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Council delays food truck vote

Decision delayed to Sept. 13th
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Posted at 3:42 PM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 16:42:42-04

The Omaha City Council has again delayed a vote on whether to force food truck operators to collect the city's restaurant tax.

Council members voted 5-2 to delay a vote until September 13th. The delay is so the city can draft clear rules on where food trucks can operate, and vote on both issues at once.  The Omaha Food Truck Association says they are willing to collect the city's 2.5% restaurant tax, as long as they have clear rules on where and when they can operate.

Association President Kelly Keegan says he's confident that the city's delay will give them time to make food truck regulations that will benefit vendors.