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Food trucks finally get break in Phoenix suburb with cut in fees

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PHOENIX — The Chandler City Council tentatively adopted a measure to save food trucks thousands of dollars in application fees that kept some of the trucks out of the city, the Phoenix Business Journal reported.

Before, food trucks were required to comply with Chapter 20 of the city code, that usually applied to “peddlers, solicitors, canvassers and transient merchants,” according to a memo from Matt Dunbar, the city’s revenue and tax manager.

Chapter 20 has required food truck employees to undergo an extensive application process and required the truck operators to pay application fees that cost as much as $1,000 to operate at a single event, the paper said.

The adopted measure removed “mobile food units” from the previous definitions, adding Chapter 21, which outlined food truck definitions and permit requirements.

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