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.