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File #: Ord 19-26    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 4/24/2019
Title: Amending section 106.01 of the Legislative Code to permit sidewalk signs on the public sidewalk and boulevard.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker, Amy Brendmoen
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
5/2/20191 Mayor's Office Signed  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/24/20191 City Council AdoptedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
4/17/20191 City Council Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
4/10/20191 City Council Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Video Video
4/3/20191 City Council Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Meeting details Video Video
Amending section 106.01 of the Legislative Code to permit sidewalk signs on the public sidewalk and boulevard.



WHEREAS, section 106.01 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code prohibits a person from placing a sign on the public sidewalk; and

WHEREAS, businesses in Saint Paul want to place sidewalk signs on the public sidewalk to direct customers to their business; and

WHEREAS, the Council supports the businesses request; and

WHEREAS, the Saint Paul zoning codes prohibits advertising signs and will require that the signs only contain information about the adjacent business; and

WHEREAS, the City wants to ensure that the public and the public’s access to the right of way is protected; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Saint Paul does hereby ordain:


The Saint Paul Legislative Code section 106.01 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 106.01. - Obstruction.

(a) Encumbrances or obstructions prohibited.

1. Purpose: The primary purpose of a public sidewalk or other right-of-way is to provide safe access to the public to travel from place to place. It is the intent of this ordinance to maintain that primary purpose at all times.

2. No person shall encumber or obstruct any sidewalk, lane, alley, public ground, public landing, wharf or pier, or other public place by placing thereon or therein any building materials, carriages, carts, wagons, sleighs, boxes, lumber, firewood, posts, awnings, signs, or any other materials or substance whatever. No person shall operate a sidewalk café without a license and a right-of-way obstruction permit issued by City of Saint Paul. A sidewalk sign in compliance with subsection (d) may be placed upon the public sidewalk.

3. A minimum width of forty-eight (48) inches of clear, unobstructed pedestrian walk-through zone, exclusive of the curb, shall be maintained on the public sidewalk at all times.

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