denton texasDENTON, TX – Denton leaders will make good on a pledge to revisit the city’s new food truck ordinance during the City Council’s workshop session today.

The council passed the ordinance in November, saying at that time that it wanted to revisit the rules in six months and see whether other changes would be needed. The item was moved from a very full June agenda to today.

Since Denton passed the ordinance, 12 trucks have applied for permits.

Related to operating rules, several issues continue to come up, including the requirement that food truck operators file their itinerary with the city and meet the same parking requirements as small restaurants, according to a staff memo to the City Council.

A city rule that requires food trucks be serviced daily at a commissary has proved problematic. Denton still has no commissary for the truck operators to do their cleaning, which includes draining wastewater and refilling with clean water.

The City Council convenes in a workshop at 3 p.m. today at City Hall. The rules for food trucks are the sixth item on the workshop agenda that also includes a discussion of the downtown implementation plan and the 83rd session of the Texas Legislature.

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