in town

Comment from article: Food + Wine = More Wine, please. Reality is: Sonoma and Napa counties no longer engage in “Wine Tasting” … wineries make far more revenue from “long duration drinking” paired with food.  Sit tourists down in your tasting room or serve them “wine and food pairings” at a table.  In addition to revenue

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“We are your neighbors….” by Padi Selwyn

Published in the Press Democrat and Sonoma West. by Padi Selwyn The overflowing crowd at the Nov.16 County Workshop on winery events illustrated how deeply the community cares about the need to preserve our agricultural landscapes and rural character of Sonoma County.  Sadly, the Sonoma County Vintners stated that they will oppose any effort to

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Ernie Carpenter’s Letter to Supervisors on the proposed Coastal Plan

Sonoma County Supervisors Plan to Homogenize the Sonoma Coast September 22, 2015 The Planning and Resource Management Department has adopted Dr. Seuss as the perfect planning role model. The colorful character, Seuss, is famous for bright colors and talks in riddles. Only this adaption is not so funny and not so bright. It is actually

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