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Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures

Appeal/Abatement Hearing 

Date: February 08, 2023

Time: 9:00 a.m.

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APPEAL / ABATEMENT HEARING AGENDA

Hearing Officer: Katherine Belotti Porter

This office is scheduling a hearing on Wednesday, February 8, 2023. In accordance with AB 361, Governor Newsom’s March 4, 2020 State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sonoma County Public Health Officer’s Recommendation for Teleconferenced Meetings, and the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Resolution 21-0399, the Wednesday, February 8, 2023 hearing will be held virtually.

Topic: County of Sonoma - Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures Hearings

Time:   9:00:00 AM (US and Canada)
File:  VAC-062221-1
Owners:  Martin Witt
Location: 5730 Bodega Ave., Petaluma, CA
APN: 022-090-002
Staff: Maggie Furlong, Daniella Reagan
Violation: Unpermitted Mixed-light Cultivation

Time:  1:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
File:  VAC-062921-1
Owners:  Randy and Sheryl Knight
Location: 3440 Lemire Ln., Sebastopol, CA
APN: 025-080-024
Staff: Maggie Furlong, Daniella Reagan
Violation: Unpermitted Mixed-light Cultivation

ADA Accessibility: The County of Sonoma does not discriminate on the basis of disability and no person shall, by reason of a disability, be denied the benefits of its services, programs, or activities. If you wish to request a copy of the Agenda in an alternate format, or would like to attend this virtual meeting and will require special assistance in order to participate, please contact Daniella Reagan at (707) 565-2371 at least 72 hours prior to the hearing to make arrangements.

Administrative Hearings are conducted at the time stated on the agenda, or after the stated time if another item takes longer. County staff will first give a brief report, followed by the property owner or his/her agent’s presentation.

If you wish to speak on an item which appears on this agenda, please wait for the County and the property owner’s presentations to conclude. Typically, the Hearing Officer will then open the hearing for public comment. The hearings are recorded by a stenographer and all testimony must be given through the microphone or submitted in writing. Please state your name upon approaching the microphone. Each person may speak only once and is usually granted 3 to 5 minutes. Time limits are at the discretion of the Hearing Officer.

Please be respectful of the speakers and the varying points of view. No clapping, booing, or speaking out of turn. At the end of the hearing, the owner may be given an opportunity to respond to the comments received. The Hearing Officer will close the public hearing and once the hearing is closed, no further public comments can be received. The Hearing Officer will then review the matter at hand and make a decision within 20 days from the date of the hearing.