Virtual town hall on Sonoma County winery events Feb. 18

Permit Sonoma is presenting an opportunity for the public to provide input at a virtual public workshop on Feb. 18, 2021 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. regarding the development of the draft County Winery Events Policy. This effort is a countywide initiative related to agricultural zoning districts outside of the Coastal Zone.

The public workshop will be conducted via videoconference only without a physical location from which members of the public may observe and offer public comment. Members of the public may watch, listen, and participate in the workshop through Zoom or by phone. In addition, written comments can be submitted prior to the hearing via email at PRMD-WineryEvents@sonoma-county.org.

The agenda and meeting materials for the virtual public workshop will be posted one week prior to the meeting at the project website.

One of the last town halls held regarding the County’s Winery Events Policy was in August 2018 when Supervisor Lynda Hopkins held a meeting at the County Board of Supervisors Chambers.

Members of the public can join the Zoom meeting from their computer, tablet or smartphone. The link for attending the meeting will be posted one week prior to the workshop on the project website. Participants are encouraged to register in advance for the workshop here.

For more information about the workshop, to submit comments, or to review the draft ordinance digitally, members of the public can send an email to PRMD-WineryEvents@sonoma-county.org, call (707) 565-1900, option 5, or visit the project website at https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/PRMD/Regulations/Winery-Events/.

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