county-seal-san-luis-obispoThe San Luis Obispo County (Calif.) Board of Supervisors is looking to restrict the ability for residents to allow overnight RV stays at their properties through Harvest Host and for event venues to host weddings and other functions, according to CalCoastNews.com.

Multiple local farms and wineries work with Harvest Host, which sets up visitors for overnight parking at businesses at no charge. Unlike RV parks, the sites do not offer amenities like water, power, waste disposal or campfires.

Four Sisters Vineyards and Winery has worked with Harvest Host for two and a half years. Amid the downturn in the economy, the income brought in through Harvest Host helped her stay afloat, said the winery’s co-owner, Dr. Serena Friedman.

However, earlier this year, code enforcement began lodging large fines on some hosts while leaving others alone. SLO County Code Enforcement’s Building Division Supervisor Cynthia Alm has voiced concerns that unregulated camping creates a fire risk and RV’s create pollution.

The hosts argue that they do not allow camping or fires.

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