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Another Small Business Oppressed By The City Of Flagstaff

By Elisha Dorfsmith

Flagstaff Farmers Market appears to be the most recent small business to run afoul of the city’s schizophrenic and oppressive policies.  I stumbled across this post from the Flagstaff Farmers Market Facebook page this morning:

“We bought our old farm truck after consulting with the city our intent to use it to help promote our business. We were told as long as we moved it daily and used it in our business it would be alright to park it out front. Now they’re saying we can’t park it out front anymore!!!! I love it when our wonderful government changes the rules just because they can! We’re struggling as a business to survive this recession and the truck really did help us. Anyone want to buy an old truck?”


City gives green light and then says no to this truck at Flagstaff Farmers Market.


  1. Joy Staveley
    November 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    I don’t understand. Why can’t you park your truck out in front of your business?

  2. November 24, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    My guess is that it violates the sign ordinance. I’ll post an update when I get more info and details.

  3. joetuneup@yahoo.com
    November 24, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    If you take the farmers market sticker off one door and have the blank door facing the street during closed hours then there wouldn’t be a store sign out when you are closed. The ordinance does not permit mobile signs to be out when the store is closed.

  4. jimi
    December 1, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    art bobbit runs the city hall farmers market
    john d rockefeller said– competition is a sin.

  5. Merrie Heath
    December 6, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Isn’t the parking lot private property? I don’t understand how a vehicle can’t be parked on private property even if the business is closed?

  6. December 6, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Yes, it is private property. Unfortunately, the City of Flagstaff has excessive ordinances on the books that tell us what we can or cannot do with our own private property.

  7. cal
    January 18, 2012 at 9:00 am

    what ever happened about the truck? did they have to remove the evil sign?

  8. January 18, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Great question Cal. I’m not sure. I have not seen the truck there in a while. I need to contact them and do a follow up story.

  1. March 19, 2013 at 12:23 pm

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