Sonoma County supervisors stalled a long anticipated update on the county’s winery ordinance late October. Voting 4-1, with First District Supervisor Susan Gorin dissenting, the board sent the updates back to staff for additional work and revisions. The update had been approved by the county’s Planning Commission.
The ordinance would have established new standards for winery events including parking requirements, food service, event coordination, traffic management and noise standards to address the impact of winery visitor-serving uses on agricultural land. New and modified use permits would have been subject to the new standards, while existing permits would not be impacted.
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