Columbus Food Truck Regulations Irritate Owners

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Unhappiness by food truck owners over proposed rules may thwart efforts by Columbus to regulate the fast-growing industry.

The city is trying to develop guidelines for the times and places the trucks can operate on public property but are having trouble getting owners to show up for inspections.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Monday that it's unlikely enough trucks will pass examination to fill 15 metered locations the city has provided in the downtown area.

The paper says just 11 food truck owners out of an estimated 150 showed up for recent inspections.

Columbus officials argue the owners of food trucks keep adding demands and won't be satisfied with regulations, while the food truck vendors say they have to jump through too many hoops for not enough street spaces.