City council decides to move forward on food carts

City council decides to move forward on food carts

COOS BAY, Ore. -- The Coos Bay City Council decided on Tuesday to have the city staff draft an ordinance to allow food carts to operate on city owned property.

In it's meeting Tuesday night, the council directed city staff to draft an ordinance to allow food carts, if passed, in the downtown area.

A public hearing will take place and the ordinance will be re-examined before being finalized in the next few months.

Councilors Mark Daily and Mike Vaughan voiced concerns about food carts, but agreed to move forward with the ordinance.

Daily, the owner of a downtown family restaurant, told KCBY News that as it stands right now, he would vote against any future ordinances, but he said, if a positive economic impact could be shown to the council, he would be willing to change his vote.

Vaughn said he was concerned over food cart design styles that could be seen as questionable. Councilors said if that becomes and issue in the future, they would be happy to address it.

This is a developing story, and will be updated.