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Discussion continues over Baltimore's food truck policies

Posted at 9:12 AM, Feb 05, 2019

BALTIMORE — On Tuesday, Maryland's Court of Special Appeals will hear arguments about Baltimore City's food truck policy.

Back in 2017, a circuit court judge in Baltimore struck down the city's 300-foot-rule. That's a law that bans food trucks within 300-feet of a brick-and-mortar business that sell the same foods or services as a truck.

“The trial court correctly ruled that Baltimore’s food truck rules were unconstitutional and could not be enforced,” said IJ Senior Attorney Robert Frommer. “Since that time, food trucks have been free to operate without having to worry that their competition will shut them down. We fully expect the Court of Special Appeals to affirm the lower court ruling and preserve food truck freedom in the Charm City.”

In response to the debate, 10 zones were created for food trucks so they can serve their food without issues.

READ MORE: Baltimore City designates 10 new food truck zones

Two food-truck vendors who filed the original lawsuit, want the courts to declare any ban on food trucks unconstitutional