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Multi-story Hotels Invade Sonoma Plaza

Artist rendition of Kessler's Healdsburg monstrosity
Artist rendition of Kessler's Healdsburg monstrosity
Imagine this 5-story hotel towering over the Sonoma Truck and Auto location on MacArthur at Broadway. The drawing depicted above is an artists rendering of a Kessler project slated for Healdsburg. The same group wants to put a hotel in Sonoma. What would our rendering look like?

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20131010/articles/131019927?title=Plans-for-new-downtown-Healds...

Couple that with the rumored 3-story hotel slated for the BofA building. At West Napa and First Street West. Don't forget Darius Anderson's Chateau Sonoma a 2-story 59 room hotel that became a lightening rod for the hotel initiative. 

How on earth could Sonoma handle traffic from three hotels all potentially going online in 2014?

Vote YES on Measure B and keep Sonoma's Quaint charm. We don't want massive hotels like this in Sonoma.
Jim Pacheco November 01, 2013 at 08:52 PM
I am having trouble finding the actual article, but Ben Boyce responded to it in his op-ed piece in the Sun: http://progressivemajoritycoalition.sonomaportal.com/2013/08/08/hotel-wage-agreement-could-set-wine-country-standard/
Jim Pacheco November 01, 2013 at 08:58 PM
Ben Boyce calls it "legally binding private agreement between Kenwood Investments and the North Bay Labor Council". Buy in recent posts, Lisa Maldonado says the agreement is with a local union. Which is it?
Ralph Hutchinson November 01, 2013 at 09:06 PM
There is an Oakland Union like 2430 a 4 digit they serve hotels casinos. I think Graton also signed a "we won't interfere if the workers wanna organize but no Living Wage component.
Ralph Hutchinson November 01, 2013 at 09:09 PM
Unite Here Local 2850 union in Oakland
Ralph Hutchinson November 01, 2013 at 09:12 PM
Check. Maldanados Facebook page North Bay Labor

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