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Minneapolis, Minn., Code Chapter 202 (current through January 22, 2018)
Brief Summary
This law establishes a city-owned and regulated municipal market to support the buying and selling of farm products and other related market products. At least 75% of vendors must be food vendors, and priority must be given to farm and market garden products sold by the grower/raiser/harvester. The law also provides rules for the market's operation and management.
Legal Strategies
Expressly allows something.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: Minnesota
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Minneapolis
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?
Yes. The law refers to sale of "wholesome fresh produce." § 202.150(a). See also § 202.35, pertaining to health requirements for municipal market food and beverage vendors.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. Gives priority to farmers and growers selling products grown, raised or harvested on land that they lease or own (see § 202.150 and definition of "product of the farm (farmers/growers) in § 201.10).
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?
No.
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?
No.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 202.10.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. The law describes wht information may be requested by the licensing official as part of issuing a license. § 202.50. See also §§ 202.110, et seq. (regarding obligations of the market manager).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. Yes, a license may be denied, revoked, suspended, or not renewed for failure to comply with this or other applicable laws. §202.70. Market manager may also remove anyone who violates market rules. §202.280.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
Yes. Designates a specific parcel of land for the market, and creates the position of market manager to be filled by the city. § 202.100.
Code context and ordinance history
Chapter 202 (Municipal Markets) is located in Title 10 (Food Code). History: Ordinances: 2004-Or-038, § 1, 4-16-04; 2011-Or-096, § 14, 11-4-11; Ord. No. 2017-017 , § 23, 4-28-17.