TURLOCK, CA – The City of Turlock is considering extending a ban on food trucks within parts of the city. The item was up for consideration in Tuesday’s City Council but has been pulled. However, the debate on where these mobile restaurants should conduct business is far from over.
The core of historic downtown Turlock is inviting, vibrant. But is a no-business zone for food truck owners like Silvester Valencia. “I think it’s unfair because everybody pays taxes pero (but) I don’t know,” Valencia, Owner of Viva Taco Food Truck told FOX40 on Tuesday.
Turlock’s Planning Commission is drafting an extension to an already in-effect ban on food trucks. Since November 2013, mobile restaurants have been prohibited from conducting business in the downtown core if a proposed ordinance goes into effect later this year. That ban will extend further into the city and some residential areas. “We have nothing against them, it’s just the location. That’s pretty much what it comes down to, the location of where these trucks want to go,” Karina Ramirez, Owner of Memo’s Concina said.
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