City of Reno, Food Truck Vendors Compromise on Some Proposed Mobile Food Regulations
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After meeting with members of the mobile food truck industry in Reno, city officials decided to compromise on three of the proposed rules that vendors say would hurt their businesses, according to Alex Woodley, the Code Enforcement Manager with the city of Reno.
Compromise Number 1:
Food trucks now must be at least a hundred feet from the front door of a restaurant.
The earlier proposal required trucks to be at least 300 feet from restaurants.
Compromise Number 2:
Vendors can remain open past 11 pm if they are in a 24 hour zone. The proposed ordinance shut down food trucks at 10 pm.
Compromise Number 3:Vendors have to move their food trucks every three hours. The original rules proposed vendors must move their trucks every two hours.
Edward Vento, who represents some mobile food vendors, says many vendors are happy with the compromises, but are still concerned they will be moving locations too often to make a profit.
"The price of gas and paying fees to keep trucks in the parking lots of other businesses, it makes it difficult to run a profitable business," Vento said.
Food vendors are planning to ask the Reno City Council to allow trucks to stay in one place for five hours before moving.
The city council will vote on the ordinance for the first time Wednesday.