Preserve Rural Sonoma County

Growing Pains: Myths and Realities of a Tourism Based Economy by Padi Selwyn

Close to Home  Growing Pains: Myths and Realities of a Tourism Based Economy   By Padi Selwyn Tourism is the best economic development driver, right? Tourists come, spend their money, and leave. Wonderful, right? Wrong. New and extensive research is debunking the myths of an economy dominated by tourism. In early April, Napa Vision 2050 …

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Dairyman Stalled, permit pulled

 Dairyman Stalled & More The Permit and Resource Management Department has withdrawn the Dairyman Winery and Event Center project application as a result of the Sonoma County Regional Parks Department formally affirming that the owner has no legal rights to cross the Joe Rodota trail for his intended purposes. The developer is appealing the decision, and has entered a lengthy, bureaucratic …

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“We are your neighbors….” by Padi Selwyn

Published in the Press Democrat and Sonoma West. by Padi Selwyn The overflowing crowd at the Nov.16 County Workshop on winery events illustrated how deeply the community cares about the need to preserve our agricultural landscapes and rural character of Sonoma County.  Sadly, the Sonoma County Vintners stated that they will oppose any effort to …

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