Mesa City Council to vote on whether food truck park can stay open

By Vaughan Jones
Published: Sunday, December 5, 2021 - 3:55pm
Updated: Sunday, December 5, 2021 - 4:09pm
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A popular food truck park in Mesa has received complaints about noise and traffic from nearby residents. 

Owners claim the land is a public park, which allows food trucks under city zoning law, but Mesa City Council members are expected to decide the fate of the food trucks this week.

Neighborhood residents say Power Food Park, which operates on a dirt lot in Mesa near Brown and Power roads, should not be so close to a residential area.

City Council members voted to have a public hearing on Dec. 8 to discuss an ordinance that would increase the required distance between operational food trucks and homes to 250 feet.

Craig Vossler is a resident of the neighborhood affected by the trucks. He spoke at a City Council meeting last week.

“They’ve been in business for a year now, they never got the correct zoning. They punted,” said Vossler.

Council members were expected to vote this week on whether to rezone the land, but have delayed the decision until next month.