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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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Sonoma Coast in Peril……again….

“……acknowledged that readily-available scientific recommendations had not been incorporated in the draft since 2008. She acknowledged that compared to previous Local Coastal Plans, ESHA categories had been reduced from 3 to 1, completely excluding areas of future potentially sensitive habitat…….. ……also acknowledged that no other entities of coastal governance had been consulted in the writing

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Time for Local Coastal Action: Responding to Current Threats to our National Treasure on the Sonoma Coast PART 1

Opinion: We add to these comments that all timber sections of the LCP MUST be controlled by our county. They have the authority to take control, but not the will. If the County has control as lead agency there would be accountability and more transparency than CalFire who is in court constantly trying defend their

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“Power, Influence and Obfuscation: A Plan to Game the California Coastal Act”

April 13-15th the California Coastal Commission (CCC) will be meeting at the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors chambers. The CCC will only accept public comments on the 13th and 14th. Please show up and let them know we are watching every move they make. Governor Brown’s appointees were the commissioners who led the coup to

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More information on California Coastal Commission. If you love our coast……..how they vote.

2015 Annual Coastal Commission Vote Chart: A Summary From ActCoastal By Amanda Winchell | Published 2016/01/20 Commentary is provided by ActCoastal partners. This blog represents the views of the authors, and does not necessarily reflect the positions of ActCoastal and its partner organizations. For over 20 years, coastal advocates have been producing an annual vote

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Peter R. Baye, Ph.D. Coastal Ecologist, Botanist Letter to PRMD on Coastal Plan

To: Lisa Posternak, Sonoma County Permits & Resource Management Department (PRMD). Cc: Interested parties Date: September 30, 2015 SUBJECT: General comments on preliminary draft Local Coastal Plan: significant environmental baseline deficiencies and consequences Dear Ms. Posternak: I would like to provide only preliminary and general comments on some selected basic aspects of the preliminary draft

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