On the heels of a food truck festival coming Saturday to downtown Sacramento, a public meeting is being held tonight in Elk Grove to discuss Elk Grove's current mobile vending ordinances. While current ordinances in Sacramento mandate that food trucks have to move every 30 minutes, in Elk Grove food trucks can only stay parked for 15 minutes and then must move at least 1,000 feet. Food trucks operating in Elk Grove also have a time limit of selling between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. However, food trucks can vend on private property with permission from the owner, which has led to some mobile food truck round-ups on the occasional Thursday in Elk Grove.
Tonight's 6 p.m. meeting and public workshop, which will be held at Elk Grove City Hall's Council Chambers (8400 Laguna Palms Way, Elk Grove), will invite public comment from mobile food vendors, residents, brick-and-mortar restaurant owners and other interested parties.
"Over the past couple months, the city has received an increase in inquiries about operating mobile food trucks," said Sarah Kirchgessner, senior planner with the Elk Grove Planning Department. "We're looking to possibly update current regulations and want to have public input."