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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lawmaker Decides Not to Treat Food Trucks Like Child Molesters

Posted By on Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 2:04 PM

For the record, street food is probably healthier than school cafeterias
  • For the record, street food is probably healthier than school cafeterias

A  few weeks ago foodies across the city, including Supervisor Scott Wiener, were shaking in their boots that food trucks would be banished from existence. A new bill was circulating the assembly, which would have barred any food truck from parking within 1,500 feet of schools.

And in San Francisco, a dense city of 49 square miles, that would basically leave food trucks no other option but to take their business across the bay. But it seems the power does still lie within the people -- at least when it comes to food.

As our sister blog, SFoodie, notes today, Assemblyman Bill Monning (D-Carmel) quashed his own silly bill after too many mobile-food vendors made too much noise about the pending legislation.

While Monning has decided not to criminalize food trucks, he vowed to continue trying to keep "unhealthy snacks" out of the hands of schoolkids everywhere.

Read the full story on SFoodie.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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