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Food Truck Freedom in Arizona

A state law, signed yesterday, frees food trucks from various onerous local restrictions.


From the press release from the Institute for Justice, which promoted the law (and which is one of my favorite public interest law firms):

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill that … will prevent municipalities from banning food trucks or creating red tape that makes it difficult for trucks to operate. This red tape includes restrictions that stop food trucks from parking in legal public parking spaces, that force trucks to leave private lots after an arbitrarily short period, and that prohibit trucks from operating within a certain distance of brick-and-mortar restaurants.

For more, see this article from the Arizona Republic (Dustin Gardiner & Andrew Nicla), published when the bill first passed the state senate last month, as well as IJ's Food Truck Freedom report.