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post #31 of 40 Old 10-17-2014, 07:33 PM
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First of all, I think San Diego CAlifornia has a pretty strict law on horses and livestock.
I dont think SAN DIEGO County would put up with that. i would like to see some photos.
I find this hard to believe. I am going to google code commission and check with San Diego animal control myself, and then I will post the results here.
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post #32 of 40 Old 10-17-2014, 07:34 PM
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Pagan.. we need your Sheriff Joe !! ;)
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post #33 of 40 Old 10-17-2014, 07:41 PM
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he Equine Policy and Ordinance Development project (POD 11-011) updated the County of San Diego’s Zoning Ordinance with regard to equine uses. On July 13, 2011(1) the Board of Supervisors directed staff to develop an ordinance for the permitting of a commercial horse stable.
On September 11, 2013(1) the project was presented to the Board, with a tiered system of permitting that eliminated the need for a discretionary permit for some horse stables depending on the numbers of horses and the size of usable acreage for a stable. The focus of the changes in the ordinance was to regulations for commercial horse stables, in particular the requirement for a Major Use Permit in certain areas. The project provides greater permit flexibility with regulation tiers that are more restrictive with the intensity of the equine options starting with a ministerial approval for the least intensive.

The project was approved by the Board of Supervisors on September 11, 2013. The ordinance was effective Friday October 11, 2013. Here is the adopted ordinance and the Board's minute order approving the project:

FAQ and permit documents for the new permit types:
Contact Zoning for an appointment to submit plans for a new Horse Stable permit at 858-565-5981
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that permit was the one for Commercial use. I am sure if you were to go to the site, you would find the information on Personal property .
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Archaeological, historical or cultural resources. A proposed Horse Stable of more
than 50 horses shall complete a full records search with the South Central
Information Center (SCIC) when the application for an Administrative or Major Use
ermit is submitted. The SCIC shall provide a recommendation regarding
potential cultural resources and may recommend consultation with appropriate
In addition to the regulations contained in the Animal Enclosure Setback Table, Section 3112,
Horse Stable or Horsekeeping use shall comply with the following requirements:
Restrictions On Use:
A Horse Stable or Horsekeeping shall conform to the regulations contained in
County Code Title 3, Division 6, Chapter 4, Noise Abatement and Contr
Dust and odors from the Horse Stable or Horsekeeping shall not create a nuisance
or a hazard to adjoining properties or uses and shall be in compliance with this
ordinance, including but not limited to section 6300 and specific sections 6316
ing Particulate Matter and Air Contaminants and 6318 regarding Odors.
A Horse Stable or Horsekeeping shall conform to the standards and regulations for
the humane treatment of equine animals found in County and State codes,
including, but not limited t
o, State Health and Safety Code.
A Horse Stable or Horsekeeping shall maintain the use subject to standard best
management practices for equine uses in compliance with the Grading,
Stormwater and Watershed Protection Ordinances.
A Horse Stable sh
all comply with the following requirements which shall be documented in
a Manure Management Plan, Fire Protection Plan and Vector Control Plan:
Manure Management
The stable shall be kept in a clean and sanitary manner by the daily removal of
to a manure management area from all usable horse areas to prevent the
accumulation of flies, the spread of disease or offensive odor.
Manure shall be kept in the manure management area in a covered or enclosed
bin or container unless being composted
. Manure shall be removed from the
property a minimum of every other week or properly composted onsite.
The manure management area shall meet Animal Enclosure setbacks.
Fire Protection
The interior of electrical appliances, such as fans and he
aters, shall be kept clean.

Industrial grade extension cords are allowed only if the use of extension cords is
unavoidable, for example for a temporary event.
Extension cords shall not be
used as a permanent electrical conduit.
Hay shal
l be stored in an enclosed building, a covered area or a covered bin,
meeting Animal Enclosure and Main Building setbacks, and may consist of only
dry, well
cured hay.
Rags and cloths used to clean tack and hooves shall be stored in an orderly
within an enclosed building or covered bin that meets the Animal
Enclosure and Main Building setbacks. Bedding materials shall also be stored in
the same location.
All wiring and electric cords shall be properly run and installed with insulated wiri
routed and strung through metal conduits.
Light fixtures shall have a caged enclosure to prevent damage and sparking.
Large structures over 1000 square feet in area shall meet a minimum fire
separation setback of 50 feet to reduce risk of fire
between structures.
Hydrants shall be installed near each barn or main structure with sufficient hoses
for watering all potential fire areas.
The electrical system shall allow for the power to be shut off to each building,
without losing power to
the water pumps.
Stables shall have a written fire plan
and evacuation plan
, which includes the
limitations above and shall post it onsite for employees and visitors.
Vector Control
Recognizing the natural drainage on a property, structures p
ermitted as part of a
horse stable shall be located away from any locations that collect water. Feed,
waste, standing water (water troughs), and other items attractive to vectors must
regularly be cleared and cleaned.
Feed/grain areas must be cover
ed and swept, droppings must be picked up daily,
and manure piles, if not removed from the lot, must be routinely turned or tilled into
pastures to prevent fly breeding areas.
Automatic fly spray devices or strips shall be utilized in building or str
ucture areas.
To prevent vector infestations, all areas that would allow for standing water to
collect, must be designed to fully drain within 72 hours. Water features such as
ponds related to a horse stable must be stocked with mosquito fish.
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post #36 of 40 Old 10-17-2014, 07:56 PM
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Any GOOD rescue WOULD know this information and how to use the proper authorities.
This info took me an entire 5 minutes to find, only because my system is old and slow.
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I'm sure the rescue owner is aware of all this. Just because you can find the wording of law on line doesn't mean those same laws are enforced with any regularity.

So really, Mr. Stevenson, you can take your insinuations and stuff them.
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post #38 of 40 Old 10-17-2014, 11:41 PM
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Whoa, Nelly!

I think there is a few too many layers lacking knowledge, here. Before we make hasty judgements, can we agree that we probably don't all of the facts or how the rescue is working their end?

I just hope the horses are taken care of.
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post #39 of 40 Old 10-19-2014, 12:41 AM
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I know people in San Diego that work with the Humane Society etc In SAN DIEGO and if there is a valid complaint it is investigated. so MS Mark , you should know your facts .
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