Food truck

City seeking input on food trucks in Courtenay

Feedback will be accepted until Friday, March 11

  • Feb. 18, 2016 4:00 p.m.

Would you like to see more food trucks in Courtenay? The City of Courtenay is seeking feedback on potentially increasing opportunities for food trucks in the community.

A link to an online survey is posted at www.courtenay.ca/foodtrucks . Hard copies of the survey are also available at Courtenay City Hall, or by request at courtenay@courtenay.ca

“Our current Business Licence Bylaw has a number of restrictions for food trucks,” noted Director of Legislative Services/Deputy CAO John Ward. “Food trucks are only permitted on private property for a maximum of 15 minutes, or at special events. We’ve received feedback requesting that the city consider loosening these restrictions. This survey is a chance for the public, businesses, and any other interested parties to tell us what they think.”

Other British Columbia communities regulate food trucks in different ways. Some have created specific food truck parking spots; others have permitted food trucks in select streets, parks, and open spaces. Still others allow them only on private property.

“There’s really no ‘one-size-fits-all’ when it comes to food truck regulations,” advised Ward. “Everyone seems to handle it differently, and many other communities are either reviewing their food truck policies, or are considering reviewing them. We’re looking at what will be the best fit for the City of Courtenay, and for that to happen we need input from the community.”

Feedback will be accepted until Friday, March 11.

For more information, visit www.courtenay.ca/foodtrucks or call Legislative Services at 250-334-4441.

 

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