Last Thursday, Councilwoman Shevawn Akers led a task force meeting on food trucks, which was open to the public. She will be having a follow-up meeting Thursday, February 14 at 8:30 am which will also have opportunities for public comment. Last Thursday’s meeting saw both brick and mortar food establishment representatives as well food truck vendors represent their opinions on the issue.
Oh, and for those of you who aren’t familiar with food trucks, the video below gives a quick introduction:
As the video notes, food trucks allow individuals who can’t afford to open a restaurant a way to enter the food business. The lower barrier to entry helps provide for a greater diversity of food options for Lexingtonians, and food trucks provide a nice complement to local breweries and bars.
What ProgressLex would like to know is: where do Lexingtonians stand? Has anyone had experience with food trucks in other cities or thoughts on the current offerings in Lexington? Chicago, New York and Los Angeles all have vibrant food truck scenes as do smaller cities like Louisville. Do you think Lexington would benefit from one as well? If so, how should food trucks be regulated? Are there limits we should impose on where and when they can ply their trade with regards to public and private spaces?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments!