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Scottsdale mayor issues license to ice cream truck

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -

Scottsdale has lifted its 40-year ban on ice cream trucks. Children will now be able to buy ice cream on the streets of Scottsdale. Thursday, the mayor issued the first mobile food vendor license.

Mayor Jim Lane issued the first mobile food vendor license to "Leo's Ice Cream" truck after the Scottsdale City Council voted to lift a ban stemming from the 1970s, which banned ice cream trucks from serving within city limits.

"We were not legally allowed to sell in Scottsdale because there was a ban on any vendors in the Scottsdale neighborhoods," said Sydney Kirsch, ice cream truck owner.

The truck owner, a 16-year-old Arcadia High School student, worked with her family to get the ban lifted.

"Leo, the previous owner, emailed the mayor asking why this was happening and he kind of got it rolling and then it started up and he went off to school and my family and I we finished it off and got the law passed," said Kirsch.

"We decided hey this is an opportunity to see if we couldn't unleash maybe a demand for something that had been withheld from the citizens of Scottsdale and the residential community for a long time," says W.J. Jim Lane, Scottsdale mayor.

"It really sends a message... that our environment is a positive one," he added.

Kirsch is the first person to receive a permit from the city of Scottsdale to operate an ice cream truck. Mayor Lane was her first customer.

The new law will be known as "Leo's Law" -- named after the truck's previous owner Leo Blavin who contacted the mayor to lift the ban.

The ordinance has restrictions on when and where ice cream truck operators can play their music. All the drivers and employees have to undergo background checks as well as fingerprinting.

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