Columbus city council OKs food truck rules

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Food trucks are now allowed to peddle their wares on Columbus city streets.

After years of discussions, the city council on Monday unanimously approved legislation allowing food trucks to park and conduct business on public streets. Previously, they could park and sell their food only on private property.

The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports the new legislation is supported by food truck owners and the city's restaurant association. It includes an appeals process for restaurant owners who want food trucks parked near their establishments to move.

Food trucks have to have health and fire inspections, pay inspection and license fees and buy an annual permit to park on city streets. An advisory board will pick designated spots for vending, and review and propose new rules for the trucks.