Gulliford Opposes New Food Truck Regulations

Mar 4, 2014

Jacksonville City Council President Bill Gulliford said he sees no reason to slap new rules on local food trucks.

Responding to a draft bill by Councilman Reggie Brown that would place local regulations on the food truck industry, Gulliford said the new rules are unnecessary.

Jacksonville City Council President Bill Gulliford
Credit City of Jacksonville

"I haven't gotten any indication that there is some significant problem that needs fixing, but I have gotten an indication that an awful lot of people that like food trucks," he said.

"I have been overwhelmed with emails more so than many other issues that you would think would be more significant but the response has been pretty strong."

Gulliford said there are more important issues for council to be considering, like pension reform, and it would be a waste of time to focus on legislation that is only stirring people up.

Councilman Brown said he doesn’t want to shut down the food trucks, he only believes there should be local regulations. He is in the process of forming committee of local stakeholders to work out the legislation.

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