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Duluth, Minnesota, Legislative Code, ch. 50, art. III, § 50-20.3(B) (1-4) (current through May 25, 2017)
Brief Summary
Identifies community gardens, farmers markets, and urban agriculture as commercial uses and provides regulations.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: Minnesota
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Duluth
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. Reduce carbon emissions, energy consumption, and water consumption; encourage production of renewable energy and food production. Sec. 50-2.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. The council finds: "In order to implement the comprehensive land use plan and to promote the orderly development and redevelopment of property in the city, several ordinances related to land use, permitted construction, and environment protection need to be consolidated into a single unified development chapter" among other findings. Sec. 50-3.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. "to protect the public health, safety, and welfare and to implement goals and objectives of the comprehensive land use plan using those authorities over the development, redevelopment, use and occupancy of land and structures, and over the protection on the environment, granted to the city by the state..." Sec. 50-2.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. Art. VI, Sec. 50.41.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. The land use supervisor is responsible for plan review, temporary and sidewalk permits 50-36.4; the building official is responsible for approving/denying zoning permits and other permits (sec. 50-36.5).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. "May be fined as provided in Section 1-7 or Sec 12-6 of the City Code"(sec. 50-39.3).
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Legislative Code, ch. 50; art. III-Permitted Uses, § 50-20.3(B) (1-4)-Commercial Uses (p.105-107 of pdf).