News & Events
Meetings and events relevant to DENW issues are featured on this page.
Napa County Board of Supervisors meetings and Planning Commission meetings schedules are on the Napa County website. Agendas, docs and some videos are also available there.
There was a great turnout at the February 13th hearing on the merits for Walt Ranch in the Napa Superior Court. Details on the hearing, outcome and next court date in this article.
In January of 2017, following Napa County Board of Supervisors’ rejection of the appeals filed by Circle Oaks, Living Rivers Council, the Sierra Club and Center for Biodiversity, all parties filed a Petition for Writ of Mandamus in the Napa Superior Court seeking to uphold key provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Details and links to the filings are in this article.
While the new restrictions are welcome, they falls short of meeting the serious concerns about pedestrian safety and the deteriorated condition of Circle Oaks roads that may still be used by Walt Ranch for any purposes which were not restricted.
Upon further review of July 2016 Supplemental Report submitted by AES on behalf of the Walt Ranch project, Kamman’s report of August 26, 2016 determined these issues.
Three days of hearings on the formal appeal, filed with the Napa County Board of Supervisors, have been scheduled.
A formal appeal was filed on September 1, 2016 with the Napa County Board of Supervisors challenging the approval of the Walt Ranch Vineyard Conversion Project. Critical issues were ignored by the county and are addressed in this appeal.
Letters to the editor of the Napa Valley Register worth reading.
One is never completely useless: One can always serve as a bad example! The Walt Ranch project is increasingly understood to be a bad example of land use in our Ag Watersheds.
Destruction of thousands of oak and other indigenous trees for vineyard conversion projects has created a collision course with the environment, steadily reducing the ability of our earth to naturally offset green house gas (GHG) emissions.
The party was a great success, with new neighbors and friends joining in.