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A Bid to Make Peace in the Food Truck Wars

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The dramatic rise in the number of food trucks on city streets has led to lots of disputes over curbside real estate. Now, a bill before the City Council proposes to calm nerves by setting aside spaces specifically for use by food trucks.

Restaurants are often the first to complain when food trucks move in. But the trucks have also been on shaky legal ground since a judge ruled in 2011 that they cannot idle in metered parking spaces.

The bill would authorize the city's Department of Transportation to reserve up to 450 parking spots specifically for use by food trucks. 

Editors:

Julianne Welby

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