The News You Need To Know Today
Here's the news you need to know this morning:
Food Truck Ordinance Going To Planning Board
The City Council last week passed an ordinance governing the trucks. It now goes to the planning board before it takes effect, likely next month. It would allow food trucks to operate at any public parking spots in the city except for about 15 blocks between Garden and Main Streets, from Baylen to Tarragona Street. Read more here.
Meals On Wheels Needs Volunteers
The Meals on Wheels program has seen an increase in recipients and a decrease in volunteers during the pandemic. Read more about the program here.
DeSantis Pledges To Fight Federal, Local Vaccination Mandates
Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday that Florida will fight local and federal COVID-19 vaccination mandates for public and private workers, warning that such requirements will have a “huge impact” on public safety. Read more here.
Tens Of Thousands in Louisiana Are Still Without Power After Ida
Hurricane Ida stripped thousands of residents in this state of their power, their livelihoods, and in wrecking their homes, it dropped their net worth almost to zero. Read more here.
At The Capitol...
Congressional leaders and top security officials say the U.S. Capitol will be well-prepared for a far-right rally expected for the area on Saturday, including plans to reinstall perimeter fencing that was up for months after the Jan. 6 insurrection. Read more here.
In case you missed coverage of last night's Met Gala, here's a gallery of some of the best looks from the red carpet.