Food Truck Feeding Frenzy

Zoning Practice — September 2013

By Rodney Arroyo, AICP, Jill Bahm, AICP


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This article discusses a range of issues for communities to consider as they add or update regulations for food trucks and other mobile vendors.


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Sept. 1, 2013
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About the Authors

Rodney Arroyo, AICP
Rod Arroyo, AICP is a Partner with Giffels Webster in Detroit. He has a Master of City Planning Degree from Georgia Tech and he has served on the adjunct faculty in Wayne State University's Graduate Urban Planning Program. Rod has over 35 years of planning experience.

Jill Bahm, AICP
Jill Bahm, AICP has a broad planning background that includes work in both the public and private sector. She earned a Master of Urban and Regional Planning and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications/English from the University of Michigan. She is a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners, and a member of the American Planning Association (APA) and Michigan Association of Planning (MAP). Jill currently serves as the chair of the Main Street Oakland County Advisory Board. Jill’s experience as a city planner and DDA executive director, combined with her commercial real estate experience, marketing and promotional skills, allows her the opportunity to assist clients with a variety of projects. Jill is frequently asked to develop and facilitate educational workshops at the local, regional, and state level. She has worked with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) on the creation of workshops aimed at helping communities improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the development review process.