California Lawmakers Propose Restricting Food Trucks Near Schools

The proposed legislation AB 1678, introduced into the California State Legislature Tuesday, would restrict “mobile foot and beverage vending” near schools when they’re in session, according to NBC4 in Los Angeles, Calif. For the full story, click here.

Editor’s Insight: The food truck operator interviewed for this article raises a valid point that the city will have to address: If food trucks are not allowed to cater to students in order to protect student participation in the school food program, why then are brick and mortar retailers allowed to operate within the same boundaries?

Government officials need to come up with a consistent set of rules. Otherwise, they will be favoring one business constituency over another. 02-21-12 By Elliot Maras