City Council and the state health department have added a list of regulations that food trucks would have to follow, if passed.
Fuquay-Varina has recently proposed to ban food trucks in commercial areas after some local businesses complained that they’re hurting business. However, the town may now be easing up on that proposal after food truck advocates spoke out against it.
The county’s health system began rolling out a new restaurant placarding program this month. The signage will be going up throughout the first half of 2016 at more than 3,000 restaurants, mobile food trucks, bakeries, schools, health care facilities and some convenience stores in the county.
The food court in the K-State Student Union closed Friday to make space for changes brought about by phase two of the Union renovation.
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved the new restaurant placarding in April 2015.
The city is drafting legislation to expand food truck pilot program, which expires March 31.
Mix’D Up, an Atlanta-based food truck, participated in an Athens food truck festival last September. Brett Eanes, owner and operator, said they are aware of the recent ordinance in Athens, but believes it should be more organized and reasonably priced.
Fuquay-Varina started allowing food trucks about six months ago, but some have expressed concerns about the competition the mobile trucks bring to restaurants with a permanent address. Those complaints resulted in the suggested ban.
The council also will likely vote on legislation that would waive residential parking fees in special residential parking districts for public housing and Section 8 housing residents. With five sponsors, the legislation will likely pass.
At a legislative meeting last November, city councilors bemoaned the results of the food truck pilot program, which saw just seven trucks operate in the city last year and was set to expire at the end of 2015.