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News - February 27, 2013

Woodside council to discuss second farmers' market

The idea of a farmers' market in a downtown parking lot in Woodside on Saturday afternoons returns to the Town Council for its Tuesday, Feb. 26, meeting, which starts at 7:30 p.m. in Independence Hall. The council will be discussing issues such as zoning rules that prohibit open-air markets on public property, and the use of parking space for a market in a town chronically short of parking space.

Maggie Foard, who manages a Wednesday afternoon market on a private parking lot near the corner of Skyline Boulevard and Highway 84, asked the council on Jan. 22 to consider her Saturday market proposal.

The idea has support. Town Hall received more than 50 email messages advocating for a second market, according to a staff report. The Wednesday afternoon market began in late September 2012, closed for the season in mid-December, and is set to reopen in April.

Also on the agenda: The council may take the second step in a two-step process to enact an ordinance banning distribution of single-use plastic bags at retail checkout counters. The council introduced the ordinance in January on a 4-2 vote, with Councilmen Tom Shanahan and Peter Mason dissenting. Mr. Mason said it imposes undue burdens, and Mr. Shanahan said he didn't want to be "issuing mandates and instructions" to his neighbors.


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