Tue September 24, 2013
New Food Truck Plan Proposed
There's a new plan to put food trucks on Columbus streets.
Local restaurants and trucks are asking City Council to require food truck operators and restaurants to sign "good neighbor" agreements that would include rules on truck hours, locations and appearances. Members of the Central Ohio Food Truck Association and the Central Ohio Restaurant Association helped create the plan. Several truck owners said they would not participate in the pilot program launched by the city in June because it fails to provide adequate parking spaces in densely populated areas such as the Short North, the Arena District and Italian Village. Brick and mortar restaurants say the trucks hurt their businesses. Council plans meet with both groups in the next month to discuss the proposal.