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An unpublished draft of new DC food truck regulations has been sitting on Mayor Vincent Gray’s desk for over three months.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The longer Mayor Gray withholds action, the more likely it becomes that we will remain stuck with outdated regulations that were written more than 30 years ago. These outdated regulations leave the food trucks open to harassment and severely restrict their ability to operate.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.