Brede Vetoes Rochester Food Truck Permit Fee Plan
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The Rochester City Council will have to revisit the food truck issue it’s been dealing with the last few months.
It approved a revamped ordinance earlier this month and needs to give it one more reading before it takes effect. But Mayor Ardell Brede has vetoed the council’s resolution that established the permit fee for food truck operators, saying it’s unfair to other businesses.
The council voted to charge food truck operators an annual fee that would begin at $750 the first year and rise to $1350 the third year. Brede says no other restaurant or business is given that option and must pay the full price when they obtain necessary permits.
City Administrator Steve Kvenvold expects there will be an override attempt at the Council’s Monday evening meeting. He says it would take 5 votes to override the veto.
It’s still not known when the council will give the ordinance its second reading, although that could take place at the Monday meeting.