Las Vegas Food Truck Lottery To Award Spaces

City Council has a plan to help solve some of the city’s food truck concerns

The new lottery system is in response to legislation from earlier in the year.

Three downtown Las Vegas parking spaces will be given out to food truck operators, KVVU Las Vegas reports. The spaces will be awarded by lottery.

The city of Las Vegas said licensed mobile food vendors wanting to do business in the downtown area registered for a lottery, which will allow them access to three legal parking spots on a rotating basis. The parking spots are located at 100 Bonneville Avenue near the Bonneville Transit Center.

Under this system, the spots will allow mobile food vendors to operate legally. The proposal for the program was approved by Las Vegas city council in February, which was created after a decision last October that banned food trucks from setting up shop within 150 feet from a brick and mortar restaurant.

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The lottery is set to take place Monday at City Hall, and violators of the ordinance could receive a fine up to $1,000 and/or six months in jail.