Preserve Rural Sonoma County

When government doesn’t follow the laws: We are outraged !!!

Note: Wine & Water Watch is not against cannabis however, not in neighborhoods and no water resources during a megadrought. Who pays for dried up wells? No more water thirsty crops and our environment MUST BE PROTECTED.  We are outraged !!! “Disrespect for public process and neighbors: With complete disregard for expert and legal opinion, factual …

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Local Coastal Plan: Devoid of protections, full of loopholes

Local Coastal Plan: Devoid of protections, full of loopholes By Reuben Weinzveg, Neighbors to Preserve Rural Sonoma County It’s a challenging time for Sonoma County coastal lovers when local officials draft plans for the future of our coast that prioritize corporate and development profits over public safety and environmental preservation. That seems to be what is taking …

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A glut of events

A glut of events EDITOR: Saturday’s article about wine industry impacts on rural areas (“Studies fault wine industry”) noted that “county leaders have long put off key decisions and passed work on to citizen groups,” even after the 2016 Board of Supervisors’ vote to create a winery event ordinance to address over-concentration. Despite promising to …

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Local Coastal Plan (LCP) needs you……

Reviewers are calling the Draft Local Coastal Plan as written a roadmap for development by special interests. Ask not what the coast can do for you but what you can do for your coast…..SAVE THE COAST…..AGAIN Preserve Rural Sonoma County: Will our coast turn into another Malibu or not? This Sunday, November 17: First Public Workshop …

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Preserve Rural Sonoma County supporting more time for Local Coastal Plan review

If you love our coast, read and react. Action is needed to slow down the Sonoma County Local Coastal Plan Update. The County is trying to push this through for final vote before the end of the month. It’s a long document that will have effects for years to come. So far we have found …

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Preserve Rural Sonoma County Response to Business Journal article about Winery event centers and CACs

        Editor: Your recent cover story: “Path Forward for Winery Events,” outlines the issues and cumulative impacts of winery events on neighborhoods; yet neglects to mention that by appointing committees that let an industry group create its own development guidelines, the County has abrogated its obligation to write balanced standards that address underlying …

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