By James Figueroa | WhittierDailyNews.com
Truck Squad announced via Twitter last week that Industry gave their events a “red light.” The Orange County-based company had partnered with Best Buy to organize mini festivals, featuring six food trucks, in the electronics store’s parking lot.
Industry limits businesses to two special event permits per year, according to Associate City Planner Troy Helling. Best Buy used up its permits when the retailer started the events in January and February. Industry code enforcement officers paid a visit when Truck Squad tried to start the events again in May.
In the warehouse-oriented city, traditional food trucks have long served workers during their lunch hours. But, while they only stop for a few minutes to serve a business’ workers, the new craze actually has food trucks parking for a while.
The legal distinction is between parking and stopping.
“The city doesn’t allow food trucks to operate, park and serve the public,” Helling said.