DENHAM SPRINGS, LA – There may be only one food truck operating in Denham Springs, but that’s not stopping city officials from considering regulations on anyone who wants to operate a food truck.

After reading a news story about a deadly explosion aboard a food truck that injured several people, City Councilwoman Annie Fugler tells The Advocate, she knew her own city needed to implement regulations to keep residents safe.

She hopes the proposed ordinance also levels the playing field between trucks and Denham Springs’ permanent restaurants.

One part of the proposed ordinance requires operators of food trucks to obtain various permits from the state Department of Health and Hospitals and to register for business licenses.

A public hearing on the ordinance will be held Oct. 6.