Edina is hosting a discussion on its online engagement website, “Speak Up, Edina!,” through the end of January.
“We’ve been approached in the past by a few people regarding allowing food trucks in Edina,” said Jeff Brown, Community Health Administrator, in a statement. “With this online discussion, we will be able to gather resident feedback and have a better understanding of what the community wants to see.”
So far, resident feedback has been mixed, with some comments describing food trucks as a "fun way to get residents out and about in the city" and others worrying that they could "take business away from the many brick and mortar restaurants that already operate in Edina."
Log on to Speak Up, Edina to share your answers to the city's questions:
- Currently, food trucks are prohibited in Edina. Would you support a change in local law to allow food trucks in Edina? Why or why not?
- Should there be protection in place for brick-and-mortar businesses against mobile food trucks? If so, what?
- If food trucks were allowed, should they be restricted to certain areas of the City? Where would you like to see them?
- If food trucks were licensed in Edina, should the City limit the number of licenses available every year? Why or why not?
- When should food trucks be allowed? Only during summer, events, all year, or something else? What about time of day?