The Napa County Green Party will host a panel discussion entitled, “Growth in Napa County: A Community Forum,” on Mon., November 30th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Napa County Library Community Room located at 580 Coombs Street in Downtown Napa.
The purpose of the panel is to present multiple community perspectives on various aspects of growth in Napa County and spark a robust county-wide discussion. Topics and panelists will include: The Impact of County Development on the Cities (Chris Malan and Geoff Ellsworth), Syar Mine Expansion Proposal (Kathy Felch and David Allred), Watson Ranch Project (Mike Schneiders), and Downtown Napa Development (Karen Garcia and Lowell Downey).
This panel will highlight the varied and deeply interconnected issues concerning development and growth in Napa County. Attendees will be able to examine and discuss how issues ranging from the County’s revised definition of agriculture, wine tourism, low-paying jobs, lack of low-income and affordable housing, increased traffic, deforestation, and poor air and water quality are all interwoven in terms of development in Napa County.
“In order to understand these issues and the wide impacts, they have to be viewed holistically. This is what the panel hopes to accomplish by bringing together a wide range of stakeholders,” stated Alex Shantz, Co-coordinator for the Napa County Green Party. “Our goal is to bring together community members from throughout the County to discuss areas of concern and, more importantly, what we can do about them.”