Town Council Meeting Notes – Budget Workshop – May 5

The Town Council discussed the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2022/2023 on May 5 – discussed is putting it lightly as the meeting hit a four-hour mark. At least there was a lot of positive news for this budget cycle to keep one alert and attentive. This is why I watch the meetings for

Dunbar Provides Hands-On Experience for Napa County District 3 Supervisor

I support the extensive experience that John Dunbar will bring for Napa County District 3 Supervisor when I cast my ballot. With discussions throughout Napa County and the entire state of CA focused on housing, climate change, fire preparedness, traffic, and much more, Mr. Dunbar has the experience to immediately get to work on these

California Veterans Board Meeting – May 10, 2022 – Housing & Re-Use in Yountville

Not usually a meeting to write home about, but it turns out the Veterans Board meeting yesterday had an agenda item filled with lots of surprises for the Vet’s home here in Yountville. Agenda item 7. Department Update was given by the Secretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs, Dr. Vito Imbasciani. Most of

TOT March 2022 (by now you should know how this is going to play out…)

Once again, the smaller hotels (62 rooms) far exceeded the larger hotels (393 rooms) in the occupancy category, 72% vs. 52%. ADR (average daily rate) for the smaller hotels increased a bit over last month to $460, and the larger hotels dipped slightly to $813. Townwide, this meant an occupancy of 55% and an ADR

Wall Street Journal Fires the First Shot!

Fresh on the heels of our conversation last week about February 2022 TOT, it is interesting that a publication that caters to the travelers who can afford Yountville writes an article to knock down the Napa Valley. Lettie Teague, Wine Columnist for the WSJ, asks, Who Can Afford Napa Now? Not This Wine Columnist. Further states that

Campaign Contributions for CA and Yountville 

April 26, 2022 Campaign Contributions (cont.) A letter to the editor in the Yountville Sun was also part of the Public Comment at the Council meeting. The author brought up a few good points about campaign contribution limits. What are your thoughts? Comments? Feedback? Here is the letter. Thank you for the opportunity to offer a comment

Sensational Headlines/Trigger Words/Vocal Minority

I believe it’s time to address the discussions taking place in our Town. I keep seeing and hearing the word divisive thrown around quite a bit lately. Many are also using community, pro-business, and voices not being listened to as triggers to get a response to their way of seeing things because, in their perception, this is the right way

Measure L – Napa County

This ordinance aims to provide more efficient, effective, and enhanced fire services and programs that protect the health and safety of the public throughout Napa County. Enhanced fire services and programs mean an increase in fire services and programs through fire equipment, fire apparatus, fire suppression, infrastructure, technology, staffing, and training. It includes implementing resilient