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Policy Summary

This law sets standards for produce cart permitting and operation on vacant city-owned lots to increase community access to fresh produce.

Background Information

State Wisconsin
Jurisdiction Name Racine
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 50,000-200,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
  • Expressly allows something
Reach Limited scope
The law permits fresh produce carts to operate, but only on vacant city-owned lots. § 22-1260(a).
Food System Category Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
Yes

See references to "promot[ing] residents' access to fresh produce ..." and "promot[ing] the health of the community by increasing access to fresh produce." §§ 22-1258, -1259.

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

The intent of the law is "to promote residents' access to fresh produce by implementing a fresh produce cart program" and its purpose is "to promote the health of the community by increasing access to fresh produce." §§ 22-1258, -1259.

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 22-1260.

Addresses implementation?
Yes

The city clerk is responsible for issuing permits. The city clerk works with representatives from the city health department to issue rules and regulations. § 22-1261.

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

Violations may result in denial, rufusal to renew, suspension, or revocation of a permit, in addition to a $303.00 fine. § 22-1263.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

This policy is located in the Municipal Code of the City of Racine, Chapter 22 - Businesses, Professions, and Occupations, Article XXXIV - Produce Carts. History: Ord. No. 07-14, pt. 1, 6-17-14.