There will be no food cart regulations—at least for now.
The Bend City Council decided to hold off on passing new rules that would have forced some food carts to upgrade the locations of their carts with potentially costly additions such as parking, landscaping and possibly even paving.
Food cart owners had been highly concerned by the proposed new regulations on their carts and packed the city council chambers Wednesday night.
In a surprise move, City of Bend Senior Planner Aaron Henson recommended that the new food cart rules be removed entirely from a larger group of regulations being considered by the council.
The city will now work closely with food cart owners to draft rules applying to them. The council gave no timeline for the completion of that process.