After months of negotiations with street vendors who sued the city, the City Council this week gave tentative approval to revisions in the ordinance that governs how people may sell wares from vehicles.
"It's taken quite an effort, but we've finally come up with something that we're all happy with," City Atty. Richard K. Denhalter said.
The new ordinance allows vendors to move their vehicles every hour, rather than every half-hour as the old law had dictated; to pick up trash within 25 feet of their carts, rather than 50 feet before; and to sell on Sundays.
It also allows vendors to operate longer hours from April to October--8 a.m. to 8 p.m.--but limits their selling during winter months: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.