§ 7-38-117

Mobile food vehicle stands program

a.

A mobile food vehicle stands program (“program”) is hereby created as provided in this section.

b.

The following definitions shall apply for purposes of this section:

1.

Commissioner” means the city’s commissioner of transportation.

2.

Block” means both sides of the part of a street that lies between two intersecting streets, as the term “street” is defined in section 9-4-010 of this Code.

3.

“Stand” means a mobile food vehicle stand established by the commissioner pursuant to this section.

c.

The commissioner is authorized, subject to the approval of the city council, to establish stands where mobile food vehicles may be operated at all times or during certain specified periods, if, after consulting with the alderman of the ward in which a proposed stand will be located and the department of police, the commissioner determines that establishing such a stand: (1) will not create undue safety hazards in the use of the street by vehicular or pedestrian traffic; (2) will not impede the safe and efficient flow of traffic upon the street on which the mobile food vehicle stand is proposed; and (3) will provide benefit and convenience to the public. After engaging in the above consultations and posting appropriate signs, the commissioner may amend the time of operation of mobile food vehicles at a mobile food stand. A minimum of 5 such stands shall be established in each community area, as such areas are designated in section 1-14-010 of this Code, that has 300 or more retail food establishments.

d.

The commissioner shall designate mobile food vehicle stands by appropriate signs or curb markings or both.  It shall be unlawful to stand or park a vehicle, other than mobile food vehicles, in violation of signs posted, in any mobile food vehicle stands that the commissioner has designated by appropriate signs or markings; provided, however, that this provision shall not apply to a vehicle engaged in the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers when such standing does not interfere with a mobile food vehicle waiting to enter or about to enter into such a stand.

e.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, in a block where a mobile food stand is established pursuant to this section, no person shall operate a mobile food vehicle from any other place on the public way in such block face except from the designated mobile food stand

f.

Operators of mobile food vehicles that operate from a mobile food stand shall be subject to the provisions of this section and all applicable requirements of this chapter, including section 7-38-115(b)(i) except for the requirement in section 7-38-115(f).

g.

The commissioner and the commissioner of business affairs and consumer protection shall have power to adopt rules as may be necessary or useful for the proper administration and enforcement of this program, including rules pertaining to the operation of mobile food vehicles from a designated mobile food stand.

h.

The commissioner and the commissioner of business affairs and consumer protection shall evaluate the effectiveness of the program and may recommend changes as may be adopted by ordinance.

i.

The commissioner of transportation is authorized to establish a mobile food vehicle stand within the side of the block where each of the following addresses is located:

1.

3627 North Southport Avenue;

2.

3420 North Lincoln Avenue;

3.

3241 North Lincoln Avenue;

4.

817 West Belmont Avenue;

5.

1005 West Wrightwood Avenue;

6.

1030 West Fullerton Avenue;

7.

2342 North Stockton Drive;

8.

1262 North Milwaukee Avenue;

9.

1218 North Milwaukee Avenue;

10.

2135 West Division Street;

11.

1155 North Oakley Boulevard:

12.

1615 West Chicago Avenue;

13.

149 North Ashland Avenue:

14.

831 North Wells Street;

15.

930 North LaSalle Drive;

16.

219 West Chicago Avenue;

17.

450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive;

18.

729-829 North Larrabee Street;

19.

30 East Lake Street;

20.

126 South Clark Street;

21.

437 South Columbus Drive;

22.

902 West Adams Street;

23.

436 West Taylor Street;

24.

1400 West Adams Street;

25.

1851 West Jackson Boulevard;

26.

150 West Van Buren Street;

27.

65 East Harrison Street;

28.

2500 North Cannon Drive;

29.

3628 North Broadway;

30.

1760 North Sheffield Avenue;

31.

200 South LaSalle Street;

32.

151 North Franklin Street;

33.

185 North Upper Columbus Drive;

34.

105 East Monroe Street; and

35.

300 South Wabash Avenue.

(Added Coun. J. 7-25-12, p. 31326, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 11-19-14, p. 98037, § 10)

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