Bakersfield City Council discusses regulations for food trucks

Posted at 8:36 PM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 23:36:32-04

The Bakersfield City Council will discuss regulations for food trucks Wednesday evening.

The city currently has regulations for push carts, but those rules don’t apply to food trucks.

Some of the topics of discussion are the amount of time a vendor can stay in one spot, how close they can be to brick-and-mortar restaurants, and when they can be open.

City staff members are proposing to allow the trucks downtown and in some commercial and manufacturing zones. Multiple food trucks could operate in these zones or elsewhere in the city by conditional use permit.

Downtown, trucks would be allowed to operate 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. and in commercial and manufacturing zones from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Staff members also propose keeping trucks 10 to 100 feet from brick-and-mortar restaurants, 200 feet from residences, and 300 feet from public parks and corporations.