October 12, 2012 (Pittsburgh, PA) – “How to Change A Law,” a two-part lecture series presented by Franktuary and Pittsburgh’s alternative college Saxifrage School, was attended by more than one hundred concerned citizens over the past two weeks. The first lecture was presented by Robert Frommer of the Institute for Justice and focused on competition law and the Constitution. The second lecture was presented by Matt Barron, the Policy Director for Councilman Bill Peduto, and covered potential changes to Pittsburgh’s current mobile vending code. Attendees and community members will now rally around Pittsburgh’s food trucks – organized as PghMobileFood – and add their feedback to the proposed new legislation that will be revealed on Sunday, October 14 by Councilman Peduto.
The community support rally will take place in East LIberty, in the parking lot of Big Brothers, Big Sisters at 5989 Penn Circle South from 1 pm to 3 pm. Pittsburgh’s food trucks will be present selling their wares, petitions will circulate, and the community will have the chance to review Councilman Peduto’s drafted legislation. Pittsburgh food truck owners will also be inducted in the newly formed PghMobileFood organization.
“A great community of people formed around this issue at the classes we held,” said Franktuary co-owner Megan Lindsey. “We have high hopes that the current codes and regulations will be updated to reflect Pittsburgh’s vibrant and growing food scene and protect the rights of mobile entrepreneurs to earn an honest living from their trucks.”
Citizens interested in supporting the cause who cannot attend the rally are encouraged to submit their email address at www.pghmobilefood.com so they can receive instructions on how to write to their City Council representative and sign the petition.
Community Support Rally
Sunday, October 14, 1-3 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters parking lot
5989 Penn Circle South