Many officials at and the were frustrated seven months ago when the Novato City Council did not approve new restrictions on mobile food vendors who tend to park near schools and sell their junk food to kids.
What the council was essentially, "Let's get the major players together and come to a consensus first, then we'll talk about crafting a new ordinance."
The teamwork worked. On Tuesday, the Novato City Council unanimously approved new 1,500-foot buffer zone on food truck proximity to school campuses. The vendors who tend to park their trucks close to the high schools during lunch hours and after school now have to park more than a quarter-mile away.
See the attached videos to gauge the reaction of Novato High Principal Rey Mayoral, who was a staunch supporter of clamp-down restrictions on the vendors, and Miguel Villareal, the nutrition guru of the Novato Unified School District.
For a complete story on the council's action, check out this story from the .