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      Food truck debate packs city meeting

      The debate on whether or not to allow food truck vendors to set-up in downtown Traverse City continued Monday night at the Traverse City Commission meeting.

      The debate on whether or not to allow food truck vendors to set-up in downtown Traverse City continued Monday night at the Traverse City Commission meeting.

      Commissioners held yet another discussion on the mobile food vending proposal, focusing on working out the details and rules of the ordinance.

      After the discussion, the floor opened up for public comment.

      Some people supported the proposal saying it will create more affordable food options. Simon Joseph owns the Roaming Harvest Food Truck, he says, "We'd love to see more food trucks in town. All the great food towns have street food, it's our mantra. The healthy competition... it breeds quality!"

      Others, like Nick McAllister, the owner of House of Doggs in Traverse City said they like the idea but want the rules to be fair. McAllister explains, "The food trucks will find out that there's not enough business in the off-season, so they will find the days that are busier and they'll be down there and they'll tap into that profit that we desperately need."

      There was no vote on the food truck ordinance Monday night.

      7&4 News is told the discussions will continue at a meeting on May 6th. A vote could come at that meeting as well.