WILLIAMSBURG, VA – The city plans to address its food truck policy in coming weeks.

City manager Andrew Trivette will be part of a food truck working group he says will examine the city’s current food policies.

The group does not yet have a date for its first meeting, but its goal is clear: Examine the city’s food truck rules and regulations to better align the city with what is a burgeoning food truck culture in the region.

The group will include vice mayor Scott Foster, Economic Development Authority chairman Adam Steely, fire chief Pat Dent, director of planning and codes compliance Carolyn Murphy and two food truck operators.

The group will make recommendations to the city Planning Commission about any potential changes to the city’s food truck policy. Eventually, City Council will make the final decision on any changes.

Jon Wade, co-owner of James City County-based Offbeat Eats, said Williamsburg has a reputation for being stringent.

“I do probably 250 events a year, and I’ve been checked by a fire marshal five times,” he said. “I was in Williamsburg three times, and three times they checked me.”

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