“We are not messing with food trucks,” El Campo Mayor Randy Collins declared during Monday’s Council session.

His announcement came just moments after a request to table discussion of possible updates to the city food truck ordinance via a newly-formed council committee.

Council unanimously approved tabling the discussion – indefinitely.

“If it needs to come back, let the city manager bring it,” Councilwoman Gloria Harris said.

Food truck activity in El Campo has grown throughout 2020, vying for dollars with restaurants offering takeout-only options during COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns.

City ordinances were set where food trucks can operate and make them subject to inspections.

With a permit, a food truck can operate on a public street or private property with permission.

At the same session, council delayed talk on parade regulations with City Manager Courtney Sladek saying more research was needed.

No discussion took place on the issue of the blight fight either during Monday’s session. Instead, the proposed ordinance was released to council.

Council is now set to address the issue in a called workshop tentatively set for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28.

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