Seattle Department of Transportation spokesman Rick Sheridan emailed this moments ago: “The legislation was transmitted by the mayor’s office to the city council today.” It’s right here. As Cienna recently reported, current limits on street vending—nothing but coffee, pretzels, hot dogs, and saute of Soylent Green—will be replaced by rules that let vendors sell just about anything.
This is great news. Have you wondered why there’s nothing but hot dogs for sale on the streets of Seattle? It’s a law. Have you wandered the streets of Portland with confused jealousy? Portlanders enjoy meandering parks lined with waffle, thai, indian, and pie trucks. Alas, that’s soon all about to change. Recent legislation would open up the market to just about anything. That means the famous (or infamous) hot dog carts are soon to have a lot more competition.