Food trucks preparing hot food on-site may soon become a common sight in parts of the Victor Valley.
San Bernardino and Riverside counties have long been the only two of California's 58 counties to prohibit food trucks to sell hot, freshly prepared food except with a special event permit. That changed on June 5, when the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved changing the rules, effective July 1.
Under the county's new guidelines, trucks can operate at specific sites after first receiving a permit, but can do so for an extended period of time. While food trucks won't roam San Bernardino County the way they do in Los Angeles County, for instance, a commercial property owner could open a food truck lot where multiple food trucks could be found every week day.
More specific policies were then left up to local cities to develop.
The Hesperia Planning Commission will take up the issue in a workshop session on Thursday.
"We're going to ask the planning commission for some guidance on some standards, and what sort of conditions they want to allow them," said Scott Priester, the city's director of development services. Based on the commission's feedback, an amended version of Hesperia's municipal code could be presented to the City Council for a vote in August or September.
But Apple Valley may beat Hesperia to the Korean barbecue taco, however: The town's planning commission started work on a similar code amendment back in March.
The Hesperia Planning Commission meets Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Hesperia City Hall, 9700 Seventh Ave.
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