Assemblymember Levine’s Bill to Help Downtown Redevelopment in Santa Rosa Advances to Governor Brown

Monday, August 21, 2017

(Sacramento)- AB 297, authored by Assemblymember Marc Levine, (D-Marin County), advanced from the Senate with bipartisan support. The bill allows local wineries to donate wine to the California Wine Center at Museum on the Square in Downtown Santa Rosa which will educate visitors about Sonoma County’s world class wines.

“Sonoma County produces some of the best wines in California. The California Wine Center will provide opportunities for tourists to learn about our wine growing region,” said Assemblymember Levine. “I’m proud to help Santa Rosa and make sure visitors to the California Wine Center can learn about Sonoma County’s history and have the opportunity to taste Sonoma’s wine.”

“The Chamber is very excited by the potential for the Museum on the Square. It will do a great deal both to showcase Santa Rosa as the hub of Sonoma County wine industry and also to bring visitors to our newly restored Courthouse Square. It can be a real attractor for Downtown Santa Rosa,” said Jonathan Coe, President of the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber.

The California Wine Center will provide local wine and food pairings, tourism and concierge services for Sonoma County wineries, and educational exhibits that explore the history of California’s wine.

Assemblymember Marc Levine represents the 10th Assembly District, which includes Marin and Sonoma Counties.