News & Opinion Pieces

Below are news articles and opinion pieces written about Measure C.  Click on the links below to learn more:




Napa Valley Register Editorial Board: Our view -- The measures on the June Ballot, April 28, 2018 "We believe it is premature to take such a draconian and risky step....On this basis alone, we urge voters to reject Measure C."
St. Helena Star Editorial Board: Eroded confidence produces flawed initiative, April 4, 2018 "Measure C is a flawed ballot initiative..."


Grapegrowers set the gold standard for land stewardship, Napa Valley Register, May 19, 2018
Measure C is not effective way to reach goals, Napa Valley Register, May 11, 2018
Measure C is not what it purports to be, Napa Valley Register, April 24, 2018
Napa County's Measure C is flawed by Stuart Smith, St. Helena Star, April 11, 2018
Napa County’s Measure C goes too far in attempt to curtail future agriculture, North Bay Business Journal, April 10, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Measure C will hurt ag, small farmers, Napa Valley Register, May 19, 2018
Running fast and loose with the facts, Napa Valley Register, May 19, 2018
The facts lead me to vote No on Measure C, Napa Valley Register, May 18, 2018
An educated No on C, Napa Valley Register, May 18, 2018
Measure C is too burdensome and punitive, Napa Valley Register, May 18, 2018
Good farmers are stewards of the land, Napa Valley Register, May 17, 2018
Measure C fails to provide a better solution, Napa Valley Register, May 16, 2018
Initiatives are a terrible way to govern, Napa Valley Register, May 16, 2018
Measure C is not a wise use of initiative process, Napa Valley Register, May 8, 2018
Wine and grape industry relies on the land too, Napa Valley Register, May 5, 2018
The real truth on Measure C, Napa Valley Register, April 27, 2018
Measure C is the opposite of the Ag Preserve, Napa Valley Register, April 19, 2018
Explain the philosophy and science of Measure C, The Weekly Calistogan, April 13, 2018
Measure C won’t protect our hillsides, Napa Valley Register, April 8, 2018
The Devil is in the details, Napa Valley Register, April 2, 2018

When is a forum not a forum? Napa Valley Register, March 13, 2018

Sticking it to landowners isn’t the answer, Napa Valley Register, March 9, 2018

Forum on watershed initiative was biased, Napa Valley Register, March 7, 2018
Initiative will unfairly take property rights, The Weekly Calistogan, March 6, 2018
Initiative will further enrich the wealthy, Napa Valley Register, February 19, 2018
County officials have protected the environment, The Weekly Calistogan, January 20, 2018


Got several years and several million dollars? You probably still can't plant a Napa Valley vineyard, San Francisco Chronicle, May 17, 2018 "Napa County has the strongest regulations on agriculture not only in the country but in the world”...that’s largely because hillside vineyard developments in Napa are subject to the rigorous standards of the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA...“Napa is the only county in California that subjects an agricultural product like vineyards to CEQA."
Opposing Measure C campaigns aim to win hearts and minds of voters, Napa Valley Register, May 15, 2018
Napa County supervisors place oak woodland initiative on ballot, Napa Valley Register, February 28, 2018 “Dario Sattui said Napa County already has some of the most restrictive rules in the world for planting vineyards. ‘If this initiative passes, I think it’s the beginning of the demise of the wine industry in Napa County,’ he said.”


Measure C Debate (interview with Barry Martin of KVON: 1440AM)
Confused about Measure C? Dave Whitmer, Jeri Hansen-Gill and Phill Blake on Why Measure C Is A Bad Idea (interview with Jeff Schechtman of Napa Broadcasting)