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New Tree Ordinance Unveiled by Permit Sonoma

New Tree Ordinance Unveiled by Permit Sonoma Tree Protection Ordinance On August 3, 2023, the Planning Commission held a public hearing to consider updates to current tree removal regulations. After holding a public hearing, the Commission then asked staff to return on August 31 with additional provisions to strengthen the Sonoma County Tree Protection Ordinance […]

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LAWSUIT: Well Ordinance Favoring Wine Water Grab Coming To An End?

Public Trust – groundwater lawsuit update & request Editorial Comment: As homeowners wells and local creeks dried up during the drought, wine industry kept drilling and County kept approving new wells….consider supporting Russian River Keeper and California Coastkeeper Alliance. You will remember the lawsuit that was settled last year between Sonoma County and California Coastkeeper

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Reminder: County wants input on Tree Ordinance

Permit Sonoma Tree Protection Survey Editor note: Survey does not have “no project” option as alternate to native tree removal. Trees play a critical role to our environment and our health. Permit Sonoma working to write a new tree protection ordinance that balances tree protection and other considerations, and we want your feedback. Your survey feedback will ensure

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WWW Letter to Coastal Commission

Excerpt: “If Permit Sonoma staff had to wear emblems identifying their sponsors, like NASCAR drivers, we’d know why, out of the blue, the Planning Commission recommendations are being revised.” OUR Letter RE: Sonoma County Local Coastal Plan www.winewaterwatch.org March 7, 2023 Supervisor:  Susan.Gorin@sonoma-county.org; David.Rabbitt@sonoma-county.org; district3@sonoma-county.org; district4@sonoma-county.org; district5@sonoma-county.org California Coastal Commission: NorthCentralCoast@coastal.ca.gov Caryl.Hart@coastal.ca.gov RE: Adoption of Local Coastal Plan  Wine

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WWW Letter to Coastal Commission

Excerpt: “If Permit Sonoma staff had to wear emblems identifying their sponsors, like NASCAR drivers, we’d know why, out of the blue, the Planning Commission recommendations are being revised.” OUR Letter RE: Sonoma County Local Coastal Plan www.winewaterwatch.org March 7, 2023 Supervisor:  Susan.Gorin@sonoma-county.org; David.Rabbitt@sonoma-county.org; district3@sonoma-county.org; district4@sonoma-county.org; district5@sonoma-county.org California Coastal Commission: NorthCentralCoast@coastal.ca.gov Caryl.Hart@coastal.ca.gov RE: Adoption of Local Coastal Plan  Wine

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COAST Under Attack: Last Chance to Save the Coast from Development

Last Chance to Save the Coast from Development Save the Sonoma Coast, a group of longtime coastal advocates: If you care about our Sonoma County coast, it’s time to communicate with the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and the California Coastal Commission about proposed revisions to the Local Coastal Plan (LCP). Eight years of hundreds

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