Support the Happy, Happy Cart!

Support the Happy, Happy Cart!

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Jill Bigelow started this petition to City of Los Angeles

Hi Neighbor,

We are Mackenna (10 yrs old), Maxwell (8 yrs old), and Marin (4 yrs old) Morales. Our family has lived in Hollywoodland for over 15 years in one of the oldest homes on the hill. We love our neighborhood.

On one of our family outings to the park a few months ago, we saw that there are tons of thirsty people hiking and taking pictures of the Hollywood sign with no cold drinks at Lake Hollywood Park. At first, we wanted to start a lemonade stand but our mom encouraged us to think bigger so we could gain real entrepreneurial skills. So, we made a business plan, designed and ordered (with our parent’s help) an electric concession cart to serve you and the tourists who visit Lake Hollywood Park and who hike the beautiful trails in our neighborhood. We call it the Happy, Happy, Happy Cart! One “Happy” for each of us!

Before the cart arrived, our parents helped us get a Seller’s Permit, Tax Certificate and EIN. We also reached out to Parks and Rec and the Ranger’s Station to see if we needed anything else to get our business going. When we thought we had everything proper in place we launched-- July 7th! During our first 6 hours of operating we served over 200 happy people from a legal public parking space in front of Lake Hollywood Park. So many nice neighbors came up and told us how much they loved the cart while we welcomed every tourist to the park, gave directions and of course served ice cold drinks and snacks.

Then when were getting ready to pack up we saw a couple of ladies who looked angry, taking pictures of our cart. Shortly after the Police and Park Rangers came and asked our mom to step out of the cart. They gave her a ticket for operating a food truck, which it is not. The rules for concession (prepackaged food/beverages) and food trucks are very different and regulated by different City agencies. (Our parents can provide more details if you would like to know more specifics.)

Although, law enforcement could not tell us what specifically we were doing wrong, nor could the site the code we were violating they made us leave and issued our mom a ticket.

We are looking for your support to get the City or Park Ranger to issue us a special permit to operate. As, the City of Los Angeles does not currently regulate concession carts nor do they issue permits for them. All the fruit stand, beverage, hot dog, and taco stands that you see all over are City are not required to have permission to operate until January 2020.

We are asking for your support in our effort to have the Happy, Happy, Happy Cart near Lake Hollywood Park. 

Thank you for taking a minute to sign our petition! 

Take care neighbor! 

Kenna, Max & Marin

P.S. If you want to know more please email our mom at: jillbigelow@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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