So California passed a law, AB 1616, Cottage Food Law that allows for home-based businesses to prepare and sell a limited list of homemade food products both directly to customers and indirectly to stores and restaurants. For the most part the local health departments are handling the registration aspect of the law, inspections, etc. The state law REQUIRES cities and counties to allow these operations either by right in the zoning ordinance or through a permitting process with "reasonable standards". The big issue is that these CFO's are in direct conflict with our home occupation ordinance, especially in regards to customers at the home, employees, parking, etc. I have been tasked to come with a plan for our city to implement this law. I know several states have similar cottage food laws, although I am not sure is they are as rigid as CA's. Have any Cyburbians in CA or elsewhere dealt with these uses? How does your community regulate them? Thanks!