CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: July 27, 2004
Subject/Title: Public Hearing – Continued first reading of a Zoning
Ordinance Amendment (RZ 04-09) Establishing a Farmers’ Market As A
Conditionally Permitted Use in the Central Business (CB) District Zone and
Establishing Standards for Their Review Consistent With Outdoor Dining
and/or Merchandise Displays in the CB Zone Right-of – Way.
Prepared by: Mike Leana, Chief of Planning, Dennis Beougher, City Attorney
Howard Sword, Economic Development Director
Submitted by: Howard Sword, Economic Development Director
Staff recommends that this item be continued to the City Council meeting of
August 10, 2004.
At its meeting on May 25, 2004, the City Council approved seed money for the
establishment of Brentwood’s first farmers’ market. As part of its request
for financial support from the City the organizers of the farmers’ market
requested assurance that a competing farmers’ market not be allowed
elsewhere within the community during the term of its existence. As a result
the City Attorney was directed to see if this request could be accommodated.
This proposed Municipal Code Amendment is intended to attain this objective.
At the City Council meeting on July 13, 2004, several downtown business
owners voiced their concerns regarding the impact of the farmers’ market on
their respective businesses, causing Council to request this item be
continued to its meeting of July 27, 2004, in order to look into the
concerns. Following a meeting with the downtown business owners on July 19,
2004, staff is recommending that the item be further continued to the City
Council meeting of August 10, 2004.