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File #: 19-0003    Version: 1
Type: Consent - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 1/2/2019 Final action:
Title: Second Reading of Ordinance No. 18-0025 Amending the Manhattan Beach Municipal Code to Regulate Sidewalk Vendors; Fee Resolution (Finance Director Charelian). a) ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 18-0025 b) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 19-0009
Attachments: 1. Ordinance No. 18-0025, 2. Resolution No. 19-0009
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Quinn M. Barrow, City Attorney
Steve S. Charelian, Finance Director

SUBJECT: Title
Second Reading of Ordinance No. 18-0025 Amending the Manhattan Beach Municipal Code to Regulate Sidewalk Vendors; Fee Resolution (Finance Director Charelian).
a) ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 18-0025
b) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 19-0009
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council adopt: (1) Ordinance No. 18-0025, amending the Manhattan Beach Municipal Code (MBMC) to regulate sidewalk vendors; and (2) Resolution 19-0009 establishing application and related fees.
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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
The adoption of this ordinance has no fiscal impact. There will be costs in staff resources for the processing of applications for vending permits, however these will be offset with application and processing fees.

BACKGROUND: Senate Bill ("SB") 946, a new bill which impacts the way local jurisdictions, including the City, regulates sidewalk vendors. SB 946, informally known as the "Safe Sidewalk Vending Act," will go into effect on January 1, 2019. If the City does not adopt the proposed ordinance, state law will govern sidewalk vending.

Under existing law, cities and counties enjoy broad authority to regulate businesses within their jurisdictions. SB 946 adds a new chapter to the California Government Code to substantially narrow that discretion with respect to sidewalk vendors by setting parameters for local regulations and prohibiting the imposition of criminal penalties. As described in the Legislature's findings, the bill's purpose is to promote entrepreneurship, to support immigrant and low-income communities, and to remove barriers those entrepreneurs face to accessing the formal economy.

On December 18, 2018, after receiving public input that was incorporated into the Ordinance before first reading, th...

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