Boy Banned from Running Hot Dog Cart- Say “What!?”
This poor kid. This 13-year-kid wanted to make some extra cash so he decided to start a hot dog cart and set it up across the street from City Hall thinking that it was a good spot. This kid from Michigan spent $2,500, with a little help from his parents, to launch his business and even went to City Hall to secure the proper permit, which he thought he did. But the kicker is, they didn’t tell him about zoning rules. A zoning official forced him to close up shop because he set up in a commercial zone.
“We’re just really irritated,” his mother, Lynette Johnson, said. “My son was almost in tears. Why do they make it where kids can’t do anything?” She believes working at his own hot dog stand would keep her son of out of trouble, as well as help him earn money.
The boy was planning to use the money he spent selling hot dogs to save for a car and college, in addition to helping his family, which has fallen on hard times.
Do you think that the city is being a little harsh on this kid and the should have told him about the zoning rules, or they are just abiding by the rules?