Hermosa Beach: Panel to Further Study Food Trucks

By Jacqueline Howard | Patch.com

The Hermosa Beach Parks and Recreation Commission will continue the City Council’s discussion on food trucks and their place in the community, the council has decided.

Commissioners are to further study the topic in a meeting next week on April 5.

Food trucks historically have been a part of Hermosa Beach community events. For example, they served residents and visitors during the Art Walk last year and received approval to be a part of the event again in June.

Now the City Council is considering whether to amend municipal code to better accommodate food trucks year-round (see accompanying city staff report by clicking ‘view gallery’ under photo.)

“Would this be something we’d have at the Farmer’s Market? Would it over run the Farmer’s Market,” asked City Manager Steve Burrell as an example when the council discussed food trucks in a meeting Tuesday, March 22.

“What we need to do is set up our business community to develop some kind of consensus, rather than special events,” he said, adding that the City Council already has a process in place to approve food trucks for special events.

The council decided in its meeting to direct the Parks and Recreation Commission to further study food truck policy.

“Tonight is just direction for staff to move forward with the food truck effort. That’s all,” said Mayor Peter Tucker during the meeting. “We want a public hearing on this and the best place to send it is a commission. That’s why we have commissions.”