Sam Marsiglia, head of the Bossier Parish Metropolitan Planning Commission, talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the commission's consideration of an extension of their "food truck moratorium."

Here is the original Marsiglia, MPC release:

"The City of Bossier City is currently in the tenth month of a Food Truck/Food Trailer moratorium. I asked the city to enact a moratorium as the MPC office was being inundated with requests for Food Trucks and Food Trailers to permanently set up in commercial parking lots and vacant lots throughout the city. The moratorium has been in effect for 10 months. The original moratorium was in effect for 6 months and was renewed for another 6 months as a new ordinance is being developed in house. The MPC office may need another 6 months to complete the new regulations."

Marsiglia explains that the moratorium does not eliminate food trucks and trailers from operating totally. But it does not allow them to set up at one location to sell to the general public. If they wish to go to a plant or large business to sell strictly to the employees that work for that particular business, not the general public at large, they can do so. Or if they are catering a particular event or invited by a neighborhood HOA to sell within their neighborhood for a food truck night, they are free to do so.

The Director adds that the MPC hopes to have new regulations completed by the end of the year.


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