Allow Darrell Durrant to continue selling his pumpkins
  • Petitioned Mayor Jerry Washburn

This petition was delivered to:

City of Orem, UT
Mayor Jerry Washburn

Allow Darrell Durrant to continue selling his pumpkins

    1. Clint Pedersen
    2. Petition by

      Clint Pedersen

      Orem, UT

Darrell "Bud" Durrant has been selling pumpkins and other local foods to the Orem, Utah community for 20 years. This year, however, the city threatened to shut him down because his business violates city zoning laws.

While the city granted Durrant a waiver, the real issue is that Orem's zoning laws prohibit citizens from conducting commercial business operations in residential zones. That means local food purveyors like Durrant are technically selling their goods illegally, a fact that thwarts the local food movement and negatively impacts the Orem community.

People like Durrant should be treasured in the community, not penalized. Sign the petition urging Mayor Jerry Washburn to amend Orem's zoning laws to make it easier for local food purveyors like Darrell Durrant to sell their goods.

To learn more about this issue, check out the KSL story here: http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=17011650

 

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Zoning Laws Hurt Urban Farmers

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Orem, Utah's zoning laws prevent urban farmers from selling their goods in residential neighborhoods. Will you help push for reform?

    3. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Mary Napier HARSENS ISLAND, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      There is no reason this man cant make a living,

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    • Sloane Petersen OGDEN, UT
      • over 2 years ago

      Yeah i think that the vendor license would be a fair compromise. because then he would be skipping sales tax which really.. is the only reason they should even be concerned. Please help me change the Utah Liquor Laws, allowing us to buy our liquor and wine at the grocery store like the rest of the country. Lets keep the GOV out of our personal lifes. please sign my petition

      http://www.change.org/petitions/the-governor-of-ut-get-rid-of-the-strigent-liquor-laws-in-utah

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    • margaret ray YOUNGSVILLE, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      time to move forward Orem. Stop putting up roadblocks to progress that works.

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    • Christopher West PROVO, UT
      • over 2 years ago

      I wrote a letter to a member of the Orem City Council. You can read it here: http://www.doublebirds.net/p/bud-durrant-letter.html

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    • Christopher West PROVO, UT
      • over 2 years ago

      A man should be free to do what he wants with his own property. It is also awful to attack an old man and to remove the means he has of supporting himself. If we want economic prosperity, we need freedom from the unpredictable decisions of bureaucrats.

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