CHAMPAIGN, IL – City officials would extend a pilot food-truck licensing program for another year under a proposal scheduled to be presented to city council members tonight.
Participation has been low, and city officials are not quite ready to make the current rules on food trucks permanent, said Assistant Planning Director Rob Kowalski. Council members are scheduled to discuss the one-year extension at 7 p.m. today in the Champaign City Building, 102 N. Neil St.
“The amount of participation has been limited,” Kowalski said. “There’s only three trucks operating right now, so we’re not ready to make permanent code changes.”
Administrators will recommend a few relatively minor changes to the rules. The pilot program is set to expire June 1, and city officials need to approve the extension if they want to keep food trucks operating on Champaign streets.
The city has issued seven permits since the program began last June, though only three businesses have taken advantage of them lately. Burrito King, Cracked and The Empanadas House have been active on Champaign streets.
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