The CA Cottage Food Law (AB1616) was specifically established to promote the creation of small businesses and the growth of home-based businesses that contribute to the health, prosperity, and well being of Californians.
The San Diego County Dept. of Environmental Health Food & Housing Department wants to raise fees for new CFO applications by more than 50% for A and B permits. We believe the fees can be kept lower through improving the application review process and improving efficiency at DEH-FHD. These high fees will have a chilling effect on new businesses trying to get started. Click to see our letter to County Supervisors Feb 27 2017
What you can do:
- Call, write, or email your County Supervisor (listed below). Tell your story and how such a high fee will impact (or would have impacted) you starting your business. Communicate any positive or negative experiences you’ve had with your CFO application process.
- Call, write, or email the County Chief Administrative Officer who will make a recommendation to the Board (see below)
- Sign the Change.org petition (This is directed to the Chair of the Board of Supervisors)
- Plan to attend the County Board of Supervisors meeting on March 15 at 9 AM. You can speak by arriving prior to start of meeting and submitting a Request to Speak. Plan for no more than 3 minutes to tell how the fees would, or would have, impacted you. Personal accounts are powerful. Write or practice what you want to say. OR JUST COME SHOW SUPPORT
County Supervisors and contact info
District 1 Greg Cox Tel: 619-531-5511 firstname.lastname@example.org (Point Loma, Coronado, Barrio Logan, National City, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, Otay Mesa)
District 2 Dianne Jacob Tel: 619-531-5522 email@example.com (El Cajon, La Mesa, Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, Poway, Lakeside, Santee plus nearly all places west such as Alpine, Jamul, Rancho San Diego, Ramona, San Pasqual, Santa Ysabel, Tecate, etc.) She is also the Chair of the Board.
District 3 Kristin Gaspar Tel: 619-531-5533 firstname.lastname@example.org Newly elected in Nov. 2016! (District 3 has a strange shape, stretching along the coast from Del Mar to Encinitas, west through Mira Mesa, and North to Escondido but not Rancho Santa Fe)
District 4 Ron Roberts Tel: 619-531-5544 email@example.com(Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Serra Messa, Mission Valley, west to Oak Park and South to Encanto and Greater Skyline Hills)
District 5 Bill Horn N.County office 760-806-2400 firstname.lastname@example.org County Admin office: 619-531-5555 (Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista Oceanside, Camp Pendleton, Fallbrook, Pala, Pauma Valley, and west to Borrego Springs)
Chief Administration Officer Helen.Robbins-Meyer@sdcounty.ca.gov