8/12 Ogden, UT – Mobile food trucks are now allowed in commercial areas, such as the Central Business District between 20th to 27th streets in Adams Ave and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. They are restricted though in the 25th St. district and cannot park within 200 feet of an existing restaurant, food cart, and church. Operation time is from 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. only and access to a bathroom facility is needed when vending on private property.
8/23 Bridgeport, TX – Amendment have been approved and now allow mobile food operators to stay in a location for more than three hours, provided there are trash receptacles and restrooms within 300 feet of the truck. This requirement does not apply to vendors who sell prepackaged food, such as ice cream.
9/19 Houston, TX – In an administrative change made by Mayor Annise Parker, food trucks in the Central Business District and the Texas Medical Center no longer need to have a fire marshall on hand, provided they use propane tanks only containing up to 60 lbs of fuel. Food trucks are also now able to use public chairs, benches, and patios as seating for customers.
10/13 Mt. Pleasant, MI – The ordinance, which allow food trucks to park in the downtown area and Main Street south of High Street during the hours of 8 p.m. and 3 a.m., provided the trucks are at least 150 feet from any open food-serving establishment, has been enacted permanently.
10/15 San Diego, CA – In order to clarify certain provisions, the mobile food truck permitting rules have been finally amended. It is now clear that food trucks are banned in Little Italy, the Gaslamp Quarter and areas within a few blocks of city beaches. Operating on private property is now allowed, except in the areas mentioned and neighborhoods dominated by single-family homes which include the neighboring areas of San Diego State University, University of San Diego, and University of California San Diego. Read our story on the previous amendments here.
10/28 Monroe, LA – Food trucks are now permitted in the following areas; River Market East to Civic Center from Interstate 20 at River to Louisville Avenue, DeSiard Street from River East to 18th Street, Washington Street from Walnut east to 18th street, 18th Street from Forsythe south to DeSiard, Louisville from the River to DeSiard north to Monroe City Limits, Tower Armand from 18th Street to Highway 165, the Air Industrial Park area, ULM property including “The Grove” with permission of ULM, Forsythe Park, Forsythe Landing along the river; Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo, Masur Museum and the Cooley House, and private land for commercial use, parties and events and construction sites in permitted areas. Minimal restrictions are imposed on operating within 300 feet of schools, school events, and not for profit events, unless prior permit was given.
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