Deep thoughts…for the week of January 14, 2022

Bon Mots

The City of American Canyon hired a new Parks & Rec Director earlier this week. I respect Creighton and what he brought to our community. Although I’m sorry to see him go, I’m also excited to have someone new at the helm. I think that there is an opportunity here and I’m hopeful that the City can grasp it…

Nearby Vallejo is issuing cease and desist letters to random residents who are filling potholes because the city didn’t plan for the work. The potholes are destroying tires. Wondering how long until Rancho del Mar residents start trying the same thing…

In January’s Realtor Magazine, Melissa Dittmann Tracey writes about the latest Houzz report on kitchen trends. Sad to say, white and gray is still in (ugh!). According to the article, 1 in 5 homeowners are planning on putting a beverage refrigerator in their new kitchen. My guess is that number is higher in the Napa Valley.

As reported in a couple of different news outlets, an Oakland Realtor® had his two alpacas make a jail break late last week. He uses them to help keep down vegetation (he must live in the hills). Reminds me of the sheep that NVUSD uses for a similar purpose.

Deep Thoughts

Earlier this week, I ruminated on the idea behind buyer love letters.

At December’s Planning Commission meeting, the PC approved a 66 unit affordable housing development. I wrote to the good folks on PC in support. Again, I wish that developers and city/county planners would stop equating affordable housing with multi-unit (i.e. apartments) developments. It’s one of the main reasons why I’ll be partnering with Habitat for Humanity.

Pot Shots

Got a nice letter in the mail from the Napa Junction Elementary School Principal. Turns out that NVUSD is beginning a push for another bond measure. After reneging on a second middle school two years ago, they should probably think twice about coming down to “South County” with hat in hand.

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