Food Trucks has long been hobbled by very strict city rules about where and how long they can park. They've been negotiating, and have come close to an agreement. Here are some of the proposals, per the Sac Bee's Chris Macias:
- J, K and L streets will have limited mobile food activity, in respect to the high concentrations of brick & mortar establishments.
- Mobile food activity will be more frequent in other parts of downtown/midtown with lower concentrations of restaurants.
- There will be a predetermined distance that food trucks have to keep from brick and mortar restaurants. However, if a bar/restaurant wants to have a truck in proximity, they can grant approval to the truck.
- There will be a limitation on how frequently food trucks can return to a single location.
- There will be a much longer window for business.
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