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Customers line up at the Cantina on Wheels food truck during the Trucks by the Tracks benefit at Railroad Park in September. (Tamika Moore/tmoore@al.com)

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The Birmingham City Council delayed a vote on a proposed mobile food vendors' ordinance this morning due to the hospitalization of Council President Maxine Parker.

Parker, who had been hospitalized at Princeton Baptist Medical Center, , according to sources close to her family.

The council streamlined today's agenda, and is expected to reconsider the mobile food vendors' proposal at its next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19, according to councilman Johnathan Austin.

The issue of how to regulate Birmingham's growing food truck scene has been simmering at Birmingham City Hall since July 2012, when some restaurants complained the trucks and push carts were taking away their business.

The Greater Birmingham Street Food Coalition has opposed some of the proposed regulations, .

Updated at 3:14 CST on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, to add that Birmingham City Councilwoman Maxine Parker has died.

Updated at 1:50 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, to correct that the Council will reconsider the food truck proposal at its next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19.


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