There is no reason that food carts shouldn't be allowed to serve food after 10 pm.
There is no reason that food carts shouldn't be allowed to stay at one location for more than 2 hours.
There is no reason that food carts shouldn't be allowed to set up chairs and shade structures as long as they don't block traffic.
There is no reason that food carts shouldn't be allowed to park (legally) in public or private (with permission).
To those that believe the food carts shouldn't serve food near restaurants, then give the restaurants and bars 250 feet of space.....enforcable when the business complains or when the food truck lacks permission.
Its just another way to encourage small business growth in this vibrant, yet struggling, little city of ours is to empower the food trucks to do well here. Allowing young, creative, energetic people to become small business owners brings a sense of urgency and beauty to a place.... beautiful empanadas.
Require them to take a "food cart safety class" for 100 bucks and those funds go to the city. You're welcome.
Another way to help this little economy become more vibrant is to take some of the many empty lots along busy streets and near bars, and allow the food carts to congregate in a "pod", thus taking locations that have nothing happening, and allowing the space to become more useful. Be honest with yourselves, a bunch of those empty lots aren't going to be sold ANYTIME soon, and they are just rotting as is.
Let's face it, this is an all-night town. There are maybe 5 restaurants that serve food after 10 pm in the downtown area. City Council: Let your (drunk)people have tacos.