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File #: 19-1704    Version: 1 Name: 10/7/19 Farmers Market Operating Rules
Type: Report or Communication Status: Filed
File created: 10/7/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/7/2019 Final action: 10/7/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Farmers Market Operating Rules - Proposed Change to section 5. STALLS
Title
Farmers Market Operating Rules - Proposed Change to section 5. STALLS
Memorandum
The current Market Operating Rules were adopted by City Council in July of 2007. Staff periodically review and update the rules, and are proposing modifications that will give more flexibility when assigning stalls. The Public Market Advisory Commission reviewed the proposed changes at their July 18th meeting and passed a resolution in support.

Currently, section 5. STALLS define stalls in the following way:

5. Stalls
A stall is a single numbered or lettered vending space in the Market, as designated by the Market Manager.
A. A Producer with Annual Vendor status may be assigned a maximum of three stalls annually.
B. An Artisan with Annual Vendor status may be assigned a maximum of one stall annually.
C. Annual Vendors who have more than the maximum number of stalls at the time of the adoption of these Market Rules shall continue to be assigned their existing number of stalls until such an Annual Vendor is assigned a lesser number of stalls for any reason provided by these Market Rules.
D. The total number of stalls available for use by Artisans with Annual Vendor status shall be 12 and the total number of stalls available for use by Producers with Annual Vendor status shall be 132.
E. Daily Mobile Food Vendors may only use designated stalls as assigned by the Market Manager.
F. In the event that all numbered stalls are filled on a given Market day, the Market Manager may create additional temporary lettered stalls on the Market extensions, as he/she deems appropriate.

As the market fluctuates, staff feels that it would be helpful to have flexibility in this makeup, and to be able to adapt to changes in vendor composition. For example, currently the limit of 12 annual stalls for artisans has resulted in a large discrepancy in the wait time between artisans and producers on the daily list to become annual vendors.

To give the market more ability to respond to changes...

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