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Policy Summary

This policy relates to licensing and regulation of street vendors and peddlers, and encourages licensed vendors to offer healthy food choices.

Background Information

State Pennsylvania
Jurisdiction Name Pittsburgh
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 200,000-800,000
Legal Strategies
  • Expressly allows something
  • Creates an incentive for a change
Reach Limited scope
Voluntary component.
Food System Category Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Yes

This law addresses children, homeless populations, underserved neighborhoods, people with physical disabilities ("handicap accessible"). § 719.05B(f)(iv),(vi),(vii).

Health-related goal?
Yes

See reference to nutrition programs and healthy food choices. § 719.05B(f)(iii).

Environmental goal?
Yes

See reference to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices, energy-efficient vehicles. § 719.05B(f)(i).

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 719.02.

Addresses implementation?
Yes

The Director of the Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections issues licenses pending specified approvals, a process to announce the availability of vending sites to businesses is described. § 719.05B.

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

Refers to Chapter 101, Sec. 09 for code enforcement and penalties.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

This policy is located in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Code of Ordinances, Title Seven - Business Licensing; Article III - Sales Business; Chapter 719 - Vendors and Peddlers. History: Ord. 31-2002, § 1, eff. 11-4-02; Ord. 24-2003, eff. 8-4-03; Ord. No. 61-2015, § 1, eff. 12-18-15; Ord. No. 27-2018, § 1, eff. 8-6-18.