The Bill Dodd/ Palmaz Connection:
Christian Palmaz has already taken over 1200 hours of Napa County Planning Department time on his private heliport application, which has been turned down by the Planning Commission (4-1) and the Airport Land Use Commission (6-1). He has appealed the decision to the Board of Supervisors postponed until July after the June 5 vote on Measure D.
Meanwhile, since April 24, 2018, members of the Palmaz family have donated $126,000 to “Committee for a Responsible Napa County– No on MEASURE D, 2018”. As of late last year, they also contributed $15,780 to Bill Dodd’s senate campaign . And ten years ago the Napa Register reported that “The Palmaz family was a major donor to the tune of $500,000 to the capital improvements to the Justin Siena football field which was named after Bill Dodd’s parents”.
The Donations to Committee for a Responsible Napa County– No on MEASURE D, 2018:
Christian Palmaz, $10,000, April 24, 2018. No on D 497 Filed Apr 25.
Amalia B. Palmaz, $20,000, May 2, 2018. No on D 497 Filed May 2.
Jessica Palmaz, $15,000, May 7, 2018. No on D 497 Filed May 7 2018.
Amalia B. Palmaz, $26,000, May 14, 2018. No on D 497 Filed May 15 2018.
The other reported contribution to “Committee for a Responsible Napa County– No on MEASURE D, 2018” was by:
Professional Helicopter Pilots Association, $1000. April 20, 2018. No on D 497 Filed Apr 20.
Our appreciation to research by Debby Fortune, James Hinton, and Steve Donoviel.