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Record #: O2016-8686   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 12/14/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 7-38-115 by increasing time food trucks can service in one location
Sponsors: Moreno, Proco Joe
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 7 - Health & Safety - Ch. 38 Food Establishments-Sanitary Operating Requirements
Attachments: 1. O2016-8686.pdf
Related files: R2019-362

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WHEREAS, The City of Chicago is a home rule unit government as defined in Article VII, Section 6(a) of the Illinois Constitution; and


WHEREAS, As a home rule unit of government, the City of Chicago may exercise any power and perform any function relating to its government and affairs including protecting the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens; and


WHEREAS, The City of Chicago invites, encourages, and supports small businesses;



WHEREAS, The food truck industry has shown the ability to create new employment opportunities for culinary entrepreneurs in Chicago; and


WHEREAS, Increasing the length of time that trucks can stay in one location will encourage growth of the food truck community; now, therefore,




SECTION 1. Section 7-38-115 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding the language underscored, and by deleting the language struck through, as follows:


7-38-115 Operational requirements.


(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)


(b)     Mobile food vehicle stops shall be made only to service customers and shall not exceed (i) a total of two six hours a day or (ii) the maximum permitted period for parking, whichever is lesser, in any one block.


(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)



SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect upon passage and publication. A

Proco Joe^Moreno Alderman, 1st Ward