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Thu, Jan 5, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Putting the Brakes on Food Trucks?


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The Bay Area's foodie culture has gone mobile in recent years, with food trucks offering everything from creme brulee to curry-filled burritos. But some San Francisco restaurant owners say the carts are cutting into their business, and they're asking City Hall to step in. Meanwhile, food truck vendors complain about the red tape and confusing permit process. Both sides are unhappy with the current rules, and they've come to the table to hash out new regulations.

Host: Scott Shafer

Guests:

  • Ken Cleaveland, director of government and public affairs for the Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco (BOMA)
  • Matthew Cohen, founder of Off the Grid
  • Rob Black, executive director of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association
  • Tim Volkema, co-owner of the Kasa Indian eatery and the Kasa Indian food truck

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