Food Truckers Endorse D.C.’s New Regs (With Conditions)
The D.C. Food Truck Association today formally expressed its support for the District government's proposed new vending regulations—with a few caveats, of course. (Read Y&H's breakdown of who most benefits from the rule changes here.) The group's official press release contains no big surprises. In short, the association thinks that: (a) the rule limiting dessert trucks to parking for only 10 minutes at time without a line of waiting customers is unfair, (b) the restriction prohibiting trucks from operating past 10 p.m. on weekdays and 1 a.m. on weekends is also unfair, and (c) the proposed "vending development zones" might be manipulated into creating "Food Truck-Free Zones," which the group would obviously oppose. Otherwise, the association's members are pretty stoked about the new rules. Proponents of the regulatory changes are encouraged to sign an online petition to persuade D.C. Council to enact the proposed rules.
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