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‘Overtourism is killing Big Sur’: activists raise banner in California vacation spot | US news | The Guardian

Tourism based economies: first to crash in bad economy, last to recover….costs: Tourism=death of local servicing business Loss of Mom and Pop stores to tourism based business Low wage industries, need 2 and 3 jobs to stay financially afloat Hollowing out of neighborhoods Communities fragmented by event centers, tasting rooms, vacation rentals in all zoning […]

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Follow the Money: Solano County Supervisors join planners in supporting Caymus winery

Follow the money and weak or no regulations….Solano County wants to be the next Napa despite water resources and traffic gridlock. “We strongly believe the approval of the use permit . . . for a 200,000 gallon winery and related uses will result in significant adverse impacts on the upper Suisun Valley, including the designated

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Large winery is proposed in Forestville on Trenton Road, major traffic issues involved

Large winery is proposed in Forestville on Trenton Road, major traffic issues involved. This intersection has a history of accidents.   To  georgia.mcdaniel@sonoma-county.org Dear Ms. McDaniel: It has come to my attention that a large winery is proposed in Forestville on Trenton Road  near this dangerous intersection.  (Laguna, Trenton, and River, And Healdsburg Trenton Road).  Adding

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Forestville large winery proposed: PLP17-0054. Traffic is currently cumulatively significant

Note: this intersection has been the site of numerous accidents over the years. Adding more traffic without a full season traffic relevant study is derelict. Please comment to Ms. Daniel if you have concerns. To  georgia.mcdaniel@sonoma-county.org Dear Ms. McDaniel: It has come to my attention that a large winery is proposed in Forestville on Trenton Road 

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Year of the Tourist?

Supervisors do you hear the populace yet? Almost daily citizens are complaining about poor land use decisions made by the Supervisor’s allowing our neighborhoods to become collateral damage to big wine and binge tourism. People are complaining about lack of service businesses that cater to residents, stores turning into tourism based businesses, neighborhoods are getting

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Fred Allebach on the wine-tourism-hospitality costs

Fred Allebach 4/15/16   “Tourism can only be sustainable if it is carefully managed so that potential negative effects on the host community and the environment are not permitted to outweigh the financial benefits.” http://traveltips.usatoday.com/positive-negative-effects-tourism-63336.html   Pretty much in Sonoma all we have heard about are tourism’s benefits. Boosters and government like the wine-tourism-hospitality combine

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