Tonawanda News

The City

March 5, 2014

Mudds owner speaks out against food truck proposal

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Tonawanda News — “I think that needs to be pushed back, so we can have our space,” Berrafato said. “Let’s protect the business owners who pay taxes, let’s protect the people who employ the students of this community.”

In response, Stenger noted that many area food trucks are only purchasing permits in a few municipalities, so they would not flood the city or the park. He also argued that a city law cannot prevent competition between businesses.

Also at Tuesday’s meeting:

• The council tabled a resolution that would provide parking on Young Street to nearby city residents that do not have off-street parking. The space available will only accommodate seven or eight parking spaces and the city would need to hold a lottery for the spots.

• The council passed a resolution allowing for a portion of Canton Street to be given to Erie County for the Rails to Trails project, which will convert old, unused railways into a bike path.

Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000 ext. 4150, or follow her on Twitter @JessicaLBagley.

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