As part of the ongoing community discussion series, The City of Nacogdoches has been asked by business owners in the community and the public to review the current food truck ordinance.
The City of Nacogdoches understands the importance of community involvement and hearing the voices of the citizens. At the end of the day, citizens are the top priority for the community--and we recognize that. The voices of citizens’ shape the actions of the local government, making Nacogdoches an ever-changing and continuously improving city.
The current ordiance can be viewed here.
"Several potential business owners in Nacogdoches have approached us an asked for a closer look at the ordinance," City Planner, Larissa Philpot said. "We want to be 'open for business in Nacogdoches' while also considering the needs of other long-time business owners in our community."
These ideas will be presented to the community through a public Food Truck Community Lunch to be held on April 7, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Banita Creek Park.
This event is part of the #CityofNac Discussion Series and will be used to gather feedback on what alterations community members would like to see within the ordinance and how they feel about food trucks in Nacogdoches. Residents can purchase lunch at the event and City staff will be in attendance to collect written and verbal feedback for this initial conversation.
This event will feature live music from a local artist, Cody Strain, who will be performing country and acoustic covers.
Nacogdoches-based food truck Merci’s World Cuisine will be present selling their seafood and chicken/sausage gumbo at the event. We will also have Eat a Bite Food Truck, from Jacksonville, selling their famous fried green tomato sandwiches, brisket and chicken quesadillas, and fried pies. Finally, Old Souls Food Truck, from Lufkin, also plans to attend and will have their Italian muffulettas, Cuban sandwiches, and signature ribs! Citizens are encouraged to bring cash to this event, as not all food trucks will be accepting credit cards.
If positive public feedback showing a desire for altered food truck operations is received, City of Nacogdoches staff will draft revisions to the ordinance and host a more formal ordinance review meeting to be held on April 17, 2017, at the C.L. Simon Recreation Center from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.to review a new draft. Citizens are encouraged to attend both events and express their views about the ordinance revisions.