It's been a while since we asked for your help to make New Orleans a home for food trucks. Since that time, you've watched our small industry grow as we've been allowed to take it to the streets (at least most of them). But a piece of the puzzle is still missing - food truck lots, where you can find lots of your favorite trucks in one place, near where you work and live, are still illegal in New Orleans.
This Tuesday at 3 o'clock, the future of food truck lots will be decided. We're asking the City Planning Commission to allow the creation of food truck lots throughout the city. The plan being proposed by the Commission has so many requirements that food truck lots would not be viable. For instance, it prohibits food truck lots from operating more than 3 days a week, and requires lots to have 1000 square feet of space for each truck, even though a parked truck takes up less than 200 square feet.
Many of us food truck owners will be there so that our voice is heard. But this affects you eaters as well - if you want food truck lots where you live and work please join us at the Council Chambers of City Hall this Tuesday, Sept. 9th.
Thanks for all of your help and support,
Political Director, New Orleans Food Truck Coalition