McKinney City Council makes it easier for food trucks to operate in the city

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McKinney City Council amended the city’s code of ordinances related to temporary uses at an Oct. 17 meeting, making it easier for food trucks and food truck parks to operate in the city. The amendment includes information regarding permitting, location of the food truck or parks, and hours of operation.

Under the ordinance, food trucks may engage in sales operations from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Food truck courts, which are defined as a property used or developed to accommodate one or more food trucks as the primary use of the property, can engage in sales operations from 7 a.m.-midnight.

Exceptions to this ordinance include a “special event that is properly licensed pursuant to a special event permit issued by the city,” such as if the food truck is a vendor at a permitted farmers’ market or is located on public property at the request of the property owner.

An approved version of this portion of the code can be found here.

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Cassidy Ritter

Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.

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