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CEQA Requires Assessment of GHG Impacts from Tourism

We Are Paying the Price: 5 Stages: “Tourism’s Faustian Deal”

Post from the past. As the County prepares to allow more winery events and cannabis tourism we have to ask, “who are you working for?” Tourism is only 6.5% of our total economy (2021 Economic Development Report).  Opinion: The Press Democrat recently reported that more people are leaving Sonoma County than moving in. We have […]

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CEQA Requires Assessment of GHG Impacts from Tourism

5 Stages: “Tourism’s Faustian Deal” – George Caloyannidis: NAPA Vision 2050

Post from the past. Will we take this opportunity to develop an economic system that benefits all and not just the wealthy investors? Tourism based economies, first to go in downturn, last to recover. Opinion: The Press Democrat recently reported that more people are leaving Sonoma County than moving in. Crumbling roads, traffic congestion, unaffordable

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CEQA Requires Assessment of GHG Impacts from Tourism

5 Stages: “Tourism’s Faustian Deal” – George Caloyannidis: NAPA Vision 2050

Opinion: The Press Democrat recently reported that more people are leaving Sonoma County than moving in. Crumbling roads, traffic congestion, unaffordable housing, homelessness, firestorms. Our quality of life is disappearing to accommodate the wine/tourism industry and the investor class.   The Supervisors want to expand the airport to allow private jets and more tourism. The

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Year of the Tourist?

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6667626-181/saturdays-letters-to-the-editor Year of the Tourists? EDITOR: So the Board of Supervisors has declared 2017 the “Year of the Senior” (“A friendlier place to age,” Tuesday). I am well into my dotage, but I would prefer a “Year of the Residents” in which planning and accommodations for Sonoma County residents would be a priority. All residents

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5 Stages: “Tourism’s Faustian Deal” – George Caloyannidis: NAPA Vision 2050

The NAPA Vision 2050 group recently held an economic forum for citizens who want to protect their neighborhoods from binge tourism. The tourism industry is known to create low paying jobs, higher rents, increased traffic and GHG, fractures communities with events and parties, pressures bad land use and zoning, skyrockets property values, loss of young people

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