CLAWSON, MI – Clawson is working on a city law governing food trucks but a number of downtown business owners question whether the small restaurants on wheels should be allowed in the district at all.

“Many business owners feel there is already a parking crunch and (food trucks) will take up parking spaces,” said Joan Horton, executive director of the city’s Downtown Development Authority. “Overall, the business owners don’t like the proposed ordinance and think it’s too vague. The DDA’s recommendation to the City Council is to not have food trucks in the downtown.”

City Council members are conducting a public hearing on the issue at city hall, 425 N. Main Street, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The topic has become an issue in the upcoming election Nov. 7 for City Council candidates.

Mayor Penny Luebs, who is not seeking reelection, said the city has been reviewing a food truck ordinance with city staff compiling information.

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