Bill Horn has directed his staff to work with the equine community and any other interested parties to investigate options that would protect and promote equestrian operations while ensuring that reasonable permit fees and regulations will be part of the work..
Equestrian facilities and activities have long been a significant component of San Diego County's backcountry culture. Recently, the equine community approached the County of San Diego expressing frustration over costly and burdensome regulations in our zoning ordinance for equine operations.
Existing equine regulations appear to be out-of-date for the unincorporated areas of the County. It is important that the County of San Diego makes certain that the equine industry continues to have a vital role in rural communities and operates under regulations that are appropriate and fair.
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is to work with the equine community and any other interested parties to investigate options that would protect and promote equine operations throughout the unincorporated areas of San Diego County, including the potential development of a tiered equine ordinance, assessing the costly and burdensome equine regulations and exploring any other appropriate changes, and report back to the board within 120 days.
Fiscal Impact: There is no fiscal impact associated with this action.