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Minneapolis, Minn., Ord. No. 2014-Or-022 (May 23, 2014)
Brief Summary
The ordinance amended the city code to expand its laws allowing mobile grocery store operations under certain conditions. According to the staff memo, the previous ordinance limited mobile stores to selling only prepackaged foods and only in senior high rises with no licensed grocery meat market. The amendement allows mobile stores to be in more places (but not within 100 feet of a licensed grocery store or farmers' market unless permission has been granted), and to sell prepackaged and fresh produce (but not alcoholic beverages or tobacco products), and requires them to offer “at least 50 items of fresh fruits and vegetables in at least 7 varieties.”.
Legal Strategies
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?
Yes. Mobile stores are permitted in parking lots of ""high-density residential properties" (Sec. 295.30).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Wholesome food and fresh produce (Sec. 295.40).
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?
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?
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. Scc. 295.40.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. Issuance of an ordinance violation citations, the imposition of reasonable conditions or restrictions upon the license, a license suspension, denial of renewal, or license revocation. Sec. 295.120.
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
This uncodified ordinance amended Title 13 (Licenses and Business Regulations), Chapter 295 (formerly called Groceterias and Portable Stores, and changed to Mobile Food Stores by the ordinance). The codified version can be found at https://library.municode.com/mn/minneapolis/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_TIT13LIBURE_CH295MOFOST.