Posted by Eric Horvath on March 12, 2015 at 1:24 PM
Effort Sets Standards for Sidewalk Sales on Commercial Corridors in 6th District
In response to community and business concerns throughout the 6th District, Councilman Bobby Henon introduced a ban on certain sidewalk sales in the 6th District recently.
Thursday, City Council overwhelmingly supported the measure, voting 16-0 in its favor.
Currently, businesses are allowed to display wares on sidewalks three-feet from the edge of a building, often creating problems of merchandise encroaching into public rights-of-way. The bill prohibits sidewalk sales - excepting fresh fruit, vegetables or flowers - along commercial corridors and sidewalks.
¨This places straightforward regulations on an issue that has grown to be a headache for many local business owners and residents,¨ Councilman Henon said. ¨We are making sustained, deliberate progress at growing our commercial corridors in the 6th District and I want to keep that momentum going. Clearing clutter is one of many steps to do so and I'm thankful to our local businesses and CDC community that worked with us on this.¨
The ordinance takes effect immediately after being signed by the Mayor.