The Taco Jalisco taco truck should be back at its regular spot next to the Liquor Warehouse soon if background checks on employees come back clean and workers receive their food handlers permits from Solano County according to Benicia Police Lt. Frank Hartig.
“It’s just a permit issue,” said Hartig on Tuesday, October 9.
Officials in the City Finance office confirmed that the business license renewal fee has been paid and Hartig said the solicitors license has also been paid.
“The owner came in and paid for the renewal but he didn’t have the county paperwork,” said Hartig. “He had to go back to the county and pay that renewal. That was all done.”
The city requires solicitors and vendors working in the city to have background checks to confirm they haven’t been convicted of sex crimes or other crimes of moral turpitude.
The county requires workers in food trucks to have a food handlers permit.
According to Hartig, the city is currently running background checks on two people associated with the popular truck. “They’ve paid their fees and now we’re just waiting for the returns on the criminal histories,” said Hartig. “It takes anywhere from a week to 10 days and it’s only been a week.”
For Hartig, the reopening of the truck will make his workday easier. “A lot of cops are saying ‘What’s going on?’” said Hartig.
Calls to the truck owner have not been returned.
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