Help with Measure B

Beth Costa on Jan 26, 2021

Hello to all of our winery and lodging members –

I am forwarding on this note from our Wine Road lodging members, who are working hard to fight Measure B. They are asking for your help.


From: Crista Luedtke <>
Date: January 13, 2021 at 5:54:40 PM PST
To: Crista Luedtke <>
Subject: Help fight Measure B – Vote NO on March 2nd

Hey Everyone- we have been hard at work behind the scenes preparing our fight against Measure B, but now we need your help both with outreach and fundraising. We are going to fight this measure hard and show the BOS and Lynda what were made of!

As you may or may not know, the board voted to add measure B to the ballot for special vote in March. This measure would increase taxes on ONLY 5th District lodging properties by 4% making us the highest in the state. There are so many reasons wrong with this measure but the biggest is that it will cost more jobs for locals as it only serves to hurt all businesses. We truly believe this will have a trickle down effect on ALL businesses in the district not just lodging as we all heavily depend on tourism. Please check our website for more details.

Thanks to David for being our campaign lead and his countless hours of working on this, Bryce our Secretary from Mine & Farm, Joe at Farmhouse our model Spokesperson for media and all who have helped this far. Please see our website that launched just yesterday and the campaign that needs to begin now, with you, and your networks. We met with the Press Democrat today again to make our story heard.

I know it’s not a great time to be asking for money right now, but the alternative is worse, we cant take a 4% TOT increase or it will be even more costly for us ALL. Joe B and I have jump started the bank account funds along with a few others. Your help is much appreciated. We need to raise funds for printing and voter outreach materials ASAP as the ballots get mailed out in a few short weeks.

We will have some initial posters available soon to be picked up at Boon Hotel + spa, and more large signs will be printed. If you are able to host a yard sign we need your information.

Lets do this together!! No on B! Save sonoma jobs!

Please share this link on your social pages and start rallying support for this. March 2nd is only 36 days away!!!! | |
Many thanks,

crista luedtke

owner/visionary | |


Posted by Beth Costa