Proposed Ordinance Feedback

Proposed Ordinance Feedback

 

The City of Houston is proposing the following ordinance(s) below. We invite you to comment on the ordinance(s) by clicking the link(s) to read the proposed language and submit your comments online.

 

  • Chapter 46 Vehicles for Hire Proposed Amendments
    • The Administrative & Regulatory Affairs (ARA) department presented the proposed changes to Chapter 46 of the Code of Ordinances relating to vehicles for hire to a Joint Special Called Public Safety and TTI committee April 22, 2014. General and housekeeping changes applying to all vehicles for hire were addressed as well as changes to address new entrants into the Houston vehicle for hire industry. At this time, there is no set date to bring this item to City Council for consideration. We welcome your input regarding the proposed amendments to Chapter 46.
  • Mobile Food Units (MFU)
    • At this time, there is no date set for City Council consideration of these changes.  There are four key changes.  One change affects Downtown Houston. The other changes are citywide. The downtown change would allow MFUs to use up to a 40lb propane tank for their food service. There are three changes that would apply citywide:
      • Allow MFUs to be within 60 feet of one another (if there are more than 4 MFUs next to each other, a standby fire marshal must be present)
      • Allow MFUs to be within 100 feet of existing outdoor tables and chairs
      • Allow MFUs to place up to 3 tables and 6 chairs in front of their units when in service