FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Some downtown Fayetteville businesses aren’t happy with a proposal to allow food trucks to set up once a week this summer.

Last week, the City Council put off voting on a proposal by Mayor Nat Robertson to sponsor a “food truck festival” every Wednesday over lunch at Festival Park between May and October.

Some council members had questions about the proposal, which would have waived fees and allowed the vendors to connect to the park’s electric meters for free, so they would not have to use noisy generators.

The city also would have staffed the weekly festival with a police officer and collected the trash after it was over.

“I can’t vote for this,” Councilman Chalmers McDougald said during a council dinner meeting last week. “You are asking me to approve some money where I don’t know where it’s going.”

The council agreed to further discuss the proposal over its work session Monday, which begins at 5 p.m. at City Hall.

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