Earlier this year, in the Castro, local business owners that had brick and mortar locations, were outraged by the large number of mobile food vendors in the area. The business owners in the Mission and the Castro cited that mobile food vendors don’t pay the same amount of taxes or have to abide by minimum wage hiring laws.
Across the city, the issue is not that different. Throughout the Mission, you can find mobile food vendors everywhere. However, when you read recent legislation by the Board of Supervisors, you need a dictionary to translate exactly what happened to whom and to what.
To paraphrase, the city has decided to lump together pushcart peddlers and mobile caterers into a consolidated category known as Mobile Food Facility. By doing this, they have placed everyone who sells food from a truck into a category where they can be fined and are subject to laws.
If physically permanent restaurants and cafes in the Mission District and the Castro were looking for justice, it looks like the Board of Supervisors delivered it. You can consult the original document here.