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Napa County Board of Supervisor's (BOS) meetings and Napa County Planning Commission (PC) meetings are held on the 3rd floor of the Napa County Building at 1195 3rd St, Napa 94559 .

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2019
Tue, Jan 8, 2019
9:00am

Board of Supervisors


Agenda and documents

6T Selection of replacement for vacant position on Airport Land Use Commission
[Supes moved to ask Airport Commission to choose 3 among the 13 applicants and come back to the board.]
Fri, Jan 11, 2019
8:30am

Mountain Peak in court: day 1


BREAKING: HEARING TO BE CONTINUED to a later date
Soda Canyon Group, composed of 4 residents of Soda Canyon Road, are suing the Supervisors and County of Napa for abusing their discretion in not compelling an Environmental Impact Report as required under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the Mountain Peak Winery project. The first day will devoted to the motion to augment the administrative record to allow inclusion of information from 2 consultants and about the 2017 fires. The principal hearing on the writ of mandate will take place on Mar. 1, 2019 at 2:00pm.

When: Friday, Jan 11, 2019, 8:30am
Where:
Dept C Napa Historic Courthouse
825 Brown St
Napa, CA 94559

SCR Mountain Peak page
Tue, Jan 15, 2019
9:00am

Board of Supervisors


Napa Strategic Plan Update
[continued from 12/18/18 meeting]
Video of 12/18/18 meeting and documents
Napa County Strategic Plan 2019-2022
Email CEO@CountyofNapa.org with comments
SCR Strategic Plan page
Wed, Jan 16, 2019
9:00am

County Planning Commission


Agenda and documents

Anthem Winery Major Mod
[To be continued to a date uncertain and renoticed]
20,000 more gal/yr (50,000 tot), new 10,800sf winery bldg + new 1500sf tasting bldg + new 1700sf admin bldg + new 29,000sf cave + 4000sf exterior event areas (this is called a modification?), road exceptions AND setback variances AND viewshed request (a trifecta of ordinance diddling), 15,532 visitors/yr, events until midnight, 22 new parking spaces, a new bridge, 12 employees, 43 more trips/day, 120 trees removed
10/3/18 hearing video
County Anthem Page
3123 Dry Creek Rd, Napa

8A Presentation of BOS Draft Napa Strategic Plan to the Planning Commission
See item 9B here for Draft Napa Strategic Plan documents
Tue, Jan 29, 2019
9:00am

Board of Supervisors


Agenda and documents

9:15am
9G BOS Watershed Protection Ordinance Workshop
A workshop for the Board to discuss stream and wetland setbacks, buffers for municipal reservoirs, tree protection and other amendments to the Conservation Regulations and to hear public comment on these proposed matters.
Proposed Options

9:40am
9E Adoption of replacement Circulation Element for General Plan
Plus adopt circulation element supplement to 2008 General Plan EIR, adopt amendment to circulation element of Business Park Specific Plan
Video of 12/19/18 hearing
The markup Circulation Element is here showing changes
[To be continued to Feb 5th 9:45]
Wed, Jan 30, 2019
5:00pm?

Bloodlines DEIR comment deadline


Deadline for submission of comments on the DEIR for the Bloodlines Vineyard ECP in the Rector watershed at the top of Soda Canyon Road.

Comments should be sent to Brian Bordona, Brian.Bordona@countyofnapa.org
County's Bloodlines Vineyard DEIR page
SCR on the Bloodlines Vineyard Project
Fri, Feb 1, 2019
8:30am

Mountain Peak in Court Day 1


Soda Canyon Group, composed of 4 residents of Soda Canyon Road, are suing the Supervisors and County of Napa for abusing their discretion in not compelling an Environmental Impact Report as required under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the Mountain Peak Winery project. The first day will devoted to the motion to augment the administrative record to allow inclusion of information from 2 consultants and about the 2017 fires. The principal hearing on the writ of mandate will take place on Mar. 7, 2019 at 8:30am.

When: Thursday, Feb 1, 2019, 8:30am
Where:
Dept C in the Napa County Historical Courthouse
825 Brown Street
Napa, CA 94559
Tue, Feb 5, 2019
9:00am

Board of Supervisors


Agenda and documents

9E Adoption of replacement Circulation Element for General Plan
Plus adopt circulation element supplement to 2008 General Plan EIR, adopt amendment to circulation element of Business Park Specific Plan
Video of 12/19/18 hearing
The markup Circulation Element is here showing changes
[Approved 5-0 with last-minute edits]
Wed, Feb 20, 2019
9:00am

County Planning Commission


Agenda and documents

Conservation Regulation Change Discussion
Beyond Measure C: The Supervisors have proposed a range of modifications to the County's Conservation Regulations and passed those recommendations on to the Planning Commission for further discussion.
Video and documents of BOS 1/29/19 meeting
2019 Water Quality and Tree Protection Ordinance Markup
Meeting Notice
SCR on revisions
[Continued to Mar 6, 2019 for additional public comment and decision]

Kennewick Winery Use Permit
20,000 gal/yr, 4718 visitors/yr, 4 employees, 6 parking spaces
2200 Pickett Road, Calistoga
[to be continued to Mar 6, 2019 PC meeting]
Mon, Feb 25, 2019
5:00pm

Le Colline ECP/DEIR comment deadline


[revised comment deadline: 2/25/19]
34 acre vineyard ECP with 24 acres of timber harvest
300 Cold Sprngs Rd, Angwin.
County Le Colline document page
Email comments to Planner Brian Bordona, Brian.Bordona@countyofnapa.org

SCR on Le Colline
Tue, Feb 26, 2019
9:30am

Board of Supervisors


Caldwell appeals the denial of their use permit by the Planning Commission on Oct 17, 2018
[to be continued to Mar 12, 2019]
10/17/18 PC hearing video and documents
County Caldwell page
Use Permit modification for 10,000 more g/y, 18600 more visitors/y, 9 more employees, 75 daily trips, catered food.
(71% increase in capacity, 660% increase in visitation)

Mon, Mar 4, 2019
5:00pm

Hendrickson Vineyard ECP comment deadline


An ECP for the 28 acre Hendrickson Family Vineyard at the top of Soda Canyon Road is being reviewed by the county and there is March 4, 2019 deadline for public comments. 10 Acres of the 47 acre parcel have already been planted "without the benefit of an approved Agricultural Erosion Control Plan".

The Neg Dec for the project is here
The County's Hendrickson page is here
Letters may be submitted to Planner Don Barilla at Donald.Barrella@countyofnapa.org
Wed, Mar 6, 2019
9:00am

County Planning Commission


Agenda and documents

7A Water Quality and Tree Protection Ordinance decision and action
Following staff presentation and public comments on Feb 20, 2019, Planing Commission will hear additional public comments and finalize recommendations to be sent to BOS
Video and documents of the 2/20/19 Planning Commission meeting
County WQ&TP Ordinance page
[with minor modifications and clarifications the ordinance was approved and sent back to the BOS]

7B Kennewick Winery Use Permit
20,000 gal/yr, 4718 visitors/yr, 4 employees, 6 parking spaces
2200 Pickett Road, Calistoga
[approved 5-0]

7C Darms Lane Winery Use Permit
30,000 gal/yr, 12 parking spaces, 8 employees, 8782 vis/yr, food service, viewshed application,
1150 Darms Lane
Neg Dec Notice
County Darms Lane Winery page
NV2050 on Darms Lane
[continued to Mar 20, 2019]
Thu, Mar 7, 2019
8:30am

Mountain Peak in court: day 2


[Postponed to a date uncertain]
Soda Canyon Group, composed of 4 residents of Soda Canyon Road, are submitting a petition for writ of mandate against the Supervisors and County of Napa for abusing their discretion in not compelling an Environmental Impact Report as required under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the Mountain Peak Winery project.

When: ???
Where:
Dept C of the Napa County Historical Courthouse
825 Brown St
Napa, CA 94559

SCR Mountain Peak page
Tue, Mar 12, 2019
9:00am

Board of Supervisors


Agenda and documents

Caldwell appeals the denial of their use permit by the Planning Commission
10/17/18 PC hearing video and documents
County Caldwell page
Use Permit modification for 10,000 more g/y, 18600 more visitors/y, 9 more employees, 75 daily trips, catered food.
(71% increase in capacity, 660% increase in visitation)
SCR on the Caldwell deliberation
Napa Vision 2050 comments and visuals on the project.

[Board votes 4-1 (Ramos,Pedroza,Gregory, Wagenknecht yea, Dillon nay) to remand project back to Planning Commission to consider lowered visitation and a series of considerations]
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
9:00am

Board of Supervisors


Agenda and documents

9A 2018 Groundwater Sustainability Annual Report
The Report
SCR on Groundwater Sustainability Alternative

10A Status of the Napa County General Plan
General Plan Implementation Table

10B Hennessy and Milliken Watershed computer model presentation
Model Documentation Report
Water sampling and analysis plan

10C Pending future agenda items
Table of items and tentative dates
Wed, Mar 20, 2019
9:00am

County Planning Commission


Agenda and documents

Darms Lane Winery Use Permit
[continued from 3/6/19]
30,000 gal/yr, 12 parking spaces, 8 employees, 9214 vis/yr, food service, viewshed application
1150 Darms Lane
3/6/19 Planning Commission Agenda and documents
Neg Dec Notice
County Darms Lane Winery page
Staff report
NV2050 on Darms Lane
[Approved 4-1, Gallagher no]

O'Brien Orchard Ave Winery use permit modification
Categorical exemption to recognize and allow 11280 visitors/yr to an existing 20,000 g/y winery, Con Reg exception to allow construction next to creek.
County O'brien page
1200 Orchard Ave
[Approved 3-2, Cottrell, Gallagher no]
Tue, Mar 26, 2019
9:00am

Board of Supervisors


Agenda and documents

9B Water Quality and Tree Protection Ordinance
Following staff presentation and public comments on Mar 6, 2019, the Planing Commission with some modifications approved the ordinance and sent it back to the BOS.
Public Notice
Video of 3/6/19 PC meeting
[Approved with modifications 5-0]
Fri, Mar 29, 2019
2:00pm

Winery Use-permit compliance registration deadline


For current winery use-permit holders who wish to apply for a permit to voluntarily remedy their violations, or for a status determination application to clarify the extent of existing entitlements.

Napa County Code Compliance Program FAQ
Code Compliance Resolution
SCR on Compliance Issues
Tue, Apr 9, 2019
9:00am

Board of Supervisors


Agenda and documents

6Q Finalization of revisions to the Water Quality and Tree Protection Ordinance
Ordinance mark-up
[Ordinance approved 5-0 with minor clarifying modifications]
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
9:00am

Board of Supervisors


Agenda and documents

10D Appointment of member to Napa County Transportation Commission
The board will appointment one person from the following candidates for a 4 year tenure on the Napa County Transportation Commission:
    Alfredo Pedroza, Supervisor
    Geoff Ellsworth, St Helena Mayor
    Jill Techel, Napa Mayor
[Sup. Pedroza chosen by other Supes 4-0, no discussion]
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
9:00am

Board of Supervisors


Agenda and Documents

9A Workshop on zoning regulations relating to solar power generation
For further information contact john.mcdowell@countyofnapa.org
SCR on Solar Farming

6M Request for EIR funding for Stagecoach ECP
County Stagecoach ECP page

10D Discussion on Climate Proclamation and Regional Climate Authority
Fri, Apr 26, 2019
9:00am-11:00am

KQED Forum on Napa's development issues


Friday host Mina Kim and guests will address the days news and take a look at concerns over wine and marijuana, vineyard development, water, and the environment in Napa, and a look at how minorities shaped the Napa Valley today .

(The topic has apparently shifted: a previous promo touted "where new development and expanding wine tourism have brought pressures on housing, traffic, and the environment.")

Date And Time
Fri, April 26, 2019
9:00 AM 11:00 AM PDT

Location
JaM Cellars Ballroom and Blue Note Napa in the Napa Valley Opera House
1030 Main Street
Napa, CA 94559
Register here (only from mobile devices apparently)

NV2050 Newsletter announcement (NV2050's Patricia Damery will be on the panel)
Wed, May 1, 2019
9:00am

County PlanningCommission


Agenda and documents

7A Nova Wine Warehouse
40,500 sf, 263 parking spots and a lot more cars, trucks and GHG's for Bottleneck Junction
[Approved 4-0, Comm. Mazotti absent]
Tue, May 7, 2019
8:30am

Mountain Peak fire evidence hearing


Hearing in Napa Superior Court to consider the scope of evidence of the Atlas Fire to be remanded to the Supervisors for reconsideration.

Location:
Napa Superior Court
825 Brown St
Napa, CA
[Judge to make determination on allowed evidence]
Tue, May 14, 2019
9:00 am

Board of Supervisors


10A Hennessy and Milliken Watersheds Study
Model Report
Wed, May 15, 2019
9:00am

County Planning Commission


Agenda and documents

Matthiasson Family Winery new use permit
18,000 gal/yr, 6325 vis/yr, 7 employees, 3800 sf cave, 5.74 acre parcel?
3171 Dry Creek Rd
County Matthiasson page
NV2050 Supporting comments
[approved 5-0]
Thu, May 16, 2019
8:30am-3:00pm

Napa County Watershed Symposium


Napa County Watershed Symposium
Presented by:
Watershed Information and Conservation Council (WICC)
Napa County Resource Conservation District (RCD)

Event page
Get tickets here ($55, $65)
Whirlwind Community Project presentations
Tue, May 21, 2019
9:00am

Board of Supervisors


Agenda and documents

10A Winery use permit streamlining discussion
"Director of Planning, Building and Environmental Services (PBES) requests direction on the preparation of an ordinance regarding the use permit process." (Pretty bland description for such a big issue.)

Staff Letter
SCR 12/20/18: Save the Family Farm
SCR 7/31/17: The Fast Track Proposal
NVR LTE 7/28/17: Fast-tracking Napa County wineries isn't the answer
SCR 9/25/15: The CEQA small winery
NV2050 Newsletter on the proposal
Wed, May 29, 2019
1:30pm

Syar Remand Court Hearing


Arguments on potential remand of Syar approval back to County for reconsideration.
The judge in the residents' suit against the County's approval of the expansion of the Syar gravel quarry has issued a tentative ruling to vacate the County's approval of the project EIR and to remand the project back to the County for reconsideration of 2 issues. Stop Syar Expansion and the County will present their arguments for and against the remand in this hearing.

The Tentative Ruling is here
NVR 5/23/19: Napa Court releases Syar tentative ruling

Location:
Napa Superior Court Dept A
Napa County Historic Courthouse
825 Brown St
Napa
Tue, Jun 18, 2019
9:00am

Board of Supervisors


Agenda and documents

9F County Budget Adoption for Napa Valley Tourism Improvement District
$6,700,000 devoted to increasing the number of tourists, traffic and hospitality workers coming to the County. (No money in the budget to promote the sale of Napa wine outside the county.)

10A Proclamation of Countywide Commitment to address climate change (unfortunately with more industrial and vineyard development!).

10B Napa Pipe Modifications
Change in site plan to move housing from west to east of tracks to finesse problems of phasing in the elaborate county-to-city jurisdiction transfer.
Wed, Jun 19, 2019
9:00 am

County Planning Commission


Agenda and documents

Climate Action Plan DEIR presentation
Notice of Availability
County CAP page
Redline CAP
CAP DEIR

County Bldg, 3rd Floor
1195 3rd St, Napa

Comments on the Plan and its Draft Environmental Impact Reporp may be made at the hearing or submitted to Planning Director David Morrison or Planner Jason Hade through July 9, 2019.

SCR on the CAP DEIR
Tue, Jul 9, 2019

CAP comment deadline


The deadline for public comments on the Napa County Climate Action Plan DEIR has been extended form Jun 19 to Jul 7, 2019

Redline CAP
CAP DEIR
Wed, Jul 17, 2019
9:00am

County Planning Commission


Agenda and documents

7A Carneros Resort Development Agreement
Extension of Napa municipal water line to make up for phony groundwater analysis on original project. Expansion of facilities allowed by new water source.

SCR on Carneros Inn
SHStar 11/29/2001: 12 percent of Carneros Groundwater considered "not significant"
[approved 5-0]
Wed, Aug 14, 2019

The Next Syar Court hearing


Reconsideration of Tentative Ruling based on 5/29/19 hearing

The Tentative Ruling is here
NVR 6/2/19: Napa judge hears more arguments on Syar quarry expansion

Location:
Napa Superior Court Dept A
Napa County Historic Courthouse
825 Brown St
Napa
Tue, Aug 27, 2019
9:00am

Board of Supervisors


agenda and documents

Consent item 6K
Approval of Carneros Resort Development Agreement
extending the Napa City water system to the Carneros Resort located in the county. Supervisors are asked to adopt categorical exemptions to CEQA review requirements, and accept on staff's recommendation that a process that extends city urban infrastructure to county properties (a "type of project does not have a significant effect on the environment and is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”).

Does the water service exentsion to county properties really have no environmental impacts - like being a precedent for more development projects in groundwater deficient areas that can't be built without tapping into Napa's water system?

10A Direction on an Ordinance Regarding Commercial Cannabis

The ordinance is necessary. The question, as with wine, is whether cannabis should be sanctioned as an agricultural product or a tourism attraction. The county has never acknowledged that the environmental impacts of tourism are incredibly different than the impacts of agriculture, and have pretended that the traffic, infrastructure and housing problems now at hand have nothing to do with the county's promotion of wineries as tourism destinations.
Tue, Sep 10, 2019
9:00am

Board of Supervisors


Agenda and documents

Joint BOS/ Planning Commission meeting
MEETING CANCELLED
The long awaited joint meeting between the Board and the Planning Commission was tentatively set and has now been cancelled.

Tue, Sep 17, 2019
9:00am

Board of Supervisors


Agenda and documents

6J County response to Grand Jury criticisms of the Napa Pipe process

10A Cannabis Ordinance discussion
[vote to approve staff recommendation to ban cultivation and convene hearings on accessibility]

10B Applicants for the Airport Advisory Commission
Fri, Sep 20, 2019

Global Climate Strike


NV 2050 is supporting the Global Climate Strike schedule for this Friday.

Their newsletter announcement is here
Mon, Sep 30, 2019
6:00-7:30pm

Soda Canyon Road Fire Safe Council meeting


Please join your Soda Canyon friends and neighbors for a meeting to discuss how we can keep our community safe. Presented by the Napa Communities Firewire Foundations and the Soda Canyon Fire Safe Council

More information is here

Location:
Vichy Elementary School Multi Purpose Room
3261 Vichy Ave, Napa CA

Wed, Oct 2, 2019
9:00am

County Planning Commission


Scarlett Winery New Use Permit
30,000 gal/yr, 5025 vis/yr, 8 employees, 13 parking spaces, 25-89 trips/day
County's Scarlett Winery page
1052 Ponti Rd

Ellman Family Winery New Use Permit
30,000 gal/yr, 4305 vis/yr, 10 employees, 8 parking spaces,
County's Ellman Winery page
3286 Silverado Trail
SCR Ellman page
SCR on The End of the Trail

Rombaurer Winery Major Mod
320,000 more gal/yr, 15 more employees to exiting facility in Airport Industrial Area
County's Rombaurer Winery page
Fri, Oct 4, 2019

Small Winery Streamlining Ordinance comment deadline


Revised Small Winery Protection and Permit Streamlining Ordinance
Dir. Morrison has asked for comments on the 4th version of the ordinance outline.
The Outline of the Ordinance is here

Tue, Oct 15, 2019
9:00am

Board of Supervisors


Small Winery Streamlining Ordinance presentation and ask for direction
Dir. Morrison's presentation of ordinance outline with submitted comments.
Wed, Oct 16, 2019
9:00am

County Planning Commission


Hard Six Cellars new use permit
20,000 gal/yr, undefined marketing program, exceptions for road standards and stream setbacks
1755 S. Fork of Diamond Mtn Rd
Hearing notice
County Hard Six Cellars page

Kitoko Winery new use permit
40,000 gal/yr, 7680 vis/yr, 7 employees, 7 parking spaces
Hearing notice
3201 Atlas Peak Road
County Kitoko page




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