The Bay Area’s foodie culture has gone mobile in recent years, as food trucks offering everything from creme brulee to empanadas to curry-filled burritos have proliferated. But in San Francisco, some restaurant owners say the carts are cutting into their business and are 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 have come to the table to hash out new regulations.
Original Broadcast: Thu, Jan 5, 2012 — 9:00 AM
Host: Scott Shafer
- 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