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ALBERTA: Naheed Nenshi, mayor of Calgary After gathering research on which municipal departments are involved with starting and licensing a food truck business, Mr. Nenshi and his team found an opportunity to streamline the process by issuing permits through the department of traffic management, which was already issuing similar permits for festivals and special events. A pilot program involving the licensing of 10 food trucks was launched in the summer of 2011, and plans are now under way to expand the program. This simple yet innovative approach cut through red tape and resulted in food truck businesses being able to get up and running in less than three weeks.
(Chris Young/Chris Young for The Globe and Mail)