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Government for the campaign donors: Cutting out neighbors

Cutting out neighbors  EDITOR: In their 2016 ordinance, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors promised that cannabis growing “would not be detrimental to health, safety, welfare or materially injurious to properties or improvements in the vicinity.” This is being sidelined in the new draft ordinance. Gone will be any ability for neighbors to have input. …

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When government doesn’t follow the laws: We are outraged !!!

Note: Wine & Water Watch is not against cannabis however, not in neighborhoods and no water resources during a megadrought. Who pays for dried up wells? No more water thirsty crops and our environment MUST BE PROTECTED.  We are outraged !!! “Disrespect for public process and neighbors: With complete disregard for expert and legal opinion, factual …

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The $25 Million Question: How Sonoma County Can Spend Vegetation Management Funds to Bolster Wildfire Resilience

Sonoma County takes the worst route, deforestation for a new industry that destroys the watersheds and creates worse future burns according to the scientists but helps loggers and dirty energy. All being pushed by Supervisor Hopkins.    LEGAL PLANET: The $25 Million Question: How Sonoma County Can Spend Vegetation Management Funds to Bolster Wildfire Resilience …

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Cannabis changes and uninformed County staff: We deserve better government

Dear All, I attended the Planning Commission meeting discussing the proposed new cannabis ordinance chapter 38, the SMND and proposed changes to chapter 26.  I was appalled that staff did not know what was in their documents, including the proposed chapter 38 and modifications to chapter 26.  A few examples include  1) not knowing that the 10% …

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Sonoma County Gets Sued for bad Cannabis Regulations

Don’t the Supervisors know the laws? 26 lawyers on staff at County…..thank you Save Our Sonoma Neighborhoods (SOSN) for this lawsuit. Link to the 1,489 page letter and 1,422 exhibits on their site, click on title.  San Francisco Law Firm Pushes Back on County’s Cannabis Proposal  admin    Home News    March 18, 2021  |  0 Sonoma County’s proposed cannabis ordinance and …

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Letter from Sacramento: Accountability Tools that Some Legislators Love to Hate

“In any case, our aim with these reports is not to make legislators happy or sad. It is to inform the public, including our members, about how their legislators are doing on environmental issues.” Sierra Club: Letter from Sacramento: Accountability Tools that Some Legislators Love to Hate Influencing legislation and holding lawmakers accountable is a …

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