PV’s missing park food vendors

A beautiful long weekend in the Parksville park without any food vendors.

A beautiful long weekend in the Parksville park without any food vendors.

Why must city hall make it so difficult for food vendors to sell food in the park? After seeing the city’s requirements through the request for proposals, I’m told that only two bids were received.

Could it be because it was not properly advertised or could it be the nine pages of regulations, from hours of operation and no reserved parking for the vendor to healthy-choice menus and the opening of the vendor’s books to the city at the end of the season?

It’s obvious that the city staff have never had to go out and create a job or make a payroll. Why make it so complicated?

In Qualicum Beach and Nanaimo you need a license, health permit, insurance, pictures of your mobile unit and proper zoning of the site you wish to occupy. Seems simple enough, but not in Parksville.

Robert LaframboiseParksville