By WBIR Reporter | WBIR.com
The city of Knoxville is hearing from the public on a proposed food truck ordinance.
On Wednesday afternoon, city leaders heard from the mayor’s neighborhood advisory council. Members of the council voiced concerns about zoning, health and food safety, and hours of operation related to food trucks.
The city put a pilot program in place well over a year ago to regulate the growing industry. The proposed ordinance differs from that by lowering the permit fee, reducing insurance requirements, and expanding zoning districts.
It will also allow temporary permits to out-of-town trucks for special events.
The city will use comments from a community forum, the neighborhood advisory council, and food truck operators to make a new draft.
The ordinance is expected to go before city council in February.