Napa County is at a crossroads. Driven by the climate crisis and our changing economy, the issues we must address are many. And we must address them  with an eye on social and environmental justice.  Who pays?  Who benefits? 

We must also consider the impacts and implications of the decisions we make today on future generations and the legacy we want to leave for them.

At the same time, we need to deal realistically, responsibly, and proactively with the very real impacts of the climate crisis and stop kicking this can down the road. "Waiting to see what might happen," is not a way to govern responsibly. Nor is governing without the benefit of public input or consideration.

What follows is a list of priorities as I see them, recognizing that they are not separate entities, but that they intertwine and that each one is a component of the other.  Consequently, each of these issues need to be addressed with an eye to the whole picture if we are to have any chance at all of preserving a quality of life to be enjoyed by all members of the Napa County community.


  • Mitigation
  • Resilience
  • Adaptation
  • Environmental Justice


  • Security
  • Equity
  • Quality


  • Affordability
  • Housing security & homelessness
  • Second home proliferation & fractional ownership

Traffic & Safety

  • Road Safety
  • Workforce Housing
  • Winery & Event Center Visitation
  • Alternative & sustainable transportation

Transparency in Government

  • Campaign Finance Limits
  • Public participation


In the weeks and months to come I will be posting more specifics on each of these issues and what I would support and promote as your Napa County Supervisor.  In the meantime, please feel free to contact me and tell me about your ideas and concerns.  I want to hear from you.



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  • Elaine de Man
    published this page 2021-04-20 12:09:47 -0700