Legalize Btown Street Food
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Currently, the City of Bloomington is attempting to implement new ordinances to restrict food truck access to the downtown area, in a direct effort to "protect" brick and mortar restaurants (i.e. prevent competition). The ordinances severely limit the places in which food trucks can operate and how they can operate, making it nearly impossible to do business downtown or in partnership with many local businesses and events.
Btown Street Food asks you to take a moment to sign this petition requesting the City Council to consider the public's interest in access to food trucks before signing this new legislation. By signing this petition you are letting the City Council and Mayor of Bloomington know that our citizens want food trucks to be incorporated into the downtown food culture. You are making clear that the City should not use it's authority to prevent local restaurants from the competition of other local businesses, i.e. food trucks. As a citizen of Bloomington stand with us and say, "We love foods and want to Legalize Btown Street Food!"
Dear Mayor and City Council,
We, the undersigned residents, businesses, associations and restaurants of Bloomington support a vibrant food-truck scene without proximity restrictions, artificial limits on where trucks and carts may operate, and caps on the number of food trucks and carts that can operate in the city.
Food trucks can provide tremendous benefits to Bloomington. 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 make our communities even safer places to live.
We support opening up Bloomington’s streets to food trucks and carts, and we ask that you do, too.