FresYes Fest attendees gather in Downtown Fresno this past Saturday. Photo by Edward Smith
Written by The Business Journal Staff
In response to notable outcry from mobile food vendors participating in FresYes Fest 2018, Mayor Lee Brand stated in a press release Wednesday that the city will be eliminating its requirement to post a $500 bond, submit fingerprints to the state Department of Justice and have a background check completed.
The mayor’s office also announced that any vendor who posted the $500 bond for FresYes Fest, or at any other time, will be refunded their money.
“After discussions this week with event organizers and staff, I have decided to eliminate both those requirements from our mobile vendor permit application,” Brand said in the press release. “Staff will start working on the amendment immediately and will present it to City Council for approval on April 19, 2018.”
“My administration is committed to do everything we can to make Fresno the most business friendly city in the state.”