Brandon Coan

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s staff is defending a revised ordinance that eases rules for food truck owners.

Earlier this month, the mayor’s office announced the changes passed by the Metro Council, which allow mobile vendors to secure a permit for their vehicles instead of a permit for each location where they plan to set up. The revisions also cut the minimum distance trucks must be from homes or businesses in half.

But some food truck owners complained online about certain provisions of the law and accused the mayor of trying to close them down. One operator took issue with the requirement that all employees must undergo a background check and have vendors’ licenses.

Fischer policy adviser Brando Coan drafted the ordinance. He says food truck owners are mistaken and the provisions they complained about were already on the books. [click to continue…]

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Office of Sustainability Expected in Mayor’s Budget

by Dalton Main May 23, 2011

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will unveil his budget for the next fiscal year this week and it’s expected to include funds for an Office of Sustainability. Mayor Fischer expressed a desire to establish the office during his campaign, but the topic became controversial when Fischer was accused of promising independent candidate Jackie Green influence over […]

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