Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Oakland City Council Approves Food Truck Policy

by Jesse Hirsch
Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 7:19 AM

Last night Oakland City Council took baby steps forward on the city's mobile food policy, unanimously approving a resolution that will allow food pod events in Districts 1-4 until January 2013. Before the vote, twenty-seven different people made statements on the resolution, with the overwhelming majority speaking in favor. Even the president of the Oakland Restaurant Association, an organization that seems allergic to mobile food, spoke out in support.

The temporary resolution still needs a second reading by the council, which may happen in two weeks or may be pushed back because of the holidays. But after that formality, get ready for some chilly mid-winter food truck events!

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