Mayor Vincent Gray: Protect Food Trucks in D.C.!
  • Petitioned Mayor Vincent Gray

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Mayor of Washington, D.C.
Mayor Vincent Gray
Executive Office of the Mayor
Francisco Fimbres

Mayor Vincent Gray: Protect Food Trucks in D.C.!

    1. Petition by

      Food Truck Fiesta

We need food truck regulations that work!

An unpublished draft of new DC food truck regulations has been sitting on Mayor Vincent Gray’s desk for over three months. While the regulations languish, the Restaurant Association and other anti-food truck groups are lobbying the Mayor to make food trucks illegal.

Food trucks not only create new economic opportunities for folks in the food industry, they diversify Washington, D.C.'s culinary scene. Plus, food trucks often serve up local, sustainable fare. We need regulations that protect food trucks in the city.

The longer Mayor Gray withholds action, the more likely it becomes that we will remain stuck with outdated regulations that were written more than 30 years ago. These outdated regulations leave the food trucks open to harassment and severely restrict their ability to operate.

It’s time for Mayor Gray to release the regulations, open them up for public comment, and start the process to make DC a friendly city for food trucks.

Recent signatures


    1. New Food Truck Regulations

      The new food truck regulations have been released. The food trucks need your support by signing the new petition to give positive comments to the city about the regulations. Please help today!

    2. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Rebecca Davis-Nord WASHINGTON, DC
      • almost 3 years ago

      I'm signing because I love DC's food trucks and buy lunch from them at least once a week when they come to Franklin Park, across from my office.

    • jill harper ARLINGTON, VA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Culture, variety, excitment, affordability, convenience, and fresh ingredients for everyday DC workers and residents? Yes, please. Table for 1,500?!

    • Jaime Wojdowski WASHINGTON, DJIBOUTI
      • almost 3 years ago

      I love the food trucks!!!! They add something different and exciting to my day! Please allow them to continue operating in peace!

      • almost 3 years ago

      One of my very favorite food trucks in the country is in DC - and I make a point to come visit it! Food trucks are a wonderful part of the culture of DC, and all major metropolitan areas. Don't discriminate against restaurants on wheels!

    • Nick Sibilla RESTON, VA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Food trucks are awesome! Why harass them? What's wrong with this country?


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