The people are speaking, except for a few hundred cronies from the 1% Elite group of Chamber of Commerce members and their close circles propping up the dismal Protect Sonoma campaign, Sonoman's overwhelmingly say they are choosing to accept small hotels that fit with our small town charm and say NO to big hotels and overdevelopment.
Results estimate 65-75% margins in favor of Measure. (Casual not scientific studies)
Many predict an embarrassing defeat for Darius Anderson's private funded Protect Sonoma PAC. Some liken it to the Measure C Hospital fiasco where admitting defeat a few weeks before the election they actually abandoned the ballot and scrambled to save face with a Plan B!!!! They lost by a nearly 80% margin.
The sudden rush of three hotels targeting Sonoma Plaza has drastically amplified Sonoman's concern. The hotels potentially breaking ground in 2014 are:
- Darius Anderson's Chateau Sonoma turned Jack London facade or is it Barracks style as reported by some bloggers who act like they are on Team Kenwood Investments. They won't say but it's West Napa surrounding the Index Tribune.
- The Kessler (Healdsburg) hotel targeted for MacArthur at Broadway at Sonoma Truck and Auto
- Third is the newly emerged 3 story underground Parking hotel rumored for the BofA on West Napa at First Street West
The above photo is a Kessler design for Healdsburg it's a 5-story giant so imagine what he might do here in Sonoma.
REMINDER: Vote YES on Measure to stop this invasion of hotels and keep Sonoma quaint, and charming. Don't "sell out" like the Chamber of Commerce cronies. Take back our town. These same people have been wrong time and again.