In the June 5, 2018 election, Napa County voters will be asked whether or not to approve Measure C:
Shall Napa County Ordinance No. 2018-01 be adopted?
Amending the Napa County General Plan and zoning code creating water quality buffer zones within the Agricultural Watershed (AW) zoning district and restricting tree removal within those zones; strengthening oak removal remediation standards; establishing a permit program for oak tree removal once 795 acres of oak woodland have been removed.
As you prepare to vote on whether or not to approve Measure C, get the facts before you cast your ballot:
Napa County already has rigorous environmental regulations in place. Measure C undermines voter-approved Measure J, which effectively protects agriculture, and adds confusing regulations that will waste taxpayer money.
Restrictions from Measure C will restrict people from making even the smallest changes to their land. In fact, if Measure C passes, someone who even removes a few oaks from their property without following the strict regulations of Measure C could be charged with a misdemeanor!
An independent legal analysis concluded that Measure C is "unlawfully vague and misleading." If Measure C passes, it will leave the County vulnerable to costly lawsuits that taxpayers would ultimately have to pay for.
There is NO scientific evidence or research that Measure C will improve water quality or further protect our environment.
Measure C is opposed by local industry and agricultural groups like Napa Valley Vintners, Winegrowers of Napa County, Napa County Farm Bureau, Napa Valley Grapegrowers, Coalition Napa Valley, and Sustainable Napa County.
Measure C will hurt small, local farms, and vineyards that already struggle to survive. It will also increase costs for rural property owners!