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Miami, Fla., Code ch. 62, art. XIII, div. 9, 62-622 (July 24, 2017)
Brief Summary
Sets minimum square foot requirement for farmers market space, and limits on days and hour operations for markets; and specifies what should be in permit application. Also provides for a 50% discount for markets hosted by nonprofits or that accept SNAP/EBT.
Legal Strategies
Expressly allows something.
Creates an incentive for a change.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: Florida
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Miami
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. Law encourages SNAP/EBT acceptance at farmers markets and provides a 50% discount on permit fee if they accept SNAP/EBT (and also for markets hosted by nonprofits). (See 62-622(f)).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Intent sections says: " to encourage economic and community development, promote the health of residents and provide access to nutritious substance" § 62-622(a).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. Local foods. § 62-622(b).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. See intent statement (encourage economic and community development (62-622(a)); and refers to EBT/SNAP benefits). (§ 62-622(f)).
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. Intent sections says: "to encourage economic and community development, promote the health of residents and provide access to nutritious substance, the following program is instituted." § 62-622(a).
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 62-622(b).
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. Must review site plan (62-622 (c )); applicant can't have any code violations (62-622(c )); must get proof of non-profit status or EBT/SNAP acceptance to provide discount (62-622(f)).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. Code enforcement process and penalties. Ch. 2, art X.
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
Chapter 62 (Planning and Zoning), in Article XIII (Planning and Zoning Approval for Temporary Uses and Occupancies; Permit Required); Div. 9 (Farmers Market Program). History: Ord. No. 13311, § 2, 2-23-12; Ord. No. 13508, § 2, 3-26-15.