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City creates online survey to poll residents for input about food trucks

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New online surveys asks residents for input about food trucks

Food Truck Survey button - Insight BurlingtonBurlington, Ont., Oct. 9, 2014 –The City of Burlington has launched two new online surveys to help gather input from the community about the operation of food trucks in the city.

“Currently, the City of Burlington does not have a bylaw that governs where food trucks can operate within the city, when or how often,” said Tracey Burrows, manager of bylaw enforcement and licencing. “As the popularity of food trucks continues to grow in cities around the world, we want to hear from residents, restaurants, businesses and foods truck operators. We want to know what they like and don’t like about the industry and how do they see food trucks operating in their community.”

The surveys are available at www.burlington.ca/foodtrucks and will remain open until Monday, Oct. 20.

The information collected from the surveys will be used to help city staff determine if they should move forward with a recommendation to Burlington City Council about the operation of food trucks in Burlington.

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

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