Sign the Petition

Ξ April 16th, 2008 | → | ∇ Uncategorized |

Led by District 1 County Supervisor Gloria Molina, the L.A. Board of Supervisors has passed 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. Though this ordinance currently affects just unincorporated parts of L.A., that’s 65% of the County. And of course it opens up the doors for legislation closer to home too.

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. This new law needs to be repealed!

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  1. Aaron Sonderleiter signed,

    on April 16th, 2008 at 12:20 am

    Save the trucks!

  2. Van Morgan signed,

    on April 16th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    There are always restaurants that succeed, and always restaurants that fail. Shutting down Taco Trucks won’t help those failing restaurants and harms the community.

  3. Chris Rutherford signed,

    on April 16th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    This is a joke. I will never vote for another of these representatives if this law is enforced

  4. Jason Gallegos signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 3:01 am

    My family has lived in L.A. since the 1920s. My grandfathers worked in the steal industry building rails and my grandmothers seamstress. My Aunts, Uncles, Parents and Cousins almost all went to school here in East Los. I grew up in Boyle Heights and still live here. My father worked on the Red Line, Staples Center and many of the building built here in the last 40 years.

    I am (we are) disgusted that you would attack such a staple of Los Angeles, of East Los, that has been here for so long and so known. Just for a few restaurants complaining because people PREFER the taco trucks.

    It’s as though the stores are making excuses for their crappy food and not making improvements.

    And to think i voted for you… sheesh.

    Ometeo.

  5. Stefanie Ritoper signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 3:39 am

    Taco trucks are an important installation of the Los Angeles Landscape! Making trucks move every hour will make it virtually impossible for them to stay in business, as people seeking these businesses know where to find them.

    Please do not punish taco truck owners and workers who work hard to make Los Angeles a great place to live, work and eat.

  6. Matthew D. Schwartz signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 3:52 am

    This ordinance is truly disgusting and without any moral basis. Taco trucks do not take business from restaurants. They serve different purposes and provide different services. One cannot sit down at a truck and receive table service or consume alcohol, for one thing. Taco trucks have also become an important part of the fabric of Los Angeles, and have provided a way for countless immigrants to start a business and build for the future, while providing a valued service to the community.

  7. Ken Camp signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 9:29 am

    I guess the taco trucks are not corporate enough. Not enough kickbacks. What a crock.

  8. Martha Benedict signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Why provide special protections to restaurants? If they can’t compete with taco trucks, they ought to get out of the restaurant business. The community needs cheap food alternatives, now more than ever.

  9. Anna Martino signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Save the taco trucks!

  10. David Fromme signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Viva los taqueros!

  11. Colby Plath signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Leave the ‘fayucas’ alone.

  12. Patricia Reynaga signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Taco trucks are part of our culture!

  13. George Gaskin signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    It is a dangerous thing when businesses eliminate competition by making a deal with friends holding office. Here’s some advice for those whiney restaurants complainging about the taco trucks: make better food with better service at good prices and suck it up. That’s what we call competition. Keep your hands off my taco.

  14. tom greek signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    why take away some of the best food this city offers?!

  15. Jordan Ethe signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Our trucks are an important part of our identity. Our representative should be aware of that.

  16. Silvia Jalomo signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  17. Zara Scoville signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    We love the taco trucks, and we’ll be furious hungry people if they’re outlawed!
    A hungry man IS an angry man…..

  18. Jose Gutierrez signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Taco trucks must be kept.

  19. Sergio Espinosa signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Unless there is overwhelming evidence that these business ventures harm the body politic, I cannot conceive of an argument that can hold water. Simply enough, these motor restaurants are highly popular and have become a part of the landscape of Los Angeles County. To place over-bearing constraints on them is not only bad public policy, it is also unconstitutional.

  20. Freddy Arroyo signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Carne Asada plate at a restaurant, $10.99.
    Two frozen beef tacos at taco bell, $4.99

    Fresh and Delicious taco plate at the truck, PRICELESS!

    Save the Lonchera Trucks

  21. N. B. Khuu signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    ridiculous

  22. Angus signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    I think this is just going over the line. This is unfair and not right. I hope this does not pass!

  23. Stephen Chan signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Life is not complete without tacos.

  24. Israel Moran signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Hey, Big Taco lobby! If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. “Peace,” of course, meaning carne-asada tacos of the finest taco truck caliber.

  25. Matthew Cutler signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Let us stand up for entrepreneurs

  26. Karen Fukushima signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    I would starve without taco trucks! Leave the taco trucks alone!

  27. Lori Campos signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Shame on you Gloria.

  28. Teresa Cherman signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Gloria Molina is a sell-out! Long live the La Estrella taco trucks in Eagle Rock and Highland Park!


  29. on April 17th, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Who doesn’t like the taco trucks?!

  30. Howie Cherman signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    An essential part of the LA gastro landscape.

  31. Carrie Green signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    I LOVE TACOS! (But only from kick ass taco trucks.) Save them all!

  32. Richard Schave signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Hands off _my_ carne asada.

  33. Alan Passman signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    VIVA LA TORTA!

  34. Hadley Tomicki signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    I don’t support the L.A. Board of Supervisors measure regarding mobile food vendors and find this yet another reason to seriously question how Gloria Molina is spending her time as an elected representative.

  35. Rory Manley-Ciesielski signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    I do not agree with this petition. I work in an area that the restaurants are HUGELY expensive and the taco trucks are my only affordable option if I do not bring my own lunch for the day. Who can afford $10 lunchs everyday? Not the average working class person.

  36. Stephen W. Shipman signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Since when has a LACK of competition, in food or otherwise, produced BETTER outcomes? Certainly not at the LA City Council, a modern day manifestation of feudal society.

  37. Erika Anaya signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    The argument that taco trucks take away business from brick and mortar vendors is probably true, but it’s because they’re offering a more palatable product.

    Every great city has street food - the fact that the LA Board of Supervisors finds the need to prosecute and declare war on the taco trucks and hot dog vendors of are city proves to me they don’t think about the culture and personality that sets us apart. Acts like this strip away the personality and vibrancy of Los Angeles. And there are bigger issues Gloria Molina should be worried about - taco trucks are not one of them.

  38. Lucy signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Instead of wasting your time attacking on immigrants who just come to this country to work, try to come up with new strategies to get the REAL criminals in prison, spend more money on education, and get the state out of these budget cuts. Some people depend on these trucks for living. Put your time, money, and thinking into REAL benefits for the country.

  39. Sean Hess signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    In a city with so few late-night dining choices, Taco Trucks are very important to me!

  40. Anne McAllister signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Vaya con carne!

  41. Erick HUerta signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    There’s nothing like eating lonchera tacos under a full moon.

    ~Peace and Tacos~

  42. Ricardo Cabrera signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Hmmm, good tacos!

  43. Ari Dybnis signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    The fight for tacos is the fight for freedom.

  44. Alena Barrios signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Please do unfairly punish the taco trucks.

    Alena @ Blooms

  45. Andrew Tamashiro signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    I think there are better things to focus our budget-strapped law enforcement agencies on than enforcing these kinds of laws.

  46. Julian Wass signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Please, please repeal this truly silly use of city resources. If customers prefer taco trucks to a particular ‘brick and mortar’ restaurant, then I guess the customers have spoken.

  47. Stephanie Wang signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    To me, this is like saying, I can’t go to my local mom/pop shop for some tacos just b/c it’s on wheels.

  48. William Schlueter signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Taco trucks are part of the culture in LA as well as one of the best places in town to get real Mexican food. I would be devestated if my local taco truck was removed. It has been an important fixture on our street feeding the entire neighborhood of workers for more than 17 years now. Don’t ruin it for us just because you can’t see a way to leach money out of their mostly cash businesses. How dare you.

  49. Blanca Melchor signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    You cant take something form us that we grew up with we wont stand for this anymore.

  50. Guillermo Rama signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Seriously, this is ridiculous.
    The truck on Huntington Dr. in El Sereno called La Golondrina is an institution…….and there are no restaurants to get tacos open after 9:00 P.M. around there…….you expect me to go to Jack-In-The-Box for tacos or something!.!???! C’mon this is really uncool!

  51. Matthew Kang signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Taco trucks are daily sustainance for the average man, woman, and child in East LA. Not all taco trucks compromise small brick-and-mortar businesses and a blanket ordinance would hurt many trucks. The city should just create a permit system to allow trucks to serve a particular area so long as no nearby businesses object to their presence.

  52. C Cooper signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    This is an outrage!

  53. david chow signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    as integral to our cultural fabric as douchebags driving suv’s!!!

  54. Ruben Gomez signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    You’re right she is a sell out. I don’t even eat at taco trucks and I don’t want them gone.

  55. Lauren Chavez signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    taco trucks of the world unite and take over.

  56. Rick Nuhn signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Sunshine, Palm Trees, The Lakers, The Dodgers, and Taco Trucks thats LA get a grip Gloria ….how about fixing the potholes along Wilshire Blvd?

  57. urquiza! signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    this is just like the when they ran the BWHD (bacon wrapped hot dogs) vendors out of LA. street vendors are a cultural human experience. fascism never rest! what’s next the paleta vendors?

  58. karyn g signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    LA wouldn’t be LA without taco trucks. and i agree, it would be better to spend time and energy fixing our streets and our public transportation system - things that are REAL problems in LA.

  59. Jonathan Zajdman signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    There is no logic to getting rid of LA’s taco trucks; find me a restaurant who’s business has been legitimately hindered by a taco truck serving food outside a bar/club/venue at 1:30 or 2am, and maybe you’ll have something of case. Totally ridiculous.

  60. Daniel Silk signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Why does none of the press on this subject fail to mention the superior product and service the trucks provide? Banning them is unfair to the consumer and downright anti-capitalistic.

  61. Jimmy Chen signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    I need my taco trucks!

  62. Carol Cetrone signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    LA without Taco Trucks is not LA…..
    what are you guys thinking ???

  63. Fanny Garcia signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Save the taco trucks!!

  64. Kimba Rogers signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Look, LA is known for various things like our beloved Hollywood sign (which is stupidly being threatened),Palm Tree’s and Venice beach..but a mainstay of Los Angeles is the Taco Truck..this isn’t NY..we need to be able to find good food anywhere at almost anytime..most restaurants aren’t open til 3am but I know of at least 5 taco trucks that are..leave them alone!

  65. Les Kaye signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    I might go to a taco truck once or twice a year, so this is a non-issue for me. What defies logic is why you should waste your, and the taxpayers’ time on such an ordinance, rather than dealing with the problems with the gangs on Drew Street and elsewhere. This is far more serious an issue, and one that has far greater impact to EVERYONE in Los Angeles.

  66. Michael Soller signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    I’m voting taco

  67. Lys Mendez signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Taco trucks exist because there is a market for them. We should encourage this type of small-business development and not continue criminalizing hard working people who are trying to make an honest living.

  68. Hanae Honna signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    seriously.

  69. Jordan Friedman signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    yo quiero taco.

  70. Rolando Cruz signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Don’t we have other thing to take care of in this City? Free the Taco Trucks

  71. Rolando Cruz signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Don’t we have other thing to take care of in this city? Free the Taco Trucks!

  72. Lydia Hernandez signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    I LOVE TACOS!!! Don’t criminalize working people.

  73. Tyson Smith signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    What a waste of resources. You can have my taco when you pry it from my cold dead fingers. In fact, I’m going to get one taco from every taco truck in the neighborhood tonight, and boycott any restaurant that sells them, indefinitely, or until you decide to repeal this idiotic and monopolistic law.

  74. zac signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    save the trucks!!!!

  75. Claudia Mendez signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    This would be a sad loss for East L.A. and all people who appreciate culture!

  76. Tamara Kaiser signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Pro-taco!

  77. Steve Bevilacqua signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Don’t make the taco trucks move every hour. That’s stupid. Let them be. How will we know where to find them? The taco truck on Lincoln below Rose rocks - and that is the only way I know to identify it. Don’t force it to move around the neighborhood.

  78. Anna Walther signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    I love the tacos!!! Don’t let the man (or in this case the woman) get you down!!

  79. Dave Lang signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    As an Echo Park resident, I don’t know if I qualify, but I if there’s no Taco Zone, I might go hungry.

    Most of the trucks I eat at are only there in the PM to late night. If there were brick and mortar restaurants open late that didn’t make me sick (Bright Spot, Burrito King, etc…) I could understand. Tacos are part of this land. People come from all over the country to Los Angeles to eat at these formidable establishments. The people who serve these beautiful tacos, burritos, tortas, and mulitas do the work of saints and should be commended, not condemned.

    save the tacos people!

    Mustang

  80. Jean Allsworth signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Some of the best tacos I ever had were purchased from the truck on Western & 7th. This is a living for the people on the trucks - they are working, not taking welfare. I think the city should really look at how to provide some escape from gangs for the children of this city, and leave the working class alone.

  81. paul bailey signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    taco trucks are not only some of the best culture in la, but they provide the cheap eats that keeps my band happy after shows and rehearsals.

  82. Mei Ma signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Taco trucks provide jobs for working families and affordable meals to the community. They are an integral part of the Los Angeles landscape. To deprive LA of taco trucks is to erase a vital part of its identity. In addition, targeting taco trucks is like targeting the Latino community and this cannot be accepted!

  83. daniel pelletier signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    The Taco trucks harm no one in this city but they do provide an economic opportunity as well as inexpensive food for the populace. This law needs to be repealed. I also will add that I live around the corner from two Taco trucks!

  84. Juan Gomez signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Someone should take Gloria Molina to eat at
    one of these taco trucks……
    after tasting some real good tacos
    I know she’ll change her mind about the taco truck.
    Let the best taco win!!!!!!

    p.s. who ever takes her, take plenty of money
    cuz’ she looks like a heavy hitter.

  85. Anne Powell signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    L.A. should check out how things are done in New York and support these small businesses. Keep the taco trucks on the streets!

  86. Kevin Strick signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    viva la revolucion!

  87. Carl Fischer signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Taco trucks provide an important service for people whose work schedules don’t allow them to eat dinner at regular times. Plus their food is just so good…

  88. Daniel Ortega signed,

    on April 17th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Save them. It’s representative of LA County.

  89. Lisa Oropeza signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Shame on you Gloria!!! Think of what is INSIDE those trucks. Food on a family’s table the next morning, a sense of great pride for making me a better meal than what’s served for triple the price at a takeout place and whether you like it or not, a beloved LA cultural fixture. Listen to this petition and find a compromise, then turn your attention to more urgent matters, like getting the homeless off the streets. Then perhaps you’ll get re-elected.

  90. Carol A. Sonderleiter signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 1:02 am

    I lived in L.A. for several years and go back to visit frequently. The taco trucks are one of my favorite stops. I also eat at good restaurants, but the trucks don’t replace the restaurants - they add an authentic touch of L.A. culture and good food to the neighborhood streets. I love the friendly conversation and atmosphere at the trucks. It seems L.A. has a lot of real problems you would want to spend you time and energy to improve L.A. instead of destroying a tourist delight as welll as an authentic and positive grass roots effort that helps the families that run the trucks as well as the many, many that can’t afford the more expensive restaurants. What a shame!

  91. Lea Rubio signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 2:36 am

    Taco Trucks are part of the street culture its a def no no to try to hate on them..Save the trucks!!

  92. Mark Schultz signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 2:41 am

    Tacos are street food, and frankly they taste better when you’re standing up on a street corner under a street light. Don’t take that away…

  93. art maltby signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 2:57 am

    dont forget about the mariscos trucks in venice!!
    i dont think i could live without them……
    tacp libre!!!

  94. Kevin Agustin signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:18 am

    Taco stands are part of Los Angeles culture. Please don’t push them away from our wonderful city. They mean more to the people of Los Angeles then you know.

  95. Mikail Syeed signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:27 am

    Passing this law would be a terrible blow to the culture of Los Angeles. It was bad enough when Disney “fixed” Times Square — let’s not make the same mistakes as New York. Keep Los Angeles Los Angeles.

  96. Terry Padron signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:38 am

    no.

  97. Ron Reyes signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:47 am

    LA needs it’s taco trucks.

  98. cindylu signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 5:45 am

    I *heart* taco trucks.

  99. Mona signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 6:27 am

    Taco trucks are so much part of the culture of Los Angeles. To eliminate them would be to further homogenize

  100. Maria Gil signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 8:41 am

    If I liked the Westside, I’d go live there, but I DON’T– because it’s the kind of place that would ban Taco Trucks! I stay Eastside because it has soul. Taco trucks are part of the soul of LA. Board of Supervisors, don’t be a soul-sucker.

  101. Cynthia White signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Another example of the city kow-towing to establishment business.

  102. Gina Aldana signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 9:05 am

    Gloria Molina perdio mi voto. Salva los Taco Trucks!

  103. Margo Candela signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Taco trucks provide a tasty service to the community.

  104. Ashley Hutchins signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Taco trucks bring so much character to a city that could never have too much. Don’t destroy such a classic piece of LA.


  105. on April 18th, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Gloria Molina is out of touch with the community, with the very soul of what makes us a vibrant crosscultural city. Taco trucks build community; taco trucks create positive interruptions in an over-planned, over-built concrete city, where people come together in that rarest of places - outdoors! - to tranquilly share space and a few minutes of positive civic interaction. Taco trucks should be seen, contrary to Supervisor Molina’s position, as role models for other forms of public interaction in the city’s commons. Taco trucks are worthy of community celebration and civic pride.

  106. Angela Loyd signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 10:58 am

    These trucks are part of the wonderful mix of flavors in LA. We need them as much as they need us!

  107. Colby Genrich signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 11:13 am

    If there was ever a time to come together for a common cause, to coalesce as a common people, it’s for this - the taco truck. Unido estamos parados!

  108. Andrew Brabbée signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Es una desgracia lo que esté haciendo la ciudad a los pobres vendedores de tacos. Ellos nos alimentan todos los días y cómo les agradecen…sin verguenzas.

  109. Ruben Vasquez III signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Get off of their backs and let them earn an honest leaving!

  110. Michelle Unrot signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Please don’t take away my favorite taco trucks!

  111. Veronica Buenrostro signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Instead of hurting honest, hard working people, Ms. Molina, along with your other fellow Supervisors (and all other politicians) “Why don’t you focus on the real problems facing our communities (homelessness, gangs, rising gas prices)?”

  112. Eric Stone signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 11:56 am

    These trucks are part of what make this city great. They should be celebrated, not banned. Very few of them are in real, direct competition with restaurants and almost all of them provide an important service to their communities.

  113. Bill Krauss signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    The effort to ban taco trucks is misguided at best. These small-business owners deserve all of our support. The taco truck is to L.A. what the street hot dog cart is to N.Y. — an essential ingredient in making the city what it is.

  114. Yuisa Gimeno signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    This is another form of intimidating immigrants back into the shadows. We gotta build a movement to stop the right-wing, even if some of them are Latinos!

  115. adriana signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    I hope this helps.I will forward this petition over to everyone I know

  116. Addi-bubs signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    SAVE OUR TRUCKS!!!
    ATTICA! ATTICA!!

  117. rachelle signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Tacos!!!

  118. C. Thi Nguyen signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    I’ve written an editorial on this for the LA Times - it should be out on Monday. Save the trucks!

  119. Steve Chae signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  120. xavi moreno signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Hey Gloria Molina how you think King Taco got’s it start….damn when can we get her out of office?

  121. Ara Kassabian signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Let’s see…. Ban taco trucks or provide healthcare to disadvantaged people? Well, obviously, banning taco trucks is more important! Way to go, Supervisor Molina!

  122. Rebecca Garcia signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Gloria, What is your beef with taco trucks?
    There are plenty more serious problems in our county requiring your attention. Leave the taco trucks alone and focus on our gang problems or the MTA which is a torn in the side of county residents.

  123. Cesar Chaparro signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Stop picking on the little guy

  124. Nancy Friedman signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Gloria, taco trucks provide something we all love! Go spend your energy and money on something we all DON’T love like gangbangers, lack of services, food for the poor, and healthcare…need I go on???

  125. city signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    don’t mess with my tacos. those trucks come in handy towards the end of the month when i’m running low on cash and rent is coming up. thanks.

  126. Katie Lou signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    You’d think there would be bigger issues to go after in this city. Like providing more jobs, not taking them away. Save the trucks and the livelihood of all those working in them to provide tasty, affordable food to the people of LA.

  127. Adam Harry signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    tacos tacos tacos

  128. Leo Levid signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Taco trucks don’t do anything but bring people of the community together which is very rare in the areas that they are in. To take that away from the people would be taking culture away from that area.

  129. gina ruiz signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    mmmmm tacos…..

  130. Esther Lin signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Stop using county resources for such madness. Save the trucks!

  131. joanne slama signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    This is madness! Let the Taco Truck BE!!! This is just a shake down to raise money for the city, and its quite disgusting! The taco truck is a nice, inexpensive eatery around the city… really Supervisor Molina is just robbing from the poor!


  132. on April 18th, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Please stop messing with the livelyhoods of the truck vendors. Everyone needs to earn a living! VIVA LA TACO TRUCKS!

  133. bethvf signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    please use this money to repair our school systems and not for ISH like this! save our trucks!

  134. jenn flanders signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    yummmmmmmm taco trucks!!!

  135. Steven Wright signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Umm.. I’m hungry

  136. Aaron Gershman signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    It would be a crime to lose the Suadero Tacos at Taco Zone (the truck parker on Alvarado by Glendale Blvd).

  137. Jose Tapia signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    You’d think there would be bigger issues to go after in this city. Like providing help to those in need and more jobs, not taking them away. Save the trucks and the livelihood of all those working in them to provide tasty, affordable food to the people of LA.

  138. michelle mondragon signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    viva la taco trucks

  139. Tim Plumley signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    MMMMM. taco trucks are the best…

  140. Barbara Lozano signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    The taco trucks are a necessary institution. They feed people and are providing jobs… please, there are MORE IMPORTANT issues for this city to deal with.

    ALL WE ARE SAYING, IS GIVE TACO TRUCKS A CHANCE!

  141. Mark Willett signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    what a shame. I’d be nothing without taco zone.

  142. Tim Plumley signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Please do not eliminate this LA institution.

  143. gray kid signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    what a joke. You can’t pretend this didn’t use to be Mexico!

  144. BENJAMINHIGH signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Dear Taco Trucks,

    I love you.

    xoxo

  145. Manuel R. Avila signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    This is the reason so much business has gone overseas. This country makes it so difficult for entrepreneurs to thrive. Instead of supporting people trying to make an honest living, they want take advantage of the least defensible, and give aid to the most powerful(BearSterns bailout)

  146. Abba Al Meftah signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Tacos - the fabric of our lives.

  147. Chris signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    i like tacos, saves the trucks!!!

  148. Evan Way signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    SAVE THE TRUCKS!!!

  149. Toddrick Spalding signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    save the tacos!

  150. Timothy Bandel signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    How can you get rid of taco trucks? That’s one of the many things that make our city what it is. Save the taco trucks!

  151. Pete keeley signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    bring back the bacon hotdogs too.

  152. Jackie Vuong signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Taco trucks are what make LA so special. You’d be ripping the heart out of the city…
    Please save the taco truck. PLEASE!!!!

  153. EMAIL MOLINA! signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    EMAIL THAT MOLINA SUPERVISOR LADY!
    http://molina.lacounty.gov/

    molina@bos.lacounty.gov

  154. Peter Rubi signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    This is outrageous. It’s like taking away the palm trees, or the sunshine.

  155. PAUL FORTE signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Oh no! Not the taco trucks!!

  156. Peter Rubi signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    This is outrageous. It’s like taking away the palm trees, or the sunshine.

  157. Kelly Garlock signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Taco Trucks are part of LA!

  158. Maria J signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Keep the taco trucks

  159. John Ferguson signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Ridiculous!

  160. Tony Tornay signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Lame

  161. Jacob Toopper signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    What the crap?!

  162. Kristina Edwards signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    absolutely ridiculous.

    how can you hate on taco trucks?

  163. Kathy Mondragon signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    lame!

  164. Alex Sotiriou signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Just another example of the system trying to keep the brown man down!

  165. Gerald Ortega signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    I will not relenquish my al pastor.

  166. Chris Peiffer signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Yes on taco trucks.

  167. Ian James signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Taco Trucks are part of the fabric of this community. I beg you, do not interrupt and destroy part of what makes Los Angeles, Los Angeles.

  168. Becca Justine signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Fight for your right to eat street meat!

  169. Gretchen Gray signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Carne Asada good…molina bad!

  170. Michael Harris signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Fight the good fight!

  171. Juliana Plotkin signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    long live TT

  172. Patrick Cleary signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    I’m fighting for my right to eat Suadero in the Vons parking lot.

  173. MATT COMER signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    viva la taco truck!

  174. Daniel Brody signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    What about the rights of those less well-off who want to eat out but would like to save money the old-fashioned way by not going to restaurants? You can’t beat a dinner of three tacos for less than four dollars! Shame on our bought and paid for LA government.

  175. Iris signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    There are many other important issues to go after ie: street violence etc, i could name soooooo many others, so please leave the TACO TRUCKS alone!!!!!!!!!!!!

  176. Kelly Opdycke signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Keep taco trucks alive!!!


  177. on April 18th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Ms Molina, these trucks are a Los Angeles institution. By enforcing this law, you take away jobs as well as something the community appreciates and uses. You will be doing more harm than good and also creating several unhappy constituents.

  178. Estela Sandoval signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    TT are part of LA culture, why not take the palm trees down while you are at it.

  179. Estela Sandoval signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    TT are part of Los Angeles culture. Yes, we have one!

  180. Camille Black signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    just one more law..

  181. nina barbuto signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    SAVE THE TRUCKS. they are the nexus of los angeles culture. dont let kill natural occurring urbanism! then the government wonders why there is gentrification and whiteflight.
    let the city grown and live on its own!

  182. David Miser signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    I hope this legislation is stopped. Taco trucks are one of the few perks which contribute to a community experience in my diverse neighborhood.

  183. Philip Wood signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Taco trucks are legitimate business that are thriving because there is a huge demand for their services. To stop their operation based on a technicality is sheer protectionism which serves only to protect a small class of local businesses while shouldering consumers with higher prices and reduced selection. Why shouldn’t brick and mortar restaurants be forced to compete on an equal playing field with the tacos trucks in their neighborhoods.

  184. Alfredo Gonzalez signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Good inexpensive food for the masses should be easy to obtain.

    One hour? That’s maybe enough time to park and set up. By the time a line of people show up, it’d be time to leave. This almost feels like an effort to destroy the taco truck.

  185. John Harrington signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    this is an outrage!

  186. matthew bonari signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    an hour? come on that’s rediculous.

  187. Peter Rubi signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    it’s like taking away the palm trees, or the sunshine

  188. Jovan Rodriguez signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    You are restricting, one of the features of Los Angeles that make it such a special place. You are also restricting the progress of the mexican community that is striving to intergrate into our urban fabric.

  189. Joel Ulloa signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    We love tacos!!! I’m all for healthier options, but don’t deprive us of the occasional tacos de diabetes that we so dearly enjoy. Now we will have to go elsewhere and spend our money on tacos outside East LA. Gentrification, no tacos, what’s next?!!! Noooooo…

  190. Jeff Prosser signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    SAVE THE TACOS!!

  191. Grisel Ortega signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Save the Tacos!!!

  192. Darby Saxbe signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    yay tacos!

  193. joshua haglund signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    taco trucks rock. don’t make them move or i’ll starve trying to find my favorite.

  194. Elizabeth Espinoza signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    I’ve had out-of-town friends inquire about these trucks when they come to visit. They are obviously a SoCal (LA) staple and should be held in such regard!!!

  195. Kelly Forbes signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Save our yummy tacos! Don’t deny us local culture!

  196. Maria Monteon signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    I love tacos…. SAVE THE TRUCKS!!!

  197. Sean Vanaman signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Save the trucks. They’re an important part of the city.

  198. maria medina signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Si a los tacos.

  199. gloria banda signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Mmmmm…tacos!

  200. Betty Avila signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    save our taco trucks!

  201. John Norten signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    I love the taco trucks! Look for my upcoming book where I review the many taco trucks of Los Angels, and have a picture of me with the friendly Taco Truck employees at each location!

  202. Anna Boudinot signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    viva los tacos

  203. Donny Trieu signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Ridiculous. Taco trucks should not be blamed for a restaurant’s failure. If a restaurant cannot offer a service to compete with taco trucks, then maybe it shouldn’t be in business. This is completely unjust.

  204. Meghan Quinn signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    this is absolutely ridiculous. no rhyme or reason except legal harassment. simply uncalled for. leave them alone. let us eat.

  205. David Miller signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Please, please, please don’t do this. Many people make meager livings off of these trucks and they’re a cultural institution in this town. Save the trucks and save L.A.

  206. Cooper Black signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    VIVA LOS TACOS!!!

  207. Michelle signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Save the tacos!!!!

  208. Adam signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    I don’t eat anything that wasn’t prepared on four wheels.

  209. Priscilla signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    save our trucks!

  210. Wayne Watson signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Imposing statutes on these trucks will essentially push them out of business. This is just another example of big business using it’s political muscle to push smaller, independently owned businesses out of the market. Stand up for the little guy!!!

  211. Rodrigo Ramirez Jr. signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    This is a ridiculous crime against our own people.

    Save the trucks!

  212. Paul Dyer signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    This is ridiculous. Save the taco trucks.

  213. Ana Valderrama signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Don’t shut down the taco trucks…please!

  214. Jerry Garcia signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    TAKE THEM AND DIE!!!

  215. Racheal Jones signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  216. Katie O'Donnell signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Viva los tacos!!!

  217. Suzanne Polverio signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Leave the trucks alone

  218. patrick romero signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    screw you gloria…back away from the taco trucks

  219. Charles Haine signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    I’m a film maker who lives in Koreatown, and without my taco trucks, I would be lost.

  220. Rudy Reyes signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    If this law passes, where will I go now for my Torta de Carne asada and my large Horcahata?!?!?!

  221. Wesly Moore signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Businesses charge prices that the market will bear. I eat at local taco trucks, El Huarache, York Burger, Villa Sombrero, Senor Fish, and any number of local places for tacos and other Mexican food. Taco trucks are NOT killing local restaurants–they are simply one among many alternatives. Attempting to regulate taco trucks out of existence is not only bad for business, it’s bad for the community and it’s bad PR. I’m sending an email to Gloria Molina right now.

  222. Teresa Cheng signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Tacos from trucks are tasty.

  223. Cesar Cervera signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    leave my beloved trucks alone.

  224. Errin Vasquez signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Save the trucks!

  225. John Sardegna signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    if this law passes, a lot of longshoreman are gonna be hungry

  226. Erin Gilbride signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    save the taco trucks and keep LA real.

  227. Lina Friess-Slocum signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    They can;t take our taco trucks. I won’t let them.

  228. Wil Salao signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Taco trucks are great! Especially Leo’s TACOS!!!

  229. Gregory Soave signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    This is ridiculous.. It’s reasons like this I no longer affiliate myself with the democratic party.

  230. raoul duke signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Best mexican food in town- keep the culture alive in our streets pendejo.

  231. Daniel Long signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    LA - taco trucks = Glendale

  232. Orlando Godoy signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Why is the city so intent on controlling and putting down facets of what makes Los Angeles our city these days? Who is city gov. representing these days, anyway? Why is the city messing with businesses that are actually making a profit through good food and low prices?
    I love my taco trucks. They’re where friends and I gather to eat and chat. Viva Taco Trucks!

  233. alison signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    An L.A. Institution !!!
    Please don’t let this happen !!
    My 5 year old daughter loves taco trucks !

  234. Nicole Belle Isle signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    please let the taco trucks be, and let us eat in peace.

  235. Jennifer Tinoco signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    CARNE ASADA FOR LIFE!

  236. lisa derrick signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    While I think taco trucks should be inspected by the department of health and have permits, I LOVE taco trucks and was the co author of a taco truck round up in Time Out LA a few years ago. They are a vital part of LA culture and food. SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS! Please keep our trucks intact and our souls happy. Okay I can see limiting the number in an area, especially if there is am impact on restaurants, but WE NEED THEM. Seriously.

  237. Katherine Morrison signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    SAVE THE TRUCKS!

  238. steven nereo signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    taco trucks ARE los angeles.. personally my single favorite thing about the city!

  239. Brian Boyer signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Don’t mess with our trucks!

  240. Brian Boyer signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Don’t mess with our trucks!!

  241. Patrick Edwards signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    it seems to me that the taco truck is by definition the most efficient, simple and honest method for getting a taco from grill to mouth.

  242. clay sandell signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    whats a city without a coach i can afford….and oh sooooooo, yes! enjoy!

  243. Ken Mori signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Please leave the trucks alone.

  244. Kevin Riley signed,

    on April 18th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    KEEP THE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  245. camille gomez signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 12:25 am

    Please don’t do this to our taco trux. :(

  246. Lauren Gartner signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 12:27 am

    Please don’t do this to the hard working people who feed us delicious tacos y burritos!

  247. Christian signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 12:32 am

    Free market.

  248. Dylan Haley signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 1:10 am

    Taco trucks are the best thing about LA. They are also the only place to eat at night… and in my neighborhood the only good food around, day or night!

    If anything they should be encouraged! If “established” restaurant owners have trouble with business maybe they should make some better food, or get a truck of there own.

  249. Richard Flores signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 1:44 am

    This is un-American.

  250. ElMachino signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 2:03 am

    I’m hungry.

  251. Philip C signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 2:30 am

    Save the taco’s n the trucks that carry them around!

  252. colin signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 3:08 am

    don’t do this

  253. Jeff signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 4:07 am

    Without Taco trucks, inebriated individuals drive home immediately after the bar or the club. Restrictions on taco trucks will cause drunk driving deaths to increase. Taco trucks very well could be the solution to the War in Iraq; or one of the wars’ effects on a local level, the Los Angeles budget crises. About 750 city workers are soon to be laid off. Perhaps these latter things are even more worthy of discussion amoungst the Board of Supervisors than taco trucks.

  254. Joanna signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 4:55 am

    Give me tacos or give me Death!!!

    Why on earth is Molina going after the lone ranger of fast food when there are so many DIRE situations that need attention. This is serious, Los Angeles has issues with pollution, the price of crude oil rising at an alarming rate,(nationallu at $115 a barrel at the moment) gang violence and theft, yet our ELECTED city officials would target unsuspecting mostly family owned and operated businesses, and spend tax payers money on meetings concerning….what? TACO TRUCKS?! MOLINA WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, FIND ANOTHER PROFESSION. Public service is not for you.

    Joanna C
    Los Angeles, CA

  255. jamie reilly signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 7:13 am

    what a great idea!

    let’s make sure that while we make it impossible for vendors of low priced, delicious food around the city, we also crack down on any free parking or non-private beach access.

    how do these people get into office?

  256. joe szmaja signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 7:18 am

    i like tacos


  257. on April 19th, 2008 at 7:30 am

    What will the world be without our taco trucks!?!?
    Some of my fondest memories involve taco trucks, do not strip us of our carne asada

  258. Ian Newman signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 9:06 am

    this blows

  259. Bonnie Freeman signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 9:09 am

    I love the taco trucks, the food, the prices, the friendliness of eating and engaging on the sidewalk, not a sit down affair and with anyone and everyone else standing in line.

  260. San signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 9:26 am

    save the world - one taco truck at a time.

  261. Andrew K. signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Not cool.

  262. Tommy G signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 9:33 am

    what has this city come to? Taco trucks are an important part of our city!

  263. Wesly Moore signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Businesses charge prices that the market will bear. I eat at local taco trucks, El Huarache, York Burger, Villa Sombrero, Senor Fish, and any number of local places for tacos and other Mexican food. Taco trucks are NOT killing local restaurants–they are simply one among many alternatives. Attempting to regulate taco trucks out of existence is not only bad for business, it’s bad for the community and it’s bad PR. I’ve also sent an email to Gloria Molina.

  264. Maria Chan signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 9:40 am

    This is the most ridiculous use of voter’s time and money. Instead of policing people who are working had to make ends meet. Why not use the money to solve the issues of graffiti and gang issues in the area?

  265. Fran signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Don’t these people have enough problems? Gas prices, food prices, etc.?????
    They are ONLY TRYING to earn a living…Yes, I said EARN, better being an entreprener than holding up a bank, or robbing a convenient store!!!!!
    Give them a BREAK!!!!

  266. Heather A. signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Taco Trucks are part of our culture. and what’s wrong with hard working people trying to earn a living.

  267. hartjenstein@hotmail.com signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 9:51 am

    These hardworking people are just trying to make a living. Why do you want to take this away from them?

  268. Billy signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Way to attack brown people trying to make a living.

  269. Jessica O signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Taco trucks are not hurting anyone. There are more important things for the government to worry about than taco trucks. They make the best tacos. Don’t take them away!

  270. Aaron Francis signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 10:42 am

    I count on several taco trucks for my dinner after work, and I count on them being in their usual spots every night. This new law would kill their business and would kill my consumption of delicious burritos that I count on. What’s next? Taking away my bacon wrapped hot dogs?

  271. Witney signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 10:43 am

    If it were not for these trucks, I would have starved at age 12.

  272. Angie signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Construction workers don’t have the time to head over to Chipotle. Keep the trucks in place!

  273. Emily Ramsey signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 10:56 am

    Please don’t allow a major cultural facet of our city be destroyed!


  274. on April 19th, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Taco trucks are a vital part of Los Angeles culture. No tourist or vistor leaves without having that Angelino experience.
    They also represent a portion of our economy and serves to keep many many people employed and sustained in an unstable economy.
    Do not destroy this part of Los Angeles.
    Our city would be so much the poorer in many ways.

  275. samantha signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 11:22 am

    When I first moved to LA only a year ago, I practically got down on my knees to thank the Culinary Gods for the gift of the taco truck. They are a shining beacon of deliciousness to those who both love food and need/want it provided cheaply. Want to ban cheap quick food? Why not start with the disgusting fast food ‘restaurants’ like McDonalds?

  276. alex slaughter signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 11:32 am

    this can’t go down. tacos are my favorite food and this place has the best. i think all these supervisors or whatever really need to just take a second to get real.

  277. Cassia signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Taco trucks are too important to lose. Doesn’t city government have more important things to focus on?

  278. adam signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Many business professionals and entertainment execs working in the mid wilshire area frequent these trucks daily for lunch, preferring them over the mediocre restaurant options nearby.

  279. Laura Ford signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    save the taco trucks

  280. Fernando signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Taco truck are part of America’s free market. Destroying them through law shows how much power big business or corporations have on the government. That is not a fair market.

  281. Tony signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Carne Asada for life!

  282. Edward Alvarez signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    ——-READ THIS ONE——–

    you guys suck with your petty laws, seems like this is a raciest move by your self appointed egotistical
    bullshit, you should be doing something about gangs, and crime, and quit fucking with Mexicans.

    ——READ THIS ONE——

  283. Wendy Cheng signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    taco trucks are one of the best and most distinctive things about l.a.

  284. eric potter signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    there is no reason why taco trucks would be a threat to restaurants. they are very different services and are not in competition with each other. please allow us residents to obtain our food from a variety of these trusted sources.

  285. Barbara Kinney signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    I want my carne asada tacos! From the trucks!

  286. Mark Steger signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Taco trucks are one of the things I love about L.A.
    Banning them is like banning pizza stands in N.Y

  287. joyce lee signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    this blows!

  288. Jane Bainter signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Move every hour?! That doesn’t make any sense at all…..leave the taco trucks alone. They are one of the most distinctive things about LA.

    Too much government intervention.

  289. Peter Svidler signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    This is wrong.

  290. John C Moore signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    It is unfair to regulate these trucks out of business. They provide goods and services that no one else is willing to provide to the citizens of los Angeles.

  291. Christine Edwards signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    My goodness, one would think that the Board of Supervisors didn’t have more pressing matters to address. Please leave our beloved taco trucks alone.

  292. Robin Newman signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    tacos!

  293. Margaret Wynn signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    This new law is ridiculous, racist and classist! Our taco trucks provide a huge service- cheap, yummy food, and are a such a unique experience in L.A.

  294. Andrea Basualto signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    It seems this country has discovered the power of war.

    STOP THE WAR IN IRAQ!
    STOP THE WAR ON THE LITTLE PLANT- SMOKE MARIJUANA!
    STOP THE WAR ON THE CARNE ASADA TACOS…

    for the love of God. It’s bad enough I can only get a bacon wrapped hot dog on the street at 2 in the morning.

  295. Eric Cushing signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Leave street vendors and taco trucks alone!!

    Don’t mess with things that you don’t understand and are not a part of. You are here to serve us, but do not presume to know what’s best for us and our communities.

  296. ann summa signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Taco trucks are a cultural icon and provide some of the best and cheapest food in LA! Hands off please!!!

  297. Dianne Lawrence signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    You are kidding right? Leave those hard working guys and gals alone!!!!

  298. tom recchion signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    this is yet another attempt to squelch small business who can barely eek out a living.


  299. on April 19th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    leave the taco trucks alone they have great taco’s cheap and always have clean kitchens fresh meat

  300. Raymond Chavez signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Keep our street vendors in operation!!

  301. Erik Orellana signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    I won’t allow these politcians ruin businesses like the El Flaco taco truck off the 60 fwy on 3rd St. That’s one of the best in town.

  302. Vanessa Sepulveda signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    taco truck tacos are the best

  303. Jon Alloway signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Everyone i know loves the Taco Trucks!

  304. Aileen Fraser signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    These trucks provide some of the finest food I have ever had.

  305. Chip Johnson signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    My taco truck always rocks me

  306. Andrew Duncan signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Don’t ever forget that this is a big part the cuisine and the culture that make Los Angeles a unique and vibrant world city.

  307. Maria Virrueta signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    The economy is bad as it is, then why are you doing this? this is unfear and unreal. I cannot believe that the governoment is focusing on banning taco trucks and kicking out immigrants, when the real problem is the war!!! why can’t we see a sign for once that read, “BANNING THE WAR” NOW thats reality. Focus goverment, focus please!! we are not stupid, we know exactly what’s going on!! Change for Good, remember this corrupted world is where your children live in, I know you don’t give a crap about us the people but do this for your own family, unless of course you don’t even have heart for them either. People grow up, stop the selfishness, stop the corruption, stop the gossip, stop the madness, stop the racism, stop the abuse, and start living. GOVERNMENT, I KNOW YOU GUYS WENT TO SCHOOL AND GOT DEGREES AND ARE VERY WISE, AND IF THAT IS THE CASE THAN WHY ARE YOU SOOOO STUPID IN YOUR DECISION MAKING.

  308. Sean Fraser signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Why would you want put more honest, hard working people on unemployment!

  309. Colin Cahill signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    This is a ridiculous law. Repeal it immediately.

  310. Emilie Tarrant signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tacotruck14apr14,0,4600263.story?page=2

    The quotes in that article indicate this is an attempt at further gentrification, along with hints of a unique brand of facism: “It just makes the community look like there’s no order.” If this is a move for the sake of capitalism, then what happened to the free market?

  311. jason smith signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    please, think of the tacos!

  312. James Balsam signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Dear Supervisor Molina and Board

    Don’t you take away our lunch truck! What are you doing?? Whose bad idea was this?

    The new law restricting food trucks is unreasonable. I am a 25-year Silverlake resident and have worked in Los Angeles for that whole period.

    Due to the hectic pace of work, my ability to get a meal at all has often depended on those trucks, and this is no frivolous comment - and they often have to be there for a couple hours. A lot of hard working people rely on those trucks to make their hectic schedules work out.

    It is basically unfair to so limit them because they provide a very socially beneficial service.

    As you know, in LA just driving or walking to a restaurant can “eat up” a good portion of your lunch hour. Also, morning and evening traffic in Los Angeles often brings commuters to a choice between adequate sleep and an adequate breakfast. Taco trucks make it so you can have an okay meal come to you when you just don’t have time to go eat.

    The cultural effect of these trucks is beneficial to this city. If you’ve never been to the truck for lunch you have missed one of the most truly endearing things about Los Angeles, and their food is inexpensive which is very important to many people now that the brilliant government regulatory sector has let rank frauds crash the economy again.

    This law seems indecent. I see no epidemic of restaurant failures coupled to an overabundance of lunch trucks. For that reason, I suspect that an unreasonable minority has pushed this law through to everyone else’s detriment.

    Let’s be reasonable: what reasonable citizen has a big problem with lunch trucks? Restaurant owners…and that’s maybe about it. Their only reasonable claim should be that perhaps the trucks shouldn’t be closer than a half block or a block from an OPEN restaurant or something, but they don’t have a reasonable claim beyond that.

    I seriously want those trucks available and I know my neighbors and co-workers do also.

    The restauranteurs aren’t going to bring their restaurant to where I’m working and get me in and out the door in 9 minutes and make me go find my own table, chair and bathrooms, so they aren’t even offering the same service.

    Taco trucks have been at it for so many years and served so many people in LA that they should have an easement to continue largely as before, just like ice cream trucks. Or are we going to let Baskin Robbins and Haagen-Dasz suppress ice cream trucks? I want Taco trucks to remain as before.

    Thank you,
    James Balsam

  313. lindsay waite signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    this is ludacrous!

  314. steve williams signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    we want taco trucks! yay!

  315. Brick Wahl signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    LA ain’t LA with taco wagons.

  316. Donald Krieger signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    tacos rule.

  317. Danielle O'Terry signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Los Angeles is nothing without them!

  318. James Bledsoe signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    I want to buy food from my favorite taco truck:
    The one that is open.

  319. Alan deBoer signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Take the Taco Truck out of LA? That would be idiotic!

  320. Johanna Zuckerman signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Taco trucks are a huge part of LA Culture. Please don’t take them away from an increasingly homogenized society. Plus, all those workers that don’t need to leave their jobsite because the food comes to them, think about that. Allowing people to put more time into work, brings in more tax dollars, right? Leave TacoTrucks alone!!!

  321. Luca Celada signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    I realize important politicians and county officials hardly need to patronize them, but how could we possibly be persecuting Taco Trucks!? LA’s own native contribution to street food and city culture, know and appreciated the world over.

  322. Joe Jordan signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    The taco truck is one of the few things i still love about L.A. Please don’t try to put them out of business.

  323. Jean signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    *

  324. Melissa C signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    We need our taco trucks!

  325. Manuel Guzman signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    I need my tacos!

  326. Mat Johnstone signed,

    on April 19th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Completely ridiculous and unfair - I urge you to repeal this law immediately.

  327. matt signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 12:17 am

    signed.

  328. AdamBlack signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 12:35 am

    i need my fucken tacos.

  329. Peter Alexander signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 12:47 am

    Please spend our tax dollars, time and effort on more productive matters.

  330. Anthony Vasquez signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 1:00 am

    i love me some taco truckz!

  331. Dan Martinez signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 1:17 am

    I wonder what the actual aim of this initiative is. Run out all taco trucks and replace them with starbucks vans?

  332. NICKLAS SVENSSON signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 4:06 am

    TACO ZONE ON ALVARADO @ SUNSET!

  333. Ed Giardina signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 7:42 am

    gotta eat!

  334. michael webster signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 8:32 am

    so important to the character of our city! please don’t destroy this tradition.

  335. Tyler Waxman signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Taco Trucks are a national tresure of Los Angeles. Banning taco truck would be a travesty to Los Angeles culture. Don’t turn our whole city into a mini-mall.

  336. monique prieto signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Don’t let Taco trucks, the better alternative to fast food joints, become the scapegoats for a tanking economy. The restaurants will survive, but once the Taco trucks are gone, they’re gone for good.

  337. Joyce Guy signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 9:02 am

    With our shrinking economy, a recession looming here are people attempting to make a living in a country in flux. If the restaraunt is serving a quality product it will survice. The taco truck is providing a service to our community, isn’t what this country is all about?

  338. Stephen Stickler signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Here’s how the Board of Supervisors meeting went :
    “Um, since we’re too chicken to take on Graft, LA Unified, Transportation, or any other topic relevant to the people of Los Angeles, we’ve got to look like we’re tough on something! Let’s go to Chipotle and discuss it further”.
    Ms. Molina ~ it’s time to assimilate back the other way!

  339. Margaret signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 9:22 am

    save tacos & small businesses

  340. Loren Hartman signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 9:29 am

    This is just another way to harrass people. Our representatives are supposed to protect us not conspire to further reduce our freedoms. Thank the Lord for taco trucks which provide good food at a decent price.

  341. Emily Marshall signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Please do not punish the entrepreneurs who were intelligent and resourceful enough to provide our communities with convenient, low priced, delicious alternatives to the other restaurants in town. There are certainly more important issues to focus on (like education funding) than driving these people from the markets, which demand and adore them.

    Thank You

    Emily Marshall
    Long time taco truck devotee.

  342. Riley O'Neill signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 9:39 am

    please save the taco trucks.

  343. Chris Tucker signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 10:14 am

    I’m pleased to see that the City of Los Angeles has successfully addressed/eliminated all the major/minor crimes that have, for so long, plagued that fabulous city, so that the City Council can now address such pressing quality of life matters as a taco truck sitting in one spot for more than an hour.

    BRAVO, City Council of Los Angeles! Bravo for showing the rest of the United States “how it’s done”!

  344. Raul Montes signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 10:17 am

    I will never vote for Gloria Molina now, or in the future, in whatever she runs for.

  345. Brenna Pye signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 10:31 am

    When there are nightly shoots out in the neighborhood, and the people that live across the street are selling drugs, Supervisor Molina wants to champion the non-issue of taco truck regulation. They are not a blight on the community, they bring the community together and define the Latin flavor of Highland Park and NELA. Could this be in issue of the trucks not paying the city money? As a politician, Ms. Molina should learn to pick her battles, and as a Highland Park resident I know that there are many more pressing issues in this area than late night snacks.

  346. Ryen signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 10:37 am

    why are you picking on taco trucks? what did they ever do to you?

  347. Eric Neudorfer signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 10:41 am

    save pasadena taco trucks please

  348. monica reimold signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Good lord, if they eliminate the taco trucks (they won’t!), what is next?! Please don’t let it be the chili fruit stands…

  349. GABRIEL LEIJA signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 10:58 am

    IM STRICTLY ON THE CARNE ASADA DIET AND TAKING THE TACO TRUCKS AWAY WILL BE A BIG PROBLEM.
    ***QUE VIVA LA RAZA!!***

  350. STEVEN CASTANEDA signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 10:59 am

    MY MOM FEEDS ME TACOS EVERY NOW AND THEN!!

  351. MATTHEW CASTANEDA signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 11:00 am

    I LOVE TACOS

  352. Chris Mellor signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 11:09 am

    What agenda does County Supervisor Gloria Molina have. Who is paying this person? Does she not serve the community? Allow people to make their own choices. “Land of the free” remember…

  353. Dan Winokur signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Taco Trucks build community, make streets safer, and fill my tummy for cheap. They are a valued part of our urban landscape — support them, don’t outlaw them!

  354. John Mitchell signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Perhaps there’s a compromise that works for everyone?

  355. ~Peter signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 11:12 am

    VIVA LA RAZA and Taco trucks


  356. on April 20th, 2008 at 11:13 am

    What’s LA without taco trucks?

  357. Joe Rosenberg signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 11:13 am

    This is a joke right?

  358. John Mitchell signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 11:21 am

    An important point that I think is being missed in this conversation (and what I wrote in my letter to the supervisor):

    “Particularly important to me is the fact that these mobile businesses are a way that many people can see the entrepreneurial spirit in action and become inspired.”

  359. sally hwang signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Don’t do it. I was born and raised in LA. These taco trucks are an LA icon. It’s what I look forward to when I’m visiting from New York.

  360. Jarema Corran signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 11:22 am

    ear Supervisor Molina,

    I am writing to express serious concern regarding the actions you have taken against the taco trucks in our neighborhoods. As a member of the Eastside community, I greatly value our local street vendors–for their food, service, and especially culture.
    Taco trucks fill many voids left by traditional restaurants, whether it is more authentic, better food, better hours, or cheaper prices. Furthermore, taco trucks create a sense of community on the streets that enclosed, “brick-and-mortar” stores cannot.
    Taco trucks are a special and unique facet of East Los Angeles, and something that I cherish about my neighborhood.

    I urge you to withdraw your proposal, and instead focus on the more pressing and detrimental issues that are facing our community.

  361. Linda Lopez signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 11:34 am

    save the tacos.

  362. Carlos A. Montes signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Seriously, I’ve been teaching in East Los Angeles for ten years and I know how much the taco trucks mean to the people of Boyle Heights and to those of us who frequent them on a daily basis.

  363. Magnolia Bostick signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 11:38 am

    save our tacos

  364. Jesse Thorn signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 11:43 am

    I hired a taco truck to cater my wedding reception. I feel lucky to live somewhere where the streets are lively with families of diners and shoppers.

  365. Kari Fry signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Save the trucks.

  366. Alexandra Marshall signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    i grew up on los angeles taco trucks, and losing a reliable neighborhood taco truck is like losing a member of the family!

  367. James Pitts signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Imposing yet more regulations on the business activity of lunch trucks leads to more expensive food, reduces the ability for small entrepreneurs to make a living, and makes our lives more inconvenient. This unnecessary penalty also will harm a tradition that makes our city great.

    Why add to the numerous laws and regulations that we have to deal with day to day? Any conceivable problem that a lunch truck might cause can be easily mitigated by members of local communities and law enforcement.

    Given our current economic climate, this is also not the time to limit options for business people and their customers.

  368. Art signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    you can’t take away the part of los angeles that thrives with culture. If anything stop building fast food chains.

  369. Holly Rivera signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    I Like Tacos!

  370. mettmann signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Mexican Word of the Day: WAFER
    I wanted to go to East LA to eat tacos with my friends, pero los mensos didn’t “WAFER” me.

  371. Megan Amelia signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    VIVA LA RAZA

  372. svetlin simonyan signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    y

  373. woid signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Food of the people, by the people, and for the people!

  374. Robert and Pat signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    We think the county has better things to work on than trying to shut down taco trucks. Shame on you Gloria.

  375. Kyle Pyo signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    These taco trucks are fixtures in the l.a. landscape.


  376. on April 20th, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Tacos! Tacos! Tacos!

  377. Jay Thomas signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    What’s the point of this? Are LA restaurants behind it, trying to stop competition?

  378. Nirvana Adams signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    F*ck the Man! Eat tacos!

  379. Cesar Cuevas signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    save the trucks

  380. Paul Gentile signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    10 year resident of Los Angeles. The cells in my body are by now at least one-fourth composed of asada from taco trucks. Why the hell anyone would even suggest dispensing with this wonderful and delicious tradition is entirely beyond me. Be very angry, and refuse to accept this.

  381. eric dyrhsen signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    the taco trucks are an integral part of the food scene in this town. you talk to any of the food critics and they’ll agree. this is a silly idea.

  382. Jasmin Segura signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Keep um’ rollin’

  383. tracy bulkeley signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Tacos are good. Save the trucks.

  384. Brenda Vogel signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Leave our taco trucks alone!


  385. on April 20th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    It’s a terrible idea to ban Taco Trucks! Aside from being a terrific part of Our Town’s cultural history, they’re a vibrant part of street life, and the LA culinary scene!

  386. patrick romero signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    screw the law..just another example of creeping socialism, fascism, communism, religious fundamentalism, etc…the country’s going broke. we need cheap, good food on wheels..

  387. michael macdonald signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    competition is a good thing - and taco trucks win because they provide great food at low cost with friendly service. if the city wants to help out restaurant owners, they should look for a positive method of encouragement rather than a negative means of shutting down people’s livelihood.

  388. Renzo Lake signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Stupid idea to ban Taco Trucks! Doesn’t Gloria Molina know they’re one of the 64 Best Things About Los Angeles, according to LA MAgazine?

  389. Andrew Dunne signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Limiting or denying The Public access to Tacos is a crime. Taquerias, mobile or otherwise, should be REQUIRED on every city block. Indeed, how can humanity proceed with its quest for the perfect taco without these chariots of tortilla-wrapped deliciousness??

  390. Paul Liu signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Please, please, please, hear my hunger! This is one Chino who is in full support of these taco vending angels from heaven.

  391. Jessica Mirmak signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Go after something/someone that is hurting the community. Taco trucks bring joy and they have good business because not only are they affordable, but delicious too!!!!

  392. Lil' Ghost signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    wtf…no bueno

  393. Joy Jackson signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Do these people just get bored and think of more ways to fuck up our city? How about focusing on something else? Like education being practically non-existent and how we can fix that.

  394. Dave Ehrlich signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Taco trucks, and the sense of community, local entrepreneurship and civic pride that they create are all a vital part of Los Angeles street culture. Something tells me that Ms. Molina cares not about these things, nor is a frequent patron of these culinary paradises themselves (as is so often the case with anyone wanting to inexplicably restrict or ban something this innocuous). Please focus your attention and our tax dollars on issues that truly affect the citizens of our city and get your meddlesome fingers out of my carne asada burrito. Regards.

  395. Charles Belleville signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    What would fotify the bar-going citezens of Los Angeles for the dubious 2AM drive home?

    How will tourism in Los Angeles survive if the ‘taco tour’ buses from Hollywood and Disneyland cease to operate?

  396. Kel Troughton signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    taco trucks are the only thing open late night where I am from, and so they have be come a cultural norm for me and my age group. Its really terrible and pathetic to block these restaurants from providing taco’s.

  397. Mario G. Godoy signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    If The Owners Of The Restaurant Didn’t Want Their clients To Leave And Go Eat At That Taco Truck Then Maybe They Should Make Better Food!

  398. Jason Shuai signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Growing up my entire life in the eastern outskirts of Los Angeles county, I thought I had it all in terms of food. Then that fateful day when I left my family for the dark foreboding streets of East LA and found enlightenment in the form of a taco truck open at 3am serving tacos al pastor. Please Molina: think of the drunkards.

  399. Jeff signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    TACO TRUCKS = JUSTICE!

  400. Brian Mauleon signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Viva la taco truck!

  401. Megan Senn signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Don’t take a way a part of the L.A. culture. These taco trucks not only represent great food, but a part of what the L.A. experience is- a POSITIVE one.

    Don’t take away jobs. Don’t shut down this part of the economy.

    Don’t take away our taco trucks.

  402. Claudia Herrera signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    stop this shit!
    we all love tacos

  403. Felicia Wu signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Save delicious & reliable late night eating!

  404. Kristal Burtrum signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Taco trucks are one of the most unique and delicious aspects of Los Angeles. The food is often better and more authentic than anywhere else in town, and the fact that they are wide-spread in residential neighborhoods makes them easy to walk to and probably cuts down on pollution from people sitting in drive-throughs with their engines idling. Los Angeles would not be the same city without them.

  405. Onny Carr signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Save part of our Angeleno culture. Without taco trucks readily available, I’d have to hop into my car, wasting gas, time, and money… to drive to a different part of the city to eat my lunch.

  406. Esteban signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Save the taco trucks. Salven las taquerias motorizadas.

  407. Jesse Meyers signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    I’d like to know the motivation behind this rule that to us seems so idiotic.

  408. Elizabeth Klein signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Street food is an important and historic part of LA!

  409. howard cohen signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    catering trucks are a necessity in a city that is really a suburb

  410. Chris Bevan signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    I am originally from LA. I now live in Oregon. I am a devoted regular at my favorite taco truck here in Medford. They make wonderful tacos. Taco trucks across the country are daily serving an amazing lunch and providing a living for the people that work so hard inside them. Save the taco trucks!!!

  411. Thomas Turner signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Please save our trucks: make our home more livable, not less.

  412. Bob Massey signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Mmmm tacos…

  413. Jon Siegel signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    One of the main reasons I travel is to experience food culture in other parts of the world. I’m originally from Boston, now living in Tokyo. I’ve been planning a visit to California as I’ve never been, and hearing this news disappoints me. I’m a huge taco and burrito fan, and there’s nothing I would like to try more than food from one of these trucks. Street food, in all my travels, is always the best, most authentic rendition of local food. Not only is it loaded with flavor, but often times loaded with local tradition and culture. It would be a shame if these trucks were removed before my visit. I was unaware of their existence before planning my trip but now they are on my list of things to see and experience.

    Alas America, drowning it’s own beautiful culture by dowsing it with poorly written laws and corporate food chains. Is there really any point in visiting if all that’s left after this law is passed is a Taco Bell and Wendy’s? I hate American fast food, but I LOVE real American street food culture.


  414. on April 20th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    How is this keeping us safe? Leave the taco trucks alone and let us retain SOME freedom of choice.

  415. Ramona Marks signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    You’ll eventually take the angeles out of this city… leave it alone. Focus on the real problems, please.

  416. Joasia Lujan signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    I am shocked that Gloria Molina would support this measure. I am so disappointed. This is so unamerican.

  417. Kim Cooper signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    What a petty, nasty thing to do to people bringing affordable and often scrumptious eats to under-served communities. For shame. Save the trucks!

  418. Mark Cowen signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    These trucks are an institution — and need to keep on rollin’

  419. Erica Harrell signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Please save my midnight snacks!

  420. Laura Tomas signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    I love East LA Tacos!

  421. Warren James signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    You can have my tacos and burritos after you cut my heart out, most respected madam supervisor.

    Epithet, epithet, epithet. Followed by a really nasty epithet.

  422. Margaret Sherriffs signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    unbelievable

  423. Laura signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    forcing taco trucks to move every half hour is a needless waste of gas!! and besides, how am i supposed to find leo’s if they’re constantly going to be on the move?

  424. Shane signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    I don’t live in LA, let alone America. I’m from New Zealand and I think this decision sucks. I couldn’t agree more that there are more pressing issues the community should be dealing with. And even on a long list of potentially pressing community issues, I can’t even see a reason as to why ‘taco trucks’ should even be on such a list.

    I expect nothing less than riots in response to this. I will be keeping an eye on the news. Don’t let me down, yanks.

  425. Adriana signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    It’s stupid how they are focusing on taco trucks but not on the real issues that are a problem to Los Angeles

  426. Joanna Len signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Taco trucks can stay!

  427. seromaz signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Wow Gloria, are you trying to commit political suicide?

  428. Diana signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Repeal this ridiculous law, Gloria!

    You know you like a good taco truck meal…

  429. Diana signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Repeal this ridiculous law, Gloria!
    YOU KNOW YOU LIKE A GOOD TACO TRUCK TACO!

  430. david rupert signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    save the trucks!

  431. Carrie Worthen signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    I can not fathom (beyond bureaucratic greed) why any council member could even consider forcing the taco trucks out of our neighborhood. It’s embarrassing and shameful to even consider taking away this last truly authentic LA experience. Unlike NYC, restaurants here close so early these trucks supply an essential service - in addition they offer culinary & social treasures to the multi-ethnic residents and tourists of our Eastside homeland. Do you have no concept that it is often the taco trucks themselves that bring local and national tourists to into these Eastside areas (ask Google, New York Times, Chowhound, etc.)? It hardly seems smart to decrease visitation to these areas and make the nighttime streets desolate again like in the gangsta 90s by discouraging the pedestrian traffic that surrounds these oases. Surely there is another way to generate the tons of cash you envision getting rather than punishing these hardworking people and we citizens who count on and love them!

  432. Peter B. Dunne,, MD signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    As a long time resident in Los Angeles now living in florida I support NOT enacting these regulations against Taco Trucks.

  433. Laura Stahle signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    This is crazy!! There are thousands of more pressing issues that you politicians should be addressing. Tacos trucks are a special part of our neighorbood. Please withdrawl this petty restriction and focus your energy on something more important.

  434. gil garcia signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    I thought Texas laws were ridiculous but banning Taco Trucks!!??!? I sure hope this idea doesn’t spread to Texas, we love our taco trucks too!

  435. Tracy Ong signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    i think la should focus on real issues like getting rid of heidi montag.

  436. Fever B signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Please don’t take my TACOS EL GALLITO and al pastor burritos from me!!! It’s one of my favourite things about Pasedena!!!

  437. Kimberly Sperka signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    please do not take our tacos away.

  438. Pleasant Gehman signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    ILOVE EL MATADOR!!! It’s my favorite tac0 truck!
    And I like them all… they are so uniquely “Los Angeles”…I’ve written about them extensively in my book, “The Underground Guide To Los Angeles”, which spent nine weeks on the LA Times Best Sellers List.

    Thank you,

    Pleasant Gehman

  439. Zane Selvans signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Here’s the letter I sent:

    Dear Supervisors Molina and Antonovich,

    I am a Pasadena resident of 10 years, and a lover of LA’s indigenous street food: the ubiquitous taco truck. I was very upset to run across the recent LA Times articles describing the new penalties taco trucks face for engaging in their business:

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-taco16apr16,1,4570192.story
    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tacotruck14apr14,0,4600263.story

    I was even more upset to see that the supposed reasoning behind the change in the law was that the trucks compete “unfairly” with stationary brick-and-mortar businesses. They certainly do compete, and their food is cheaper, because their costs are lower. That’s not cheating, that’s capitalism at its best.

    I don’t want to be forced to head into a sit-down restaurant just to get a decent snack, and the areas the taco trucks serve are often devoid of late-night eateries. Beyond that, they are a part of LA culture - a part that I value. I believe that plentiful street food is a sign of a healthy city, and part of what defines and differentiates our urban centers. The taco trucks are also one of the few aspects of LA that I feel really caters to non-automotive traffic. As a pedestrian and an urban cyclist, I will especially miss the trucks if they go. I also will not increase my spending on restaurant food. Taco truck tacos are one of the few times I feel that eating out is actually worth the money.

    Sincerely,
    Zane Selvans

    (A white, educated, middle-class guy who can’t speak nearly as much Spanish as he would like)

  440. Josh Diebel signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    God save the taco trucks!

  441. Sasha Banner signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Why do the County Supervisors always want to ruin the best things about LA? First Beyond Baroque had to engage in a crazy battle to remain in its current location, now this?? HOW ABOUT FOCUSING ON SOMETHING REALLY IMPORTANT, LIKE CONTROLLING THE PAPPARAZZOES,WHO CAUSE TRAFFIC JAMS, ACCIDENTS, AND ARE A REAL NUISANCE???

  442. David White signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    My God!!!! What sane person would ban taco trucks?? Tacos are so good and cheap, please save the taco trucks, if not for us, for our children!

  443. Alex Tran signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    SAVE THE TRUCKS!


  444. on April 20th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Could you imagine if you couldn’t get a knish on the streets of NY?

  445. tamera hood signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    taco trucks keep los angeles alive and kicking,they provide good cheap food and a social access to others and keep the moms and pops cooking, real food for the hard working real people.

  446. john labine signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    This is a travesty for those who own the truck’s livliehoods, and for those who frequent them. What could possibly be your motive for such an inane piece of legislation? Spend your time on things that matter Supervisor Molina.
    Thank you,
    John LAbine

  447. Irv signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Eat Tacos

  448. Tom R signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    This is just idiotic!

  449. Heather M signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    I can’t believe the most pressing issue in town is Taco trucks. It’s beyond ridiculous!

  450. Mariana M. signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Leave it to Gloria Molina to ruin everything!

  451. Allen Moon signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Let the taco trucks live!

  452. yuki kidokoro signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    this is outrageous. like many have mentioned above, there are more pressing issues facing our communities (can anyone say hospital closures?).

    taco trucks are an integral part of l.a. let’s keep it that way!

  453. alicia hankes signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    why are you doing this?

  454. Francisco Sevillano signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    con razon la gente se rie de nuestra ciudad, si los temas que tenemos pendientes por arreglar son las taco trucks..
    get real ! por favor.

  455. DAVE MCSPARRAN signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    what are you thinking? i’ve been a musician in this town for 25 years, and taco trucks have always been a quick meal before and a good hang after the show. when my my wife was pregnant, she’d get a craving for tacos al pastor, and we’d have to go find a taco truck in the middle of the night to get them for her.

    dave mcsparran

  456. James Spizzirri signed,

    on April 20th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    This is our culture. Don’t tear apart our city.

  457. Minda Murphy signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:11 am

    With all of the pressing issues that need to be addressed in this city, I am beyond dumbfounded that taco trucks warrant the allotment of so many of our city’s spare and precious resources. The time alone simply to patrol and monitor taco trucks, the bureaucratic costs involved in levying and collecting fines against the proprietors, and the unnecessary burdens on the already grossly overcrowded county jail and legal system make this legislation appear to be in absolute opposition to the well being and success of Los Angeles and its residents. My taxpayer dollars would surely be put to better use elsewhere.

  458. iris berry signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:28 am

    save our taco trucks! paleeze…

  459. Malcolm Watt signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:32 am

    To those who would go to the trouble of legislating and policing against great affordable food and beloved cultural icons that do nothing but make people feel good: have you never gotten your hands deliciously greasy at midnight devouring tasty morsels in the good company of the people of LA? Honestly, I think I need to go into business providing safety deposit boxes for you so that you will at least have somewhere to put your souls before you enter the boardroom.

  460. Andrea Karo signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:02 am

    As mentioned above by many, I think L.A. has a plethora of other issues to deal with so I think it’s kind of pathetic that I have to sign a petition to keep taco trucks around, as if that’s our biggest problem. But also like many, I would be incredibly disappointed to see the taco trucks be a thing of the past. With that said, if we have a voice on who parks on our streets, which are public space, and the general public feels it is an adored and cherished asset to our community, then City Council should do it’s civil duty and listen to the public. It would be a huge disservice to the community and us patrons who adore these alternative venues that provide delicious, inexpensive and authentic food at all hours while adding much needed culture, a memory.

  461. Paul Leters signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:13 am

    Taco trucks are a part of the LA community and culture. These new laws are outrageous.

  462. Ken saylor signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:21 am

    Taco trucks are a muy rico.

  463. Shawn Leslie signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:45 am

    A Canadian Gringo signs on. Plus, I would like to sign the petition to bring Taco Trucks to Canada!

  464. Jonathan A. Dranoff signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 5:37 am

    Best of luck.

  465. Marc Philips signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:13 am

    The simple reason the trucks should be preserved is for the people who _depend_ on them every day for their food.

  466. Kim Vincent signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:49 am

    viva la troca !

  467. Guy Harding signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 7:10 am

    Re they trying to kill everything good about LA or What ?

  468. Mike M signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 7:47 am

    This is ridiculous! Taco Trucks and the people running them are kings among men

  469. Earl Pope & Mary kay Hoffman signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 7:52 am

    One of the reasons we visit L.A.

  470. Linda Garza signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:04 am

    They feed tens of thousands of people everyday. The demand is high enough to justify that they remain in business.

  471. Astrid Carrillo signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:22 am

    don’t hate on the tacos or the taco makers!

  472. angie signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:30 am

    The taco trucks have some of the best food I have ever eaten. The food still has the ‘love’cooked in. Think of all the poverty you will be bringing to the owners of the trucks,and their famalies.Don’t you think our economy is hurting enough already?

  473. Marcos Lopez signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:32 am

    Don’t f*ck with my trucks!

  474. Alexander Hecht signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:32 am

    I survived for four years eating primarily from a taco truck, and I have yet to find better authentic mexican food elsewhere. Don’t eliminate these vital parts of the southern california economy.

  475. Denise M Jaramillo signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Wow! I can not believe that a law would be passed to where someone who is not stealing, can not make a living the legitimate way! What the law makers should be doing is getting the drugs off the steets and the graffiti off the walls! PLEASE LEAVE THE TACO TRUCKS/MAKERS ALONE!!!

  476. Silas Hite signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:56 am

    Taco trucks are one of the best parts of living in LA. How about focusing on some more important issues like crime, education, poverty, or helping the homeless.

  477. Zena signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:56 am

    Don’t get rid of my taco trucks!

  478. David Loughran signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:58 am

    Save the trucks!

  479. Karen Wilczek signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:59 am

    Don’t take my taco truck! They’re the only place to eat after 9:00 in my neighborhood! Their food is good and cheap!

  480. kristina wong signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:03 am

    The real crooks are the taco bells and the burger kings. They unlawfully poison our kids and create visual pollution throughout the city.

  481. anne albrecht signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:05 am

    $1000 fine is insane! and if restrain LA culture and traditions, you kill the very essence of this city

  482. rita belian signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:07 am

    Don’t do this to LA!! taco trucks are truly the best mexican food in town. especially with cost of leaving rising we still can depend on good, inexpensive food. They already abide with health dept. codes!! what is the problem here!!!

  483. Jairi Sanchez signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:10 am

    It is a shame that this is happening.

  484. melissa altman signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:15 am

    Taco trucks are an integral part of LA culture. Don’t take it away from us!

  485. Dani Linnetz signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:16 am

    Save the taco trucks! It’s one of my favorite parts of LA!

  486. Emily Bills signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Every great city has its great street food. Would NY be NY without its hot dog stands? Well, LA wouldn’t be LA without its taco trucks. Don’t make our city a place NOT to visit by making it utterly homogeneous and forgettable.

  487. Richard Salas signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Getting rid of taco trucks in LA is like NY getting rid of the hot dog vendor! SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!! SI SE PUEDE!!!

  488. Eric Lapointe signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:33 am

    The trucks are a vital part of our neighborhood. Please repeal this law.

  489. Joe Antognini signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Please repeal this law immediately.

  490. Sherin Guirguis signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Save our sidewalk culture

  491. Daniela Bleichmar signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Taco trucks are an important and beloved aspect of our neighborhoods’ culture.

  492. Katy Bills signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Taco trucks are not only integral to LA’s food culture, they provide income to many hard working families!

  493. Annelise Palouda signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:50 am

    I can’t picture LA as LA without the taco trucks. Please repeal the law.

  494. Jason Boyer signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Tacos are good!

  495. jennifer chaos signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:57 am

    why don’t worry about getting rid of meth instead of tacos…..I’m an adult and perfectly capable of deciding where I want to eat - and I like taco trucks and stands.

  496. Jimmy Alejandre signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:58 am

    I have a big family to support!!!!!
    I own a taco truck.

  497. Eugenio Perez signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Tacos forever!

  498. Romeo Rom0 signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Come on Gloria its about helping the latino’s… not bringing us down!!! Si se puede i arriba mi Los Angeles querido…

  499. Ernesto Orozco Jr. signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Taco Trucks fill a vital role in our community by providing good food at even better prices. Not only that, they are a vital part of our Angelino culture. Taking them out is like taking out the Dodger Dog from Dodger Stadium.

  500. Andrew Platts signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:04 am

    I need it!

  501. Dane Brimer signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:05 am

    I like and would like taco trucks to stay where they are.

  502. Luis Godinez signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Gloria Molina should be ashamed at her self. I wonder who’s special interest she is supporting? It does not matter. She should know that this is a capitalistic free enterprise country and her kind aren’t welcome. “Taco trucks live on”!

  503. CC Wong signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:07 am

    It’s be a crime against all Angelenos to take away the best and most authentic representation of their food.

  504. STACIE DAHL signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:11 am

    The trucks are affordable and profitable, they increase wealth for local entrepeneurs. They serve healthy family recipes which both preserve and propagate local culture. If they are further limited, less healthy cheap foods will exploit their market.. places like fast food chains and convenience/liquor stores will sell more burgers and candy. The trucks encourage people to get outdoors for a walk and even use public parks.

  505. Jason Zaro signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:24 am

    This law will cause Carnage Asada to LA culture.

  506. Eli Kooris signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:24 am

    The more tacos available the better off for everyone.

  507. Jean-Paul Bondy signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Get your hands off of my tacos!!

  508. liliana leopardi signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Street food is an important aspect of a community’s every day life, they need to stay!

  509. Ivan Diaz signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Is this not the land of the free?

  510. Abby signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Speaking as a recent returnee to LA, the taco trucks are my favorite part of the city. They uniquely define LA’s culture, and the city would be much worse without them.

  511. shonda mullins signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:33 am

    save our taco trucks!!

  512. Amanda Wittman signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Save the tacos! and the trucks!

  513. Dallas signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:35 am

    yum

  514. Dan Berlant signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Can’t live without my tacos.

  515. phillip cruess signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Viva la tacos!

  516. Andrew Wright signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Patroling this sham of a law will be a wonderful use of the five-hundred something new police officers LA is hiring.

  517. Erikka Yancy signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:42 am

    viva la taco!

  518. Pablo signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:42 am

    in loving memory of “el capitan”, whittier blvd. cira 1998. save the taco truck!!!!

  519. Brent signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Dios mio man

  520. Amber signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Leave the taco trucks alone!

  521. Joel Graves signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Taco Trucks = Los Angeles.

  522. Leon North signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:49 am

    I eat from a taco truck several times a week. The food is great. It is quite inexpensive. The community gathered around the truck is the best.

    Si se puede!

  523. Kelly Marie Martin signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:49 am

    I think these restrictions are racist and classist. Repeal them NOW!

  524. Greg McIlvaine signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:53 am

    I love Taco Trucks!

  525. Brian Cleary signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Dear Supervisor Molina,

    I am writing to express serious concern regarding the actions you have taken against the taco trucks in our neighborhoods. As a member of the Eastside community, I greatly value our local street vendors–for their food, service, and especially culture.
    Taco trucks fill many voids left by traditional restaurants, whether it is more authentic, better food, better hours, or cheaper prices. Furthermore, taco trucks create a sense of community on the streets that enclosed, “brick-and-mortar” stores cannot.
    Taco trucks are a special and unique facet of East Los Angeles, and something that I cherish about my neighborhood.

    I urge you to withdraw your proposal, and instead focus on the more pressing and detrimental issues that are facing our community.

  526. Emily Hamecher signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Aren’t there far more pressing matters that the LA County Board of Supervisors should be attending to? This is ridiculous.

  527. Matthew Bukirin signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:55 am

    These new policies will negatively change the culture of LA streets and neighborhoods.

  528. jen monsein signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:59 am

    long live the taco truck!!!

  529. Bill Dewald signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Dios mio, man

  530. Cheryl signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Claiming that the trucks put restaurants out of business is not a reason to put the trucks out of business. How about letting the best taco win?

  531. Maira Sanchez signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:59 am

    my family owns a taco truck, and to take a away a family’s income is outrageous. If Molina really cared for her community, she would realize she is doing more harm than good

  532. Ana Alcazar signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:01 am

    save our taco trucks please!!

  533. Matthew Balderrama signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:03 am

    I need my tacos. Don’t deny me.

  534. Deanna signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:07 am

    tacos!

  535. Josh Charney signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:07 am

    This is capitalism at its worst. You tell me another place I can get a taco that tastes awesome for a dollar.

  536. Emily Keehn signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:09 am

    save our taco trucks!


  537. on April 21st, 2008 at 11:10 am

    I wish we had taco trucks in Michigan!

  538. Jonathan Eisen signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Taco trucks are a Los Angeles institution deserving preservation.

  539. David Heyerman signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Let me know when the sit-ins start, I’ll sacrifice myself for el pastor and carnitas.

  540. Sarah Gorman signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Save our cultural heritage! Save the trucks.

  541. Ben McShane signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:20 am

    This is an OUTRAGE. Taco trucks provide a very valuable service to me. As someone who rides a bus two hours home to work right now, it is helpful for me to have food vendors on my walk from the bus stop to home. I don’t have time to sit in a restaurant.

  542. Oscar Balderrama signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:22 am

    It’s a pretty simple problem, restaurants. You want me to stop eating at the trucks, then stop serving sub-standard food. I mean, would you pay ten dollars for food worth only half that? There’s a reason everyone goes to the trucks.

  543. randall hinson signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Even librarians think Gloria Molina is a dumb-ass.

  544. Raney balbuena signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:23 am

    saaaave sonia and leeeo and ramboooooo

  545. Isabel Reyes signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:26 am

    PLEASE!! Keep the taco trucks!!

  546. Alberto Menodza signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:28 am

    In a country where competition is king for the government to take sides (the Restaurants )is hypocritical.

  547. kyle vail signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:28 am

    this needs to end.

  548. Luis Fernando signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:28 am

    No es justo lo que esta pasando. no solo nos dan de comer, tambien con su trabajo suportan a sus familas! RESISTE!

  549. Louis Csontos signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:32 am

    All the great cities of the world offer travelers and locals alike the opportunity to experience the local culture through street food. Often times this food is much more representative of the real culture than any gourmet restaurant, cheaper, and usually better tasting too. Taco trucks are about the only street food available in LA.


  550. on April 21st, 2008 at 11:33 am

    This is absurd. Stop the madness!

  551. Megan O'Neil signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Save the taco trucks, POR FAVOR!

  552. Dorian Wood signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:37 am

    This is clearly another form of hateful persecution. Note to Gloria Molina: stop making L.A. such an embarrasment!

  553. CATHERINE ARELLANO signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:38 am

    they’re making a living like everyone else.. no need to put more people out of business.. it’s bad enough our economy is going down.. !

  554. Jason Benton signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Why go after these particular vendors like this? As long as they are licensed, inspected, and obey all laws I don’t see why they can’t deliver the goodness! Maybe there can be a compromise on the time, one hour seems too short, maybe make it 4 hours, just move for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  555. Mel Cowan signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:42 am

    VIVA LOS TACO TRUCKS!!!!

  556. Joy signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:44 am

    For one thing, its a no brainer. Taco trucks are part of the scheme of our community. It is a service to its citizens and its part of our cultural fabric. Due to capitalism, the food industry is one of the leading profitable enterprises; particularly restaurants. To transition the fate of our taco trucks is uprooting a dependable source for our daily lives. It would be detrimental on a large scale for our Angelinos. It is afterall, engraved in our city’s culture. We need to press on real life issues. issues that affect individuals and not for corporate greed. Politicians need to stop eating out in opulant style, and embrace the “Taco truck culture” maybe this would really stimulate our economy in a positive way”.

  557. Albert Huang signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Gloria Molina is a fool and wholly out of touch. Taco Trucks are easily one of my favorite things about Los Angeles. Imposing stricter fines is moronic and mean-spirited against hard-working Angelenos who deserve better. Save the Taco Trucks!

  558. Allen Palos signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:44 am

    THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!!!

    LEO’S TACO TRUCK IN EAGLE ROCK #1

  559. David Okonyan signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Viva Los Taco Trucks!

  560. Ryan Tong signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Way to wage war on the lower class. As an employee for the City of LA who’s citizens pay your salary, you have done a huge disservice to those that got you elected. I hope that when you are hungry at 1 am and you find no restaurants around, there will be a Taco truck to service you, and in that moment you appreciate what a god send they are.

    I don’t know who blackened your soul Gloria, but may god have mercy upon them.

  561. Zach Mannon signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:48 am

    I live on the Westside and I can’t get by without my trusty taco truck that hangs out down the block from me. Don’t ban this staple of Los Angeles life!

  562. Reccie Canonigo signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:48 am

    I’m crying as i sign this petition. I put Freddy’s Taco Truck as my hero on my Myspace. He can’t be my hero if he’s not there.

  563. Reuben Kirksey signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:51 am

    First they came for the taco trucks …

  564. Francis Gagliano signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:56 am

    L.A. is known nationwide as a place where you can find excellent Mexican food in the strangest places — the taco trucks are a big part of that culture! And making the trucks move regularly will only increase pollution, gas use and traffic. Don’t ban the trucks!

  565. Julia Figueira-McDonough signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:57 am

    If the Board’s concern is that these business owners are not paying the same taxes and overhead as brick and mortar restaurant owners, then there should be incentives put in place for community economic development that would allow these entrepeneurs to open their own restaurants. Punitive measures are not the answer, and don’t help anyone. They punish these small immigrant owned businesses and the communities they serve, and overload the legal system with unnecessary prosecutions.

  566. Tanya Scheer signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:57 am

    This can not happen!!

  567. Sara Ozuna signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Mexicans selling food is NOT a crime. Stop cracking down on hard working folks in society and start putting tax money where it counts, towards a better public transportation system. free the tacos! go metro!

  568. Ritz signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Taken from the sample letter…

    “I urge you to withdraw your proposal, and instead focus on the more pressing and detrimental issues that are facing our community.”

    Indeed!

  569. Veronica Mendoza signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    “I urge you to withdraw your proposal, and instead focus on the more pressing and detrimental issues that are facing our community.”

    Amen!

  570. RP Terhune signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Gloria, you have betrayed your name and afflicted the people. Repent and repeal!

  571. Sam Gilbert signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  572. ryan conder signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Dear Mrs. Molina,

    Please let the trucks stay. They are an important part of our city.

    Thank You,

    Ryan Conder

  573. Jeremy Schacht signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    save our street tacos.
    shout out to La Estrella on Figueroa and Meridian.

  574. Steven Fletcher signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Gloria, you have betrayed your name and afflicted the people. Repent and repeal!

    “I urge you to withdraw your proposal, and instead focus on the more pressing and detrimental issues that are facing our community.”

    If the Board’s concern is that these business owners are not paying the same taxes and overhead as brick and mortar restaurant owners, then there should be incentives put in place for community economic development that would allow these entrepeneurs to open their own restaurants. Punitive measures are not the answer, and don’t help anyone. They punish these small immigrant owned businesses and the communities they serve, and overload the legal system with unnecessary prosecutions.

    #

    L.A. is known nationwide as a place where you can find excellent Mexican food in the strangest places — the taco trucks are a big part of that culture! And making the trucks move regularly will only increase pollution, gas use and traffic. Don’t ban the trucks!

  575. Rafael Esparza signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    I live in Boyle Heights and I think its unfair to the hardworkers that own and operate the trucks

  576. Sandra Sanchez signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    This is completely unnecessary

  577. Chupacabra signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    I eat from a different truck every day. I have my favorites. Heck, the food channel has been celebrating the taco trucks lately. Get with it and go get some tacos and chill.

  578. Michael Lawler signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Leave the trucks alone. It would make sense if, perhaps, they COULD NOT park within 200 feet of a restaurant, and had to submit to country restaurant inspections and carry the letter grade card. Beyond that, don’t mess with free enterprise.

  579. Grant Shumate signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    LA is not LA without a community taco truck

  580. sallie patrick signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    save the trucks!

  581. Marylou signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    This a tradition that you can’t take away!! Come on GloMo you know you ate tacos growing up. This is part of our culture and what feeds us working class. Sorry if we can’t afford a fancy dinner at Spago’s like all of you up at City Hall. The raza works hard and now you want to bring us down!!!!


  582. on April 21st, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    I live in Boyle Heights and it is an outrage to hear that this will be occuring to our community!!! These people have the right to maitain their own bussiness, so why should one feel that they have the right to take ther business away from them!!!

  583. christopher colthart signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    If the restaurants in Echo Park served tacos as good as those served by the TACO ZONE truck on Alvarado, I would gladly eat at them and sit down comfortably. But this truck provides a service and goods that are better than the surrounding competition, so I value their continued existence at a location that I can depend on.

    In an era of rising rents, it seems unfair to limit the community’s ability to adapt to them.

  584. Ronald Mendoza signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Taco Trucks are the best.

  585. Jennifer Schneifer signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!! We did in denver!! LA needs the Taco Trucks. Tell them to concentrate on something else!! VIVA the TACO TRUCKS!!

  586. Ms. L Gomez signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    L.A. is not L.A. without Taco Trucks. They are not just somethin’ we can get rid of and forget. THey have been a part of my life ever since i was a kid and I still support them till this day!
    Fight for the cause, Support your local Taco truck by eating there, everyday if you can.
    ONE TACO CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!
    ;)

  587. manoj signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    love tacos and the taco trucks. Let’s keep’em coming!

  588. manoj signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    love them!

  589. Jason Berlin signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    We need ‘em!

  590. Sarah Jacobson signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    There’s plenty of public policy out there to be working on…

  591. Edward del Rosario signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Gloria Molina: You don’t run this city, we the people do!!! OBEY US!!

  592. fernando esparza signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    We the people vote you in, we the people VOTE u OUT!

  593. Cathy Pack signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    I can’t imagine LA without taco trucks - it would be a tragedy to banish them!

  594. Lilia Higareda signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    There are much more important things that we should be focusing on. Leave the Taco Trucks alone!

  595. thomas marin signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    taco trucks are a part of my daily life. please don’t take them away.

  596. Jessica Romero signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Taco trucks are part of LA culture and should not be banned.

  597. Thomas Puebla signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Please don’t do this
    The people running the taco trucks are just trying to make a living like the rest of us, by having them move every hour this will inveterately eliminate them and what will they do then?
    Think about what you are doing

  598. Ozzie signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    This is rediculous. Why would anybody have a problem with competition??

  599. Brian Thornell signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Save our taco trucks!!!

  600. Ozzie signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    If they take away the taco trucks from us now they’re gonna wanna take the taco away too!!

  601. Ozzie signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    I mean the taco lady too!!

  602. Chris Gordon signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    I do not understand why the ordinance was passed. This seems like a dumb law design to interfere with the law supply and demand. We are in Los Angeles. We are mobile. We need mobile food. Hello?

  603. Malka signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    She just didn’t have anything better to do or she probably lives somewhere where the taco trucks bug her. Anyway, like Chris Gordon says, “we need mobile food”!

  604. Lauren Kelley signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Wow. nothing better to do than pick on the taco trucks. Taco Zone forever….

  605. alphonso tavera signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    i was raised on taco trucks and they are still a big part of my life

  606. Elizabeth Gendel signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Taco trucks bring such vitality and character to the neighborhoods they are found in, and it would be a shame to take this away in order to pander to a few restaurant owners. Note that many people choose to eat at taco trucks because their food tastes remarkably good!

  607. Liliana Montero signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Earning an honest living by selling tacos is not a crime. Plus it keeps plenty of Angelinos fed.

  608. Kerry O'Connell signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Very soon I will be a student again. Taco truck dining factors heavily into my economic survival plan.

  609. Joe Dana signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    where else am i going to get food after hours???

  610. cole maness signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    This would be a travesty!

  611. Omar Ramirez signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Eliminate fast food chains that hijack our culture, NOT our taco trucks!

  612. Monica Hernandez signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Unnecessary!

  613. Daniel Ryder signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    It’s the peoples choice to go to these taco trucks BOTTOM LINE. To constrict and contrict aside the fact is terribly wrong. Should we also eliminate drive-thru’s because they have an unfair advantage? Should we regulate hours so that every single restaurant should have the same fair hours? If you want fair you have to look at who you are being fair to instead of pleasing people who never frequent these trucks in the first place.

  614. Tom Wayson signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    taco trucks are the spirit of N/ELA

  615. John Breckenfeld signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Food trucks are also generating business…less than restaurants that can afford to pay monthly rent. Don’t take away food truck bussiness by making them relocate every 55 minutes. Plese consider showing more consistency in your decision/law making. Thank you, John

  616. Matt Braunger signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Taco trucks are part of what LA great.

  617. Ethan Walter signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Where else do you get a quick bite to eat at 2:30 (Don’t say jack in the box..thats disgusting)?

  618. Brooke Ashley Stanfield signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    thank you for your help

  619. Julia Brown signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    let taco trucks stay put!

  620. Yves Lelevier signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    These trucks ARE LA.

  621. Jose Sibaja signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Save the taco truck!

  622. Rae Scarton signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    LA love’s its taco trucks!

  623. Ethan Wainman signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    If you put Taco Zone out of business I will lose my mind.

  624. Alex Not signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Save the trucks!!!!!

  625. Athena Legrand signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    The Ladies at Taco Zone are the best and are always friendly. I would go here before a resturant.

  626. David Yow signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    It would be criminal to eliminate the taco trucks!


  627. on April 21st, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Please do not change the way taco trucks function…..This is a Los Angeles Culinary and cultural phenomenon that must be kept…it brings neighbors together!!!

  628. Patti Chen signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Save our taco trucks!

  629. Rhonda A. signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    .save the taco truck.

  630. Pete signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Leave the Taco Trucks alone!

  631. bonnie signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    we need tacos! the peope that run them work hard very long hours and to take their place of business away is cruel!

  632. Raquel signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    L.A. without taco trucks is equal to L.A. without Hollywood, it’s such a crucial part of our culture! Plus it’s great, cheap food!

  633. John Josephson signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    I love Taco Trucks! Keep them going. This law sounds like it’s designed to put them out of business. Surely we can address restaurant’s concerns without this draconian law.

  634. Ryan Morgan signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Taco’s Rule!

  635. jennifer juarez signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Save the tacos!!!

  636. nayeli signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    They come to job sites where workers only have 30 minutes for lunch. They are available late at night when restraunts are already closed.

  637. Melissa Kadel signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Please consider how much these taco trucks are a part of our Los Angeles community, especially on the east side of the city. The people that operate the trucks do a great service. We should embrace this unique tradition in our city and allow the operations to continue without the proposed limitations. It would be a very sad change if these restrictions are made. Keep the taco trucks!!!!

  638. Jaedra Luke signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Mariscos on 11th St. is my fav taco truck.

  639. Jaret Uyeda signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    lame!

  640. ewa signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    I LOVE TACOS!

  641. Anamaria Davila signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    It’s not just food, it’s a part of our culture & community.

  642. jen canal signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    please keep the taco trucks on our streets!

  643. Alex Amerri signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    The TacoTruck is the definition of Los Angeles street food. Without the TacoTruck, Los Angeles has no claim to being the place to find great street food against the likes of New York (pizza), Chicago (hot dogs) and the South (anything on a stick, deep fried).

  644. Nathan Clay signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Taco trucks are local businesses too! And they make damn tasty food.

  645. Travis Millard signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    DOWN WITH TACO TRUCK CRYBABIES!

  646. Keith Morris signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    You can’t be serious?

  647. kevin livingston signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Yum Yum eat ‘em up! With the diminishing dollar, cheap eats are what we need.

    I bet some of the heft Gloria has added on came from a taco truck. Go on a diet Gloria, and give us a break.

  648. alyssa pittaluga signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    not only should we keep all the taco trucks…we should replace all of the parking enforcement cars with taco trucks.
    how pleasant would it be to come out to your car with a taco under your windshield wiper instead of a $$ticket$$.

  649. Rachael G. signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  650. chaz windus signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    DONT YOU DARE!!!!

  651. Yuki Okada signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    The taco trucks are a vital part of the food community in Los Angeles serving a large section of the population, across a multitude of economic, geographic and ethnic boundaries. It’s a unique example of the cultural diversity that makes Southern California such a wonderful place - the hard work & entrepreneurial spirit of the individuals who run these trucks should be supported and encouraged, not inhibited. Keep the Taco Truck Alive!

  652. sarah tindall signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    save the tacos!

  653. Carlos Salcines signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Taco Trucks. Por Vida.

  654. rachel vourlas signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Taco trucks bring people together and share a positive and delicious (and afforable)piece of culture with the entire community! Why would we want to inhibit that?

    Long live the La Estrella truck at Fig and Meridian and all the rest!

  655. Tim Mello signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    over regulation of small business is the problem with America. how are we to eat and they to feed their children with the government over regulating them… whats next? hot dog stands? no more bike ice-cream sales? business license for lemonade stands? how about regulating big business huh? like penalty’s for relaters that lie and stick people in loans they KNOW they will never pay off. how about regulating gas company’s to reduction before Americans have to choose between lunch or gas to get to their foreclosing home!

  656. Cinnamon Brunmier signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Taco Trucks are a huge part of the LA culture. And a great place to eat fantastic carne asada tacos for a good price. When I moved to NYC, one of the things I missed most were the taco trucks. Please, don’t take them away!

  657. Francisco Becerra signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    No!!!! Not our taco trucks!!! Anything but my tacoooooossssss…

  658. Benjamin Rodriguez signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    NO!!!

  659. Vicente Reynaga signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Taco trucks are apart of my earliest memories of life in L.A.

    Its like taking away my little disney land…

  660. Edson Alvarez signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    please don’t abuse your power.

  661. Ahm Nowatzki signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Are you running out of ways to keep enterprising, contributing, hard-working, valuable service-providing minorities down? What’s next; are you going to make them go live out on that big floating trash pile out in the middle of the ocean?

  662. Kimiko Kuroda signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    The rationale for this community destructing action is mindless. Who is Gloria Molina really representing here?

  663. Zahira Yacoub signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Gloria, seriously…what are you trying to prove? How do the trucks create a problem? Long live LA ESTRELLA and those late night munchies!!

  664. Fatima signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    It’s not right!

  665. ali waller signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    save them!!

  666. Beau Brooks signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Gloria,

    Please desist from your plan to eliminate taco trucks.

  667. Mark Fraser signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Keep the Taco Trucks!!! Let them stay parked with no restrictions!! We want to eat at the Taco Trucks! One hour is not enough time! They’re not hurting anybody!

  668. Jennifer Viveros signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    this new law needs to be repealed… I agree with other petitioners Taco Trucks are part of the LA Culture!

  669. Brian Mullan signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Viva La Taco Truck!!

  670. Andrew Packer signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    I love taco trucks. It’s what makes that city great. Besides all the awesome things. But, the ears cannot say, i can live without the feet. We are all part of the body. I don’t mean to use a bible quote. It’s also from Deadwood.

    Mucho Gracias!!

  671. God signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Careful there Gloria!

  672. Ellen signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Why on earth would you want to eliminate one of the few remaining friendly, mom & pop style services that not only offers up good food at great prices… but also adds to the cultural fabric and texture of Los Angeles?

    Please don’t change the rules for the taco trucks we love, so that we don’t know how to find them!

  673. ryan mcmanemin signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    don’t chase away an LA institution!!

  674. Gustavo Padilla signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    This just seems like an unfair attack on hard working people. I am a big fan of these trucks. I see them a lot at construction sites that I work out of and want them to continue their service.

  675. Sara Chinchilla signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Taco trucks is one of the things that makes Los Angeles..Los Angeles!
    I grew up around that kind of thing. And i cant imagine anything better.

    It’s part of our culture and just the way we were brought up.
    <33

  676. Julio Paz signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    I love eating from these trucks on any day of the year. Don’t let a great source for a quick bite to eat for so many people be pushed out like we should be ashamed of it.

  677. Craig Smidt signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Save the carnitas!

  678. Dominic Dijulio signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    this is an OUTRAGE!!!!!!!!!!

  679. Randy Liedtke signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    regulations booooooooo, tacos yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

  680. Luke M signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    I always want to own my own taco truck.

  681. Sancho Titmouse signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    You should leave the trucks alone and worry about things that are really harming the community!!!!

  682. Elizabeth Schoenwald signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    this is ridiculous….what about us who can only afford to eat and the taco trucks?!?!? with restaurants raising prices because of rising food costs, rising gas prices, etc at least let us continue eating for cheap…

  683. David Stovall signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Keep the taco trucks!!!

  684. Michelle Smith signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    They’re actually part of the L.A. mystique.

  685. Sofia Tablada signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    leave the taco trucks alone, and focus on real issues facing los angeles.

  686. Anne O'Neill signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Shouldn’t the government be more concerned with more important things? Instead they’re making a fuss over harmless taco trucks? Absolutely ridiculous. These trucks are many people’s livelihoods and these regulations are unreasonable, inappropriate and a nuisance. Taco Trucks never did anything but make people happy. Leave them be.

  687. Richard Friedman signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    Please don’t take the Trucks!

  688. Michelle S. Lee signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    this is a mistake. i know a lot of people as well as family/friends from outta town, who love LA for its taco trucks. without this special treat, many will be disappointed.

  689. John Ringhoff signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    If they take the trucks away there will probably be the hungriest riots ever in LA.

  690. brian m signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    unnecessary

  691. Jose A. Requeno signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    This is some bullshit I cant believe they’re doing this. They’re only trying to make an honest buck.

  692. Jose A. Requeno signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    This is some bullshit I cant believe they’re doing this leave them alone.

  693. Marco Ramirez signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Taco trucks and vendors are an integral part of Los Angeles…East, West, South, and everywhere in between. The cultural value these trucks bring are enormous to the city and help make Los Angeles what it is today—–A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE! The individuals who dont like them can move to Arkansas or someplace if they cant stand L.A, however with the LATINO population growing rapidly throghout the U.S, you might expect taco trucks everywhere!!! Move to Antarctica hahaa that might be your only hope…SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!!!

  694. Yuko Shiroma signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Leave my tacos alone!

  695. Junafe Tocong signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Viva la taco truck!!!

  696. perri pivovar signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    people need tacos
    do not take away the taco trucks

  697. Ivan Sanchez signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Signed

  698. Adrian Lomeli signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    WE NEED TO DEFEND OUR RIGHTS REGARDLESS
    OF THE MISSION WHICH WILL HELP US SURPASS
    THE CORRUPTION.

  699. IRIS AGUILAR signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    OH DEAR…NOT ANOTHER SELL OUT TRYING TO OPRESS HER OWN PEOPLE…

  700. Mike F. signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Taco trucks are NOT competition for most B&M restaurants. Mexican restaurants in most areas of the county still serve mediocre (or worse), excessively Americanized food for the price. Moreover, it is very hard to find non-fast-food restaurants open later than 9pm. If the trucks are licensed, let them be!!

  701. Mike Kerkman signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    save it!

  702. Fe Montes signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Save our Taco Trucks!!

  703. Eric Trueheart signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Nothing is more Angelissimo than a taco truck!

  704. Noa Mikkelsen signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    yummy yummy yummy

  705. Noa Mikkelsen signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    yummy yummy yummy best one is Taco zone on Alameda

  706. roxanne signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    i love the taco trucks!!!! they are too much of an integral part of LA.

    you simply cannot GET taco truck food at most restaurants. taco trucks have better hours than restaurants, and better prices!!

  707. Elizabeth Richmond signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Can we please stop limiting the ways members of the Lower SES make money?

  708. KButts signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    either trucks are allowed or i will start killing stray dogs and cats to make my own.

  709. sarah tindall signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    save the tacos and save the world!

  710. Elena Esperanza signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Okay, so now LOCAL government is going to join
    the feds in crushing what’s left of small business…
    not to mention food that remains affordable for
    all of us middle class American’s suffering from
    skyrocketing grocery and gasoline prices?

    SHAME ON YOU.

  711. April Navarro signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    SAVE OUR TACOS!!!

  712. Danny Hole signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    York Blvd…good eats.

  713. Matthew Hartwig signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Quite the money-driven action. I’m not for it

  714. Natalie signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Taqueros give the community a sense of community, where else do you see a bunch of people who don’t know each other getting along at 11pm?

  715. matt shaw signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    This shouldn’t even be an issue.

  716. Starr Wayne signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    I love the tacos from these trucks! Find something else to do with your time, city council people.

  717. mike s. signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    .

  718. Sandy Gomez signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Unbelievable, now we are attacking the culture of taco trucks–please focus your time on more pressing issues. War and violence, poverty, racism, sexism, need I go on???

  719. brian canning signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    please don’t take the taco trucks away

  720. David Immergluck signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    The Taco Trucks of LA provide an important, unique and DYNAMITE piece of Los Angeles street culture, and frankly the best Mexican food in town (and therefore in America!) is to be found there…everybody has their fave trucks and we all love to argue and compare notes. Don’t waste time, money and energy squelching one of the rare great things about living in LA!!

  721. Alexandre Nachi signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Not sure what the beef is (?), but I support it! lol ;-) Now support *MY* cause: Ending Male Genital Mutilation (MGM) in America! http://www.circumstitions.com/ “Circumcision *IS* evil!”

  722. Carmen Valladares signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    I agree with all this should not be problem.

  723. Jonathan Morrow signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Instead of spending the time and tax dollars on trying to keep a few people down, why don’t we put that money to use and try fixing the problems with our schools? This isn’t about the taco trucks, this is about the city trying to find ways of avoiding the larger problems that they haven’t fixed.

  724. Lucia Laguna signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Taking away these trucks from us will further poverty in LA by taking away the livelihood of the taco-truck people and will eventually hurt the economy because the people in poverty will no longer put money into the economic system. This is so sad. I remember when Gloria Molina was a worthy Chicana. This just proves that she has been a let down to our people and our community. :(

  725. Margarita Chavez signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    The gas is already high, and for the trucks to move every hour it will increase cost of not only gas to the owners needed but the cost of the food to the customers as well. Not to mention change of location will lose customers. This is unnecessary rule, how about making rules that every child should be feed breakfast, snack and lunch at school. Something more important the making people’s lives more difficult.


  726. on April 21st, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Did ya know that Taco Bell’s “taco meat” is just ONE (1) grade above cat food???!!! Google it! It’s a FACT! :D

    http://wreckingboy.livejournal.com/318545.html

  727. Victoria Monteleone signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Gloria, as you sit in your stupid office probably not giving a shit about any of this, how many taco trucks will YOU ever see in one day or night? How are these trucks ruining and obstructing YOUR life to point of elimination?? This is just such a petty matter. Seriously, its like, come on. There are far more important issues in LA than the fucking Taco trucks, which supply people with food that is far better than your disgusting fast food establishments. This is just one more way for the LA district and the police to make more money and you’re not fooling anyone. Why make life harder for those people already struggling? Your just making a really poor decision and not taking into consideration those who actually SUPPORT and PURCHASE food from these awesome people.

  728. r a m e n i a c signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    the taco trucks are the yatai of los angeles. without them, we’d be cleveland.

  729. Jonathan Prouty signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    without the taco truck i wouldnt be able to eat during the work hours…if that happens i will go to your office and shit on your desk, miserable bored douche bags!
    ima white guy

  730. Aaron Espinoza signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    viva el taco truck!

  731. Jonathan signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Viva Pastor!

  732. Heather Thomas signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    don’t we have more important things to legislate than taco trucks?

  733. Ronnie signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Da me cinco tacos de pastor con todo por favor. Gracias.

  734. Anne Silver signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    leave the taco vendors alone!

  735. Christene Kings signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    ditto on: don’t we have more important things to legislate than taco trucks?

  736. Morales Ricardo signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    selling drugs illegal fire arms fake ids are Illegal .. your trying to add TACOS to that list ///// LMAO …. Fuck it then im gonna have to start my Mafia and become a kingpin selling tacos illegaly.. ill be on the Most wanted list cause i give out free avocado with my tacos.

  737. Richard C. Ettley signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Taco trucks provide many jobs, and also provide access to good food at a fair price. An excellent alternative to high priced restaurants, and crappy fast food.

  738. TONY signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Please do not let this racist law get passed.

  739. An Tran signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    These taco trucks offer affordable, good food to the masses. The new law would change the face of Los Angeles for worse.

  740. John Baehr signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    I’m vegetarian now, but used to love the taco trucks. I still support their existence! Viva los taco trucks!

  741. Jun Yanagimachi signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    The taco trucks are not hurting store-front businesses - those businesses aren’t even open during the hours that most taco trucks operate. This just seems racist and classist.

  742. Dave Canseco signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    this is just ridiculous

  743. Andrew Odella signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    wtf, save the taco trucks

  744. Charles Berman signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    No more tortas?!?!?! THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!!!! I DEMAND… SOUR CREAM AND CHEESE ON MY TORTA!

  745. Victor Chen signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Save the taco trucks. The same goes for ice cream trucks and those new Korean Ho Dduk trucks serving Korean sweet pancakes.


  746. on April 21st, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    These are hard working Americans!

  747. grace jehan signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    please please stop this madness.

    they feed us when restaurants are closed.

  748. Roberto Cabrales signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Please don’t incriminate our Taco vendors.

  749. Aram Kirakosian signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    go Taco trucks!

  750. Yvette Hernandez signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    g

  751. Anthony Abdo RN signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    For better public health, we need more street food in America, not less.

  752. Maricela Munguia signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Don’t take the wonderful memories of my childhood. I would like my children to have the same Lunchera experiences.

  753. Jessica Gelay signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Save taco trucks!

  754. Bardo Martinez signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    These trucks are good sources of income for folks who otherwise have less. With an economic recession currently in place it won’t only affect the folks who sell, but us poor folks who consume this affordable means of nutrition.

  755. Chayo Serrano signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Leave the taco trucks alone. Focus on cutting less money from our SCHOOLS!!

  756. Mario A. Munguia signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    The taco trucks is a great place to chill with friend and family!

  757. Anita Balandra signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    The Taco trucks are apart of our culture and our community!

  758. Brett Booth signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Long live the taco trucks!

  759. John Kleinpell signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    I use taco trucks for a quick lunch frequently. The food is good, the people are nice, they add a flavor to our civic centers.

  760. christina dijulio signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    it’s an oversight to think taco trucks don’t provide a necessary service to the communities they’re in. it would be a crime to target simple businesses that give so much to the neighborhoods and working people. leave these essential business owners alone!

  761. Liza Berdnik signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Save delicious and nutritious street food!

  762. Kerri Weavil signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    It’s pointless to take away our beloved taco trucks! It would be such a crime.

  763. Ana Soltero signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Enough with the repression already! >[ Let the taco trucks be!

  764. Summer Block signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    I’m a second-generation Los Angeles resident and I know taco trucks are part of the unique culture of the city. Without them, L.A. will be more like everywhere else and not wonderfully unique!

  765. Raleigh Garcia signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    IF it weren’t for our roach coaches, a lot of us would be starving for lunch. That’s not cool!

  766. Ian Bavitz signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    i love tacos.

  767. Bianca Barragan signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Dollar tacos are my religion.

  768. Steve Lesh signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    FIRST BACON WRAPPED HOT DOGS NOW THIS?? NO MAS!!!! SAVE TACO TRUCKS….SPREAD THR WORD AROUND!

  769. Dina Chang signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Why don’t you focus on removing Starbucks from every corner of Los Angeles instead.

  770. Dev Kumar signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    I like tacos!

  771. Crystal M signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Everyone needs to make a living in this country…..since when is selling food on the streets illegal….there should be focus on the criminal activity that happens around the neighborhoood, not of vendors on taco trucks…enough said….

  772. Badruddin Gowani signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Most of the places you see are the same fast food franchises. It’s these kind of taco trucks which gives some color to the dull cities.

  773. Badruddin Gowani signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Badruddin Gowani

  774. DJ MYSTER-E signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    No more taco trucks makes me EMO

  775. Jeff Mila signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    taco trucks are among the few things i love about LA

  776. Matt Rogers signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    I loved the taco tucks when I lived in Arcata California, please don’t ban them in LA.

  777. Anita Revilla signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Push yourself to deal with the economic/social inequalities that lead people to have to do survival work such as street vendor work rather than criminalizing the victims of these inequalities.

  778. Jordan A signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    These trucks are part of the culture and atmosphere of LA. The government wants to get rid of them because they just want a piece of their money. They need to give up the action against Taco trucks and focus on more important things. While you’re at it, bring back bacon wrapped Hot Dogs!!!

  779. alix astrinakis signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    this is pure, unmitigated TASTEless RACISM.
    Los Angeles’s culture shouldn’t be determined by
    aryan east-coasters with no backbone or stomache!

  780. Joshua Boyd signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    2 al pastor por favor

  781. chris payne signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    save the taco trucks!

  782. rob perri signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    please do not take away our wagons
    its all i have left

  783. R Garcia signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Gloria Molina, Are there not other IMPORTANT situations going on in LOS ANGELES??? All the daily murders that are happening. TACOS TRUCKS???
    Leave them alone.

  784. Sonja Sharp signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    To whom it may concern,
    I was shocked when this happened in New Orleans last year, but i never, never imagined something so bigoted and obviously unfair could ever happen in LA. i’m relocating to the city for work, and am seriously considering raising my kids there. That’s because LA embodies the poli-glot, immigrant fueled never-stand-still american metropolis, one where entrepreneurs big and small—shit, people big and small, are supposed to get a fair shot. I think the city is only doing this because they know that the roach coaches can’t fight back. Truck owners are way less likely than brick and mortar owners to be able to fight for their rights in the lingua franca of city hall. So are their customers.
    In a democracy, the people are supposed to have the say. In a capitalist society, businesses that innovate beat out those that don’t. In a capitalist democracy like ours, hasn’t the vote been cast? The people like the trucks, so stop legislating against them!

  785. Amy Nicholson signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Why would you attack small businesses and your constituents? Did somebody drop a taco truck on your sister?

  786. Anne Hong signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Please keep the taco trucks a part of Los Angeles culture!

  787. Jasmin Contreras signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    A taco truck was what kept my baby alive when I was pregnant. I waddled my way across the street to the taco truck and had 5 tacos al pastor almost every night. Think of all the pregnant ladies that will not be able to fulfill their cravings!

  788. Matt Parrillo signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Viva la Roach Coach!

  789. Jimmy signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Save them!

  790. Brady Pacleb signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Taco trucks have, and always will be, my reason for visiting LA when school is out.

  791. jen signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Please, this is ridiculous! SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!

  792. Jessica Baker signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Taco trucks are what make Los Angeles so great! Save the taco truck!!!

  793. Kristin Nichols signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    I love the taco trucks!

  794. SHAYN signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    WHY IS THIS LADY TRIPPING ??? GET HER OUT OF HERE. TACO TRUCKS ARE A LOS ANGELES STAPLE. PLEASE LET EVERYONE YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS INJUSTICE. WE GOTTA DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS.

  795. Claudine G. Aguilar signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Are you TRYING to make L.A. as lame as others would claim it to be!?!?!?!? Taco trucks make up a part of the saving grace of our city. What are you DOING to us!? Everything shuts at 2am. No delivery. And no transportation systems and now THIS. I love L.A….but you’ve GOT to be KIDDING me!

  796. pearl hsiung signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    SAVE THEM FOR FEEDING ME!

  797. rob poynter signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    In the name of suadero, let’s save the trucks!

  798. scott martin signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    carne asada is not a crime!

  799. Claribel Soto signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Save the taco trucks PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!

  800. sean noonan signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    me hungry!

  801. saul Bermudez signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Sounds like this is city attempting to introduced the same one-sided regulations imposed on “Hispanic” taquerías in New Orleans.

  802. Ike Bahadourian signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    :(

  803. kat egan signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    some of the best food in LA. keep them as part of our cherished culture…there ain’t that much go around. we’re proud of our taco trucks — i always bring out of town guests to my favorites.

  804. Moses Journey signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Why must our elected officials take it upon themselves to save us from our own culture?

  805. Angela Agustin signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    i LOOOOOOOve suadero burritos!!!

  806. jancy signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    a chunk of my heart will die if this happens. how can we fight the city?

  807. bill scott signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    if it weren’t for these taco trucks my family and i would starve. please dont take our taco trucks away! if you do, they’ll be a war in the streets!

  808. digablesoul signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Taco trucks are part of the culture in LA. Keep taco trucks on the streets!

  809. Jaime Yanez signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    it’s kinda sad that it takes taco trucks to make us so outraged at our government.

  810. Ken Black signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    please save the taco trucks

  811. Ken Black signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    save the taco trucks

  812. Mark Dischler signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    This is some bullsh*t! Save the trucks!

  813. Dominique Littleton signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    To exile the mobile food industry; is to destroy culture and family. Don’t contribute anymore to the silencing of the history of underrepresented and marginalized communities.

    save our taco trucks, and save our communities’ culture!

  814. jarrett silberman signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    l.a. will be a much sadder place without the taco truck

  815. Beatriz Ochoa signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Taco trucks! We shall overcome!

  816. JOEY ABAD signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    no one in eagle rock, glassell park, or highland park want to lose LEO’s and SONIA’s Taco trucks. Then we’d have no where to eat after all the crackin parties. Save your local taco trucks!!

  817. Scott Barber signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    It is one of the most important foods in Los Angeles. It’s like decapitating east la culture. This is not going to benefit the people. What a giant mistake. They will never here the end of it as far as i am concerned. This is a lot of peoples well being. I can’t believe these politicians can sleep at night.

  818. aaron mcbrearty signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    porque?

  819. kimberly signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    save our tacos!

  820. Scott Tepper signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Why not get rid of the Hollywood sign while you are at it. Taco trucks are a part of southern California. Some of the best tacos come from these trucks!

  821. Andrew Lee signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Please do not take our beloved Taco Trucks away. They are a good source of food for the patrons and good income for the entrepreneurs. More than half of Los Angeles’s residents are of hispanic decent and visit the Taco Trucks regularly.

  822. John Schlue signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    please que the music, get me a bib, and I’ll take two tacos por favor!
    Save the Taco Trucks!

  823. A.Atkins signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    SAVE OUR TRUCKS!

  824. Bryan Simmons signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    When I visit your city, I always patronize the taco trucks. Un burrito con asada, frijoles y aguacate. No cilantro, por favor. That’s about the only Spanish I know, but it’s the important stuff.
    Repeal your ill advised law. Thanks.

  825. Gina signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    I LOVE TACO TRUCKS!

  826. Kim Zuñiga signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    I support saving our taco trucks!

  827. Nicholas Perez signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    these trucks provide a needed service to the community.

  828. Jessica signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    I FUCKEN ♥ LA’S TACOS MAN THEY ARE AWSOME AND CARNE ASADA IS NOT NO DAMN CRIME ONLY CUZ US GHETTO LATINOS WANT TO MAKE A LIVING SHIET FUCK THAT LATINA FOR LIFE RIGHT HERE AND FUCK YEA TO CARNE ASADA!!!!

  829. Xihuatl signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    This issue with the taco trucks is another form of gentrification. The “trokas” provide an alternative for many who are on the go, seeking a good meal at an affordable price. They also help maintain a sense of community (which is begining to waver in many places.) Many of my friends and I would (and still do) routinely go to help out Mrs. So-and-So or Mr. So-and-So who managed their own trucks because we knew that not only did they serve good food, but their own subsistence also depended on their ties with the community.

    SHAME ON YOU, GLORIA MOLINA….VENDIDA!!!!

  830. lauren signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    carne asada, con todo

  831. Mike Landers signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Reconsider this legislation immediately!

    Taco Trucks are already required to be liscensed and pass health code . Taking them away would be a mistake and would serve to do nothing but take away some employment opportunities as well as take away a hot meal for those who lack 24 hour cuisine or grocery stores in their neighboorhoods. Living in Echo Park for a year, I frequesnted two neighboorhood taco trucks as I was working night shifts when there were no other fast food places open in my area. Restaurants are not affected by these trucks anymore than they are affected by fast food chains or grocery stores. Let THE PEOPLE decide what foods they choose to eat. This legislation shows a lack of understanding and respect for the communities these trucks serve.

    On behalf of the Echo Park neighborhood, I ask you to reconsider this legislation.

  832. lauren signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    people in LA are being rapped & killed. taco trucks are the LEAST of LAs problems. leave the trucks alone.

  833. Susana Ochoa signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Save the taco trucks, they are an essential institution to our invigorating community.

  834. Johnathen Duran signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Leave our trucks alone. Food is a right of all peoples, and it also our right to have it delivered as we see fit. Are you also going to ban the pizza guy next, and then the chinese delivery? I think not, because dominant cultural norms allow for food delivery. Why not also food delivery, purchase and consumption? Save our trucks.

  835. Harvey Reading signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Great eats. Sounds like chamber of commerce types have a burr in their asses!

  836. angie correa signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    taco trucks are what makes L.A. a good place to actually inhabit.

  837. Susana Ochoa signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    save the trucks!!!

  838. mikey t. signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    taco taco! how am i supposed to find my favorite taco trucks if they’re not in the same place day after day after day?

  839. Joanna Munoz signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    the taco truck is a staple of LA eating!
    you can’t take it away - how else will we soak up all the alcohol we consumed earlier in the night?

  840. Ron A. signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Taco trucks are amazing, don’t break a kids dream.

  841. Grace Hong signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    What would LA be without taco trucks? Repeal the ordinance!

  842. angelita signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Taco Trucks wouldn’t be in competition with restaurants if the restaurants just served the same delicious & affordable food. Maybe the restaurant owners complaining about our taco truck consumption should just find better business models. But in the meantime - TACO ZONE FOREVA.

  843. robby signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    these tacos from the trucks are the best ! why would you take them? it’s like taking discotheque from saturday night. don’t do it !!!

  844. Xihuatl signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    TACO TRUCKS, por vida, C/S!!!

    Arriba con los taqueros, abajo con Gloria Molina!

  845. Anthony Espinosa signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    keep on truckin

  846. Enrique Rivera signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    This is OUTRAGEOUS!! OUTRAGEOUS!! How dare we continue to allow the raping of an already oppressed population. This has everything to do with stripping the man of color, in this case the LATINOS, of every possible resource available to them. These people work hard to provide a basic need to their community in a space no larger than what a HUMMER takes up. SAVE OUR TRUCKS!!

  847. gretchen mckeag signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    please don’t do this to taco trucks! it will be hard for me to find my favorite ones if they are moving around every hour! It is a totally different customer base! It’s not going to make me go to restaurants more often. When i want a quick taco from a taco truck, nothing can replace that craving!

  848. Andrew Lopez signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    the taco trucks is what make east los different! our people are just trying to make a decent living, cant you focus on drugs, drunk drivers and other major crimes that impact our lives????

  849. christina yu signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    you can’t pull taco trucks out of the streets because there is a demand for them, and people need to make a living. its a fair trade..and these people work damn hard to live halfway decently in the united states.

  850. Dolan ONeill signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Free Enterprise.

  851. Hak Lonh signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Taco Trucks are an LA staple. I came here from Philadelphia where we had cheese steak carts on every corner. It gave Philly character. Plus taco trucks rule! Please don’t take the taco trucks away : (

  852. Marie Madamba signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    What is wrong with people? This is where you get the best food! No way are you going to get rid of it!

  853. marc horowitz signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    don’t close our beloved taco trucks!

  854. Daniel Guzman signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    No taco trucks in L.A.?
    Absolute madness!
    Save our taco trucks!

  855. Meghan O'Dell signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Save taco trucks!

  856. irma de la torre signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    save the taco trucks!!!


  857. on April 21st, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Dejen en paz a los taqueros!!


  858. on April 21st, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Dejen en paz a los pobres taqueros!!

  859. Eric Einem signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Why is our government taking sides on this issue, shouldn’t they be neutral on issues of competition?

  860. Lamar Glover signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    taco trucks are one of the best things about LA.

  861. Lloyd Elliott signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    When I retire I plan to buy a Taco Truck and tour the US.

  862. Sarita signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    I love taco trucks why take em away!!!
    Let these people stay with their business. You guys leave hotdog vendors alone why not these people 2.

  863. Elva Zepeda signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    I need “EL PiQUE”
    !!

  864. d smith signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    taco tuesdays are what bike riders live for.

    its our life

  865. laura norton signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    we need taco trucks in L.A.!! whenever we go visit, that’s the only good mexican food we can find! the rest are fake california style tex mex places. leave the authentic goodness to the guys on wheels!

  866. Peggy Lima signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    This sets a precedent for any business in any town: The non-CoC businesses are fair game. Keep the taco trucks operating - they are the epitome of the American dream…and it’s hard to find a really good torta in a brick and mortar restaurant!

  867. Miguel signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    this is an autrage

  868. Miguel Angel Brito-Lara signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    if this happens than the voice of waht i believe is a greater part of our community is being ignored.

  869. Dont Rhine signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    People have the right to develop their own economic means. And when those means serve the community as informal spaces for gathering, and forming community, then those economies should be celebrated. Rather than policing, criminalizing and stigmatizing local informal economic practices, local government should figure out how to meet the actual needs of vendors. Talk to the taco truck vendors. Find out what they need. Don’t criminalize them and stigmatize them.

  870. Julia Willis signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    what is LA without taco trucks? we need these as a source of affordable sustenance and also culture here in the working class and immigrant neighborhoods of LA. i will quote my comrade Xihuatl: “This issue with the taco trucks is another form of gentrification. The “trokas” provide an alternative for many who are on the go, seeking a good meal at an affordable price. They also help maintain a sense of community (which is begining to waver in many places.) Many of my friends and I would (and still do) routinely go to help out Mrs. So-and-So or Mr. So-and-So who managed their own trucks because we knew that not only did they serve good food, but their own subsistence also depended on their ties with the community.”

  871. Ryan Viramontes signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Taco trucks are an icon of Los Angeles and an integral part of it’s culture. One person should not be able to control them.

  872. Douglas Halbert signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    dear supervisor, i think you need to be using your tax payed time more wisely and on more pressing issues in our community than trying to take away great food and culture from tax paying angelinos.

  873. Monica Lomeli signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Taco trucks are a trademark of many Latino communities. What’s more, it’s a way to make a living for most.

  874. Chris signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Congratulations on eliminating homelessness, rape, murder, domestic violence, disease, budgetary issues and for winning the war against terror!

    Of course all of these conditions must have been met if you are actually spending taxpayer’s money and wasting your time worrying about taco trucks.

  875. Kyara signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    taco trucks not only provide good food, but they are just trying to make a living! where’s the morality in that? taco trucks are NOT a crime

  876. Colin Gunckel signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Wow. So this is evidently the most pressing problem Los Angeles County has? And this is the kind of hard-hitting legislation that Supervisors spend their time dreaming up? Trying to take away something that makes LA what it is? I don’t know where you’ve been eating Gloria, but the trucks beat most Mexican restaurants in the city.

  877. Erika signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    I love Taco Trucks and Street Meat… LA woud never be the same!

  878. Olga Y. Frias signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    I never thought I would see the day but The Man or in this case The Woman is continually crushing the little people once more with more obstacles and walls.

  879. Myro Burgos signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    I love Taco Trucks and Street Meat… LA woud never be the same!Taco trucks brings tourist believe it or not… because I bring them to the trucks to taste the real LA

  880. adonia soto signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    your closing the doors on the people who struggled so hard to give u the right to be where u are today, how hipocritical of u to take the opportunity away from your own people. no matter how disassocciated you feel from them. you should be ashamed (and apparently you are) of yourself, not for being a hispanic but for being a sellout. remember who u come from.

  881. Jessica Monares signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    YOU? Opposing TACO trucks? Come on…….

  882. Christopher Fleming signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    We can’t let this happen! Many who cannot afford to open a more conventional business can operate taco trucks which can give them a better living and even lead to their opening a more conventional business, like a taco stand. An attack on the taco truck is an attack on an important route to prosperity for Los Angeles’ Hispanic community.

  883. Nicholas signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Save free trade!

  884. cristina signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    save the taco trucks!!!!!!!!!1

  885. David Reich signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    I love you taco trucks. Don’t let the man keep you down!

  886. E B Keehn signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    This is simply unacceptable. Taco trucks are an integral and important part of our community. The politicians who favor harassing these hard working individuals are politicians I will vote against in the next election.

  887. Alice Rutherford signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Iconic, egalitarian, indispensable.

  888. ida marie banquerigo signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    taco trucks need more than an hour to serve all the hungry people.

  889. Michelle signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    TACO TRUCKS POR VIDA DAMMIT!

  890. C. Abad signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Save Our Taco Trucks

  891. Josh Green signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Save our Tacos. This would be a crime.

  892. LORD ADVINCULA signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    WHERE ELSE AM I GOING TO EAT A FAST AUTHENTIC WHOLESOME MEAL?

  893. Elizabeth Mclean signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    i love my tacos…please dont that them away :(

  894. Vanessa Trevino signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Mrs. Molina, isnt there more important things to be concerned about instead of worrying about Taco Trucks??? This makes no sense, a waste of time… Leave the trucks, its decent people trying to make a fair living !!!!

  895. Reyna signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    What’s really behind this?

  896. Patrice Wagonhurst signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    What would L.A. be without our taco trucks? They build community! They make L.A. unique! Many will be very upset if elected officials support their closing.

  897. Rachel Hinman signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Echo Park wouldn’t be the same…the trucks must stay

  898. yorda signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    why be so money hungry and attack the taco trucks?
    i mean damn, if we slap some aol/ disney advertisements on da trucks can we call it even?

  899. Ales Navarro signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Taco trucks rule.

  900. delmy mendoza signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    It is a shame that Gloria Molina a Latina, voted in by a majority Latino population, and supported by the community can easily detach herself from her people. The taco trucks in Los Angeles are a symbol and a reflection of the Los Angeles culture. Molina your behavior is a complete betrayal of your people, since taco trucks are mainly operated by Latinos. You are cutting their source of livelihood and robbing their children of financial security. Your attitude is regrettable.

  901. a. ford signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    My work office is located in an industrial area where restaurants are not close by. Without the taco trucks in the area I would have no where go. Please keep them around!

  902. Morgen Lennox signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    mmmmm…tacos

  903. Hugo Soto signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Glo Mo is wrong!!

  904. Geraldine Araujo signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    what will there be to eat at 1am?

  905. Kim Falardeau signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Taco trucs are NEEDED!
    please dont take them away from us!

  906. Carlos Chinchilla signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    This sounds like other food corps. are loosing business due to taco trucks and are now trying to put them to an end. There is no toco truck issue, but there are other issues that should be dealt with in the L.A. community. Save the trucks!

  907. Alwyn Kanner signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    come on now, how can they do that?

  908. ALEX TELLO signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    I WOULD WANT THEM 2 RMOVE ALL THEM NASTY ASS MCDONALDSB4 U MOVE ANY TACO TRUCKS!!!

  909. maryam hosseinzadeh signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    first gloria molina whitewashes the meeting of styles project on the river, then she’s after taco truck operators! she is just no fun! but really- this has everything to do with the gold line construction in east la, gentrification, and property values/development. it is so transparent. they are legislating away the culture of los angeles that has been created by its people, and giving development incentives to quizno’s, blockbuster, and coffee bean and tea leaf.

    http://molina.lacounty.gov/pages/Photo%20Album/PA2006/East%20LA%20Chamber%20of%20Commerce/East%20LA%20Chamber%20of%20Commerce.html

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/04/us/04boyle.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
    “The first thing you do is upgrade the area,” Ms. Molina said, “and that will attract private investment.” She said a Starbucks opened in East Los Angeles in March, and a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and a Quiznos sandwich shop opened three years ago.

  910. Christian signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    Viva La Taquizas A Domicilio!!

  911. Rodolfo S Vasquez signed,

    on April 21st, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    Supervisor Molina,

    What beef (no pun intended) do you have with raza? Why all these oppressive restrictions on our taco vendors and especially your total disregard of the arts (the order you made to have the Meeting of Styles Mural whitewashed!)! You along with Villaraigosa, have turned your backs on our communities by betraying our trust and most importantly, NUESTRA CULTURA! If you even have a soul in you, I would advise that you stop attacking us with these heinous restrictions and regulations and LEAVE OUR TACO VENDORS, ARTISTS, and our CULTURE ALONE!!!!

  912. Daniel Jones signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Taco trucks bring joy to everyone. This is ridiculous!


  913. on April 22nd, 2008 at 12:26 am

    That you would even think of doing this…

  914. Andy O'Neill signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 12:36 am

    when you outlaw tacos, only outlaws will have tacos

  915. W signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 12:37 am

    Someone must be stuffing mad $$$$ down that cows throat….

  916. MAR! signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 12:41 am

    whaaaat? instead of focusing the ever so convenient taco trucks, why dont these politicians draft up initiatives to reduce gang violence, legalize medicinal marijuana, abolish the fuckin’ IRS, or kick out inept incumbents?! Jesusfuckingchrist


  917. on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:05 am

    Save the taco trucks!! How will Mexicans eat??..lol

  918. Eddie signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:08 am

    They need to get off our nuts and get on the gas issue because that’s what’s driving everyone crazy!

    Save The Taco Trucks!

  919. patricia g donaldson signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:11 am

    Long live the taco cart!!!

  920. kara hinman signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:21 am

    viva la tacos!

  921. clayton johnson signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:32 am

    a world without good tacos is a world i would fight to destroy


  922. on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:44 am

    It is indeed part of our culture.

  923. dave c signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 2:05 am

    the taco truck on lincoln and rose is one of my favorite stops when i am in LA.

  924. amaranta campos signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 2:30 am

    supervisor: it is not taco lover’s fault that you like to eat mc donald’s trashy food

  925. Dom signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 2:39 am

    Please, please… I NEED these trucks. They offer me goodies I need to survive. Sad, perhaps, but true. They’re part of LA and deserve to be here, untouched.

  926. haley signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 4:01 am

    save the trucks!!!

  927. Nate signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 4:11 am

    Taco love!

  928. spicey signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 6:01 am

    keep the trucks.

  929. shakakhan signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 7:39 am

    what is the world coming to?? taking my beloved tacos.. =[

  930. Rachael Wicka signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 7:41 am

    Keep the taco truck!

  931. peter matthews signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 7:55 am

    c’mon…what’s next, u want my first born?

  932. jason lee signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 8:01 am

    you can take the children… just leave me my taco truck

  933. Peter Moran signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 8:12 am

    Taco trucks are one of the pillars of Los Angeles low-cost cuisine. Taco Trucks set us apart from Chicago or New York. L.A taco trucks are known nationwide as the best place to get a taco in the country.

  934. Sang Jin Hwang signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 8:15 am

    This is atrocious!

  935. Kris Friedeck signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Would so much rather see these trucks offereing good, fast, economical food on the side of the street than a Burger King, McDonalds, or Jack in the Crack

  936. Scott Barrett signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 8:23 am

    really? this is ridiculous

  937. elizabeth belkind signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 8:30 am

    count me in! Please save our taco trucks!

  938. Keith Kandell signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 8:31 am

    why punish the taco trucks? besides representing everything that is great about los angeles, they are the lifeblood TO the lifeblood of the city. what kind of message are you trying to send? don’t be your own boss? don’t support your community? don’t eat healthy wholesome for cheap? this is an ugly blow to the american dream

  939. Jake Freeze signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 8:38 am

    This is an outrage. These people are just trying to make an honest living humbly selling tacos. Providing for a family should be allowed for these people.

  940. jeffrey rangel signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 8:39 am

    yo gloria, don’t act like you’ve never chowed more than a few tacos off these trucks…get your act together and save the best mexican food in los angeles

  941. Duilio Leonor signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Gloria Molina,

    I just want to let you know that taco trucks are part of our community and culture. As far as I can remember, taco trucks have always been there for a quick snack, whether it be in the morning or late night. What the Dodger Dog is to dodger stadium, the taco truck is to the L.A. community. Its more than just a taco truck, its a Los Angeles past time.

  942. Richard Espy signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 8:45 am

    I love the trucks!

  943. wendee osorio signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 8:46 am

    i am a vegetarian and dont usually support animal cruelty but i believe that the taco trucks are part of the L.A. community and culture so who are you to deny L.A. its cultura? Focus your energy on getting rid of military recruiters in our kids schools, or do something to beautify our barrios, don’t dwell on the small things especially if they do no harm to us. Senora Molina, do not forget where you came from! What would your grandmother have to say about what you are trying to do? Ten verguenza vendida!

  944. Veronica Barajas signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 8:48 am

    Think of the people you’ll be putting off of work and into our unemployment lines. With the country going into recession and the increasing number of unemployment, due you want to be solely responsible for an even a bigger unemployment number and more people going into government monetary assistance? You’re forcing people into a diminishing welfare system and removing money going into it.

  945. Tasha Schroeder signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Save the trucks, and an important part of LA culture!


  946. on April 22nd, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Ok?? Why?! These retards make the dumbest of dumbest regulations! How in the hell are lunch trucks effecting us negatively?? Like seriously?! Lunch truck has never done anything to me except provide food for us whenever me and my dad had construction jobs but I guess that’s a crime or something some how? C’mon guys?! WT& for real?

  947. Wayne David Lopez signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Someone needs to investigate who in the hell is paying Molina under the table to do this bullshit law. When i think of LA two things come to mind Pollo loco’s and taco trucks. What fuck is next are they going to start limiting how many mexicans can be out at once? Molina is a fucking sell out and needs to be kicked out of office.

  948. Tammy Short signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Taking the twco truck from LA is like taking he hot dog stands from NYC!! It part of LA “culture”

  949. Patricia Garay signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:08 am

    Id rather they take McDonalds off then the beautiful taco trucks!

  950. mona cedar signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:10 am

    .

  951. Sean Daniels signed, signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:11 am

    The County Supervisor and other city officials really need to spend as much time worrying about fixing all these darn potholes and join efforts with the big guys to get these STUPID gas prices back to normal. Help the community out by doing that!

    UNBELIEVABLE!

  952. Johana signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:11 am

    Numerous people enjoy taco stands, why take enjoyment away from the people?? They are accepted where they are in their locations!

  953. Carlos Reveco signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Dear Gloria Molina,
    Don’t you have anything better to do than to enforce laws that do nothing to serve the public interest? This is nothing more than a jack-move to extort money from legitimate businessmen in order to inject more money into a broke city. The coffers are empty because of the gross mismanagement by YOUR cronies, not Angelenos. Please retire.

    Regards,

    Carlos Reveco


  954. on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Another example of TOO much government!!! Leave these people alone and let them make a living!

  955. Peter D'Andrea signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:16 am

    Get rid of fast food chains before the trucks, make it easier here for
    small business.

  956. Maribel Mendoza signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:16 am

    We need our lunch trucks !!
    They also have families to support.

  957. MILENA DONAHUE signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Save the taco stand!!!!!

  958. Georgina B. signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:20 am

    Ms. Molina,
    Taco trucks seems like a small fraction compared to the EVERYDAY murders going on in our beloved Los Angeles. Put your energy into saving a loved one!

  959. Evelyn Cerda signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:22 am

    This regulations only seem to disempower people in every level especially those that are only trying to work for food.

    There are so many important issues affecting our cities and they chose to oppress the little guy that is only trying to make a living!!! the injustice!!! cannot they see they are only affecting the community for the worst…

    WHy not focus on education or something better!!

  960. jennifer anthony signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:28 am

    i can’t even imagine the LA landscape without taco trucks!! first the farmer’s markets are targeted, now the street vendors…what’s next? these are the things that make our city so great!there is absolutely no upside to cracking down on these guys.

  961. Ernie Y. signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:28 am

    .

  962. Martine signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:30 am

    What did the tacos ever do to you? This is outrageous.

  963. Marie signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Save LA Taco trucks!

  964. Carlos Manzano signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Don’t forget where you came from Gloria Molina.

  965. Jeffrey signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:33 am

    The taco truck must survive!

  966. Jeff signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:36 am

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS AND A VITAL PART OF LA’s EVER DWINDLING CULTURE!!!!

  967. Lilly Gomez signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:38 am

    I am not from the LA area, but I support taco trunks whenever I visit LA. There are certain trucks that receive my repeated business and I find it ridiculous to make those truck move every hour. What will I do without my late night carne asada binge?

    Please pull the plug on this ordinance and save our taco trucks!

  968. Patrick Solem signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:41 am

    These trucks are an amazing anomaly that only exist in Los Angeles. They are a vibrant source of culture and community. The loss of these trucks would be a terrible blow to the Latino community and all of us that support it. Do NOT do something that will be detrimental to the cultural health of our fair city.

  969. Jennifer Ly signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:42 am

    This ordinance is ridiculous. Save the taco trucks. There must be better things to do than pick on people trying to make a living by providing us gastronomical ecstasy.

  970. Heriberto Gutierrez signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Uno de cesos para Gloria!

  971. Frank Grekowicz signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Don’t our politicians have anything better to work on? Like maybe Healthcare?

  972. Aaron Elliott signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:55 am

    I’m sure that this is a backhanded way of getting at illegal immigrants, otherwise I can’t think of any reason to do such a ridiculous thing. It will undoubtedly affect more legals than illegals, not to mention all the citizens who love tacos!

  973. catherine signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:58 am

    This isn’t fair to the folks trying to make a living and feed hungry folks! Taco Trucks are not breaking any laws!

  974. Courtney Hamilton signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:05 am

    These trucks are an important part of our economy. They are also a “cultural” mainstay, and should not be unnecessarily regulated. Use my tax dollars for something more important–this is an infuriating WASTE of the money we pay out to our city.

  975. Eddie C signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Wow..This is so ridiculous!

  976. Andrew Rybicki signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:13 am

    This is an attack on the cultural heritage of all Angelenos. Over the 9 years that I have lived here, I have regularly visited many of my local taco trucks; each one a different experience and a reflection of the neighborhood. Even after moving away I have often, and repeatedly, gone back to visit my favorites. This is a tragedy.

  977. Raquel Abeyta signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:15 am

    It’s absurd that this is even being addressed as an issue. Gloria Molina, I’m sure has had her fair share of tacos from the taco trucks. One thing you can count on is NOT a vote from me Sra. Molina! No sea hipocrita!

  978. Bjorn Kindem signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Obviously absurd.

  979. Andrew White signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Honestly, there’s no good reason taco trucks cannot exist, as long as proper safety standards are kept, there is no reason whatsoever they cannot work.

  980. Ben Spiegelman signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Don’t be rediculous! The best food in this city comes from people selling it on the street.

  981. mari signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Taco drivers are just trying to make an honest living not only that but their tacos are great..they are authentic

  982. Darla Rendon signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Follow up with some more pressing issues facing our community.

  983. Roberto Perez signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:29 am

    they crave my hunger @ night after a club when all the other fast food restaurants are closed and im in the mood for good food.

  984. Juanita Bordas signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:32 am

    I was born and raised in Souther California. I lived in Los Angeles for 32 yrs and still have a home there. My job has moved me to Colorado but my son and the rest of my family still live in So. Ca. I can only afford to come home once a year and I would miss not being able to find my taco truck where I can usually find him. Pls, there are no many other issues Los Angeles needs address now other than fines on taco trucks.

  985. Joni signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Whenever friends and family come to visit me in Los Angeles, taco trucks in my area are the first thing that pop into my mind to take them to. They have become an integral part of the Los Angeles community, and is a unique aspect that adds to LA.

  986. Robert Anthony Bauwens signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Taco trucks are a part of the whole culture and history of Los Angeles. To try and enforce these new laws, is obviously a way for the Municipal Government to try to squeeze more money out of the little guys. To get rid of them is to get rid of the local landscape. These trucks are meeting places for friends or a last outpost for those hungry city dwellers when everything else is closed. I personally look forward to my favorite taco truck being there where it always is parked. The salsa and burritos are some of the best in town.

  987. Gerri Carlos signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:38 am

    It embarrasses me how ignorant some people can be. I am sure 98% of the population has at least once had food from the taco stand, how ridiculous do you have to be to pass such acts. How about you guys concentrate on solving bigger issues at hand for ONCE. I am even more embarrassed that Gloria Molina a “Hispanic” would take such acts. You should be ashamed!

  988. Nav Singh signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Please do not take away the taco trucks.

  989. thaddeus herrick signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:50 am

    don’t ruin a good thing.

  990. Anna signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:51 am

    This is one of the reasons I moved here. Don’t take the trucks away!

  991. Lila Jihanian signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:56 am

    This is just unfair.

  992. Chris Dimaano signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:56 am

    TACO TRUCKS FOREVER

  993. Julia C signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Don’t take away the taco trucks! Their a great part L.A.’s cultural experience. Not to mention the livelihood of thousands of people!

  994. Erin Glenn signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Supervisor Molina please don’t eradicate this dining institution. It is part of what makes Los Angeles unique. Angelenos deserve to have a variety of dining options; this includes taco trucks!

  995. Jorge M. signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Ms. Molina,

    Stop focusing on minor issues such as Taco trucks in our community and start focusing in reducing the gang violence surrounding schools around the city of Los Angeles.

    With that said stop wasting tax payers money on nonsenses.

    I have spoken!
    He Dicho!

    Jorge-

  996. Levon Jihanian signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Don’t take away the taco trucks.

  997. Tired signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:15 am

    i dont mind taco trucks, but i do mind those lil mobile stands that are indiana and lan franco, also the one on ditman and lan franco. im a east l.a. local residing on lan franco and there are times i cant find parking and have to park blocks away from my home (east l.a. is pretty over crowded as it is and usually have to park one block away..lol) but darn it, 3 blocks!
    Im intrested to know how people on these blocks feel. again this comment is not directed to taco trucks because ususally their set up at liqour store parking lots or by laundrymats with their designed parking, but to those mobile bbq grills and even to those taco trucks setting up shop on residential streets…yes i literally can go outside throw my trash and buy a taco because lan frnaco and ditman residents have their own exclusive taco man(sarcasm).
    Gloria go after those mobile bbq pit guys, not the taco truck that pays for its lisence.

  998. melinda fava signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:15 am

    save our taco trucks! they are cheap and delicious!!!!

  999. Carmen Ruiz signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:34 am

    This is another great source of revenue for our city! Not only is it keeping people employed, but it they are also a staple of our great diverse city!!!

  1000. nedda soltani signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:35 am

    save the little peoples right to work.

  1001. roberta gonzales signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:41 am

    i love tacos …. those things come in handy … my whole family has eaten from those things rotating my not be such a bad idea…. they take up alot of roomm.

  1002. Juan signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:42 am

    this is just dumb!!! wat is this society coming too… some of the best tacos come from taco trucks… Gloria i think theres more important things to concentrate on other than taco trucks!

  1003. Neil Muntzel signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Cost of living in LA continues to rise. Middle and lower income citizens are already facing growing challenges - don’t add to the problem.

  1004. chris ramos signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:45 am

    the best thing aboult food…..at 2am

  1005. Blake Johnson signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:46 am

    I love the tacos don’t take them or the hot dogs ! lol

    -Blake

  1006. Risamay signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Ridiculous restriction.

  1007. Yolanda de Cordova signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Let’s focus on more important things to deal with other than Taco trucks. And let’s unite to support the hard working citizens by selling their tacos!!!

  1008. Anita signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Taco trucks are one of the culinary highlights of any decent city. Without them, I have one less reason to visit L.A.

  1009. Mike Arreola signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:55 am

    The taco truck is a culinary delight of L.A. nitelife & culture!!
    taco trucks are landmarks just like burger joints!!
    they are essential to small communties & towns…
    please keep the trucks where they are!!

  1010. Anne Keehn signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Taco trucks are one of the culinary highlights of any decent city. Without them, I have one less reason to visit L.A.

  1011. Rudy Bleu signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:59 am

    I remember eating at the King Taco taco trucks. Look where they are at now. Give all these other trucks a chance. Isn’t that what this country is all about.

  1012. Eric Bartels signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    It boils down to the established restaurant owners disliking the competition. They claim taco trucks are “unfair competition.” But how is not unfair for the restaurant owners to enlist the County Supervisors to outlaw their competitors?

    Not to mention, six months is jail? How is that possibly a fair punishment for operating a taco truck in one spot for too long?

  1013. David De Anda signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Its just a new way to tax them.

  1014. Patty Arciniega signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    One of the many unique things of Los Angeles are the taco trucks. Taco trucks help those who are on a budget and those who are willing to work.

  1015. Daniel J. Quon signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    .

  1016. Yudit Morales signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Your messing w/the taco trucks, really?….Really?

  1017. Stephanie Krueger signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    save the local trucks

  1018. Henry Wisniewski signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    I support the right of people to earn a living and provide a service to the communities they operate in. Leave the Taco Trucks alone.

  1019. mark deming signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Protect the taco trucks! Long may the roll!

  1020. Diana Vazquez signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Viva Cheo’s Tacos on Alhambra Avenue in El Sereno!!

  1021. Gene Mullett signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    C’mon, it’s not like people who run these things are getting rich. Let them make a living & let people enjoy cheap, delicious tacos! Who came up with this idea anyways? Clearly someone interested in detroying livelihoods & someone’s method of staying of the dole.

    Uninterupted tacos for the people!

  1022. Chrissy Romero signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    I am a veteran in the restaurant industry. I have started my career from the bottom up and final feel I have the money to start a little something I can call my own….A truck was my ideal start to evolve to a restaurant without getting to far into debt and now your gonna make my American dream further away and your opportunity for good food, culture, and smiles harder to receive!
    I hope Earth day brings some ideas to your head, because there is a hell of a lot more issues to be tackling then taking away peoples livelihood!

  1023. Gordon Douglas signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    viva los tacos!

  1024. Ohm Gonzalez signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Unfortunately, we only have a limited amount of taco trucks on the West side, this law effects more of L.A. than the East side… También comemos tacos cerca de la playa. SAVE THE TRUCKS!

  1025. Coral Lopez signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Really? Taco trucks? Is that what our leaders see as an imminent threat to our city??…ummmm guns, drugs, dilapidated schools, HIV rates,High STD rates in youth, unemployment, polution…ring a bell???

  1026. Adriana Sandoval signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    How about they make changes where they need to be made! Like our school system and State deficit!! Leave us taco/burrito/torta lovers alone!!! I refuse to purchase crappy tacos from actual restaurants!

  1027. Augustine Bryant signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    When i have customers in town, the first place they want to go to is an actual la style ‘taco truck’.
    i make a stop every weekend after socializing to support my local food vendor. they are a los angeles staple, what are they thinking?

  1028. Hunter Ludington signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    nothing wrong with tacos mane

  1029. Michelle Wayson signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  1030. Alexandra Beecher signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Signed… let’s save the taco trucks

  1031. Anthony E. Grudin signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    keep your hands off our food!

  1032. Michael Mihalas signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    These taco trucks provide good food, at a good value. They are part of the culture and fabric of Los Angeles. To take them away would be a crime.

  1033. SAMUEL SALGADO signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    LET MY PAISAS COOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1034. Stephen A signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Save ‘em

  1035. revis call signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    taco trucks not only provide a good meal for a good price,
    they are also aesthetically pleasing and add culture to our cities.

    what a waste of our city governments time and our tax dollars.

  1036. Michael Marino signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Are you crazy? Viva las camionetas de tacos! Say no to whitwashing of culture. These are the same people that would mistake a cultural mural for “gangbanger graffiti”. I need my carne asada! What’s in YOUR stomach?

  1037. ELIZABETH ADAMS signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    I LOVE MY TACOS ON ALVARO & MONTANA..XOXXO

  1038. Ryan signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    You people are definetly out of touch with the community taco trucks are a los angleses staple and close to being a tourist attraction. Also in some neighborhoods its the only thing open past 10pm. And for people like myself who work late shifts i dont know what i would do without them. Isnt there some crime or something better for yall to be doin then worrying about taco trucks. Help solve some real issues !

  1039. Sandra Vu signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    This is ridiculous! What exactly is the problem with taco trucks? They must be allowed to stay!

  1040. Lisa Osborne signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Street food is an essential ingredient of any vibrant urban community; just look to New York, Bangkok, Chicago, and Kingston for examples. Removing the taco trucks from Los Angeles (or regulating them out of existence) is equivalent to New York making its hot dog, shoarma, cheesesteak, pretzel, popcorn, and ice cream stands illegal. The city would seem charmless and homogeneous without them.

    I understand the Council’s motivation to regulate the taco trucks further or figure out a way to have them provide additional income to the county or city, but surely there is a more reasonable and practical way to accomplish both goals? Sit down and talk to each other.

    Or better yet, focus on an topic that is more important, like the city’s water quality in its pre-war buildings, potholes, or the sewer system, for starters. You know, things that we citizens actually have valid complaints about.

  1041. bob bellerue signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    please let the taco trucks continue!!

  1042. john signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Don’t take away the only thing that makes this sprawling rubble unique!

  1043. Isael hernandez signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    they make the best taco


  1044. on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Please do not take away the best family buisnes in LA. To deny LA of the Taco truck would be like ridding the world of the ice cream man!

  1045. Kevin Rolly signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    sometimes this is the only available place to eat at the hours i keep. not to mention that food has always been excellent. it is a community hub, it’s part of the fabric of los angeles and i can’t believe that there aren’t better issues to occupy the city council.

    save the trucks!

  1046. Joseph Campbell signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    The sound of la Cucaracha blaring into the air is the essence of Los Angeles. This stupid proposition not only threatens this iconic melody, but also targets business owners for being smart. It’s anti-American, anti-taco and anti-cool. Fuck this law.

  1047. Imelda Falcon signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    It’s insane that this is happening . . . What’s next will they be closing down Mexican Restaurants too???

  1048. Aric Mellott signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    dont mess with the citizens of los angeles. we elected you into office and we have the power to get rid of you. who streets are these our streets. the taco trucks stay!

  1049. carlos guerra signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    wtf! if you notice no crime ever happens at the taco truck. people are to busy eating some good tacos! they contribute to the comunity and to hungry people everywhere.

  1050. Bernadette signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    I am outraged. These trucks put food on the table for many families in the Los Angeles communuty–whether it be the vendor making a money to provide for his family, or the consumer trying to feed his. This will negatively affect both vendors and consumers. Not to mention that it will rape hardworking people of making an honest living and will rape the Los Angeles community of delicious and convenient food! This hits close to home, as my friend Ryan wouldn’t survive without the LA taco trucks.

  1051. D.L. Devoe signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    How about an ordinance regulating how long they can hang out right outside a sitdown restaurant instead? Would make 50 times as much sense and wouldn’t unfairly penalize the guys in the trucks just trying to make a living.

  1052. Elise Belknap signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Taco trucks = los angeles.

  1053. Efrain R. signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    bunch of fascist pigs!

    they are only going after them cause they don’t have to pay property taxes or city ordinance! These are people trying to make a living why screw it up for them?

    Miss Gloria Molina needs to find something better to do with her time and actually do something meaningful instead of harassing her OWN kind!

    shes a joke and one of the biggest douche bags ever!

    VIVA LA RAZA!
    LMAO!

  1054. S. Ochoa signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    I know that making laws is the bread and butter of our councilmen, but this law is a little much. I have never had any problem with the tacos I have had from the taco trucks. Let the little people have a job or business. The government does not want them on unemployment. Let them make their money, or will the government want to pay for them to be able to afford to live in LA??!!

  1055. Kevin Hite signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Taco trucks are a unique part of LA’s cultural and culinary heritage. These regulations will drive them out of business. Please do not let that happen.

  1056. gabriela signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    i love tacos!

  1057. Cristina Noriega signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    This is ridiculous. What harm do they make by staying in one location for more than an hour? It is less convenient for us and the district!

  1058. VanAn Tranchi signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    They are so much a part of the community!

  1059. Mayda Angel-Reatiga signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    save the taco trucks

  1060. Laura Esquivel signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    LA would not be the same without tacos trucks. It is not just that some of the best and cheapest food can be found there - communal street food is an important part of mexicano culture that contributes to the richness of east la. priceless: “carne asada is not a crime.”

  1061. Ian Ulmer signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    First they came for the Taco Trucks, and I was silent…

  1062. Jose Asencio signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    L.A. wont be the same without Taco trucks

  1063. Jennifer signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Taco Kisses Fof My Ben!!

  1064. Traci Salazar signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    i am born and raised in LA, and taco truck food is the main reason i failed at being a vegetarian… twice. but i also have friends who live on the east coast who want to hit up the taco truck first thing when they visit! LA isn’t the same without them!!

  1065. Ben Taylor signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    I’ve come to appreciate the truck’s services. To think that the district poses a threat to the trucks, is truly preposterous; Ludicrous how else are these individuals suppose to make a profit. Much support for the Trucks!!

  1066. Kelly Jackson signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Thats just an attack on her own people, Very Disgusting. I’m sure the Ku Klux Klan is very happy with her..

  1067. Heather Shaughnessy signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Taco trucks are a special characteristic of Los Angeles and a wanted part of our community.

  1068. Beatrice R. Lopez signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Taco trucks are typical LA icons. The eyesores and cultural invaders are McDonald’s and Burger King. Enough of corporate cultural contamination!
    Or is this easier to deal with than the state of emergency health services in the County? FOCUS!

    TACO TRUCKS C/S

  1069. Karina Gomez signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Please help keep out taco trucks.

  1070. Angeline Ramirez Jaurigue signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    OMG, when I read this on myspace I was shocked. For someone like GLORIA MOLINA who always prides herself on being a “LOCAL LATINA” from the neighborhood would do something like this. I usually expect this from the white washed elective officials in office. I forgot there are many brown nose Latinos in office that give us a bad name. Pushing the taco trucks off the streets is like taking the hot dog stands out of New York City. I am outraged. I will tell my friends and family about this crap…once again by GLORIA MOLINA someone I have never voted for who is holding office.

  1071. Alex Myrvold signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Who are they competing with at 2 in the morning?

  1072. Justin Kubassek signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Taco Trucks do not take away patronage from most restaurants because most restaurants are not open 24 hrs a day! The free market has already decided. Taco Trucks service the interest of consumers in the most efficient manner. This is just another instance of the nanny state doing more harm than good.

  1073. Frank Jaurigue signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    I am signing this petition because my wife grew up in Los Angeles, and even though I grew up in Chino my family started out with a vending truck they now own a chain of local taco places to eat at. I have met some taco truck owners that have known my wife since she was a little kid in Los Angeles, I don’t see why a LATINA would pick on people from her own race. We will unite to be out the “man” in office.

  1074. ruby luna signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    I am signing this petition because my father own a taco truck. People who own taco trucks have to pay sales taxes, federal taxes, and and other fees . its not easy money its hard and it takes a lot from your time. so people like Gloria Molina needs to understand that she is effecting many many hard working people who are already struggling enough . Why not say the truth all you guys in office just want more money, or is it personal Gloria Molina.

  1075. Martha Jaurigue signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Viva la Raza…

  1076. Debi Nevill signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    That is messed up! Leave the Taco Trucks alone! What harm are they doing you? They are part of LA.

  1077. Beth Kramer signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    these taco trucks have been a part of the LA tradition for ages, and this new law is a bit steep. No I can understand not allowing a taco truck within so many feet of an existing restaurant but not this.

  1078. alejandro signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    F the city………..taco lovers unite!!!!…….tako power!!!!!!

  1079. Nicole Fitzgerald signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Save the taco trucks for Cesar!

  1080. Dain signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    This is ridiculous. The spontaneity and vitality of a community being squashed again. I’m in the bay area, but I wish you all the best.

  1081. Lou Cohan signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Leave the taco trucks alone! Please!

  1082. Anthony signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    do not take away our taco trucks!!!!!!! they serve us well and offer us good service.They do not bother me so let them be

  1083. Eleanor signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Save the tacos, save the world.

  1084. Gina Tran signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Don’t do harm to those who haven’t harmed you! Leave the taco trucks alone!

  1085. Bob S signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Let the competition for customers prevail, leave the taco trucks alone !

  1086. Sandy Combes signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    If taco trucks are taking away so much of the business from sit-down restaurants, maybe some restaurant owners should consider opening their own cart. Obviously the overhead costs of running a truck are far less than a sit down establishment, but the amount of profit is also less without seating. Please leave these citizens of the community alone so that they can also own businesses and not unfairly be deprived of their livelihoods.

  1087. Leticia Martinez signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    What’s next? Come now!

  1088. Hannah Kim signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    hell to the nah!

  1089. Sonia Ro signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Taco trucks are a needed part of the community. In a free-market economy, local business should take heed and compete fairly!

  1090. William Rizzo signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    I love me my fresh tacos! Long tive the taco trucks!

  1091. Alana McMains signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Tacos are better from trucks.

  1092. Rocio Ortega signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    It is a disgrace that they are doing this injustice to our taco trucks. People make a living out of this when there is nothing else to work on. Tacos are good, save them!

  1093. Tal Ariel signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Stop with this nonsense and leave the taco trucks alone

  1094. Candairix signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Can the board focus on finding the killers that do drive-by’s that kill innocent people or clean up graffitti or fix the potholes in the street? Once that’s done, then let’s go get some taco’s and talk about it!


  1095. on April 22nd, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Ms. Molina there has to be a better solution than the one being proposed, America is based on compromise, be creative and the solution will find you.

    P.S. dos tacos Al Pastor please…..con todo

  1096. M.Floodstrand signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    I think there are about 5 of these in my neighborhood. I would certainly miss them. They are convenient, open later than establishments, visually appealing and delicious.

  1097. roxana Hernandez signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Taco stands may seem tacky to some not accustomed, but tacky is forgotten once you take a bite of that taco that represents a tasty glimpse into culture; evidence of hard work just likethe everyday Joe contributes to the work force!

  1098. Ivan Mendoza signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    tacos are not a crime

  1099. A. Ifrah signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    This is a shamefully unnecessary and fundamentally stupid idea. Taco trucks are a fair, honest and safe business and should not be taken away from the city.

  1100. tirza arebalo signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    how is it that tacos are now a crime?!?

  1101. Janet signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    My husband and I get cravings for the carnitas quesadillas at our nearby truck. If the truck were not there we wouldn’t go to a Mexican restaurant instead. We would just have to suffer at home. The trucks fill a different need than restaurants. There is room for both in our vast city.

  1102. Sandy Rodriguez signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Leave the people who are making a decent, honest living alone and focus on the ones who aren’t

  1103. Jose Gomez signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    My head says no, My heart says no, My tongue says no, and My barriga says hails no. You can take tacos away from the street of LA because they are part LA’s culture.

    PS. Ke vivan los Tacos,,, From: la pansa

  1104. Angel Cervantes signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    this is bullshit i will not settle for taco bell!!!

  1105. Angel Cervantes signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    betrayed by a mexican, chingado only in america eyy

  1106. Angel Cervantes signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    tacos are not a crime. gustavo, javier and joaquin make my tacos and i will not settle for less theyre taking not only taco trucks but theyre disrespecting people who make an honest living doing what they do best. america is supposed to be the land of opportunity not the land of discouragement to its natives, leave them be.

  1107. Monica Rivas signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    I completely agree with the statement “Getting rid of taco trucks is like getting rid of Hot dog vendors in NY!”

  1108. Cesar "#juan Doyers fan" D. signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    gotta go, on my way to get some tacos, mulitas & champurrado…=-P

  1109. Claudia Diaz signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    I demand taco stands!!

  1110. Daisy signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    taco trucks are the best!!!

  1111. Juan A. Velasco-Diaz signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Gloria Molina is TRIPPIN’!!! Boo!

  1112. Morgan Loomis signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    I’ll die without tacos

  1113. carolyn karo signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    save the trucks!


  1114. on April 22nd, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    These new laws are unfair!!! L.A. needs taco trucks.

  1115. Patricia Casasola signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Enough is enough! Let the latinos make a buck!! Always trying to keep us down!!!

  1116. Lizzette Torres signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    I love my neighborHOOD taco trucks :)

  1117. Tracy Lainez signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    I LOVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!

  1118. Patricia Becerra signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Craving the carne asada just reading this!! Can someone put a truck close to 1st and vermont!! (my job)All the restaurants SUCK! Plenty of teachers that would buy tacos while we leave no child behind!!! Loosen up Gloria!

  1119. RAFAEL VENTURA signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    I thought it was a joke when I heard that there were people actually out there that would like to get rid of the taco truck. Have we forgotten that Carls Jr came from a hot dog cart, King Taco was once a Taco truck. Frankly it is unamerican to even suggest such a thing. Imagine if there was a group trying to create laws to prohibit the hot dog stand in the Karl Karchers day. Wake up people! Stand tough on this issue. There is a far bigger picture than how this goes against our culture and community. It goes against what it is to be an American and pursue the American dream. Lets not forget that.

  1120. Jorge Lizama signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Dejen mi puta camioneta en paz!!!! DEJENME TRABAJAR!!!!

  1121. Craig Roose signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Get real. This cannot be high priority.

  1122. Heidi Cruz signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    To think I once voted for Gloria Molina back when she was just starting. Now she pays me back by penalizing all my fave taco trucks! They are not hurting anyone….just trying to earn a loving like everyone else =)

  1123. Felipe Flores Arceo signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    eso es save the tacos trucks para el loro!

  1124. Dan Reeves signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Keep the tacos cheap and easy to get. I don’t want to end up giving my money to Star Bucks or McDonalds.

  1125. cml signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    This is quite possibly one of the most ridiculous laws that has ever been passed by a city council. Removing taco trucks from the streets of LA would be the same as removing hot dog vendors from the streets of New York City or cheese steak vendors from the streets of Philadelphia.

    The food and service industry has always been about competition. If there weren’t competition between restaurants, food providers, service providers, clothing stores, and gas stations, what would be the motivating factor for proprietors to provide quality items / service at good prices to consumers?

    ******
    According the the LA Times:
    Merchants in East L.A. say the law is long overdue in an area striving to develop a strong business community. “I don’t want to put anybody out of business, but it’s the fairness of it all,” said Tony DeMarco, vice president of the Whittier Boulevard Merchants Assn. “It’s a big victory for the merchants, and it’s going to clean up the area.”
    *******

    Obviously, the strong business community doesn’t include small business people. It is amazing that anyone would characterize this law as a positive thing much less as “fair.” How much money does a taco truck really make? If they were really making enough money to put a fully established restaurant out of business, they probably would not be working such long hours in such small, cramped spaces. I also doubt that if a restaurant was in the red, the extra business that normally goes to a taco truck would actually be able to save them.

    This is not about fair business. This is about the classist attitudes of merchants, business owners and LA’s city council. This is about greediness of merchants and the bad judgment of law makers. Instead of scapegoating taco truck owners, business associations and city councils should be addressing the real reason behind slow business and the downward spiral of our economy - the high gas prices. High gas prices not only increase the prices of food supplies, but also deplete the pockets of would-be consumers. But of course, instead of fighting the big guy, they will bully the easier targets.

    I am so disgusted by this.

  1126. Jorge Lizama signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    TACOSMENTE!!!!!!

  1127. Sergio Lizama signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    I heard Gloria Molina is an active member of PETA, and the reason shes doing this is because shes been seen eating meat and she wants to belie all these rumors. Lets work on worthful and reasonable restrictions and not on this stupidity.
    -el pocho

  1128. Christine Ventenilla signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  1129. Paul Rigor signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    These mobile cafeterias are part of the LA culture, as much as the hardworking vendors of bacon-wrapper hotdogs outside of clubs!

    Cheers to Leo’s and Cheers to Sonia’s!

  1130. geissel gonzalez signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    these people are making an honest living and we must support our cultural melting pot

  1131. Abraham Camacho signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    I’m Hungry!!!

  1132. Erik signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    This is an outrage. This cannot be allowed.

  1133. Tabitha Erhardt signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    this is an outrage!!

  1134. Scott Goodell signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Stop the gentrification.

  1135. ALAN signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    I WONDER HOW MUCH $$$ THE RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION “DONATED” TO HER ???

  1136. Omar Madrid signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    WE should start LA RIOTS AGAIN!

  1137. Joel signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    What?? these are cuisines that are hispanic pride!!! injustice!!!!

  1138. Julian Woolsey signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    taco

  1139. Jake Christie signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Keep the Carne coming!

  1140. Eric Korpie signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Save those trucks.

  1141. Brian signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Taco Zooone!!

  1142. Oiyan Poon signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    I <3 the taco trucks!!!

  1143. John Southern signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    What is Los Angeles without it’s beloved taco trucks? To get rid of or to regulate these mobile urban cafeterias would be a crime. Viva LA TACO TRUCKS!

  1144. paul barraza signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    they should be worried about gangs and drugs, maybe Ms. Molina figures the only way she can lose weight is to remove the taoc trucks,

  1145. Simon Tesillo signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Another useless law targeting people just trying to make an honest living.

  1146. Dave Feldman signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Taco trucks are a grace note to L.A. life. We should cherish them.

  1147. Lizzet Alvarez signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Gentrification is not the answer.

  1148. Yvette Fierro signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    please keep the taco trucks in business.

  1149. Ollin Trujillo signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    what a waste of our tax dollars! There are so many other pressing issues to focus on such as housing, schools, crime etc. etc.
    Please don’t create more useless bureaucracy that will never be enforced, or unfairly enforced.
    The trucks are many times a part of the community and often provide a place to meet and socialize. I will even go so far as to say they give young club goers a chance to “sober up” before driving home on public roadways. The trucks are often open later hours than typical restaurants. They provide fast, affordable, and delicious food!

  1150. Zainab signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    My school offers no decent food, and there are no restaurants in the area. The only real food we have is from our local taco carts! Allowing the taco carts to stay, is also allowing poor students to feed themselves. If for nothing else, the carts should remain at least for students’ sake and for those working who have no where else to eat.

  1151. Sunmi Shin signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    I can’t believe that the Los Angeles city council is trying to drive a community of people out of work and hurt the residents of Los Angeles by getting rid of taco trucks. They fill a need. Regulation of cleanliness, and reasonable measures to ensure public health is one thing. This, however, is ridiculous and outrageous.

  1152. Amoxtli Valdivia signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Banning L.A. Taco Trucks is violence on many level. First, it is violence on the pocketbooks of families relying on this income as their primary source of income! Impoverishment, in deed. Second, banning Taco Trucks is violence of culture! How intimate are Taco Trucks in Chicano/ Latino Communities in Los Angeles? How ruthless is removing them from the cultural field of Los Angeles! Lastly, how much does this reek of the continual anti-immigrant/ anti-Latino/ anti-Chicano culture that is pervasive in this society, especially under a “latino” mayor!

  1153. Brian Kelly signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    This Law is ridiculous. Get rid of it.


  1154. on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    How sad…

  1155. Sarah Martin signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Don’t penalize those who work hard.

  1156. Cynthia Chinn signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Save the taco trucks

  1157. Priyanka Wali signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Small businesses should be encouraged, not discouraged. The TacoTrunk provides cheap, affordable food to students and I am very disappointed that they are not allowed to make a living anymore.

  1158. Laura Tully signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    The taco trucks and fruit carts serve the best food in the city!

  1159. Thomas Salazar signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    YOU CAN NEVER STOP THE CARNE!!!! CARNE IS NOT A CRIME!!! VIVA LA TACO TRUCK!!! VIVA LA TACO TRUCK!!!

  1160. Anthony Carden signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Perhaps if local restaurants are losing business they should be encouraged to improve their product/service to compete…also the fruit trucks are the best option for something healthy within miles of USC med school.

  1161. Sierra Bourne signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Viva Sams!!!


  1162. on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    SAD

  1163. Anna Beavis signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    please repeal this law

  1164. Frank A. Madrid signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    I’m originally from LA and still spend a lot of time there. Tacos are a staple food of my culture that is beloved by all peoples. Just like we love hot dogs and burgers. These trucks are part of the cultural fabric of Los Angeles. Whether they be feeding hungry working men at a job site or feeding crowds outside a club or at a park We love these trucks. We also love the people who operate them and the wonderful food and service they provide. As long as they are serving safe, clean food we support them. Remember that they feed us so they can feed their own families. Please don’t do this to such a small but beloved part of our community. Thank you.

  1165. Rick Hall signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Whatever happened to free enterprise? Brick-and-mortar establishments have many competitive advantages that taco trucks do not. Why not let the market (i.e., the customers) decide? ALL vendors pay taxes and license fees to the city. If you can show us an example of one sitdown restaurant which was forced out of business due to a taco truck, I’ll eat my hat wrapped in a tortilla.

  1166. Daphne Aguon signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Protesting the stop of the taco trucks….i think we have bigger problems to face.

  1167. Jazmin Faccuseh signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    This is a staple of our L.A. culture. Save the trucks!

  1168. Mario Martinez signed,

    on April 22nd, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Drop Burritos
    Not Bombs.!

  1169. Andy Hanflik signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:05 am

    ….

  1170. Xuan Santos signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:05 am

    This is honest work that helps many individuals make an honest living. King Taco and other businesses scapegoat our brothers and sisters for this failing economy and simply seek to expell their competition. Don’t blame the taco vendors, but blame your local, state, and federal government for creating this structure of poverty and oppression.

  1171. Angelica signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:08 am

    It is a shame that the government is attempting to take away jobs instead of creating opportunities.

  1172. Adina Cappell signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:18 am

    Why don’t we focus on freeway shootings before addressing the taco truck menace to public safety.

  1173. Howard Winant signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:25 am

    This is an unjustified attavk on small entrepreneurs.

  1174. Jose Hernandez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:51 am

    not a good look on your part lady. Whats your problem anyways?

  1175. gloria chavez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:31 am

    they too need to live

  1176. Rosie Salcedo signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:14 am

    It is truly an outrage! Molina and the Supervisors need to be stopped. They do not understand the culture behind it.


  1177. on April 23rd, 2008 at 4:28 am

    THATS B.S This Law is ridiculous. Get rid of it.
    I GUESS THEY GOT NOTHING TO DO” THATS SOME HATING SHIT

  1178. Alfonso Morales signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:07 am

    I’m glad openair.org has been useful in this.

  1179. Martin Schilling signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:52 am

    There’s no reason not to allow the taco trucks to operate as before. If they do take business away from the restaurants, then the restaurants are providing undesirable service at too high a price.

  1180. Danny signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 6:12 am

    Taco trucks fo lyyfe.

  1181. Shannon signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 6:21 am

    ¡Sí se puede!

  1182. Florence Wright signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 6:21 am

    is this really the best use of police resources our city can come up with?

  1183. Ewa Farrelly signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 6:21 am

    1. There are no restaurants near County Hospital! How am I supposed to get food?
    2. Aren’t Taco Trucks restaurants too?

  1184. Marcia Ciccone signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 6:24 am

    um, taco trucks are LA culture. Taking them away is silly

  1185. Aly Grinan signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 6:34 am

    Viva los Tacos!

  1186. Colin Lenkeit signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 6:57 am

    Some of the best food in socal! We would be stupid to eliminate this piece of culture we have.

  1187. Natalie Koester Mosley signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:05 am

    Tace Taco!

  1188. Tom Rollason signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:05 am

    I love taco-trucks, I am broke and they keep my belly full on the cheap.

  1189. Mary Ann Capehart signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:07 am

    Taco trucks are one of the things LA is known all over the world for Please do not take away a vibrant element of street life in East Los Angeles, as well as a source of delicious, cheap eats. Our city needs its flava! . Thank you.

  1190. Sara Pearson signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:18 am

    Let’s respect and embrace the culture of the taco truck!

  1191. Greg Prieto signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:18 am

    Back off, LA city! Save the trucks!

  1192. i cachu signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:20 am

    …tacos….sigh…

  1193. Clara Martinez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:22 am

    slkdfj

  1194. David Frank signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:23 am

    HOW DARE YOU TAKE AWAY MY LATE NIGHT B&C (bean and chee)

  1195. Danielle Altman signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:30 am

    save the taco trucks!

  1196. Duderino signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:32 am

    This is a travesty.

  1197. Jordan signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:35 am

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!

  1198. Rick Zeeb signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:37 am

    Stop wasting time and tax dollars on this ridiculous proposal.

  1199. Crystal Ives signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:41 am

    Don’t we have bigger problems to worry about in this city?!!

  1200. amy baughman signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:45 am

    This law is a disgrace. These trucks provide a wonderful food service and virtually no parking disturbance. These fines are way out of proportion to the crime and a disturbing source of revenue for the city.

  1201. matt hersh signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:46 am

    please take guns off the street and rid our communities of drugs and domestic violence first. then you can worry about tacos.

  1202. Stephanie Frank signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:48 am

    There aren’t more pressing concerns than stopping people trying to make a living while feeding others affordable and delicious food?

  1203. Jessica Segura signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:50 am

    Getting rid of the taco trucks is not something that should be a priority on your agenda, considering all the important issues surrounding los angeles right now.

  1204. Susanne Savage signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:52 am

    Taco trucks have the best food ever! It’s part of the ambiance of LA.

  1205. Christina Jackson signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:55 am

    Save the taco trucks! They’ve done nothing wrong!

  1206. Mariana Preciado signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:56 am

    Please consider what the people of L.A. want.

  1207. Julianne Awrey signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:03 am

    This puts hard-working people out of business. If local restaurants are concerned about losing business, then they should step up their quality and the variety of foods they offer. That is the way that business works.

  1208. Mary Drake signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:03 am

    Save the taco truck. This is unfair, most of us can’t afford to eat in overpriced restaurants. With the high cost of gas, milk, eggs etc. and the increasing rate of foreclosures and unemployment.

  1209. Bryan Iler signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:05 am

    Go-Go Gadget I LOVE TACOS!

  1210. M. Bertolini signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:15 am

    Please don’t take them away

  1211. allan haze signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:16 am

    It appalling to think that, in a city with so little that is truly unique and important to people, someone would want to stomp on it. Molina and her cohorts should be ashamed…….and stopped.

  1212. Scott Chase signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:27 am

    Viva Carne Asada.

  1213. Paul Alexander signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Molina, despite your Hispanic last name, you obviously do not know where the best Mexican food comes from. No, not the sit down, overpriced, Americanized, fusion garbage you and your cohorts eat. You find it in hole in the walls and taco trucks. DUH!!! PULL YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR BUTT! Let the survival of the taco trucks be decided the old fashioned American way, by letting people put their money where they think it belongs. If people didn’t like them they would have disappeared already!!!

  1214. Eilon Gabel signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:29 am

    It’s just a parking spot. what does the city have to lose?

  1215. ernie signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:30 am

    save the tacos!

  1216. Ellie Gongora signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:31 am

    You can’t take history away! You’ve destroyed so much of it by tearing down buildings and building malls over it. Taco trucks have always been a historic staple in Los Angeles. What have they ever done to you besides feed you?

  1217. Alfred Bie signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:39 am

    You should make it viable for these business men and to be able to make a living but also encourage them to practice standards of quality and excellence. You should not take away their opportunity to serve us wonderful and delicious food in a manner that earns them a decent living.

  1218. robbie ferguson signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:40 am

    tacos tacos tacos!

  1219. Heather Upton signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Capitalism means letting demand drive business, right? If these restaurants lobbying for the new law served better food, we wouldn’t all be buying from the trucks.

  1220. Rachel Hillerman signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Save Our Taco Trucks!

  1221. David signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:47 am

    No taco trucks! Its like banning the manapua truck in Hawaii. It’s part of the community, engrained in the culture, that my parents, myself and neices and nephew grew up with.

  1222. George Simpson signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Who will benefit from this law?

  1223. Leslie Dugger signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:50 am

    This is totally ridiculous. Let people sell tacos. How is this a bad thing?

  1224. CLAUDIA ORNELAS signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:50 am

    Save the taco truckS!!!!….

  1225. Geoff Barnett signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Save the taco trucks!

  1226. Nereida Villarreal signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:51 am

    KEEP the taco trucks! One of the greatest parts of highland park.

  1227. Chip D signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:53 am

    THERE WILL BE PROTEST IN THE STREETS IF THIS LAW GOES THROUGH. Contact your local news stations!

  1228. Taryn P signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:57 am

    People are lame! Save the trucks!

  1229. Karl Swinehart signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:59 am

    Que vivan los taco trucks! I left LA a year ago and miss some late night carnitas or tacos al pastor so much i could cry right now thinking about it. Angelenos you are blessed. Defend those rolling taquerías with all you got!

  1230. Charles A Shorter signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:01 am

    This is a ridiculous proposed law. Why not focus on something that matters — like education or affordable housing?

  1231. Rosalva Orozco signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:03 am

    save our trucks!!

  1232. Steven B. signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:04 am

    They provide convinience and value. If I want to take an hour to get my meal plus give 10% then I will. But when I want it fast and easy then I go there.

  1233. Michelle signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:05 am

    I love taco trucks!!!!!!!!!! Deal with matters that are more important. Isn’t it better to have the taco trucks available any time. For example, when those individuals come out of a bar or club a little buzzed and need some food in their system… whose there to save them? TACO TRUCKS!!! The best tacos ARE from taco trucks!

  1234. John Ochoa signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:05 am

    Don’t forget where you came from!

  1235. Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:08 am

    I love taco trucks!! SAVE THEM DON’T CRIMINALIZE THEM!!

  1236. William Price signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Really. What is the matter with you?

  1237. Kevin Whitehead signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:12 am

    I don’t even eat meat, but everyone should be allowed to make a decent living!

  1238. Scott signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:12 am

    These vendors are important threads in the fabric of East LA. Competition is not a compelling rationale for their prohibition, and neither are nebulous and classist concerns over public health.

  1239. Alex Yin signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Who needs a taco truck? I dooo.

  1240. Cynthia Martinez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Taco Trucks and corner vendors are institutions of L.A., focus on criminalizing Politicians who do not take a stand on Education and Immigrant rights. Molina should be ashamed of herself, when so much is crying for her help in LA she focuses on the hard workers that are tyring to keep the economy going.

  1241. Jonathan Patty signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Save our taco trucks.

  1242. Natalia N. signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:16 am

    This is a waste of time and legislation.

  1243. Michael E. Cady signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:18 am

    I love the Tacos, I love them Good!

  1244. Patrick signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:19 am

    We’ll love you taco trucks… Don’t worry you’re not going anywhere!!!

  1245. Roxanne Rapan signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:20 am

    This is ridiculous. Doesn’t Ms. Molina have more important things to legislate about?

  1246. Craig A. Williams signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Prison time for selling tacos. That makes sense. Can’t imagine how our prisons got so crowded. Besides, where am I supposed to go? El Chollo? Maybe if crap “Mexican” restaurants didn’t serve crap tacos they could compete fairly rather than having their political goons eliminate the competition for them. SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS! And maybe focus on more pressing issues, Ms. Molina, like a decent public transit system.

  1247. Ryan Lopez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:27 am

    This is one of those issues that really shouldn’t be an issue. All parties involved need to be immediately removed from public office and somehow punished for wasting our time and tax dollars. If public safety is truly the issue, make Health Department regulations equal to those of L.A. county restaurants with regularly scheduled inspections. At least truck owners can work with that. This goes beyond the issue of banning Catering Trucks. We really need to get a handle on “Retarded Politics”. This will only get worse unless we start punishing those who’ve somehow stumbled into a position of political governance and never do anything of great importance for the public the serve. Let’s get a petition together that publicly outs these politicians and demands for there immediate removal. That will really send a message for them to either shape up or ship out. Thanks for the good effort.

  1248. Steven Solis signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Why must they remove everything that people like…..save our taco trucks and our rights to eat what we want and where we want!!
    Taco trucks rule!

  1249. Clay Reddick signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:29 am

    In solidarity from Laredo, Tx. I’ve never been to LA in my life, and without taco trucks I’ll never go. Fight for your taco rights, sisters and brothers!

  1250. brian longtin signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:31 am

    travesty!

  1251. Michelle Dittman signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Why would you want to get rid of Taco Trucks????????

  1252. Joel Newman signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Save the Taco trucks! Let people have access to good cheap food.

    Isn’t this America? As long as nobody is getting hurt we should be free to do as we please.

  1253. Paul Valerio signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:34 am

    me lubba the carne asada

  1254. Melissa Lockhart signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Taco trucks are a beautiful, beautiful thing. Long live the Avenue 54 taco truck.

  1255. Brian Howell signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Save the tacos please

  1256. Gricelda Espinoza signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:45 am

    yeah, carne!

  1257. Fernando Llamas signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:47 am

    This is such a silly proposal. Taco trucks and street vendors add to the cultural identity of the city. Besides, where are we supposed to get some cheap eats?!

  1258. Joseph Schramm signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Without taco trucks, I would starve.

  1259. Gerren Kelsaw signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:49 am

    I treat certain trucks like brick and mortar resturants. I go there specifically because of what they offer. I know the people who work there and we have a repoire. Making it harder for them to work, makes it harder for me to get the food I WANT. This makes me a very unhappy citizen. Don’t you dare take my tacos away.

  1260. John Hernandez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Save the TRUCKS!!!

  1261. Joseph M. Rogers signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:52 am

    These trucks are part of LA culture. Save the trucks!

  1262. Tobias Kim signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Small, personal businesses are what make this country great. Without tacos, how else is one going to pursue happiness?

  1263. Rita Nadhazy signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:52 am

    God forbid that there be affordable places to eat in LA!

  1264. Nicole Garro signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:53 am

    How you can you attack an industry the offers jobs for thousands of people in Los Angeles and feeds millions of them. Save the trucks!

  1265. Dan Wilson signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Please do not regulate away a wonderful part of LA’s culture.

  1266. sam taniratna signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:53 am

    BANNING Taco trucks? What’s next, no hot dogs and grilled onions after clubs??? They must have better things to do than this…like fixing roads

  1267. ryan bartley signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:56 am

    this is outrageous.

  1268. jeff fischer signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:57 am

    Please do not legislate what is an integral part of the landscape
    of this great city. Taco trucks rock!

  1269. Noa Klein signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:57 am

    power to the people.

  1270. K. Thompson signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:57 am

    Save the taco trucks!

  1271. Paul Ngan signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:58 am

    People have a right to choose.

  1272. Jenny Bolainez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:58 am

    i am against the fines that have been imposed to the innocent hardworking people trying to make a desent living.

  1273. Owen Ward signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Taco trucks are a part of LA culture and often offer better food than the overpriced restaurants. Please do not kick them off the streets.

  1274. Barbara Alfors signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Taco trucks are a part of the community!

  1275. Carl Alsup signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:00 am

    You can’t just end a way of life. You can’t just outlaw them overnight.

  1276. Alberto Ornelas signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Save the taco trucks!!!!

  1277. J Rojas signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Tacos make me happy … tres de asada con todo.

  1278. Peter Cabezas signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:07 am

    There are bigger problems facing the community than taco trucks.

  1279. Lejo Pet signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Viva Taco Trucks!

  1280. Jen Fuller signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Taco Trucks rock!

  1281. Andrew Johnson signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:09 am

    What is the world coming to????

  1282. Grant Saltarelli signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:09 am

    I love tacos.

  1283. Veronica signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Save the trucks and focus on real issues!

  1284. Allison Klein signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:11 am

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!
    Seriously, what is wrong with people?

  1285. jillian gunter signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Getting rid of taco trucks in LA is like getting rid of the hot dog vendors in NY!! WTF?!? Aren’t there more pertinent issues that need addressing like crime, education, the fucking WAR!!! ugh…

  1286. kristen signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:15 am

    NOOO

  1287. Robert Stuart Pope IV signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:15 am

    these people are earning a living the American way. Through there hard work and polite service. Why pick on them when you cant even go to a normal fast food place and get good service. or decent food for that matter.
    Save these hardworking taco makers.

    Viva La Taco Truck

  1288. Kristi Dallas signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:16 am

    This is as dumb an idea as making Pico and Olympic Boulevards one-way streets.

    Surely the LA County Supervisors have more important “fish to fry”!!

  1289. Shana Rapoport signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:16 am

    ___

  1290. Misha signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:18 am

    save the trucks!

  1291. Sojourner Truth signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:18 am

    How do you conscietiously restrain trade that contributes to the economy and the community?
    Fix the potholes and forget the tacos.

  1292. Kyle Spraker signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:18 am

    del taco is only good for 2am… what will I eat during the day??

  1293. Sojourner Truth signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Okay, I messed up the spelling of “conscientiously”.

  1294. Laurie Brunette signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Save the trucks!

  1295. Mari Dupont signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Add my name to the list, I love Taco Trucks and dislike government interference in the marketplace.

  1296. Andrew Tamandl signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:23 am

    I’m an Australian who lives in downtown LA and works in Venice beach. Been in LA now for 9 years and I love it. I also find the ‘taco truck’/ ‘roach coach’, an important cultural and nutritional addition to the city. In addition to Mexican trucks in Venice, we have a delicious Japanese lunch truck, and a organic breakfast lunch truch - both very popular and healthy. I there is any policing of the taco trucks I feel that some of patrons should be checked for littering - but that’s it. Please save the taco truck!

  1297. Meghan McWatters signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Tacos are a staple of life. Mess with the tacos…and your messing with the “Grand Plan.” Shame on you, shame.

  1298. Javier Cortes signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:24 am

    ¿Is this how tax dollars are being spent? ¿On taco truck removal committees? COME ON!!!!!

  1299. Jill Snyder signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Jail for selling a taco…? You’ve got to be kidding me! This is ridiculous. What a waste of time and taxpayer dollars for one of the most racist pieces of legislature i’ve ever heard of.

  1300. Siobhan Dolan signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:26 am

    They are inherently LA. Its part of our culture!

  1301. Scott Baxter signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Let’s work on the homeless problem instead of squandering who had the better idea for opening a restaurant with the lower overhead. The taco trucks are such a great idea. The business comes to you. And you get a feel of L.A. that no other town gives you. Take away the taco trucks and take away part of L.A.’s heritage.

  1302. William Bairamian signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:29 am

    This is the country of capitalism and great food, let’s keep it that way! Down with the fascists!

  1303. Eric Jacek signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:31 am

    I love taco trucks not because they are cheap but because they taste better than restaurant tacos.

  1304. Ashley Hasz signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:32 am

    without the taco truck, where would any of our gullets be?

  1305. Miguel Vidal signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:33 am

    yeah ok shut down the taco trucks and im moving!
    KEEP DEMOCRACY ALIVE!!!!!

  1306. Melaney Noll signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Don’t go Tacos!!!

  1307. Rebecca Shapiro signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Some things need not to be changed

  1308. Anthony Ferrara signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:34 am

    At a time when the economy is struggling, why would you limit one’s ability to make an honest living while providing a convenient and welcomed service to many areas of L.A.? You should let the taco trucks operate wherever they see fit and instead focus your efforts on preventing gang members from operating whenever and wherever they please.

  1309. Whitney DeVos signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Taco trucks provide an opportunity for people to run their own business, stimulating the economy and the pleasure centers of their patrons’ brains. I see nothing beneficial about forcing them to move every hour, besides taco trucks purposefully establish a constant location where their customers can expect them. It is not their fault that customers prefer a cheap meal to restaurants after 6pm. Wasn’t this whole country built on the foundation of competition? Who protected the mom and pops when Wal-Mart and Starbucks came to town? Certainly not the government.

  1310. todd anderson signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Lets face it, our restaurants aren’t as great as we like to think they are, and yet Los Angeles has an incredibly vibrant food scene. A lot of the credit for that can be attributed to the taco trucks that line the streets of our city. In fact, some of the best food in this city comes from the backs of trucks. As evidenced in this month’s Food and Wine, the taco truck is coming into its own as a source of haute cuisine. Please don’t take away our taco trucks.

  1311. Mattaniah Yip signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Save our trucks! Best and and the most affordable food in LA.

  1312. Lorenzo Franks signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:37 am

    what would people in l.a. argue about if not which free-standing taco truck is the best? how ridiculous.

  1313. Nikki Glick signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:37 am

    I don’t even live in LA anymore but was outraged to find out that these little trucks full of deliciousness could be gone next time I’m out there.

  1314. Nicole Bennett signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:38 am

    LA would just not be the same. What are they going to outlaw the fruit stands next?

  1315. Tammy signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Save them trucks! They make LA…LA!

  1316. Cristina Springfield signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:39 am

    unnecessary and stupid law.

  1317. Luis Calvo signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Que? Save them!!

  1318. Dara Gorelick signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Why harrass people who are just trying to make an honest living
    when there are so many truly serious issues that need to be addressed? The Taco trucks are an integral part of the L.A. scene. Leave them alone!

  1319. Sondra Blair signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Taco trucks are very much a part of Los Angeles’ culture and an important source of income for many of its residents. I don’t live in the city anymore, but I ate from a taco truck every day for several years - the food was the best around! If restrauteurs are worried about their business, they need to step it up and make better food, not outlaw the competition!

  1320. Laura Potter signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:42 am

    It’s silly to even think about banning the trucks.

  1321. Franky signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:42 am

    You can’t get rid of these. Maybe enforce more strict guidelines on how they conduct business or on their cleanliness or way of storing and cooking their food, but don’t get rid of them all together. By doing so, you are doing a disservice to the people of Los Angeles. Getting rid of problems is not the same thing as solving, in fact it is introducing another problem.

    Don’t diminish our choices of where to eat when so many of us obviously prefer the taco trucks to large chain/franchise fast food commoditized establishments, and don’t diminish these passionate hardworking people of their right to make a living.

  1322. Jocelyn Romo signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:42 am

    POR QUE!?

  1323. Ingrid Li signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:44 am

    This is the most ridiculous and offensive thing I’ve ever heard!! So, what, fair competition has now come down to “what’s fair for those that have a building to call a business”??? They’re being punished because they wheels in stead of doors? For being innovative, and creative, in bringing their product and services to the clients because you consider it a “non-traditional” method?

    In the most ethnically and culturally diverse city, in the CITY OF ANGELS, I can’t believe our leaders have resorted to racist politics, and discriminatory practices, all in the name of “fair business practices” - when we all know it’s because of the all-mighty dollar.

    I’ve lived in Los Angeles my whole life, and have been eating at those trucks and buying fruit from those vendors for as long as I can remember. I’ll tell you right now: I have 10000% more loyalty for those trucks/owners and vendors than I do any of board members or legislatures right now.

  1324. Ashley Matsui signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Taco Trucks make the best Carne!!

  1325. lee signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:45 am

    let the taco trucks stay!


  1326. on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Let them do business if people demand it. For all you restaurant owners that think it is unfair…go follow some other business model. Do not complain if it’s unfair. You have a choice just like everyone else — we have a choice where to eat and where to get our food, you have a choice in where and how you conduct your business. Let them be free!!

  1327. Laura Cowan signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Taco Trucks were my sole source of meals for many years, I can’t imagine a Los Angeles without them!

    Keep the Trucks!!!

  1328. Zachary lee signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:48 am

    There’s absolutely no reason to ban taco trucks. I’ve enjoyed the one at Lincoln and Rose for years, and plan to do so into the future.

    Maybe you should create legislation that actually helps the citizens of Los Angeles. Serve the people, not the power.

  1329. jeff kim signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:49 am

    what else do you eat at 2:30 in the morning after leaving a bar/club..ppl are too uptight these days. must be all the “out of towners”..Taco trucks have been around forever and I hope they never leave! its part of the Los Angeles culture.

  1330. Kevin Carney signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Is this what our elected officials do to waste our tax dollars? Enact laws to outlaw simple blue collar food establishments? There isn’t a Commerical or Industrial complex, or a construction site, across the state that doesn’t have a food truck serving it’s workers. Not to mention all the patrons served outside of sporting/cultural/nightlife events across the city. We need more personal, local interaction in Los Angeles, as we spend enough time in our cars. This is lunacy.

  1331. Elizabeth Normoyle signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Keep the trucks! How else will I eat?

  1332. Silvia Rodriguez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Save the TACO TRUCKS!
    PLEASE!!

  1333. anne yoon signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:52 am

    veggie burrito, yum!

  1334. Melissa signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Good Carne Asada is Not a Crime… it’s almost necessary!

  1335. Ian Northrop signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:54 am

    How dare you! Do not take our taco trucks!

  1336. Caterina Del Conte signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:56 am

    TACO TRUCK! Without you I am nothing…

    They’re trying to turn LA into a strip mall…everything’s the same, everything’s owned by a corporation, everything’s expensive.
    God knows how many times I haven’t had money to buy myself food and who saved the day? TACO TRUCK. Take my $2 and give me dinner.

  1337. tracy watada signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:57 am

    more taco trucks, i say!

  1338. Rory Koslow signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Taco Truck is to Los Angeles as Hot Dog stand is to New York. It’s not just about cheap, good food. It’s part of LA’s culture.

  1339. Raul Dominguez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Keep the trucks! Go after Taco Bell!

    Ms. Molina, Why don’t you and the rest of the Board of Supervisors change location every hour. At least it will appear like you’re doing something productive.

  1340. Sujey Lee Colon signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:59 am

    CULTURA PARA SIEMPRE!

  1341. Andrea signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:00 am

    The taco trucks are most certainly elemental to a sense of community in Los Angeles. And jail is for criminals, not taco truck operators! This is America!

  1342. Sydney Croskery signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:02 am

    i fear if you outlaw taco trucks, i will starve! it is undoubtedly one of my favorite things about LA, a quick and inexpensive meal, culturally important and delicious!!! It also is a self sufficient source of income for many people who would otherwise not be able to own their own business. Restaurants need to have a better defense about ailing business than to blame on taco trucks. Seriously!!!!! Let’s work some thing out- for tacos, for democracy, for happiness, for the human race!!!!!!

  1343. Louis Sussan signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Taco trucks ARE L.A. Fight the Power!!!!

  1344. Dan Cobbett signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Please don’t put taco trucks out of business!

  1345. Riley Ray signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:04 am

    The best mexican restaurant in any other city is not as good as the average taco truck in Los Angeles. Taco trucks bring community to places that need it and food to those who want it.

  1346. Brian Letourneau signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:04 am

    without the trucks, I’ll starve!

  1347. Marlan Harris signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:05 am

    I like tacos.

  1348. Ismael C signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:06 am

    They are part of the local economy too!!!

  1349. James Dolan signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:07 am

    I used to work nights downtown and the local truck that came by at 9:30pm was the only option for a quick lunch break. The trucks fill a void for the night crews on Bunker Hill.

  1350. Issel Sussan signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:07 am

    We can’t lose the trucks!!!

  1351. Crystal C signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:07 am

    this is just wrong.

  1352. Phil Jun signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Tacos trucks are the best thing. The only reason why LA has the best Mexican food is because of them.

  1353. Sam Cooper signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:07 am

    I love taco trucks! I eat a them FIVE times a week and will starve without them!!!

  1354. Isabel Monares signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Taco Truck Tacos are the BEST one out there!

  1355. Fabian Monares signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:08 am

    This cant be done…

  1356. Thomas Shelton signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Gloria Molina is either a really dumb person or just an awful person. She’s not qualified for her position if she’s going to make decisions like this one. Maybe she should be working at a taco truck instead.

  1357. Nick Miller signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Yo quiero tacos.

  1358. Zach signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Taco trucks are an amazing example of entrepreneurship.

  1359. Scott Doherty signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Good tacos are not bad things, this is rediculous!

  1360. David Greene signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:11 am

    I LOVE TACOS!

  1361. Stephanie Mar signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Shame on you, Molina

  1362. Carlos A. Ramirez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Keep the taco trucks

  1363. Donna Lewis signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Tacos are my L I F E! Couldn’t go on without them…

  1364. Akiba Green signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:14 am

    I’ve been enjoying taco truck foo since high school. It is the best “to go” food!

  1365. Nefertiti Lovelace signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:14 am

    This is another pointless and stupid law that should not have passed in the first place.

  1366. Lisa Kim signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Taco trucks are a gift from above.

  1367. Vincenza signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:14 am

    We need more! not less taco trucks. I want the sunset junction truck back!

  1368. Elizabeth Mora signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Where are we gonna get tacos from now???!!!

    Keep the Taco Trucks!!!

  1369. John Palafoutas signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:21 am

    I guess all of L.A.’s issues involving crime, the homeless, education, the enviroment, taxes and medical coverage have all been solved that the big issue is now taco trucks? Please!

  1370. jennifer signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:21 am

    why waste your time on taco trucks? what about the drugs, crime, and molestation? its not as if those dont trump a taco truck trying to get by

  1371. Ian Remulla signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:23 am

    What is the foundation for Gloria Molina’s witch-hunt? What harm are the trucks doing? Why not spend our taxes on something worthwhile like limiting salaries of “public” officials?

  1372. bart signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:24 am

    ditto……..
    whats next.

  1373. Reginald Jamir signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Please do not pursue passing this law! It is unnecessary!!!!

  1374. Allusia Wenas signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:26 am

    i’m hungry

  1375. Freya Estreller signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:27 am

    It just doesn’t make any sense….


  1376. on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Keep the carts alive!

  1377. michael vergeer signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Taco trucks are one of the main reasons i still visit LA so frequently. Santa Barbara has terrible Mexican food in comparison!

  1378. Jonathan Fleurat signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Valuable commodity. Possibly make the law that a truck cannot be within two blocks of restaurants of competing food class (fast food vs. restaurant).

  1379. Grace Lee signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:30 am

    where will we eat at 3am?

  1380. Robert McKinnon signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:30 am

    get it together, L.A.

  1381. Lesley Harvey signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:30 am

    When I proceeded to this link, I was not prepared for the revulsion that overwhelmed me. Glora Molina is a pathetic, malformed, bastard beast child of the devil himself. I have never cried harder, nor felt more alone than the moment immediately following my reading of this brief article. To strip me of my very own identity is a capital, cardinal offense of which I can hardly respond. I don’t know myself, I don’t know Los Angeles, and I am paralyzed with disgust and the pain of loss.

  1382. Elias Martinez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:30 am

    I could see outlawing taco stands if they were hurting people. But they’re not they’re feeding people. Last time I checked they’re not closing other vendors down. Keep the Carne Asada alive!

  1383. Ivy Dizon signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:32 am

    What did they ever do to you?

  1384. Kim To signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:33 am

    Yay for taco trucks! Boo on Gloria Molina

  1385. Ray Barnes signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:33 am

    Where am I going to eat after my 40?

  1386. James Burke signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Taco trucks are the now and are the future. There is no way they can be shut down. Taco Trucks define LA.

  1387. Diana Horowitz signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:37 am

    this is like getting criminalizing hot dog carts in NYC. shame on you.

  1388. JMS Fox signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Taco Trucks are an intrinsic part of the Los Angeles culture. How dare anyone attack the grassroots culture of our fun as f*#@ city!
    What’s next? No riding a bicycle with a surfboard? No woofers in the trunk? No lipstick liner that outlasts the lipstick? Let’s all pray to Cher to stop this.

  1389. Jennifer Hooker signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Fight the power!! Don’t outlaw the taco trucks!!

  1390. Diana Horowitz signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:38 am

    this is like criminalizing hot dog carts in NYC. shame on you!

  1391. Christian Paquet signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:39 am

    This is ridiculous! I want my taco truck!

  1392. Michael D. Lusby signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Having just recently moved back to LA, working in the Venice Beach area, I love this part of the culture. Sure, I enjoy a restaurant but something about the food from the Taco Trucks, the ‘Roach Coaches’ (as we called them in the military), just appeals to me. It reminds me of the food vendors in Japan and some of the other countries I have lived. Heck, back when I worked construction, the truck rolled up and everyone was happy. Leave them be, they aren’t hurting anyone and someone is making a decent living feeding the rest of us, how bad can that be?

  1393. melanie signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:41 am

    taco trucks! say what?! guess i need to branch out from my bacon wrapped hot dog guy and see what i’ve been missing!

  1394. JC signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Keep the Taco Trucks Alive! Please repeal this ridiculous legislation.

  1395. Robert Novak signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:41 am

    this the worst thing the bd has ever done, worst then allowing traffic to overwehelm us, to much building where unnevessary, now messing with the jobs of thousands plus the ability of people to eat near their jobs, without driving somewhere. you do suck, foolish woman.

  1396. juanita garcia signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:43 am

    ewww. bacon wrapped hot dog? no way! i need my bean and cheese buritto from the taco truck after a long night of hittin the clubs!

  1397. Jim Castillo signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:44 am

    You buy hot dogs from a cart in NYC and tacos from a truck in LA!
    Let’s kick Mom next and take her apple pie!
    Hands of my asada!

  1398. Erica Urquiza signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Save the Taco Trucks!!! Fight real crime in LA!

  1399. jose fuentes signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:45 am

    save the trucks!!

  1400. Barker Gerard signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:45 am

    viva la taco truck

  1401. Polly Blanchard signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Seriously…Don’t you legislators have better things to worry about?? Drugs, crime, child molestors living near public parks, etc..

    This is just plain ridiculous! Viva La TacoTrucks!!

  1402. Dan Greenberg signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:46 am

    taco trucks are a source of good food, community and culture as well as provide employment for many hard working and honest people. KEEP THEM AROUND!

  1403. Joel Elsten signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Where am I supposed to replenish my energy at if I don’t have taco trucks to support me! Riding a bike and drinking beers all day can cause a guy to develop a mean need for radishes and carne asada!

  1404. terri rodriguez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:47 am

    yes, save them!

  1405. Steve Wang signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Meals on wheels is a good thing!

  1406. maria manzanares signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:48 am

    supply and demand. they fulfill our food needs, they work hard and are creating their own economy to survive in this country. let me guess, the feds want their cut of taco taxes? a la chingada.

    leave the tacos alone and focus on larger IMPORTANT ISSUES like the WAR, Gang VIOLENCE and EDUCATION!

  1407. LiLi Jackson signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:49 am

    The trucks are what make LA great

  1408. George Higgins signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:49 am

    There is absolutely nothing malicious about a Taco Truck. I’ve grown up eating their food; hell, there was one on campus in my high school instead of a cafeteria!

  1409. Jack signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:50 am

    C’mon! How in the world are Taco Truck a problem? Its stupid shit like this that makes some aspects of LA living SUCK!

  1410. Mike J signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Please use your time and money on something that will help the community more. That’s right, I said it.

  1411. Nathan signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Keep East LA Taco culture alive please

  1412. Brendan Joyce signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Taco trucks create late night safe havens, bringing increased awareness to abandoned parking lots and other probable sites for potential crime. Furthermore, they’re a touchstone of Los Angeles’s culinary culture, as much as Deep Dish Pizza is to Chicago or a hot dog cart frank is to NYC. Keep the roach coaches.

  1413. Diana D signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Save the taco trucks!!

  1414. Jessica signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Save the taco trucks!!

  1415. Michael Orechwa signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Taco Trucks are a part of LA history. Tell them to come to the westside as well.


  1416. on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:54 am

    We need taco trucks in West Hollywood!

  1417. maya signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:55 am

    This is absurd and ridiculous. The taco trucks have every right to sell their food on the street. These people are just trying to make a living, go find something more worthwhile to protest.

  1418. Daniel Bremmer signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:55 am

    We should pass a law requiring Taco Trucks in front of McDonalds, not banning them! What would East LA be without Taco Trucks?

  1419. Blaine Pate signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Imposing these proposed restrictions upon LA’s taco trucks is an assault on one of the true, unique cultural experiences of Los Angeles. An LA Times Travel journalist living in Paris recently wrote, and I quote: “‘YOU’RE so lucky — you live in Paris!’ I hear that a lot from people. I guess they’re assuming life here is a nonstop parade of chic Parisians and exquisite chocolates. It’s as if I said to folks living in Los Angeles, “You’re so lucky — you live in Los Angeles,” jealous of being surrounded by all those movie stars and taco stands. For the record: I’m not all that keen on hobnobbing with stars, but I’D KILL TO FIND A TACO TRUCK IN PARIS.” My local taco truck in Venice has been featured in Gourmet Magazine. Just a few other quotes from famous chefs about taco trucks, all taken from Gourmet magazine: “I love taco trucks. I was turned onto them in L.A. We’d get carnitas by the pound and take it to the beach—it’s an incredible lunch. I don’t know many chefs who don’t love taco trucks. We all compare notes on taco trucks in Seattle. They are the height of quality food at an affordable price. You line up with the workmen to eat. And that’s a beautiful thing. People want honest food.” Craig Serbousek, Chef/Owner of Crow Restaurant in Seattle. Supervisor Molina. In fact, at the 2007 James Beard Awards (the Academy Awards of the food world), the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award was awarded to Jesse Katz for his piece on the taco trucks of Los Angeles!!! The LA Board of Supervisor, ESPECIALLY Supervisor Molina, should all be ashamed of themselves for such cultural insensitivity, and would be well-advised to address more pertinent issues facing our communities.

  1420. Vanessa signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:57 am

    This is an absolutely unnecessary waste of time. These businesses do not need to be demonized. People love taco trucks! I love tacos! I love burritos!

  1421. Randy Hastings signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:58 am

    GOTTA SAVE ‘EM.

  1422. Zachary Dyler signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:59 am

    I love Roach Coaches!!!! What is wrong with people? They are always trying to ruin a good thing. Let them work, they are not hurting anyone. And how are all the plumbers/electricians/carpenters going to eat?

  1423. Selin signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Yeay for Taco Trucks!

  1424. Andra Bard signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    This is ridiculous. Some of the freshest and cleanest, best tasting “fast food” in LA. Not to mention economical. Not everyone has $10 or more to spend on lunch every day.

  1425. Konrad Haskins signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    These trucks provide a service and are part of the fabric of life.

  1426. whitney johnson signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    taco trucks are a staple of not only the E.LA community but the entirety of LA. best places to get food for a good price, hands down.
    some of the best food in the city too. maybe the restaurants should blame the quality of their food in comparison to the trucks before blaming other things.

    i love my taco trucks!

  1427. jason signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    long live the taco trucks, they are an enormous part of what little community exists in los angeles

  1428. Shaheda signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    two thumbs up for authentic “non-franchise” meals downtown!

  1429. John signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    YOU”RE STEALING JOBS GLORIA!!….you’re stealing jobs.

  1430. Shawna Diaz signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Are they trying to cause another riot?! Hello!!! LAW MAKERS- I could almost promise that if you pass this ingnorant law you will have a huge riot on your streets. This is bigger than Rodney King (Don’t kid yourselves). Not only are these hard working people, but it some of the best food I have ever had! I’d like to know who’s really behind this and if they have ever even tried to eat from a taco truck. Don’t knock it untill you try it. Why don’t you walk the streets and speak with the owners/workers of these trucks before you just try to stomp them out. Since you won’t let them get to your level you should visit theirs!

  1431. jason burks signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    The city of Los Angeles cost of living is amongest the highest in the country and the majority of Angelos live on tight budgets. Taco trucks provide affordable food for working class people. The nation is in recession. Some people cannot even afford to drive to sit-down resturants. This is ridiculous. Our elected officials spending time=our tax dollars on removing a convenient, affordable, culturally inherit service from our community?! Taco Trucks Forever!

  1432. Michael Brooke signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Save the trucks!

  1433. b signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    I just love the smell of the taco truck on my drives home from The Echo on Alvarado, between Reservoir and Sunset… Muy bueno.

  1434. Ali Reza signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    THIS LAW IS A WASTE OF TIME. GLORIA OBVIOUSLY HAS NOTHING IMPORTANT TO WORK ON.

  1435. David Sinatra signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Freedom!!

  1436. Jackie Miranda signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    I love Taco Trucks especially after a late night out!!! Long Live The Taco Trucks!!!

  1437. Brian Leair signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Of the simple things to be tolerant of in the block by block variations of LA neighbors, the taco trucks seem such a strange target to go after. Especially when LA could use more casual “public” meeting places. Locking everyone into their cars and little suburban homes to never interact with each other is a bad idea in my opinion.

  1438. Janette signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Taco trucks serve as a primary source of income for many families. In addition, they are part of our great LA community.

  1439. David Eisenberg signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    LONG LIVE TACO TRUCKS!! YEA SON!

  1440. Joe Parker signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    taco trucks are as much LA as pizza and bagels are New York. police should focuse on something that matters… like crime perhaps?

  1441. Lauren C. Delgadillo signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    LONG LIVE TACO TRUCKS!

  1442. Emily Fife signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    This is part of LA’s culture. A shame to take something away that is harmless.

  1443. Hank Fortener signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    WE WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS!!!

  1444. Travis Maslow signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    I LOVE YOU CARNITAS! Never leave me!

  1445. Tali Catz signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    i love tacos.

  1446. John Lackner signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    It mat be smarter to ban McDonalds, Burger King, Jack in the Box and Wendy’s. The taco trucks represent originality, and grass-roots entreprenuership.

  1447. Nick Woolley signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    leave them alone!!!!

  1448. Scott Tsuchitani signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    LA taco trucks are an invaluable cultural resource that deserve legislative efforts aimed at protection, preservation, and promotion, not harassment and elimination.

    Please put the taxpayers’ monies to better use! Education, youth programs, sustainability, anything is better than this!

  1449. Sarah signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    save the pico de gallooooooooo

  1450. Giancarlo Gomez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    LA taco trucks are a cultural icon that need everyones support.

  1451. eatdrinknbmerry signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Taking the taco trucks away is like taking away a grand part of LA.

  1452. Eric Almeras signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    TACO ZONE!!!

  1453. Wendy signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    it’s about so much more than just cheap amazing food. but that fact doesn’t hurt the cause either!

  1454. Shawn Fletcher signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Dios les bendiga.

  1455. Mario Peregrino signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    I’m vegan but taco trucks are awesome and plus my uncle owns one, you can’t take them off the streets!

  1456. Adriano Nobrega signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Lots o things to be fixed in this country and banning Taco Trucks is definitely not one of them!

    Carne assada is not a crime!!!

  1457. Victoria signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    There are things that should be banned in our county but tacos is not one of them.

  1458. Gilson Clarke signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    Save our Taco Trucks!!

  1459. Eric Atoian signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    I love the taco trucks. Nothing like a breakfast burrito early in the morning (with tapatio hot sauce of course).

  1460. Erin Meisel signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    I eat at the fruit carts next to USC’s medical school campus everyday and would be lost without them!

  1461. Emmanuel Martinez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Supervisor Molina:

    Why don’t you focus your energies on saving MLK instead of hard working vendors?

  1462. Lance Stubblefield signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Give me tacos or give me death!

  1463. Jen Brown signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    leave the trucks alone. there are definitely more insidious operations to crack down on than the trucks. concentrate on getting a good public trans system down rather than shutting down taco trucks.

  1464. Mustafa signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    taco’s and a coke don’t bother me. i’m eating.

  1465. Jesse signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Gloria is a bottem feeder. Empty Shirt. Paid to waste time.

  1466. Sergio Herrera signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    give me tacos or give me death…

  1467. Jim Dunn signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Why are the County Supervisors wasting their time on this issue?

  1468. Paul Bellezza signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    I am shocked an appalled by this ordinance. Taco Carts are the life blood of Los Angeles- serving as a gathering place for families, working people of all social economic groups, and an affordable alternative to the many fast food restaurants that populate our landscape.

    Having Taco Carts move every hour serves no purpose. It will not deter people from exercising their choice to eat at Taco Carts. There is no one to one connection between the locations of Taco Carts and the amount of business brick and mortar restaurants get. I think it is grossly unfair to punish another set of businesses to “equal” out opportunities for places with “larger” overheads.

    This ordinance is insulting to the many people who own and operate taco carts- and the thousands upon thousands of Angelenos who choose to eat their.

  1469. Josh Homer signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    This ordinance does not serve the need of the people but instead looks to destroy something that is a part of the local tapestry.

  1470. Ally signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!

  1471. Henry Tsai signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    mmmmmm….tacos

  1472. Jonathan Sagastume signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    I hope this ridiculous law does not pass.

  1473. Terence ODowd signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    People have the right to make a living. This country is way to over regulated and killing the life and soul of this country.

  1474. Marco Ramos signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Taco trucks are part of the landscape and charm of the city of angeles. How about you exert your efforts elsewhere.

  1475. jaime avelar signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    they need to make money.

  1476. Mark Gabriel signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Save the trucks!

  1477. kelly morse signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    the food service trucks are the least of our problems here in LA. the city officials should find better use of the taxpayers payroll, and find a REAL problem to solve. those trucks provide services the public appreciates and enjoys.

  1478. Maureen Nuccio signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    They are a valuable part of our community.

  1479. Jennifer Granville signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Live and let live.
    Restaurant owners need to find other ways of getting people to eat in their establishmemnts.

  1480. Alisa Lieu signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Let them eat TACOS!

  1481. brett johnson signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Fight the power!

  1482. Elizabeth Park signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    these are small business owners trying to live the American Dream!

  1483. sam shpall signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    absolutely preposterous. an egregious attempt to take away a distinctive, vibrant part of LA’s unique food culture. next it will be the fruit stands!

  1484. Gianze Perez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Don’t take away our taco trucks! Stop putting the Latino down.

  1485. Anthony Gonzales signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    This is messed up

  1486. Gabriella signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    once again…will you focus on important issues.

  1487. Carlyn Carter signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    best food in LA. it was be a real shame to see them go.

  1488. Mark Gillett signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Taco trucks give character to Los Angeles. We have lost too much of our cultural heritage in Los Angeles. Save the taco trucks! Send them to us in the Financial District Downtown. We’ll keep them in business.

  1489. Susanne Huerta signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Taco trucks/stands are an economic staple for the Latin community. This would further limit the earning potential of an already distressed community. Soon all we’re going to be left with is Taco Bell, Acapulco’s and countless other disgusting taco chains.

  1490. Arshad Ali signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    big problems. this is big problems.

  1491. Adam Pitcher signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Overturn this resolution.

  1492. Jamil Davis signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    I love taco trucks

  1493. Claudia Guillen signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    OMG hate what the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisorshas done.. people are just trying to make a living and yet here they go putting up yet another obstacle…. I will always support people who are trying to make an honest living! SI SE PUEDE!

  1494. Jami Winkel signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Viva the Taco Trucks!

  1495. Sandra Stadler signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    As many signers have already said, Taco trucks are an essential part of LA culture, and the city government shouldn’t offer protections to restaurants that can’t compete.

  1496. Jeremiah Dawson signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    mmmm….tacos


  1497. on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    I hate the government, but I love tacos.

  1498. jessica espinoza signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    if taco trucks leave LA, so will i!!!!!

  1499. amy wise signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    please save the taco trucks!

  1500. Howard Fine signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Getting rid of taco trucks is like slicing out part of LA’s heart. Only a xenophobic busy body would back such a crime.

  1501. shawn signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    save the carne asada!

  1502. rosalilia mendoza signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    BE FAIR! Working a descent living is not a crime!!!

  1503. Noelle Blanchard signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Viva la Taco Truck!!!!

  1504. Andrea Esquivel signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Save Tacos

  1505. scott macleod signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    This is ridiculous

  1506. Ely Santoyo signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    I cannot believe this!
    How ridiculous!

  1507. Maryjes signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    this is so ridiculous! It’s part of LA’s Culture!

  1508. Jamile Mafi signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    What is LA coming too…

  1509. Francis Mendoza signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    just another instance of masked institutional racism…fucking ridiculous

  1510. Michael Hogan signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    You can’t stop the trucks….

  1511. Ashley Russell signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    even vegetarians love them

  1512. Lorena Romero signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Racism is executed in different ways! This is just another way for officials to keep the latino community under their control and in continued poverty.

    Speak out and make your voice heard, sign the petition and send a letter!

  1513. Alma Loera signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    You cannot keep shutting down decent, honest, hard working people who only strive to survive.

  1514. Steve Maslow signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Keep that kind of repressive legislation up and you will be voted out of office. Keep it up!

  1515. Mark Mitchell signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    I am glad to see LA tackling the big issues facing our community. We can just let these people serve great food for great prices directly on the street. I bet this is due to lobbying by restaurant owners…

  1516. Ariel D signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    We love our taco trucks in LA!!!

  1517. Eddie Cota signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Am I supposed to go to Jack in the Box to get a 99 cent taco now? HELL NO!!!!

  1518. Sophia Jerez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    It is our heritage our culture our community.

  1519. Jose Villa signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    LA would not be the same

  1520. Lilly Nguyen signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    this outrageous! how did this even get bill passed? who’s supporting it?

  1521. John signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Taco trucks are a God-given right, like freedom and right to bear arms!!!

  1522. Jacqueline Black signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Please don’t get rid of our taco trucks!!

  1523. Ryan M Chittick signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    This is mega-bologna. eating at taco trucks doesn’t mean that I’m not patronizing businesses. it just so happens that some of these trucks have superior eats. who’s to blame if restaurants don’t provide the same quality as peoples’ favorite trucks?

  1524. Aaron Howe signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Don’t make my taco trucks move!

  1525. Stephanie Ei-Mei Schwartz signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Taco Trucks are an integral part of our life and landscape in LA. They may as well tear down the Hollywood sign. Taco Zone forever!!!!

  1526. Melissa Howell signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Save the taco trucks! Aren’t there more pressing issues the city should be focused on?

  1527. Joshua VanBlankenship signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    This proposal seems entirely unecessary and overly aggressive. Taco trucks are delicious and fun for the whole family, and of the chance that there are individual trucks causing disturbances it should be handled on a case by case basis, not by broadly casting all purveyors of mobile foodstuff as misdemeanor offendors.

  1528. Kfink signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Surrounding eateries are losing business?

    TOUGH.

    These fines are ridiiculous…

  1529. kat p signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    this is ridiculous. surely the city has more important things to do then go around taking away people’s livlihoods!

  1530. Hung signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    what am i going to do w/ my life now?!?!?!?!

  1531. Janet Hernandez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    What the heck?! What are we supposed to have for lunch now? McDonald’s?

  1532. Marlon signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Save the trucks!

  1533. ashley bryn carter signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Tacp trucks are a glorious wonder that bring people together,not only for their love of food, but their love for authenticity and culture. It’s a phenomenan that needs rewarding, not hindering. Please let this legacy continue. We owe this to ourselves. Thank you.

  1534. Howard Cabalfin signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    I agree with Mr. VanBlankenship (no. 1528). And I appreciate the service, product, and convenience that these Rolling Food Vendors provide. I save much time from having to park at a local brick and mortar restaurant, especially in pay-everywhere-you-park LA. How about you work on getting more funding for keeping good teachers in our schools instead?

  1535. Grant Cohen signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Save the taco trucks - particularly the one on the corner of La Brea & Olympic!


  1536. on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Can’t imagine my east side hood without yummy taco trucks!

  1537. Matthew LaForest signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    i love truck

  1538. Marilyn Morgan signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    This is the result of pressure from the big box taco chains and it will be obvious and deplorable where the powers’ allegiance lies if they vote to shut down these small and vibrant businesses. With the economy tanking, this is certainly not going to do anything to make anyone stronger except big corporations making a lot of money off of minimum wage teenage workers - and you’ll kill a lot of small family owned businesses.

  1539. Chaia Milstein signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    JAIL? That is the most messed up thing I have heard in a long, long time.

  1540. Angel Fajardo signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Did Molina go to the Giuliani “Screw the Street Vendor” School of Politics? Unbelievable. Keep our identity!!!! VIVA LOS TACOS!!!!

  1541. kimmie signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Taco trucks are as integral to the iconicity of Los Angeles as the Walk of Fame. Don’t take my al pastor away!!

  1542. Aris Blevins signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    How can this even be under consideration? Yet another example of LA’s self-loathing. The taco truck is one of our few truly local culinary institutions. Get in line bureaucrats!

  1543. Nohemi Espinoza signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    This is just another way to bring the raza down.

  1544. Mike Merkwan signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    i love taco trucks!

  1545. alexa angel signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    noooot the taco trucks!

  1546. Paul Pianezza signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    This seems made up, if it’s true it’s sad.

  1547. Eric Svendsen signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Even if their carne asada doesn’t agree with me, I agree with the truck vendors.

  1548. VICTOR PADILLA signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    WE LOVE THE TACO TRUCKS DON’T GET RID OF THEM

  1549. allison signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    i love tacos. they don’t taste right at a sit down restaurant.

  1550. Chris Feyder signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Really? Who doesn’t like tacos?

  1551. Thomas Solomon signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    long live the trucks. this ordinance is ludicrous and excessive. it is laughable. rise up people.

  1552. Mark Naylor signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Keep the L.A. tradition alive!

  1553. James Cerasani signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    VIVO TACOS

  1554. Patrick Bairamian signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Taco Trucks are what gives LA the attractions that it always had. It’s like taking away pizza-parlors in Chicago or New York. This is a ridiculous ordinance and should be banned from being pursued! SAVE THE TACO!

  1555. matthew Readdy signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    tacos for life

  1556. Sandra Madera signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Save the taco trucks!!! This is such a wonderful part of East L.A.’s culture.

  1557. Kenna Ryman signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    I love the Taco Trucks you cannot take them away…

  1558. Taylor Saleeby signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    taco trucks are amazing

  1559. Lupe Gallardo signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    There are other issues to be more concerned about in L.A. What do they think they are accomplishing by taking away taco trucks. . . . .Politicians for you. . . . You should be working on solving our school district crisis.

  1560. Michael Miller signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    ¡Viva los tacos!

  1561. Stacie Surabian signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    There’s obviously a demand for them, no use in getting rid of a good thing! Why don’t you focus on our traffic problems instead of the poor taco truck owners?

  1562. Liz Stanton signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    I can’t imagine the landscape of Los Angeles without Taco Trucks. They are as integral to our city as struggling actors and surfers.

  1563. jeff bissell signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Taco trucks RULE!!!

  1564. Monica Enriquez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Please save the taco trucks!

  1565. Yekaterina Bakhta signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    You should fix gang violence, overcrowded schools, and lack of health coverage and access to medical care before you go after people who are trying to make an honest living!

  1566. Luis Limon signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    They pay taxes too…They have to compete with the restaurants yes, but it’s the people’s rights to choose where they dine…not you gloria molina

  1567. Zachary Zarate signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    So… how are these people supposed to make money otherwise? Are you really asking them to go on welfare/steal/beg? That’s just more problems, less GDP.

  1568. paula vasquez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Not fair.. theyre not harming anyone if anything they are helping out..

    get something better to do.. leave them alone.

  1569. clairissa carrillo signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    viva los taco trucks!!!!!!!!

  1570. Justin Diaz signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    al pastor is also not a crime…

  1571. Eva Aguila signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Taco trucks have been an essential part of Los Angeles One of my favorite places to eat in LA is at a taco truck in echo park. There are not a lot of good cheap places to eat in LA after 10pm. When I lived in rural area of LA County eating at a taco truck was sometimes the only option. I have seen the taco trucks drive near construction sites during lunch hour for the workers because of the limited options for purchasing food. Taco trucks have been providing satisfactory service and community for many years. Please don’t take it away. Find a way to make it work!

  1572. bettina signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    i love tacos and burrrrritos

  1573. Chad Archibald signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    I need to know where a taco truck stakeout spot is. If they are always on the go i may just lose my lid!

  1574. Kevin Borer signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Taco vendors are a big part of the flavor and culture of LA, one of the things that makes the city a great place to live. Save the taco trucks!

  1575. Tony Gonzalez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    god bless the taco ppl

  1576. Alex Black signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Alex Black needs Taco Zone to survive. Petition signed.


  1577. on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    The last thing we need is an underground taco mafia. And there will be one. I will be in charge of it.

  1578. Daniel H Boland signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!

    This is an outrage!!! Taco trucks are one of the greatest gifts the urban landscape of our great city offers us. I eat at taco trucks at least once a week. Who are these supervisors supposed to be representing??

  1579. Laura Perez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    This is ridiculous, we need to all pull together to stop this.

  1580. Lenne signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Leave the taco trucks alone! They are a cultural keystone of pure deliciousness. Don’t screw this up!

  1581. Jeremy Cowie signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    This is an egregious offense.

  1582. Heather Ryan signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    HELL NO TACO’S WON’T GO!!

  1583. Gio Devera signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Tacos El Guero truck on Telegraph & Atlantic across from Winchell’s (city of Commerce) is too delicious for words. Seriously.

  1584. Renae Rykaczewski signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    L.A. would not be the same without taco trucks.

  1585. Suna signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    This ban is not only an attack on the taco truck owners, but on the low income people who cannot afford to eat fresh, delicious food for the ridiculous prices given at restaurants and other eateries. Not everyone can afford to shell out 10-15 bucks to eat out. These taco trucks are convenient, cheap, and they serve fresh, tasty food. What could possible be wrong with that? Plus, what’s with the attack on Mexican workers?! Haven’t they done enough for this country? Leave the Mexicans alone! Taco trucks are not what’s wrong with this country. We should be banning immoral slaughterhouses before we ban the trucks. Most slaughterhouses are being run like concentration camps with unnecessary torture being done to the animals. How come the government doesn’t care about that? I know it’s contradicting to defend taco trucks that serve meat, but at the end of the day, supermarkets and all restaurants do this. The problem has to be nipped in the bud… and shutting down taco trucks won’t make slaughterhouses any better. It will only harm the truck owners and customers that rely on the trucks for affordable food. These politicians need to get their priorities straight. I’m am sick and tired of reforms being made to this wonderful country based on someone else’s ulterior motives.

  1586. Samantha Nadella signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Save the taco trucks and fruit vendors!

  1587. Rebecca Urbano signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    tacos 4 life.

  1588. Jesus Prado signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    I <3 Barbacoa!!!!

  1589. Sara Izadi signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Save the taco trucks! Truly unique to LA and we are lucky to have them!

  1590. Samuel Guerrero signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    I need these to keep going. It’s a part of southern california, especially LA.

  1591. jenny signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    save the taco trucks!! this is stupid and just another way for the city to make $ off of hardworking people.

  1592. ryanne kim signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    stop the madness!
    we are not paying your salary to waste time eliminating culture from our streets.

  1593. andrew nasser signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    i really need those taco stands they have been a part of my life since ive grown up and for to move them is ridicoulus. she doesnt know how to do her job and need to focus on something more important matters out there in the world. she blows

  1594. Jason Fields signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Its an important part of food culture and I buy tacos from them all the time. shame on you all for doing this.

    maybe the better solution is to hold them to the same health standards (ex. A, B, C rating) as you do restaurants…

    there are many more crappy restaurants out there that have worse food and health conditions who should really be shut down!


  1595. on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    The Best taco places started as taco trucks!

  1596. erika nuno signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Ripping away from our L.A. culture is what this is… SAVE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1597. Jonathan Meza signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    I’m not Barack Obama but I endorse this petition.

  1598. Liz Cortez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    heck no, we won’t go!

  1599. Sara Satinsky signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    in honor of megan johnson.

  1600. Daniel Dise signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    how dare they!!!

  1601. Jessica Wang signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    please don’t make them go away!

  1602. Joanna Sese signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    LA isn’t LA without taco trucks. This will be a true culinary and cultural loss.

  1603. Ryan Owens signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  1604. Anne-Mary Pham signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    dont take away the beloved taco trucks! LA wouldn’t be the same without them!

  1605. scott lahman signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Let’s not rush to eliminate our city’s most unique qualities.

  1606. o katz signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Keep the taco trucks. Lose the losers.

  1607. Briar Hood signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    But what is life without tacos???

  1608. Danny Drury signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Street meat forever

  1609. Adam Loeb signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Why ruin la?

  1610. alyssa signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    where else can you get pineapple tamales?!

  1611. Nate signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    i love tacooooooooos!

  1612. Megha Miglani signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    the taco trucks have the best food around LAC-USC!!

  1613. Rachael Fausto signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    That’s horrible.

    In so many ways.

  1614. Chelsea Fausto signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    i love taco.

  1615. Bryan Fausto signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    i love taco more than chelsea.


  1616. on April 23rd, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    OH HELL NO THEIR NOT TAKING THIS AWAY FROM US.

  1617. Katrina Spaunhurst signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    Please keep taco trucks. They provide needed services and needed jobs!

  1618. Apryl Lundsten signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Save our tacos!

  1619. Kimberly Dimalanta signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    taco trucks are a signature of LA! whenever out-of-towners visit i ALWAYS take the to my favorite taco truck in eagle rock. where else am i going to get authentic carne asada tacos at 3 in morning??!? SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!

  1620. Francisco Lacayo signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Save our taco trucks!!!!! not a crime…its a racist move, singling out Latino entrepreneurs!!

  1621. Lupe Pulido signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Maybe the law needs to be updated, but 1000 fine? Not very rational nor effective.

  1622. Elizabeth Ortega signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    These people are hard working, don’t punish them for that…

  1623. Michelle Vijverberg signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    A proposal that destroys the income of such a significant part of our community is a proposal that will hurt our society in the long term.

  1624. Carolina Ibarra signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1625. Joshua Lilienstein signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Amen to the above and below. Why does LA keep shooting itself in the foot?

  1626. joshua derrick signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    if you take away the trucks i will never visit california again. thats a threat.

  1627. Jean Gilbert signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    What CAN you be thinking?? Besides the obvious benefits of inexpensive food and some pedestrian life on our too-bleak streets, the wagons bring the food to US so we don’t need to get into our cars. Good food and energy-savings to boot - DON’T KILL IT!

  1628. Corey Chow signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Dude…I’d be so sad….

  1629. Jamie Funamura signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    The taco trucks are one of the best things about LA! They are an institution and should be honored, not discriminated against.


  1630. on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    There are other issues that are way more important and that are affecting communities all over the Los Angeles area and Tacos aren’t one of them!

  1631. Jessie Nicole signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Gloria is not representing the people!

  1632. Elizabeth Dierker signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    taco trucks are the least of our problems…

  1633. Benjamin Laudig signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    there must be more important things to legislate other thatn taco trucks

  1634. MARIAM KHWAJAZADA signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Dear Supervisor Molina,

    I am writing to express serious concern regarding the actions you have taken against the taco trucks in our neighborhoods. As a member of the Eastside community, I greatly value our local street vendors–for their food, service, and especially culture.
    Taco trucks fill many voids left by traditional restaurants, whether it is more authentic, better food, better hours, or cheaper prices. Furthermore, taco trucks create a sense of community on the streets that enclosed, “brick-and-mortar” stores cannot.
    Taco trucks are a special and unique facet of East Los Angeles, and something that I cherish about my neighborhood.

    I urge you to withdraw your proposal, and instead focus on the more pressing and detrimental issues that are facing our community.

    Mariam Khwajazada

  1635. Jennie Hicks signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Please save the trucks!

  1636. Gabriel Perez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Are there not more important issues at hand in the city of Los Angeles that need to be addressed before anything else? How can someone in a postion like yourself Supervisor Gloria Molina be so irresponsible? This obscene gestrure only reflects the type of leader you are not.
    The schools of Los Angeles are at their worst! Homelessness in the City of Los Angeles is outrages! The infrastructure of the city is falling apart! But its ok because Ms. Molilna thinks that city resources and the the people of Los Angels are better served if we go after the laborer.
    How dare you go after the backbone of American society. By considering such legislation you are WASTING city money, and most especially wasting your constituents time and vote.
    Taco trucks are not the problem; they are someone’s form of income, livelihood, dignity, but most importantly they are the a characteristic of the City of Angels.
    Why take away something so unique and special to the people of Los Angeles? Please, before even considering such legislation think about how much more good you can do with the time, money, and resources spent on trying to take away somthing so good for Los Angels. Just be Repsonsible Gloriaand; be for the people not against the people!!!

  1637. Jordana Boggs signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    I am absolutly sure our local government should be focusing on ANYTHING else. Any one of our city’s problems is more pressing than taco trucks. I find it dissappointing what politicians waste their time on.

  1638. Ana Delgado signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    This is ridiculous instead of focusing on other more pressing things, like gang related violence, they chose to attack these hard working people. Ridiculous.

  1639. Miguel signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Save the Trucks
    What harm do these trucks do? seriously? Focus our resources on other better things…like putting the students in the LAUSD through high school and getting them to college… don’t take away one of the great things about LA

  1640. Michelle Horejs signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Viva los taco trucks.

  1641. Jesse Sanchez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    ’sum bullshit.

  1642. Manijeh Noori signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Save the tacos!

  1643. Annie Stanner signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Please spend our tax dollars elsewhere. This is ridiculous.

  1644. Imelda signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    doesn’t the board have something better else to do?

  1645. Laura Alvarez signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Taco trucks are part of what is wonderful about Los Angeles.

  1646. Camille Villanueva signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Save the tacos!

  1647. Bennett Novvitch signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    I don’t understand the need for such legislation. Taco trucks showcase one of the culinary delights that this city has to offer. Please don’t shut them down!

  1648. Tai Ray-Jones signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    So, in order to protect businesses, you’re putting the taco trucks out of business? This is obviously a situation where lobbying money is being put ahead of the desires of constituents.

  1649. Sabina Rank signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    What an utterly preposterous idea, I adore taco trucks. They appear to be one of the few things that make LA unique. AND they’re delicious. On a more serious note, the people that operate taco trucks live in the economic margins of this society and it is cruel and dispicable to take away what is most likely their sole source of revenue. Taco trucks do not cause any harm to a neighborhood or street and I like having them in my neighborhood and I patronize them gladly.

  1650. Michael Becker signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    As those who believed in good eats professed when Jay’s Jayburgers (Los Feliz) was evicted: NO GREASE NO PEACE!!! Save our precious taco trucks!!

  1651. Ryan Agee signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Please put a moratorium on fast food franchises in Los Angeles before even thinking about taking away the rights of independent vendors that actually promote some sort of real culture in our city.

  1652. ethan Austin signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    beef, onions cilantro and corn tortillas in a mobile kitchen. It is a simple idea. Yet revolutionary at the same time. Please save the taco truck. It is the only thing that keeps us from sliding into a barbaric Hobbesian existence. I implore you to take action today!

  1653. a cardenas signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    come on!!! not the taco trucks! dont you law people have better and more important things to do??

  1654. james n. signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    we love our taco trucks.

  1655. Ivan signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Save the taco trucks!!! Please rethink the proposed legislation since these vendors must remain in our city due to their uniqueness and purpose..

  1656. Stephen Miller signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Please save our taco trucks! Stop playing favorites with the brick-and-mortar restaurants and let us choose where we spend our food dollars!

  1657. Joe signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Tacos 4 life

  1658. Peter Sereno signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    many amazing memories at the taco truck on FairOaks, Pasadena world famous by the way. If you want to do something good for L.A . get rid of Mc Donald’s.

  1659. Bradley signed,

    on April 23rd, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    extreamly unfair.

  1660. morgan garcia signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    I need to eat!

  1661. Sarah S. signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:20 am

    i love taco trucks.

  1662. nancy signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:22 am

    que vivan los tacos!!!

  1663. Kelly Akashi signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:41 am

    xoxox

  1664. derrick estrada signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:43 am

    save the taco trucks! it’s an important part of l.a. for many of us

  1665. Andy lee signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:45 am

    Why take the taco trucks away? This is one of the things that defines LA. The taco trucks have some great tacos and would be a shame if they cannot do business.

  1666. Nate signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:45 am

    If I can’t get a taco off a truck at 3am, then the terrorists have already won.

    Viva los taco trucks!

  1667. Warren Bruttell signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:58 am

    what the fuck has the world come to? way to go LA…your priorities are all fucked once again.

  1668. Philip Rosal signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:01 am

    go mexican food!

  1669. Catherine Corpuz signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:07 am

    tacos from trucks…my favorite.

  1670. Creighton Chow signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:32 am

    what else would we eat after a night of drinking???

  1671. Garrett Chan signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:41 am

    This is ridiculous. Preserve the culture of Southern California by dropping the stupidity of this movement.

  1672. Hared Ochoa signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:56 am

    They’re just trying to find ways to make quick money

  1673. danielle pinon signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:55 am

    taco bell isn’t mexican food.
    i want REAL mexican food.
    keep the trucks man.
    keep, the, trucks.
    <3

  1674. Chuck signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:55 am

    Gawd, who can live without Leo’s? Leo’s needs to stay where he is and everyone will be happy.

  1675. Ariel Rechtshaid signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:56 am

    DON’T DO IT!

  1676. Josh G signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 3:40 am

    Keep the trucks!

  1677. Thomas Langdon signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 4:33 am

    the absurdity of it all. Is Karl Rove involved?

  1678. janet bernson signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 4:42 am

    Are the stationary restaurants here that hard-up that those on wheels must suffer? Can we please focus on more IMPORTANT things in our community? Putting the stop on Taco Trucks is just another sign of bureaucracy gone mad.

  1679. David Kinnear signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 4:57 am

    Ah Vi Ah Va Ahh Vi Voom Vah
    Taco Trucks Taco Trucks
    Rah Rah Rah
    What do politicians really contribute to society? Nothing

  1680. Ever Clavel signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 5:16 am

    This is outrageous, while you have all these police officers out there handing out tickets to hard working individuals there are many serious crimes being commited and no one there to help. Please focus on something more important.

  1681. Bertha Delgado signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 5:35 am

    This is one of those times when I am ashamed to say that I voted some of these people in. If they could for one second focus on things that are really hurting this city, instead of attacking those that are only trying to make a living LEGALLY we would be a much better and safer city.

  1682. viktor nehring signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 5:52 am

    I love the trucks!

  1683. Brent Bartram signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 6:38 am

    taco trucks rule

  1684. mike jang signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 6:40 am

    viva los carros del taco!

  1685. Maria de Lourdes Moreno signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 6:41 am

    Taco trucks are a necessary reaffirmation of SoCal Mexican culture. I do not want to return to my birthplace and not be greeted by that wonderful smell of carne asada, suadero, buche, grilled onions, salsa and warm tortillas. Why do our elected officials insist on taking away our simple pleasures because they have forgotten their RAICES?!

  1686. Oscar marquez signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 7:01 am

    Ridiculous. Waste of tax dollars blah blah blah blah.

  1687. Phan Le signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 7:07 am

    it would be a sad sad world without the beloved taco trucks…

  1688. Neil Rifenbark signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 7:15 am

    I’m a USC medical student and our lunchtime facilities are grossly inadequate. I don’t know what I’d do without the string of taco trucks nearby.

  1689. Mary Ann Kirigin signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 7:25 am

    NOT OK!

  1690. joan j. oriel signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 7:35 am

    carne asada is not a crime!

  1691. Leticia Torres signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 7:49 am

    Loosing these trucks would be awful for people who work on jobsites that are not accessible to restaurants or fast food places. We need these trucks!

  1692. Shauna Moss signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:08 am

    Viva el taco!

  1693. Gonzalo Curuchet signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:21 am

    Taco trucks are basic to the culture of Los Angeles. Not only that, so many people depend on them, why would you mess with that? So everyone can pay more in a brick and mortar restaurant, and walk farther to get there through unfriendly neighborhoods?

  1694. steph wong signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:30 am

    long live taco trucks.

  1695. Twooh signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:34 am

    Let the trucks work in peace. How can people seriously complain about these trucks? Because they’re taking away business? If their restaurant was clean, good, and modestly priced, then they wouldn’t have anything to complain about.

  1696. Amer Ghazal signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:35 am

    Never had a better taco than one from a taco truck.
    The State should have nothing to do with this. Even with their becoming illegal, we ought to continue to support them - any further constraints on urban life need to stop.

  1697. Adam Francis signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:35 am

    viva el tacos!!!!!!!

  1698. ricardo reynoso signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:36 am

    free taco trucks–a part of all angelenos’ souls.

  1699. William J. Tell II signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:41 am

    Taco trucks are a part of the city’s culture, and have some of the best food in the city.


  1700. on April 24th, 2008 at 8:43 am

    QUE VIVA LA CARNE ASADA!!!
    WITHOUT TACO TRUCKS..
    WHERE WOULD WE GO WHEN WE WOULD GET CRAVINGS POR “NUESTRA COMIDA” AND WE WERE LOW ON MONEY..?
    I LOVE TACO TRUCKS!!!
    TACO, TORTAS, BURRITO,SOPES, AND WATEVER HAS CARNE ASADA PRIDE!!!
    CARNE ASADA IS NOT A CRIME!!! ITS PART OF OUR CULTURE!!!

  1701. Alissa Carlton signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Taco trucks are part of Los Angeles - why would anyone want to do this?!?

  1702. Melissa Constantino signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:47 am

    Don’t Stop the Tacos from coming!!!!

  1703. Michael E. Palacios signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:49 am

    It is good to see that people here in LA are willing to stand up for the taco trucks!

  1704. Amanda signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:51 am

    viva los taco trucks!

  1705. Sarah Holtzman signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:53 am

    I live for taco truck taco’s.

  1706. Jennifer Doyle signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:53 am

    I’ve worked plenty in the restaurant industry and I have never, ever heard of anyone considering taco trucks etc. to be a problem for brick-and-mortar restaurants! Quite the contrary! A good truck brings regular customers to the block, those customers get familiar with what’s around and when they want a sit-down meal, they come back for that. This legislation is a yet another form cultural ‘border’ patrol - designed to clear the way for Taco Bell and Starbucks and their corporate siblings.

    My stomach turns at the idea that LA would make running these family businesses impossible - businesses that serve local residents & workers, and that at night add some light (literally) to fairly anonymous and empty parking lots and strips.

  1707. Scott Miller signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:53 am

    These trucks provide a great option for fast, convenient food. Let the free market work.

  1708. Amy Leithliter signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:55 am

    Making this law just because other types of businesses find it unfair is ridiculous. Since when is the world so obsessed with what is fair? If we based everything on what is ‘fair’ instead of right then this country will become weak. This is America, a capitalist country, and if people are making a good business for themselves and providing customers with what they want they should not be punished. If anything, there should just be a law saying that vendors can’t park right outside a restaurant but even then, what happens when a self righteous restaurant owner gets upset that a new restaurant sets up right next door with similar food and better prices? Are you going to make a law against that? If you take the taco trucks away you are damaging the soul of this country and everything that it stands for.

  1709. Bryan Sanders signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:56 am

    I am out of the country and really hope that upon my return i don’t see another unique and wonderful element of Los Angeles destroyed by another public representative solving another “problem” that never needed fixing. How about putting that energy, paper, and time towards getting my former students into college, and bringing community college prices down to wear it was so the communities that these schools reside in can actually afford to attend!

  1710. franchezska zamora signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:01 am

    So absurd!
    Taco trucks rule! What is your deal Gloria?
    So many real issues that you could do something about…instead you mess with the working class kids who are just trying to survive this CLASS WAR!
    shame on you womyn!

    Viva los taco trucks!

  1711. Chris signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:05 am

    save the tacos!

  1712. Brian Wilhelm signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Eliminating the taco trucks is un-american

  1713. Adan Aceves signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:07 am

    You work on something more serious like gang problem and New jobs!!!


  1714. on April 24th, 2008 at 9:15 am

    It saddens me to realize (once again) that those who have been elected to “represent” the people seem to immediately turn their backs on those who voted for them with petty policies like these. As has been said before: Gloria Molina and her cohorts need to reevaluate their priorities. Poverty? Crime? No. Property tax paying stationary business owners? Sure, we’ll help you out. What would New York be without sidewalk hot dog stands? And are the businesses there complaining about competition? If they are, like the ones in East LA are, its probobly because the tortas people are buying down the street are not only cheaper, but better. Instead of dealing with competition by virtue of backally political scheming, why not try something like, I don’t know, making your food better? Its pathetic that Molina and co have actually taken this as far as they have and illuminates the reality of politians in this country: that they cater to money, not morals.

  1715. Christina Cacho signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Los Angeles would not be the same without Taco Trucks! Let’s Save Los Angeles!
    And, I don’t want to go hunting for my favorite taco truck either.

  1716. Keith White signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:20 am

    Having visited East LA, I very much believe taco trucks should stay.

  1717. Maiana Lila Noce signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Don’t take away one of LA’s best and most affordable dining experiences! They are a fixture in the city for those who want (need!) inexpensive and wholesome food! They are the only places other than hipster joints with high prices to get something to eat late at night. And they are part of what makes LA a great multicultured city!!!! Don’t wipe that out!!!!!

  1718. Maria Torres signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Great now they wanna take our taco trucks too…Whats next?

  1719. Yahaira signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:26 am

    It’s Part of the L.A. Lifestyle i grew up with the Taco Trucks !!

  1720. Alexis Monica Lockman signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Que viva los tacos! Que viva LA RAZA!
    in solidarity with our brothers and sisters trying to survive in a racist economy, support independent food vendors. Those who work the land, own the land!

  1721. Alfredo Palacol signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:28 am

    …because you can’t get an taco al pastor at Del Taco.

  1722. Amber Meyer signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:28 am

    The Taco Trucks are LA!!!!

  1723. Ian Brereton signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:29 am

    I love me some tacos!

  1724. Jason C. signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:29 am

    I don’t know what people would do with out the taco trucks cruising by in the morning for breaky-burritos and lunch time greatness. This would be a true tragedy if the trucks disappear.

  1725. DeAnna Molina signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:32 am

    This is not right! Something needs to be done to prevent this action against the lower class and taco lovers alike.

  1726. Albert Wang signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:35 am

    This is ridiculous. Help spread the word everyone! Save the taco trucks!

  1727. M Bandini signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:38 am

    This seems a little ridiculous, plus workers need to eat cheaply and they provide a service to people who cannot leave a site.

  1728. Veronica Ortiz signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Hope this helps! Viva los tacos!

  1729. Jeff Temske signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Represent

  1730. Claudia signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Seriously!? With so much going on in our city- like rise in crime rates, gas prices being out of control, the economy-period, I wish politicians could spend their efforts helping more people not hurting those trying to make a living. If taco trucks are “violating” some policies why not work with them not shut them down.

  1731. Mike signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Taco Truck is the only source of amazing food at around 1 and 2 o’clock in the morning. It would be pretty shitty to get rid of them… Save the taco trucks!

  1732. Veronica Mejia signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:43 am

    because taco trucks do not kill anyone!!

  1733. Kathleen Valenton signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Save the taco trucks!!!! Without them there would be no hope for us pregnant people.

  1734. Daniel Menache signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:48 am

    uhhh… anything for William Tell’s existence, I guess. Give me something to look forward to when I come to LA next year- Save the trucks!

  1735. Albert Lim signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Taco trucks are a part of LA culture. What are the gueros doing?

  1736. Lorrin Golembieski signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Stop destroying LA culture!

  1737. Will Becton signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:53 am

    I love Taco Trucks!

  1738. Monica Nuno signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Gloria Molina is so racist! She’s forgotten her roots.

  1739. David Gonzalez signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Al pastor has certainly never posed a threat to my well-being. Ms. Molina, focus your efforts elsewhere!

  1740. Jonathan James signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Where else can I get a cheap burrito, plus this is a America, everyone should have chance to enterprise legally, unless you would rather have people robbing & stealing for a living.

  1741. Roxanne Acosta signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Politicians should spend more time trying to find food and homes for the homeless and money for schools. Our childrens’ education is in crisis and yet you people still find petty things to waste your time and money on.

  1742. Ted Hekman signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:58 am

    I love taco trucks! Don’t destroy this wonderful LA tradition.

  1743. Mollie Moore signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Love me a roach coach. Yum.

  1744. Joshua Alvarenga signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:01 am

    This is saving and preserving L.A.’s culinary cultural heritage.

  1745. Kenny Rosales signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:03 am

    How about we put our resources on actual crimes. There are way too many murders, and robberies here to focus on. Leave honest working people alone.

  1746. Graham Kolbeins signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Stop the madness!!

  1747. Bryan Moonesinghe signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Wow…it looks like the city of Los Angeles is once again looking at the important issues amongst us…(sarcasm)

  1748. Beckey Richards signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Lame!

  1749. Trent Cruz signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Save our Trucks!

  1750. Marshall Astor signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Taco tucks are an important part of Angeleno culture, and they contribute to the communities they do business in. Keep your hands off our trucks!

  1751. Heidy Vaquerano signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Save our taco trucks!

  1752. Richard Seymour signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Keep taco trucks stationary.

  1753. Lily signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Save the trucks!

  1754. Hannah signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:25 am

    I love the trucks!

  1755. Josh Fadem signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:27 am

    save the trucks.

  1756. Max Middleton signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:30 am

    SAVE THE TRUCKS!!! Work on the real problems in this over- burdened city/county/country–PLEASE!

  1757. Gabriela Lopez signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:34 am

    save the trucks!

  1758. Alex Mendoza signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Get to work on something that is important and leave the trucks alone.

  1759. simone fujita signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:40 am

    taco trucks add much to the distinct flavor and unique character of los angeles county. we angelenos love our taco trucks, so why does gloria molina want to take them from us?! this is ridiculous…i wish the board of supervisors would occupy themselves with something other than going after our much-loved food vendors.

  1760. wendy signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:40 am

    i love tacos!

  1761. Gustavo Rosales signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Save the trucks!

  1762. Joe McCluskey signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Save the trucks!

    Let these people earn a living!

  1763. Nicole Carlson signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:41 am

    SAVE THE TRUCKS!! I grew up eating at taco trucks and LA just won’t be the same without them!!

  1764. Jorge A Jimenez signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:42 am

    I was interviewed by the L.A. times recently as I ordered from my favorite Taco Truck in East L.A. and I was embarassed to find out that Gloria Molina was leading this anti-taco truck crusade; special interests couldn’t be more obvious than this stint initiated by unsuccessful restaurant business owners.

    If restaurants can’t compete with Taco Trucks they need to re-visit their business plans, identify their competition and strategize, not ask for a bail out from the city. Quality of food speaks for itself - if a restaurant’s food is up to par they should have nothing to worry about.

  1765. Rob Olague signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Taco trucks are a crucial component of Los Angeles culture and community. The repercussions of this ban are far greater than you have cared to examine. Why are we trying to kill people’s livelihoods?

  1766. Mirenda Yates signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:48 am

    mmmmmm….tacos!

  1767. Danielle Rice signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Save the Taco Trucks!!!

  1768. Cindy Kerber signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:53 am

    As a temporary transplant currently living in the Midwest, I miss the daily sight of taco trucks. Viva Taco Trucks!

  1769. Joe Neuburger signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:53 am

    We want to promote business and the cultural heritage of the city, yet Gloria Molina wants to get rid of the taco Trucks which is an L.A. institution??? Good food and good prices for working peeps. Most of my employees are on the road all day and swear by the trucks. Lets work on better roads and preventing crime instead of something piddly like this!

  1770. Jared signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:56 am

    There’s nothing more L.A. than taco trucks.

  1771. Chad Karthauser signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:57 am

    We got your back Leo…, I’m with you 100% on this one buddy.

  1772. Sandy Dennis signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:59 am

    We need our tacos! Quit punishing people for bringing us taco-induced joy!

  1773. Christie D'Anna signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:00 am

    go taco trucks go!

  1774. Joshua Stam signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Save The Tacos!!

  1775. Rocko Mc Ivor signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Save The Tacos!!!

  1776. The Devils Orchestra signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:04 am

    This is how we survive mannnn!!

  1777. sarah martin signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:07 am

    this is so unamerican!

  1778. Drew Birchum signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Save the Taco Truck! A True Hallmark of Odd Culture!

  1779. Jenny Quinn signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:17 am

    My kids eat at a taco truck parked a block away from their school. Unlike their classmates who spend the same affordable amount of money on junk chain food, my kids are getting lots of veggies and nutritious sauces and food cooked with experience and care. It is so much better for them and they are so healthy and strong!

    SAVE THE TRUCKS!

    Jenny, West LA

  1780. Dru Hopkins signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Keep the taco trucks rolling for William. He needs his protein. (or some form thereof…)

  1781. Tom Domingues signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Can we trade in Taco Bell ‘n keep the taco trucks?!!!

  1782. Dawn signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Keep good and affordable meal options on the street! Save the trucks and the individuals who run them!

  1783. Sarah Benage signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Keep the tacos coming in HP!

  1784. RJ Z. signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:27 am

    LET’S SAVE OUR TRUCKS!

  1785. vanessa libertad garcia signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:28 am

    The TACO TRUCK is just as valid a business as any restaurant! Gloria Molina, you’re a backwards thinker.

    You will be putting thousands of hardworking Americans out of work.

    Do your own conscience a favor and let the taco trucks stay!

  1786. Sergio Hernandez signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:31 am

    NO NOS QUITEN NUESTROS TACOS!

  1787. Victor Miske Jr signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Quit trying to hurt the small business man (Taco Truck operator, chef and owner). Also, quit trying to change the life and culture of LA.


  1788. on April 24th, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Save our trucks!

  1789. Francisco Serrano signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:38 am

    It is better to earn your money then asking for it at the exit of the freeway.

  1790. Tatiana signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:40 am

    I heart taco trucks!

  1791. Erik Day signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Save the trucks, sign, then go buy a burrito!

  1792. Jesse Brown signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:45 am

    I need my tacos!

  1793. Brian D'Haem signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:47 am

    keep the taco trucks!!
    can we sign this to keep the bacon wrapped hot dog ladies too???

  1794. Beth Harrington signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Good lord what is this world coming to?

  1795. Vera Zakharov signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:58 am

    This is an abomination! These laws are completely unfair to the people whose backs support this city.

    How do you expect to benefit from the cheap services of our contractors, nannies and cleaners if they’re starving because they can’t afford your fancy Beverly Hills food???

  1796. TNguyen signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Aren’t there better things to do with your time than go after taco truck vendors who feed those who otherwise would have no alternative? Is this where our hard earned tax paying dollars go to?

    Honestly, there are more important things to spend time and money on. Some examples include:
    1) Provide better education for our children
    2) Address world hunger issues
    3) Eradicate widespread diseases
    …just to name a few

  1797. Serena Sprungl signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Seems to me that this law is racist and anti-immigrant and, actually, not at all about health, safety, or any of the other reasons that I can imagine are being invented to buttress such nonsense. Save the trucks!

  1798. Beth Cowan signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Save the little guy!

  1799. Joseph Napolitano signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Don’t kill a vital part of the culture of our city!

  1800. Zac Hughes signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Back up off our TACOS!

    Why not spend you invaluable time keeping people from going hungry instead of keeping people from vending food?

  1801. Marvin Garcia signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    The taco trucks are an integral part of the food idea.scene in LA. This is a silly law.

  1802. christina gergis signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    taco trucks are part of our los angeles history, lets not lose yet another part of la culture

  1803. Steven L signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Viva la Taco Truck!

  1804. Ashley Atkinson signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    It’s bad policy to try to keep sit-down restaurants in business by regulating away their competition. Let the consumer decide, and may the taco trucks win!

  1805. Gabriela Carranza signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Save the trucks! I can’t believe they would waste their time creating such a senseless bill. Don’t they have a city to look after, students whose schools are failing them, communities that deal with violence! Seriously this is so annoying!

  1806. Diana signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    Aside from being an integral part of the LA landscape, providing great food at econonomical prices and providing more choices for foodies, the taco trucks are family-owned businesses that provide a survivable income for families to live on.

    For the restauranteers who say they can’t compete with the taco truck prices - supply & demand and market competition are at the heart of our capitalist system - if they can’t compete, they’re either in the wrong game or should look at their business model. No one benefits from squelching competition and threatening low-income business owners with jail time and unreasonable fines.

    Gloria Molina & the L.A. Board of Supervisors can surely use our tax dollars fighting more important issues facing our city.

  1807. ori menashe signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    What is this really- a class issue? I am so happy that Gloria can afford to eat anywhere she pleases, perhaps we should pay her less money so all she can afford is taco’s. That will help her understand the situation a little better.

  1808. Paulin Laurent signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    I want my tax money back. Please contact me for my account info. so you can direct deposit it to my checking account.

  1809. Davina Holguin signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Please don’t take away our taco trucks!

  1810. Manny Haro signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Save the Tacos!!

  1811. Alexia Stetzel signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    We <3 Tacos!

  1812. Kris Tevanyan signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Tacos!

  1813. Tiffany Le signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    How can you not love tacos on wheels?

  1814. Ian Murphy signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    I EAT TACOS. I LIKE TACOS. UP WITH THE TRUCKS. DOWN WITH THE HATERS.

  1815. Andrea Carcovich signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    EVEN THOUGH I COULD MAKE THE SAME TACOS AT HOME- As a Mexican American and a resident of Los Angeles I have the right to a authentic mexican taco when ever, and where ever I please.

    NO SE NOS LLEVEN NUESTROS TACOS!

  1816. francis herrero signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    I will continue to oppose classism in all its forms especially when it tries to push itself through the government. The people eating at these taco trucks eat there because they cannot afford to go to restaurants.

  1817. Anthony Lee signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Please don’t send them away!

  1818. Samantha Butler signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Taco trucks are a mainstay of city - it would be awful to lose them!

  1819. Shane Alch signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    We need these to survive on tour! Especially when we’re passing by construction sites, thats when we can get them!

  1820. sean shelley signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Family’s will lose their livelihood because of this change.

  1821. Luis Ramon signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Well let’s put crime and a crappy school system not mention severly underpaid teachers on the back burner and go after those society crushing taco trucks!!!!

  1822. Nohemi Castro signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    I love taco trucks. Please do not go after people making an honest living.

  1823. nathan menashe signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    What should we deal with? Drugs? nah, Gangs? no to messy, traffic issues? hmmm— oh I have an idea! Taco trucks! Lets get rid of taco trucks, that will show the citizens of LA how useful we are! What a bunch of losers.

  1824. katie groover signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    duuuude fo sho

  1825. Joseph Mosconi signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Taco Trucks forever!

  1826. Manny signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    No! This is where you get the best greasy, home made tacos.

  1827. Robert Lee signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    no! not the taco trucks!


  1828. on April 24th, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but from what I’ve heard, this bill is being pushed through by the restaurants that are competing with taco trucks. They are claiming that because of the cheap prices offered by taco trucks, they are losing patrons. Free market competition is part of what makes the USA what it is. If said restaurants can’t compete because of prices, then they need to offer more bang for their buck. End of story. Losing our taco trucks would be a serious blow to the idea of free enterprise. Viva Taco Trucks. Viva free enterprise.

  1829. Zanab Hussain signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    This ordinance does not reflect my wishes as a constituent. Our resources are not being spent well when taxpayer dollars help to prosecute useful elements of society. Taco trucks create pockets of community in otherwise unfamiliar areas. Criminalizing them will not “clean up” our city — if anything it will make it less safe.

  1830. Dave Freeman signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    paste the flyer everywhere. these people selling us lunch everyday need our help.

  1831. Jeanie Kim signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  1832. Don Arnold signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Save the trucks!

  1833. Annah signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Save the trucks!

  1834. Rose McCormack signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Save our tacos

  1835. Steven Allen signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    It’s Part of LA’s History.

  1836. Sam Whedon signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    What am I gonna eat when tacos become unaffordable? Garbage I guess. Thanks a lot.

  1837. Rita Castro signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Isn’t there bigger issues to deal with???
    (if you can even consider this an issue)

  1838. shaudi monjazeb signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    do something useful for once!

  1839. Daniel Miranda signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Where am I supposed to go for trippa tacos, after I’m done with my evening out in L.A.???

  1840. Annah signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Viva los tacos

  1841. kenneth darienzo signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    now where will i eat?

  1842. rose bunning signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    I can’t believe I pay taxes for this!

  1843. Erika Medrano signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    What do they want us to eat after a night of drinking? Jack n the box? Hell no. This is a L.A.
    staple….

  1844. Teresa McG signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    I eat at the taco truck all the time and it so would not be cool if I couldn’t anymore!

  1845. Sandra Ramos signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    The taco trucks will prevail!

  1846. Michelle Bravo signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    There got to be better things to spend my tax dollars on? You know like drug dealers, schools, pots holes, traffic, the elder, dog pounds, child abuse prevention and treatment, drug abuse prevention and treatment! Just a few.

  1847. Erika Grisham signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Why must my tax dollars go toward putting good people making good food to raise their families by feeding me tacos OUT OF BUSINESS? How ’bout fighting billboard blight and cleaning up Drew Street instead? BTW, isn’t this the same Gloria Molina that ordered FoLAR to whitewash the legal grafitti extravaganza in the LA River? Register to vote and unelect her when her term next comes up, citizens. And buy more tacos.
    -Erika Grisham

  1848. kelly davenport signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    This is stupid!!

  1849. Jason Goldman signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    How upsetting and misguided.

  1850. Michael Buitron signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    This is harassment of small working class businesses by corporate restaurant chains. Gloria, do you represent your taco eating voters or CKE Restaurants Inc.?

  1851. pamm riddle signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Go Obama!!

  1852. Annette Mariscal signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Stop the harrassment!

  1853. christopher wypyski signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Who let this people in office and why are they so evil!

  1854. terri robison signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Who does not love a roach-coach lunch.

  1855. Kevin Chen signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    The taco truck has horrible service - if we can replace the truck with a better truck, I’m down. Otherwise, keep the damn truck, we need access to cheap food. Those bastards at city hall don’t know what they’re doing, they don’t understand the minds of the people!

  1856. Sylvia H. signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Seriously, there are more pressing issues to spend time and resources on.

  1857. Dwight Hawkins signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Taco trucks Rule!

  1858. Joanna Vanegas signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    I need Ramdos

  1859. geogia fea signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    No more taco trucks!! What is this some kind of sick joke?

  1860. Perla Arvizu signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Let them be! Let these hard working people trying to make an honest living sell a product in peace. Right now people are struggling as it is financially and its nice to know we can buy affordable and convenient food from a community taco truck. There are plenty of consumers to go around. Stop allowing the more successful businesses to gain all the profit. Let them be!

  1861. Jeremy Kopman signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    I, unlike certain Councilpeople, am not full of unreasoned malice towards Los Angeles.

  1862. Aymar Flores signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Born and raised in the ctiy of Angels tacos trucks are a part of this great city, just like raspados and elotes… KEEP THE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1863. Jennifer K McCormick signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Save Our Trucks!

  1864. Kristen R. signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    For the sake of William Tell, please SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!! : )

  1865. John Colletti signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Unfortunately the practice of getting politicians to outlaw your competition is so commonplace at all levels of govt that I am sure Molina et al didn’t think twice about it. And its too bad the press is complicit in this area. And as yet another attack at street food and independent vendors, in 5 years all restaurants really will be Taco Bell! Next, Taco Truck Speakeasies? Sadly the terrorists have won.

  1866. CLAUDIA FLORES signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Save Our Trucks!

  1867. samantha giron signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    I just ate lunch at a taco truck, if this passes whoever is up to this will have a lot of hungry people after them

  1868. jamie kesterson signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    What is wrong with these people?

  1869. Ron Jeremy signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Molina you FAT TOAD you eat more tacos then an East L.A. afterparty…come to my house I show right

  1870. ruth nakada signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    just a big ol NO. i <3 tacos. the end.

  1871. Michael Soto signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    We all know this is about classism. Shame on you Gloria!!

  1872. Emily Taylor-Mortorff signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    This is for you, Taco Zone. Your al pastor tacos have warmed my soul on many a cold night. I heart you. Te amo.

  1873. craig litwak signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Molina is totally useless on all accounts for the city of los angeles

  1874. Sarmad Al-Bassam signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    We have a taco truck here at USC that I cherish dearly…please don’t do away w/ taco trucks!

  1875. Ines Guerrero-Wissell signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    No restrictions for the Food Trucks!, SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS

  1876. Marybeth Gilbert signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Our legislators need to be more responsible in considering the full context of an issue (i.e. that many people make a living off these trucks) and in considering all the consequences before they sign something into law. What may look good on paper may not be good in reality, and it’s their responsibility to realize that.

  1877. Katie Killebrew signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    I love the taco trucks. I live at USC, and there are Taco Trucks all over, all with their own unique flair. It would be a loss to football goers, USC students, and the community if they were to go away or go out of business. There are many other ways to fix this problem.

  1878. Daisey Hernandez signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    I love good taco trucks!!

  1879. robert wylie signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Taco trucks are an important part of LA culture, whats next ice cream carts, fruit stands?

  1880. Fred Davis signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    There are better options. As a County Supervisor you need to do your job and protect, not diminish the rights of all vendors in the county.

  1881. Virginia Hazen signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Don’t take away one of the best things about LA!!

  1882. Annmarie Pisano signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Tacos for all!

  1883. diana Marquez signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    This is the worst time in the Economic situation we are faced with to try and pass this. Lost jobs and less options for a cheap meal will hurt LA more that these people in office obviously realize.

  1884. jenna phillips signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Who doesn’t love street taco’s

  1885. amber robison signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    will these people do something that is actually useful for a change?

  1886. Sam Vlahovich signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    the revolution will be served on a paper plate. viva la revolution!

  1887. Lisa Kidd signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    At least I’ve never gotten sick from a taco truck, unlike all the popular fast food joints out there.

  1888. Leilani Raranga signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Save the tacos!!!

  1889. Miriam signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    First the ice cream trucks gone from “posh” cities and now tacos??? When will it end? It’s ridiculous that restaurants complain about the “cheaper prices.” It’s called COMPETITION. If someone has a better deal than you, try to beat it! I will ALWAYS go to taco trucks and I hope to take my kids there as well :0)

  1890. jessica mash signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    i want my tacos

  1891. David Rosenberg signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    taco trucks are a quintessential LA experience. do not take away a small business dream for hundreds of people…

  1892. Louis Elfman signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    This whole thing is completely absurd. Who could possibly be against taco trucks?

  1893. Taeil signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Taco trucks are the shit

  1894. Beaux Mingus signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Why must this country all ways pick on the small business owner?

  1895. Tania Gomez signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Tacos 4 Life!

  1896. Andrea Rosenberger signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Do not destroy a vital part of Los Angeles culture!

  1897. Marianne O'Brien signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Taco Carts are an essential part of what makes LA great and should not be denied to people who love delicious, cheap food.

  1898. Ji Son signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    we support our taco trucks!

  1899. Lorena Castro signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    This is so silly! Why aren’t our representatives working on the real problems our city faces? (i.e. inadequate schools for our children, among others) Why attack the ethnic entrepreneurs? Taco trucks are part of L.A.’s culture. It is absurd to pass such a law. I am disgusted.

  1900. Oscar Zisman signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Ah, my mainstay. Whenever abroad, I crave the perfectly prepared, lime and cilantro covered, juicy, satisfying, cheap and most of all delicious tacos bursting forth from their trucks in an explosion of delectable meat and tortillas. As sure my heart beats, my mouth salivates at just the thought of the 4-wheeled taquerías. Throughout history, no mobile food has ever been more celebrated. The greedy, corrupted officials that infest our city government as surely as the roaches infest the brick and mortar taco shops of East LA need to be sought out and held accountable for this most heinous act. Viva el taco!

  1901. Nicole signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    This law is rediculous! Have to move every hour not only takes away consumer food choices, but causes the small business to incur high costs through gas, and having to drive so often cannot be a good thing LA’s air.

  1902. glenn d riggs jr signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    stop th ban

  1903. Joseph Farruggia signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    It’s a travesty. Not only is it detrimental to the small business owner in a time of recession, it would eliminate a cultural gathering place, and inexpensive food choice.

  1904. Sal Hamme signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    please, i believe we have better things to do with our taxpayer dollars than to put taco truckers in jail!! Do you really think that cops have the time to actively pursue and enforce this proposed law instead of looking for REAL criminals? We love our taco trucks and will continue to give them our business. I GUARANTEE IT!!

  1905. Catherine Brobeck signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    This is ridiculous. Save the taco trucks!

  1906. Alejandro signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    I love taco trucks and think it works best when they don’t have to move every hour. How ridiculous of a law.

  1907. Sandra Leonard signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Taco trucks fulfill a need in many residential and commercial areas by providing reasonably priced food for construction workers and others.

  1908. Stacy Brossart signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    I’ve moved temporarily to the Bay Area, but one of the aspects of LA that I dream about (and that makes me want to return post haste) is the taco trucks. We all know the best Mexican food is made in taco trucks, and great Mexican food is one of the best attributes of the city.

  1909. Camille Hunter signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Taco trucks have better food, better prices, and better hours than many others restaurants. Please save them!

  1910. Jeff Mora signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

  1911. Stephanie signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Finally, a worthy cause.

  1912. Caroline Thompson signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    viva los tacos!

  1913. Kim Anderson signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Taco trucks are a significant part of the LA’s cultutal fabric. These mom/pop/brother/sister businesses derserve our respect and gratitude. They help feed Angelenos on a limited budget and those who just want to eat good food. Banning taco trucks is bad practice and bad politics. Save the Taco Trucks!!

  1914. marc tuters signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    the lifeblood of the east side.

  1915. Luke Sarvis signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    i do miss the taco trucks even the ones in Dallas weren’t as good

  1916. holly chang signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    leave the taco truck owners alone and let them be.

  1917. Anna signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Taco trucks offer real food to people without the time or money for a sit-down meal. Take away the trucks, and odds are they won’t stop in at a restaurant, they’ll just eat a lousier lunch.

  1918. Lindsey Poss signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Long Live Taco Trucks!!!!

  1919. Edward Jiongco signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    viva la taco trucks!

  1920. samuel signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    omg-no they didn’t.

  1921. Miguel Ruelas signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    I’m from Modesto aka Taco Truck Capital of the NorCal, so I’m familiar with the arguments against taco trucks.

    Like someone above posted, taco trucks are part of the fabric and culture of California and should be left alone.

    Where else can one get a complete meal on the go for less than $4 (depending on the location).

    Leave the hard working people alone y que chinge su madre el que no le guste!

  1922. doug mclaughlin signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    I can’t live without my Leo’s

  1923. Corazon Rios signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Don’t do it, guys…

  1924. CISCO signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    I remember all the great items our local taco truck had during highschool. i still go back and get a breakfast burrito everyonce in a while. how dare you try to take that from us?

  1925. Jonathan Burk signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    I try and eat at a taco truck every time I’m in LA and it would be a tragedy to lose them. Leave our carne asada amigos alone!

  1926. Dale Strumpell signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Taco trucks make an important contribution to LA’s diverse culture. As they are often family-run businesses, we should support and encourage these grass-roots business people. Tacos trucks provide an inexpensive alternative for lower-income families that cannot afford fancy restaurant prices. There is plenty of business for both brick & mortar restaurants as well as Taco Trucks. Save the Taco Trucks!!

  1927. Sarah Garza signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    I need my taco trucks!!!

  1928. Susan Salinas signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    L.A is not L.A w/out the taco trucks. C’mon!

  1929. Tanya signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Leave the taco trucks alone! Tacos are the opposite of fear.

  1930. Bradley Watkins signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Why would you want to strip the fun out of the streets? LA is so expensive and the taco trucks are a great alternative. They are usually open late at night when all the other stores are closed d anyway.

  1931. Anna Acosta signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Save our taco trucks!!

  1932. Ernesto signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    This is symbolic part of our culture here in LA and all of So Cal. We live in a diverse community that shares many influences from all parts of the globe. With that said and being so near to the border it would be absurd to ban taco trucks! Dont they have anything better to do?!!

  1933. Evan Gramis signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Sonia, Rambo, Leo and Fred are part of Occidental’s culture. Not to mention we might starve without them! Taco trucks are not only great food but an important part of our culture, don’t let them fall to the wayside. It is establishments like these that make Los Angeles unique and very tasty!

  1934. Marc Lyons signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    New Orleans did the same thing. Save em in LA!

  1935. A Munoz signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    WE have other problems in LA- GET TO WORK!
    Leave the tacos ALONE

  1936. Dirk Schmalstieg signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    We need our neighborhood taco trucks! I don’t like Chinese food…

  1937. Mr. Price signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Looks like someone is getting paid under the table for some law changing. Deal with the REAL problems….not the poor hard working people in those trucks

  1938. Monica Palms signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Please deal with more important issues, like daily MURDERS, our sschool problems. Please open your eyes

  1939. T Sasaki signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Taco trucks are LA!
    NY has Hot Dog vendors we have our Taco vendors.
    This is symbolic part of our culture here in LA and all of So Cal

  1940. Megan Sonderleiter signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Keep the taco trucks!

  1941. A.J. Cruz signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Stop trying to take the culture away from Los Angeles.

    These guys are just trying to make a living like the rest of us.

  1942. Rosanne Futch signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    This is outrageous! Keep the taco trucks around, we need ‘em.

  1943. Adam Cicciarella signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Me likey los tacos

  1944. Warren Wan signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Taco trucks are the best thing about LA late night food culture. Do NOT do this to them!!!

  1945. Edna Robles signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Taco truck owners are just trying to get by, like everyone else. The help feed hungry students or those who just want a quick bite to eat. What is wrong with that! Politicians should instead focus on more important issues!

  1946. Brian Silva signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    save taco trucks!

  1947. Edna Robles signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Taco truck owners are just trying to get by, like everyone else. They help feed hungry students or those who just want a quick bite to eat. What is wrong with that! Politicians should instead focus on more important issues!

  1948. David Kincheloe signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    I agree that Carne Asada is not a crime, especially served from stands and trucks in the street. What’s a crime is McDonald’s — horrible tasting, over-priced and unhealthy. Viva la Carne!

  1949. Colleen L. Morgan signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  1950. Jaquelyn Franquez signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    En serio? I mean seriously there are so many other issues and problems to be taken care of, tacos just doesn’t seem like it should be one of their priorities

  1951. Catherine signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    save the taco trucks! viva la carne! :)

  1952. Dr. Joe signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Gloria, Do you have no shame? Creating such a bill and sending people to jail for not moving their taco trucks is an insulting way to spend L.A. tax dollars. Get some vision and promote the great things in L.A. These trucks create a sense of community and offer wonderful authentic Mexican cooking. Your “Brick & Mortar” …..unforturnately describes the menus at many restaurants and the fast food places you are unfairly promoting.

  1953. Per Jacobsson signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Save the tacos.

  1954. cynthia kulikov signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    I am a native Los Angeles citizen who’s family is from Russia, but my grandfather was born in Mexico. Which makes me…so proud to have been born in Montebello, have lived downtown before all the development, and deeply vested in our unique LA culture. Let the taco trucks be! They are the best example of free enterprise - as a foodie and food writer, I have my favorites and will drive from EVERYWHERE when I get the craving, because I know they will deliver…WITH a smile! So LA…Please PLEASE let them be. Thank you!!!

  1955. Anthony Durazzo signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    taco trucks are as much a part of Los Angeles as the Hollywood sign. what the hell people?

  1956. Sarah Lancaster signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Save the taco trucks! This new law is ridiculous! Leave the working (wo)man alone, and focus on what LA really needs.

  1957. Kevin Chon signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    DUDE without Taco trucks… LA would come to a HALT!!!
    work efficiency would tumble and children would go hungry! why are we wasting our tax money on things like this when there are much more rampant issues in los angeles such as illegal dumping and graffiti….

  1958. Keith Armstrong signed,

    on April 24th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    I have one of these damn things waking me up every morning while new condos go up across the street. But it has become my routine. Good breakfast burritos too!

  1959. Denis signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 12:11 am

    My full support to all petitioners and taco lovers from a fellow Frenchman.

  1960. Daniel Tures signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 12:31 am

    I love taco trucks! Don’t screw them over!

  1961. George Tseng signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 1:33 am

    Please keep the taco trucks on the streets. The are a part of Los Angeles’ culture.

    Thank you.

  1962. Paulina Chow signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 2:24 am

    While I can appreciate that the situation puts County Supervisors in a difficult situation, the types of restrictions you are considering effectively INTERFERES WITH CONSUMER CHOICE. it is nonsense for restauranteurs to suggest that taco trucks have an unfair advantage b/c they can drive to customers (they do not drive to any individual customers, customers ultimately go to them!).

    Taco trucks REPRESENT AN ALTERNATIVE, and create diversity in the market.

    They are also an ESSENTIAL AND WELL-LOVED PART OF LA CULTURE. I love them, but that did not mean that taco trucks compromised my going to restaurants - I think there’s a huge segment of the taco truck crowd that just eat out alot in general so GETTING RID OF THEM WILL NOT RESULT in filling up those empty seats in the restaurants mentioned in the LA Times article.

    I will be VERY DISAPPOINTED if County Supervisors institute these restrictions - LIMITING PARKING TIMES WILL ALSO GUARANTEE THAT PEOPLE WORKING AND LIVING IN UNDER-SERVICED AREAS HAVE LESS OPTIONS.

    It will also HURT CONSUMERS (ALL consumers, not just on the lower end of the tax brackets) who are under a crunch as it is - WHY INSTITUTE NEW MARKET PRESSURES AT A TIME WHEN THE ECONOMY IS STRUGGLING - how ridiculous!

    Finally, TACO TRUCKS CREATE JOBS and more importantly OPEN UP A PATHWAY TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP. These are microbusinesses that SUPPORT FAMILIES, anyone who has the gumption to start a SMALL BUSINESS NEEDS SUPPORT.

    LA County Supervisors:
    KEEP CONSUMER OPTIONS OPEN!
    SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS!
    PROTECT LA CULTURE!
    LET US HAVE ALTERNATIVES!

  1963. Steve Huey signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 2:25 am

    Please stop trying to ruin the city.

  1964. Dana Clasby signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 5:44 am

    LA WOULD NOT BE THE SAME!

  1965. Mary Lou Guzman signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 6:35 am

    Long Live LA and our taco trucks and I’m a vegetarian at that.

  1966. Sara Urakawa signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 6:53 am

    Stop discrimination and save our taco trucks! If you want to get rid of nuisances, then focus on ice cream trucks!

  1967. Brian Trudell signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 8:04 am

    Do not destroy Los Angeles culture.

    The trucks must stay in business.

  1968. Jennifer Dohr signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 8:04 am

    How can anyone, in good conscience and especially in these economic times, allow small, family-run (and delicious) businesses to go under?

  1969. Melissa Ballantine signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 8:24 am

    i heart taco trucks.

  1970. david m. signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 8:26 am

    if taco trucks are banned, may the lord have NO mercy on the souls of those responsible.

  1971. Christine Romero signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 8:35 am

    I hope all of these efforts work!

  1972. sean garcia signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 8:44 am

    please… we need the taco trucks! los angeles cuisine!

  1973. Foster Ryan signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Don’t destroy one of the cultural treasures of Los Angeles!

  1974. Laura S. signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 9:03 am

    I need my 2am BRC. Save the trucks.

  1975. Lesley Moon signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Let’s not be so cruel to the taco trucks.

  1976. Jim Burton signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Not only in Los Angeles, but also in Detroit. I look forward to eating at my favorite Taco Truck

  1977. Jonathan Budisantoso signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 9:52 am

    I find pride in seeing my local taco truck in my neighborhood.

  1978. C. Latino signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 9:59 am

    This is unjust.

  1979. Nate Smith signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 10:03 am

    How about if we let the free market sort this one out? Angelenos are more than capable of deciding where they want to eat.

  1980. Patty Castellanos signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Taco trucks are part of our culture!

  1981. Carlos Malacon signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 10:17 am

    impossible

  1982. Sunil Hall signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Why are Taco Truck owners being attacked for being successful? They are a part of the Los Angeles landscape and should be left alone! The low cost, high quality food they provide is a service to the community as well.

  1983. Claudia Galicia signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 10:24 am

    My fave is tacos El Flaco off 3rd by the 60 fwy.
    it makes me sad when I go there and don’t find the truck

  1984. Patrick Ross signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 10:30 am

    This sure looks like special-interest lobbying at its worst. Save our taco trucks — jewels of LA culture — or vote the bastards out. They do not have the public’s interests at heart.

  1985. Paul Salinas signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 10:33 am

    I’ll take 2 of asada 1 of Pollo to go!!!!

  1986. sarah rosenberg signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 10:39 am

    C’mon.Leave them trucks be! Must you take everything?Leave a girl a taco truck.Seriously.

  1987. Jason Neuman signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Free the Taco trucks!


  1988. on April 25th, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Keep the trucks alive!

  1989. Karin Mak signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 11:08 am

    keep trucks alive

  1990. Cyrus Farivar signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Viva los taco trucks!

  1991. Sylvia Morales signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Fairfax and California in Pasadena- great tacos!

  1992. Leila signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 11:29 am

    The taco truck in Pasadena is one of the first things I did when I got back from living away for a 1 year. My heart would break if it was gone. Don’t touch the taco man!!!!!

  1993. William Laine signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Yet another example of how our society fails to recognize the important and essential contributions of working class labor. Taco trucks feed tens of thousands of hard working people that would otherwise overwhelm local restraunts. Restraunt owners claim taco trucks are hurting their business? Then they should try serving delicious and affordable food, ready to go!

  1994. Chris Lawson signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Gloria Molina sucks. Why do people like Molina try to make this city a difficult place enjoy? Leave the trucks alone.

  1995. stevie signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Ay de mi, I need those tacos!!

  1996. Alicia signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 11:57 am

    This is a ridiculous law that seriously undermines the great culture and diversity of Los Angeles.

    Clearly, the idiots who passed this law have never eaten a taco before.

  1997. Heidi signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    I love tacos.

  1998. Karl signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Rambo Tacos por vida

  1999. Owen signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    We need those taco trucks!!

  2000. Rachel Ward signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    How will I find my favorite truck if it always has to move?!?!
    these lawmakers are clearly not in favor of culture or food.

  2001. David Lor signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Long live the taco truck!

  2002. Kendall Klein signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Keep the TACO Trucks!!!!!!!!

  2003. Corey O'Malley signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    It wouldn’t be LA without taco trucks!

  2004. Tommy Keswick signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    How can they think this is a good idea?

  2005. James Hill signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Taco trucks are legal business owners. Please allow them the same considerations as others.

  2006. freda harris signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Whoever is behind this atrocity should be fired.

  2007. Shiva Darbandi signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Do we really need to waste time passing this legislation and enforcing it when there are so many other important issues to be dealing with?

  2008. alyssa hori signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    <3 taco trucks

  2009. norma martinez signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    I only get a 10 min. lunch break, now what do I do?

  2010. Adam Herrera signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    WE NEED THE TACOS TRUCKS!!!

  2011. Devin Snell signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Please save the tacomobiles! Less stringent restrictions please!

  2012. Katherine Guevarra signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    First bacon wrapped hot dogs, now taco trucks? Stop the madness! Taco trucks are one of the things that makes our community so unique and great. Completely getting rid of them risk the livelihood of many honest people. It would be a grave mistake if this goes through.

  2013. Monique signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Save taco trucks!

  2014. Jan D. signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Let my Taco Trucks go!

  2015. Kristina Westra signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Hi,

    Please re-think this legislation. The Taco truck is part of out daily lives and is a wonderful thing for those of us who might not have much time to leave the office for lunch. Plus it’s nice to be able to have a meal like I would cook at home for a fair price.

    This is the only livelyhood for some people and doing this would hurt so many families. I deeply urge you to reconsider this law.

    Thank you,

    -Kristina Westra

  2016. Manolo Blahnko signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    taco trucks are part of contemporary L.A. culture and landscape. much like the bacon wrapped hotdog carts.
    keep’em

  2017. Deborah signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Keep the Taco Trucks!
    Silly to waste our tax dollars on such nonsense! There are many other pressing issues that LA faces. How about take this time and energy and start rebuilding the neighborhoods that house our Taco Trucks! Consider helping our city flourish!

  2018. Richard Perez signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    I really don’t understand the issue. It’s great food, and a good way for people to make a living.
    Stop over legislating our lives!!!

    Richard Perez

  2019. maly o signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Please Save the Taco Trucks!

  2020. Christopher Ryder signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    There are thousands of important issues that need focusing on. Taking away the livelyhood of taco truck owners is not one of them. I see no legitimate reason to spend time or money focusing on shutting down taco trucks. If you don’t like them, don’t eat at them.

  2021. Gian-mical signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Long live our tacos!

  2022. Steven Kidder signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    i love tacos

  2023. Rick Escamilla signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    adelante!!!

  2024. eddie nunez signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    viva los tacos!

  2025. Alexis Orgera signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Taco. Taco.

  2026. Erin Mills signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    How bout you government types focus on the REAL issues at hand such as: the broken and corrupt welfare system, balancing the budget with the billions of tax dollars we give you (we have to live within a budget…why don’t you?), and how about, uh, I don’t know…CRIME, maybe?

    Leave the frickin taco trucks alone, and stop over-legislating everything already!! Get back to the work we HIRED you to do!!

  2027. Lynn Flandera signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    si se puede

  2028. Amanda Ornelas signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Taco Trucks are awesome and SUPER important to the working class around the neighborhoods. Would you rather have people eating fast food crap instead of tacos with fresh ingredients?

  2029. Braden Dick signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks! Open The Meadow!

  2030. mark signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    this is just another expected disappointment that the county, city and state like to serve their citizens.

  2031. Michelle Fromme signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Loyalty is rare and humans are loyal to their taco trucks. It is a life necessity to know where your taco truck resides.

  2032. Mark signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Dude, leave the taco trucks alone and focus on crime like freeway shootings and drunk drivers!

  2033. Stefan Wrobel signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Taco Trucks are part of what makes LA what it is!

  2034. Jason Ramos signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Pull up a milk crate and squeeze a lime. Support your local taco truck.


  2035. on April 25th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Where are the urban poor supposed to eat? Wolfgang Puck? Give me taco trucks or don’t give me anything at all.

  2036. Marivel Ramon signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Please focus on real issues and leave our taco trucks alone getting rid of them would be a disservice to the hard working people of our communities.


  2037. on April 25th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    From Gloria Molina’s official Bio: “Accustomed to hard work since childhood, Molina understood from a young age that many people do not have advantages and that eliminating unfair barriers is the best way to ensure equal opportunity. To this end, Molina is committed to fighting for working families.”
    So Taqueros don’t work, have families, and deserve equal opportunities? Or is there just not enough room for eastside Taco trucks to co-exist with all the Starbucks she has planned for the East Side? LEAVE TACO TRUCKS ALONE! Say no to whitewashing LA!

  2038. M Bryant signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Keep taco trucks alive and well!
    Long live the taco in LA!

  2039. Stan Ruiz signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    I grew up with a taco truck within a block’s distance at all times. All grown up now, I am fortunate enough to live within a few blocks of several taco trucks (Leo’s, La Estrella, Rambos) and it’s great to include them in the diverse arsenal of food options that is Los Angeles!

    I do not want to imagine a Los Angeles without taco trucks.

  2040. Jason Kaplan signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    I’m am shocked and outraged by this legislation which hardly represents the will of the people. The damage this will do to our communities, its valued small business owners, and the people they serve is unconscionable. Shame on you, Gloria Molina.

  2041. Tita Ortega signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    I vote in every election, local and national. Leave the taco trucks alone, please.

  2042. Yasmine Dominguez-Whitehead signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Leave our street vendors alone!

  2043. George Davis signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    We love the taco trucks!

  2044. Jessica Morelli signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    I think there are bigger fish to fry in Los Angeles than trying to set regulations on street vendors. Why don’t you worry about bigger issues. We love our street food it adds culture to our city and creates income for many people. LEAVE LEO’S TACOS ALONE! please.

  2045. Alejandra De la Cruz signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!

  2046. Samantha Oberg signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    We claim that America is a melting pot for cultures that California in particular is THE melting pot. What are we saying when we remove the taco truck? That we only like soffisticated culture? Whats next banning 7-11 ? Where would we be without real asada and breakfast burritos? what if they promise no more trans fat???

  2047. Liz Hansen signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    I support my local vendors and local culture, please allow the taco trucks to continue operating.

  2048. mario Orozco signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    I HOPE THEY DONT TAKE THAT AWAY. Gloria Molina WHO STARTED THIS IS A DISCRASE, YOU COULD QUOTE ME ON THAT .

  2049. Rodji signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS! We CAN DO IT!

  2050. Kate Wisda signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    This law was obviously passed without regard to L.A.’s cultural, social and economic state. Gloria Molina please don’t destroy the taco truck livelihood!

  2051. Anna Browne signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Save our taco trucks! The best tacos within miles of my house come from taco trucks, along with one of the most affordable meals a student could wish for!

  2052. albert gonzalez signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    i seriously lived off taco trucks for a while. i bartend and get ogff of work late. there are so few places left to get halfway decent food at a late hour

  2053. Monica Chavez signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Leave these people alone. There are other more pressing issues that require immediate attention. Try for instance banning production or at least sales of Genetically Modified Foods. Or figure out what to do about these ridiculous gas prices.

  2054. Emily Sudd signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    We like our taco trucks.

  2055. K. Thompson-Webb signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    What a bad idea. Support the trucks !

  2056. Max Webb signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    The city should be encouraging free enterprise. We need our tacos.

  2057. Victoria Patricio signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    I was born and raised in East LA, you can’t take something that iconic away from us. I always love coming home from college for the taco trucks, when I first moved away from East LA, I was shocked that there weren’t taco trucks everywhere

  2058. Sam LaRotta signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    save the taco, save the world

  2059. Shadab Sajid signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    I was an avid taco truck customer during my college days at Oxy. Not only did the taco trucks provide affordable eating options, but it also definitely promoted a sense of community among customers. Let the taco trucks roll!
    Shadab
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

  2060. Scott McLaughlin signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Gloria Molina es una hembra, camiones de taco para la vida, camiones de taco para la gente.


  2061. on April 25th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    I do not support banning taco trucks in any way. The easier it is for independent people to have a business in the city the better, especially when providing food. I support these small vendors infinitely more than fast food restaurants who are the only ones who will benefit from this.

    Do not ban the taco stand!!!

  2062. Victor Garate signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    I love the taco trucks. I also love the Mexican restaurants; it is hard to know what’s right. Bu then again the king taco restaurant is always packed so much that they have the restaurant and a king taco truck to accommodate all the customers. Maybe some of the lonely restaurants aren’t good… I’m still analyzing my position…

  2063. Brian Morse signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    This new rule is racist and classist.

  2064. Sharon Valenton signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    The Taco Truck is a “LA thing.” It’s part of our culture and our city. Don’t take it away from us.

  2065. Andrew Knighton signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    in tacos as in love, timing is everything - j gold

  2066. Brenda Andrade signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    This is BS, taco trucks should not be banded!

  2067. Senaida Morales signed,

    on April 25th, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    Taco trucks are the bomb! They don’t understand how delicioso they are…

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS PLEASE!

  2068. Karen signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Tacos, yum!

  2069. Dylan signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 12:55 am

    The best part about L.A. and the most delicious, don’t let it die!!! Salsa Roja for life!

  2070. William Tov signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 2:31 am

    Save our taco trucks!

  2071. Dwayne Baldridge signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 2:57 am

    Restaurants fail because of poor food, service or location. Taco trucks are not the issue. Competition is good for business as it drives everyone involved to a higher level. Those that can’t hack it go away, those that can, thrive. Attn: restaurant owners/operators: If you really want the Taco trucks off the street… out perform them!

  2072. Joseph Seong signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 3:27 am

    Without tacos, there is no Los Angeles

  2073. Tommy Kim signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 3:35 am

    Let’s keep our taco trucks!!!!!

  2074. Margo Young signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 4:24 am

    Taco trucks are an essential and beautiful part of the Los Angeles landscape.

  2075. jesse chavez signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 7:05 am

    First street vendors! Now Taco Trucks Who’s next?

  2076. Brynnar Swenson signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 7:38 am

    Taco!

  2077. gilbert hernandez signed signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 7:40 am

    Save the Taco Trucks!

  2078. Claudia signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Taco trucks are part of the cultural landscape.

  2079. Sarah Lang signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Keep up the good work!

  2080. felix danbold signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 9:28 am

    there is no legitimate reason not to allow taco trucks. in fact, we need more.

  2081. Green Figueroa signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 9:54 am

    the livelihood of the people running the taco trucks are at stake. we should support people trying to make a living for themselves.

  2082. erin drummond signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 10:19 am

    what else can i eat at 2am???

  2083. Teresa Larios signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Although their food may sometimes cause trouble, they are always around when you need them. And lets face it, you can get any type of food from a truck. Just let them be!

  2084. Shannon signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Save the fruit guys/girls too!!!

  2085. james wesley davidson signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Why do restaurant owners get a law tailored to their interests? Laws are supposed to be in the people’s interest, not the local Chamber of Commerce’s. And even a Martian anthropologist could tell that the people love taco trucks (otherwise there would be no reason for anyone to lobby for the law in the first place).

  2086. David T. Estrada signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Must our elected officials harass hard-working Americans? Hey Ms. Molina; we have a budget crisis in education, what are you doing to help solve that? The county has medical and trauma centers to fund, have you solved that? There are many other life/death critical issues you could devote your energies towards so please stop the hating of carne asada!

  2087. Stephen Gall signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Which stick-up-their-culo republican decided to target taco trucks? LA isn’t truly LA without it. It would be like taking down the hollywood sign…ridiculous…

  2088. Devin Anderson signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 11:29 am

    This is lame legislation.

  2089. Diego signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 11:33 am

    please…where else you gonna get affordable, bomb ass food…

  2090. Marina Liddle signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 11:37 am

    If not for trucks of tacos, my flip-flopped foot wouldn’t step upon your York. Molina, step off of your high burro and listen to las personas who got you up there in the first place. Que lastima!

  2091. Ligia-Elena Diaz signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 11:44 am

    These vendors have every right to conduct their business the way they have been for years. The carts/trucks/etc. are almost invariably owned by the people that work them and often times this is their only source of livelihood. To penalize individuals who make an honest living and who cannot afford the high cost (and risk) of opening a restaurant, simply for the benefit of those already established restaurants, is economic discrimination.

  2092. neil a signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 11:48 am

    dude i love leos

  2093. Patrick Keilty signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Save our taco trucks!

  2094. James Lee signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  2095. mary suarez signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    its not LA without the taco trucks!

  2096. victor signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    i like tacos

  2097. Isaac Speer signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Aren’t there better uses of taxpayer dollars than harassing taco trucks?

  2098. Melissa L. signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    taco <3

  2099. Rodney Ascher signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Taco Trucks are integral to LA street culture and should be protected but doing something to also protect the rights of brick and mortar restaurants is important too.

  2100. Louisa Van Leer signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Save the trucks!

  2101. Wendy signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Los Angeles is sure getting hostile to the working class and those who make an honest living.

    I eat at a catering truck at least two times a week. There’s no restaurants near my work so the Taco Trucks are a god-send.

    I think the Board of Supervisors have better things to focus on. As long as they are licensed and meeting the laws of parking (okay Taco Truck people, move them two feet every hour), then just LEAVE them ALONE!

  2102. Ellen Huang signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    taco

  2103. Jennifer Porter signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    tacos!

  2104. Jonah Olson signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    I Love La Estrella on York.

  2105. ngusum akofu signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Leave our favourite lunch providers alone. They need to thrive, we need to eat.

  2106. Al-Muataz Khalil signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    taco

  2107. Iggy signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Don’t take away my fruit stands!

  2108. Jamison Allen signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Save the Trucks!

  2109. Phil Hess signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Truly, a ridiculous proposal to criminalize taco vendors and label the workers “peddlers” just to back corporate interests. Disgusting. Save the taco trucks.

  2110. jim cannam signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    i am a canadian trucker who reluctantly goes to la sometimes not to be unkind i think the size speed pollution noise heat and culture are very like hell only with palmtrees the only oasis of human warmth courtesy and good food i can park near are the taco trucks

  2111. Lisa Porter signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    The taco trucks are the best part of LA!

  2112. tfitz signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Keep York York

  2113. Robin Cheves signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Come on people. I’m tired of little government trying to shut down little business’. It’s not a competition! Keep your democrat noses out of business and private lives! Allow people to make a living. Don’t you have bigger and better things to worry about???

  2114. David signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Keep going guys even though we don’t get taco trucks in the UK. Keep Going. Government Sucks :)

  2115. Eric Leiderman signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Great stand on 4th and the 5 Freeway exit…

  2116. Brendan Vannie signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Saying ‘yes’ to common sense. Long live the taco trucks!

  2117. Jim Walker signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    cant do this, the only way to get food when making deleveries tobusiness through out la county

  2118. Ivan DelSol signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    the taco trucks are part of LA culture. Yum.

  2119. Elsa Duarte Noboa signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Why pick on the people who work hard to make a living while satisfying the public??? Go after the real problems in LA!

  2120. Kenji Matsumoto signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Growing up part of life in LA, I have viewed Taco trucks as a significant part of unique LA culture and image. Please save the trucks!!

  2121. Allie Robbins signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Keep the trucks!

  2122. Luis Salazar signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Let them stay.

  2123. William Swaim signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Toco trucks rule

  2124. Tom Sherman signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    On Foothill Blvd near Paxton in Pacoima, where my business is located, there used to be three different taco trucks to choose from most all day long. Cheap and good, all of them. Then the entire street was made a no parking zone. This not only shut down the taco trucks, but made parking difficult for the employees of the businesses in the area. Ostensibly this was done because some idiot hit a parked taco truck. As the streets department saw it, the problem was with the parked vehicle, not the one that ran into it. Now Molina and the council see the same thing. I guess they get more tax money from the stores than from the trucks. Whatever happened to the free market?

  2125. Moustafa Ghazal signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Taco

  2126. julia bartos signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Aren’t there bigger social ills our public leaders could be addressing?

  2127. Carlos Santos signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    L.A. - many problems there, last time I saw it; gangs, drugs, violence. And they are worried about taco trucks???

  2128. Miss Beatrixx signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Stop trying to keep the little guy down.

  2129. Abby Rutherford signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    What a total waste of taxpayer time and money . . .

  2130. sergio santos signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    The people that would be affected by this are in the thousands. Consider this, each truck provides employment for at least three people, multiply that by the hundreds or thousands of taco trucks in L.A and add these peoples families to that equation and you’ve go a serious economic issue on your hands.

  2131. Cyndi Davis signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    There’s has to be another way ” to create a better and more livable community” without taking away people’s livelihood.

  2132. Aliza Goldsmith signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    This would affect so many people, and such a great number would love their livelihood. Our economy is already in a recession, let’s not take away more people’s jobs!

  2133. jenny liang signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Taco trucks are harmless, adored by their patrons and beneficial to the community. Please focus your attention elsewhere.

  2134. Gilda Rodriguez signed,

    on April 26th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    ¡Tacos al pastor!

  2135. Talia Lawrence signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 12:18 am

    Please focus your efforts towards something more worthwhile than imposing limitations on these trucks that not only provide us with delicious food, but are the means of survival for the venders.

  2136. Sylvia signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 12:35 am

    This is dreadful and needs to change.

  2137. Christopher Hillen signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 12:36 am

    Los Angeles, please rethink the imposition of such draconian rules on taco trucks, and shift the focus on taco trucks to things that will truely improve the communities serviced by these trucks, such as reducing crime, and improving the overall quality of life for the citizens of Los Angeles…trying to force taco trucks out of business is not the way to go about accomplishing this task of making life better for your cities fine citizens.

  2138. Matthew Dwyer signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 12:41 am

    Taco trucks are an intricate part of the culture of Los Angeles. It is inherent to a neighborhoods character as well a distraction for people who have been drinking to take some time, eat and get their composure before hitting the road after a night of drinking. the Taco truck is an undeniable part of LA culture as important to our city as the hot dog cart or pizza stand in NYC.

  2139. Emma Gallegos signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 2:03 am

    For the employees, for the customers, for the city.

  2140. chuck bradford signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 2:31 am

    I eat off these down on the waterfront all the time. They are good people providing a service to us dockworkers when were hungry and don’t have the time to leave for lunch. Lets keep ‘em around and keep up fed.

  2141. Precious Aryee signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 3:30 am

    Leave the taco trucks alone! They are a unique aspect of Los Angeles culture.

  2142. julia snyder signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 3:31 am

    i know a loooot of construction guys who live off these trucks, what are they supposed to do if they don’t feel like packing their lunch??!

    and the people who work in them are working hard to make a living to feed their own families. this is such an unamerican law to enact. it is a waste of taxpayer money, and i for one do NOT support it. what is next, no more hot dog carts in NY? or worse still, no more bacon wrapped hot dog vendors outside my favorite bars & clubs at 2am??!?! once this goes into effect, who knows what they’ll do next… Save the taco trucks and END FASCISM!!! (ok that might be a stretch.)

  2143. Tim Haserjian signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 3:44 am

    This is ridiculous. How can they think that its only ok to serve food from a building but not a mobile vehicle?

  2144. Matt Moorcones signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 7:31 am

    When I first moved here I thought that taco trucks were one of the greatest parts of California culture. They don’t do anything but serve good food and unless they are causing a health hazard or violence, then why the hell should they have to deal with outrageous government.

  2145. Jonathan Litt signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 9:40 am

    This new law is nothing more than dirty back-room politics and must be repealed. Signed!

  2146. Christina Bakalis signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 10:00 am

    -

  2147. Josephine Pineda signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 10:06 am

    This law is unfair in all respects of the word

  2148. Jesse signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 10:21 am

    taco trucks for ever

  2149. Emily Huber signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Taco trucks contribute to the vibrant culinary culture of Los Angeles.

  2150. zaina alwan signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Taco trucks are great and a different option to fast food. Healthier then McDonalds for sure. I eat at taco trucks around the los angeles area at least three times per week. I will fight to keep them around. As a native angeleno i will be devastated to see them go away. Let them stay!!!!

  2151. Valerie Krasny signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 11:07 am

    yum. tacos.

  2152. Alexandra Rutherford signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Leave the taco trucks alone. Isn’t there a more productive use of time and tax dollars?

  2153. Erick vicious signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Man they just want to mess with us dont they, finding new places to change and destroy our culture. Why do they care if its not their community its ours and we like it the way it is. Theirs nothing like a lunch truck on a summer afternoon enjoying the breeze,pluse factory workers needs them on their lunch time when they only got 30 minutes.

  2154. Lacy signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 11:49 am

    I would hate to lose track of where my taco truck has gone!! How am I supposed to find my fav truck when I’m drunk at 2 am? Craziness… Not only that, If there is a line around the block and the hour is up for this parked taco truck, are they just supposed to pick up and leave?!

    p.s. Sinaloa is the BEST (oakland)

  2155. Rebecca Lincoln signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Craziness. I was carjacked last year… why oh why are we wasting time on this when violent crime runs rampant through our city??

  2156. Frederic J Phaneuf signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    a Starbucks opened in East Los Angeles in March, and a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and a Quiznos sandwich shop. You call that progress. You’re pimpin’ for the Man.

  2157. Marcie Santos signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    This is so ridiculous! Our lazy leaders cracking down on law abiding citizens because they know that good people will comply with their laws and pay their fines. Why risk danger and do work looking for criminals when honest, hard working people are just sitting there, ripe for the picking. It’s organized crime with a badge. Pathetic.

  2158. Robert R Ryel signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Viva los Tacos!

  2159. Juan C. Alarcon signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    You guys are just aiming at all mexicans right now!!! First no license, then you went on and no more spanish teaching here, then you started to deport alot of them for no reason now this!!! for all of you politics out there try anything but remember there is more mexicans here than politics so you weigh out the outcome!!!

  2160. Jessica Tang signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    save the taco trucks!

  2161. Pete Marinucci signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Carne Asada is not a crime! As a New Yorker, and a visitor to Los Angeles, I understand the importance of taco trucks and other street vendors to the vitality and preservation of a community. Enacting and enforcing these new restrictions would not only put hundreds or even thousands of Angelenos out of work, but would harm the vitality of the city itself! Instead, focus on drug pushers and muggers, and leave our dinner alone!

  2162. nel Ryan signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Outrageous and unfair, this piece of proposed legislation stinks. Save the taco trucks!!

  2163. J Waldman signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    This is madness.

  2164. Linde Brady signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Save the trucks!

  2165. Tucker Johnson signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Bill Tell is the man!

  2166. Gregory Douglas signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Don’t we have bigger problems to deal with than taco trucks? Let’s spend our time and money on real problems! Like the person above said, lets’ focus on muggers and drugs.

  2167. Jason Wrubell signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    I would hate to see this part of the city’s character undone by needles regulation. Good luck!

  2168. scott neil signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    this is an absolutely outrageous proposal. shame on Molina!

  2169. Tom Kemeny signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Save the trucks!

  2170. Amanda Sheely signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    This is unconscionable.

  2171. Kushal Hall signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    The trucks are a part of LA culture

  2172. jessie signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    we need their food.

  2173. gabe signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Save LA!

  2174. Suzanne Green signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Hey, Amigos, bring your taco trucks up to the Bay Area where we love and appreciate them! “A chicken in every pot” is fine but a taco truck on every corner is a must!

  2175. olivia kelly signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    save one of the last great landmarks of la– taco trucks!

  2176. Natalie Arriola signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Save the trucks!!

  2177. Robert Meneshian signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Gots to have my tacos!!!

  2178. Jennifer Lucky signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    considering the lack of healthy food options for many communities, especially low-income and communities of color, these vendors play an important role in providing nutritious food to the people who can benefit from it.
    It’s hard to understand, with all of the high priority concerns in our huge city, how the taco truck vendors have been chosen as a negative target. I hope you will reconsider your actions and protect the valuable taco truck vendors of LA.

  2179. Noz Tolentino signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    If they’re gone, where are we gonna eat at 2 in the morning???

  2180. Elizabeth Villasenor signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Save the Trucks! I want my al pastor!

  2181. A. C. signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    This is just another tactic that the republicans are using to undermine the part of America that really does believe in working hard and supporting itself. That if you work hard and excel at what you do,that you can earn a living and feed your family. These vendors aren’t jobless people feeding off of welfare, they’re hardworking respectable people. So stop letting these republicans push us down. Furthermore, if businesses think that Taco trucks decrease their sales, then why not boycott those businesses? Oh and also, it’d be wonderful if some taco trucks could drive by the Caltech campus. That’d be great…

  2182. Josh Park signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Absolutely ridiculous. Yet another republican move in favor of big business. Why attempt to screw over those attempting to make an honest living?

  2183. Zack Purnajo signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Stop with the ridiculous $1000 fine. It doesn’t accomplish anything aside from showing LA District’s incompetency in making sane laws and regulations.

  2184. acomment signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    These taco trucks are legitimate businesses…. this is ridiculous

  2185. mayra signed,

    on April 27th, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    do the people that are selling drugs by my house have to move every hour too? or is it just the people that are having an honest living the screw ones?

  2186. Khue Pham signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 12:26 am

    save the trucks

  2187. Erik signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 12:32 am

    This is a travesty.

  2188. June Jewell signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 1:15 am

    Has she never eaten off one? She just has no idea.

  2189. annie signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 3:48 am

    why would they want to ban taco trucks? it’s just food. how ridiculous is that? might as well ban cigarettes, alcohol, medicinal drugs etc while they’re at it. i live overseas so i’m not too familiar with the whole controversy but tacos is one of my fave food and im heading to LA from australia this july.

  2190. Shawn signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 5:36 am

    This is bull $#!+

  2191. kevin lathrop signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 7:25 am

    I love the taco truck don’t mess with them

  2192. Dee Smith signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 8:16 am

    Hey, the Des Moines,Iowa City Council is trying to pull the same stunt. They think the taco trucks detract from the beauty of the city. Never mind that the trucks are parked in an area of used cars lots and run down buildings. If anything, the cool art work on the trucks improves the view. Good luck in your fight and wish us the same.

  2193. Natilee Harren signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 8:21 am

    If taco trucks are so popular with Angelenos, why not find a way to make them work better within the city’s infrastructure rather than to eliminate them? Here is a place were citizens and city could both benefit. Isn’t it the City Council’s job to make LA better for Angelenos? And if taco trucks are outperforming restaurants, then that says something about taco trucks that maybe ailing restaurants should consider closely.

  2194. brian janeczko signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 8:29 am

    As a recent transplant, one of my favorite spots to hit while giving friends tours of the city is a taco truck. Its a vital part of experiencing LA, something I don’t think anyone should be deprived of. For anyone who hasn’t been, the truck on Fig and Meridian in Highland Park, in my eyes, is the best. Pastor is amazing.

  2195. George Rutherford signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 8:55 am

    ¡Arriba los camiones! ¡Abajo los supervisores!

  2196. Martha Mitchell signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Let the taco trucks stay!

  2197. George Rutherford signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 9:14 am

    ¡Arriba las loncheras!

  2198. George William Myers signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 9:30 am

    give eats a chance! save the taco trucks!

  2199. Ionut Popescu signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 9:30 am

    wtf dude.

  2200. Traci Anne signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Ridiculous - keep our trucks!!!

  2201. muffy bolding signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 9:48 am

    viva la carne asada!

    xoxo

  2202. Rorie Overby signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 9:54 am

    More taco trucks, less taco bell!

  2203. Albert Page signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 10:16 am

    LA has a lack of culture to begin with… don’t take away more of it.

  2204. Kristin Withers signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 10:17 am

    First you took away my cart dog, don’t you dare take away my taco!

  2205. Samantha signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Our brothers in arms, fight the good fight!

  2206. Gonzi Merchan signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Taco trucks are a unique part of Los Angeles food culture, they should be supported not attacked.

  2207. LINDA LUNA signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 10:24 am

    keep our taco trucks,where will we go to get our tacos when we are in the mood to eat a late night snack

  2208. Ricardo Penaloza signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 10:28 am

    I agree L.A. needs more culture and a government that encourages and works with it, not more regulation.

  2209. Amanda signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Please keep em, love them!!

  2210. A. Laureano signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 10:44 am

    This is part of LA culture, is great food and these people work hard for the money. The tradition should be allowed to continue and they should be allowed to survive! …I’m hungry, where’s that truck?

  2211. Annie signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Allow people to earn a living! Leave our taco trucks alone!

  2212. Justin McMillan signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Leave the trucks alone!!! It is such an integral part of what makes LA, LA! It’s always such a treat to get a good taco al pastor with convenience.

    Long live the taco trucks!

  2213. Brian signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Dejales en paz!

  2214. Sarah Jo Marks signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 11:06 am

    We love our Taco Trucks! This is the livelihood of and dinner for many Angelenos! How could we eliminate that?

  2215. Eric Mills signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Mobile food for a mobile culture.

  2216. Sarah K. signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Don’t take away one of the original flavors of LA!

  2217. Mike Harvkey signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Viva la Taco Trucks!

  2218. Chris Oliver signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Taco Trucks are an important part of Los Angeles culture, and present oppotunities for struggling entrepeneurs. Please don’t attack small business in this way.

  2219. Arman S signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Why is this even a question? Whoever started this initiative needs to be fired-

  2220. JUSTINE KESSLER signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    WE NEEEEED THE TACOS.

  2221. tandahouse signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    how will my son know what a real carne asada burrito tastes like? save the trucks!

  2222. Evan signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Taco trucks bring Angelenos together. This law attacks small businesses and benefits restaurant owners–many of whom no doubt started out with a taco truck!

  2223. trang le signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    this is ridiculous..it’s part of LA and this is particularly classist..I’m sure we have bigger issues in LA to work on e.g. crime, gas prices, cost of living, education etc

  2224. Jeff Chai signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    The taco truck is an integral part of LA’s identity.

  2225. adrian signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    street vendors can be seen in cultures throughout the world, why not here!

  2226. Francisco Martinez signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    These trucks and their offerings are part of what make the Los Angeles experience unique. They are also a Very welcome alternative to the fast food jungle we’d otherwise be left with. Do Not punish these entrepreneurs in an already dismal economy. Instead, consider legislation that might actually benefit our community.

  2227. Nolan Ortiz signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    I support the small business entrepreneurs that are taco trucks! They earn their money and contribute positively to our city! Keep them alive!

  2228. Selena Ma signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    i love lengua!

  2229. Anne Rutherford signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Ridiculous! Save the tacos!

  2230. Fred Chu signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Help save the taco trucks!

  2231. joanna signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    gotta save leo’s taco truck for all my friends

  2232. Al Brocca signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    I need Taco Zone, If it was gone I’d cry.

  2233. Evelina Shahumian signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Save our taco trucks!

  2234. Frida Carreon signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    approve fair laws

  2235. Daniel Davis signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Don’t punish good competition

  2236. Diana del Rio signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Just doing my part.

  2237. D Kelemer signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Why are they always trying to screw with the little guy? These Taco Trucks are an integral part of LA culture. Why doesn’t the County go spend their time protecting the citizens from the big corporations and fat cats whose decisions behind closed doors actually adversely impact our lives. These hard working street vendors are only contributing to our society.
    I guess the county would rather we all eat toxic fast food manufactured in other parts of the world rather than freshly made (mostly local) food made by Angelinos. This is clearly some sort of regressive tax on the poor and working class.

    Hey Ms. Molina… why don’t you try and re institute the POLL TAX while you are at it!!!

  2238. Mike Jones signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Al Pastor is not a crime either

  2239. Andrew Spotts signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Making the trucks move hourly is absurd.

  2240. Plex Lowery signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    This shouldn’t even BE an issue! *sigh*

  2241. deryke signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    no taco shall be denied in this fair city.

  2242. Kamren Curiel signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Taco trucks have rights just like every other business in LA; there’s is just on wheels and we all know gas is expensive enough!

  2243. Erica Erichstad signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Save tacos!

  2244. tannaz signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Dos tacos de asada y una horchata, por favor!

  2245. scott sterling signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Ms. Molina needs to get a clue. The trucks allow someone to operate a business with very low overhead and provide cheap food to thousands.

  2246. Jason Roderick Donaldson signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    45-luv.

  2247. Steve graines signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Protect mobile pastor

  2248. Max Lesser signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    please.

  2249. gillian chung signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    i heart taco trucks!

  2250. Melanie Levin signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Ms. Molina - Please spend your energies addressing what your citizens REALLY need and want: public transportation relief, public park space, health services, community building. In the meantime, keep your laws off my taco!

  2251. Yvette signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Dear Gloria Molina, stand by your people! Apparently you love tacos.

    Pambazo’s & huaraches on Breed & Ceasr Chavez must be saved!

  2252. steve adler signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    please save the trucks

  2253. Matthew McKelligon signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Gee, let’s make LA more and more boring… Pretty soon we’ll have about the same identity as Oklahoma City or Fresno.

  2254. Chad Snyder signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Taco trucks have been one of the best experiences to see in California. The small business owner making a living for themself. Why would you want to get ride of this?

  2255. Margaret Hayes signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Please don’t punish mobile eateries for providing a service Angelenos love. We don’t need more coffee chains and cookie cutter blocks of businesses. Long live the taco truck!

  2256. Jeff Clark signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Let’s keep them in L.A.!

  2257. Veronica Orozco signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Help the little guys!

  2258. Pernel Blackhurst signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  2259. rebecca signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    NY has pizza; LA has taco trucks. let’s keep it that way.

  2260. Rosemary Thi signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    The trucks are a trademark of LA.

  2261. Mike Shimpock signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    This violence against taco trucks will not stand.

  2262. Kristie Fung signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    worry about clogged freeways and less about our trucks.

  2263. Billie signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    I gotta haz tako trukz!

  2264. David Vazquez signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Taco trucks are a lifestyle. Viva Carne Asada!

  2265. Sergio Salinas signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Focus on more important things Gloria, taco trucks are here to stay!

  2266. Nicole Arneson signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    I <3 carnitas tacos… please don’t take them away!

  2267. Alicia M Pereyda signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    I love the taco truck in Pasadena on Fair Oaks :( i dont want it to go

  2268. Javier Jauregui signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    How do you expect people to move up the latter and become food franchise owners. If this law was in effect in the 70’s you would have no KING TACO. Store owners complaining about taco trucks need to realize that they are only hurting their fellow man who is struggling to reach the point they themselves once had.

    Besides that, Al Pastor never tastes as good as it does freshly cut off the pole.

  2269. Nancy Zbylut signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Save tacos, burritos !!!

  2270. Alex Alanus signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Gas is it expencive to have to chace a taco truck ever hour.

  2271. Valeria Astorga signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Taco Trucks para siempre!

  2272. Brad Locker signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Why skirt around the issue? This is a racist law, being pursued by folks that think Acapulco makes really great enchiladas. I will support out taco trucks for life and will similarly rally against those supporting the legislation.

  2273. Kim Canfield signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Why is local spending time (and money) on something like this? Ridiculous!

  2274. Paul Harrison signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    They’re trying to appease the people who own the strip malls who complain about the taco trucks not having to pay rent for their locations.

    I love tacos too much to let this happen.

  2275. Damian Carroll signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Yum! Keep your hands off my al pastor!

  2276. K Ramsay signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Mommie likie tacos!!!

  2277. Dan signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Viva Carnitas! Viva Taco Trucks!

  2278. A Schneider signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Glorias email:

    molina@bos.lacounty.gov

  2279. Ursula Coffey signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    I am disgusted. There is a real need for these trucks, plus–these guys need to survive! I wonder what fat cat benefits by driving these folks out of business…

  2280. Omar Shamout signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    These trucks provide an affordable and convenient food solution for customers who would otherwise have to go to Jack in the Box for their late night meals. Why should local businesses like these be punished? Shouldn’t they be encouraged? Perhaps the city can come to some sort of compromise by establishing “truck zones” where the vendors are allowed to park and bring carne asada flavored joy to the community.

  2281. jessica w signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    oh the pains of Council legislation……

  2282. ellen webber signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    first the bacon, now the tacos.

  2283. Charlotte Lapsansky signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    quality food for affordable prices is a public health issue - a better option than fast food chains that provide food in the same price category. and it supports local business!

  2284. Christina signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    causing no harm…let them be!
    mmm lataco

  2285. Sarah & Kyle Holster signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    We had a taco truck at our wedding! SAVE THE TRUCKS!

  2286. James McCown signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Keep your filthy bureaucratic paws off my tacos you damned dirty corporate controlled apes !!

  2287. Patricia Rotunno signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Imagine the chaos that will be caused by taco trucks having to pack up each hr and move to a new spot. Their devoted customers will be driving around as frantically as lost children trying to find their mommies when they pull up to the usual corner and find that their perfect taco has eluded them. Taco Trucks are an integral part of the Los Angeles landscape. In a city that has long been critizised for its lack of cohesiveness, the taco truck stands out as a point of connection; a destination where participants of all classes, races, and lingustic abilities are joining together and breaking “bread”. The Taco Truck is an Icon, an Institution as American and Democratic as any mid-western coffee shop lunch counter. Los Angelinos need Taco Trucks the way New Yorkers need their Hot Dog carts. Its part of our identity. Part of the daily poetry of our lives.

  2288. Ricardo Ortega signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS> !!!
    This is Discrimination, by County/City Officials.

  2289. Claudia signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    What’s wrong with you people!!!!
    haven’t you ever eaten at a taco truck??
    Oh soo YUMMY…

  2290. Kyle Pfister signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    You’ll have to take my taco truck from my cold dead hand

  2291. Jeremy Bowditch signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    in solidarity with my al pastor brethren in unincorporated LAC

  2292. Katie Somfleth signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Viva la Taco Van!

  2293. Michael Bauer signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Who doesn’t like tacos?

  2294. Matt Pierce signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    taco trucks are one of the best things about living here.

  2295. Zenaida Perez signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Tacos for LIFE!

  2296. Glenn Miles signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Making a taco truck move, is a clear violation of the freedom of religion. The city will soon enough learn the error of its ways. The law rings too clear of a collusion between the merchants and the city council. The logic is too thin and the real issues will emerge to make council appear even more stupid.

  2297. Sharon Meiselman signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Advice to LA supervisors: fewer crazy pills, more tacos!

  2298. Oscar Ramirez signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    WHATTTT! This is a disaster!

  2299. Omar "dos de suadero" Bustos signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    give me tacos or give me death!

  2300. Risa L signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Do you not have any thing else to do????
    Get to work

  2301. Lisa M. signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    How many families would this affect?
    How would they feed their children. 1000.00 fine???
    YOU should be fined

  2302. Linda Sabian signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Leave the TACO vendors alone, did you NOT get comped the last time you ate there Gloria?

  2303. lee silf signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    This is an unjustified attack on small entrepreneurs. How did these other great companies get started

  2304. DAVID MANNING signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    COME ON ARE YOU SERIOUS?
    tHERE ARE SO MANY ISSUES IN LA, WHY THIS.

  2305. Renee DeBevoise signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Leave the taco truck vendors alone!

  2306. Sarah Walzer signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    love love love the taco trucks!;…)

  2307. Alex Hudson signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Leave the Taco trucks alone. It is hard enough to make a dollar these days. Why crack down on people trying to make an honest dollar?

  2308. Linda signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Save the taco trucks! They’ve been feeding me for years!

  2309. Joshua Evans signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Taco trucks provide quality cuisine at reasonable prices. Will you outlaw our fruit carts next!? Boo on you, Molina.

  2310. Chad Folse signed,

    on April 28th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    LA is a bastion of diversity and oportunity. This seems measure seems to work against those very things that make it a great city.

  2311. Jules signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:24 am

    What will we eat when we get out of the dance clubs? KEEP our Taco Trucks!! PUHHHLEASE!!

  2312. Mike signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Just get the 14,000 together,
    and rotate spots with each other…….
    organized chaos.


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