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Seaside approves permits for food trucks

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SEASIDE, Calif. (KION) More food vendors will now be allowed to set up and operate throughout the City of Seaside. The City Council voted 5-0, to allow ten food truck permits. Right now in Seaside, there are only three food trucks, but now seven more get the chance to come on board.  

“We wanted to increase the economic development and the opportunity for small business owners to really get out there and support them as well, but also the entrepreneurs who want to start up their small business,” said Alexis García-Arrazola, Seaside Councilman.

Ten permits are the cap and though it might not sound like much in comparison to Salinas, which just increased theirs to 50, this is a test run for the City of Seaside. 

“We want to make sure how this is doing. We want to make sure we offer the most opportunities, we want to create competition,” García-Arrazola.

And if all goes well, the city could increase the permit numbers in the future. Fees, hours, and locations for food trucks were also discussed at the city council meeting. 

“They’re not going to be located near any type of, in front of restaurants or anything of that sort. They’re going to be located, sparsed out through the streets of Seaside,” García-Arrazola. 

Food trucks will be prohibited from parking in the West Broadway Urban Village and permit fees will be waived for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. 

If you are interested, the city is encouraging people to apply and fill the additional seven spots.

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Erika Bratten

Erika Bratten is a weather forecaster for KION News Channel 5/46.

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