Cottage Food Operation owners got several important greenlights as local boards voted in exemptions to assist them on the road to becoming legitimate home-based food businesses.
The boards of directors for Southern Inyo Healthcare District and City of Bishop Planning Commission’s recent agenda items have included reforms to their commercial tax exemption rules and city zoning ordinances, respectively.
AB 1616, known as the Cottage Food Law, went into effect statewide on Jan. 1 to help fledgling CFOs operate in a more affordable, flexible and streamlined way than other businesses. Several regulations have been in the process of undergoing amendments to help facilitate CFO owners’ use of the law.
(Read more in the Thursday, May 30, 2013 edition of The Inyo Register.)