A wonderful thing happened during Naperville’s most recent city council meeting, the council allowed food trucks to ‘do their thing’ without being regulated out of business. By the narrowest of margins the council voted five to four to leave food trucks alone so they can do business. It’s not often the ‘little guy’ gets a break when it comes to government regulation.
Watch and listen as Naperville resident Tim Messer spoke-up for the food truck ‘little guys’ when he implored the council to ‘let them alone, so they can go about their business’ without burdening them with additional regulations and excessive fees:
Watch and listen to councilwoman Patty Gustin as she became excited and energized expressing the opportunity to include an application/permit fee of possibly $500 – $1500 rather than the staff recommendation of $134:
When it came time to vote, the five council members showing compassion included:
- Ian Holzhauer
- Patrick Kelly
- Theresa Sullivan
- Jennifer Bruzan Taylor
- Benny White
While the four council members showing less kindness and mercy, included:
- Mayor Steve Chirico
- Patty Gustin
- Paul Hinterlong
- Paul Leong
If you happen to see one of those four council members enjoying a food truck delight, ask them if they still think it would have been a good idea to squeeze the little guys out of some of their profit.