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Food (trucks) for thought: Rochester policy in need of a tweak?

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) – Rochester City Council is thinking ahead to warmer days, with potential changes to the city’s food truck policy on the agenda for Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting.

According to city documents, the number of food truck licenses declined in 2018. City staff believe a lack of clarity and timeliness in the application process is to blame.

At the meeting Monday afternoon, council members will discuss making changes in the coming weeks to make it easier to open up a food truck. But any tweak to the policy will keep a mandatory inspection by the Rochester Fire Department before any food truck can open for business.

There’s also talk about changing designated downtown zones when food trucks return this spring. Of course, that is if spring ever arrives.


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