SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A decades-long freeze of ice cream trucks in the city
of Scottsdale has finally thawed, and a 16-year-old girl is the first to
Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane on Thursday issued the city’s first ice
cream truck license since the vehicles were banned in the 1970s to Sydney
The Phoenix high school student is the owner of Leo’s Ice Cream, whose previous
owner led an effort to overturn the ban.
Kirsch told The Arizona Republic that she will balance
ice cream duties with her school work and other extracurricular activities.
The Scottsdale City Council approved an ordinance allowing the trucks in April.
Some residents who opposed them said they feared ice cream trucks would lead to
more accidents involving children and more strangers on city streets.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com