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Golden, Colorado, Code Chapter 18.26 (current through Oct. 5, 2017)
Brief Summary
Provides regulations for farmers’ markets, neighborhood farmers’ markets, produce stands, urban farms, community gardens, and Green Grocers. Requires farmers' markets to accept SNAP; and requires farmers' markets to offer "SNAP eligible foods" as defined by city code (at least 51% of revenenue or vendors must come from this type of food), and allows neighborhood farmers' markets to only sell "SNAP eligible foods.".
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: Colorado
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Golden
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. Farmers' markets must accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (Sec. 18.26.010(7)); requires that farmers' market provide SNAP eligible foods such that "a minimum of 51 percent of annual market revenue or 51 percent of market vendors" provide SNAP eligible foods (Sec. 18.26.010(8)); all foods sold at Neighborhood farmers' markets should be "SNAP Eligible Foods" (Sec. 18.26.015(2)).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. local foods 18.26.020(2).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. Farmers' markets must accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits 18.26.010(7); all foods sold at Neighborhood farmers' markets should be "SNAP Eligible Foods" 18.26.015(2).
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?
Unclear. 18.08.010 - Interpretation section includes the following: "The provisions of this title shall be regarded as the minimum requirements for the protection of the public health, safety, and general welfare. ".
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. 18.04.020.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. The Market Director is responsible for submitting the special use permit application, administering the Federal Food Assistance Program including SNAP, and coordinating vendors and activities at farmers' markets. Section 18.26.010(9). Sections 18.26.015(7) and 18.26.030(4) also have permit requirements.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. "Any person, firm or corporation, either as owner, lessee, occupant or otherwise, who violates or who interferes in any manner with any person in the performance of a right or duty granted or imposed upon him by the provisions of this title, is guilty of a misdemeanor." Sec. 18.08.040.
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
Title 18-planning and zoning, ch. 18.26-urban agriculture regulations. History: Ord. No. 2053, § 1, 3-23-2017 ; Ord. No. 2049, § 2, 2-9-2017.