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Calistoga Measure B Opposes Resort Expansion Plan

Measure B is an effort by voters to overturn a Calistoga City Council zoning decision allowing expanded development of the prominent Silver Rose resort on Highway 29.

After the Calistoga City Council agreed in May to rezone the 22.5-acre Silver Rose property, allowing expanded development of the resort on Highway 29, dissenting residents mobilized in a referendum campaign.

They gathered enough signatures to place Measure B on the ballot, asking Calistoga voters to overturn the decision.

The measure asks:

Shall Ordinance No. 681 approved by the City Council be adopted to establish certain planned development regulations for the property located on and near 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga, which will allow the development of the Silver Rose resort and residential project?

Measure B supporters say the Silver Rose project is too large for Calistoga. They want to send the developers back to the drawing board to scale it down.

Opponents say the currently-proposed Silver Rose development will bring both temporary and permanent jobs to the city, help fund public services, retire municipal debt and provide the local school district with an estimated $900 per student each year for the next decade.

For the ballot arguments and rebuttals on each side of the measure, please see the attached or visit the City of Calistoga website.

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chuck2251 November 04, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Do what ever you can to curtail development..the cities,counties and state do not need any more jobs,revenue, or tourists..LOL
Alex Shantz November 04, 2012 at 07:31 PM
I hope Measure B is defeated. It is awful how these out of town developers are trying to pillage our local communities. We need real and meaningful jobs. Not jobs that involve wiping the shoes of deep pockets.

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