City Council to Consider Food Truck Restrictions - NBC 7 San Diego

City Council to Consider Food Truck Restrictions



    In the controversy over food truck regulations, the San Diego City Council will take a look at how and when food trucks operate. The owners of these businesses obviously aren't happy about the possibility of more restrictions. NBC 7's Matt Rascon reports. (Published Monday, Feb. 10, 2014)

    You could be seeing fewer food trucks around San Diego if city council passes new regulations.

    On Wednesday, council’s Smart Growth and Land Use Committee will consider the restrictions.

    These could include limiting service hours, requiring permits and even banning food truck from some areas.

    Food truck owners aren’t happy about the possibility of new restrictions, including Alex Gould. Gould and his wife own the food truck Stuffed.

    “We are also a business, just as much as any restaurant, brick and mortar restaurant in the city,” Gould said.

    Gould plans to voice his opinion at Wednesday’s meeting. He says he hopes a compromise can we reached. If not, he and his wife could be forced to move to a different city.

    “I think it's reasonable that we should not be allowed to park in front of a restaurant, but maybe 100 feet away instead of 500 feet away,” he said.

    Megan Nares, a waitress as Zia’s Bistro, worries food trucks could take away some of the charm of Little Italy.

    “It won't feel like that if you have all these food trucks here all the time,” Nares said.

    “Down here, there's enough restaurants to go around to where we don't need food trucks,” she added.

    Wednesday’s meeting starts at 2 p.m. and is open to the public.

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