Riverside_County_ca_sealPALM DESERT, CA — Coachella Valley and Blythe city officials can learn about Riverside County’s new food truck ordinance on Monday in Palm Desert, Supervisor John Benoit announced Thursday.

A representative from the county’s environmental health department and a food truck consultant who works with local governments will give presentations at the Coachella Valley Association of Governments’ monthly executive committee meeting, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at the association’s offices in Palm Desert.

The ordinance allows food trucks to operate throughout the county starting April 8, according to Benoit’s office.

Last month, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to lift most restrictions that prevent food truck operators in the county from selling products that are fried, barbecued, broiled and grilled.

Previously, they could only sell prepackaged food and operate with special event permits.

“Riverside County has ‘freed the food trucks’ to give greater flexibility to these small businesses to offer their unique food choices to visitors and residents,” Benoit said.

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