Misleading Signs on Measure B

When you do not have a cogent political argument, the best tactic is to confuse people. You may have noticed signs advocating "No" on Measure B in order to “Protect Our Plaza.” Allowing large hotels to dominate our beautiful plaza will "Protect Our Voice" and “Protect Our Neighborhoods”?  Really?  I can only presume people who have these signs in their front yard do not understand the implications of Measure B or have incorrect information regarding the measure.


I strongly encourage Sonoma citizens to read the text of the measure and vote their conscience.  Voting “YES” on Measure B stops big hotels in Sonoma and ensures we do not have the large corporate hotels that blight neighboring cities like Napa.  Voting “YES” on Measure B will support limited growth and retain Sonoma’s small town charm so we can continue to attract visitors who enjoy the wonderful community spirit that exemplifies Sonoma today.

 Vote “YES” on Measure B!


Ralph Hutchinson October 28, 2013 at 01:01 AM
Yes for Sonoma preserve our quaint little town and get these cronies and 1%ers outta here. They've been wrong for decades why do they keep surfacing ?
Chris David October 28, 2013 at 08:23 PM
A small, boutique hotel, just off the square, that looks like General Vallejo's barracks will not hurt our quaint little town. It will enhance it. The person who wants to build this hotel is a Sonoma resident. It's his property. The hotel plan falls within the city's General Plan. Voting for this hotel ban, will create an unfortunate future for our city. Hotels will still be built. Just outside the city limits. Those hotel will provide no tax money for the city, yet increase the traffic on the square dramatically, as all the new hotel guests will drive to the square. The proponents of Measure B try and make it sound like they are protecting our small town. They are leading us to its destruction. Vote No on Measure B. It's not what it seems.. yes it sounds good.. who doesn't like our small town feel? We all love our small town. This Measure will not protect us, it will destroy us... but not until Ralph is dead.. so he doesn't care. :)
Ralph Hutchinson October 28, 2013 at 08:48 PM
Cuba, Las Vegas and Wine Country. What's in common? We can save our little town now that's what the People will do on Election Day and God willing I will live to see that. Then we will work on SDC and the Bank failure. All the same cronies.
Ralph Hutchinson October 28, 2013 at 08:56 PM
Where is this "Barracks" style design "David?" The only thing published is a supposedly "Jack London" pencil sketch. What are you an employee of Kenwood Investment.
bob edwards October 29, 2013 at 10:40 AM
Sonoma residents supporting Measure B are definitely not alone in their fight to preserve our town against greed. It now appears that even residents of New York City (!) are fed up with developers who are destroying their town too. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/29/opinion/shadows-over-central-park.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=0. What they need is another Measure B. ;-)
Ralph Hutchinson October 29, 2013 at 10:48 AM
You know Chris as a bank regulator, banker and bank consultant for 25 years having worked commercial real estate construction deals in nearly every city I've seen hundreds of projects. Feasibility is what we're talking about and I've spent more than 17 years in Sonoma and I've been active in local politics and plead to City Counsel on a variety of topics mainly banking. Financing construction and development of projects is something I've spent my life's work in. What exactly qualifies your opinions or expertise? I do care deeply about Sonoma long term and even when I'm gone.
Ralph Hutchinson October 29, 2013 at 10:59 AM
I have a feeling Sonoma is about to be out on the map in a bigger way very soon with this Measure, the cronyism and the Sonoma Valley Bank failure fallout. A Tale of Two Valleys all over again perhaps?


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