WASHINGTON DC – DC’s city government just ended the open comment period on proposed new regulations of food trucks. Somehow, they managed to lose at least a thousand comments in favor of the food trucks:
According to the DC Food Truck Association, more than 1,000 letters in support of these gourmet lunchwagons never reached Helder Gil, legislative affairs specialist for the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, who was charged with collecting public comments. These 1,000-plus comments were sent via the DCFTA’s automated letter-writing site, RulesThatWork.org, says Che Ruddell-Tabisola, the group’s executive director.
Ruddell-Tabisola and the association were looking into the situation late Monday — not that it would make much difference if the problem turned out to be on the sender’s end. Gil told All We Can Eat that any comments submitted after the deadline of 5 p.m. Nov. 13, would not become part of the official record. As of the deadline, DCRA had received only 43 comments from RulesThatWork.org.
“Absolutely it concerns me that they are not part of the public comments,” Ruddell-Tabisola said. “If they’re not there, we’ll be absolutely sure the