In the spring of 2017, Ordinance 2017-02 was enacted, which created licensing standards for use of certain rights-of-ways for selling food and beverages. Section 5 of Ordinance 2017-02 imposed an automatic repeal clause (sunset date) of December 31, 2018, which was extended to December 31, 2021, by Ordinance 2018-46. The licensing standards created by Ordinance 2017-02 have been used by food and beverage vendors without issue in the last four years.
Due to uncertainty on the success and public support on the use of rights-of-ways under this ordinance, it was a policy choice of the Assembly to adopt the sunset date. The Manager is unaware of adverse effects or substantive negative public comments and recommends that the sunset date be extended or eliminated as proposed in this ordinance.