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City to discuss food ordinance

The City Council will discuss an ordinance regarding hot food truck vendors Tuesday night, after San Bernardino County allowed the mobile vendors to operate in the county in June.

Before its allowance, San Bernardino and Riverside counties were the only counties in California that didn’t allow food vending trucks other than for special events.

The proposed ordinance for stationary and mobile hot food truck vendors will outline a variety of issues including license regulations and fees, insurance and special event guidelines.

The council will also discuss an ordinance for cottage food operators who prepare food for sale in residential kitchens by small business entrepreneurs.

These guidelines are for the preparation of foods that “are not hazardous”, which include candy, fruit pies, bread and baked good that do not include cream, custard or meat fillings, according to a staff report.

The new ordinance will be crafted to allow home operations after the state modified its health and safety code on Jan. 1.

The city does not currently allow cottage food operations.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Hesperia City Hall, 9700 Seventh Ave. View a complete agenda and live streaming video of the meeting at www.CityofHesperia.us.

Rene De La Cruz may be reached at (760) 951-6227 or at RDeLaCruz@VVDailyPress.com.


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