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Napa: Proposed Small Winery Protections and Use Permit Streamlining Ordinance

Proposed Small Winery Protections and Use Permit Streamlining Ordinance: when circumventing environmental considerations, what is the cumulative impact? On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 9 a.m.,  the Napa Planning Commission will be conducting a public hearing for what we believe is a revised proposed ordinance to streamline the application process for small winery expansions, an ordinance […]

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Napa Citizen Groups Fighting to Keep Large Scale Commercial Solar Projects Out of Ag Lands

Grass-roots group Napa Valley Citizens for Smart Planning in conjunction with Napa Vision 2050, have serious concerns regarding the locations of large scale commercial renewable energy projects there. Last December, Napa County’s Board of Supervisors (BOS) approved one such solar project in the AG Watershed of American Canyon despite objections from many concerned residents. Since

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An Open Letter to the Board of Supervisors: Re-Planting Acorns is Not Enough.

“It does not make sense to keep cutting oaks—- or conifers, for that matter– and then think replanting is going to mitigate that loss. We need you as our elected governing body to think more broadly about our hillsides, watersheds, and water supply. The most recent finding by the DWR reclassifies the Napa River basin

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NapaVision 2050: Follow the Money: Who is funding No on Measure D? Who is funding Bill Dodd?

Helicopters for the rich to avoid traffic snarls? NapaVision 2050 says no way…… NapaVision 2050: Follow the Money: Who is funding No on Measure D? Who is funding Bill Dodd? The Bill Dodd/ Palmaz Connection: Christopher Palmaz has already taken over 1200 hours of Napa County Planning Department time on his private heliport application, which

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Battle for Napa Valley’s future: Proposed curb on vineyards divides county

We support Napa Measure C. “Measure C, the Watershed and Oak Woodland Protection Initiative, on a mail-in ballot to be tallied June 5, seeks to curb further vineyard development to preserve the streams, oak trees and natural habitats on the Napa Valley hillsides.” Battle for Napa Valley’s future: Proposed curb on vineyards divides county By

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