Well, that didn’t take long *rolls eyes*. It only took cities around the country and the Boston area to show that a city shouldn’t keep food trucks out of town to protect their restaurants. This new plan would replace the existing pilot program that was instituted last year. We always love to see city politicians change these laws, but we hate to see the process take so long to be implemented.

WORCESTER, MA – Eight years after virtually being shooed away by the City Council, food truck operators are being welcomed back by the city administration.

City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. is recommending to the council an ordinance intended to improve the regulatory environment for food trucks in the city.

The ordinance, which would replace temporary one adopted last year establishing a pilot program for food trucks, will put into place permanent regulatory rules for their operation.

Mr. Augustus said the ordinance he is recommending has been influenced by comments from the public, feedback from last fall’s pilot program, discussions with the National Food Truck Association, literature from the National League of Cities and a review of Boston’s regulatory model for food trucks.

The manager added that there have also been conversations with a diverse segment of local stakeholders.

Michael E. Traynor, the city’s chief development officer, said the proposed ordinance has a similar structure to the pilot.

Under that program, three food truck-friendly zones were created in the city. They were: the Common behind City Hall, Humboldt Avenue in the area of Gateway Park, and the Russell Street side of Elm Park.

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