New law could negatively impact businesses
On Thursday, City Council will review a new food truck law. The proposed law would allow trucks to cook on board their vehicles and operate 24 hours a day. That’s the good news. The bad news for food truck businesses is that the new law will limit their activities. Currently food trucks are not allowed to park within 200 feet of city restaurants. Fines for parking too close to restaurants or staying at one location for more than two hours will result in fines of up to $2000. The new law would require food trucks to install and maintain (at their own expense) a GPS system so the city can monitor their activities.
Food trucks go through permitting and licensing and pay fees much like brick and mortar restaurants. Currently, food preparation must be done at certified commercial kitchens, following strict guidelines. All food truck vendors are required to have a water source in their vehicles.
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