These regulations represent some of the worst food truck laws in the county and, if passed, would transform the District overnight from a leader in mobile vending to one of the worst food-truck cities in the nation
We don’t see these proposed regulations as among the more onerous of the cities that we’ve surveyed. We see these regulations as more flexible
Food trucks will now be able to serve customers on local streets for up to two hours. They will not, however, be able to stay longer than the time allocated by the meter zone they’re parked in.
Food trucks are extremely popular in many parts of the city, even if traditional restaurateurs don't like them. They sell everything from artisanal ice cream to kimchee tacos and from Salvadoran pupusas to Chinese chive dumplings.
The Daily News has a dispatch from the meeting, where the Council discussed a bill introduced by Councilman Dan Garodnick earlier this month that would create specific parking spaces for food trucks, barring them from setting up anywhere else.
Food trucks patrolling Main Street in the Ocean Park neighborhood will have to be mindful of their time, as the Santa Monica City Council approved at its last Tuesday night meeting an expanded prohibition of late night street vending during certain holidays.
Mobile food trucks will soon have more vending options
Because with the warmer weather comes the repopulation of the city's parks and outdoor spaces, including the High Line, which begins its food vending on Friday, April 19th. And it's going to be much more than salad!
The proposed stationary truck/bus venture may be in anticipation of a change in the vending regulations, or it may be a sign of a maturing industry that is adjusting its business model to mitigate the mobility ‘downside