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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:36 PM
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Temporary street flower sale ban OK'd (for Valentine's Day)
Temporary street flower sale ban OK'd


The Santa Maria City Council took a temporary step toward banning street-corner flower vendors for Valentine's Day on Tuesday night.

A unanimous council voted to approve an interim urgency ordinance - effective immediately for 45 days - creating a temporary moratorium on outdoor flower sales except for established businesses selling flowers.

Under the city code, sidewalk flower sales are allowed with a temporary-use permit from the Community Development Department. Vendors must also have a business license.

However, many unpermitted and unlicensed vendors have set up shop on street corners and lots throughout the city for holidays such as Valentine's Day and Mother's Day - resulting in lost sales for the city's established brick and mortar flower shops and lost sales tax revenues for the city.

Outdoor sales and display of flowers at farmer's markets will continue as normal.

http://www.santamariatimes.com/articles/2009/01/21/news...
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Mugu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:41 PM
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1. Government teaming up with business for their mutual benefit. There's a name for that.
I just can't think of it. :eyes:
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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:46 PM
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2. Does Eliza Doolittle Know About This (eom)
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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:07 PM
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3. no lemonade stands n/t
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