• Is the Durham City Council Out to Lunch or Worth Its Salt?
  • July 11, 2012 | Author: Donna Ray Berkelhammer
  • Law Firm: Sands Anderson PC - Raleigh Office
  • In a few short years, Durham has become known for its food trucks. Word on the street is if you don’t get to a food truck rodeo within the first half hour, be prepared to wait in a significant line and don’t expect your first menu choice to be available.

    Durham has been very open to allowing food trucks and a couple dozen operate in the area. But our food truck culture may change, as the Durham City Council attempts to ease congestion surrounding food trucks and consolidate “mobile vending” regulations.

    The measure is controversial. Critics are concerned about regulations that would keep food trucks 300 feet from certain events at Durham Central Park (including the Farmer’s Market ), the Durham Bulls Park, and the Durham Performing Arts Center.

    If you want to weigh in, the Planning Commission is holding a public meeting tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Durham City Hall, Audit Services Conference Room, First Floor, 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, N.C. 27701.