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News: 03/15/2020

SVCAC to look at event guidelines, traffic study

[NOTE: all public meetings are currently subject to cancellation without notice due to the COVID-19



At its March 25 meeting, the Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Commission (SVCAC) will hear presentations about a long-anticipated study on Sonoma Valley traffic, as well as a draft of winery event guidelines.

The SVCAC meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the Sonoma City Council Chambers, 177 First St. West in Sonoma.

Last year, the county released a lengthy traffic analysis of the valley, conducted by the consulting company GHD. The report looked at traffic capacity and safety issues related to tourist traffic volumes. Recommendations include limiting winery industry-wide events, the use of shuttles to alleviate event traffic, and increased permit requirements.

GHD has also done a traffic analysis for the Dry Creek Valley and Westside Road area.

The other item on the agenda is a review of a draft of guidelines for Sonoma Valley wineries and their events put together by a panel of stakeholders including representatives from the wine industry and community groups.

The draft discusses a variety of issues, including impacts on traffic, noise, and water, neighborhood compatibility, the business needs of the wine industry, and permit enforcement.

Go here for a more detailed story about the traffic study and the winery guidelines.


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