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Policy Summary

Establishes a Public Market for the purpose of providing a place where farmers can sell their own farm products.

Background Information

State Michigan
Jurisdiction Name Royal Oak
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 50,000-200,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
  • Expressly allows something
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Distribute; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
Yes

Refers to protection of public health. (§ 441-8).

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
Yes

Definition of "producer" demonstrates an intent to focus on locally-produced foods.

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Unclear

Some terms, such as "producer" are defined within the ordinance, but there is no definition section. (See sec. 441-2)

Addresses implementation?
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.

Enforcement provisions?
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)

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra 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.