The county Planning Commission and Airport Land Use Commission on Wednesday, Sept. 6 dealt the proposed private-use Palmaz heliport a double defeat. That doesn’t necessarily settle a matter that can be appealed to the county Board of Supervisors.
But the Napa County Board of Supervisors can overturn a Planning Commission decision by a majority vote. It can also override an Airport Land Use Commission finding by a four-fifths vote. A county report said no Airport Land Use Commission finding has been overridden by a local agency since the commission was formed in 1970.
Palmaz attorney Brian Russell said on Thursday morning that the Palmaz team is exploring its options, though he didn’t give details.
Christian Palmaz wants to build a private-use heliport on Mount George near his family home a few miles east of the city of Napa. An environmental impact report said the project would have no significant impacts.