Residents and City Council members in Story City, Iowa have voted down a proposal to build a Love’s truck stop in their town.
The truck stop was to go in on the Interstate 35 exit ramp.
Residents of the town collected signatures and campaigned against the truck stop. Many cited sex trafficking, crime and pollution as problems that arise with truck stops, KCCI reported.
On Monday night, truck stop opponents packed the city council meeting to voice their opposition, however, the truck stop did have some support. One resident said that the truck stop would be good for the town’s economy as the truck stop would have provided tax revenue and 50 new jobs for the community.
According to KCCI, residents in attendance cheered and applauded when the last council member voted block the truck stop from being built.
Story City, Iowa is located just off of Interstate 35, approximately 45 miles north of Des Moines. According to the Story City Chamber of Commerce, Story City is a small town with a population of 3,431.
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