KGO reports that around fifteen people lined up along 10th Street all weekend, starting at 4:30 a.m. on Friday morning, in anticipation of landing a coveted DPW food truck permit this morning. The supervisors recently ruled on making the permit process less full of red tape (ha!) and much cheaper, slashing the price from $10,000 to $3,000.
There were only a limited number of permits being given out today, and those in line will be able to renew the permits every year. Those who didn't stand in line all weekend might be out of luck for years to come, until they change the system, according to Subs on Hubs owner Jon Ranis, who spoke to KGO.
SF Citizen brings up the issue of corporate welfare in regards to this convoluted process.