If all goes according to plan, The Chaac-Mool Food truck, on the park’s 19th street promenade, will move to the curb. A proposal by Supervisor Scott Wiener would move the food truck from its prominent spot within the park to its periphery, where 19th Street dead-ends into the park. Wiener described the measure as a compromise between community members who believe that food trucks commercialize The City’s few bastions of nature and the Recreation and Park Department, which wants to collect permit fees from food trucks. The San Francisco Examiner has the story:
“Personally, I don’t have a problem with there being a food truck in the park.” Wiener said. “However, there are quite a few folks who do. This to me is a good compromise — basically it will be right on the edge of the park, but not in it.”
The measure would transfer ownership of that portion of the street from the Department of Public Works to the parks department, which would enable the parks department to move the truck to the street while retaining the permit revenue that it generates. Although the measure would not require the department to relocate the cart, Wiener said both departments are on board with the idea.