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"If I'm a small business [owner], I'd probably go ballistic over this," said Oceanside city councilmember Jack Feller during last night's hearing.

The meeting was the first opportunity for the city council to weigh in on over allowing food trucks in the City since councilmembers Jerry Kern and Esther Sanchez put the item on the agenda.

During public comment, restaurant owners Dan Pool from Gandolfos Deli and Azafran Cuban Cuisine spoke in favor of changing the city code.

"We are going to get zero sales tax out of this," continued Feller. "And as for allowing a lot of these [food trucks], I'm not supportive of that at all.

Despite Feller's objections, city councilmembers directed staff to look into changing the city code. Some councilmembers preferred it happen sooner than later.

"I want to do this before Carlsbad, or Vista, before anyone else," said Deputy Mayor Esther Sanchez. "I want the crowds here in Oceanside."

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InOmbra Sept. 6, 2011 @ 7:18 p.m.

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