CEQA

Action Alert! April 16 Supervisors Meeting – Speak Up for General Plan Update

Action Alert! April 16 Supervisors Meeting – Speak Up for General Plan Update Sonoma County at a Crossroads! Water – Wineries – Cannabis – Climate – Greenbelts – Coast Tuesday, April 16 (A.M. Time TBD) Public Hearing – General Plan – Permit Sonoma Comprehensive Work Plan Sonoma County Board of Supervisors 575 Administration Drive, Santa …

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Newsom declares wildfire emergency, waives environmental rules to expedite projects

Newsom off to a bad start:  “Most of the 35 projects are in Northern and Central California and would be completed over the course of the next year. Cal Fire worked with its local fire units to determine which projects to prioritize, assessing risk and socioeconomic factors, such as age of the nearby populations, poverty …

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Under the influence? How the wine industry dominates Sonoma County election campaigns

Blast from the past, has anything changed? North Bay’s Will Parrish explores local politics… Under the influence? How the wine industry dominates Sonoma County election campaigns Posted on February 19, 2016 by Sonoma Valley Sun A Sun exclusive by By Will Parrish For at least two decades, Sonoma County officials have sided with the wine …

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Sonoma County Superior Court rules in favor of Friends of Gualala River’s second lawsuit over the “Dogwood” floodplain timber harvest plan

Sonoma County Superior Court rules in favor of Friends of Gualala River’s second lawsuit over the “Dogwood” floodplain timber harvest plan Media Release October 19, 2018 Sonoma County Superior Court once again has ruled in favor of Friends of Gualala River (FoGR) in its lawsuit against CAL FIRE’s approval of logging of coastal floodplain redwood …

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Bad zombie project is back…..Roblar Road Quarry redux Oct. 16 at 1:40 p.m. at the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room

How to make a horrible project even worse…ignore CEQA, destroy wetlands/creeks allow huge trucks on narrow rural roads and cause even worse traffic. Permit Sonoma are you kidding? Supervisors Gore and Rabbitt are up for re-election. Modifications being requested include to:  1) Revise the design for a traffic signal at Stony Point and Roblar Road  …

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Disaster Capitalism and Assembly Member Jim Woods

OPINION: Exploiting Environmentalists to Develop Land after the Fire Sep 1, 2018 by Duane Dewitt Share: Conservative environmentalists from the Italian Swiss Colony in Asti of northern Sonoma County along the Russian River may have been the earliest European immigrants into the county who regularly practiced sustainable land use management practices. Of course, the Native …

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