Food trucks have been noticeably absent from downtown Regina lately, largely due to an increase in food truck permits.
The permits have increased by $280 to total $1680 per permit; currently double that of cities like Vancouver and Edmonton.
Mayor Michael Fougere said while vendors won`t have public permits, they can still participate privately.
“During the (Regina) farmers market, the farmers market actually regulates the food trucks out there, so it’s a separate issue completely,” Fougere said. “This is when the market is not on, so (Thursday) as an example, it’s a different system for issuing permits.”
However, Fougere said something needs to be done.
“There’s one company that has one truck that’s out there that’s been out there this week, so clearly we have to look at how expensive it is and how this works, so I’ve asked administration to take a look at this and try and make it more affordable so we can actually animate the plaza a bit more with more trucks out there.”
There is no time frame for city administration to announce their findings on the matter.