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The issue on the table – should we allow food trucks to set up in public spaces downtown?
Questions to Consider
- Food trucks can set up on private property downtown already. Do we need to expand that to public spaces too?
- What benefits do food trucks bring to downtown?
- What kind of rules / permits do we need in place around this?
- City businesses pay city (and county) property taxes. What’s the fee equivalent for a mobile business like a food truck?
- Should we limit the hours/days food trucks set up in public spaces?
- What else should we consider that we aren’t talking about right now?
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