PRESCOTT, AZ – A recently formed coalition of area food truck owners have begun prodding Prescott city officials for answers on how they might eventually operate within the city’s limits.
“It’s frustrating to call Prescott home and to not be allowed to work,” said Ann Flaherty, owner of a food truck called Annie Thing Goes and member of the coalition, Mile High Mobile Food.
As it stands, food trucks are essentially illegal in Prescott.
“Operating a food truck is only permitted at special, limited duration events through a temporary use permit; so you can’t just operate a food truck,” said George Worley, planning manager for the City of Prescott.
There are a couple specific city statutes that prevent mobile food vendors from freely doing business, Worley explained.
One section of the city’s code says that no one may occupy a public right-of-way for commercial purposes. This prohibits, for instance, a food truck from parking on the side of a road and selling from that location.
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