February 2022 TOT; It’s Back (High ADR and Low Occupancy)

The Town report for February TOT contained the following statement from Finance Director Celia King & Kyle Batista, Financial Analyst, “It is important to view this fiscal year’s collections as abnormal due to the current climate of the travel industry, and the Town will most likely not continue to see TOT collections of this magnitude

Napa County Supervisor Pedroza – Support Ad & A Letter to the Editor

Paid for by Local People for Balanced Leadership, a full-page ad was placed in the Napa Register on April 3, 2022, supporting Supervisor Pedroza. Quite a statement and quite a list of names. Then read what I thought was an interesting letter to the editor in the Register with concerns about Supervisor Pedroza’s actions since

Updates from Our Veterans Home

April 12, 2022: Construction Kickoff for Skilled Nursing Facility/Memory Care at Veterans Home of Yountville  Construction on the new $269 million, 240-bed skilled nursing and memory care facility at the Veterans Home of California is underway, with the facility expected to open early in 2024. The project partners with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet),

The Fair Political Practice Commission (FPPC) of California is Investigating Supervisor Pedroza

April 12, 2022: UPDATE: Beth Nelsen, who had filed complaints about Pedroza with the FPPC commented it was actually six checks, not two. “The FPPC never ruled there was no conflict of interest, the advice desk merely told Pedroza, based on his first email after we blew the whistle, that an in-law is not immediate family. It

Mayor Pro Tempore (for the time being) for Yountville?

Yountville is a small Town, and sometimes fewer people get involved with our Town Council (not the case, thankfully, this year). Some election cycles have Council members running unopposed. Would a Mayor Pro Tem help to change that? With our current mayor stepping onto a bigger stage and two council seats open for election, now might be

Yountville TOT Takes a Dip for January 2022

 TOT revenue for January 2022 was $329,768, reflecting a decrease of $18,223 or 5.2% compared to January 2020 collections (2022 far exceeded 2021, but we were still in the middle of COVID, so numbers are skewed). With only five months remaining in the fiscal year 2021/2022, the current TOT collections represent 113% of the budget

Walt Ranch Project/Conflict of Interest/Napa County Supervisor

The Walt Ranch project will add 209 acres of vineyards within a 316-acre property in the Atlas Peak appellation of eastern Napa County. A total of 65 vineyard blocks are proposed. The project site is located on the west side of Monticello Road, approximately one mile southwest of its intersection with Highway 128 and about one‐half

Protect the Local Watershed

The following letter was sent to the Napa Register, signed by local elected leaders from one end of the valley to the other, stating concern about the county’s development and what that means for our water supply. It’s an election year! 2021 was a difficult year throughout Napa County. A year filled with ups and