Raymond Armstrong knows no matter where you live, passing a mobile food truck ordinance takes patience, a willingness to negotiate and some great timing.
The Monroe, La., councilman proposed a mobile food truck ordinance at the beginning of the year and it was met with strong opposition from the public and restaurant owners who feared competition.
But ask Armstrong to pinpoint what it was that swayed the council to go from opposing it to passing the ordinance in less than 10 months, and he’ll say timing is everything.
“I think it was more of an evolution of time,” Armstrong said. “There was only one person who spoke against it at our most recent vote and there were several people who spoke for it the first time and this time didn’t say anything.”