Assemblymember Levine’s Bill to Help Downtown Redevelopment at Santa Rosa’s Courthouse Square Moves out of Committee

Thursday, April 27, 2017

(Sacramento)- AB 297, authored by Assemblymember Marc Levine, (D-Marin County), passed out of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee today with bipartisan support. The bill authorizes The California Wine Center at Museum on the Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa to accept and sell donated alcoholic beverages. 

“Sonoma County produces some of the best wines in California, and the California Wine Center will provide another way for tourists to learn more about our wine growing region,” said Assemblymember Levine. “I’m proud to help Santa Rosa make sure visitors to the California Wine Center can learn about the history of our wine growing region, and sample Sonoma County’s amazing bounty as well.”

 “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 wine.

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