BROOKLINE, MA – Brookline Selectmen Tuesday approved a six-month extension to a pilot food truck program despite some ongoing objections from local restaurants.

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The board voted unanimously to extend the food truck program until April 30th of next year for Baja Taco, Compliments Food Truck, Paris Creperie, Pennypacker’s Food Truck and Renula’s Greek Kitchen.

Selectmen approved a pilot program in the spring allowing food trucks at specific locations in the town, and the vendors have all reported strong sales, according to the town.

“In our view the program has worked well,” said Alan Balsam, the town’s director of public health and human services.

Kara Brewton, the town’s economic development director, said most of the comments the town has received in response to the food trucks have been in favor of the program, including some who wish to see the number of food trucks increased.

But Brewton said the town continues to hear from two or three local restaurants that argue the food truck program is unfair, in part because the food trucks don’t have to pay property taxes in the town.

At their board meeting Tuesday night, Selectmen again heard arguments for and against the food trucks.

Find the entire article by Brock Parker at <here>