May 12, 2011
Mobile food truck petition presented to City Council

A petition signed by more than 3,700 fans of food trucks was presented at Thursday night's City Council meeting. The petition was circulated at April 30's Sacramento Mobile Food Festival, which drew nearly 10,000 to midtown's Fremont Park.

The petition asks for City Council to reconsider current ordinances which prevent food trucks from parking for more than 30 minutes in most parts of Sacramento, among other restrictions. The petition was presented by festival organizer Paul Somerhausen.

Local mobile food vendors met privately this week to discuss city ordinances, while a group of prominent Sacramento restaurateurs will hold a meeting next week regarding mobile food vending. A roundtable discussion is planned for June between city officials, mobile food vendors and restaurateurs.

Councilmember Rob Fong instructed city staff to study current food truck ordinances at the City Council meeting May 3. Somerhausen expects City Council to vote on food truck ordinances within the next two to four months.

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