Sun, 04 Jun 2017 01:30:13 +0000Food truck advocate keeps trucking amidst delaysFood truck advocate keeps trucking amidst delayshttp://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12513/6945074?cpt=8&wpid=2637KRCR"i hope this thing goes through because i think redding deserves it, and if you look around, redding needs it. we need a vibrant city." it's a food fight in downtown redding, as a man's dream of putting a food truck court near a busy downtown intersection isn't being gobbled up without protests. good evening and thank you for joining us, i'm jerry olenyn. the food truck court in redding that was supposed to open in early june is being postponed because of protestors... krcr news channel 7's tiffany wong went to learn more about what the complaints are, and what this means for the project... she joins us now good evening tiffany. good evening jerry, todd franklin tells me he's hoping to work things out with these protestors who are concerned with increased noise and lack of parking for his food truck court. todd franklin's idea to transform carnegie park by bringing seven food trucks to the area was narrowly approved by city council members march 21. after getting the green light, franklin started right away and planned to have it up and running june first...but is now facing resistance... "we had some stuff come up where people were protesting the whole idea, and they're protesting the abc license, and so really we're kind of at a standstill." some of the issues brought up were the lack of parking spaces would mean there's more people down here every day. right now, this park is vacant. there should be a flurry of activity right now getting ready to open up at 11." final draft brewery is right around the corner, and the owners support franlkin's vision. "we feel that this is the best use of a public area, this specific park needs something like what todd is bringing comes up with an idea, and we want to tell everyone everything that's wrong with it. let's streamline some of this stuff, let's make it easier to revitalize downtown. let's not put up so many roadblocks. and i hope by me going through this, it makes it better for somebody else." franklin tells me this is just a bump in the road, and he's still been meeting with food truck businesses--he couldn't give me an estimate of when he expects it to open, but he hopes as quickly as possible. tiffany wong, krcr news channel 7.