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California's Vending Trade Continues Work Toward Fair Micromarket Permits

Posted On: 9/13/2016

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TAGS: vending, California Automatic Vendors Council, California, micro market permits, Chip English, Continental Vending, Orange County Dept. of Environmental Health, Shawn Nelson

PASADENA, CA -- Members of the California Automatic Vendors Council have been working with the Riverside and Orange County health departments to streamline the plan check and permit process for micromarkets.

In its discussions with the Riverside Department of Environmental Health, CAVC is using the Los Angeles County requirements as a model for seeking to pay for a one-time plan check on micromarkets, and lower the permit and inspection fees, according to CAVC treasurer Chip English of Continental Vending (Anaheim). | SEE STORY

Approaching the micromarket plan check and permit process from another angle after months of unsuccessful dialogue with Orange County Dept. of Environmental Health, English told Vending Times CAVC is now working with the office of Shawn Nelson, Orange County Supervisor for the Fourth District. Nelson's authority covers OCDEH.

"Supervisor Nelson's office agrees the plan check and permitting requirements are too stringent for a micromarket," English reported. "Our hope is to remove the requirement for a mop sink and cut in half the total amount to check and permit a market."

California Automatic Vendors Council, California, micro market permits
MAKING PROGRESS: Working toward easing stringent micromarket rules in Orange County in meeting with Natalie Wieckert, executive aide to Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson, are (l.-r.) Paul Tullio of Gourmet Coffee Service (Van Nuys); CAVC treasurer Chip English; and Larry Atnip of Atnip Co.

California Automatic Vendors Council, California, micro market permits
EXAMPLE TO FOLLOW: CAVC treasurer Chip English (l.) and Zachary Oliver (r.), Dependable Vending (Upland), use Los Angeles County micromarket regulations as model for establishing guidelines in Riverside County during recent meeting with Debra Johnson and Jeff Lojeski of the Riverside Department of Environmental Health.