Here is the letter I sent to the Ag Commish this morning. You can cut an paste if you like:
Sonoma County has become a mono-culture of vineyards. New vineyard development is robbing us of habitat and beneficial landscapes that contributes to our quality of life. With every new vineyard that goes in - vineyards that provide no benefit to anyone except big alcohol concerns and the people who own them, we lose the diversity of fruit trees, parkland and precious land that provides a habitat for the native species that makes this one of the most beautiful places on the planet. And it is being destroyed by greed without any regard to our community. Please place a moratorium on new vineyard development so we can assess the damage to the place we all live. Thank you.
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors:
Sonoma County Ag Commsission:
Paul Hobbs Winery:
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