- The unlimited pace of development in the Napa Valley. It seems like every week more hotels are planned and/or approved. Each one creates more low salary jobs.Each one wants/needs 4 or 5 stories to be successful.
- The traffic nightmare in and out of Napa most of the time, not just for special events, makes locals look for alternative routes through neighborhoods.
- Not enough housing for the growing local workforce as hotels and winery expansion increases. Employers are expanding their search for employees who live outside our county..
- The decrease in school enrollment because families can’t afford to live here.
To be part of the solution, we must think past immediate economic benefits and ask ourselves:
Can our parking, roads, water, police & fire protection withstand the impact of such fast pace growth?
Is the current level of development economically supportable due to the requirements of infrastructure and ongoing maintenance?
And who’s paying for this?
What can we do?
Advocate that our City and County governments work together. Napa is a jewel that will be destroyed if we allow the pressure of large sums of money to blind us. Let’s make sure the infrastructure is in place before approving more hotels, more wineries, more tall buildings, more of everything.
THIS WILL TAKE COOPERATION BY ALL PARTIES
Consider the cumulative impact of approving more hotels, more wineries, more tall buildings.
Urge our city and county officials to create opportunities for concerned citizens with opposing views to be heard. It is time for all of us to get involved — learn more and express your concerns to our leaders.JOIN US! BECOME PART OF THE SOLUTION!
Attend our upcoming Community Meeting on August 10, 2017
. Meet Harris and your neighbors. Voice your opinion on growth in the Napa Valley.
Let us know you’re coming: NapaVision2050@gmail.com
.Harris Nussbaum’s Letter, “Let’s All Work Together”
Napa Register article , “As Hotels Increase Do Napa Residents Benefit? Readers Weigh In.”