WILMINGTON, NC - (WECT) - The owner of the Patty Wagon, a Wilmington area food truck, is petitioning City Council.
Even though the Patty Wagon has been setting up shop downtown for about a year, James Smith, says he recently found out he was violating the city's code.
He says the code states food trucks can only sit in private parking lots if they are considered an accessory to that business. Smith had permission from the business he used to park outside of, but because the food truck could not be considered an accessory to that business, he is no longer allowed to sit there.
Now he has started a petition, and says he will be going before Wilmington City Council Monday morning to ask them if they can amend the code.
"I just think it's something that needs to change," said Smith. "It's not anybody's fault, it's just that the code doesn't allow for us right now, I'm not trying to ruffle any feathers, I'm not trying to step on anybody's toes or ruin anybody's business, I'm just trying to make my own."
As of Sunday afternoon, the petition already had more than 200 signatures.