Tensions over the Hamilton's proposed Food Truck by-law have eased after a meeting of all sides organized by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.
Food Truck owners, restauranteurs and BIA representatives met face to face yesterday in a session that started with angry exchanges and ended with some compromise.
While City Staff is still mulling over potential changes to the by law, the meeting allowed for the sides to clear the air over some issues.
One compromise put forward is similar to what is going on now in Toronto--designated spots for food trucks, with a revenue-sharing system for the BIAs similar to parking meters.
Hamilton's proposed Food Truck bylaw would allow the mobile vendors to set up within 20 metres of a bricks and mortar restaurant.