Vendors Rules in Midland May be Changing 1/22/14
CBS 7 News
If you're driving around the city of Midland, you may see various vendors on certain streets and corners. The question some vendors are asking is who is there legally? What do you have to do to be there legally?
Legal vendor, Todd Brown, owns Browns BBQ and has been working his food truck for ten years. He's at the head of the quest for an association for all food trucks. Brown says he's been working with Midland Code Administrator Steve Thorpe to not only create an association, but to also redefine the current ordinance.
Right now, vendors get permits from the Police Department who enforce this ordinance. Sara Higgins with the Midland Police Department says it's a tough rule to enforce because the department has more pressing matters.
She says, "The idea behind the new ordinance would actually be just to cut down on the number of unpermitted vendors in the first place. Ultimately the police are the ones with the power to enforce, but our code compliance division is working hard to gain compliance before enforcement must be taken."
Brown says that right now he's waiting on an application back for an association from the secretary of state. Until then, all he can do is wait and continue to follow the rules. For questions you can visit Brown's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/getaroundbrown.