IOWA CITY, IA – An amendment to Iowa City’s existing food-truck ordinance will undergo the second of three considerations by the City Council this evening. The amendment passed its first test, 7-0, on Jan. 3; the council must pass it two more times before it is approved.

The amendment would allow a 90-day pilot program for increased food-truck operations downtown and in the North Side Marketplace.

“This ordinance amendment is the first step to authorize the pilot program that we discussed in November after the Mobile Vending Association came forward with its proposal,” said Assistant to the City Manager Simon Andrew.

The association’s proposal would allow between six and 10 food trucks to set up shop downtown and on the North Side. If the pilot program is successful, downtown food-truck vendors may see increases in their hours and areas of operation.

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