Palm Springs Rules Could Send Food Trucks To Bed Early

Palm Springs Rules Could Send Food Trucks To Bed Early

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UPDATE FROM PALM SPRINGS, CA – The Palm Springs City Council delayed taking any action on a proposed food truck ordinance until council members’ suggestions and comments are included into the draft ordinance.

The ban on food trucks in Palm Springs has been extended until Dec. 4. The current ban on mobile vending vehicles was set to expire in Sept. 18.

The city council did not take public comments on the item at its Wednesday meeting.

The proposed ordinance, as it is currently written, would restrict food trucks from Palm Canyon Drive between Alejo and Ramon roads. However, trucks could park on the east side of Indian Canyon Drive and the west side of Belardo Road.

Also, the proposed hours of operation would be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., which provoked outcry on social media, with residents saying 9 p.m. is far too early to shut down food trucks.

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That’s bad news for those who think there’s no finer indication of a civilized and enlightened society than being able to eat a taco at 2 a.m. on a street corner.

The Palm Springs City Council will take up the 15-page proposed “Mobile Food Vending Vehicles” ordinance at its next meeting on Wednesday evening.

Other restrictions on the vending vehicles include no parking on Palm Canyon Drive between Alejo and Ramon roads. However, feel free to park your truck on the east side of Indian Canyon Drive and the west side of Belardo Road, which could have the added effect of enlivening those areas.

Also, “the vending vehicle must be at a complete stop,” the ordinance reads.

The Palm Springs City Council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall and will hear public comments on this and other items.

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