January 30, 2023
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Nonprofits fight to save events


Hearing wedding bells? Not if you’re on agricultural land in San Luis Obispo County.

Some of the county’s economic sectors, such as the wedding industry and nonprofits, could receive a lethal blow as officials examine new legislation that would heavily regulate commercial events.

The county is considering adopting an events ordinance that would nearly eliminate non-agriculture-related events on agricultural land – with a few caveats. The new rules could mean trouble for landowners, foundations and wedding-dependent photographers, caterers, florists, entertainment, planners, salons and rental agencies.

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