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Delano, Cal., Code § 20.11.155 (current through May 10, 2016)
Brief Summary
This law sets forth requirements for certified and non-certified farmers' markets (which must be approved by the county or city, respectively) including requiring vendors to accept payments from recipients of federal, state, and local food assistance programs. Other requirements pertain to hours of operation, types of vendors allowed, parking, etc.
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Requires something, sets standards.
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Community-wide
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: California
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Delano
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. See this language: "All Farmers' Markets and vendors shall accept forms of payment by participants of federal, state, and local food assistance programs including Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program." § 20.11.155(7)(c ).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. See, e.g., this language: "All Certified Farmers' Market operators and vendors have obtained required operating and health permits" (§ 20.11.155(4)(c)); and "Protection of health, safety, and welfare of the City" (§ 20.11.155(1)).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. See references to "locally grown produce." § 20.11.155(1).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. See this language: "All Farmers' Markets and vendors shall accept forms of payment by participants of federal, state, and local food assistance programs including Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program." § 20.11.155(7)(c ).
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. "The purpose and intent of a Farmers Market is to allow local farmers to sell agricultural products directly to the community and for the community to have the opportunity to buy locally grown produce and other agricultural products. The intent of the following conditions is to ensure that the operation of the Farmers' Market is consistent with protection of health, safety, and welfare of the City." § 20.11.155(1).
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 20.11.155 (2).
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. It requires Farmers' Market operators to submit a set of Farmers' Market Rules and Regulations to the Community Development Department and outlines substantive requirements for the same. § 20.11.155(7)(n).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. "Except as otherwise specifically provided in this Title, any person violating any provisions or failing to comply with any of the mandated requirements of this Title of the Municipal Code is guilty of a misdemeanor." § 20.1.50.
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
Section 20.11.155 is located in Title 20 (Zoning), Chapter 20.11 (Specific Use Development Standards). History: Ord. No. 2009-1205, § 1(Exh. A), 9-21-2009.