Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Proposed taco ban on Council calendar again

The Nashville City Paper reports that tonight's Metro Council agenda will include, for the fourth time, a partial ban of mobile food sales. The ban would cover taco carts but not hot dog stands. Ban sponsor Buck Dozier indicated that the issue might be deferred, depending on a meeting with representatives of the food stands:

"And though it is on the agenda again for the fourth time since November, voting on the bill that would ban street food vendors likely will be deferred to the council’s second meeting in March, according to bill co-sponsor Buck Dozier."

"Dozier and fellow sponsors Amanda McClendon and Tommy Bradley proposed the bill because of poor health ratings several vendors were receiving, hoping it would spur them into compliance with Metro’s health code."

"'I’ve got a short meeting [today] with some of the vendors … and they’re going to tell us what they’ve done to help their cause and the changes that they’ve made,' Dozier said."

There are more stories about the proposed ban in the Hispanic Nashville Notebook archives, available here.

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