Drexel Food Truck Bill Tabled
In June, Councilperson Jannie Blackwell introduced legislation to limit food truck numbers and movement on and around Drexel University’s campus. Earlier this month critics called out the legislation for its potential to kill the area’s food truck culture, as it would limit competition and mobility. Josh Kim, owner of SpOt Burger has been a particularly vocal critic of the plan, citing the staleness of the food truck landscape at Penn which has similar restrictions to what was planned for Drexel’s campus.
An online petition to combat the legislation was signed by more 3,000 people this month. And there has been success. Yesterday, Blackwell took to Facebook to announce that the bill would not go forward.
We have received feedback on the issue of vending on the Drexel University campus from patrons, vendors and others who cared enough to share their thoughts. At this time, there will be no further action toward changing the existing structure.
Whether amended legislation could be brought up in the future is unknown.