Tourism

Local Coastal Plan – Public Feedback Period

Economic Development Board Report (pre-pandemic) shows tourism is only 6.5% of our GDP. Our children can’t afford to live here, we need less tourism, more resident protections. Pesticides and vineyards have been permanently banned in California coastal communities due to environmental destruction. Let’s not let the wine industry destroy another area of our county. Planners […]

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Supervisor Hopkins Strikes Out Again: “An unfair burden”

Let The Public Speak, Letter to the PD “An unfair burden” EDITOR: Regarding Measure B, Supervisor Lynda Hopkins continues to misrepresent the facts. She claims that 80% of the emergency services provided by the Bodega Bay Fire District are for tourists. The fact is the fire district considers anyone not in its ZIP code to

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Sierra Club: Protecting ag land in Sonoma County

“There is a concern that if this project gets approved, it will open the door for any other developers and winery owners to pursue rezoning their property for resorts, further commercializing our rural and ag lands.” Protecting ag land in Sonoma County January 28, 2021 By Marc Bommersbach Sonoma Group Jackson Family Wines is proposing

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As coronavirus raged, Sonoma County did little to enforce rules on weddings with as many as 100 people

“Officials in Sonoma County, which has ranked worst in the Bay Area for the prevalence of coronavirus cases for most of the year, have taken no enforcement action on complaints that at least 15 large wedding gatherings violated coronavirus restrictions……..“Workers being forced to be in dangerous workplace situations has been the story of the county

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As coronavirus raged, Sonoma County did little to enforce rules on weddings with as many as 100 people

“Officials in Sonoma County, which has ranked worst in the Bay Area for the prevalence of coronavirus cases for most of the year, have taken no enforcement action on complaints that at least 15 large wedding gatherings violated coronavirus restrictions……..“Workers being forced to be in dangerous workplace situations has been the story of the county

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