DALLAS, TX – Tomorrow the city council will discuss why Mary Suhm wants to keep all of Dallas’s trashand allowing the public a shot at redrawing the council districts’ boundaries. But not before it votes on two hot-button issues: food trucks and campaign signs on public property.
The food truck issue’s already been through City Plan Commission and council, which has OK’d mobile eateries in the Arts District. But some details remain — like, how long a food truck can be parked at any one location. Hence the ordinance rewrite that says, among other things, food-truck operators wishing to move from their pre-approved spots have to turn in an itinerary to the city at least two business days before they start to dish it out elsewhere. Here’s the council’s sum-up provided by City Attorney Tom Perkins:
The proposed ordinance would amend Section 17-18.2 of the Dallas City Code to: (1) allow itineraries for mobile food preparation vehicles to be filed with the director at the time of permit issuance or renewal instead of on a monthly basis, (2) amend restrictions on how long mobile food preparation vehicles may stay at one location when authorized by the property owner, (3) require authorizations for the use of private premises and toilet facilities (within 600 feet) by mobile food preparation vehicles, and (4) require overnight parking for at least 5 consecutive hours at commissaries by mobile food preparation vehicles.
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