Food truck ordinances and regulations were the focus of nearly 2 hours of discussion at tonight’s meeting of the City Council subcommittee for Public Safety, Health and Human Services. Several people addressed the issue including: the owners of Bull Feeney’s, Sebago Brewing and White Cap Grille, food truck operators from Bite into Maine and Cabin Cove Oysters, representatives from Cultivating Community, the Sea Dog’s, the Portland Police Department and the city health inspector, and a Falmouth resident who’s interested in starting a food truck once they become legal.
If my understanding of the process is correct, the next stop for review is the Planning Board Meeting on June 26, and then on to the full City Council where it will be reviewed at two separate meetings before Councilors vote to put the proposed changes into effect.
For additional reporting read this article from Friday’s Press Herald.
The city moved one step closer to welcoming food trucks to certain areas Thursday night, but not without reservations from the Portland Police Department, restaurant owners and landlords.