Aldermen to ponder food truck plans

A city committee is scheduled tonight to consider whether mobile food trucks should be permitted in Evanston.

The issue, held over from last month’s Human Services Committee agenda, came up because the owners of the Union Pizzeria and Campagnola want to buy such a truck but the city currently has no rules to authorize or regulate its operation.

The City of Chicago is considering expanding the options for food trucks there — where owners are currently allowed to assemble and sell food on a truck but not prepare it on board.

The proposed Evanston ordinance, based on one in Minneapolis, would require that anyone who wanted to operate a food truck would have to already own a restaurant in the city.

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