Petition Closed

The strict 200-foot rule, GPS tracking and harsh parking penalties have nothing to do with protecting us, the public. The city is placing greater value on the interests of restaurants, and treating food truck entrepreneurs like second-class citizens. This affects our ability to choose where we as consumers want to spend our money. We should have the choice if we want to sit down at a restaurant or grab food from a food truck. 

Click here to see a map of where trucks can/cannot park with the 200 foot parking restriction.

Letter to
Alderman, Ward 1 Ald. Joe Moreno
Alderman, Ward 27 Ald. Walter Burnett
Alderman, Ward 42 Ald. Brendan Reilly
and 2 others
Alderman, Ward 44 Ald. Thomas Tunney
Mayor's Office of Chicago Mayor Emanuel
I urge to you amend pending food truck legislation to eliminate the food truck distance ban from brick and mortar restaurants. As a consumer I deserve the right to choose where I buy my food when I dine out.

As a taxpayer, I do not support spending my tax dollars on enforcing legislation I do not support nor believe to be necessary for public health and safety.

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Eliminate 200ft parking restriction &GPS tracking,create fair fine structure

The strict 200-foot rule, GPS tracking and harsh parking penalties have nothing to do with protecting us, the public. The city is giving special benefits to restaurants and treating food truck entrepreneurs like second-class citizens. This greatly affects our ability to choose where we, as consumers, spend our money. According to our recent survey, 84.1% of our 450+ poll respondents said that they either have no quick lunch option around them or the ones that are there do not interest them. We should defend our right to choose where we get lunch depending if we want to sit down at a restaurant or grab food from a food truck.
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Sincerely,