Video – BOS Words speak of “Neighborhood Compatibility” Actions not so much

April 2018 Cannabis Study Session – Board of Supervisors expressed lots of concern about protecting our rural neighborhoods. More than 2 years later, their promises have fallen short. Full video of the April 2018 study session

Re: Response to Joint Local Governments’ Comments on Draft 2021 WMP Guidelines

California Wildfire Safety Advisory BoardMarcie Edwards, Chair505 Van Ness AvenueSan Francisco, California 94102wildfiresafetyadvisoryboard@cpuc.ca.gov Dear Ms. Edwards and Board Members: Several counties sent the attached June 15, 2020 letter to the California Wildfire Safety Advisory Board concerning the draft 2021 Wildfire Mitigation Plan Guidelines (“WMP”). We support the comments in the Joint Local Governments letter (“JL”),…
Read more

Re: Joint Local Governments’ Comments on Draft 2021 Wildfire Mitigation Plan Guidelines, Performance Metrics, and Safety Culture

June 15, 2020 California Wildfire Safety Advisory BoardMarcie Edwards, Chair505 Van Ness AvenueSan Francisco, California 94102wildfiresafetyadvisoryboard@cpuc.ca.govRe: Joint Local Governments’ Comments on Draft 2021 WildfireMitigation Plan Guidelines, Performance Metrics, and Safety Culture Dear Ms. Edwards and Board Members: The Counties of Kern, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Sonoma, and the City…
Read more

Smokescreen – Pot Industry Documentary

What’s your favorite part? 98% THC potencyTeenage vaping?Marijuana gummy bears?Cannabis users psychosis? Paranoia?High levels of homelessness in areas with legalization?Increased rates of suicides?A system setup to support addicts – not in their recovery but in their addiction? “Don’t do itMarijuana is bad for your stateMarijuana will have long term negative consequences for your state and…
Read more

Linegar’s Legacy

The way that cannabis applications will be considered in Sonoma County is going through a radical change, thanks to our Agricultural Commissioner, Tony Linegar, who is, at 54, retiring and moving to Hawaii, leaving us to deal with the fallout of his poor policy. All along, Mr. Linegar has been telling worried residents that the…
Read more

Call to Action to all Sonoma County citizens!

Please sign the Protect Our Neighborhoods 2020 Petition now! Change is in the air in Sonoma County! Citizens are waking up to the fact that our county government and Santa Rosa City government are ignoring their constituents. Our elected officials need to start listening and ACTING in support of our safety, security and quality of…
Read more

Wine vs. weed in Napa Valley

SACRAMENTO — Napa Valley is famous for its cabernet sauvignon. But with the cannabis industry moving in fast, some of the region’s storied vintners are sounding thealarm that California’s newest legal crop could damage the flavor — and brand — of their prized wines. Those grape growers worry that pot won’t pair well with the…
Read more

Cannabis farm was a model for California’s legal industry. Then came a sheriff’s raid

FEB. 14, 2020 5 AM To marijuana industry boosters and Santa Barbara County officials, Barry Brand was one of the “good players,” a longtime Gerbera daisy grower who pitched cannabis as just a new type of flower in the greenhouse. When county officials gave reporters a tour of a licensed grow last year, they picked Brand’s…
Read more

SRA Fire-Safe Regulations

The issue of Fire-Safe Roads in Sonoma County is summarized below.  If we can get Sonoma County to follow state law, this would restrict development, including cannabis permits, in many areas. Please support your rural neighbors – get Sonoma County to conform to state fire regulations – to protect our quality of life and unique environment. Time sensitive…
Read more

Supervisors plan to allow hemp – what could go wrong?

Dear Chairman and Members of the Board, I am writing as a representative of Friends of Graton (FOG). Our neighborhood group organized when a proposed cannabis project threatened the enjoyment and security of the West County Trail.  Our cannabis issue update list has 450 email addresses and continues to expand. In 2019, the Board agreed…
Read more