An ordinance could ease the regulations preventing food trucks and trailers from gathering on private property.
"The rules in Salem pretty much make it impossible for most of us to make a living at it," said Richard Foote, a representative of the Salem Food Truck Association. He has a vested interest in seeing food trucks succeed: his Oregon Crepe Company includes a specialty bakery that supplies breads to food vendors.
But Salem may yet catch-up with the street food craze. Salem City Council recently asked city staff to draft an ordinance that would loosen restrictions on food trucks and trailers.
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