Proposed food truck rules are now in the hands of Mayor Byron W. Brown.
As I reported Tuesday, the Common Council passed a set of food truck rules, which must be signed by the mayor.
Once the City Clerk's Office certifies the results of the Council vote, the paperwork is forwarded to the mayor's office. The mayor would likely receive the documents Monday, Assisstant Corporation Counsel Timothy A. Ball said.
The mayor has 10 days in which he can sign the legislation into law, veto it or do nothing, and then it would become law after 10 days. If the measure is signed into law, it would take effect immediately.
One part of the matter that remained unresolved Tuesday was whether the any newly issued food truck licenses would be good until April 2013, or whether a license -- valid until April 1 of this year -- would be issued with a prorated fee.
After the passage, Peter V. Cimino told me Lloyd the taco truck will be growing, including adding a truck and employees.
Listen to part of our conversation:
South Council Member Michael P. Kearns placed the only vote against the proposed rules. He offered his own version, available here. The only changes he offered were lowering the fee from $1,000 to $395, as well as limiting the number of operating food trucks to one mobile vendor per city block.
Here's Kearns talking about the issue during Tuesday's Common Council meeting:
The bill sponsor, North Council Member Joseph Golombek Jr., spoke immediately after Kearns. Here's some of what he had to say:
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