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Jacksonville City Council To Consider Bill Limiting Food Truck Operations

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Ray Hollister
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WJCT News

The Jacksonville City Council will begin considering a bill next Tuesday that could limit when and where food trucks can operate.

Councilman Reggie Brown is introducing the bill, which if passed, would amend the city ordinance so that food trucks would not be allowed to operate within 50 feet of a brick-and-mortar business unless the brick-and-mortar business gives the mobile business written consent.

The bill would only apply outside the the downtown area and outside city parks.

It is already illegal to operate a food truck within 50 feet of a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Downtown Jacksonville, and mobile businesses can only set up shop in a park with a permit from the city.