Chapter 2.44


2.44.010    Definitions.

2.44.020    Operating restrictions.

2.44.030    Parking restrictions.

2.44.040    Vending restrictions.

2.44.050    Exemptions.

2.44.010 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following words shall be defined as follows:

A.    "Delivery" means and include leaving, handing over or surrendering any goods, wares, merchandise, or materials previously ordered or purchased by a patron or customer.

B.    "Vending" means and includes preparing to sell, soliciting to sell or selling any food, beverages, goods, wares or merchandise from a vehicle, but shall not apply to any vehicle operated and used for the purpose of making pickups from and deliveries to any building or structure of goods, wares or merchandise previously ordered or purchased by a patron or customer, or for the purpose of delivering materials to be used in the repair, alteration, remodeling or construction of any building or structure for which a building permit has previously been obtained.

(Ord. 1921 § 1 (part), 7-28-92)

2.44.020 Operating restrictions.

No person shall operate upon any street in a residential zone, or upon such other streets as may be designated by resolution of the city council, a commercial vending vehicle having a gross weight, including the vehicle’s load, in excess of three tons.

(Ord. 1921 § 1 (part), 7-28-92)

2.44.030 Parking restrictions.

No person shall park a commercial vending vehicle in a residential zone between the hours of six p.m. and eight a.m. of the next succeeding day.

(Ord. 1921 § 1 (part), 7-28-92)

2.44.040 Vending restrictions.

A.    No person shall engage in vending from a motorized vehicle at any one location for a period of time exceeding thirty minutes and, regardless of the length of time that vending occurred at such location, shall not vend again for a period of four hours within five hundred feet of such location. The restrictions on vending contained herein shall apply to vending on private property, as well as vending on the public streets, but shall not apply to mobile or stationary vending as described in Section 2.10.970.

B.    For purposes of protecting the public safety, and pursuant to Vehicle Code Section 22455, no person or entity shall park a commercial vending vehicle on a street, or any portion thereof, designated as a through street, between the hours of eight a.m. and six p.m. of any day.

C.    Between the hours of six p.m. and nine a.m. of any day, no person shall, from a motorized vehicle on any public streets in the City, engage in the vending of any of the following: ice cream, ice cream bars, ice cream cones or rolls, sherbet, sherbet bars, sherbet cones or rolls, iced fruit juice (natural or artificial), iced fruit juice bars, iced fruit juice cones or rolls, or other similar food substances or products packaged or otherwise prepared or intended for consumption by an individual customer.

(Ord. 2357 § 4, 12-11-18; Ord. 1928 § 1, 11-10-92; Ord. 1921 § 1 (part), 7-28-92)

2.44.050 Exemptions.

This chapter shall not apply to any person engaged in produce sales conducted in connection with the operations of a state-certified open-air market.

(Ord. 1921 § 1 (part), 7-28-92)