Councilors and Planning Commission members heard few comments from the public Tuesday regarding a change to a change in the food truck ordinance. If approved, the change will allow trucks downtown and more than one truck in certain spaces.
City Councilors Tuesday rejected using city parking decks as advertising space, but approved a public hearing for a change in the food truck ordinance, more urban pygmy goats and sensitivity training and outreach for the ART program.
The City Council Tuesday approved a rezoning application that would permit the Martin Marietta quarry to expand. Councilors also showed their opposition to Citizens United, agreed to research changes to the food truck law and said no to a gate on a public street.
A council committee find short- and long-term fixes for allowing mobile farm stands to continue doing business. Committee members also called new food truck rules a success and consider loosening the regulations.
In September, 2011, Raleigh City Council voted to permit food trucks downtown. Despite initial concerns about emissions, littering and unfair competition for restaurants, city staffers say the lack of complaints since September is a good sign.