Streamlined Rules for Street-Food Vendors Pass Another Hurdle

  • By John Birdsall, SFoodie Editor
  • Mon Nov 8th, 2010 5:01pm
  • DiningSFoodie
The legislation ― which eases the permitting process for vendors like Curbside Coffee ― now goes before the full Board of Supervisors.

At a public hearing earlier today, San Francisco's City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee approved a new ordinance for street-food vendors on streets and sidewalks, moving the city closer to streamlining its process for licensing mobile food sellers. The Committee made only minor changes to legislation sponsored by Supervisor Bevan Dufty, including reducing pushcart vendors sidewalk clearance from 10 feet to 8.

The Committee also approved the new rules voted Friday by the Planning Commission regulating vendors on private property, including city parks. The Board of Supervisors will take up the new legislation as soon as Nov. 23.

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