Local environmental advocate Chris Malan wants to bring her views on Napa County’s increasingly controversial winery and hillside vineyard developments to the county Board of Supervisors.
Malan said in a press release Friday she will apply for the vacant Board of Supervisors seat formerly held by Bill Dodd, who was elected to the state Assembly on Nov. 4. Gov. Jerry Brown will appoint Dodd’s replacement.
Napa City Councilman Alfredo Pedroza previously said he has applied for Dodd’s position. Brown has no deadline to make the appointment.
Malan said steep hillside vineyard developments and winery developments threaten to push the limits of natural habitats to sustain community health, safety and welfare. If appointed, she’ll ask for a moratorium on such developments, she said in the release.
Malan couldn’t be reached for comment on Friday.
Malan has lived in Napa County for 34 years. Among the credentials she lists on the press release are being a founder of the Napa County Green Party, being involved with the push for the Measure A Napa River flood management project and being executive director of the nonprofit The Institute for Conservation, Advocacy, Research and Education.