What would the proposed legislation do?
- It would refine and build upon an existing City Council legislative
framework that already regulates various vending activities at
select locations throughout the University City area;
- It would establish an overall area-wide vending policy for University
City, in a manner that is consistent with the regulatory framework
already being imposed upon commercial, retail, and other business
activities in the area;
- It would maintain the current number of vending locations throughout
the University City area, at various defined positions along the
public right-of-ways and on University of Pennsylvania property;
- It would provide a structure whereby each individual vendor would
be guaranteed a set location at which to vend, thereby putting
an end to the volatile "turf battles" that have been spawned in
the current environ-ment;
- It would create a Vending Advisory Board on which the vendor community
would be represented and, thus, would have direct and continuing
input on issues regarding vending within the University City area;
- It would authorize and empower the City's Department of Licenses
and Inspections to improve its work with the local vending community
to enforce the health and safety standards that have been previously
enacted by the City Council;
- It would establish a set of vending standards for the University
City area that are similar in form and substance to those previously
approved by the City Council for Germantown and Center City.
What would the proposed legislation not do?
- It would not impose any blanket prohibition against vending, whereby all such
activity would be banned throughout University City;
- It would not effectively reduce the overall number of vending locations throughout
- It would not preclude any existing vendor from vending in the University City
area in the future; and
- It would not relocate all vendors to private food court areas.