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L.A. to consider regulating food trucks

November 10, 2010 |  3:29 pm

The Los Angeles City Council approved plans Wednesday to consider regulating the booming food truck industry.

The proposals include establishing a permit process for mobile food truck operators and setting parking restrictions to prevent them from affecting regular traffic and pedestrians.

The city also plans to prepare an ordinance for a grading plan that would rank food trucks the same way bricks-and-mortar restaurants are graded.

In addition, the City Council approved plans to establish a task force composed of vendors associations and city public health and law enforcement officials, as well as other interested parties, to meet regularly to consider the ongoing needs of the mobile truck catering industry.

-- Ching-Ching Ni