§ 14.180  PURPOSE.
   The City Council finds that , and , by virtue of the temporary nature of their business and the lack of permanent location for their operations, present unique consumer protection problems. In order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the community and pursuant to the authority granted by M.S. § 329.15, as it may be amended from time to time, the city herein licenses and regulates all , and operating within the city. The purpose of this Division E of the city code is to prevent fraud and criminal activity, such as burglary, theft and assault and to protect the privacy of residents in their homes by requiring commercial , and to be licensed and to impose restrictions on their operations within the city that are narrowly tailored to address the risks these operations pose to the public health, safety and welfare. It is not the purpose of this Division E to burden interstate commerce or interfere with constitutionally protected rights under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution or Art. I, § 3 of the Minnesota Constitution.
(1958 Code, §§ 139.09—139.11, 139.14, 139.15, 139.18—139.20)  (Ord. 70, passed 1-1-1956; Ord. 74-107, passed 11-18-1974, renumbered to § 139.06; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; Ord. 2003-61, passed 12-15-2003)