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File #: O-15-36   
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 1/5/2015 In control: City Council
Final action: 9/9/2015
Enactment date: 9/23/2015 Enactment #: O-2015-024
Title: C/S(2) Amending The Zoning Code To Permit And Regulate Mobile Food Units On Private Property; And Amending The Parking Code To Regulate Mobile Food Units In Public Rights-Of-Way (Benton)
Attachments: 1. O-36, 2. O-36 EPC Record, 3. O-36 Approved Committee Substitute, 4. O-36 Approved Committee Substitute 2.pdf, 5. CS O-36Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
9/23/2015 City Clerk Published  Action details
9/22/2015 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
9/16/2015 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
9/9/2015 City Council Passed as AmendedPass Action details
9/9/2015 City Council AmendedPass Action details
8/17/2015 City Council Accepted with a recommendation Do Pass, As Substituted  Action details
8/12/2015 Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee Sent to Council with a recommendation of Do Pass, as SubstitutedPass Action details
8/12/2015 Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee SubstitutedPass Action details
6/10/2015 Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee Postponed as SubstitutedPass Action details
6/10/2015 Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee SubstitutedPass Action details
1/5/2015 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
1/5/2015 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY-FIRST COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. C/S(2) O-15-36 ENACTMENT NO. _____________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton


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C/S(2) Amending The Zoning Code To Permit And Regulate Mobile Food Units On Private Property; And Amending The Parking Code To Regulate Mobile Food Units In Public Rights-Of-Way (Benton)
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AMENDING THE ZONING CODE TO PERMIT AND REGULATE MOBILE FOOD UNITS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY; AND AMENDING THE PARKING CODE TO REGULATE MOBILE FOOD UNITS IN PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY.
WHEREAS, the food truck industry is a growing and vital economic generator, and there is increased popularity of food trucks in the City of Albuquerque; and
WHEREAS, the City desires to promote and accommodate the growth of the food truck industry while helping to preserve equity with the City's valuable and important site-built restaurant industry; and
WHEREAS, encouraging and accommodating food trucks to set up and operate from privately-owned parcels as opposed to public rights-of-way may help provide parity with the City's site-built restaurant industry which bears overhead and carrying costs associated with real property not born by food trucks; and
WHEREAS, presently there are no on-street use limitations for food trucks, and nothing prevents a food truck from setting up and operating in close proximity to site-built restaurants - which both eliminates parking availability for area site-built land uses and deprives the City of revenue from parking fees; and
WHEREAS, a food truck's ability to operate from private property is presently limited by the zoning code's limits on outdoor activity, and by a longstanding interpretation that applies to food trucks which limits outdoor activities to a maximum of two-hours per day on private property without a conditional use permit; and
WHEREAS, the purpose of this ordinance is to ease the zoning requirements for food trucks on private property while placing r...

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