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September 1, 2014 (San Diego’s East County)—San Diego Supervisors meet Tuesday and Wednesday this week, with many important items on the agendas impacting East County and our region overall.

On Tuesday, Supervisors will consider adopting an ordinance to raise fees on families of juveniles who are wards of the court and on probationers to recover the county’s full costs, up to the maximum allowed by state law. Supervisors on Tuesday will also consider sale of surplus property on Highway 78 in Ramona.

On Wednesday, Supervisors will hear planners’ recommendations for developing an agricultural promotion program for activities ranging from cheese making to honey production.  The proposal includes updates to the tiered winery ordinance.  The proposal includes allowing some lands currently zoned for grape growing to also be used for winemaking.

Wednesday’s agenda also includes options to amend the county building code to support energy efficiencies and green building technology.  Supervisors will also consider purchase of agricultural conservation easements in Bonsall, Campo, Crest-Dehesa, Jamul, and Valley Center.

The agenda also includes opening up bids for construction contracts on projects ranging from bridge maintenance in Descanso and Jacumba to drainage improvements in Alpine.  The agenda also includes an item to move forward with a new baseball field in Ramona and adoption of an ordinance with revisions to the county’s food handler program.

In addition, Supervisors will vote on adopting a feral pig management program and amending the county code regarding use of firearms in county parks to control non-invasive animals, such as the wild pigs, that cause significant damage to the environment.

For full agendas, visit the County Supervisors website .(

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