SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – Lori Nunes, owner of mobile food truck KunFusion Kulinary, carries a resealable bag filled with all the various permits and licenses she needs to operate at locations throughout the county.
Now, a new ordinance being considered by the San Luis Obispo City Council tonight could add even more operating rules for Nunes and other mobile vendors in the city.
The city cannot legally ban mobile vendors, but it can regulate where, when and how they operate.
If the ordinance is approved by the council, mobile vendors may be prohibited from parking in school zones during school hours; customers must not be in another vehicle, either sitting or standing; and neighborhoods would be off limits between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.
The rules would apply to all mobile vendors, not just food vendors. A mobile vendor is defined as a vehicle that sells or distributes merchandise, food or services directly to the public from the vehicle while parked in the public right-of-way.