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File #: 180555    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 5/24/2018 In control: Committee on Streets and Services
On agenda: Final action: 9/13/2018
Title: Amending Section 9-204 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Sidewalk Vendors in Center City," and Section 9-205, entitled "Sidewalk Sales," to exempt sales of fresh fruits and vegetables on the abutting sidewalk of a property by the owner or tenant of that property from the requirements of Sections 9-204 and 9-205, under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Green
Indexes: VENDORS
Code sections: 9-204 - Sidewalk Vendors in Center City
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy18055500.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
9/19/20180 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
9/13/20180 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
6/14/20180 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/14/20180 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
6/14/20180 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/11/20180 Committee on Streets and Services HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
6/11/20180 Committee on Streets and Services HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
6/11/20180 Committee on Streets and Services REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
5/24/20180 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available

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Amending Section 9-204 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Sidewalk Vendors in Center City,” and Section 9-205, entitled “Sidewalk Sales,” to exempt sales of fresh fruits and vegetables on the abutting sidewalk of a property by the owner or tenant of that property from the requirements of Sections 9-204 and 9-205, under certain terms and conditions.

 

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WHEREAS, 23% of all Philadelphians live in areas with high poverty and low-to-no walkable access to healthy foods; and

 

WHEREAS, 30% of African Americans, 25% of Latinos, and 26% of all children in Philadelphia live in areas with high poverty and low-to-no walkable access to healthy foods; and

 

WHEREAS, The Department of Public Health has observed that some storeowners find the current regulatory complexities of selling fresh fruits and vegetables on the sidewalks abutting their properties to be prohibitive; and

 

WHEREAS, Making it easier for storeowners to sell fresh fruits and vegetables outside of their stores will encourage more stores to do so; and

 

WHEREAS, Sidewalk sales of fresh produce make it easier for everyone to get enough healthy and fresh food; now, therefore

 

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

SECTION 1. Chapter 9-200 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

 

CHAPTER 9-200. COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES ON STREETS.

 

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§ 9-204.                     Sidewalk Vendors in Center City.

 

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(2)                     Exemptions. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to:

 

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                     (h)                     Sidewalk vending of fresh fruits and vegetables only, by the owner or tenant of the abutting building that takes place within three feet (3’) of said building and maintains a minimum unobstructed sidewalk width of six feet (6’) or half of total sidewalk width, whichever is greater, at all times.

 

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§ 9-205.                     Sidewalk Sales.

 

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(2)                     Exemptions. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to:

 

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                     (g)                     Sidewalk vending of fresh fruits and vegetables only, by the owner or tenant of the abutting building that takes place within three feet (3’) of said building and maintains a minimum unobstructed sidewalk width of six feet (6’) or half of total sidewalk width, whichever is greater, at all times.

 

 

SECTION 2. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately.

 

 

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Explanation:

 

[Brackets] indicate matter deleted.

Italics indicate new matter added.

 

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