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Public Hearings     |     City Council Agendas & Summaries


April 16, 2002 Public Hearing:

  1. PROPOSED FEES FOR CITY OF BERKELEY SIDEWALK VENDING OF FOOD AND FOOD PRODUCTS

Recommendation:  The City of Berkeley Finance Department is proposing to establish a fee structure and fee policy, for Sidewalk Vending of Food and Food Products as follows:

  1. Application Processing Application for food vending license

  2. License Renewal Processing Request for license renewals  

  3. Food Vending License Annual license fee

  4. Transfer Application Processing Request to transfer a food vending business

  5. Site Allocation Use of sidewalks and public right-of-way

  6. Employee Identification Card Issued to employees of a food vending business 

  7.  Identification Card Replacement Replacement of an owner or employee ID card

These fees are in addition to those specified by other Chapters of the Berkeley Municipal Code and any regulations associated with food vending, including but not limited to Health and Safety, and Business License requirements.

 

The proposed fee structure is as follows:

  1. Application Processing License application.  $150.00
    One-time cost for processing original applications submitted for review and consideration of eligibility and approval for food vending licenses, based on available sites.

     

  2. License Renewal Processing Annual requests for renewal.  $10.00
    Annual cost for processing requests for renewals of current food vending licenses (licenses may be renewed up to four times, in addition to the initial licensing year).

     

  3. Food Vending License Annual license fee.  $240.00
    Annual cost for administration and enforcement of Chapter 9.49 of the BMC, Sidewalk Vending of Food and Food Products, and all regulations associated with this ordinance, including quarterly inspections, response to complaints or other conditions, if any, and annual identification card issued to the owner of the food vending business.

     

  4. Transfer Application Processing Request to transfer a food vending business.    $25.00
    Cost for processing an application for transfer of a food vending business; this is separate from and in addition to determining transferee eligibility and issuing a license or site allocation.
     

  5. Site Allocation Use of sidewalks and public right-of-ways.
    Category A sites (Bancroft @ Telegraph Avenue)  $1,750.00
    Category B sites (Bancroft @ College Avenue)  $1,400.00
    Payment for the use of sidewalks and public right-of-ways to conduct food vending businesses; site allocation is an annual fee billed and payable on a quarterly basis.

     

  6. Employee Identification Card.  $10.00

    An ID card is required annually for each employee of a food vending business.

     

  7. Identification Card Replacement.  $10.00
    Replacement of an already issued current owner or employee ID card.

For further information, contact ARobin Orden, Finance Department, 981-7323

 

Anyone wishing to speak at the public hearing may receive a speaker card from the City Clerk at the start of the Council meeting up until the closure of the public hearing.

 

Written comments should be mailed or delivered directly to the City Clerk, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704, in order to ensure delivery to all Councilmembers and inclusion in the agenda packet.  Comments received not later than Monday, April 8th, will be included in Council agenda packets.  Comments received thereafter will be submitted to Council as supplemental communications at the meeting.  For further information, call Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900.  FAX: (510) 981-6901.  TDD: (510) 981-6903.

 

The data for calculating the fees is based upon the cost of providing these services, and a detailed report is available for review in the City Clerk Department, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley.


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City Clerk Department
2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, California  94704
Telephone (510) 981-6900; TDD (510) 981-6903; Fax (510) 981-6901
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
E-mail:
clerk@ci.berkeley.ca.us
Graphic: New Information Note: Some City buildings and services will be closed to the public on holidays and reduced services days. Access the City's Holiday and Reduced Service Days Schedule.