Permit Sonoma

Monday, July 26 at 1:00 pm: Local Coastal Plan Update: Revised Public Review Plan and Planning Commission Hearing

Please pay attention to the language. Many groups worked on comments close to a year to make this a better plan. The draft has major loopholes and “weasel” words that allow many different definitions allowing investors and wine industry latitude. Example: tasting rooms moved into ag processing for easier approval, protected areas greatly diminished. If …

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Monday, July 26 at 1:00 pm: Local Coastal Plan Update: Revised Public Review Plan and Planning Commission Hearing

Please pay attention to the language. Many groups worked on comments close to a year to make this a better plan. The draft has major loopholes and “weasel” words that allow many different definitions allowing investors and wine industry latitude. Example: tasting rooms moved into ag processing for easier approval, protected areas greatly diminished. If …

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WWW Responds to Winery Event Workshop by County

PRMD-WineryEvents@sonoma-county.org To: Permit Sonoma & Sonoma County Supervisors:  RE: Winery Event Ordinance Wine and Water Watch is a local organization of over 300 citizens concerned with the overdevelopment of the wine tourism industry and promotes ethical land and water use. We oppose the industrialization of agricultural lands not growing food, medicine, fiber or sileage and …

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As coronavirus raged, Sonoma County did little to enforce rules on weddings with as many as 100 people

“Officials in Sonoma County, which has ranked worst in the Bay Area for the prevalence of coronavirus cases for most of the year, have taken no enforcement action on complaints that at least 15 large wedding gatherings violated coronavirus restrictions……..“Workers being forced to be in dangerous workplace situations has been the story of the county …

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As coronavirus raged, Sonoma County did little to enforce rules on weddings with as many as 100 people

“Officials in Sonoma County, which has ranked worst in the Bay Area for the prevalence of coronavirus cases for most of the year, have taken no enforcement action on complaints that at least 15 large wedding gatherings violated coronavirus restrictions……..“Workers being forced to be in dangerous workplace situations has been the story of the county …

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Objection to certification of the Sonoma County fire ordinance

“County Staff continually asserts that they consulted with “stakeholders”. I know for a fact that they most certainly did NOT consult with any stakeholders who raised concerns about the regulations. There were many of us – both individuals and groups – who were never asked for input and who, moreover, were told directly by county …

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