SACRAMENTO, CA – Five years after the food truck craze took hold in California, Sacramento is poised to loosen rules that truck operators say keep them away from central city streets.

The Sacramento City Council’s Law and Legislation Committee on Tuesday approved a new ordinance that would allow food trucks to park on city streets beyond the current limit of 30 minutes. The proposed rule change now goes to the full City Council for approval.

In addition to removing the 30-minute time limit, the new ordinance also would simplify the permit process for trucks to sell food on private property.

“The food truck people wanted more options to vend,” said Brad Wasson, the city’s revenue division manager and one of the primary staff people who spent the past four years crafting the ordinance, which raised objections from some restaurant owners.

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