Parking Authority Approves Modified Food Trucks Proposal

May 16, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A city ordinance that would allow an increased presence of food trucks in downtown Lexington has cleared a major hurdle, but not without some tweaking.  The Lexington Parking Authority board of commissioners voted today to accept a proposal that authorizes food trucks to operate during specified hours in certain designated areas for an initial six month trial period.

Credit Bluegrass Food Trucks Association

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader the parking board’s requested changes include requiring that food trucks occupy no more than 50 percent of the parking spaces in allowed parking zones during operating hours, and that truck operators be required to use pay-by-phone options to pay for the parking spaces they use.

Urban County Council member Shevawn Akers, who heads the food trucks working group, told the paper the requests were reasonable and should not pose any problems when the measure gets a first reading before the full council next week.