§ 154-15.14  Transient Food Vending.
   (A)   Site restrictions.
      (1)   A transient food vendor on private property shall be subject to the following site restrictions:
         (a)   Transient food vendors shall operate only upon paved surfaces, not within any required retention areas, and shall not block drive aisles or required parking spaces (§ 154-16).
         (b)   Tables and chairs cannot be used at the mobile vending site.
         (c)   The use of signs on the food vending unit and any associated vehicles may not break/extend beyond the silhouette of the vehicle. All transient food vendors are subject to the City of Yuma Sign Regulations (§ 154-17). A mobile menu board located no further than five feet from the food vending unit is allowed, but may not be placed upon or block any public sidewalk.
         (d)   Food vending units shall not be located within:
            1.   20 feet of any street right-of-way;
            2.   Any visibility triangle;
            3.   300 feet of the beginning of a freeway entrance ramp and the ending of a freeway exit ramp;
            4.   125 feet of a residentially zoned property or residential use;
            5.   150 feet of a customer entrance of a business that has a primary use classified as restaurant; or
            6.   300 feet of any school property.
         (e)   Transient food vendors shall obtain and maintain written permission from the property owner(s) to use the property on which the food vending unit is located. A copy of the written permission shall be provided to the City of Yuma on an annual basis in order to renew the business license, and shall be kept visible to the public, along with the current business license, in the food vending unit.
         (f)   Transient food vendors shall obtain and maintain a mobile food unit permit from the Yuma County Health Department. A copy of this permit shall be provided to the City of Yuma on an annual basis in order to renew the business license. Upon revocation of the Yuma County Health Department permit, the City of Yuma business license will be suspended, whether temporarily or permanently.
         (g)   Only one transient food vendor is allowed to operate one food vending unit at a mobile vending site. A conditional use permit, heard and decided by the Hearing Officer, is required for more than one transient food vendor to locate at a mobile vending site.
         (h)   Exemptions. These provisions do not apply to itinerant vendors of non-food related items or seasonal itinerant vendors, as defined in § 154-01.07.
   (B)   Operational restrictions.
      (1)   Transient food vending on private property shall be subject to the following operational restrictions:
         (a)   Transient food vendors shall not operate between the hours of midnight and 5:00 a.m.
         (b)   All food vending units shall be removed from the mobile vending site during the hours of non-operation. Any accessory structure(s) used and/or associated with the food vending operation shall also be removed from the mobile vending site during hours of non-operation. This means that all food vending units and their structures shall be removed from the mobile vending site no later than midnight.
         (c)   The site upon which a food vending unit is operating shall at all times be kept clean and free from litter, garbage, rubble and debris. The transient food vendor is required to provide their own trash can and to dispose of their own trash at appropriate places. This means that the food vendor(s) have the responsibility of maintaining a clean site, even if their customer(s) are not making the mess.
         (d)   Transient food vendors shall not use bells, chimes, microphones, generators louder than 70 decibels at 10 feet, loudspeakers, amplified music, strobe lights, spot lights or any other audible or visual disturbance as a part of its mobile vending operation.
(Ord. 2014-20, passed 8-27-2014)