Chapter 7.39
SALES FROM NONMOTORIZED VEHICLES ON CITY STREETS PROHIBITED EXCEPT DURING CITY-SPONSORED PARADES*

Sections:

7.39.010    Sales from nonmotorized vehicles on city streets prohibited.

7.39.020    Exception to prohibition.

7.39.030    Penalty for violation.

*    Prior ordinance history: Ords. 1840 and 1843-U.

7.39.010 Sales from nonmotorized vehicles on city streets prohibited.

Except as provided in Section 7.39.020 of this chapter, no person, firm or corporation shall peddle or use a pushcart, handcart or non-motorized vehicle to sale or distribute ice cream, popsicles, confections, food or other goods, wares or merchandise in or on any public street, sidewalk, doorway, building, unenclosed vacant lot or park in the city of South Gate. Except as provided in Section 7.39.020, no person, firm or corporation having ownership, control, dominion or the interest in or over a pushcart, handcart or other non-motorized vehicle shall authorize or permit such pushcart, handcart or other non-motorized vehicle to be used for the sale or distribution, or in connection with the sale or distribution, of ice cream, popsicles, confections or other goods, wares or merchandise in or on any public street, sidewalk, doorway, building, unenclosed vacant lot or park in the city of South Gate. For purposes of this chapter, "peddle" means and includes hawking, selling or offering to sell any foods, drinks goods, wares or merchandise:

1.    By traveling form place to place, by foot or by use of a non-motorized vehicle; or

2.    From a stationary location on any public street, sidewalk, doorway, building, unenclosed vacant lot or park in the city of South Gate. This section shall supercede other conflicting sections in this code.

(Ord. 2145 § 2, 8-12-03: Ord. 1844 § 1 (part), 8-27-90)

7.39.020 Exception to prohibition.

The provisions of this section shall not be deemed to apply to any person, firm or corporation peddling or using a pushcart, handcart or non-motorized vehicle to sale or distribute ice cream, popsicles, confections, food or other goods, wares or merchandise:

1.    At any specific events sponsored or operated by local civic organizations as determined by the city manager, or

2.    On the day of any parade sponsored by the city. The event sponsored or operated by a local civic organization must be conducted pursuant to permit and all peddlers under this section shall have the prior written approval of the sponsoring or operating civic organization. Peddlers at events sponsored by a local civic organization or at city sponsored parades shall be issued a one-day business license for peddling subject to the following:

A.    Compliance with all requirements for peddlers under Section 2.10.800 of this code; and

B.    Compliance with all applicable ordinance and regulations relating to the protection of public health, including, without, limitation, the provisions of subsection (D)(1)(b) of Section 2.10.800 this code; and

C.    Compliance with such rules and regulations pertaining to sales or distribution of food, drinks, goods, wares or merchandise by peddling and/or from non-motorized vehicles, including the use of designated public streets or sidewalks, as may be recommended by the chief of police and/or city manager, approved by the city council, and disseminated to business licensees by the license collector.

(Ord. 2145 § 3, 8-12-03: Ord. 1844 § 1 (part), 8-27-90)

7.39.030 Penalty for violation.

Any person, firm, company or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter is guilty of an infraction and each such person, firm, company, or corporation shall be deemed guilty of a separate offense for each and every day or portion thereof during which any violation of any of the provisions of this chapter is committed, continued, or permitted, and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by (A) a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars for a first violation; (B) a fine not exceeding two hundred dollars for a second violation of the same chapter within one year; (C) a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars for each additional violation of the same chapter within one year.

(Ord. 2037 § 3 (part), 7-29-98: Ord. 1844 § 1 (part), 8-27-90 (repealed))