The Port of San Diego has updated its ordinance that regulates performing and vending activities on the San Diego Bay waterfront. These activities include sales of merchandise and services by for-profit, non-profits, and individuals on lands managed by the Port District.
The updated ordinance, Section 8.05, now clearly defines a list of what items may be vended as expressive activity, creates designated areas and allotted spaces for activities allowed by the ordinance, and regulates the use of those allotted spaces.
The updated ordinance:
• Consolidates portions of three Port ordinances into a single ordinance - Unified Port District Code, Section 8.05 - to regulate public entertainment, commercial, and expressive activities in the Port's jurisdiction, referred to as the Port Tidelands.
• Specifies allowable vending and performer activity, defines various terms relating to vendor and performer activities, and regulates the time, place and manner of these activities.
The changes were approved the Board of Port Commissioners on Tuesday, August 14, at their monthly meeting. The new ordinance goes into effect on September 14, 2012.
"One of the key goals of the update is to support an active, vibrant and safe waterfront in a fair and equitable manner," said Chairman of the Board of Port Commissioners Lou Smith. "The former ordinances were written more than twenty years ago and needed to be updated to reflect the evolution of the waterfront, particularly in downtown San Diego."
Source: Port of San Diego