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Riverside County Looking To Legalize Food Trucks

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RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — One Riverside County supervisor is looking to amend what he calls an “outdated” law, which bans food trucks from the county when not taking part in festivals or other official gatherings.

Riverside County Supervisor Kevin Jeffries of District One is hoping the county will stand behind him in his efforts to allow food trucks to open for business regularly in the county.

“They’re not allowed in the county individually,” Supervisor Jeffries said. “And we think that’s kind of ridiculous. We’re the fourth largest county in California, and a food truck can’t come in here?”

Jeffries suggests that food trucks, if allowed in Riverside County, will likely have to follow similar rules as they currently do in Los Angeles County.

In Los Angeles, food trucks may not block store fronts, and they are subject to no-breaking parking laws.

Meanwhile, foodies, such as Jennine Camara, are simply looking forward to having access to the food trucks.

“I would love to have food trucks in the area,” Camara told CBS2’s Adrianna Weingold. “I came from San Diego, and we had food trucks down there. It was wonderful.”

The Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved the planning stage to move forward with changing the law.

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