Statement of Support of Spokane Food Trucks

Spokane's current food truck regulations, and the proposed changes to those regulations, make it extremely difficult for food trucks to operate. We want to change the city’s regulations to allow food trucks to park on public property, and accept jobs on both public and private property. We need your support whether you are a food truck fan, food truck owner or restaurateur. We will not share your information with anyone.


At the 5/19 Spokane City Council meeting, Council Member Snyder said that, "it was his goal to protect established businesses from disruptive new industries." We ask, is that really the role of government? Is the role of government to protect certain businesses from competition? We don't think so and if you agree please sign & share our petition so we can reach our 1,000 signature goal!

Council Member Snyder also said, "We need to pass this ordinance tonight and we can figure out the details later."

STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF SPOKANE FOOD TRUCKS

Dear Spokane City Council, We, the undersigned residents, businesses, associations and restaurants of Spokane, ask the city council to consider zoning changes that will allow food trucks to park and conduct business on public and private property. They deserve the freedom to accept business when they are requested to provide it. Please also create a fair permitting process and remove all fees that are not paid by other commercial industries.

Food trucks provide tremendous benefits to Spokane and our communities, and we want to ensure they are allowed to conduct their business with the same liberties afforded other industries. Food trucks increase foot traffic and benefit restaurants and other brick-and-mortar establishments with an increased customer base. They provide new jobs, allow chefs to test out new concepts, expand opportunities for restaurants to grow their businesses, activate underused spaces, and makes our community a more desirable places to live. We support allowing Spokane's food truck operators to grow their businesses by accepting privately contracted events at businesses, at special events in residential areas, and anywhere else their customers want them, including office parks, offices and businesses not in officially designated office parks, at food truck rallies on private lots, public parking spaces, and public parks.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/may/20/city-council-tables-vote-on-food-truck-regulations/

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