By: Lisa Bartlett, OC Board of Supervisors
On Tuesday, July 21st, the Board of Supervisors approved (3-2) the Health Care Agency’s recommendation to adjust Environmental Health Fees in order to provide more frequent and consistent restaurant inspections, as well as to more fairly distribute the fee schedule for other businesses that fall under the County’s Environmental Health inspection.
A number of services are subject to these inspections, including all food facilities, pools, body art businesses, and businesses that manage hazardous material and process solid waste. The focal point of the Board discussion revolved around increasing the restaurant fees to provide for additional inspections per year. Continue reading