LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Henderson City Council unanimously voted to pass an ordinance outlining rules for street vendors, including a mandate that vendors have to relocate every 30 minutes.

The ordinance passed during Tuesday night’s meeting, about two months after the implementation of street vendor regulations in unincorporated Clark County.

Since the approval of initial rules by Clark County commissioners in mid-April, a handful of permits have been issued in unincorporated Clark Couty, including one to Paletas Y Aguas, a popular father-son operation in Southern Highlands.

The Henderson ordinance mirrors some rules already set in unincorporated Clark County like vendors having to get proper licenses, insurance, and pay annual license fees.

The city also put limitations on where vendors can be stationed and for how long. For example, vendors cannot operate within 1,500 feet of a hotel or professional sports event facility with a seating capacity of 5,000 people. They also cannot operate within 500 feet of the Water Street District, any city park community center, recreational facility, trail, or convention center unless they have a special event permit.

Vendors also must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1974 requirements including not impeding pedestrian traffic, not operating within 25 feet of any ADA sidewalk point, and allowing a path of travel of at least three feet.

The ordinance also states that vendors cannot operate from any single location for more than 30 minutes unless they have a special event permit, made a prior arrangement with the event holder, or are operating on private property when specifically invited by the owner.

Vendors also must maintain sanitary conditions and open air vendors may only sell items authorized by a valid health district permit. Henderson vendors cannot have any signs besides a menu and cannot play amplified music or make any noise that will attract attention to the business.

Any violations may result in vendors paying $100 to $500 for each violation and for each day the violation occurs.

Council members of neighboring cities are set to vote on their ordinances with Las Vegas on August 21 and North Las Vegas on July 17.

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