Ice Cream Trucks Now Legal in Aurora After 65 Years


After long last, ice cream trucks are no longer an illegal entity in Aurora, Colorado. A decades-old law outlawing the vehicles has been lifted after a long 65 years. Licensed trucks are now able to sell sweet treats on the streets to help cool down residents.

In 1957, the city banned ice cream trucks. They were called a “nuisance” and many locals hated the idea of having to watch the trucks drive up and down the street. The vehicles were also seen as a safety concern, as an accident could occur with children running after the truck.

Aurora City Council put an end to the law, led by Aurora Councilman Dustin Zvonek who formed the Red Tape Reduction Committee. The committee was created to work on repealing and reviewing outdated laws.

“It’s a great day for the people of Aurora. It’s a great day for the city of Aurora. I’ve been in the business 25 years, and we’ve gone to city council meetings with absolutely no luck at all,” said Paul Capley, with Ice Cream Wagon.

Zvonek was able to get the law repealed by the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Rick, the driver of the Ice Cream Wagon, was given the city’s first legal license since the ban was put in place.

The new ordinance passed unanimously on the first reading and does not require a second. Looks like ice cream trucks won’t be going away anytime soon with the summer heat in full swing.


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