Eyes on Napa - December 10, 2021
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One Hot Date: December 14
Two Important Reasons
An Extended Chance to Comment on the Groundwater Sustainability Plan
Deadline: December 14, 5pm
When the Board of Supervisors, also the Groundwater Sustainability Agency, met on December 7 this Tuesday, the BOS/GSA heard testimony and discussed the Draft GSP.

It was decided to close live comment then, but to take written public comment until 5 pm on December 14. The matter itself however, regarding adoption, is continued until January 11th. 

If you have not yet sent a letter via email to the BOS, please consider doing so in the next few days. There are compelling reasons that this plan needs modifications: a need for current and relevant data, improved modelling, deeper considerations of climate change, increased monitoring of streams, increased monitoring of wells, and, particularly the news this last week that "California water officials acknowledged Wednesday that another painful year of drought is likely, and warned the many communities receiving water from the State Water Project that they may get no water at all next year, except in cases of emergency." This includes Napa County, and the Draft GSP assumes that this water will be available, uninterrupted from this source. This is an issue that should be addressed.

For a powerful resource, please take a look at this letter  to the BOS/GSA from four dissenting members of the GSP Advisory Committee. They offer actionable, important items to greatly improve the plan. 

How to reach your supervisors? Look here for all their contact information.
Protest Rally: Walt Ranch Appeal
Bring a Sign, Bring Your Voice
December 14, 12 noon
We are sharing information and support to this cause. Please see the flyer below and contact Sue Wagner at if you have more questions. Written public comment may be submitted to the BOS in advance before December 14. In addition, comment during the hearing will be taken and can be submitted to on the day of the hearing which is  December 14 at 2:00pm. The Center for Biological Diversity's informative press release about this harmful project can be found here, and makes many good points. See you at the protest. 
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Eyes on Napa: Co-editors, Patricia Damery and Debby Fortune, Editorial Board: Eve Kahn, Gary Margadant, Rusty Cohn, Iris Barrie. Contact the editors at