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|2019-02-05Feb 5, 2019
Graton residents voice their concerns about a plan to merge their town's sanitation district with the neighboring Occidental sanitation district. At present, Occidental's wastewater is ported through downtown Graton to the Sonoma County Airport for treatment.
|2018-10-01Oct 1, 2018
Homeless is Graton continued…As I suspected this is a huge and complicated topic. As one person wrote “The working poor are not the same as the lazy poor, disabled poor, mentally unstable poor, and drug/alcohol addicted poor. It’s a very broad range of reasons why people end up homeless.”
|2018-08-30Aug 30, 2018
In the last publication, I asked for readers to send me their suggestions, concerns or questions regarding the expanding homeless population in Graton. I received a lot of feedback. Some from e-mails, some calls and then some just passing conversations on the street.
|2019-02-01Feb 1, 2019
George and Lisa Milo have been very hard at work restoring the old Fire Station building. Originally built in 1950 and 1965 much of the buildings shell has succumbed to rot and must be replaced. It is a huge undertaking with the additional challenge of maintaining the building’s historical architecture and history. Thankfully, all this hard work and investment has done nothing to discourage or diminish their vision for a beautiful space that families can enjoy.
|2018-12-27Dec 27, 2018
The County Supervisors voted to protect the Joe Rodota trail by making its classification the same as all other trails in Sonoma County determining that they are not just transportation corridors. They agreed that it is a “linear park” thereby qualifying for the 1000ft setbacks for cannabis cultivation.
|2018-12-12Dec 12, 2018
At the December 11th public hearing and meeting, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted to include the all Class 1 trails - such as West County and Joe Radota Trails - as Regional Parks to afford them the 1,000-foot setback protections from Cannabis operations.
|2018-12-03Dec 3, 2018
A recent application for a large commercial cannabis grow and processing facility adjacent to Graton homes and the West County Trail has put a spotlight on the county’s evolving cannabis regulations.
|2018-11-30Nov 30, 2018
Jackalope Gardens plans to grow primarily CBD strains that are intended for medical use. These cultivars are targeting medical users such as pain relief, seizure disorders and sleeping aids. We are building our business on the medical benefits of Cannabis.
|2018-11-29Nov 29, 2018
|2018-11-03Nov 3, 2018
Many concerns have been shared by the community in regards to the harmonious setting of the two properties recently sold along theWest County Trail. This space is currently zoned for agriculture and for myself, as a naturalist, is where my concern resides
|2018-10-30Oct 30, 2018
I am writing this portion in response to Freeman Young’s (Jackalope Gardens) letter to the residence of Graton stating his intentions and purpose for developing a large INDUSTRIAL CANNABIS MANUFACTURING PLANT in the little Village of Graton along the West County Trail.
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