Leo's Ice Cream gets 1st Scottsdale truck license since 1970s

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - The mayor of Scottsdale issued the first mobile food vendor license Thursday afternoon to Leo's Ice Cream.

The business is now owned by Arcadia High School student, Sydney Kirsch.

Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane issued the license to Kirsch and then purchased the first "legal" ice cream.

The Scottsdale City Council voted in April to lift a ban stemming from the 1970s that banned ice cream trucks from serving within city limits.

The new law is known as "Leo's Law," named after 18-year-old Leo Blavin, who led the charge to lift the ban.

Blavin began his fight to get the ban lifted when he started running an ice cream truck business with his dad.

He has since moved on to college and sold his business to Kirsch.

Scottsdale banned ice cream trucks in the 1970s because of concerns over drug deals and illegal activities going on inside the trucks.

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