DAVENPORT, IA – The City of Davenport is hungry for food trucks.
After implementing a successful six-week pilot program, the city has crafted an ordinance that will permit mobile food vendors in designated city right of ways and zones in the near future.
The Davenport City Council has moved the first consideration of the ordinance to the consent agenda of its next council meeting after discussing the topic at the Wednesday committee-of-the-whole meeting.
The three zones created are the riverfront, Bechtel Park and city parks.
An annual license fee of $55 applies in addition to the $550 mobile vendor permit, which allows operation in right of ways.
Licenses are granted upon proof of $1 million liability insurance, a valid health permit issued by Scott County and inspection by the city’s fire department.
Assistant to the city administrator Mallory Merritt said the permit fee was determined by calculating the value of using the right of way.
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