Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Please sign a petition to the Sonoma County Board of Zoning Adjustments

Here is the link to the petition on

The petition letter states:

I urge you to deny Ratna Ling Retreat Center and Dharma Publishing's application for a new Use Permit, PLP08-0021, and further require that the printing operation be moved away from an RRD Zone (to land zoned for industrial use.) The retreat center can continue to operate as a retreat under their 2004 use permit.

Aerial photos of Ratna Ling/Dharma Publishing

          White objects in upper left corner are book storage tents (16,000 & 14,400 sq ft)
                          lower right object are press buildings and 2 tents. (click to enlarge)
                Upper right press bldg, bottom center 2 book storage tents (click to enlarge)
                   Upper left book storage tents, lower left press bldg (click to enlarge)
                                                                   (click to enlarge)

Photos of Ratna Ling/Dharma Publishing in Rural Coastal Hills

Go to this site to see photos of the Dharma Publishing facilities at the Ratna Ling Retreat Center:

Coastal Hills Rural Preservation (CHRP)

Coastal Hills Rural Preservation (CHRP) is a group of citizens concerned with preserving the integrity of rural Sonoma County, CA and protecting its resources from inappropriate land use.  We invite you to join us in addressing a land use issue in our community that can have broader, long term impacts on rural Sonoma County in general.