It’s been a heated topic for weeks and now, Wheeling City Council is talking about what to do about the food trucks.
Just over a year ago, Wheeling City Council enacted an ordinance to allow food trucks to operate within the city.
Since then, food trucks have been setting up within center market, bringing concern to local business owners. Some claim the food trucks are pulling customers away from their business, and also taking up unnecessary parking spaces.
Because of this, one month ago, Wheeling City Council amended the ordinance to state a food truck is not allowed within 100 feet of a like-minded business. This put the food truck owners in front of businesses that didn’t invite them, unlike before. So, they proposed new ideas.
Food truck owners said the only thing they want is respect and to be able to operate their business. Wheeling City Council does want to stress they are considering the 25 foot proposal.