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Policy Summary

These sections, added in 2020, allow food trucks, farmer’s markets, and mobile markets to operate throughout all of the county's zoning districts, provided they meet certain standards. Per language included in these sections, the sections must be reviewed by the board of commissioners on or before December 31, 2021 to determine whether the provisions should be revised, repealed or whether additional studies are warranted. There is also an automatic sunset on that date if the sections are not renewed by the board of commissioners. § 27-621. Zoning code and health code enforcement provisions are found at 27-617(b). See also enacting Ordinance O-42-20 (linked in language at end of these sections) to see where additional zoning code changes were made at sections 27-608 to 614 to further carry out the purpose of the changes summarized herein.

Background Information

State Kansas
Jurisdiction Name Wyandotte County
Jurisdiction Type County,
Population Size 50,000-200,000
Food System Category Distribute; Get;
Evidence for Health

This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:

For research on the potential effectiveness, please review the category links above.

We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Yes

Section 27-617 indicates that the purpose of accommodating farmers' markets, mobile markets, and mobile vending in all zoning districts includes "reaching underserved neighborhoods." § 27-617.

Health-related goal?
Yes

Section 27-617 indicates that the purpose of accommodating farmers' markets, mobile markets, and mobile vending in all zoning districts includes providing additional space for sales of goods to allow for "sound social distancing requirements while contributing to activity, attracting pedestrians," and "enhancing overall community quality of life." Further, it provides that "[r]easonable regulation of the sale of food and wares through farmers' markets, mobile markets, and mobile vending is necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare." § 27-617 (a). In addition, it includes provisions related to powers of the local public health officer as it relates to these sections. § 26-617 (b)(5).

Environmental goal?
Yes

Section 27-617 indicates that the purpose of accommodating farmers' markets, mobile markets, and mobile vending in all zoning districts includes attracting pedestrians," and "enhancing overall community quality of life." § 27-617.

Economic goal?
Yes

Section 27-617 indicates "that farmers' markets, mobile markets, and mobile vending may promote the public interest by contributing to an active and attractive outdoor, local, and mobile vending environment" and further that the purpose of accommodating farmers' markets, mobile markets, and mobile vending in all zoning districts includes "providing additional space for sales of goods." § 27-617.

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

Section 27-617(a) notes that "[t]he purpose of accommodating farmers' markets, mobile markets, and mobile vending in all zoning districts is to provide additional space for sales of goods to allow for sound social distancing requirements while contributing to activity, attracting pedestrians, extending their visits, reaching underserved neighborhoods, and enhancing overall community quality of life." (§ 27-617(a).)

Includes definitions?
No

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