Huntington Beach

Council to consider street vendor law

THE PIER area and Pacific Coast Highway are among the areas that street vendors will not be allowed to operate, under a proposed emergency ordinance going before the Huntington Beach City Council on Tuesday.

An emergency ordinance regulating street vending tops the agenda of the Huntington Beach City Council when it meets on Tuesday.

In response to new state laws limiting how cities can regulate the use of parks and sidewalks for selling food or other items, the council will consider the ordinance.

The proposed new law – in place for 120 days or less – establishes rules for vendors, including a requirement for a permit from the city’s finance director, and prohibiting operation between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. daily.

Additionally, vending is banned in a wide variety of locations, including residential areas and downtown. Being an emergency ordinance, its passage will require five or more “yes” votes.

Also on Monday, the council will consider giving a six-month notice that the city intends to withdraw from the Public Cable Television Authority, which provides local programming for four west Orange County cities, including Huntington Beach.

The council will meet at 6 p.m. in its chambers at 2000 Main St. (at Yorktown Avenue).

 

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