I just want to use the sidewalk to walk, let’s not make every little space a commerce zone. Make the business permit cost a hefty one
Pretzel carts, hot-dog stands and jewelry vendors are coming to a sidewalk near you. Monterey is adopting rules to regulate these tiny businesses following the signing of a state law prohibiting cities from banning the practice.
Three areas in Monterey Cole is recommending to the council to ban or heavily restrict vendors are at Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Recreation Trail and Fairgrounds Road.
Cannery Row is singled out because of its abnormally high volume of pedestrians and the subsequent safety issues that would present, Cole said. The restriction would prohibit sidewalk vendors between the hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends and holidays. The restriction would be on sidewalks between David and Hoffman avenues.