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Hot topics up for discussion at Eau Claire City Council meeting


Eau Claire (WQOW) - The Eau Claire City Council will meet next week. Here is a breakdown of some of the topics the council will discuss:

Food Truck Ordinance: On the city council agenda, more amendments to the city's mobile food truck ordinance. The changes are meant to encourage more applicants. As it's written, the amendments would allow food trucks to sell in a single spot for a longer time, upping it to six hours from four hours. 
They would also be able to sell in a more locations, including the Schlegelmilch parking lot, and within 200 feet of a restaurant, if that restaurant gives permission. It also lowers the license fee. 

City Hall Location: The future site of the new, temporary city hall will be back up for a vote on Tuesday. As News 18 reported in late April, the council postponed signing a lease at the former 3M building on Prairie Lane, because the location is not on a public transit route, and it would be hard for the public to get to city council meetings. According to city documents, the 3M building is still being recommended for city hall, while the county board room is the most cost-effective option for city council meetings. That vote is Tuesday.  

Pablo Center's 1st event: The Pablo Center at the Confluence will hold what seems to be its first official event in just 10 days. According to the city council packet, the monthly Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce's monthly "Business After Hours" event is Monday, May 14 in the lobby. Organizers are expecting 300 people. They're asking for a temporary liquor license for that night. 

Related: EC Transit could reduce rates for low income riders.

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