City Council focuses on food truck bill

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Food trucks took center stage Monday during a Philadelphia City Council meeting. (WPVI)

Food trucks took center stage Monday during a Philadelphia City Council meeting.

The Committee on Streets and Services listened to testimony on a bill requiring inspections and other regulations regarding the vehicle's fuel tanks.

Council president Darrell Clarke proposed the measure last year, after a mother and her daughter were killed when their food truck exploded in Hunting Park.

He says safety must be the city's first priority.

"The fact that we should have a safe environment when you look at areas like universities, Temple University, Drexel University, Penn, you literally have blocks and blocks of food trucks in close proximity to a number of pedestrians," Clark said.

Clark says he hopes to have the bill finalized by next month.

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