Policy Summary

These provisions establish a "City Market" and set forth standards for the same. Among them are the requirement that market use by vendors shall be provided "on terms of equality and without discrimination."

Background Information

State Minnesota
Jurisdiction Name Saint Paul
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 200,000-800,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
  • Expressly allows something
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Distribute; Get;
Evidence for Health

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We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

Law requires that market use by vendors shall be provided "on terms of equality and without discrimination." § 11.03. Also articulates that service animal which aid "persons who are totally or partially blind or deaf or have physical or sensory disabilities" may be permitted on the market grounds "when such animals are properly harnessed or leashed so that the person aided by the service animal may maintain control ofthe animal." § 11.20.

Health-related goal?

Environmental goal?

Economic goal?

See references to "sales" and "market." § 11.04.

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

Includes definitions?

Addresses implementation?

The director of the department of planning and economic development may promulgate and post rules. § 11.01. Market director also has implementation duties, including posting of hours and days of operation, reviewing applications for producer's certificates, promulgation of certain traffic rules, and granting applications for market stalls. §§ 11.02, .03, .05, 11.06.

Enforcement provisions?

"Every person who shall resist said market director in the lawful discharge of the several duties imposed upon him by the rules and regulations of said market and by this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor." § 11.16.

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Law requires city to use a designated parcel of land for the market. § 11.01.

Code context and ordinance history

Sections 11.01 to 11.20 are located in Part II "Legislative Code," Title II "City Management and Administration," Chapter 11, " City Market." History: Ord. No. 16914, 5-13-82; C.F. No. 93-421, § 1, 4-27-93; C.F. No. 97-279, § 1, 4-9-97.


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