OXNARD, CA – Tonight, the Oxnard City Council will consider new rules that would allow food trucks on private property to operate year-round.
Planning commissioners last considered the matter in August and recommended renewable one-year permits, among other things. Earlier drafts called for a 30-day break between renewals of the temporary permits, but food truck owners said the forced downtime would be financially ruinous.
Brick-and-mortar restaurant owners, meanwhile, said their business is being sharply undercut as mobile vendors proliferate.
The council is not bound by the commission’s recommendations. The rules would not affect the city’s First Thursdays Gourmet Food Truck events or mobile vendors on public property.
The council will also consider new Measure O spending, lease agreements along Hueneme Road for a recycled-water pipeline and renovations at Durley Park.
The council will meet at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 305 W. Third St., after a 6 p.m. closed session on possible litigation.
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