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Re-cap of Board of Supervisors Meeting May 19th on winery events by local group

“Our government has the responsibility to protect public health and safety. The briefing from Staff side-stepped the long-awaited results of the 2017 cumulative impact studies, and quickly devolved into recommendations from the Supes that would result in rolling back long-standing protections for neighboring property owners.” (rec-ap of the BOS meeting on May 19th when winery …

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Sonoma to limit, reduce downtown wine tasting rooms

Community takes steps to reclaim their community….. Sonoma to limit, reduce downtown wine tasting rooms JASON WALSH SONOMA INDEX-TRIBUNE EDITOR | January 21, 2019, 9:59AM Limiting the number of wine-tasting rooms? Yes. Creating wine-tasting business licenses? No. That was the scorecard at the end of the Jan. 14 meeting of the Sonoma City Council, which …

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Sonoma Locals Continue To Struggle With New Winery Construction

She adds that between 2000 and 2015 there has been a 300-percent increase in the number of new wineries in the county. “Existing wineries, event centers and tasting rooms would benefit by slowing down the relentless competition they are all experiencing! Because of all the competition they face […nearly 500 wineries/tasting rooms here competition for the …

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Enough is enough

Enough is enough!  Preserve Rural Sonoma County needs your help with our efforts to lobby the Board of Supervisors to stop approving more and more winery development, while delaying the Winery Event ordinance promised nearly 3 years ago (to put some reasonable regulations on this out of control industry). We are launching a petition and …

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Sonoma Tasting Room moratorium: Preserve Rural Sonoma County response

Tragedy of the commons……local mom & pop businesses can’t afford to compete so the losers are the locals.     In response to the Sonoma Tasting Room moratorium story…. Tasting rooms ban EDITOR: Kudos to the Sonoma City Council for pulling the plug on more tasting rooms around the plaza in Sonoma, in light of the …

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