Following a public discussion on the proposed SCC Health Code and Fee Schedule on Dec. 18, eight county residents addressed the Board of Supervisors (BOS) and requested the code and fees be postponed and/or not implemented. Three winery owners requested a delay until proposed legislation at the state level to exclude wineries was adjudicated. Notwithstanding, Supervisors Bracker and Molera voted to adopt the fee schedule without changes and to postpone the vote to adopt the Food Code until Jan. 21. Supervisor Ruiz was absent.
Todd Bostock of Dos Cabezas WineWorks questioned the board regarding their decision to adopt the fee schedule prior to implementing the regulatory Health Code (which will cover wineries), but after a private executive session with the county attorney, the board resolved to adopt the fees effective Jan. 1.
The County also announced that future BOS meetings beginning in 2020 will be held on the first and third Tuesdays, instead of Wednesdays.