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If operating a food truck in a City park or facility with an approved permit issued from the Community Services Department, only a business certificate is required along with insurance that meets the City’s standards. Adherence with the County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health is also required.
The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health administers a mobile food facility inspection program with a grading system. For more information about this program visit their website at http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/deh/food/mobilefood.html Environmental Health - Mobile Food Program Environmental Health - Mobile Food Program
Complete Application: Applications for solicitor’s license and/or ID cards can be downloaded from the Customer Services Regulatory Licenses webpage.
Day of Appointment: Applications must be submitted in person to the Customer Services office located in City Hall, 13325 Civic Center Drive. Each applicant will be fingerprinted during the appointment. Applicants must bring to the appointment:• Valid California Driver’s License• Proof of insurance for vehicle• current Health Permit issued by the County of San Diego
Event organizers must obtain a Temporary Use Permit (TUP). For information about TUPs please contact Development Services at (858) 668-4656.
On-street parking is prohibited in the business park.
There is no on-street parking in the business park. Parking spots cannot be reserved or blocked to hold a spot for a food truck.
The City’s Community Services Department invites food truck to participate in special events. Food truck operators participating in events are required to have a business certificate and insurance that meets the City’s standards.
A food truck has been contracted for catering services by a private rental client with an approved facility rental. Vending is restricted to the permitted rental group. For detailed information about catering in a City park, please contact the Community Services Department at (858) 668-4595.
Food truck operators are required to have a business certificate and insurance that meets the City’s standards. Park staff will provide additional direction on where to park.
For more information or to apply to become a market vendor please contact the market manager by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In January the City began charging a $0.75 per unit Drought Recovery Surcharge. All water customers will see this surcharge on their bills.
While the City is committed to maintaining parks, we also have a commitment to reducing water consumption in our facilities. Since June 2015, the City has reduced water use at parks and facilities by 45% and in landscape maintenance districts by 67%.
• The San Diego County Water Authority, who we buy our water from, has invested heavily to increase the region’s water supply. These investments include raising the San Vicente Dam, building the Carlsbad Desalination Plant, and lining the All American and Coachella canals. While these efforts have greatly increased the region’s water supply, it has also increased the cost of water.
• In addition, the Water Authority’s rates include price increases from the Metropolitan Water District, where the Water Authority receives half of its water.
• Declining water sales caused by the drought no longer generate sufficient revenue to cover the costs of maintaining pipes and operating the treatment plant. In order to maintain safe and reliable water service, rates had to be increased to cover these costs.
• Several years ago, the City lowered its sewer rates and began using sewer reserve funds to pay for the systems operating costs. As planned, the City is incrementally increasing sewer rates to get back to full cost recovery.
Waste and recycling collection services for commercial businesses are unaffected by the holiday and will be provided on the regularly scheduled service day.
To minimize evaporation and maximize saturation, experts suggest watering at 4 a.m.
Desalinated water is very expensive to produce. Water conservation is the first strategy because it is far more cost effective.
To conserve water, the City has taken these actions:
• The City has installed irrigation system upgrades and “smart” weather-based irrigation controllers.• The City has installed an electronic weather station at Public Works to coordinate twenty-seven “smart” irrigation controllers currently in use.• New landscaped areas have been equipped with “smart controller” evapotranspiration-based irrigation systems. • Staff regularly reviews the feasibility of retrofitting existing irrigation systems with “smart” irrigation technology.• Staff proactively turns off irrigation prior to rain events and keeps irrigation off until absolutely necessary. • Staff is evaluating where water can be turned off during drought conditions. The public may notice brown, stressed turf and plants at public facilities during this process. • Some landscaping has been replaced with mulch and California-friendly plants. • Staff is evaluating and monitoring water use at all parks to determine additional conservation strategies. • City-maintained landscaping is being prioritized to reduce and eliminate irrigation needs by using native plants and fine-tuning irrigation systems. YourGOV App
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The City, as a practice, will continue to improve its facilities and irrigation systems to reduce water usage.
Although the recent rains throughout California have helped alleviate the intensity of the drought, a portion of the State remains under drought conditions. The state is expected to review its mandatory conservation measures in late spring.