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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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2021
Tue, Jan 12, 2021
9:00am

Board of Supervisors


Agenda and Documents

13B Balloons Above the Valley Appeal
The conflict between quality of life for residents and the promotion of an economy based on tourism is again on the docket for the Board. Thus far they have consistantly chosen the tourism industry over residents. With Sup. Pedroza now as chair (see his lone support of event center impresarios here) it will be surprise if the approval of more tourism development isn't continued.

[Appeal - and more tourism - supported 3-2, Pedroza, Ramos and Gregory yes, Dillon, Wagenknecht no]
Wed, Jan 20, 2021
9:00am

County Planning Commission


Agenda and Documents

7A Sinskey Vineyards recognize, allow, expand Major Mod
more visitors, more employees, use of production area for hospitality.
[continued to 1/20/21]

7B Wheeler Farms Winery recognize, allow, expand Major Mod
20,000 more gal/yr, 15 more parking spaces in the vineyard, road exceptions
Tue, Jan 26, 2021
1:30pm

Board of Supervisors


Agenda and Documents

13C Anthem Winery Appeal
[continued from Nov 10, 2020]
Appeal of the 2/5/20 approval of the project by the Planning Commission.
Hearing Notice
Project Appeal Documents
Video of 2/5/20 PC Meeting
Agenda for 2/5/20 PC Meeting
BOS 9/1/20 Staff Letter [from 9/1/20 meeting]
SCR Anthem Page
[Appeal denied 4-1, Sup. Dillon in support]
Wed, Mar 3, 2021
9:00am

County Planning Commission


Agenda and Documents

7A Staglin Family Vineyard Major Mod
7000 or so added visitors/yr, use of exist. bldg for visitation, 8 more empoyees, 3 more parking spots, road widening, extended hours.
[continued from 2/3/21 hearing]
[Approved 5-0 with a bewildering amount of horse trading]

8A Presentation on state of wine industry
Garrett Buckland and Rob McMillan give another of their periodic snapshots of the state of the wine industry.

Wed, Mar 24, 2021
9:00am

County Zoning Administrator


Agenda and documents

2A New House Viewshed Application

Beginning in June of last year the County has begun documenting Zoning Administrator meetings in the same way they do planning commission meetings. It allows for a less formal (and presumably less costly) review of more minor projects that come before the planning department.

There has been a viewshed application in each of the meetings documented thus far, five of them for new houses and one for an expanded winery. (The winery modification also added a new processing building, tasting room building and 4400 vis/yr making one wonder what the criterion is for a minor modification.)

Six meetings and six new building complexes will grace to Napa's hillsides visible from its main roadways. One wonders what the purpose of the viewshed ordinance is.
Wed, Apr 7, 2021
9:00am

County Planning Commission


Agenda and documents

7A Madonna Estate WInery Recognize,Allow,Expand Major Mod
Recognize: 28288 more vis/yr (increase from 500 to 1044/wk), 7 more employees, allow picnic area supposedly removed under previous permit.
5400 Old Sonoma Rd
[approved 5-0]
Wed, Apr 21, 2021
9:00am

County Planning Commission


Agenda and Documents

7A Conn Creek Winery Major Mod
Tue, May 18, 2021
2:00pm

Board of Supervisors


Agenda and Documents (on page 19)

Mountain Peak Remand Hearing
The BOS has been required by the Napa County Superior Court to reevaluate their approval of the remote winery project in light of the evidence of the 2017 Atlas fire which closed access in and out of Soda Canyon Road and required residents in the area surrounding the proposed winery site to be evacuated by helicopter. Their approval of the project was contingent on the finding that "In the event of a fire that results in mass evacuations from this area, the road has sufficient capacity and roadway width to accommodate all outgoing traffic while allowing incoming fire response units." The fire proved them wrong.
[Approval of the project was upheld 3-2, Pedroza, Gregory and Wagenknecht voting for, Dillon and Ramos to deny]

More Info is here

Wed, May 19, 2021
9:00am

County Planning Commission


Agenda and Documents

7A Taplin Cellars New Use permit
CEQA categorical exemption, 20,000 gal/yr, 6 parking spaces, 4970 visitors/yr, 2 empoyees
1677 Lewelling Lane
[Approved 5-0]

7B Benjamin Ranch Winery New Mega Use Permit
475,000 gal/yr, 87,000 sf building, 85,800 visitors/yr, 61 employees, 94 parking spaces
8895 Conn Creek Road, St. Helena
Project Documents
[Approved 3-2]

Wed, Jun 2, 2021
9:00am

County Planning Commission


Agenda and documents

7A Materra Winery Major Mod
40,000 more gal/yr, 12600 sf bldg, 5840 more visit/yr, 7 more employees, 1 more parking space, left turn lane
4326 Big Ranch Road
[approved 4-0, Mazzotta on paternity leave]

7B Kelly Fleming/Pickett Road Winery recognize and allow major mod
5 more employees, 3945 more visitors/yr, road expansion, t&t in caves
2339 Pickett Rd Calistoga
[Continued]
Wed, Jun 2, 2021
10:00am

Stakeholder Meeting: Fire Safe Regulations


PBES and the County Fire Marshall will hold a virtual meeting to discuss The State Board of Forestry proposed Fire Safe Regulations prior to the BOS public meeting on Jun 8, 2021

Virtual Meeting Notice (Quite odd that it is at the same time as the Planning Commission meeting.)
County webpage about meeting
Tue, Jun 8, 2021
9:00am

Board of Supervisors


Agenda (and a new meeting page - every month a revision of the webste.)

9:30am PBES Enginneer will be presenting proposed changes and a draft letter to sign to the State Board of Forestry Fire Safe Regulations to the BOS in their process of drafting a formal response letter to the proposals.

Tue, Jun 22, 2021
9:00am

Board of Supervisors


Agenda and documents

Rezoning of Hess/Laird Property from AWOS to Industrial
281 acres of agricultural and between American Canyon and the Flea Market are proposed to be converted to industrial zoning. Another sign of the steady shift in Napa County away from agriculture to more profitable urban uses. More on the process here.
[approval to pursue rezoning process 5-0]
Wed, Jun 23, 2021
9:00am

County Planning Commission


Agenda and Documents

Syar 5-yr review for Surface Mining Permit compliance.
Hearing Notice
Documents
Wed, Jun 30, 2021
9:00am

County Zoning Administrator


Agenda and documents

White Rock Vineyards Recognize and Expand Minor Mod
Hearing Notice

Melka Winery Minor Mod Intent to Approve
Notice of Intent to Approve
Tue, Jul 13, 2021
9:00am

Board of Supervisors


Agenda and documents

Mountain Peak Remand final signoff
Findings of Fact
The redlined COA's

The Supervisors will once again approve a project in the face of years of community opposition and of the proven danger in locating tourist attractions in remote, fire-prone rural areas of the county, a danger to visitors and employees themselves and increased evacuation danger for residents.
[Re-approved 3-1, Dillon no, Ramos absent]


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