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The Sacramento weather is not the only thing blazing this summer. The debate over food truck regulation has kicked up a few notches as well.
Tune in Aug. 29 from noon to 1 p.m. for a Sac Press Live chat discussing whether cities have the right to regulate food trucks. Hear from Chris Jarosz, president of California Mobile Food Association (CalMFA), Matt Geller, CEO of Southern California Mobile Food Vendors Association (SoCalMFVA), Daniel Conway, legislative and public affairs director of California Restaurant Association (CRA), and Sacramento City Councilman Jay Scheiner.
The Sacramento-based CMFA is speaking with state legislators on drafting legislation allowing cities to regulate mobile food vendors. This comes shortly after the city of Sacramento, mobile food vendors and restaurant owners agreed to draft a new mobile food ordinance set for a vote this fall.
While some mobile food vendors are praising the less-restrictive ordinance, others would prefer no regulation outside of adhering to public health codes. SoCalMFVA recently wrote a letter admonishing CalMFA for discussing state-wide legislation.
The Sacramento Press will chat with Jarosz, Geller and Conway to discuss their thoughts on the current challenges faced by mobile food vendors, feelings toward city-regulated mobile food vending and steps moving forward.
The chat will be live streamed on SacramentoPress.com - just come back to this article on Wednesday at noon and you’ll see a window with the chat. You can join the conversation by submitting questions in the comment section below: