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PD: Displacement of Guerneville homeless camp divides community

Social Equality Opinion: Sonoma County is now #3 in homeless population for the entire nation behind Honolulu and Orange County. Recent PD article on the removal of the ever growing homeless encampment in Guerneville highlights the disconnect of supervisors not addressing the problems of inequality and the policies that have turned Sonoma County into the …

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Our Coast has too many vacation rentals now: The Tahoe rental reckoning

Sounds like the Sonoma Coast…..”It’s part of a region-wide reckoning for an industry that, fueled by the proliferation of rentals on Airbnb and Vrbo, many locals say has transformed their quiet communities into year-round party zones for out-of-towners.” LCP WORKSHOP: Wednesday February 24: Vacation Rentals New Lake Tahoe crackdown on rentals could make it much …

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Supervisor Hopkins Strikes Out Again: “An unfair burden”

Let The Public Speak, Letter to the PD “An unfair burden” EDITOR: Regarding Measure B, Supervisor Lynda Hopkins continues to misrepresent the facts. She claims that 80% of the emergency services provided by the Bodega Bay Fire District are for tourists. The fact is the fire district considers anyone not in its ZIP code to …

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Sonoma County grapples with tourism’s effect on economy and environment

“We could better support the eco-tourism sector, which has a lighter impact and needs a pristine and rural landscape to succeed.” Sonoma County grapples with tourism’s effect on economy and environment By Suzanne Doyle & Mary Davison Sonoma Group   Tourism brings money into Sonoma County. It supports restaurants, the hotel and wine industries and …

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Sonoma County grapples with tourism’s effect on economy and environment

“We could better support the eco-tourism sector, which has a lighter impact and needs a pristine and rural landscape to succeed.” Sonoma County grapples with tourism’s effect on economy and environment By Suzanne Doyle & Mary Davison Sonoma Group   Tourism brings money into Sonoma County. It supports restaurants, the hotel and wine industries and …

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Sonoma County grapples with tourism’s effect on economy and environment

“We could better support the eco-tourism sector, which has a lighter impact and needs a pristine and rural landscape to succeed.” Sonoma County grapples with tourism’s effect on economy and environment By Suzanne Doyle & Mary Davison Sonoma Group   Tourism brings money into Sonoma County. It supports restaurants, the hotel and wine industries and …

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