Sunrise Commissioner Joey Scuotto

SUNRISE, FL – After an almost year long discussion on bringing food trucks into Sunrise, city politicians approved a highly restrictive ordinance that will allow food truck to operate within city limits on Tuesday.

According to the Sun Sentinel the new rules, which take effect Jan. 1, come with a long list of conditions.

  • Food truck owners must get a special event permit from Sunrise and have a notarized letter from the property owner granting permission for the event.
  • Each event will be limited to only three food trucks. And each location will be limited to hosting six food truck events for the year.
  • Before each event, the organizer must pay a refundable security bond of $250 to ensure that any damage is repaired. They must also pay $100 fee to process their permit application.

Commissioner Joey Scuotto (who just so happens to own a restaurant near city hall) was quoted as saying, “The commission is looking out for the interests of the city.”

To us, this is just a way for the city to approve food trucks while placing restrictive laws that will keep trucks off the streets on a daily basis and thus protecting restaurants (ie. Commissioner Joey Scuotto) from competition.