JERSEY CITY, NJ – A measure to revamp Jersey City’s regulations regarding food trucks was postponed again last night, in yet another setback for a measure that the City Council first introduced 16 months ago.
The ordinance, which was set for adoption tonight and has been in the works for two years, was tabled so city officials could review changes suggested by two food-truck owners who spoke to the council tonight and at its Monday caucus.
The measure would require that food trucks and other mobile food vendors move at least 150 feet every two hours. The current requirement is that vendors move every 20 minutes, though it is rarely enforced.
The ordinance would also prohibit the vendors from selling in parts of Journal Square and Newport.
Taco Truck owner Jason Scott on Monday told the council he objected to a portion of the ordinance that would have prohibited vendors from parking on private property even with the permission of the property owner. Another portion, Scott said, is worded in a way that would essentially forbid the vendors from parking anywhere in Jersey City.
Find the entire article by Terrence T. McDonald at The Jersey Journal <here>