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Royal Oak, Mich., Code ch. 441 (July 10, 2017)
Brief Summary
Establishes a Public Market for the purpose of providing a place where farmers can sell their own farm products.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Expressly allows something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: Michigan
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Royal Oak
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. Refers to protection of public health. (§ 441-8).
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. Definition of "producer" demonstrates an intent to focus on locally-produced foods.
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?
Unclear. Some terms, such as "producer" are defined within the ordinance, but there is no definition section. (See sec. 441-2).
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. Law includes standards for city market for what products may be sold, hours of operation, how prices must be displayed, fees for stalls; licensing requirement; subletting restrictions, etc. §§ 441-1(B), 441-4 thru 441-8, 441-12.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. Market masters can bar people from the market (441-12; violations can result in jail time or a fine of up to $100 plus costs (441-14).
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
Part II General Legislation; Chapt 441 City Market; originally adopted by the City Commission of Royal Oak 10-20-1930 by Ord. No. 244. Amended 3-4-1940 by Ord. No. 377; 5-4-1942 by Ord. No. 409.