First Coast Connect
3:19 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

City Council To Vote On Food Truck Ordinance

In a closely watched issue for local food truck owners and fans, drafted legislation for Jacksonville’s food truck ordinance will go before City Council committees this week.

Food trucks at the 2013 Fall Food Festival in the downtown Jacksonville.
Food trucks at the 2013 Fall Food Festival in the downtown Jacksonville.
Credit Jax Truckies / Facebook

Councilman Reggie Brown proposed new rules for food trucks back in February, including regulations for business hours and where they can operate. 

Critics of these rules said they would essentially legislate food trucks out of existence.

How can the City Council and food truck owners balance concerns about health and safety, while at the same time making sure they're not suffocating a growing business and popular cultural trend here in Northeast Florida?

Chef Chriss Brown, owner of Beaver Street Commissary, where many of the food trucks park, joined First Coast Connect guest host Karen Feagins to discuss the legislation.

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