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Madison, Wisc., Code, ch. 8, section 8.33 (Aug. 14, 2017)
Brief Summary
This policy allows for growing and farming of edible landscapes on eligible city-owned land with a permit. All vegetation must be approved by the city and plans followed by the user.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Expressly allows something.
Reach
Limited scope. Only applicable to city-owned land.
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: Wisconsin
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Madison
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. The purpose section states the law is entended to "encrouage the planting and harvesting of locally-grown fruits, vegetables, nuts…" §8.33(1).
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. "The purpose of this ordinance is to encourage the planting and harvesting of locally-grown fruits, vegetables, nuts and other edible plant forms for public consumption, and to regulate the permitting, placement and maintenance of such edible landscapes on certain City-owned land." §8.33 (1).
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. §8.33 (3).
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. "The Food and Alcohol Policy Administrator shall,... with the relevant Department or Division Heads, establish a standard application and permitting process... This process shall be submitted to the Food Policy Council for its review and approval." §8.33(4).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. Penalites for failing to comply are denial of permit renewal or permit termination. § 8.33 (6) (l).
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
Unclear. It is unclear if the online application process server will come with extra fees or if it would require a contrator to create.
Code context and ordinance history
This policy is located in the City of Madison Code of Ordinances Chapter 8 Public Property. History: Am. by ORD-15-00116, 10-28-15 Sec. 8.33 Cr. by ORD-13-00063, 4-24-13.