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(a) Imposition of Fee. The County Agricultural Commissioner is hereby authorized to impose a fee for the issuance, modification, verification and renewal of a farmers’ market certificate for any “certified farmers’ market,” as defined in Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations, Section 1392.2(a), as may be amended from time to time, operating within the City and County of San Francisco. For purposes of this Section 1.10-1, a “vendor” includes persons who sell agricultural products and persons who sell non-agricultural products. The fees to be charged are:
For a Certified Farmers’ Market with fewer than 16 vendors: $500
For a Certified Farmers’ Market with 16 – 45 vendors: $1,000
For a Certified Farmers’ Market with more than 45 vendors: $1,500
(b) Procedures. The County Agricultural Commissioner may develop procedures for the collection of any fee authorized by this Section 1.10-1.
(c) Beginning with fiscal year 2019-2020 and annually thereafter, the fees set forth in this Section 1.10-1 may be adjusted each year, without further action by the Board of Supervisors, as set forth in this subsection. Not later than April 1, the Director of the Department of Public Health shall report to the Controller the revenues generated by the fees for the prior fiscal year and the prior fiscal year’s costs of operation. Not later than May 15, the Controller shall determine whether the current fees have produced or are projected to produce revenues sufficient to support the costs of providing the services for which the fee is assessed, and that the fees will not produce revenue that is significantly more than the costs of providing the services for which the fee is assessed. The Controller shall, if necessary, adjust the fees upward or downward for the upcoming fiscal year as appropriate, to ensure that the program recovers the costs of operation without producing revenue that is significantly more than such costs. The adjusted rates shall become operative on July 1.
(Added by Ord. 316-95, App. 10/13/95; amended by Ord. 285-19, File No. 190869, App. 12/20/2019, Eff. 1/20/2020)