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Local news stories focused on the Sammamish Valley and the Beverage Ordinance

“Not made for commercial development”
A letter to the editor explaining the negative impacts to the Sammamish Valley from commercial development which would be allowed under the proposed Beverage Ordinance.
By Serena Glover, Redmond Reporter, 10/4/19
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“Help save our Valley’s farmland from irreparable damage”
A letter to the editor calling for changes to the proposed Beverage Ordinance to avert irrevocable damage to the Sammamish Valley Rural Area (RA), neighborhoods, and farmland buffer areas from commercial development.
By Serena Glover, The Woodinville Weekly, 9/26/19
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“The alcohol industry is a threat to King County farmland”
A letter to the editor calling for an Environmental Impact Study before any changes are made to the Beverage Ordinance.
By Barbara Lau, The Seattle Times, 6/17/19
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“Beverage ordinance would pollute King County farms, opponents say”
Sammamish Valley farmer Andrew Ely and FoSV Executive Director Serena Glover discuss the threats to Valley agriculture and salmon habitat from development in the Rural Area buffer lands.
By Enrique Perez de la Rosa, KNKX 88.5 Radio, 6/14/19
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“Public voices concern over tasting rooms in King County”
Footage from the 6/12/19 King County Council hearing on the Beverage Ordinance, including public comments by FoSV supporters and FoSV Executive Director Serena Glover.
By Ranji Sinha, KIRO 7 News, 6/12/19
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“No urbanizing Samammish River Valley”
A letter to the editor calling for an Environmental Impact Study before any changes are made to the Beverage Ordinance.
By Barbara Lau, Redmond Reporter, 4/19/19
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“Proposed Winery/Brewery/Distillery Ordinance in a nutshell”
A letter to the editor making the case that the wine industry is already thriving in the Sammamish Valley - and would in fact be jeopardized by the proposed Beverage Ordinance.
By Michael Tanksley, The Woodinville Weekly, 4/2/19
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“King County farmers fear code changes will hurt local growers”
Sammamish Valley farmers Andrew Ely and Shawn Miller, as well as FoSV Executive Director Serena Glover, discuss the threats to farmland arising from the proposed Beverage Ordinance.
By Allison Morrow, King5 News, 12/11/18
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“Battle brewing over tasting rooms in rural King County”
FoSV supporter Linda Pichard and brewers from South King County comment on the Beverage Ordinance.
By Natalie Swaby, King5 News, 12/5/18
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“Tasting rooms are on the table in King County”
Various Sammamish Valley stakeholders present their viewpoints on the proposed Beverage Ordinance and its impact on the Valley.
By Jasmine Spearing-Bowen, Puget Sound Business Journal, 11/23/18
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“Finding a balance: wine, food and the future of the Sammamish Valley”
Featuring interviews with FoSV Executive Director Serena Glover and Sal Leone of Copia Farms, one of the properties currently cited as being out of compliance with Sammamish Valley zoning.
By Aaron Kunkler, Redmond Reporter, 9/18/18
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“Woodinville Wine Village site sells for $16 million as new plan takes shape”
A description of the planned 24-acre Woodinville Wine Village in the heart of the Sammamish Valley.
By Jasmine Spearing-Bowen, Puget Sound Business Journal, 9/14/18
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