In The News: San Joaquin County Residents Get Opportunity to Comment on New Winery Rules
On January 24, 2014 the Stockton Record Newspaper reported that San Joaquin County residents had their first opportunity to comment on proposed changes to regulation of wineries within the county. The proposed changes deal specifically with events held at wineries. According to the article, wineries and business advocates claim these events are vital for the wine industry’s success, while neighbors in the rural areas that hold the wineries complain about noise, traffic and other disturbances. The article quotes San Joaquin County Community Development Director Kelly Sullivan, who expects that a new winery ordinance could be in place within 6 months.