I thought they already shot those proposals down, what gives?
If anything, these boys are firmly implanted in the neighborhoods they serve and have somewhat of a fighting chance.
San Bernardino county has practically none of these and it's hard to find anything aside from Dennys, or a drive-thru open past 2200.
03.2.09 - 1:26 pm
I don't know much about this debate, so I probably shouldn't chime in. But aren't the Taco trucks able to cut a bunch of corners, and skip taxes, or whatever. I'll bet there's a handful of ways they have an unfair advantage over physical restaurants and would drive them out of business. If that's not true, if its truly fair competition, then someone please explain. I honestly don't know much about the topic.
03.2.09 - 2:28 pm
I Love Leo's!! TWBG loves Leo's too.
Here's the latest that I found back in October 2008.
No Appeal Over Ruling on Taco Trucks
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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: October 4, 2008
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said Friday that it would not appeal a judge’s ruling in August that threw out a law requiring taco truck operators to move every hour or face $1,000 fines and possible jail time.
Phil Greenwald, an attorney for the vendors, praised the decision. “After all, they’re not selling porn, they’re not selling drugs, all they’re selling is food,” he told The Associated Press. “Carne asada is not a crime.”
The law was passed last spring after restaurateurs complained that taco trucks parking on the streets near their businesses were drawing away customers and forcing some businesses to the brink of bankruptcy.
The truck drivers, many of them immigrants, complained that they were unfairly singled out. The ban affected unincorporated sections of the county, including the vast, largely Latino East Los Angeles neighborhood.
No citations issued since the ordinance went into effect May 15 will be prosecuted, Mr. Greenwald said.
The district attorney’s decision came nearly a month after county officials announced they would ask the judge to reconsider his decision to throw out the law. The officials have argued the trucks are a nuisance because they park at the same spot every day and bring in noise and traffic.
Judge Dennis Aichroth of Los Angeles Superior Court ruled Aug. 27 that the law was “too ambiguous to be enforceable.”
The county supervisor, Gloria Molina, introduced the ordinance. A phone message left with her office Friday for comment was not immediately returned.
Ms. Molina’s spokeswoman, Roxane Marquez, said last spring that the ordinance was meant to regulate “quality-of-life issues.”
“Our intent was not to put any catering trucks out of business, but to ensure fairness to our residents — those who live in homes right in front of or across the street from where trucks do business,” Ms. Marquez said.
03.3.09 - 12:38 am