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Oceanside council will discuss amending city code to allow food trucks to operate in the City at a hearing on Wednesday.

The order to allow food trucks was first discussed in August after councilmembers Esther Sanchez and Jerry Kern requested staff for more information. At that council hearing, Kern and conservative colleagues Jack Feller and Gary Felien expressed concerns that the food trucks could potentially impact local restaurants, and dissuade restaurant proprietors from opening shop. The council directed city staff to address those concerns and return with recommendations.

Tonight, city staff will return with those recommendations, which include allowing food trucks to operate on residential streets for no more than one hour on any one block, and prohibiting them from dishing out food within 500 feet of existing restaurants, schools, park concession stands, and from special events.

The council meets at 4pm.

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