The Fife City Council unanimously approved a proposal to allow food trucks to operate in the city limits.
At a first reading Tuesday, council members voted for an ordinance that would allow mobile food units that are common in many cities in the South Sound, but are currently not permitted in Fife. The council must take final action to enact the new policy.
A mobile food unit was defined by city staff as a "self-contained kitchen" in a motorized vehicle or a vehicle that can be towed by a motorized vehicle.
The food trucks would be required to meet a long list of Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department requirements and would be confined to five zoning districts in the city, including mixed-use, commercial, business park and industrial zones.
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