Sunrise Food Truck Discussion Moved To January Commission Meeting
|Food trucks' fate to be discussed on January 8.|
Since November, the City of Sunrise has been trying to get a discussion on the fate of food trucks on its Commission meeting agenda.
The discussion, which was previously listed under "new business", would discuss whether food truck owners should have permitting, location and time restrictions imposed on them -- or whether the trucks should be banned from the city altogether.
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So far Sunrise City Commissioners are divided on the matter. Commissioner Commissioner Joey Scuotto, who owns a pizzeria in Sunrise, is against the mobile munch units rolling in his city. Back in November, Scuotto told The Sun-Sentinel, "Why would I want to allow a rolling restaurant in my city when we have restaurants here already that struggle every day?"
Commissioner Don Rosen is proposing that trucks be regulated by the city rather than banning them altogether.
The food truck discussion was put on the December 11 City Commission agenda, but the meeting was adjourned after two minutes.
Although the agenda for the January 8, 2013 City Commission meeting has not been published, the City of Sunrise has confirmed that the food truck issue will likely be discussed then. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Sunrise City Hall (10770 West Oakland Park Boulevard).
Tania Ramirez, owner of Food Cart USA, a company that builds and sells food trucks, is calling for food truck owners and followers to attend this meeting in support of the trucks.
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