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Food Truck Fees Set For City Of Sacramento

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Phillip Rayburn is behind the wheel of the Mama Kim food truck. The truck is open on private Sacramento properties five days a week. Employees call it "Barney" after the purple dinosaur TV character with the same name.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Mobile food truck owners now know how much they must pay to operate on private property in the city of Sacramento. Renewal fees are less for large "pods," but trucks on large pods will pay $3,200 more than trucks on small pods.

The City Council passed the Department of Finance fees for the trucks with a unanimous vote at Tuesday night's meeting.

Brad Wasson is the Revenue Manager for the city.  He says the fees reflect the number of hours required to process the applications.

"We looked at the staff time to process the permits and then monitor the program for a year and that's how we calculated the fees," says Wasson.

A truck on a lot used by at least three trucks will pay $4,700 to the community development and finance departments for the first year and $970 for a renewal.

The owner of a truck on a lot with no more than two trucks will pay the finance department $1,500 for the first year and $1,250 for a renewal.

A mobile food truck ordinance was approved at the end of May.

The application for vendors has not yet been finalized.

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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