Lexington council votes to delay action on food-truck ordinance

bfortune@herald-leader.comJune 6, 2013 

Customers visited the food trucks at a Bluegrass Food Blast in April 2012. The event to promote mobile cuisine was held at an empty lot between Vine and Main streets.


Urban County Council voted Thursday night to postpone deciding on an ordinance that would set up a six-month pilot program to allow food trucks in designated street parking areas.

On a motion by council member Shevawn Akers, the council voted to table the ordinance until after the Lexington Parking Authority writes a policy statement that clearly sets out how food trucks can operate when they are in metered parking spaces. The policy will address food truck zone boundaries and how long a truck can stay in one metered parking place.

The parking authority expects to have a policy in writing for its June 13 meeting. The council could vote on the pilot program at its June 20 meeting.

Beverly Fortune: (859) 231-3251. Twitter: @BFortune2010

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