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One-sided winery rules

One-sided winery rules EDITOR: Your article about event permit rules for wineries failed to expose the redundant, chaotic, mind-boggling process the county has burdened the community with for the past several years (“Clashes over winery event permit rules,” Feb. 20). The county has repeatedly asked for feedback, from numerous workshops to the winery working group …

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Board of Forestry Letters due now to keep fire safe roads regulations

Time to send your letters in to the Board of Forestry to stop the ill advised push by Hopkins and Gore for unfettered commercial and residential development into the urban wildlife buffer where the fires are the most severe on narrow and fire prone areas. Who are they working for?  Hearing next week on third …

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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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Let the Public Speak: Another F on vaccine rollout for Supervisor

PD Letter To The Editor No micromanagement EDITOR: Are you kidding me? Supervisor Lynda Hopkins’ idea of the county centralizing the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is absurd (“Push to centralize vaccine effort,” Feb. 3). If the rollout of the OptumServe pilot program is any indication of the county’s ability to run a bigger program, they are …

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Letters Needed! —Board of Forestry Poised to Gut SRA Fire Safe Regulations

Note: Supervisor James Gore is Sonoma County’s liaison with this group.  “Sonoma County, through its membership in the Rural County Representatives of California, has been lobbying the Board of Forestry for weakened regulations to promote unrestricted development.”   Letters Needed! —Board of Forestry Poised to Gut SRA Fire Safe Regulations Please email the BOF (PublicComments@bof.ca.gov) to …

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We Need to be alert: Future Local Coastal Plan Workshops and you need to be there

Since the pandemic, the supervisors have used shelter in place as a screen to push through policies with little oversight. With the pandemic to be worked out by summer, the supervisors are throwing it all up in the air hoping we are not paying attention to their business friendly agenda that does nothing to address …

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