An amendment allowing for a 90-day pilot program for food trucks downtown passed its second vote at Tuesday evening’s City Council meeting.
Proposed restrictions for food vendors could limit taco truck businesses in Des Moines.
The Des Moines City Council wants all food trucks to operate under the same regulations.
The Cedar Rapids City Council approved the first reading of a mobile food vendor ordinance with a unanimous vote late Tuesday afternoon. Under the new ordinance, food vendors would need licenses and could not operate trucks between 2:30 and 6:30 in the mornings.
The expansion will allow the trucks to operate at six parks within the city. Those include, Greenwood Park, Ashworth Park, Union Park, Grandview Park, Ewing Park, and MacRae Park.
Food trucks have become a popular place to grab a bite in Des Moines. Now, one non-profit has plans for a food truck with a special mission.
By Timothy Meinch | Des Moines Register Food trucks are here to stay and are expected to trickle into parks and neighborhoods beyond downtown, according to Des Moines...
A new proposal from city staff recommends welcoming food trucks in designated parks and neighborhoods on a case-by-case basis, as requested by neighborhood associations or the Legion of Food, a local food truck association.
City council gave the final approval for a food truck pilot program on Monday.
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