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Brighton, Colo., Code § 6-4-200 (April 20, 2017)
Brief Summary
This section prohibits the keeping, possession or harboring of "vicious animals" within the City, but specifically permits beekeeping and recognizes that the "vicious animal" regulations do not apply to that activity.
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Creates an exemption.
Expressly allows something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow
State: Colorado
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Brighton
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. "public health or safety" §6-4-200(c).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. Although not specific to section 6-4-200, the small animal husbandry provision (located at section 6-4-900) referenced within the beekeeping exemption located therein provides the following "purpose and intent statement:" "The purpose of these regulations is to permit limited small animal husbandry uses within urban residential environments. The regulations below are intended to permit poultry and beekeeping with reasonable limitations, while preventing negative impacts that may occur during large operations or poorly educated practices to maintain the health benefits of local and small scale food production." §6-4-900.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 6-4-10.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Unclear. Section 6-4-40 provides that "any violation of this Chapter shall be punishable, upon conviction, as provided in Article 1-24 of this Code, as the same may be amended." However, the beekeeping exemption is not something that requires enforcement per se.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Brighton, Colorado - Municipal Code CHAPTER 6 - Animals ARTICLE 6-4 - Animal Regulations Division 3 - Owner Responsibilities CHAPTER 6 - Animals ARTICLE 6-4 - Animal Regulations Division 1 - General Provisions (Ord. 1700 §1, 2001; Ord. 2199 §1, 2015) (Ord. 1700 §1, 2001; Ord. 1895 §4, 2006).