The city has attempted to address food truck regulations in the past without conclusion, but new conversation on these mobile eateries is scheduled for discussion at tonight’s city council work session at 6 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers.

City officials said concerns discussed will likely include how to regulate the trucks which, due to their mobility, have the potential to operate in different zones throughout the city. Additionally, discussion could include a look at how these trucks could impact traditional restaurants.

Currently, the city allows for food truck operation through the issuance of temporary permits. Jeff LaFollette, owner of the Heights Cafe, started the 1st Annual Huber Heights Food Truck Festival last month in support of the Huber Heights FISH Food Pantry using an outdoor sales permit.

As a business owner and charitable organizer, LaFollette sees the benefits food truck “rallies,” such as his, bring to area non-profits. Still, he acknowledges the concern business owners might have if a mobile truck sets up shop outside an existing business.

“Do we want, for instance, a pizza truck in front of a pizza place? Probably not,” he said. “I serve specialty coffee all day, I wouldn’t want a coffee-mobile parked outside my facility.”

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