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Marco Polo Permits Launches New Website Focused on Permitting, Licensing

By July 28, 2020No Comments

Marco Polo Permits has launched a new website to provide clients with actionable information about permitting and licensing issues in the hospitality industry in the San Diego County market.

The new website,, highlights specific issues affecting the restaurant, bar, brewery, food truck and nightclub industries. Marco Polo Permits is a local, state and federal government permitting, licensing and land use consulting business with extensive experience in Little Italy, the Gaslamp, Pacific Beach, North Park, Hillcrest and many other neighborhoods in San Diego County.

“Restaurant and bar owners call me frequently with questions about the changing rules for licenses and permits, and they count on my expertise to guide them through our evolving business regulations,” said Marco Polo Cortes, owner of Marco Polo Permits. “Our new website features important information about how business owners in the hospitality industry have successfully met these challenges.”

With over 20 years of experience advocating for businesses small and large, Cortes has supported efficiencies and common sense policies that help reduce the often duplicative and burdensome permit and licensing challenges of business owners. Cortes has been a key part of several successful initiatives including updating the City of San Diego’s brewery ordinance, sidewalk cafe regulations, and food truck ordinance. These initiatives were later adopted by several other cities in the region. The new website includes Case Studies on each of these issues, which provide valuable history and information on how the current processes have evolved.

Marco Polo Cortes is a sought-after consultant to hospitality businesses. He has held numerous business, civic and community positions, most notably as President of the San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Chula Vista Planning Commission and board-member of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and board-member of the San Diego City / County Reinvestment Task Force.

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