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Re: “Super Soy Me

$1.50 for mushroom risotto? where was that picture taken? it always seems their frozen food is expensive when I've seen it in stores.

Posted by MHilber on 05/14/2019 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Clean Day No More

Maybe someone could do an article on this business: it appears the county is considering entering a partnership to acquire and run the Potter Valley Project. Maybe ask the Friends of the Eel river what they think of it.

ITEM 38A ADDED BY ADDENDUM TO THE REGULAR CALENDAR 38a. Potter Valley Project Planning Agreement 2019-0715 Authorize Chair to execute the Planning Agreement to Undertake Feasibility Study of a Potential Licensing Proposal for the Potter Valley Project with Mendocino County Inland Water & Power Commission and California Trout, Inc., and authorize contribution of $100,000 toward a Feasibility Study in support of a Two Basin Solution. Department or Agency Name(s): Sonoma County Water Agency

Planning Agreement
Staff from Sonoma Water and County Counsel have held discussions with the Mendocino County Inland Water & Power
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Agenda Date: 5/14/2019
Commission (IWPC) and California Trout, Inc. (Cal Trout) about the future of the Project, and the potential of forming a
regional entity to acquire the license for the Project in order to achieve a Two-Basin Solution. The parties realize the
time frame required by FERC is not long enough to form a regional entity to acquire the license, and work through the
various scenarios to determine the optimal operations of the Project that would achieve the Two-Basin Solution,
because FERCs March 1, 2019 Notice Soliciting Applications requires parties interested in obtaining the license submit
an NOI, PAD, and a schedule for completing required studies by July 1, 2019.
The Planning Agreement will allow the entities to prepare a Feasibility Study of a potential licensing proposal for the
Project that will materially benefit both basins by advancing the following Shared Objectives:
Water supply reliability that will meet the needs of consumptive water users in both basins;
Restoration of viable, anadromous fisheries in both river basins, including the option of volitional fish passage
into the Eel River Basin upstream of Scott Dam.

Posted by MHilber on 05/14/2019 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Grow-Site Pain


That is very condescending the way you replied to me. No I did not see the ad you reference and I do not subscribe to that crap the press Democrat. And yes i am more than well aware of what the "Consent Calendar" is and its "purpose." Supervisor Gore allows a person only 2 minutes total to comment on any and all consent items, so if one wanted to comment on only 4 of these 52 items you could budget 30 seconds each for your comments. No I do not believe this belongs on the consent calendar as a routine business matter. And I question how the "ad-hoc" decided this belonged there, expecting it to pass as a routine matter.
Plenty of their activities raise Brown Act concerns.

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Posted by MHilber on 12/09/2018 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Grow-Site Pain

Bike Trails to be Parks is on the Consent Calendar, meaning it's expected to be approved without even debate. It is item #39. Why was this not even put on the Regular Calendar to invite public comment on the matter? Here's the specifics -

Recommended Actions:
Adopt a Resolution Interpreting Public Parks as referenced in the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance as all
existing Federal Recreation Areas, State Parks, Regional Parks, Community Parks, Neighborhood Parks,
and Class I Bikeways as designated in the Sonoma County 2020 General Plan.

39. Cannabis Ordinance Park Setback Interpretation, ORD18-0009: Adopt a Resolution Providing an Interpretation that Class I Bikeways are Public Parks as referenced in the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance.

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Posted by MHilber on 12/09/2018 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Fire Wall

Getting rid of these damn Sonoma County Alliance - aligned politicians would go a long way toward improving things in this county.

Posted by MHilber on 09/24/2018 at 10:42 AM

Re: “The Fate of Chanate

There was a vote today, 5-0, Supervisors announced a decision NOT to appeal this court ruling. On 9/11/18 about 2:30 PM

Posted by MHilber on 09/11/2018 at 8:43 PM

Re: “The Fate of Chanate

Now we know the judge's ruling. Good news.…

From the Press Democrat article:

In his ruling, (Judge) Chouteau rejected the Friends of Chanates argument that the sale represented a gift of public funds.

Chouteau also was unpersuaded by the residents contention that supervisors had closed-door conversations about the deal that exceeded what they were legally allowed to discuss. ...

But Chouteau did agree with the lawsuits most pivotal claim: that the county incorrectly decided its 82-acre real estate deal was exempt from environmental review.

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Posted by MHilber on 07/26/2018 at 10:07 PM

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