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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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Tourism in Sonoma? European Cities See Life Without Crowds Of Tourists — And Want To Keep It That Way | HuffPost

53% of all housing on the Sonoma Coast is vacation rentals. The workforce and people who grew up on the coast have to leave for affordable housing. Time for a moratorium until balance is achieved. “Overtourism has also exacerbated another big problem in the city: affordable housing. An explosion in the number of apartments being …

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Countries that are cracking down on Airbnb

53% of the Sonoma Coast are vacation rentals creating higher rents and lack of any rentals for workers and families. Longer mandated stays, shorter periods for any vacation rentals and strict enforcement have worked for other areas. The Sonoma County draft Local Coastal Plan does not address limits on vacation rentals, instead encourages more tourism.  …

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Christmas 2019: More than half a million homeless in America

Homeless encampment grows on hwy 12 daily….Supervisors voted funding to help…..low paying wine industry jobs, investor class buying real estate and tourism jobs are making the situation worse. Sonoma County Supervisors voted on $11.6 million plan to help homeless living on Santa Rosa’s biking trail, but establishing shelters could take months. Christmas 2019: More than …

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