430.031 APPEALS FROM PEDESTRIAN MALL ORDINANCES.
Subdivision 1. Limitation of actions.
No action may be commenced or maintained, and no
defense interposed, questioning the validity, regularity, or legality of all or part of a pedestrian
mall ordinance, or an amendment, to it adopted by a city of the first class under section
or 13 except by an appeal to the district court of the county in which the city is
located within 20 days after the final adoption and publication of the ordinance or amendment.
Subd. 2. Appeals authorized.
An appeal under this section may be commenced and
maintained on the grounds that the ordinance is unreasonable or arbitrary or unlawfully obstructs
the public use and interest in a street or part of a street named in the ordinance or takes or
interferes with the appellant's property without due process of law, or on any other lawful
grounds. An appeal under this section may be taken by a citizen or taxpayer of the city or a person
whose property is or may be taken or interfered with without due process of law by reason of the
enactment or enforcement of the ordinance.
Subd. 3. Proceedings on appeal.
An appeal under this section may be made by serving a
written notice on the city clerk setting forth the grounds for the appeal and any property the
appellant claims to be taken or interfered with. The city clerk shall make out and send to the court
administrator of the district court (1) a certified copy of the ordinance, (2) if not previously filed,
a certified copy of the award of the commissioners as confirmed by the council, and (3) the
order of the council confirming the award in any improvement proceeding connected with the
ordinance. No other pleadings are required. No surety bond is required except upon motion of
the city under chapter 562.
Subd. 4. Effect of appeal.
An appeal under this section suspends the ordinance until the
action is determined by a final order of the court. The court shall advance the case on its calendar
for trial at the earliest feasible date. An appeal from a district court judgment in the action must be
taken within 30 days after notice of entry of the judgment. A party may apply to the Court of
Appeals for an order fixing the time and manner of hearing the appeal; the court may provide
for a speedy hearing.
History: 1963 c 504 s 12; 1976 c 239 s 44; 1983 c 247 s 155; 1Sp1986 c 3 art 1 s 82;
1987 c 229 art 9 s 1