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Food truck owners continue fight against proposed ordinance

Food truck owners believe a new ordinance will threaten their livelihood.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Food truck owners are continuing their fight against a proposed ordinance they say threatens their livelihood.

The Metro Council Public Works Committee had two table discussions on the ordinance Tuesday because they ran out time.

Among its changes, the ordinance will allow the directors of Codes and Regulations, Metro Parks or Public Works to limit or restrict vending in certain locations for health and safety reasons.

It will also cap the number of parking spots that could be reserved for food trucks based on the number of parking meters.

"It seems to me if we're limiting the number of trucks that operate successfully at that location, I'm not sure why. I understand what you're saying about the 25% but it does seem to be a concern," Councilman Bill Holander said. 

The sponsors of the ordinance have previously said they don’t want to put anyone out of business, they just want to keep things organized.

The ordinance will be brought up again at the next committee meeting.

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