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File #: 210626.    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 11/2/2021 In control: City Attorney
On agenda: 6/2/2022 Final action: 6/2/2022
Title: Ordinance Requiring Food Oriented Commercial Establishments to Follow a Food Waste Diversion Hierarchy (B) Ordinance No. 210626 An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, amending the Code of Ordinances by creating Division 7, titled "Food Diversion" within Article III of Chapter 27; requiring certain food oriented commercial establishments to follow a food waste diversion hierarchy; providing for general penalties in section 1-9, injunctive relief, and code enforcement; providing directions to the codifier; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an effective date and an enforcement date.
Attachments: 1. 210626_Food Diversion ordinance division 7 (11.9.21 meeting) update_20211109, 2. 210626_Food Waste Ordinance Division 6_20211109, 3. 210626A_Food Waste Reduction & Recovery Presentation_20211109, 4. 210626B_Toolkit-Inc. FW in Municipal Climate Action Plans_20211109, 5. 210626C_Food_Generating_Business_Survey_20211109, 6. 210626F_Means Databse Presentation_20211207, 7. 210626_draft ordinance_20220505, 8. 210626_Ordianance Final_20220602
Related files: 210129., 200381., 200388.

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Ordinance Requiring Food Oriented Commercial Establishments to Follow a Food Waste Diversion Hierarchy (B)

 

Ordinance No. 210626

 

An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, amending the Code of Ordinances by creating Division 7, titled "Food Diversion" within Article III of Chapter 27; requiring certain food oriented commercial establishments to follow a food waste diversion hierarchy; providing for general penalties in section 1-9, injunctive relief, and code enforcement; providing directions to the codifier; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an effective date and an enforcement date.

 

explanation

The Zero Waste Subcommittee has met regularly since September 2020 to recommend new ordinances related to solid waste.  The subcommittee, community builders and the City Attorney's Office have worked together to draft 3 ordinances that contain changes and additions to Article III, Solid Waste of Chapter 27, Code of Ordinances.  The attached ordinance creates a new Division 7 titled "Food Diversion", which requires certain food oriented commercial establishments to divert food and food waste from the waste stream and to follow a food waste hierarchy.  Because this ordinance relies upon new definitions that are contained within Ordinance No. 210129, it should not be passed until Ordinance No. 210129 is passed. 

 

recommendation

The City Commission adopt the proposed ordinance.

 

fiscal note

There will be additional administrative costs associated with enforcing the new regulations.

 

 




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