City delays action on food truck rules

Published: Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2014 - 3:56 pm

A Sacramento City Council subcommittee delayed taking action today on an ordinance that would allow food trucks to create permanent "pods."

Council members on the city's Law and Legislation Committee asked that city staff explore an ordinance that might prohibit the food truck pods from opening on the J-K-L street corridor downtown and apply different regulations for groups seeking to set up shop outside the central city.

Some food truck vendors have already expressed concern about the cost and timing of the proposed ordinance, which would require groups of food truck vendors to apply for a $3,710 conditional use permit. That process would take at least four months.

Members of the council committee also wanted clarity from city staff on how the proposed ordinance would affect existing food truck vendors.

The Law and Legislation Committee will hear a new version of the ordinance on April 17. If approved, it would then be passed to the full City Council.

Call The Bee’s Ryan Lillis, (916) 321-1085. Read his City Beat blog at

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