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Madison, Wisc., Public Property Code § 8.33 (current through July 29, 2019)
Brief Summary
This policy creates standards for the permitting, placement and maintenance of edible landscapes on certain City-owned land to "encourage the planting and harvesting of locally-grown fruits, vegetables, nuts and other edible plant forms for public consumption." All plants and a planting plan must be approved by the city and followed by the permitee.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Expressly allows something.
Reach
Community-wide
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 intended to "encourage 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 ...[t]his 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. The policy appears to create a new program or at least administrative process and responsibility for city staff.
Code context and ordinance history
This policy is located in Madison, Wisconsin Code of Ordinances, Chapter 8 Public Property. History: Sec. 8.33 Cr. by ORD-13-00063, 4-24-13, Am. by ORD-15-00116, 10-28-15.