Supervisors Pass Streamlined Rules for Street-Food Vendors

The Board of Supervisors yesterday unanimously passed legislation that streamlines rules for mobile vending, making it easier and cheaper to be a legal street-food vendor in San Francisco. At the Tuesday meeting, the Supes took up rules changes that in past weeks were approved by both the Planning Commission and the City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee, reforming rules for sales on both public and private property and making getting a permit less expensive over the long haul.

Supervisor Bevan Dufty had sponsored the legislation, which shifts the responsibility fo regulating street food from police to the Department of Public Works. “Ultimately this is about San Francisco having more understandable and thoughtful rules and regulations of mobile vending,” Dufty said at yesterday's meeting. He called S.F. a “city of dynamic cuisines and opportunities,” and expressed confidence that the streamlined rules would better reflect that.

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