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Supporting Healthy Food Access—Are There Local Laws For That?
National City, Cal., Code § 18.30.260 (current through July 19, 2017)
Establishes specific use restrictions for “neighborhood corner store;” includes language encouraging such stores to sell fresh produce and prohibits them from selling alcoholic beverages.
Expressly allows something.
Food System Category:
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. "Corner stores are strongly encouraged to provide fresh produce." (18.30.260(C)). "Neighborhood corner stores are not permitted to sell beer, wine, or other alcohol." (Sec. 18.30.260(H)(4)).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. For zoning chapter in general: "Promote . . . general prosperity of the city." Sec. 18.10.010 (A) (1).
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?
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 neighborhood corner store is established largely to serve adjacent residential neighborhoods. The corner store allows for a small convenience store." § 18.30.260(A).
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 18.30.260©.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Unclear. Performance standards are set forth in § 18.30.260 (H).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
Code context and ordinance history
Title 18 (Zoning), Division 3 (Specific Uses), Chapter 18.30 (Specific Use Regulations), Section 18.30.260 (Neighborhood Corner Stores). History: Ord. No. 2012-2372, Exh. B-1, 2-7-2012.