Food Trucks Closer to Rolling for Summer

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A city committee unanimously approved moving forward with new food trucks in the city by this summer but it wants some restrictions to protect existing restaurants.

The Community and Protective Services Committee voted 5-0 to approve the concept of food trucks in principle, but councillors proposed a limit of a dozen meal-on-wheels enterprises and to disallow operation on Richmond Row where they would be in competition with dozens of eateries. If more than twelve people apply to operate a food truck, licenses will be awarded by lottery. An operating license is $1225.

Councillors agreed on other proposed rules including staying 25m from restaurants, 100m from schools and from festivals if they don’t have an agreement with the event organizer. 

Full city council will consider a revised proposal at next Tuesday’s meeting.