STREET FOOD EXPLOSION TAXES VENDORS AND LOCAL GOVTS

Local SixForty Seven (Wash DC)

Local SixForty Seven (Wash DC)

The recent explosion of food trucks and food carts across the country has led to a myriad of different permits that are needed, regulations that need to be followed, and general uncertainties about what laws and statutes local governments and police departments are going to follow (or choose to ignore).

The Washington Post spoke with street food vendors in Wash DC, Virginia, LA, Oakland and Pasadena, who discussed the difficulties of following laws and statutes in their areas that are not always clearly defined, and often are not logical.

Alternatively, local governments are grappling with the growing popularity of high-quality street food vendors vs. pressure from local brick-and-mortar businesses who are not usually fond of street food vendors on what they see as their turf. [Wash Post]

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