MONROE, LA – The Monroe City Council has voted to introduce an ordinance that would allow for and regulate mobile food vendors in the city.

The ordinance would allow vehicles properly permitted with the city to set up shop throughout the city to sell food, but that ability comes with several restrictions.

A vendor must be at least 20 feet from intersections, traffic signals and stop signs and at least three feet away from handicap ramps. Vendors cannot set up tables, chairs or other fixtures, except for trash cans.

Vendors are not allowed to operate within 150 feet of a land-based restaurant without written permission.

The ordinance was introduced Tuesday Council Vice Chairman Ray Armstrong and it passed on a 4-1 vote.

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