City Eyes Permits for Ice Cream Operators; Truck Vendors Selling Treats to Children Would Need License, Councilman Says
Patterson, Steve, The Florida Times Union
Byline: Steve Patterson
A Jacksonville councilman wants the city to screen the backgrounds of ice cream truck operators to keep children safe.
"I really think that [in the case of] someone who would be driving continuously around a neighborhood and dealing with children, you don't want someone with a criminal record," Councilman Don Redman said. "You want someone with reasonably good character."
Redman introduced a bill last week to require any ice cream truck operator working in Duval County - including the Beaches or Baldwin - to have a permit issued by Jacksonville's Office of Public Parking. People working without one could face a $500 fine and 60 days …
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Publication information: Article title: City Eyes Permits for Ice Cream Operators; Truck Vendors Selling Treats to Children Would Need License, Councilman Says. Contributors: Patterson, Steve - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: January 15, 2013. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2013 Gale Group.
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