Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia's City Council approved a bill banning sidewalk sales in Councilman Brian O'Neill's district. There is already a ban in Councilman Bobby Henon's district that covers the rest of the northeast.
Street Vendor Ban in Philly
The new law makes it harder for food trucks and various other vendors to get a spot, truck owners will now have to obtain permission from civic associations as well as local businesses first.
O'Neill stated that he receives several grievances from businesses in his district to ban street vendors, seeing the street vendors as unjust competitors.
O'Neill says he has also been begun looking into developing a food truck zone in his district, where food trucks can have a more permanent location, similar to those in Austin Texas.