Sonoma County Supervisors

WWW to Supervisors: Stop the Destruction of trees for more wine grapes

WWW to Supervisors: Stop the Destruction of trees for more wine grapes November 4, 2020 Dear Chairperson Gorin and Sonoma County Board of Supervisors: Wine and Water Watch is a non-profit organization that challenges the over-development of the wine tourism industry and promotes ethical land and water use. We advocate agricultural practices that are ecologically regenerative. …

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Close to Home: Stop building on fire-prone roads

“In the Walbridge fire, engines were unable to access Mill Creek Road due to its narrow width, with almost complete devastation of homes.” PD: Close to Home: Stop building on fire-prone roads DEBORAH A. EPPSTEIN DEBORAH A. EPPSTEIN IS A SCIENTIST AND RETIRED BIOTECH ENTREPRENEUR. October 25, 2020,     Smelling smoke on Sept. 27, …

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County Pushes Its Own Fire-Safety Regulations

“Skeptics of the county’s regulations, many of whom have been following the back-and-forth for over a year, say the county’s regulations do not exceed the state regulations, but are instead an attempt to sidestep state regulations in order to continue development in rural areas.” BOHEMIAN: County Pushes Its Own Fire-Safety Regulations by Will Carruthers Christian Spangenberg …

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“As fire losses pile up, insurers may soon flee”

Sonoma County has been fighting for a state “fire safe road” exemption…..these neighbors are saying no and fighting the exemption with the Board of Forestry who so far have said no. The County is appealing this….what are they thinking?  “As fire losses pile up, insurers may soon flee” Thank you good neighbor Nancy B. for …

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“As fire losses pile up, insurers may soon flee”

Sonoma County has been fighting for a state “fire safe road” exemption…..these neighbors are saying no and fighting the exemption with the Board of Forestry who so far have said no. The County is appealing this….what are they thinking?  “As fire losses pile up, insurers may soon flee” Thank you good neighbor Nancy B. for …

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COUNTY WRITING CANNABIS PHASE 2 AMENDMENTS NEXT WEEK.

COUNTY WRITING CANNABIS PHASE 2 AMENDMENTS NEXT WEEK. The County will have the Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Phase Two amendments in hand on Friday, August 14th. They will prepare the Draft  ordinance in seven days which will be ready as well as a packet for the Planning Commissioners on August 26th. It is always better to try to …

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