WINERY ORDINANCE AND HOSKINGS RANCH TO BE HEARD FEB. 5 BY PLANNING COMMISSION

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East County News Service

January 31, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – The San Diego County Planning Commission, after months of review and public input on proposed changes to the tiered winery ordinance, will hold a hearing on Friday, February 5th on the proposed zoning ordinance amendment.  In addition, planners will consider a proposed map for the Hoskings Ranch residential development project in Julian.

Some winery owners voice continuing concerns over the proposed changes. Teri Kerns, co-owner of Ramona Ranch Winery, told East County Magazine, "We are pleased to see that a few of our suggestions have been incorporated, for example, allowing the wineries to be open until 6 pm during the winter hours, and increasing van capacity to 15 but disappointed that the majority have not been.   We are concerned that new wineries will not be able to open, given the restrictions on structures and codes and disagree with the County's broad prohibition on events and parties, amplified music, and the stand against advertising.

The hearing will be held at the County Operations Center, 5520 Overland Road, San Diego starting at 9 a.m. Public testimony will be heard on these items at the hearing.

To review the Staff Report and Attachments, go to http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/pds/PC/160205-Supporting-Documents.html

Scroll down to Item 3. “ Zoning Ordinance Amendment - Limited Wholesale, Boutique & Small Wineries (PDS2014-POD-14-005)”

 

The full Planning Commission Agenda is available at http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/pds/PC/sop/2016-pc-calendar--agendas--and-action-sheets.html .  For questions, you may contact  Joe Farace at joseph.farace@sdcounty.ca.gov or 858-495-5802.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON

PROPOSED ORDINANCE

                                       COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO

                               (Including Summary of Ordinance)

       

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the County of San Diego will hold a public hearing on the following proposed ordinance:

 

TITLE OF ORDINANCE: “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE WHOLESALE LIMITED, BOUTIQUE AND SMALL WINERIES REGULATIONS” (POD 14-005)

Date:  February 5, 2016 at or after 9:00 A.M.

Place:  County Operations Center (COC) Conference Center Hearing Room, 5520 Overland Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123

Subject: Zoning Ordinance Amendment related to Limited Wholesale, Boutique and Small Wineries (POD 14-005)

SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE:  The project is an amendment to Section 6910 the Zoning Ordinance related to Limited Wholesale, Boutique and Small Wineries which is intended to make clarifications to existing regulations.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW:  An Addendum to the previously certified Environmental Impact Report (ER-08-00-004A), dated January 13, 2016, has been prepared and is on file with Planning & Development Services.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  At this hearing, any interested person may appear and be heard.  If you have questions, you may contact Joseph Farace of Planning & Development Services at (858) 694-3690, 5510 Overland Avenue, Suite 110, San Diego, CA  92123.

This public hearing is accessible to individuals with disabilities.  If interpreter services for the hearing impaired are needed, please call the hearing secretary at (858) 694-3816, or California Relay Service, if notifying by TDD, no later than seven days prior to the date of the hearing.