While the new law that requires the trucks to move every hour may result in an exciting scavenger-hunt style city rampage for those who enjoy the thrill of the chase, I tell you, THIS SHALL NOT STAND.
“Led by District 1 County Supervisor Gloria Molina, the L.A. Board of Supervisors has pased new restrictions that will effectively eliminate taco trucks from our streets. Under Supervisor Molina’s new rules, taco trucks will have to change location every hour, or face a misdemeanor charge carrying a $1000 fine and/or jail. Yes, jail.
Taco Trucks are a special facet of Los Angeles, and something we don’t want to lose.
Let’s send Gloria Molina and the L.A. Board of Supervisors a message that we cherish our local vendors and don’t want to see them move away. Go to SaveOurTacoTrucks.org to sign the petition!”
Petition?!? This requires more than a petition. This requires riots in the streets! Class issues, race issues, personal freedoms (shouldn’t I be able to eat on the razor’s edge of tepid mystery meat if I effing want to?) and issues about the diversity of foodstuffs in this city figure into this argument. Please pass the word: a petition isn’t enough. This requires serious media scrutiny & public outrage. Besides, without taco trucks, 1/3 of all LA-based blog subject matter is immediately wiped from the slate!