Food Trucks

Over 1,000 people completed the City of Courtenay food truck survey, which closed on March 11, 2016. 

95 percent of survey respondents declared their support for increasing food truck opportunities in the city.

At the Courtenay City Council Meeting on Monday, May 16, 2016, Courtenay Council voted to pass first, second, and third reading of "Business Licence Amendment Bylaw 2847, 2016” – a bylaw with proposed new food truck regulations in the City of Courtenay. The bylaw regulations were developed after careful review of the results of the Food Truck Survey, as well as consultation with City of Courtenay staff, the Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association, and the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The bylaw would permit food trucks on private commercial property zoned for restaurant use, at least 30 metres away from an existing restaurant. A set number of food trucks would also be permitted in designated areas in the following City parks:

  • Lewis Park
  • Airpark Walkway
  • Standard Park

Read the bylaw:

Proposed Business Licence Amendment 2847 May 2016 [PDF - 1.3 MB]

Read the staff report:

April 18, 2016 Staff Report: Options for Food Truck Pilot Project [PDF - 3.9 MB]

What does this mean? What are the next steps?

Changes to municipal bylaws require a statutory approval process and public notification. The proposed bylaw amendment will be presented to Council for final reading and adoption at the next regular Council meeting on June 13, 2016. If approved, the new regulations would go into effect on the next business day – June 14, 2016.

If you wish to provide feedback:

By email:  jward@courtenay.ca

By mail:

John Ward, CMC
Director of Legislative Services
City of Courtenay
830 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC, V9N 2J7

The deadline to respond is Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

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