Trends & Talkers: Food Truck PermitsUPDATED 7:35 PM HST Apr 24, 2014Video Transcript
PAUSE FOR MUSIC Happening now - food vendors are voicing their opinion on a program that requires food trucks to have a permit within the Hawaii Capital Special District. That's the area around the capital. The permits cost $400. Mayor Kirk Caldwell returned the bill to the City Council due to the lack of sufficient input from food truck operators. The bill automatically became law about a month ago. Many vendors say the program was made into law without their input, so they have a chance to get on the record tonight. Many of you sounding off online as well. Duane Chase thinks the fee, is no big deal, "Just pay da one time chump change, and they're golden. .are they really that cheap wen it comes to making a paycheck? ? Smh" But Tish Tam Sing counters, "Yeah let's give small,local businesses a hard time! This why the "American Dream" is dead, and nothing but a lie." And Randy Perez suggests, "All they got to do is protest it and threaten to move out because those politicians are the ones who are going to suffer with no food close by." KITV is at the meeting right now, tune in at 10 for the latest on this story. In the meantime, we want to know what you think - is $400 a reasonable permit fee? Head to facebook and let us know.