I find it counterproductive for the city of Saint Helena to continue to fight hotels and vacation rentals (in appropriate places.) Do the folks realize they are losing the Transient Occupancy Taxes (TOT) to other cities and the traffic is actually worse in our downtown? Folks go through our town to get to Calistoga and Napa for wine tasting and lodging.
If they stayed here in town, chances are they would drive south or north for wine tasting and/or walk our great downtown when staying here! We might very well have less traffic! Just a thought.