Monday, April 09, 2018

The Ag Preserve.

On this day, 50 years ago, Napa County Supervisors unanimously enacted into law a controversial zoning ordinance: the Agricultural Preserve District (AP).  The Napa Valley, a viticultural-Eden, only exists due to the foresight of a small group of people who dreamt of protecting the valley from falling victim to urban sprawl.  And for the most part, they succeeded.  Napa has not succumbed to the same fate as, e.g., Orange County or the Santa Clara Valley, thank goodness.  The AP will hopefully succeed in protecting 31,609 acres of farmland from urban development until 2058.
There are plenty of people who live in the Napa Valley who absolutely despise anything do do with the wine business, (I've personally met a few).  These folks complain that there are too many wineries, too much winery related traffic, too many tourists, etc.  And now, too many agricultural burns.  This letter, which was published in last Friday's Napa Valley Register, was penned by one such Napa resident.
I think I can safely assume that, from the tenor of her letter, the authoress is not a fan of agriculture.  Astute, me.  There is no personal information to be gleaned from Ms. Methven's missive.  Not her age, whether or not she is a native Napan, a beer-drinker, or a teetotaller, nothing.  She is a bit of a fibber, however.  She can't really care for wildlife, as she claims (albeit sarcastically), if she thinks paving over paradise is a more suitable habitat for deer, coyotes, foxes, turkeys, skunks, raccoons, etc., etc.  If truth be told, I'm not really interested in learning anything about Ms. Maniac, as I'm a  firm believer in having as least contact as possible with crazy people.
Anyway, happy anniversary AP, you're looking good at 50!


Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG: Interesting how the muck stuck short-sighted cluckers cut their noses off to spite their faces.
We need more sense and sensibility!

Thud said...

Miss methven....a weapons grade twat.

Vinogirl said...

NHW: I hope Ms. Mental is NOT a wine drinker; in that case, at best, she would be a very confused person, at worst a very hypocritical one.

Thud: She's either that, delusional, or very unhappy. Oh, she's terrible at sarcasm also.

phlegmfatale said...

Alas, hall monitors will always be with us.

Vinogirl said...

Phlemmy: Ah, if only people like Ms. Methven were as harmless as hall monitors.