Regulation on health compliance is done at the state level, but it is up to the City to decide when and where the food trucks can operate. Countless food truck owners attended the meetings because they were shocked at Brown’s first proposal.
It's not so much a compromise, it's a matter of survival," he said.
Matthew Davis, owner of Lil' Cheezers, says he met with the Metro Council on Friday.
"I don't want to be the only city without food trucks. So I want the restaurants to work with these guys to come up with a compromise."
“It’s a lot harder for them to get permits here,” Karla said. “A lot of good food trucks stay in Durham and don’t ever come here.
Supervisor Scott Wiener is going to "explore" a compromise between Rec & Park and park-goers that moves the new vendors out of the park to Dolores St., between 19th and 20th (a compromise that the previous supervisor and mayoral candidate Bevan Dufty declined to pursue).
Illinois Restaurant Association President Sheila O’Grady even went so far as to suggest a possible compromise: confining rolling restaurants to “food deserts” and neighborhoods with a shortage of brick-and-mortar restaurants.