The city of Las Vegas is working on a plan to designate certain areas in downtown Las Vegas for catering / food trucks. Currently, the city plans on designating spots in three areas – the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Ave.; the Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St.; and the Bonneville Transit Center, 101 E. Bonneville Ave. Right to use these spaces will be awarded through a lottery open only to licensed mobile food vendors. The lottery is scheduled for later this summer.
Through www.YourVoiceVegas.com, the city is seeking input from the public on where else they would like to see permanent spots for these popular vendors. Last year, the City Council voted to create a buffer zone of 150’ between food / catering trucks and a restaurant so there are some limitations on where these spaces may be designated.
Launched in December 2012, YourVoiceVegas.com is an online website forum that allows residents to interact with city leaders 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Sign-up is easy allowing for registration on the site itself or via an existing Facebook account. Once registered, users can submit original ideas, refine ideas that the city might put forth, second a neighbor’s idea or participate in a survey or poll.
As an incentive, those who participate will accrue points based on their level of participation and be eligible for a number of rewards. Some of the rewards include free tickets to the Mob Museum and Cultural Affairs concerts as well as passes for the city’s fitness and swimming centers.