Ala. city's food-truck plan is too strict, opponents say

12/11/2012 | Birmingham News (Ala.), The

A lawyer for food-truck operators in Birmingham, Ala., and a member of the Virginia-based Institute for Justice are urging City Council members to reconsider a proposed ordinance that they say is so restrictive it could force trucks out of downtown. The ordinance would restrict trucks to two hours of operation, require that they set up at least 230 feet away from a restaurant or mobile vendor, establish annual fees, define zones in which trucks can do business and create the Mobile Food Vendors Committee. However, one council member says the ordinance is still in the draft phase and could change before going before the council.

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