BEND, Ore. (AP) -- The city of Bend will consider new rules on Monday for some food carts that have wheels but don't use them.
Food carts that stay in one spot for more than 14 days would need a permit and a review by the city, the Bend Bulletin reports. Part of that review would be to address issues like parking -- usually the concern of brick-and-mortar establishments.
Carts that share a location with existing businesses would be regulated differently from those that sit on undeveloped, vacant parcels.
A review could require the property owner to put in a paved parking lot, install stormwater drainage or develop a certain amount of landscaping to meet municipal guidelines.
The land owners, not the food carts themselves, are responsible for the permits and improvements.