Tucson City Violates Food Truck Right To Park
One person in planning and zoning has filed a code violation for The Pit.
This has brought to light a major violation the city has been enforcing on food trucks for four years. According to HB 2731 put forth by AZ state legislation in 2018, food trucks may park and operate freely throughout the city.
23 B. IN RELATION TO A MOBILE FOOD VENDOR, A CITY OR TOWN MAY NOT:24 1. RESTRICT HOW LONG A MOBILE FOOD VENDOR MAY OPERATE AT A PRIVATE
25 PROPERTY LOCATION.
26 2. REQUIRE A MOBILE FOOD VENDOR, PROPERTY OWNER OR LESSEE OF A
27 PROPERTY TO APPLY FOR AND RECEIVE ANY SPECIAL PERMIT OR PERMISSION FROM
28 THE CITY OR TOWN BEFORE THE MOBILE FOOD VENDOR BEGINS OPERATION.
29 3. PROHIBIT OR RESTRICT A MOBILE FOOD VENDOR FROM OPERATING ON
30 PUBLIC PROPERTY.
31 4. REQUIRE A MOBILE FOOD VENDOR TO OPERATE A SPECIFIC DISTANCE FROM
32 THE PERIMETER OF AN EXISTING COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENT OR RESTAURANT.
33 5. PROHIBIT OR RESTRICT A MOBILE FOOD VENDOR FROM USING ANY LEGAL
34 PARKING SPACE, INCLUDING METERED PARKING, TO THE SAME EXTENT AS ANY OTHER