Sign The Petition – Page 2

Ξ April 29th, 2008 | → 1,953 Signatures | ∇ Uncategorized |

Due to extremely high volume, we have had to expand the petition to a second page. Sign below and join the over 2300 other supporters!

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 This new law needs to be repealed!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. on April 29th, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    i cant believe someone that is for and from la Raza will come up with such a Law…
    there are people that eat tacos to survive, and people work making them to make a living.

  2. thalia ferreira signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    this law must be repealed!… these are practically the best places to get good mexican food (especially late at night) how will we find the trucks if they have to keep moving every hour???!!! part of the charm is knowing where the good ones are parked. there are other solutions… such as requiring letter grades and inspections… please focus on bigger issues instead of picking on hard working people….

  3. Hernan Cortes signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    GM = La Chingada Malinche


  4. on April 29th, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    save the taco trucks!!

  5. Rosemary Loftis signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Largo vive el camión del taco!!!

  6. Trisha Cole signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Save the taco trucks! They are part of our culture-and sustain many, many of us!!!


  7. on April 29th, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Taco trucks allow our economy to meet the needs of different communities across the southland. KEEP the masa flowing!

  8. Richard Nakano signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    I’ll give up my taco, when they pry it out of my cold, dead hand…..¡Viva los taqueros!

  9. Carl Ferry signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Ridiculous.

  10. Sarah Hodges signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    save the taco trucks!

  11. Nat Gunter signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    You can’t legislate culture…this is America after all.

  12. Cecilia Vargas signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Tortas ahojadas, Tejuino, Tacos, Burritos is all part of a growing culture no matter what they “supervisors”, try to do to get support from entrepenuers and their vote. We will stay strong and fight it.

  13. Jessica Martinez signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Stay Strong!!!

  14. Elina Shatkin signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    save our taco trucks!!

  15. Liang Yu signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Save the taco trucks! This poorly crafted piece of legislation needs to be repealed or rewritten to take into account the best interests of all parties involved, and not just those of the brick and mortar restaurants.

  16. Dorian Quispe signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    My taco truck will never die!

  17. John Rospenda signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Long live TTs!

  18. sophia d'auria signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    taco trucks kept me alive for 10 years.

  19. Erin signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Long live the taco truck.

  20. andrea martinez signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    viva la taco!

  21. soila chimoltrufia signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Quiero Taco Truck.

  22. deryke signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    BTW: fuck gloria molina.

  23. Jennifer Garcia signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    come on now!

  24. keewee signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    band them they only give us the shits and bad service!

  25. Gabriel Gonzalez signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    You know gloria molina has ate at a taco truck!

  26. jessica a signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    there’s got to be something better to worry about

  27. matt johnson signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    taco trucks are not bringing down l.a. … go fight the real problems

  28. Mario Sanchez signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Soy frijolero and since L.A is no where close to being like Tijuana and i am not about to spend $100.00 just to drive out there bad enough we have Bush in the white house. Viva LOS FRIJOLEROS Y LOS TACEROS… DOWN WITH THIS WHITE WASHED BEANER… How bout shutting down one or two Starbucks and replacing them with a Taco stop….

  29. ayal hagay signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    i never thought i would refer the quote. “fight for your rights” to taco trucks. wow, how times are changing! nows i gotta fight for this AND the legalization of ganja.

  30. ALICIA RAYGOZA signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    HOW CAN SOMEONE WITHA MEXICAN NAME LIKE GLORIAMOLINA WANT TO TAKE PART OF OUR HERITAGE AWAY,BECUASE HSE IS NOT A TRUE MEXICANA SHE IS WHITE WASH AND AN EMBARESMENT TO ALL LATINAS YOUNG AND OLD.

  31. YVETTE QUIMIRO signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    ME AND MY SISTER LOVE OUR TACO TRUCK. WE SEE OUR FRIENDS THERE AND THE FAMILY IS THERE AS WELL. THEY ARE PART OF WHAT MY GRANDPARENTS AND MY PARENTS HAVE TAUGHT ME THIS IS WERE WE COME FROM. DOWN WITH GLORIA MOLINA WANA BE MEXICAN

  32. Peter Dinh signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    I likes tacos :>

  33. Stephanie Wong signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Please reconsider this issue and save an important part of California culture.

  34. Sean Mananquil signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    This makes no sense.

  35. James Mc signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Making legislation to keep the trucks sanitary is one thing but to penalize them for trying to make a living is horrible and stupid! There are countless restaurants that got their start in those trucks and have become a thriving part of this city. If the cops have the time to give out tickets to hard working people instead of fighting real crime, we have a problem in this city!!!! Molina find something important to get behind. I am sure your constituents did not support you in the hopes of riding the city of “The Great Burrito Truck Infestation!”

  36. lina santamaria signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    save the tacotrucks please

  37. Rose Winer signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    I love taco trucks!!!!!

  38. reyes garcia signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    this is hard working people trying to make a living…

  39. yanet carranza signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    we want tacos !!!!!!

  40. liz bolanos signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    save the taco trucks!!!

  41. charlie duz signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    save the taco truck!!!

  42. Amelia Arsenault signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Seriously!

  43. JOSE AVILA signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    BANNING TACO TRUCKS WOULD BE ANOTHER ECONOMIC DETRIMENT TO HARD WORKING MINORITIES…REGULATION WOULD BE A BETTER IDEA. GLORIA MOLINA DOES NOT UNDERSTAND THE WORKING CLASS, IF SHE DID, THIS WOULD NOT BE AN ISSUE. ENTREPRENEURSHIP BY USING A TACO TRUCK TO EXPAND TO FURTHER RESTAURANTS IS THE BASIS OF THE “AMERICAN DREAM”…CAPITALISM ON TERMS EVERYONE CAN UNDERSTAND AND ENJOY.

  44. Jairo Delgado signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Save the Taco Truck!
    Where else am i going to go for late authentic tacos? Taco Bell? SHUT TACO BELL DOWN!!! DISGRACE TO MEXICAN FOOD

  45. Andie Martinez signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    I have been frequenting the same taco truck with my best friends for over a decade now. Our local taco truck (Fred’s truck on Colorado and Eagle Rock Blvd.) has become a part of our life and we have developed a wonderful friendship with it’s owner.

    I believe that this ordinance would not only be detrimental to the hard working people who provide our city a great service, but would also be detrimental to our culture in Los Angeles.

  46. Kevin Spangler signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    this is the stupidest law ever. well, maybe not ever…but its up there. take my tacos away and there will be HELL to pay! mark my words….

  47. Austin Beer signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    First thing i do every time i come back from college is get a lengua taco from the first taco truck i see. i will not trust a tale of a good taco/sopas/burrito if it doesn’t come from a truck. Resist the state as they attempt to manufacture their ideal of cuisine!

  48. Emma De Leon signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    What!!!!Hell No they must be crazy SAVE THE TACO TRUCK!!!Been going to Freds Taco Truck since the 80’s

  49. Jaylyne Matus signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    I LOVE TACOS <3
    I THINK NO WAIT I KNOW THIS IS SO FAR THE STUPIDEST BILL EVERY PASSED WHAT HAS THE TACO MAN EVER DO TO YOU? THEY NEED TO MAKE MONEY IF U DO PASS THIS BILL U WILL LEAVE HUNDREDS NO WAIT THOUSANDS OF FAMILES HOMELESS. THOSE TACOS ARE THE BOMB THANKS AND DO NOT PASS THE BILL!!

  50. traci i signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    save the tacos and the trucks that sell them!!!

  51. ruby signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    I dont think its fair for the people who work so hard to get what ever they can for their children and to fees them, to pay the bills etc. They make a living and if other people can work in what ever they want then y cant these people its not fair at all!!!

  52. Pedro Ruiz signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Hundreds of people make a living out of taco trucks if this is done it will be devastating for them and their families. Knowing that this work is not a delinquency it is unfair that this new law will make the people break the law just for working.If selling tacos is unlawful. Then Is it wrong to work? If there are fines then the law will be getting money out of delinquency because the taco trucks will not be moving every hour. All of this is very unfair! Gloria Molina should be more considerate of the situation.

  53. Fatima Ramirez signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    The taco trucks have been here for a very long time and “Molina” does not see that by putting up that racist law there will be alot more people getting into financial problems wich may cause hundreds or thousands of familys to suffer from this law…….
    it is racist and unhuman to take away the jobs from hard working people that are only tring to make a living to support their family.

    PLEASE DONT PASS THIS BILL

  54. scott salem signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS

  55. RALPH RAMIREZ signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    KEEP the masa flowing
    KEEP THE SHRIMP SIZZLING
    KEEP THE CEVICHE FISHY

  56. HOWARD CANO signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    CAN YOU SAY Malinche

  57. ROBIN OCONNOR signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    THIS IS CALIFORNIA CULTURA
    PLEASE GIVE ME A BREAK GLORIA, DO YOUR JOB, NOT THIS PASS THE TIME SHIT

  58. JACKIE GUERRO signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    DEAL WITH REAL ISSUES
    SCHOOLS
    DAILY MURDERS
    IMMIGRATION
    POLICE VIOLENCE
    STARVING CHILDREN

  59. Raul Ortega signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Thanks to all the supporters of our Taco Trucks, I Hope this will Help to put that law away, and let us keep our taco trucks working. If not I automatically
    going to be A “CRIMINAL”. Instead of a hard working
    guy. THANKS TO LA SENORA MOLINA.

  60. Athena signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    This IS a real issue. Countless jobs, access to affordable food, a sub-economy within already under privileged/served communities, if this isn’t a symptom of some of the larger issues that need to be addressed, I’d like to know what is!

  61. Barbara signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    This is ridiculous…Obviously Gloria Molina doesn’t know what it is too work hard to support a family..I remember my parents taking us to Fred’s Taco truck as kids..I continue to support his business til this day w/ my own family..SAVE THE TACO TRUCK!!!!

  62. Tina Shull signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Tacos make all the economic, cultural and delectable sense in the world. And this is a symptom of much larger issues and should not be ignored.

  63. Jason Martinez signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    This is quite a shame. Taco Trucks a part of the beautiful mosaic of Los Angeles. The character and pride that goes into these families who make delicious food for the paying public is immeasurable. I thank them and the least I owe them is signing this petition. Shame on the lawmakers who wrote this bill. QUE VIVA LOS TACO TRUCKS!!!

  64. Allynde Joseph signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    The endless mission of politicos to extinguish the entrepreneurial spirit that made this country must be challenged by the people whom actually work hard and raise their families to perpetuate this country.

  65. Michael Thomas signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    They do stuff like this because they believe that the voters have SHORT MEMORIES.

    We need to make it clear that we will not forget these petty laws (that amount to taxes on the poorest business people in the County) when it comes time to vote.

    Ms. Molina, you might want to start checking the classifieds now.

  66. sandra signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Ms. Molina as someone whom you represent i would appreciate that you listen to my opinion. The taco trucks are more than just vendors but they have become part of our wonderful Mexican culture. Please do not make the mistake of having the taco trucks move every hour because vendors struggle to make these taco trucks succesful. If you do plan to implement such law it is like taking away their rightful oppotunity to make a living. Please as a citizen of the county you represent I am asking that you represent your people will.

  67. Jenna Thomas signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    They tax the food they buy, the vehicles they drive, their gas, and their earnings. Don’t they have enough of their money already?

  68. Sandra Almaraz signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Not the taco stands, why the little people…!

  69. Danielle signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Please consider the issues around moving each hour for these businesses. It will be difficult and very problematic.

  70. Nancy Gutierrez signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    leave the taco trucks alone, they’re not causing any harm.

  71. Daniel Sanchez signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Me gusta comer tacos a las 3:00am, despues de mis tocadas da bastante hambre son los unicos que estan abiertos ha esa hora!!! NEBLINA SUPPORTS TACO TRUCKS!! KEEP ROCKING!!!

  72. Colleen Sharkey signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    This is a prime example of government at its worst. Remember, Gloria, you are making decisions that affect working peoples’ lives and vitality.

  73. Alejandro Vargas signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Viva El Tejuinazo!! We Are one of the catering trucks that are infected by this virus, this prohibition is unconstitutional and unjust, This law is a Lil Pregnant, that cannot be., either your pregnant or not pregnant, you cannot be a lil pregnant, state Law says that catering trucks are able to sell, but this local laws are being enforce as a local prohibition which is Unconstitutional…Soon to be repeal… Sign BY Alejandro Vargas EL TEJUINAZO

  74. Alvaro Vargas signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Im an employee of a catering truck I cant believe there taking away my job. I need them Help Us please! Repeal this law and take Gloria Molina to the sink and let her smell the soap i guess she needs a little more work because obviously she is bored at her job and making dumb laws that affect honest working people like me. Repeal this prohibition!! Now!!!

  75. danielle t signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    i think this bill is atrocious. i have friends that rely on this income and it would be detremental to their household.

  76. Pablito Vargas signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    “Recession, Recession haven’t you noticed. Depression, Depression haven’t you felt it, Oppression, oppression haven’t you taste it. Let our people rise from these forms of unjust, unfair disgusting prohibitions.” -Pablito Vargas Q Jr.

  77. Luisa Quinonez signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    “The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws. ”
    – Tacitus

  78. Jerri Allyn signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Please allow the TACO TRUCKS to stay in the various neighborhoods they frequent. They provide delicious food, there are far more of them in club nighttime spots that do not conflict with other restaurants as the trucks are the only game in town. This is the kind of business that makes LA unique – Taco Bell food tastes like plastic.

    Sincerely,
    Jerri Allyn
    jerriallyn@ca.rr.com

  79. Kristoffer Mendoza signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    I LOVE TACOS SAVE THE TACOS PLZ.

  80. Kristoffer Mendoza signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Dont take my precious tacos away from me plz.

  81. juan torres signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    THIS LAW WILL AFFECT THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA . THIS IS AN UNFAIR LAW WHICH IS BYESTE TO THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY. PLEASE RECONSIDER THE LAW.

  82. anthony signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    I feel that it is wrong to make hard working people move their business every hour. They have as much right to have their business where they decide to have it. They have as much right as the restaurants do to have their business there.

  83. cristina pineda signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    as a political science student i know that this is unjust in unfair. As we live in a capitalist nation which promotes competition by abolishing these samll businesses they are taking away these citizens’ constitutional rights. WE know that you,GLoria molina, have done alot for our community but keep in mind that the voters will remember this legislation during voting day.

  84. JESUs Barajas signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    ITS not cool at all..let them make their money and be happy

  85. Paulette Ulloa signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    This is wrong, they are working hard to get money, like my mom would say “pa’ comprar los frijoles” and we all came to this country to work for the money, taco trucks are not doing a harm to the people so this is wrong to do. they should have either a spot or let them stayr for 2-4 hours.

  86. Ed K. signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  87. Marco A Castaneda signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Its funny huh! how u see this lady Mrs Gloria Molina doing to our taco trucks but yet ( como se le ase agua la boca a la supervisora) any ways supposeably the establishments get mad because they take a lot of there customers its not there fault that they make better food!!

  88. Danny signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    save my tacos!


  89. on April 29th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    tacos tacos!

  90. Gigi Vanegas signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    i love tacos!

    they can’t do this to them!

  91. John Lundburg signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    sigh…… save my tacos!

  92. beth mcclung signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    taco trucks are yummy in my tummy and they don’t take all my money.

  93. yu kito signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    party in my tummy

  94. claudia signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Tacos for my twin and I <3

  95. dysani rucker signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    wooo taco!

  96. jovanna signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    fo sho me and twiin are gonna have a party that night and eat tacos till they are coming outta our ears

    HOORAY for tacos!

  97. jovanna G signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    fo sho me and twiin are gonna have a party that night and eat tacos till they are coming outta our ears

    HOORAY for tacos!

  98. ANGELICA VASQUEZ signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    WE LOVE MEXICAN FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  99. Amy signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    go taco man :p

  100. Derek signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    save our taco trucks

  101. Belinda signed,

    on April 29th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    What would LA be like without taco trucks??? Definitely Not the same…SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!!

  102. Richard Blackhurst signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:43 am

    Tacos are LA!

  103. Griselda Hernandez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:00 am

    I think tacos from a lunck truck are the best!!!!My husband works in one of them (tacos el gavilan), and let me tell you, they are the best tacos Ive ever tasted. My family and i have been going to the same spot since i was 6 and I am now 22. They are authentic mexican tacos, the meet is fresh, the salsa is the bomb! Any how, I just want to say that removing the taco trucks in east L.A is the worst thing the city can do. Taco trucks is what makes EAST L.A. They should instead focus in other major issues, rather than taking away humble people’s jobs!!!

  104. Francisco Nava signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:24 am

    I GOT TO EAT!

  105. George Galvez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:08 am

    It is with great disappointment towards are city and county officials that I said that our tax money is being used for such non-sense. While the real crimes and issues that truly affect the life of residents is left a side and are never talked about. Shame on you Public officials! Shame on YOU! Please use my tax dollars in something non- absurd.

  106. Steven Vance signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:10 am

    Yay, tacos! Keep the city fun!

  107. Ann Bowles signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:12 am

    More taco trucks in Beverly Hills

  108. Jay Joynes signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:13 am

    To put it simply, good food and successful business equals happy public. By the way…did you know umm…there’s a bit of a war going on at the moment…also…umm…we’re plummetting into a recession. But of course, I’m sure that was all taken into consideration while the decision to put a smack down on tacos was put into effect…right?

  109. Matthew Lenning signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:13 am

    don’t forget to tip your taco truck drivers!

  110. Emily Aragon signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:14 am

    Selling Tacos should not be a crime!!!!

  111. Merrianne Fermanian signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:27 am

    I’m going on a strike! I will only eat food that comes from a truck parked illegally on the side of the road.

  112. Herschel Brown signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:29 am

    This is the most lame action the city could ever take.
    Save the taco trucks

  113. Janet Murray signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:30 am

    Save our favorite eateries!!

  114. Anne Foley signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:33 am

    We all love tacos!

  115. Jeff Evans signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:34 am

    Laws suck!

  116. Matthew Gasteier signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:51 am

    Don’t destroy L.A. culture!

  117. Mike signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:53 am

    Somehow, I bet Chipotle is behind this.

  118. Andrew Waller signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:00 am

    Keep the trucks alive!

  119. Maricela Flores signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:01 am

    Save our taco trucks,these people are making an honest living this is not a crime!!

  120. Jeanette Escalante signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:02 am

    SAVE our trucks!

  121. Corine signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:03 am

    This isn’t right!!

  122. Mary signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:06 am

    Is it a crime to make an honest living??

  123. Ted Alvarez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Ted signed,
    on April 30, 2008 @ 8:07 am.

    “Not without my Taco’s!”

  124. Fatima Tinajero signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:12 am

    Save our taco trucks!

  125. Joanna signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:13 am

    Help our fellow taco man!!

  126. Arleen signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:13 am

    I love me some tacos…I’m on the carne asada diet

  127. Juan signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:14 am

    save our TACOS!!!!

  128. Manny signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:15 am

    Tacos are not a crime!

  129. Steve Flores signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Taco trucks are the best tacos, with workers making an honest living instead of trying to run out these trucks the city should focus on bigger issues that need to be addressed!!!

  130. Claudia signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:18 am

    I love tacos…yum yum!

  131. Maria signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:19 am

    SAVE our TACOS!!!!!!!

  132. Nancy signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:19 am

    Tacos are awesome!!!!

  133. Lucy signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:21 am

    I love my tacos!!!

  134. Louie signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Help our fellow taco workers.

  135. Reid Black signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Me gusta!

  136. Jenny signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Don’t take away our tacos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  137. Paul signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:25 am

    This is what our city council worries about? I guess the crime, traffic, and foreclosures have been taken care of.

  138. José signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Yo ni como tacos pero no me gusta la idea que quieran controlar a los taqueros de esta manera. ¿Qué pasó con la libertad en buestro país?

  139. Anton signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Leave the taco trucks alone!

  140. Patti DeWig signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:54 am

    These are hardworking people who are trying to make a living. They are not receiving aid as others do, but trying to make an honest living for themselves and their families. To penalize them for this does not make sense.

  141. Hanh signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:58 am

    I’m a big supporter of street food, especially the homemade authentic kind. Taco goodness must not be denied!

  142. Melissa Bales signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:59 am

    Surely the L.A. Board of Supervisors has more pressing matters to attend to than discriminating against the taco trucks in our communities!

  143. kathryn green signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:11 am

    Please keep the Taco Truck! It is a vital part of our community1 Listen to the voice of the masses and honor our requests!

  144. Andrew Stubinski signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Let the men do their work keeping us fed! Don’t eliminate this slice of local flavor.


  145. on April 30th, 2008 at 9:14 am

    You can’t take away the bloodline of our community!!!

  146. lorena fuentes signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Taco trucks forever!

  147. Vanessa signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Instead of worring so much about people trying to make a living the right way they should worry about getting the poor homeless of the street’s and the freakin cholos of the street’s. Not people who are doing something good.

  148. ROL signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Taco Trucks are an American Institution!!!!
    I can’t live without Tacos de lengua!!!

  149. Megan Lange signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Viva los taco trucks!

  150. Jorge T. signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Lets start a revolution! Support your local taco trucks!

  151. Reggie Rios signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:39 am

    I agree with Vanessa, let’s focus on crime in LA and allow these honest, hard working folks to earn a living.

  152. Dora signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:39 am

    On April 30th, 2008 at 9:38.

  153. DAHLIA BRACAMONTES signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:40 am

    thank you

  154. Julian A. signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Taco trucks are a lifeline for good cheap food, for all Angelenos!

  155. Kelly Anderson signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Let the people decide where they want to spend their money.

  156. Matt Evans signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Yo quiero tacos!

  157. Albert Montes signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:45 am

    I’ve found that taco truck food usually tastes better. Lets keep them.

  158. leslie peck signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:52 am

    This can not happen!

  159. Jose A. Gonzalez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Like Alex Diaz says “Make Tacos Not War.”

  160. Shay W. signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Persecuting the taco trucks which bring tasty cheap eats to Angelenos and tourists alike is senseless – save the taco trucks!

  161. Angelica G. V. signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Maybe the city council should vote on something more important, like water conservation, public transportation, or public safety.

  162. Lien Trinh signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:04 am

    this is absurd? why? removing taco trucks among other things is like removing culture in our communities. and like all others, i agree that if they want to crack down on something they should focus on the “real” problems of our communities instead of adding to it.

  163. Kevin Li signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:11 am

    I agree with everyone here that taco trucks are a vital part of the Los Angeles heritage and culture. NY has “dirty water” dogs, we have tacos.

    The city council should focus on more pressing issues (traffic, water conservation, etc.) and let these hard working vendors make a living & continue to provide an aspect of our LA “car culture.”

  164. Zoe signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:14 am

    I like tacos. I also like pie.

  165. David Park signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:16 am

    SAVE OUR TRUCKS!!!!

  166. Kate signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Kate loves ‘em tacos real good. Jesus loves me real good. Jesus loves ‘em tacos real good too.

  167. Jenna signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Viva los tacos!

  168. Eugenio A. Brambila signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Si se puede!

  169. Hannah signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Me gustan los tacos más que Jesus.

  170. Judi signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Very importantly, taco trucks also help keep us out of our cars by bringing food to us…saving gas, emissions, and TRAFFIC. You can’t eat more ‘local’ than a wonderful taco truck!

  171. Jacqueline signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Who doesn’t love them tacos? Together we can make a change :)

  172. Tim Richards signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:25 am

    This is one of those “protection”/oppression things, indeed.

  173. Helen signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:27 am

    I may be allergic to peanuts, but I can sure eat tacos. If I cannot get my daily dose of tacos I just may cry. In the words of Gir “I WANT TACOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS!!!”

  174. sofia gruskin signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:28 am

    i love tacos!!

  175. Erica Urrutia signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:33 am

    si se pueda!!!!!!

  176. Sandy signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:34 am

    wuachaloo!!!

  177. Hope Romanus signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Viva taco trucks!!

  178. Norma Jean Osorio signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:44 am

    oh hell no…

  179. Noah Laracy signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:46 am

    This Giulaniesque attempt to “clean-up” our city will not be tolerated. If Ms. Molina eliminates the taco trucks, I will “eliminate” her at the voting booth!

  180. Erica signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:53 am

    saving the world 1 taco at a time!

  181. Erica Cobian signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Another attempt at trying to keep us down!!!! SAVE THE TACOS!!!

  182. Julia Scott signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Save our trucks and preserve the source of many $5 Lincoln Lunches. http://www.insidesocal.com/bargain/2007/12/what_is_a_lincoln_lunch.html

  183. Jill Hoppe signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Good luck! Don’t want to say goodbye!

  184. Jordan Likover signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:56 am

    taco flavored kisses!

  185. Melissa Arellano signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Only place where you can always count on bomb tacos without having to drive to TJ!

  186. Sandra signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:58 am

    First the bacon hotdogs that you get after the club, now this! What is this world coming to?!?!?!

  187. Mariah signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:00 am

    be a “hero” and save our taco trucks!

  188. Caroline Sharp signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Taco Trucks are to LA like Hot Dog carts are to New York. Just ask a New Yorker what he would do if something like this were to happen in his town.

  189. Rachel Roske signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:05 am

    :)

  190. Brian Yoder signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:05 am

    I think that the government is getting a little confused about what its job is. They should be protecting businesses, not running them out of town like some kind of protection racket.

  191. Maria Villa signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:14 am

    I realy love the taco trucks and I go agaisnt this law. If resteurants go against it its because, they are jelous they sell more , but if they were to do better food people wouldn’t have to go to the taco trucks. So tell the restaurants to do a better job and that’s the soultion.

    Thank you ,
    Maira V.

  192. Martin signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Obama likes tacos too… Save the taco, vote Obama!!!

  193. Caleb Bacon signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:18 am

    !!

  194. shannon merit signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Save our taco trucks!!!!! We love them.

  195. jackie adams signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:21 am

    a fellow Texan need a taco truck to make yourself feel at home, plus what about the people that only get a short time for lunch and can only run to the truck. give a taco lover a break.

  196. Cesar Tello signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Tacos truck are the bomb, cant see why they want to get rid of them. There is a taco truck near where i live. SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS. we need them

  197. Krista Hernandez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Taco vendors are not the people we should be worrying about getting off the streets!!

  198. Jason Lee signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:26 am

    This must be the most absurd law ever passed. Repeal the law now.

  199. Roland Arenz signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Would you rather have people driving home drunk after a night on the town, or off the road eating a taco while they sober up?!

  200. Nicholas Arriaza signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Nicholas eats at mariscos toca truck in eagle rock

  201. meli collazo signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:35 am

    repeal the law we love the taco truck

  202. eileen yeager signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:37 am

    we love the taco truck it’s the spot to go late nite!! the one in wilmington is bomb!! :)

  203. Igor deMoura signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Vote Molina out of office ASAP!!!!!

  204. Christy Cormier signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:41 am

    These truck provide a valuable, cost-efficient service and delicious food.

  205. Alfredo Marquez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Seriously? How does anyone come up these restrictions? The city must be running so perfectly that they have time to come up with this nonesense.

  206. Ashley Mier signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Doesn’t LA have bigger things to worry about!!! Leave these hard working people alone.

  207. Aaron Hettler signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Bullshit. Don’t take my only source of food under 5 bucks away!

  208. Michelle Frier signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:43 am

    La city has so much more inmportant things they could be focusing on.. come on! Leave the taco truck alone!

  209. Michael Kaiser-Nyman signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Please don’t destroy these wonderful businesses!

  210. Tay W signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:49 am

    What would i miss the most: The hot greasy taco juice dripping down my arm or the smokey truck smell im my work shirt after a steak sammy at lunch? hmmm! Im down with Da Brown! Save the trucks. Viva La Loca!!!!

  211. Rick Ramirez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Taco trucks are convenient and affordable. If they weren’t a valuable service, they wouldn’t be in business. For some hard working people, all they could afford is eating from the taco truck. It’s just another example of how backwards our society is by hurting the people that need the help the most.

  212. Elana Mann signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Please stop this law from passing

  213. lindsay foster signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Taco trucks are super

  214. Traci Liley signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Taco truck food rules! (especially the one we frequent in Harbor City!) Save the small businessman! Let’s face the fact that taco truck people are too cool to go to stuffy, snotty restaurants in the first place. Everybody’s business is down..it’s called recession!!!! Blame Bush not taco trucks!

  215. Alex Kurihara signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:53 am

    i hope this works guys!

  216. Crystal Hand signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:53 am

    TACOS ARE DELICIOUS!

  217. Nico Laconic signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:53 am

    sds

  218. Carol signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:54 am

    save our taco trucks

  219. Rachel Lewis signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:55 am

    go taco trucks!

  220. Austin Dupuy signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:55 am

    I love Taco Trucks

  221. Roger Amaya signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:55 am

    leave the taco trucks alone!!!!!!!!!!!!

  222. carlin wing signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:55 am

    the taco trucks are the beating heart of los angeles. there are so few places people in this city actually interact with each other on the street as opposed to through car windows.
    don’t kill the taco trucks.

  223. Mike signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:56 am

    I believe that the taco trucks should be allowed to sell their producst without being harassed by the authorities.
    In conclusion i hope that the City can reconsider the future of the Taco Trucks.
    -mike

  224. Casey Garland signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:56 am

    me gusta tacos y burritos!!!!!!!!!!!!

  225. Caitlin Bartlett signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:57 am

    YEAH TACOS

  226. Ross McLain signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:57 am

    This is insane. We can’t let a bunch of bureaucrats with too much time on their hands (and too much lobbyist money IN their hands) take our taco trucks away.

  227. Daniel Alvarez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:58 am

    i lub tacos a loooooot dont let them tayk my tacos away from meeeee i love the meat and chez kind of taco plezzz dont take the tacos away from me they tayst good i

  228. Ronald Robotboy ManVersionOfChloe Sean Powell signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Throughout the years, my obssession with tacos has grown to a level, where I cannot go a day without biting into a delicious combination of flour and corn. The fact that I am a robot, in this human world, I try to assimilate to the society by eating these tacos. Furthermore, my android sister likes tacos as well. These trucks are a vital part of the robot society and androids worldwide will step up for this cause. Here is a poem I have composed for this purpose:

    The Taco

    I love tacos
    They are good
    They fill me up
    Even when I’m sad
    Which is most of the time
    Because I’m an android
    Vapid
    Androgenous
    Laconic
    And Metallic.

    Thank You Tacos

  229. Free Rice signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    need more names!

  230. robert estrada signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    My 8 yr old son would not make it two weeks without his tacos.

  231. John Havok signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    lets go taco trucks!

  232. ludovic schorno signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Save the tacos!!!! This is what makes LA rad.

  233. Annie Pham signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Stop trying to squeeze more money out of people who works hard for their money. Go after the big money guys, not the taco trucks.

  234. Anya Chodosh signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    good luck guys :)

  235. Ingrid Sydow signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Taco trucks must stay!

  236. Shelby Allen signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    LET TACO TRUCKS LIVE IN PEACE !

  237. Josh Blake signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    ya.

  238. Martin Orozco signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    taco trucks are the best .

  239. Daisy Hernandez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    we love tacos!!!!!!!!!

  240. Anthony Cruz signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Save the taco trucks! They feed me everyday.

  241. Juan Bermudez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Taco trucks HAVE to stay!!!!

  242. jimmy valdez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    save our taco trucks!!!
    its not a crime, we love them and they bring a little bit of our culture to us
    save them now!!

  243. Fred Reckling signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    We love taco trucks, there is a distinct culture surrounding them, and they are doing nothing wrong.

  244. pauline carino signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    save the taco trucks!!

  245. Bryan Sullivan signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    go tacos go! a huevo.

  246. tim huxford signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    save th taco truck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  247. Aaron Jacobs signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  248. andrew bernet signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    !viva the taco truck!

  249. DJ signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Taco trucks for life!!

  250. Mirella Rocha signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    LA wouldn’t be LA without our taco trucks!

  251. Shawn Williams signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    This is a travesty! Think of the taquitos!

  252. cEcy Q signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    THE TRUTH IS THAT TACOS MAKE ME FEEL GOOD ON MY SATURDAY MORNINGS AFTER A VERY LONG WEEK OF RUNNING AROUND FROM HOME TO WORK I HAVE NO TIME TO ENJOY MY TACOS! TACOS DE BIRRIA ARE THE BOMB IF THEY TAKE AWAY THE TACO TRUCK NEAR MY HOUSE WHERE WILL I GET MY TACOS ON SATURDAY MORNINGS IS WALKING DISTANCE AND UNDER $5.00 SAVE MY TACOS DE BIRRIA WHO WHO WILL MAKE THEM AS GOOD AS THEM. NO ONE!!

  253. Frank Rocha signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    THIS NOT COO.. WE NEED TACO TRUCK… CARNE ASADA FOR LIFE…

  254. Amanda Ross-Ho signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    Eliminating taco trucks will effectively eliminate an important part of LA’s identity!

  255. Paul Gillis signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    This is one of the most amazing aspects of Los Angeles culture! Its not just a place to get a bite, taco trucks are hubs of community.

  256. Carmen Rosas signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    taco trucks are a necessity, no other service providers want to fare the cost of operating late hours; plus tacos are always freshly made, with fresh veggies too, and some picante salsa…they are good for you and yummy!

  257. Stefany Ramirez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    I love DAVIDS tacos

  258. Jessica Salas signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    !Viva los taco trucks de Los Angeles!

  259. Patrick Vukovich signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    I couldn’t each lunch without one!

  260. nico signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    I am insulted that the Los Angeles is thinking about taking away a uniquely Los Angelean cultural artifact.

    Save the taco trucks!

  261. Deborah Samantha signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Banning Taco Trucks as a way to “clean up the city” is disgusting and racist. Taco Trucks are part of the Mexican Culture in LA. The restaurant owners are missing the point. We have the option to eat at the truck or in the restaurant. Removing people’s options so that they are forced to eat somewhere doesn’t seem like the democratic solution at all. It sounds like fear based tactics to keep the lower economic population poor and dependent on others. Don’t let this happen.

  262. Taylor Cumbie signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    This is outrageous.

  263. vanessa barrios signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    i demand the right to get my tacos.

  264. Darcy Garretson signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    This a uniquely LA thing, and I hope be able to miss it when I move away from here.
    Also, taco trucks serve to unite nearby communities around good food and help people connect with each other.
    Most importantly….where else can someone get food in the middle of the night without needing a car?

  265. Laura Lin signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    never enough tacos!

  266. Sarah Olmstead signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    ditto to everyone else’s comments. More Tacos please!

  267. Eric Hansen signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    People who hate taco trucks hate freedom!

  268. Jennifer Patton signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Give tacos a chance.

  269. Ignacio Genzon signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Eliminate the taco trucks. Add one more to the casualty list. Chavez Ravine, the red car, taco truks (i know there is much I am leaving out of the list). Help make Los angeles as homogenous as possible. Please make cheap street tacos unaccessible so they can only be served in miss informed and out of context restaurants.
    This whole move curb taco trucks stinks of money. Los Angeles is finally being recognized as a valid culture spot and now its own leaders want to castrate the history a little more.

  270. SANDRA A. signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    LEAVE THE HARD WORKING PEOPLE ALONE…!!!!!!!

  271. Sabrina Moreta signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Whats next getting arrested for eating Tacos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is not the way to regulate this bussiness. The owners of Taco truks run a legitimate bussiness and this is just rediculous.

  272. Victor Villa signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    MORE TACOS PLEASE!!!!


  273. on April 30th, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    No one owns and operates a taco truck because it’s fun and easy (although, I bet there are some fun moments). Give taco trucks a break. Not only would you be taking money from the families that own and operate them, you would be taking away from Los Angeles’ lively cultural heritage.

  274. Daminda Rajapaksa signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Viva La Estrella!

  275. Lalaine L. Fabi signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Taco trucks are an ideal alternative to paying high rent in a fixed location while also being able to establish a wider customer range. These are businesses are resourceful and have communities that depends on the affordable food they sell.

  276. Veronika signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    How can a taco truck compete with a restaurant ??? Totally invalid reason.
    Jail Term ??? Give me a break! Whats next jail time for the ice cream cart vendors who stand too long in one place ???

  277. lok'd after dark signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    the taco trucks are really just a vehicle for the tacos. if you want to outlaw tacos, outlaw the tortillas ergo no more corn needed…biofuel abundant…the carbon footprint from one torta saved is enough to power an Escalade for 14 yds.

  278. Clint signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    mmmm…. tacos

  279. Nalika Gajaweera signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Taco Truck has got me through the best and the worst of times…

  280. Susan Grieder signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    You have got to be kidding! The only reason I can see that this is being done is because these businesses might not be paying as much in taxes as restaurant facilities. But many of these people cannot afford the overhead of a restaurant building and they provide an economical alternative for many people who cannot “brown bag” it or afford eating out at a restaurant every day.

  281. Elizabeth Preciado signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    They are not hurting anyone!

  282. TERESA SCHLAYER signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!

  283. Lauren Everett signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Come on, don’t take our taco trucks! New York is laughing!!

  284. Alison Eisel signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    There’s nothing wrong with allowing taco trucks to do legal business.

  285. Chrysti D. Chaney signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    mmmm tacos

  286. un_malo signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    If you cant compete with a taco truck, you shouldnt be in business! Are we not living in a free country? if your food sucks then you should not be suprised at the loss of your business. Gotta ask what would zapata do? que viva los taqueros!!!

  287. Tom Knechtel signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    LA’s food scene is unthinkable without these vendors!

  288. Lourdes Ponce signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Criminalizing people who are making an honest living is unjustifiable.We have real issues that should be addressed. We need to support each other and work towards being productive, not criminals!!

  289. Mari Eastman signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    What is the purpose of this law? It seems only to harass poor and hard-working people and those who need to eat cheaply and nutritiously. I remember a point when I was struggling financially and be able to eat dinner for $1 helped enormously in getting by paycheck to paycheck. The vendors at my local taco truck were very nice and evenings eating outside iwith others in my neighbourhood are some of the most positive memories I have to date of living in this city. Please dont drive the taco trucks away if you care about the city of Los Angeles.

  290. Rahul Madhusudanan signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    This is an East LA tradition. Restaurants trying to justify that their business fails because of this needs to come out with a better business plan. I do not eat in those restaurants for a reason. If the taco truck is not there, i wouldnt spend my money on those places.

  291. Omar Orozco signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Taco TRucks ….wooot wooooot

  292. Billy signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    If you want tacos go to mexico this is the U.S.A
    we eat hamburgers here

  293. Kate signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    why don’t we spend out time making laws that help the REAL problems in our city? let people in their tacos in peace

  294. Lisa Wade signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    This law disproportionately targets an already marginalized and disadvantaged group who, nonetheless, contributes so much to the character of LA. It’s unconscionable!

  295. orozco signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    tacos !!!!!!!!

  296. tom hejda signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    this is essentially a ban. i think that if i am a restaurant owner and am worried about taco trucks taking away my business, i should closely examine the quality of my product! taco trucks will not stop me from dining out at adjacent restaurants. in fact, they serve as a corner stone for keeping some brick-and-mortar places fresh in mind. so, playing musical chairs with trucks will serve no one. and the restaurants worrying about losing their business will lose my interest quickly. if i want tacos, and can’t find my favorite truck, i will rather stay at home!

  297. elvira segura signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    From New Mexico:
    We ALL could use & support mexican food trucks!

  298. Juan HimenezPaco Valdez Garcia III signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    How come there are no “Salad” trucks?

    I am fat because of these trucks!

  299. Lisa Wade signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    It’s unconscionable. No, not just because I love Mexican food, but because Taco Truck purveyors are typically Latino, this law disproportionately targets an already marginalized and disadvantaged group, one that contributes so much to the character of Los Angeles.

  300. Kyla Schuller signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    taco trucks are an important part of the l.a. economy

  301. Justin Long signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    viva al pastor

  302. Richard Keeves signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    save the taco truck!

  303. Geneva signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Having delicious, fresh, cheap, and fantastically open-late food establishments should not be a crime. Maybe other restaurants should suck it up and lower their prices/raise their quality/stay open later/base themselves out of a fabulous truck if they feel threatened.

  304. Gus signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    taco trucks por vida

  305. Diana Zurita signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Oh, NO!!!

    I want my tacos!
    Gimme my 4 tacos de Asada con TODO.

    What a shame… our own people?!

  306. Nelson Lim signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Recall Glora Molina!!! Save the Taco Trucks!!!

  307. Noe Solano signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Dollar taco on Inglewood and lennox!! the best tacos and the best bootleg dvds!!

  308. Camille signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Don’t take the tacos!!!

  309. Gaby Pineda signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    I love TACOS,PUPUSAS,AND NOE!!!

  310. Gaby Pineda signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    I love TACOS de asada

  311. Frank signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Proper Regulation and cleanliness and and the above signees are dumb because, Dan Gus Bart or Burt, because you just signed to save the taco trucks just like I did myself. So Thank you Burt, Bart for signing this page and being a lack for a better word AN IDIOT.

  312. Gerald Douglas signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    There are far greater aspects of this wonderful city to be concerned with. Leave these people be as they are providing a much needed service to the communities of LA. They provide culture that is painfully lacking from so much of this city.

    This seems tragically targeted towards one section of the community as well. Very tragic to see so much effort being forced here when we should apply this methodology to let’s say the educational system, or perhaps even the rising crime rates?

    For the love of all things, let the trucks stay in operation. If this is really just a stance to find ways to generate revenue for the county, then we need to impeach everyone in office for their incompetence.

  313. Denisse signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    signed


  314. on April 30th, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    te quiero tacos de la calle

  315. Cheyne Nadeau signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    SAVE TACOS OAXACA!!

  316. Chris Alves signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    VIVA LA TACO!

  317. Debbie Hopps signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    I support saving the tacos.

  318. graham hill signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Let the trucks stay

  319. Maribel Duenas signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    We love our tacos. Truck tacos are delicious, economical, and perfect for working mothers and fathers who don’t have time to prepare dinner. VIVA OUR HERITAGE AND VIVA LA CARNE ASADA!

  320. Niki Mitropoulos signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    I looooooooooooove tacos!!!!

  321. laurie acore signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    leave the taco trucks alone

  322. tina signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Eating from a taco truck is not a crime and truck owners shouldn’t be penalized for setting up shop. Trucks are an important source of income for many families.

  323. aliv signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    as a non-native LA resident, taco trucks were one of the happiest surprises to come with the new city, something i always speak of fondly to family and friends back east. taking them away makes no sense and removes one of the signature aspects of the city. let the taco trucks stay!!

  324. Malia Jones signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Taco trucks are a part of Los Angeles. Keep them alive!

  325. arturo signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    let the trucks stay!

  326. Crystal Bryan signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    save the tacos!

  327. Norma Seanez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    save our taco trucks now!

  328. Robert Teager signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Save a piece of LA’s culture!

  329. Laura signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    You remove taco trucks and you remove a part of Los Angeles.

  330. Cesar Rodriguez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    save our taco trucks! stop the nation-wide attack on raza!

  331. Marcia Cerezo signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    An Outrage!!!

  332. Maria Holland signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Riiiiidic

  333. Jackie Torrez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    No tacos, no peace!

  334. H.M.Osuna signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    H.M.Osuna signed 4-30-08.

    Taco Trucks are part of the L.A. Culture. Like New York Hot Dog vendors. They should stay.

    H.M. Osuna

  335. allison smith signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    the other day i heard that california is going to turn the carpool lane in to a toll lane and you have to pay for how many miles you want to drive in the car pool lane. now hearing about this, enrages me. WHY WOULD WANT TO BAN TACO TRUCKS? why? please, tell me. if they are supposed to move around every hour, that causes more traffic on the streets and less food to the people. why doesnt los angeles try to fix things, instead of just making it more complicated. LA WILL LOSE BUISNESS without the wonderful taco trucks.

  336. Daisy Valdiia signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Save The Taco Trucks Now!!!

  337. Jennifer Ulberg signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Taco Trucks bring us an important service around the Mid-Wilshire area! There are not that many food choices in my area and this change would effect us all! Not just the truck vendors!

  338. Brad Dean signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    take away taco trucks…you take away Los Angeles.

  339. Joann signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    I love our taco truck man! Us ninas will be there to support!

  340. Martin Torres signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Street Vendors are not Criminals!!!
    This is L.A. Culture!
    FTP Gloria Molina.

  341. Chadd Gindin signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Cilantro or we won’t go! (That’s terrible). But seriously, don’t mess with the Taco Trucks.

  342. Liz signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    We love our TACO’S!

  343. Aracely Cueva signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    oh man i didnt know there was a war against the taco trucks !!! oh hell no!!!!

  344. Joann signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    what’s wrong with making a buck, save the taco trucks!

  345. Will Rounsavell signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Life with out taco trucks is a hollow, meaningless shell. Pass the habenero sauce.

  346. Alex Sanchez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Gloria Molina is Dumb!!!

  347. Marie signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    what on earth would I eat otherwise?

  348. Eric Ybarra signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    There are so many other things that need the cities resources then trying to take down the taco trucks. But the government sure knows how to be wasteful

  349. Dominique signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Taco trucks or bust!

  350. Adriana signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    These people have nothing better else to do that now they are after our taco trucks. How about fixing those holes on the streets!!

  351. Daniel Parra signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Danny’s Taco Truck on Valley Blvd. in City of Industry is the bomb!!!
    you want to close down taco stands start with taco bell & del taco!!! those are not tacos!!!!

  352. Sorel A. Muñoz signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    These people are hard working and feed a vast majority of the public to eliminate these truck will add a financial strain on our government assistance programs.

  353. Jeannie Nguyen signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    A part of LA culture will die if the taco trucks are forced off our streets.

    LA city council, you have SO MANY other priorities to address. Lay off the taco trucks.

  354. Alex Sanchez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    I’m signing again because I LOVE Tacos, Burritos y Tortas!!!

  355. Shannon Malmfeldt signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    taco

  356. Dale Colosi signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Since I am a vegan – I don’t eat tacos. But I will sign this for my Latin brothers and sisters.

  357. Rho signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Don’t stop the taco truck!

  358. Adam F Beck signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    I need my vitamin T…Tacos

  359. Erika signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    I love taco trucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!! si se puede!

  360. Darlene Diaz signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    save the taco trucks!

  361. Michelle Morgan signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    I love my local taco truck!

  362. Xavier Arambula signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Taco trucks are an L.A. institution, and are already regulated. This law would only serve to drive them out of business. Shouldn’t the Supervisors be in favor of helping all small businesses whether they’re on wheels or not?!!!

  363. Filiberto Ramirez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    LA City council have other things to worry about than the Taco Vendors. They aren’t hurting the communities they are feeding the cultures that many of us miss…

  364. Gala Porras-Kim signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    it would be impossible to find our favorites!

  365. Carmen signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Save ‘em!

  366. Erica Ocampo signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    More food poisoning has come out of Fast food establishments than the Taco Trucks not to mention the main thing AMERICA is known for Obesity. TACO TRUCKS ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM THEY ARE PART OF THE SOLUTION.

  367. Patrick Perez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Back off our cheap delicious food! I love taco trucks!

  368. Steadman signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Molina has lost her mind and must be stopped.

  369. Angel Cardenas signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    git yur tacos!!!

  370. Luis A Torres signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    The only reson you want taco trucks off the streets is because they are actual tasting tacos not like the fake taco places. Save the taco truck!!!!

  371. Jennifer signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Mmmmm. . . Tacos!

  372. Madison signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    I CANT LIVE WITHOUT TACO ZONE!!!!

  373. Rick Lee signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Save the trucks!

  374. Edward Varga signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    this is bad for business for the city of los angeles as it is anti-small/family run businesses. please, city of LA, support local, small business and the local economy.

  375. Matt Roberts signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Please refrain from destroying a valuable part of our Los Angeles culture. If you start with this path whats next? I foresee the prosecution of every 7 year old that dare open a lemonade stand. Is this the type of impact that you desire for our city?

  376. Anjali Browning signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Rise up, stand up, and and don’t give up your taco truck!

  377. Adrian Lau signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Molina is evil!

  378. Yvette Gonzales signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    save erica’s taco trucks!!

  379. The Real East Los signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Wow, look at all these outsiders thinking they know what’s best for us poor brown folks. Twice a year they put down their quiche and lobster bisque to come slummin’ in the Eastside for some tacos – except those of you who stop by more often after scoring some weed in the projects. Please, us real Mexicans make better and cheaper tacos at home. Selling tacos to a real Mexican is like selling ‘raspados’ to an Eskimo. All you uppity white folks can get back in your Range Rovers and head to the Westside for some goat cheese pizza and creme brulee — and let us Mexicans work this out. We’ll shoot you a text message or post a bulletin on MySpace to let you know what we figured out. Peace.

  380. Shaun signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Carne Asada is not a crime!

  381. Jedd Scher signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    These trucks provide delicious, inexpensive food, and are generally operated by really hardworking people.

  382. sandy signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    get over yourself “The Real East Los” you’re probably not even mexican. if this is all your good for stay off the petition. and this is coming from a REAL mexican (born & raised)! we need all the support we can get!!!

  383. Christina Wong signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    SAVE OUR TACOS!

  384. The Real East Los signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Sandy, I am a “REAL mexican,” even though I start all my sentences with capital letters.

  385. Ethan Bauley signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks, don’t let this thing happen

  386. Andrew Valdes signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Occidental College loves our taco trucks

  387. AnnMarie Gamez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    This Is OUTRAGOUS! How dare they continue to pick on the little guy. It’s so unfair…and unnecessary.

  388. G signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Still isn’t going to make me eat at Baja “Fresh”.

  389. juan signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    save the taco truck

  390. Nataly Rodriguez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    I still don’t understand why Gloria Molina is doing this to her people! We need to fight for out rights!

  391. Ingrid Minasian signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    The Taco Trucks are part of the Los Angeles Culture.
    What was Molina thinking? Los Angeles has more important issues to deal with.

  392. Matt signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    if it wasnt for taco trucks I’d be one starving Mexican

  393. eliza signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Make Tacos, not War!

  394. gaby cueva signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    SAVE THE TACOS!!!!

  395. Derek signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    wow, this would benefit no one. Let them be!

  396. miguel castillo signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    save our taco trucks!

  397. Devin "JOSE" Griffin signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    SHAME ON MOLINA!!!!!!!!! What next???? A TACO TAX????….I shouldn’t give em ideas! TACO TRUCKS ARE L.A.! If I was Mz. Molina I too could afford to eat at fancy restraunts BUT,…. FREE THE TACOS….FREE THE TACOS!!!!!! I can’t seem to get my Chorrizo from McD’s! Oh! wait I can get tacos at Jack in the Box made with real cat food! YUMMMMMMMMY! Gloria? Who votes for you?????-D

  398. Matthew Dout signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    FIGHT FOR THE PAISAS!!!

  399. Donna Luengo signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Moving the truck every hour is STUPID. Just don’t park in front of or near an established restaurant, duh.

  400. heather prichard signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    viva los tacos!!!


  401. on April 30th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    viva los tacos!

  402. Gio Heredia signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    save the trucks!

  403. Christopher Slater signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    keep truckin’

  404. MADELiNE BRACAMONTES signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    !!!WE WANT TACOS!!!

  405. Sergio Heredia signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    save the carne asada

  406. Graciela Reveles signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Taco Trucks are here to stay!!!!!

  407. Glendene Wolf signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    I think it’s terrible to fine hard working people merely for doing their best to make a living. Would you rather these people be collecting welfare, or committing crimes? Give me a break and give these fine hard working people a break too. I do not support legislation to fine these people for loitering. They pose no imposition to me or the communities that I service in the Los Angeles area. I fully support the owners of these taco trucks, and that’s right, carne asada is not a crime!

  408. Gabriel L. signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    the perfect date: nighttime bike riding and tacos from a truck

  409. Ramona Gonzalez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    poor people gotta eat!

  410. Brent Luvaas signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Taco trucks are an LA institution. Viva los tacos!!!

  411. Amber Poore signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    We want Taco trucks!

  412. Cynthia R. signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Taco Trucks Are Awesome!!!!

  413. David Vasquez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks

  414. Kevin S. signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    i want tacos

  415. Sarah signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    yum. Tacos!!!

  416. Sergio Guillen signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Try the tacos in front of El parque de los patos. They’re the Best

  417. Jamie Clegg signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Save the trucks!

  418. Jane van Dis signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Taco trucks rule!

  419. George K signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    First they came for the tacos, next the mariscos trucks.
    Mr.Mayor leave em alone, please.

  420. Andrew Omori signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    taco truck

  421. ILIANA MARQUEZ signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!

  422. Isabel DeLeon signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Is this another way to generate revenue or discourage free enterprise. Why is it a problem now? These trucks have been around for years. Why now?

  423. Pentti Monkkonen signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    horale pues

  424. Rostamik Chetin signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    don’t take away my
    “tako casafat”

  425. Adam Pettit signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Save the tacos!!!

  426. Gerard signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Save the tacos

  427. Adrian Ramirez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    I love my taco truck and especially late at night and don’t see the problem. Let’s stop complaining and hire some inspectors check these trucks everyday.

    Adrian-

  428. Scott Nowak signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    It’s criminal to ban something so much a part of LA’s cultural identity as taco trucks.

  429. Michael Wyman signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    It if wasn’t for the taco truck alot of us couldn’t feed ourselves…well me anyway.

  430. Paul Korc signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    i need burritos from trucks

  431. Jennifer Ramos signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    taco trucks are a way of life

  432. Ray Ferraro signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Long Live the Taco, Muchacho

  433. Andres Cruz signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    I definitely support the fight for our taco trucks… Once this fight has been won, let’s support our bacon-wrapped hot dog vendors!

  434. Ingrid Estrada signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Why are we going to find and eat found at some tacos for $1 a piece? Get real, it’s the best deal that LA has to offer so why are politicians making it difficult? Stop complaining and join us for a good meal at the taco truck stand.

  435. Jose Alamillo signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Taco trucks are important cross-cultural spaces that we need to defend against unfair restrictions and fines.

  436. Liz Burton signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    I like eating at the taco trucks as long as they’re inspected and I know the food’s okay. I get some of the best food I’ve ever had there.

  437. Jason Fritz signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    The taco trucks of LA are an institution. If useless laws are to be passed, please ban Jared and the mediocre sandwiches at Subway.

  438. Claudio Mota Jr signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    With the county losing money and in a deficit, do they have time to spend money and our time on a taco truck? No wonder our roads are in terrible shape. Hospitals close and health services are shuttered. Makes you wonder where are their priorities are. Que Viva the TACO TRUCKS!!!

  439. Teresa T signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I am a second generation Angelenos and Taco Trucks are a part of the Los Angeles way of life.

  440. chuck signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    A la Verga I want my quesadillas

  441. cerah wieneke signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    please don’t stress the taco vendors!!!

  442. Kent Griffin signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  443. Jeeho Lee signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    tacos!

  444. Garner Kinmond signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Street Eats can’t be Beat! Carne Assada is NOT a crime.

  445. Richie Dang signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    long live the taco truck.

  446. Dan Yanez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Taco trucks serve the poor of our communities.

  447. Ash Brown signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    A taco a day keeps the hunger away, ten tacos a day means the taco trucks should stay!!!

  448. Simon Lee signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Take away taco trucks and you will take away part of the culinary benefits of living in multicultural Los Angeles.

  449. Nick Conway signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Taco trucks serve the entire community, culturally and nutritionally.

  450. Daniel Clodfelter signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    viva carnitas

  451. Oscar Amarillas signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Delicious food for a lot less money, and they pay taxes like everybody else.

  452. Kimberly Botts signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Yay tacos!!

  453. Leanne Valdez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    There are more important things to be on top of like Gangs, Tagging, and Sexual offenders!! Stop wasting our tax paying dollars and leave the Taco trucks alone! Go take care of the real problems in East LA !

  454. Robyn Adams signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    I vote for no time limit on taco truck parking. I don’t know what the set up and break down time is for a taco truck but aren’t we promoting undercooked meat if the cook has to rush to serve lunch in under and hour in order to get a move on?

  455. Ian Henderson signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    please save the taco trucks!

  456. Andy Yu signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Should politicians have other concerns in our county than criminalize taco vendors? And they actually made a law? LONG LIVE TACO TRUCKS.

  457. Rebecca Cho signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    I LOVE taco trucks!!!!!!!!!!!
    its a big reason i dont want to leave l.a.!!!

  458. David J Rieger signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    I am a LA Native. LA w/o taco-trucks is like the Catholic Church w/o a pope

    ‘Nuff said.

  459. Mark Chavez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    MI FAMILIA! Owns a taco truck and this law limits the opportunities for many families to make a living. Not allowing trucks to stay at their location long-term eliminates trucks to build sales, customer loyalty, or a profit. The TACO TRUCK is part of our community. If you have eaten off the TRUCK or not support la communidad latina and the thousands of Taco Truck families who try to make a living and provide for their children. My youngest brother in-law will be a first generation college bound student attending Cal State Northridge support the Taco Truck and you may be helping pay for Michael’s college education.

  460. Michael Kelly signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Taco trucks are part of LA and part of it’s culture. Besides, the food can be very tasty! Having to chase one down for late-night eats is idiotic. If the local restaurants want to do better business they need to make better food, not trick the city officials into making underhanded laws.

  461. tenniel chu signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    i think my first word was taco!

    my fav. truck is at california and fair oaks in pasadena.

  462. katie young signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    punish criminals, not honest people who are simply trying to earn a living. also, don’t punish members of the public who cannot afford to eat at a restaurant every day. some people rely on taco trucks to eat (either because it’s cheaper or becuase there is no restaurant where they are). these new restrictions should be embarrasing to every councilmember. it’s just sad they have to pick on small people and favor the rich to feel like they’re doing thier job.

  463. BBQ Junkie signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    I can’t believe that it’s going to be a misdemeanor to sell a taco. Taco trucks are the real deal. The way tacos are supposed to be made. They can’t take that away from us.

  464. Mario Jimenez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    My girl can’t cook , i need my tacos.

  465. Kym signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    As long as they are being inspected and not in violation of any health codes, what’s the problem? The truck on Colorado & Eagle Rock Blvd. in Eagle Rock is the bomb!

  466. Andres Arroyo signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    I will go by my favorite truck tonight to show my support.

  467. Franz J. Braun signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    The taco trucks are important part of LA’s cultural identity. They feed portions of the population that need to make their dollars go farther especially now with high fuel and food prices. Quiero dos tacos de carnitas con todo, buey!!!!

  468. Paula Gonzalez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Molina, if you don’t go out late at night to a taco stand after a gig, then you seriously have no business messing with the taco trucks!!!! deja mis tacos!!!!
    maybe you need to focus more on health care, roadways, recession, economy, education….

  469. david sisco signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Doesn’t Freedom (of enterprise) mean, without restriction? If other businesses are getting cut into by a taco vendor, it should not make a difference if the business is mobile or not. Start serving better and more popular foods. What’s the matter with these law makers? Why must they penalize success?

  470. Michael Gruhlke signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    What’s the problem? These trucks are providing what the people want. If restaurants are balking, then they need to figure out a way to compete, rather than resorting to favoritism. Taco trucks and so-called “roach” coaches are a way of life for many people. Is California getting so damn stuck up some can’t see the forest through the trees???

    Go Taco trucks – forever!!!!

  471. Carlos Rivera signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    not everyone wants to go to a restaurant for a taco.

  472. cs signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Viva free enterprise and opportunity! Taco tricks are one of the things that makes LA tolerable and unique. I don’t understand the argument that they are unfair competition. Litle Caesars undercuts almost everyone for their pizza but I don’t feel its unfair to Spago because the experiences and quality of the ingredients are the same. Brick and mortar places that are complaining wouldn’t have the taco truck clientele anyway. Quality is quality, roof or no roof.

  473. sergio guzman signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Supporting Tacos La Guerita. My mother does great work and I hope she can continue to do so as I feel that this law is sloppy and ahow the lack of understanding of the business by these electees

  474. Stefan Timmermans signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Leave the trucks alone!

  475. Sara Kaviar signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  476. Karen signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    I admire the entrepreneurial spirit, love tacos, and have fond memories of lunch breaks eating some of the tastiest food around. Save the taco trucks!

  477. Monte Matteotti signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    What a huge cultural loss this would be. Please save the taco trucks!

  478. Chloe Dan signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    save tacos.

  479. Ricardo Cruz signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Taco trucks are naturally part of our culture, and in our nature to eat fast on the run, while on the cheap. Especially during these hard economic times. We should be looking for ways to help these hard working people make it, because if the government drives them out of business, they will be the governments problem and in their hands to deal with the unemployment payments, welfare, and special community events to help them back into the work force.
    So I say, Let the Taco Trucks stay! We love the food, the people, and the price!!!

  480. Dan Hamlin signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    A truly stupid law–it’s got to go.

  481. Patrick Comiskey signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Keep our taco trucks free to operate!!!

  482. Elizabeth Perez Uribe signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    SAVE THE TACOS AND THE WORKERS!

  483. A. Lowenstein signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Ta-co, Ta-co, Ta-co

  484. Hagai Izraeli signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Let them be!

  485. omar cruz signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Hardest working people in america are OUR street vendors. Support them and your supporting the american dream!

  486. john marte signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    I believe that they are a important part of our local economy, and it is the american way to allow business to flourish.

  487. Cris Anaya signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    what would l.a. be like without the ubiquitous taco truck? i don’t know, but i would not want to imagine. save our taco trucks. save our culture.

  488. Kelly Campbell signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Please save the taco trucks. What a ridiculous law.

  489. paul pescador signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    I think its a shame that such a humble authentically LA industry is being threaten. These people work hard hours in order to run their self sufficent business.
    Save the trucks!

  490. Alberto Ruiz signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Let’s do IT!

    PEople really need to get lives. why don’t they research and see how much good stuff actually goes on BECAUSE of the trucks.

    NObody is buying or selling drugs, there is no violence, only eating?????

    It’s a fact that it makes everything look ethnic DEAL with it where do you think you ARE.

    This new rule is all because of the enchoachment and gentrification of everything over here, I.E the rail line on 3rd, and new Loft gringo area that will soon be at your door.

    % the new stupido rule, why people always ruining everything?

    It’s not like anyone REEeLY needs to go into those stupid restaurants anyWAY. Sell outs is what tthose restaurant owners are, they were GD weaned on p@#ch! taco trucks. %$#!!!$#@!!!!!!!!

    PEople really need to get lives. why don’t they research and see how much good stuff actually goes on BECAUSE of the trucks.

    NObody is buying or selling drugs, there is no violence, only eat. MAN you know for a fact its all because of the enchoachment and gentrification of everything, the rail line on 3rd, new Loft gringo area. It’s a the fact that it makes everything look to ethnic DEAL with it where do you think you ARE.

    If they think that just because they get moved Gentrified people are going to go to restaurants to get mexican food??? yeah maybe but if they knew whats up they would realize that they are getting rid of the best and most authentic flavor they’re actually after??????? RI-GD-Dic_ulous.
    and the sellout local politicians are porbably part of the problem.


  491. on April 30th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Great Idea! Good Luck!

  492. ANGELICA M. signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    mmm. tacos.

    People who sometimes don’t have time to make lunch when they’re off to their 5am jobs depend on these trucks. save the loncheras!

  493. Sam Torrisi signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    I LOOOOVE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  494. Adriana Sanchez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    This is insane! Why would people even come up with a plan like that? What harm have taco trucks done for the economy?

  495. Evan Stiles signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    SAVE TACO TRUCKS!

    SAVE LA CULTURE!

  496. Troy Jones signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    I like taco’s

  497. Ron Milton signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    The taco truck is an LA tridition. Dont let it fade away.

  498. Eddie Luis Dominguez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    I love my taco truck located at Vermont and 8th street. They make the best carne asada plate at a very resonable price. To hell with the local restaurants

  499. Raul Gonzalez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    please don’t take the tacos truck away! My wife is german and she only cooks german food and I am mexican so I need my tacos. Thank you!

  500. Alberto Ruiz signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    GENTRIFICATION.

  501. Margarita Esquivel signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    I’ve grown up around taco trucks and as the yeas have gone by there have been more and more emerging. I think they’re not just a part of our culture but have also integrated into society as widely-recognized businesses. So they think that by banning them it will help the economy? Well I guess the government is going to get more wealthy from all of the fines they want to give since there are so many taco trucks out there. This is crazy. They’ll never be able to get rid of all of them. Just let taco trucks be!

  502. craig signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    First off I’m white- I eat off those trucks because there prices are good and so is the food. If gloria Molina spent as much time doing something worth while L.A. as she does trying to be a white “WASP” wanta be.
    Sorry guys white boys like taco’s TOO.
    Gloria is the problem not the trucks


  503. on April 30th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Save the Trucks indeed! If brick and mortar restaurants want to worry about their business, they should spend more time making better food.
    It’s simple, really.
    In honor, I am going to a taco truck for lunch tomorrow.

  504. Hector Mercado signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    We need our taco trucks. Who is going to feed me at 11:30 pm

  505. Tom Kennington signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Carne Asada, Al Pastor ETC are good BUT

    My FAV is the true Angeleno FOOD. The Breakfast Burrito!!! Not the tiny pseudo ones that some fast food places have tried to sell. I’m talking the huge 2-3 pound, egg, potatoes, cheese, bacon, ham or sausage, onion, cilantro y salsa one that are a mainstay of most taco trucks.

    What other food showcases the mix that Los Angeles really is. An Anglo breakfast wrapped in a tortilla & spiced up with una salsa picante.

  506. brandon cabezas signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    There must be a better way to please both the “brick and mortar” business and the taco trucks. Let’s hope that a more reasonable approach is in our future.

  507. Julie Cohen signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Outrageous!

  508. Ryan Pappan signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Let them be. Let us have the Taco Trucks!

  509. Jack Hannah signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Taco trucks are synonymous to L.A. culture. Kind of what coffee houses are to Seattle.

  510. Ava Alamshah signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    I love Los Angeles, and I love Taco Trucks. Its ridiculous how the city tries to destroy everything culturally significant. Belmont Tunnel, Chavez Revine, Bunker Hill, and now Taco Trucks!!!
    sigh…Carnita Tacos rule my world.

  511. R Jones signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    let them earn a living for their family’s

  512. Nick Georgakopoulos signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    I havent been to many taco trucks in the past but it would be a shame for the trucks to be off the streets.

  513. Melisa Hanparsun signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    $1000 fine for selling heavenly tacos!?!?!?! L.A. County has got to let this one go!

  514. Gordon Walker signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Make no mistake, this vast conspiracy against high value, low cost food shall not stand.

  515. Ed Rodezno signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    I prefer Tortas de Pollo but man these trucks are a staple in our community, NOT THE PROBLEM!!! Greedy restaurant owners maybe should rethink their strategies instead of simply raising their menu prices ….

  516. Adam Kamish signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    save the taco trucks!

  517. Mark Cappelletty signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks Los Angeles, for doing your best to crush one of the few cultural landmarks of this city. Do you guys ever think before you act? Clearly not.

  518. Ben Raskob signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Justice for tacos!

  519. Vic Arpeggio signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Is Gloria Molina in the pocket of the restaurant industry? Clearly.

  520. Rags Sahota signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Absolutely ridiculous law, if those brick and mortar restaurants are so worried about taco trucks eating into their business, maybe they should learn how to make a decent taco instead of whining.

  521. James H. Davis signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Taco’s Live! What’s Molina up to…trying to rid LA of one of it’s most glorious traditions.

  522. Emily Wozobski signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Save the tacos! Always the best food…

  523. Luke Elkos signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    save our taco trucks!!

  524. Chris Loomis signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    I love Taco Truck!

  525. Stephen Smith signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Save the taco trucks! Great food at a great price.

  526. Daniel Borders-Ashe signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    I live by USC, and there are several Taco Trucks that park near the campus at night. One that parks on Vermont near Adams (in front of the Ralph’s) is particularly good. Save the Taco Trucks!

  527. Christine K. signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    taco trucks rule!!

  528. Brittany K signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    SAVE LEO’S TACOS!!!!!!!

  529. Rob Urkofsky signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    If it eats into the business of restaurants, it’s because people want to pay low prices for good food and paying the extra for a place to sit is not important. Protect consumer choice rather than over protecting businesses.

  530. JOSE D GONZALEZ signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    THE TACO TRUCK IS THE SYMBOL OF PEOPLE TRYING TO PROGRESS. THESE PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO START UP A LEGITIMATE RESTAURANT. THEY OFFER A GREAT SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITIES THEY SERVE. IF A BRICK AND MORTAR PLACE WANTS TO COMPETE, THEN THEY SHOULD MAKE BETTER TASTING FOOD AND MAKE IT AFFORDABLE. THIS COUNTRY IS BASED ON CAPITALISM AND COMPETITION. MAY THE BEST TACO SURVIVE

  531. Adam Reeb signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Stop regulating how we live. If we arent hurting other people (or the environment,) then we arent doing anything wrong. Stop trying to control us.

  532. Angelina Calderon signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    I go to Yale University in CT and every time I come home the first food I want to eat is Tacos de la Loncheria. When I’m at school that’s what I miss the most, I even wrote a paper on it!

  533. Alex Gonzales signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Give me tacos or give me death.

  534. Adam Urena signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    only when i eat a taco or two under the dim lights of the taco truck do i ever feel the this community actually has a soul and can be a warm place.

  535. Nathan Tharp signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Save the roach coaches!

  536. Phil Williams signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    All four gringos in my household (L.A. County residents, two of voting age) support the taco trucks. Free market competition between the brick & mortar establishments and the truck vendors ultimately benefit taco consumers by providing superior tacos for better prices. If the taco trucks are not obstructing traffic or presenting safety hazards, they should be allowed to park without the exorbitant fines.
    The county supervisors would have done better to pass a law to sock fines to door-to-door solicitors instead, and maybe those nuisances would stop.

  537. MIST signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS !! SHOW YOUR SUPPORT !!

  538. Anthony Solana, Jr. signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    I think we have much bigger issues to tackle. This totally cuts against the American work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit.

  539. cate trujillo signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Viva Tacos!!!

  540. Jeffrey Luckay signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    It is the greed of the politicians again trying to make the rich get richer, ie. the authorities. And make the poor even more poor, the taco vendors. i thought we lived in America, land of the FREE. WTF! If you don’t pay up the pigs put you in jail. Appeal that ignorant law. Give me my freedom to choose either the taco truck or the brick restaurant. It is my constitutional right.

  541. j cohen signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    get money elsewhere please

  542. Tien Nguyen signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Save our Taco Trucks. There are few things as comforting in life then seeing a Taco truck after a long days work.

  543. Anthony Pacada signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    La Estrella RULES!!!

  544. Eaksith Chaiboonma signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Do not hurt people that work hard for a living.

  545. Felicia Yang signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Save the taco trucks. Not only are their food great, they offer it at a fair price.

  546. Char M. signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    The city is out of line, SAVE THE TRUCKS! THEY HARM NO PERSON OR PROPERTY

  547. Ruby signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Please Save.. Nothing Like some good tacos after a night of some good drinking.. I look forward to going to the taco truck with my friend after partying..

  548. Moses signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    What would L.A. be w/o taco trucks?!?! I can’t imagine Highland Park w/o La Estrella.

  549. Matt Rubin signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    We need Taco Trucks

  550. Angel Covarrubias signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    I think that tmany people are ignoring or do not know about the cultural significance of the Taco Truck. Not only does it feed many hard working people, but it also provides jobs to people that would otherwise have not work. In the times that we live in today, I do not think people should be losing their jobs in such a manner. Please reconsider this law and keep the Taco Trucks.

  551. Qzaki signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    I pledge to never cast a vote for Gloria Molina for any political office. Ever.

    It is morally reprehensible to support a law that will drive up prepared food prices during a severe economic downturn.

  552. Sara H. signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    I love sharing them with people who haven’t experienced them, save the taco trucks!

  553. Leslie Cowan signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    taco trucks are part of what makes the east side a wonderful place to live. if i wanted to live in a sanitized, over-priced, homogenized place, i’d move to the west side. taco trucks are one of the last vestiges of authentic culture in this town and they provide the many hard-working people who operate them with jobs and the ability to work for themselves and the rest of us with delicious, affordable, authentic food.

  554. Cindy Cruz signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    What a waste of time Gloria Molina! Leave these trucks alone! (I can’t wait to get back to LA to have a torta from the truck on Riverside Drive!)

    cc

  555. Richard F. signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!

  556. Irene signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Save our Taco Trucks!

  557. Myoli L. signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Save the taco truck on Fair Oaks…that’s my fav!

  558. Carlos Jimenez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Please, keep one part of LA contemporary history alive. Taco trucks have become an icon of LA, please let them keep the real mexican taco flavor in the streets. Furthermore, endorse a program to promote more taco trucks, a rather eat a those trucks instead of going to Taco Bell or Del Taco.

  559. Eddie. L. signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    This is a horrible, mean-spirited law created by a freedom-hating, money-grubbing, bullying bureaucrat, who has no soul, no taste, and no love for the city she supposedly serves.

  560. Bianca Acosta signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!!!! How about making Starbucks limit the amount of stores they open in a city? Let’s still have some independent businesses around for gosh sakes!!! And to think I voted for Gloria Molina…

  561. Karla M. signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    I think there are more important issues that Gloria Molina should be worried about, than this… Save the taco trucks!!

  562. Chris D. signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    I love taco!

  563. Jennifer Villa signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Let’s save our taco trucks!!!!

  564. SUMMER M. signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    I LUV ME SOME TACO’S AFTER NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN. I SPEND ENOUGH TIME IN H.P. TO KNOW I DON’T WANT ESTRELLA’S TO BE TAKEN AWAY. I’M A PROUD TACO TRUCK AVOCATE!!!!

  565. Bernice Flores signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    save the taco trucks!!!

  566. Jessica Rocha signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Deny us the freedom to prosper?
    No.

  567. Giovanni I signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Please don’t get rid of our trucks! Let the market work!

  568. Eddika Organista signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Its a shame that yet another type of battle occurs for those that try to make a living in the communities that help them out. I’ve been missing a seafood tostada truck that was on Ave 19 for years up until a couple fo months ago.

  569. george de la rosa signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    i like taco trucks

  570. arash badeanlou signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Only haters don’t eat tacos.

  571. Manuel Lujan signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    The trucks sell what you want to buy…If those restaurants that are complaining were any good they would not be hurting for sales…If your product is good… sales are no problem

  572. Alex Mejia signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    The trucks help give the city character, they provide a social spot for locals and the food just damn tastes good!

  573. Gabriel Roger signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    This is not right! Lets spend our resources in areas of greater importance!


  574. on April 30th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Don’t crush competition.

  575. sergio guzman signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Tacos La Guerita
    on the corner of

    E. Olympic Blv and McGarry St.
    Los Angeles CA

    behind Sam’s

  576. Tom Funner signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Taco trucks never did nothin’ to nobody! SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!!

  577. Mac Oso signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Support the Taco Trucks!
    Molina, reconsider your proposal, do you really think that the same person that desires a quick meal from a taco truck, will instead go to a restaurant when they can not find the taco truck at the usual location?
    Let me have my freedom to choose what and where I want to eat.
    I’ve seen LAPD rob the Pallateros of their ice creams in Wilmington, and the code enforcement Officers confiscate (and not issue a receipt)the boxes of strawberries from the guy trying to make a slight living, in Compton.
    There seems to be a focus on a certain group of people, an attempt to make criminals of a select group of Entrepreneurs.
    Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of a good taco (from the taco truck).

  578. Maria Lupita Alfaro signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Why target the hard working people that stay open past the restaurants and contribute to the local economy?

  579. Spencer Q signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Restricting taco trucks are taking away jobs and good food!

  580. Brian Hui signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    First it’s corn, then wheat and rice, and now they’re trying to get rid of tacos. I’m taking my taco truck in the May Day parade. City hall can meet me there.

  581. Martin Gomez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Save the taco trucks
    Join the Pasadena Mountain Bike Club for our Quatro De Mayo Taco ride this Sunday and see our favorites. Go to pmbc.org

  582. Eddie Perez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    So let me see…if the taco truck workers lose employment and need to go on welfare, who pays for this? Hmm….taxpayers? Or worse, if they’re desperate for money and resort to crime, who pays for this? Hmm…

    There’s enough money for greedy restaurant owners to get their hands on, it’s unfortunate that they have to pull pennies out of the little guy’s pockets by appealing to city officials. They’re trying to make a lawful living like everyone else…retard owners (oops! restaurant owners) leave the taco trucks alone!!!!

  583. Kelly McArthur signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Free the Tacos!

  584. Ali Memarsadeghi signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Please allow the taco trucks. Remove the restrictions…

  585. Ron Hebshie signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    In a city that has never met a condo conversion or strip mall it didn’t love, it should come as no surprise that a classic, iconic “mom and pop” operation like the Los Angeles taco trucks is something the City Council has decided to try and strangle. Perhaps the overpriced restaurants that launched the drive to curb the trucks should try to compete in the open market rather than being cowards and having the City Council do their dirty work. How about more Taco Trucks and less Pink Berry outlets? The trucks are iconic to the city and a tradition we should celebrate!!!

  586. Julie Lequin signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    save my taco truck.

  587. Jason Gallegos signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    i don’t know where my original statement disappear to but sign me up for flipping them off.

  588. George Marquez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    If it wasn’t for the affordability of the taco trucks, I would have starved in college.

  589. Sergio Marquez signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Viva La Tacolucion!!! To take away taco trucks is to take away our freedom to eat what we please. Whats next no more alcohol?

  590. Daniel Pacheco signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    I LOVE tacos, the look of them! The smell of them! The taste of them! The texture!

  591. Lindsay Ringwald signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Tacos are not prostitutes. Leave them be.

  592. Stephen Nieto signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Save the Roach Coach!!!!

  593. Jared Gardner signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Please don’t.

  594. Topacio Althaus signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    why on earth would anyone want to rid Los Angeles of a cultural tradition? These are inexpensive, grilled to go pleasures that have been around for years and by barring the public from this, if anything, you would dig a hole of displeasure and chaos amongst taco truck owners and thousands of Los Angelans alike.

    There is NO point! Why don’t you spend your time on more important issues than the elimination of our taco trucks? What’s next Gloria Molina? Maybe Ben and Jerrys or Baskin Robbins will be angry ice cream trucks are taking away their business! Are you going to take that away too??

  595. Lindsay Keating signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    this is ridiculous

  596. Linda Thomas signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Taco trucks have long been a part of the culture of the Los Angeles area. Let’s find a way to incorporate them into the legal system so they can continue to serve the people without violating the law.

  597. Frank V signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Tacos De Asada con todo Porfavor!

    Keep them up and running please.

  598. Ashley Eslick signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    SAVE THEM PLEASE!

  599. Kathleen O'Nan signed,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    I sympathize with restaurants that are having hard times; however, functionally banning taco trucks is not the solution! Forcing more people out of business will create more problems than it will solve. This city (and the unincorporated areas) need the taco trucks. Maybe we could get rid of Taco Bell and McDonald’s instead!

  600. Katie Jacobson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:01 am

    “We have received many complaints from restaurant owners who say it is very hard to do business after 6 p.m. because catering trucks park very near restaurants […] Many restaurants are forced to close their doors because they cannot compete with a catering truck’s prices.”
    -from the LA Times article.

    Competition is a factor of capitalism. This would never have been said if a “real” restaurant opened up next door.

  601. Adam Novicki signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:08 am

    It’s a grand tradition. El Taurino started as a taco truck and still have one parked outside their restaurant.

    I can understand making them move away from a restaurant but not parking lots of closed auto body shops etc…

  602. Joe Lester signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Taco trucks feed the heart and soul of Angelenos.

  603. Mindy Steinberg signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:12 am

    Taco trucks need to stay. There is absolutely no reason for this new law to be passed, it’s no more than a way to reinforce oppression. Taco trucks offer a different service than restaurants do, and they deserve to be treated with the same respect!

  604. Chicano from San Pablo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:20 am

    Save the Taco Tuck!!

    Join the Movement Eat a taco (from a taco truck).

    A good taco will set you free!!

    Its all about making good food, people will go wherever the food taste great, restaurant or taco truck.

    Also this ordinance promotes pollution and its not friendly to local entrepenuers. With the price of gas now the more driving equals losing profit.

  605. Brian McGrane signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:32 am

    Punishing nutritious and delicious food with 6 months in jail is completely ridiculous. The board of supervisors to serve the people’s needs instead of the wealthy restaurant owners.

  606. Jennifer Wahr signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:35 am

    This ordinance hurts consumers by limiting competition between vendors. Many taco trucks operate at hours that other businesses are closed.

  607. TOMAS GARCIA signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:38 am

    ¡Que VIVA el TACO! Long live the TACO!

  608. Brian Guevara signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:40 am

    Taco trucks have saved me from starving during those late lunches.

  609. Russ Holthouse signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:41 am

    The board’s support of this regressive measure is shameful. Taco trucks enrich the neighborhoods in which they are found by making good- occasionally excellent- food available at an extremely low cost- and this is about to be outlawed? (but 4000 illegal billboard lining the pockets of a few companies is a-ok)

  610. Moises Ceja signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:43 am

    these trucks have existed for many years and they should be able to continue to operate!!!

  611. Shaun Martinez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:49 am

    This is a ridiculous attack on staples of Los Angeles culture who serve our communities! Save our taco trucks!

  612. Maureen Purtill signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:20 am

    this law unfairly targets hard working folks who make our county a more interesting and delicious place to be. stop criminalizing low wage entrepreneurs!

  613. Mike Banales signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:33 am

    Long live the Taco truck!

  614. Ken Bank signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:43 am

    The taco trucks are part of LA’s historical identity.

  615. Ron De Villa signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:45 am

    let this madness end. this is a stupid law that shouldn’t be passed. i love taco trucks!!!

  616. Jonathan Woodside signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:46 am

    The taco truck is an institution that makes LA a very special place. I currently live abroad, and when I miss home, I am missing the taco truck. When I am home and I have visitors from other parts, I make sure that they get a taco truck experience. We visit the MoCA, the Central Branch LA Public Library, China Town, and finish the day off with a plate of carne asada tacos and a quesadilla. With the streets cleared of taco trucks, LA will lose an important ingredient in contributing to the rich flavor of this great city.

  617. Sandra McNeill signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:47 am

    Supervisor Molina: How do you propose to replace the livelihood and to present other economic options to the entrepreneurs across the County who now sell tacos for a living? Aren’t there other fights that you want to take on that would improve economic conditions, not damage them?

  618. Mallory Conklin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:54 am

    Why is that the government is trying to control good honest free market enterprises? Taco trucks are the perfect example of how commpetition is good for both consumers and those who make quality products. Besides they are L.A. icons.

  619. Dhyandra Lawson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:55 am

    Taco truck is harmless. The city needs to concentrate on more urgent matters than micro-managing taco vendors. This movement is absurd and racist.

  620. Jose D. Rincon signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:59 am

    Pick another fight, leave Taco Trucks Alone, Taqueros Unidos Jamas Seran Vencidos!
    Taqueros Unidos Jamas Seran Vencidos!

  621. Dayan Hernandez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:02 am

    Elected officials ought to know better than to mess w/ any Angeleno’s tacos. Your bio said you grew up in Pico Rivera?! For shame! Supervisor Gloria Molina you’ve lost yet another vote if you don’t rectify this sorry state of affairs. lame

  622. Armando Aguilar signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:10 am

    These people are only trying to make a living. At the same time they provide a staple of LA culture. Stop giving in to restaurant owners and leave the taco trucks alone Molina, or it’s one less vote next time.

  623. Herman Hou signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:22 am

    I live in London now but used to live in LA and fondly remember the taco trucks. Authentic, good food at cheap prices. I can’t believe that LA council is trying to ban them and I’m here to express my support.

  624. Peter Vandrey signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:24 am

    Gimme a break!!!

  625. jorge cervantes signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:31 am

    I drive for the MTA and I buy my tacos from the taco truck at whittier and heofner in ELA with out my taco truck I’ll starve

  626. Stephan van der Mersch signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:53 am

    Estimada Sra. Molina,

    Yo pensaba que el gobierno existe para maximizar el bien comun, y los taco trucks son muy importantes para esta comunidad!

  627. Asen Hristov signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:23 am

    Taco truck stays!

  628. Jorge A. Flores signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:44 am

    This is an absolute outrage!

    Save the tacos!

  629. Patty Brown signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:45 am

    Save the taco trucks!

  630. Leonardo Calagday signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:05 am

    I lived in LA for 13 years and during that time I would patronize the taco truck that parked next to my office because they had the most reasonably priced and tasty food around. For people like me who value their hard-earned money the taco truck has always been a god-send.

  631. Diego Jacome signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:14 am

    With all due respect, we didn’t elect city leaders so that they can waste time fighting for childish legislation. These are hard working people serving the public at hours when no restaurant will. LA has far more serious problems that need your attention if you so desparately want to help.

  632. Kurt Miller signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:19 am

    Taco trucks never Die!

  633. Eric Miller signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:21 am

    I live in Minnesota. I only visit LA as a TOURIST. I LOVE authentic food experiences like the taco trucks. To the city managers behind this new law: you are playing reckless with my TOURIST dollars… if you start taking away the elements that give LA its true character, then I stop having a reason to come there and spend my money.

  634. Julio C signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:54 am

    First of all, Molina how much bribe money are you taking home again? “Molina” it shocks me to hear a raza last name would want to hurt our own hard working raza out there! What kind of S*** is that? Just remember how hard your parents had to work for, so you could end up where you are now. Why don’t you do all of us a favor and do something productive and stop picking on the small people. Please don’t embarrass our raza and change your last name please! By the way I’ll take cinco tacos al pastor!

  635. Julio C signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:55 am

    First of all, Molina how much bribe money are you taking home again? “Molina” it shocks me to hear a raza last name would want to hurt our own hard working raza out there! What kind of S*** is that? Just remember how hard your parents had to work for, so you could end up where you are now. Why don’t you do all of us a favor and do something productive and stop picking on the small people. Please don’t embarrass our raza and change your last name please! By the way I’ll take cinco tacos al pastor!

  636. Nama Henderson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:08 am

    Save our Street Food!
    It is king…..

  637. Will Aguilar signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:11 am

    I was born and raised in L.A. and have been eating from my favorite spot in Boyle Heights since ’84.

    There is in no way, shape, or form that there can be any justification for even fining Taco trucks the $60 dollars that they are already getting fined for selling their food.

    You say that establishments are complaining that the trucks are cutting into their business? I say, that those guys are upset that these guys are making better food cheaper!! Get over it already!! It’s called competition and trust me, you should take the time to quit entertaining ideas to try and kill its spirit and go have a couple of tacos!

    We are in sad times when people in office want to take away some of our finest food at a very affordable price. Not only that, this sort of sounds like government trying to stomp on the little guy who is trying to make a buck. These people are not drug dealing, unless you are addicted to tacos! So please for God’s sake, leave our taco trucks alone, and quit punishing them for making an honest living!

  638. Charles Harper signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:18 am

    A boycot of brick and motar places needs to take place as they are the ones behind the law.

  639. Frank Guerrero signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:21 am

    I am a Soldier in the US Army. I am from Los Angeles, and grew up eating in Tacquirias and off of taco trucks. I am stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado and we have Taco trucks on post. “Nobody is trying to get rid of them here”. If Soldiers could fight for this countries freedom and love the taco truck, why can’t people in office that so call support the Troops of the U.S.

  640. George Wilson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:33 am

    Taqueros are part of L.A. culture and landscape. Molina needs to back off and get off the county board.

  641. matthew sparks signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:33 am

    The idea of punishing taco vendors is stupid. Build more jails and lock up everybody seems to be where we are headed. WHAT HAPPENED TO AMERICA?

  642. La Richardson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:40 am

    please, can’t we focus our energy on other,more important matters?

  643. Brenda signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:42 am

    Support small businesses. Taco trucks should be allowed to operate in our community. They provide great tacos, especially late in the evening when everyone else has closed up shop. ¡Viva los tacos!

  644. Melanie Hilliard signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:28 am

    Save Highland Park from the hipsters!

  645. bethany jensen signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:29 am

    Long live taco trucks!

  646. Mark S. Vigil signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:39 am

    I guess now we will limit the time a person can make money in this country. Why just limit the time a taco truck can stay in one place? Why not all industry? Everyone who works in this country can only do business in one place up to one hour! Yes that make sense to me. I love the tacos from the taco trucks. The quality of food on those trucks is much better then any restaurant given an A rating. Make Carne Asada not war!


  647. on May 1st, 2008 at 6:43 am

    Taco truck haiku —

    Banish taco trucks?
    Oh, say it ain’t so Glo Mo —
    just say it ain’t so.

  648. Spencer St. John signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:47 am

    Thank You

  649. rae signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:50 am

    You’ve got to be kidding me — TACO TRUCKS ARE NOT A CRIME!!

  650. Isidro Gurrola signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:50 am

    I love tacos.

  651. Gustavo R signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:50 am

    With all the other things gone wrong in LA, you are worrying about Taco trucks? Come on LA city council. If you put your heads together I am sure you can find something more beneficial to the citizens of LA then banning taco trucks.

  652. jerry spencer signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:53 am

    Taco trucks are, and should remain a fixture in the L.A. landscape. They are a convenient and basic way for workers and people like me (who just enjoy the flavor of the culture) to grab something quick to eat without having to go to fast junk food restaurants or sit down establishments. I do not see the lunch trucks park overly long anywhere. They are there during the times workers are available to purchase food and are gone early enough to be out of the traffic pattern.
    Please leave the trucks alone!
    Thank you,
    Jerry Spencer
    Marina del Rey, CA 90295

  653. Julie Borden signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:53 am

    Please keep this tradition going. Please don’t let fast food put them out of business.

  654. Raymond Austad signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:54 am

    Carne asada is not a crime! Stop being so oppressive!

  655. Tim Thometz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:54 am

    I visit from Washington to take my kids to Disneyland and I like the Taco Trucks.
    I’ll just stay home and spend my dollars here if L.A. is going to turn into a police state.
    P.S. I also enjoy a Dodger Dog & a beer and the smell of night blooming Jasmine followed by a taco after the game. Don’t be silly ! Let these people live free and celebrate liberty instead of repression and restriction. Just returned from “Communist” China and this wouldn’t happen there…think about it.

  656. Doug Johnston signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:56 am

    I love tacos, especially mobile tacos.

  657. Norma Gonzalez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:56 am

    If I don’t bring a lunch it’s the only way I get to eat lunch.

  658. John Meehan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:57 am

    Leave it to our government officials to create a problem where none existed before. Taco trucks are a perfect example of the kind of small businesses our government should be encouraging. Mom and pop businesses are good for everybody. Keep the taco trucks and get rid of these small minded county supervisors!

  659. Tracy McCubbin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:57 am

    As long as they are mindful of the traffic & parking laws …. LOVE LIVE THE TACO TRUCK!

  660. Glory Morelos signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:59 am

    I met my husband at Rambo’s Taco Truck!

  661. Maria Mikesell signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:04 am

    With all the other more serious issues going on in LA, like homelessness, going after the taco truck vendors should be the least of the problems.
    The taco vendors should be commended for trying to make a life for themselves, working hard to provide for their families, ulike some of those who are hear leagally and living off welfare.
    Carne asada tacos sound good for lunch today!

  662. Derick Yasuda signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:05 am

    To eliminate the taco truck is to destroy part of LA’s soul.

  663. George signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:07 am

    Taco Truck is a safe, affordable way for every man woman and child in Los Angeles to enjoy delicious, authentic late-night food. Quit trying to take away people’s means of living, and my means for eating!

  664. eddie medina signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:08 am

    For the love of God and everything pure and natural in this world, please save the Taco Truck! Just think of how many people’s lives have been saved because of the taco truck. Many a night people are given a chance to sober up while they stand in line to devour a plate of mini tacos or a burrito wrapped in aluminum foil.

  665. Edith Ben signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:08 am

    These folks are just trying to make a living, and they provide a service that is needed and used by thousands of people everyday. Passing this law would likely lead to more trucks driving around looking for the next place to park, thus leading to irritated neighbors and a loss of a calm. Instead, let’s support legislation that makes sense, and focus on issues that will actually bring about improvement in quality of life.

  666. Elizabeth M. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:10 am

    So, Supervisor Molina, why profess to be the elected official of the people? What about your so-called committment to seeing small businesses succeed? Why destroy part of our (and YOUR) culture? Leave the trucks alone! Long live our taco trucks!

  667. David Hendren signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:17 am

    best street food in the world!!!!

  668. Lisa B signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:18 am

    Yo no quiero Taco Bell.

  669. Pam Lee signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:19 am

    It’s a pat of LA. Don’t take it away.

  670. Lesley Anton signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:21 am

    These trucks sustain the bodies of all of the very important people who are the backbone of this city. They are especially valuable in areas that have no food establishments – and some areas that the customers would have to walk for blocks to find lunch – and then be gone from work longer. Please don’t put restrictions on them for the short time they are at their destination.

  671. RITA BAIRD signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:21 am

    Healthy competition is good for these unhealthy fast food joints. Our taco trucks have a right to exist and our communities depend upon them. If we force them out of business, we loose one of the last bastions of our Mexican American culture.
    Gloria Molina, get away from your fat cat food joint supporters and join us in preserving this essential piece of our culture.

  672. Lloyd Powers signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:25 am

    please make yourself aware of the roll taco trucks play in our culture…………. New York has its’ hot dog carts , Please allow us to have our taco trucks

  673. Maria signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:26 am

    Carne asada is not a crime!

  674. Tim LaVerne signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:27 am

    Whenever I visit LA, I love going to get tacos at a taco truck. It is part of the LA culture and should be respected as such.

  675. Lisa Mohan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:30 am

    L.A. craves its taco trucks.

  676. Paul Carden signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:31 am

    People have the right to make a living. Leave the freak’n “Taco Truckies” alone. And if people want to eat the junk coming out of those “Roach Coaches” they should certainly be allowed to do so. I just hope they have good health plans. Ms. Molina will not lift a finger to help, like every other politician, she is just hiding behind existing laws. It’s a safe place indeed. You won’t find her at the bleeding edge of change. Too much to risk.

  677. LuAnne Meehan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:33 am

    I love our taco truck and staff, Big Burrito (Lanark Park, CP)RULES! Tacos in the park is like a little piece of heaven on a sunny day. Carnitas are a blessing.

  678. George Watson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:33 am

    WOOOOOO TACOS! SAVE THE TACOS!

  679. boris signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:36 am

    The fine and jail time is ridiculous. Lower the proposed fine to something more reasonable and remove the jail time altogether.

  680. Sam Munilla signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:43 am

    This is ridiculous that you would pass a law of this magnitude(jail time) for doing business and then again you don’t jail real criminals that are doing serious crime. I think you have to pass better laws to protect our citizens.

  681. elsa levy signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:46 am

    C’mon, taco trucks are a part of LA culture. Get over yourself and pay attention to LA’ real problems…..beautiful kids getting gunned down in the streets and this is all you guys have to worry about.

  682. Ken Castillo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:47 am

    Dear Ms. Molina,

    Please do not allow the persecution of the decent, hard-working taco truck operators who add spice and flavor to the wonderful cultural melting pot that is East Los Angeles! Save our Taco Trucks!


  683. on May 1st, 2008 at 7:48 am

    Taco trucks are part of LA culture. Would NYC ban hot dog stands? Isn’t there some way to alow both the taco stands and the “brick and mortar” businesses to coexist. Try a little harder, please!

  684. Terri Patchen signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:48 am

    En solidaridad suadero, SIEMPRE!

  685. Kate Marks signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:49 am

    save the tacos!

  686. Nicola Thompson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:49 am

    Save the trucks!

  687. David Salas signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:49 am

    Aren’t there bigger problems for you to focus on other than Taco Trucks?

  688. Ricardo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:49 am

    AWW Man that sucks!

  689. Christine Eastman/Laguna Niguel signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:50 am

    Good GRIEF! You (politicians) mean to tell me you’re going after some of the hardest working, underpaid people in California? Have you never had a freakin’ taco off a taco truck in your sheltered life? Get a grip and go after the gangbangers I just read about before I read about this in the paper this morning!!

  690. Manuel signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:50 am

    Save our trucks!

  691. Martin Manalo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:51 am

    Leave the makers of great food alone. They’re just hard working people trying to make a living. There are more pressing and important issues than the prohibition of taco trucks.

  692. Maria signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:52 am

    This is B.S how can they do this!

  693. Jaime signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:54 am

    Molina has been in the County Board of Supervisors for too long. Get ready Molina some people are going to go after you seat. You are totally out of touch from your constituents-Or are you upset that unincorporated East Los Angeles is going to be a city soon. You used to be a well respected Chicana know it seems that you SOLDOUT. CAMPAIGN AGAINST MOLINA!!!!!!

  694. Rahul Sethi signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Let people make a living. The taco trucks are usually at places where there are no other (or limited) food options.

  695. ruben diaz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:58 am

    peace to the east

  696. Alexis Lantz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:00 am

    Taco Trucks give this city it’s flavor.
    They keep food affordable and accessible at hours when many establishments are not open. We need our Taco Trucks and the micro economy they generate. We need our Taco Trucks for the culinary joy they bring in discovering the most amazing carne asada you’ve ever tasted.

  697. Robert Harvey signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:01 am

    Please Save the Trucks. Their Tacos are better than any brick and mortar establishment.

  698. Lee McPherson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:03 am

    Please save these trucks!

  699. Monica Lopez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:08 am

    Viva los taco trucks!!! I can get much more authentic, better tasting and fresher tacos from the hard working folks who run these trucks than I can at Taco Bell. That’s not a taco!

  700. Rafael Hernandez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:08 am

    NO!!!!!!!! Take the mcdonalds, the burger king, the old subway, take any fast food restaurant you want but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!! dont take the truck!!!!!!!

  701. Jane Kennedy signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:08 am

    Save the Taco Trucks!!!

  702. Connie C. Cortez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Please save the taco trucks!!!

  703. a n signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:10 am

    you cannot take away the taco trucks from la.

  704. David Dazza signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:14 am

    I like Tacos. And Taco Bell Sucks. I think is a shame that if people that are alredy rich are not making any money with something they want to tear it down.


  705. on May 1st, 2008 at 8:15 am

    Los Angeles’ taco trucks are more than a monument of life here, they are a staple for students, young people and others making a low income living. As a recent UCLA graduate, I’m in an enormous amount of debt and living in a city with one of the most expensive standards of living: without taco trucks, my food budget would be busted. This intense legislation seems so overkill in relation to the “problem” it solves. I hope you are prepared to deal with thousands of upset Angeleanos. Please don’t bring an end to this integral part of LA.

  706. Joanna Walling signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:16 am

    THATS BS! What we need is community not more laws, rules and regulations. Necesitamos la lengua!

  707. Bari Harelick signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:16 am

    save the tacos!

  708. Blanka signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:16 am

    Save the Taco Trucks!!!

  709. Maya Ben signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:16 am

    Please save the taco trucks!

  710. Geoffrey Cushing-Murray signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:16 am

    Stop government interference in free and fair competition in a climate of rising food prices.

  711. Lisa Cole signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:16 am

    Don’t make the taco trucks move!! They provide immense color as part of our (much needed) flora & fauna in this concrete city.

  712. Alfonso Canchola signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:17 am

    I can’t believe this, people are only trying to make a living the hard way. Restaurants should not complain, instead they should look at their menus. These men and women are not criminals and should not be treated this way. Leave our Taco Trucks ALONE!!!!!!

  713. Yvette Davis signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:17 am

    How can anyone take away this amazing tradition? I fed myself all the way through college with the well priced and delicious taco trucks. This is employment for many people. To take it away is horrible.

  714. jennie ross signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Taco trucks are an important and delectable part of our community! To abolish their right to serve is to abolish an integral part of Los Angeles culture

  715. L-ROX signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:17 am

    This is outrageous; Que Coman Tacos!!!

  716. Brenda Garnica signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Another attack on the working class. I refuse to pay $8 for a burrito!!!

  717. Carmen Cham signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:18 am

    Please leave the taco trucks alone! This city needs them more than you know.

  718. Judita J signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:18 am

    This is PART of LA STREET LIFE – GIVE THESE PEOPLE A BREAK – THIS IS HOW THEY FEED THEIR FAMILIES. Will the out of touch gov please let the people live?

    I think they should have to move if they are blocking the street and if they are impeding traffic – OR – SERVING BAD TACOS!

  719. PATTY signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:19 am

    save our tacos!!!!
    patty from the Ryan Seacrest radio morning show!

  720. Shelley Han signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:19 am

    LA would not be LA without taco trucks!!

  721. Fran Dutank signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:20 am

    I dont know if I would have made it through high school and college if not for the taco truck.

    Maybe the same law should be passed for drug dealers. Nobody seems to complain when they stay in the same place for more than an hour. Why don’t businesses complain about that?

  722. ROBERT JUAREZ signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:21 am

    TACOS GOOD! WE ARE IN A RECESSION W/ GAS PRICES SOURING AND RENTS OUT OF CONTROL. WE NEED TO SAVE EVERY PENNY AND TACO TRUCKS ARE CHEAP AND FAST. NO WAITING FOR TABLES AND LONG LINES.

    HOW DO YOU THINK CARL’S JR. STARTED?

  723. jennie ross signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:22 am

    taco trucks are a delectable pillar of Los Angeles culture and deserve a right to vend.

  724. Gina Garcia signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:25 am

    Focus on more important issues and leave our tacos alone

  725. Jennifer King signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:25 am

    My cousins came from Europe in 1994 and had their firsts tacos here. Tacos change the world!

  726. Maurice Kane signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:25 am

    Taco trucks are like the Capitol Records building or the LA River or the Hollywood Walk of Fame; they’re a vital part of our community’s sense of itself reflected in the past, a vibrant source of nutrients in the present, and should be integral to our future. Too much LA history has been paved over and demolished. Look at the Ambassador Hotel, for example. I cannot live in a place that hates the taco truck and those who drive them. Via Los Tacos!

  727. David Clark signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:25 am

    many la residents can’t afford to eat in restaurants, especially in this time of economic troubles.

  728. Maggie Wilson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:26 am

    The brick and mortar resturants need to accept that maybe their food isn’t as good and the taco trucks food.

  729. Kent Beyda signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:26 am

    Taco trucks are part of what makes Los Angeles a special place

  730. dexter espinoza signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:27 am

    taco trucks signify, L.A.!

  731. David Heil signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:29 am

    The best tacos come from the trucks, for a good price. I give credit to these people for taking initiative to start their own businesses to support their families. TACOS TRUCKS ARE MUY BUENO!

  732. Angel Rico signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:30 am

    Save the taco trucks.

  733. kenny thorndike signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Keep the taco trucks as they are. They’re a part of not only L.A. culture, but California’s and the west’s as well. Everybody likes the taco trucks

  734. Maria-Lisa Flemington signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:31 am

    taco trucks provide opportunities for employment and food at a reasonable cost.

  735. scott harmon signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:31 am

    What will we do without our taco trucks, they are an instution

  736. Maegen Ribich signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Do not shut down those with an entrepreneur spirit, not to mention great food!

  737. Sarah Bederman signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Do not shut down this important small business sector in LA!

  738. Stephanie Griffin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:34 am

    Please don’t take away the few places that serves actual decent and affordable food all hours of the day and night. There are far far more issues going on to be concerned about.

  739. sam ceballos signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:35 am

    I have been living in Houston for the last 2 years, and even though there is a huge latino population here, the taco truck is not part of the cultural lifestyle like it is back home in L.A. Yes, “cultural lifestyle”. It has become a part of life for many people, including myself. I go back 3 times a year, and yearn for one particular taco truck in El Sereno. Please, don’t do away with this type of food, that is very much a part of the latino heritage. Yes, it is something to be proud of.

  740. Ellen Sharp signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:35 am

    Leave the taco trucks alone.

  741. J. Gomez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:36 am

    Lets see, Who is running these taco trucks? ah, yes LATINOS. Once again injustice aimed at Latinos that are running a legitimate and productive business. What is it about our culture that threatens these people so.
    Taco trucks are parked, lets say 4 hrs. or so, yet people whom have chosen to live in RVs are parked 24 hrs along the curb. Are these unjust fines/penalties going to apply to them as well?
    How can, “Taco Trucks are taking away from my business”, be a legitimate reason to commence a ridiculous law, when more than one eatery stands on every city block.

  742. Omar Rosado signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:36 am

    Mmmmmmm, taco truck!! Vivan los tacos!

  743. Ashia Villegas signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:37 am

    How can they try to get rid of our taco trucks?! These people have no sense of community. They offer good food at great prices. Where else can you go to get good tacos at 2 in the morning? Save the taco trucks!

  744. Sonia Trelles signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:39 am

    Taqueros are just trying to legally make a living so they should be left alone.

  745. Mark Boykin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:39 am

    I am a 52 year-old lawyer and I have been eating at these trucks for 30 years. I usually refer to them, like everyone else, as “roach coaches,” but health department inspections have consistently shown them to be cleaner than the vast majority of restaurants and the quality of food is very good. And when I don’t have time for even fast food, grabbing a couple of tacos or a burrito at a truck is a much-appreciated alternative to starvation.

    I oppose the ban, particularly because these trucks are a large part of the cultural background of LA. If the restaurants can’t compete, too bad.

  746. Elena signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Taco trucks are a definitive LA tradition: leave them alone.

  747. tamara o'connor signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:41 am

    As an LA native, I have only been introduced to the joy of the taco truck since I’ve been working on Wilshire. The two industries do not compete — they
    live in different hemispheres.

    Save the trucks!

  748. Julianna Brannum signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:41 am

    No more restrictions! They are trying to make an honest living and us customers like a good, inexpensive meal!! Lay off the trucks and start ticketing and charging the real crimes in this city!

  749. Wendy Yao signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Don’t take away the taco trucks!!!

  750. William Oh signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Long live the trucks!

  751. Rochelle Flowers signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:42 am

    I do not go to the Taco truck near my job that often, but I would hate to see it go! The food is good, quick and inexpensive. I like having options for lunch. How can they expect the taco truck to pack up and move every hour! How can it be safe to drive with hot grease or a hot stove top? Isn’t their a law about that?!? If the law passes and they have to move every hour I think that they should be allowed to stay longer in area’s where there are no near by restaurants! Has anyone considered the construction & out door workers whose clothes are dirty and do not want to go inside a restaurant at lunch time????

  752. rian rochford signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:43 am

    i would sell my soul for some carne asada taco truck tortas.

  753. Jonathan Green signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Without taco trucks, what would we eat?

  754. Aliya Coher signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:43 am

    This is riduclous, save the taco trucks. Politicians should be focusing on real issues!!

  755. Maria signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:44 am

    SAVE OUR TRUCKS

  756. Charles Lee signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Dear Supervisor Gloria Molina,

    You should not be be spending my tax money trying to pass laws to benefit a few restaurants. I believe that the US is supposedly a free market economy. If these restaurants want more business, make better food or lower their prices. Using the City Council to force taco trucks out of business is wrong. Plus, shouldn’t you be supporting laws that promote SAVING GAS, not wasting it forcing both the taco trucks and their customers to driving thousands of extra miles trying to find each other?

    Viva los tacos!

  757. Danielle R. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:46 am

    save our midnight snack!

  758. Mike Stevens signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:46 am

    I’m in support of any effort to help out the little guy. Especially when he’s being unfairly squeezed by and unholy alliance of government and big business $$$.

    This country was built on competition so if business people (ie restaurantiers) can’t stand the heat they need to get out of the kitchen!

  759. Veronica Awan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:46 am

    No everybody can afford to eat in a restaurant. Save the taco trucks.

  760. Brenda RObles signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:46 am

    My family is from Mexico and I would be devastated if I did not have access to delicious tacos. Please help!!!

  761. Norma signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:47 am

    Shame on you, Gloria Molina!

  762. Carol Siu signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:47 am

    $1000 is an outrageous fine.

  763. Adriana Vesci signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:48 am

    Please save the taco trucks and help to preserve an important aspect of our city’s heritage!

  764. Julie Tilsner signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:49 am

    There are creative ways to ensure that restaurant owners AND taco truck proprietors serve their respective populations and equally prosper. Sit down and think of a few before passing this draconian law. Taco trucks are part of what makes Los Angeles a unique, vibrant, multi-cultural city.
    Don’t believe me? Bite into a warm, soft, carne asada taco from Tacos la Fonda on Laurel Canyon Blvd. and see how you feel…

  765. Laura signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:49 am

    LA isn’t LA without taco trucks.

  766. Charong Chow signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:49 am

    great site!

  767. Giles Bowkett signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:49 am

    This law is horrible and attacks one of the greatest things about LA. Whoever set this law up hates Los Angeles. Please publicize their identities so I can remember them for the rest of their political careers. Make sure that with this law they’ve made enemies for life.

  768. Andi Serrano signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:50 am

    Taco vendors are just trying to make a living. Let them be!

  769. Dean Menta signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:50 am

    beans.

  770. Roddy Bottum signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:50 am

    keep people employed and keep commerce on the streets!

  771. Kris Quinones signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:50 am

    Taco Trucks are convenient. restraunts aren’t always convenient. they should just deal with their losses.

  772. Martha Gomez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:51 am

    I love carne asada tacos!!

  773. Renee Garcia signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:52 am

    there the city goes trying to knock down people who are just trying to make a legit living and be productive citizens in the community.

  774. Gregg Kettles signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:52 am

    http://www.openair.org/node/416

  775. M Griset signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:52 am

  776. Michelle Aitala signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:52 am

    These people are just trying to earn a living. Viva la Taco Truck!

  777. justin kase signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Taco trucks in LA are a rite of passage!!!

  778. Jannis Rubinstein signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:54 am

    I want my tacos! Keep them in LA.

  779. Saul Padilla signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:55 am

    Taco trucks are a big part of L.A.
    How about focusing on bigger issues!!

  780. Gerardo Gonzalez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:56 am

    ……….mmmmm tacos………….

  781. p.shadi.sanbar signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:56 am

    This Angeleno/Hipster will go twice tonight. Let’s hear it for the ‘little’ men and women whom make this country great.

  782. Jenessa Maldonado signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:56 am

    I know many many people that support Tacos trucks and there should be a better way to address the problems now. Without Mom and Pop shops and taco trucks, etc, we have to rely on major corporations, fast food restaurants that are taking over everything. We need culture to stay in LA.

  783. Saul Amezquita signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Next they’ll be telling us to have actual jobs with health benefits and other stuff that confuses me. NEVER!!!

  784. Abigail Smith signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:57 am

    stop hating on taco trucks

  785. Francisco Torres @ SJ CA. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:57 am

    This is not right, It’s ridiculous, we should have our Hispanic radio stations and radio hosts “El Piolin por la manana, El Cucuy de la manana, etc, etc,” Involve and make our voice count against this racist laws that the District 1 County Supervisor Gloria Molina, against to our tacos truck.

  786. Crystal Camarena signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Save the taco trucks! :)

  787. J. R. Rigby signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:58 am

    Taco trucks are part of the local cultural heritage!

  788. Mariela Amaya signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:59 am

    I LoVe Tacos & Tacos Trucks!

  789. Patty Morales signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Thanks for putting this site together, guys! I was so bummed when I heard about the proposed law; now I’m all on board to stop it!


  790. on May 1st, 2008 at 9:00 am

    .

  791. A. Leistra signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Ms. Molina should be ashamed of herself. Taco trucks are one of the best things about LA.

  792. Kate Anthony signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:01 am

    This is utterly ridiculous. I’d much rather have our local taco truck where it is than having it driving around all day and night! How will people EVER know where it is? Their business will be devastated and our neighborhoods disrupted by the constant moving of a large vehicle. What is the reason for this anyway?? I don’t even see the value in it!

  793. Sal signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:01 am

    There they go again, Now, how many people have we heard that got sick from eating from a taco truck? as opposed to people finding chicken heads in their chicket bucket at KFC, or a finger in their Burger king’s burger, or Rats joining them for dinner at Mcdonalds!

    That’s right, you can’t think of one, and neither can I!!!!

    so stop harrasing our precious taco trucks!!!

  794. Matthew Miller signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:01 am

    This must be stopped! Were the people of L A even considered in this decision? After the clubs close the people must eat. Taco trucks are the hangover cure!

  795. Jaime signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Restaurants are in the wrong business!!
    Tacos For Ever.

  796. Cynthia Lee signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Taco trucks are part of the culture of Los Angeles. They have helped fueled my cramming sessions the night before a test and are great places to get my taco fix.

    Los Angeles should focus on education! We need better schools!

  797. Noelle Wallace signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Please don’t take away this facet of Los Angeles culture!

  798. Brian Rekasis signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:03 am

    taco trucks are a part of the Los Angeles culture. create a provision that allows them to continue with business as usual.

  799. sydney lewis signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Taco Trucks provided the best community spirit by attracting people from poor college students to wealthy businessmen to gather outside and enjoy a delicious authentic taco. I have yet to find that sort of home good feeling in any other state or city i’ve been in.

  800. karen hodges signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:04 am

    taco trucks are the spirit of LA cuisine!

  801. Alice Camarena signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:04 am

    There is no common sense regarding this, just let them stand where they stand instead of having everyone get in their cars if they are in line and have to follow the truck to it’s next destination. What a hassle for everyone! If they are trying to stop them from selling as beinig an inconvenience, sorry, that won’t work because they have too many customers. Hello there think about what you are doing???

  802. Van Chu signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:05 am

    Long live taco trucks!
    Yum.

  803. Maxfield Schnee signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Big mistake people. Taco trucks are a part of Angeleno life.

    The end.

  804. Vmonk signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:07 am

    Viva los taco trucks!

  805. Teresa Markowitz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:08 am

    Ms. Molina is off her rocker. Taco trucks are a part of LA culture and need to stay.

  806. LORA LUCZYWO signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:08 am

    SAVE MY TACO LOCAL TRUCK! DON’T OUT THE BRAKES ON MY LOCAL TACO TRUCK. IT SERVES SO MANY WHO HAVE SO LITTLE. THEY WORK HARD AND KEEP A LEGITIMATE BUSINESS. PLEASE.

  807. David Montalvo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:08 am

    Yo quiero TACO TRUCK!

  808. Sam Gilberd signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:09 am

    The Taco Truck in my neighborhood is a weekly family stop on the way from the beach. Don’t take that deliciousness away from us!

  809. anibal aguilar signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:11 am

    keep tacos can taco bell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  810. on May 1st, 2008 at 9:11 am

    I heart taco trucks.
    This petition has been blogged about, so watch out Gloria — I am bringing to bear the full force of my random friends that are bored at work!

    http://thisbindle.com/blog/?p=8

  811. Ana Flores signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Taco Trucks are an institution, a tourist site, and my husband´s late night feeding place!!! So many people benefit from this business that it´s only a win-win institution. Save the taco trucks!

  812. Jennie Freeburg signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:12 am

    !

  813. maria menjivar signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:12 am

    tacos rock.

  814. Heather Rush signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Good luck!
    Heather

  815. Angela Park signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:15 am

    Save the taco trucks!!!

  816. Marie Gutierrez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:15 am

    Gloria Molina, where is your culture? Don’t you have better things to do?

  817. JAIME CORREA signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:15 am

    Government should provide more choices not restrict them. I choose to eat at taco trucks rather than restaurants when I feel like it.

  818. Jeffrey Crandell signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:15 am

    To me, there is nothing better than tacos after a night out on the weekends. I hope we can stop this ridiculous law, and preserve our life style in Los Angeles.

  819. Antonio Lopez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:16 am

    Tacos are king!

  820. Nora Petersen signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:16 am

    I like taco trucks

  821. Tom Wooge signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Elected County Supervisors:
    You are PUBLIC SERVANTS and must not cater solely to the special business interests with permanent addresses you mostly associate with. Serve the public by letting food trucks serve us, anywhere, anytime, for as long as there is demand. Your duty is to expedite the public interests. Not only repeal absurdly punitive laws for merely parking over 30 minutes, rather issue parking time limit exemptions to food trucks consistent with public convenience and safety.

  822. T. Carney signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Instead of blocking the Taco trucks, which no one seems to mind (and many love0, why don’t you spend time fixing something that needs fixing. More parks, less billboards, better public transportation. There’s plenty to do. Leave the taco trucks alone.

  823. Carlos Ramos signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:17 am

    peace, love, & tacos por favor…

  824. James Robinson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:17 am

    The municipal government should disband if this is how they are going to spend their time.

  825. Laura Michael signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:18 am

    they are a part of los angeles culture. you cant get rid of them!

  826. Amanda Johanson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Tacos rule!

  827. Bobby Gabriel signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:19 am

    I love taco trucks!!!! Stop corporations and big government from telling us what to do!!!!!

  828. Salvador Lopez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:19 am

    I go to the taco trucks for the quality and authenticity of the Mexican food and the low prices. Don’t take my friendly neighborhood taco truck away!

  829. David Robinson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:19 am

    I work in Boyle Heights and my eyes light up everytime I see a truck. Let’s work on some real problems, not trying to hurt people’s livelihood.

  830. Ronald Fuentes signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:20 am

    Hell no I love the taco trucks specially the one next to el taurino.

  831. Adam Woods signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Don’t take away authentic and amazing food that everyone can afford!

  832. Ken Perry signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Let’s see mortgage crisis, food prices, gas prices, Bush as President, the WAR, ….but the real problem are those darn taco trucks!!

  833. nicole livingston signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Honestly, there are so many more important things to be concerned about in this city. This truly is an important part of Los Angeles culture. When I ask my friends coming from abroad where they want to go when they arrive…always the same :) to find a taco truck!

  834. Christy N signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Taco trucks are an important part of Los Angeles culture and a unique phenomenon to warmer climate cities and the latino community. We should preserve the taco trucks instead of wiping them out. They foster community and serve as a meeting place for residence who patronize our local taco trucks.

  835. Cliff Cho signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:24 am

    I support taco trucks

  836. john c. dvorak signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:25 am

    i can has cheezburger?

  837. Birch Faber signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:26 am

    The men and women who run taco trucks work harder than anyone in our community. Their businesses do not deserve to be shut down. They also provide goods to the community which are hard to come by at 2 AM in the morning. Free Leo!

  838. Jackson Anderer signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:26 am

    The taco truck IS Los Angeles.
    And Los Angeles is tasty!

  839. Meghan v signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Who doesn’t love tacos after a few beers?
    Save the taco trucks!

  840. JASON HERNANDEZ signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:27 am

    WHAT ABOUT YOUR LOCAL PUPUSERIA TRUCKS? GOTTA REPRESENT THE SALVADORENOS!

  841. laura noguera signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:27 am

    moving more is just polluting more. i thought los angeles was going green.

    gas stinks! tacos are yummy!

  842. David Colocho signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Taco trucks are part of L.A. Getting rid of them would be like getting rid of Hollywood.
    Save the Taco Trucks!!!

  843. A. Blancos signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Taoo Trucks are part of Los Angeles. Do not make them criminals.
    Save the taco truck.

  844. christina demoss signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:28 am

    This is really about the corporations wanting more control. I’m all for the Taco trucks. Keep on truckin. I wish I had one parked on our street.

  845. Justin Pieters signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:29 am

    I have to say, this is outrageous.


  846. on May 1st, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Tacos = Yum

  847. Nancy Guzman signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:30 am

    The people who operate the taco trucks are hard working people, who are trying to make a living just like everyone else, the city should focus their attention to more important things, like Homeless & gang violence, really Get real!

  848. Gillian Clark signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:30 am

    I’d hate to see the homely taco truck abolished. 1 hour to park legally seems not long enough. What if they could do 3 – 6 hours a day in the same location? If they have to keep picking up and moving, then they have to start up those old tired polluting engines again and again to make more smog, use more gas and exacerbate the climate change problem.

  849. Keith Walker signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Taco trucks are an important part of the cultural heritage of L.A. Molina’s restrictions are misguided!!

  850. Bronwyn Kelly signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:31 am

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCK!

  851. Natalie Fong signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Taco trucks are an important and unique part of the L.A. culture.

  852. Maria signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:31 am

    I really think that this is a great Idea!!
    Im gonna spread the word to every one I know.
    Tacos are the best thing to eat when you are hungry at night & you crave some carne asada & hot salsa & you dont have to pay alot.
    If you dont have much money you can eat to full yourself with tacos always!

  853. Jenny Ramos signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:31 am

    My 100% support to all the taco truck owners.

  854. Gee-Meister! signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Save the trocas! They are a vital piece of our cultural fabric in Los Angeles! And not to mention serve up some really tasty food! I don’t want to see my seafood truck on East Olympic Blvd near Soto St. gone! Stand up for your culinary right!

  855. dawna nolan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:33 am

    unthinkable to live without taco trucks!

  856. Lydia Roxas signed, signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:33 am

    I can’t believe that the City Council can’t find
    something better to do with there time than harasse these poor Taco Truck Venders. We have the
    right to choose what we want to eat and you just
    made it harder to have them accessable. Good going City Council.

  857. Brian Damron signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:34 am

    I do this for Leo and Sonia, and, to a lesser extent, La Estrella on Monday nights and Rambo’s when I want something really hot. They have made my out-of-state collegiate experience what it is. The taco trucks are what I brag about when I go home to Missouri.
    -B. Damron, Occidental College, Class of 2008

  858. Adriana Rincon signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:34 am

    wow! I can’t believe there is nothing out there much more threatening than a taco truck. How ridiculous is this?! I will eat at the taco trucks till kingdom come. Viva los Taco Trucks! Y que siga la lucha!

  859. Charlie signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:34 am

    On a recent trip to Egypt everyone missed the food from a taco truck.

  860. Shauna OBrien signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:34 am

    this is a staple and cheap food source in our city! and a delicious one too!

  861. Sandra signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:35 am

    Save the taco trucks!!!

  862. Tatiana Zepeda signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Taco trucks are a big part of L.A. getting rid of the taco truck is not only getting rid of a part of L.A. but is as well getting rid of families salaries and jobs. This is outrageous and unfair for those who work hard to give a good living to their families and love ones. I say save the taco truck.

  863. Louis signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:37 am

    what else is there to say?? don’t let big brother take away another one of life’s great pleasures.

  864. Anne Ross signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Save the taco trucks, please!

  865. art dumont signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:37 am

    These sorry ass fast food places should learn from the TACO trucks. There is a way to process good healthy food at a resonable price. SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS……

  866. Cari Coe signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:37 am

    These vendors are beloved members of our community and they make LA special!! They provide tacos for the people. Please leave them be.

  867. D. Michaels signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:37 am

    THis is ridiculous. Leave them alone to continue working hard to earn a living. There are bigger things to worry about in this town.

  868. Jennifer Smith signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:37 am

    long live tacos

  869. Billy Lopez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:38 am

    We Love our Taco Trucks!!!

  870. Claudia Martinez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Taco Trucks are a significant part of the Los Anegels culture. Not only do they provide good, inexpensive food but these trucks also support families.

  871. Heather M. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:39 am

    This is ridiculous!!!! There is nothing more LA than taco trucks!!

  872. Phillip Bazan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Part of the luxury of living in Southern California is that we have a plethora of places that offer good, quality Mexican food. One of these places is the mobile taco truck. The owners are just trying to make a living. Even though I love King Taco, the taco truck (whichever one it may be) offers food that is just as good if not cheaper in price. I wish the Burrito & Taco Nazis would get off their high horse and pass some worthwhile legislation that benefits the entire County. What do we want- TACO TRUCKS. When do we want ‘em- NOW!

  873. Mellany signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:40 am

    We love Tacos!

  874. D. A. Douglas signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:40 am

    I actually live in Miami Beach but hope to be visiting a friend in LA this summer. He hasn’t stopped talking about the fantastic food at these said trucks. I hope they are still there when I come visit!

  875. Eriberto Perez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Vivan los tacos!!!

  876. catina acree signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:43 am

    nothing beats the taco truck! …and while you’re at it, keep the bacon wrapped around our hotdogs too!! ugh, don’t we have more important things to legislate!?!?!

  877. nate cole signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:43 am

    for the good of the hood.

  878. Nicole Diaz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Tacos are a rich part of Los Angeles life and should NOT be forced off the streets.

  879. Nick Harrell signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Love the trucks

  880. James Kim signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:44 am

    This is madness. Taco trucks get me & thousands of others through the day.

  881. Regina Rezex signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:45 am

    What did a couple of carne asada tacos ever do to anyone???

  882. Carmelo Valone signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Guys who sell burritos aren’t criminals…it’s more the guys who sell Taco Bell……now that’s a gross crime if you ask me.
    How did this even become an issue with the city? Is City Hall that bored?
    This is yet another example of how the gentrification of our fair city is destroying the real LA…with more Downtown Condos/Lofts, getting rid of the Homeless, Taco Trucks….or anything that resembles a ‘real city’.
    This city of LA is supposed to be the land of opportunity ….for any tax bracket….not just the “Bankers from Arizona”, or the “Loan Officer from Philly”, that immigrated here to try and fulfill that lifelong dream to be or look cool or hipster-like.
    No offense to the LA newbie….but this isn’t your fake playground. This is my real city.
    What’s next?
    I will finally say that Taco Trucks are as American and as Angelino as the Ice Cream Man…….why don’t we throw the Ice Cream Man and his truck of iced sweets in jail too? What a bloody criminal….giving us all Diabetes and reminding us that yes we were all once little snotty nosed kids too.

  883. Anoushka Alden signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:46 am

    I don’t see what harm a taco truck has ever done.

  884. Bruce B Jones signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Why not get rid of pretzel stands in D.C., bagels in NYC too? Your supervisors don’t realize that a good Taco Truck is hard to find… LA is lucky to have this great eat treat, yet they want to destroy this culinary delight for the ordinary Joe/Jose? Sounds un-American to me.

  885. christina bernal signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:48 am

    This is how small business starts people putting there best recipes, designs, and ideas out for people to try, Vans shoes started from a guy selling out of his truck!

  886. Josephine Salguero signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Don’t take away our taco trucks!!!


  887. on May 1st, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Long live the taco trucks. If we lose the taco trucks we lose a piece of LA. It seems so surreal that this law was passed.

  888. Martha Tamayo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Taco trucks have to have the same permits as any local business. This relates to taxes in my eyes. I grew up on King Taco when it was a truck. Family member own a taco restaurant yet every night they bring out their “carrito” & guess what we have all noticed? Yup…the “carrito” tacos are better than the restaurant tacos. Come on Ms. Molina or are you siding with the King becuase Hillary visited it? Do I see a conflict of interests here? Ok, I’m pissed…leave the taco trucks be!!!

  889. Reid Wilbraham signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Go Raiders!!!!!!

  890. leon shpayer signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:50 am

    please keep the trucks from vanishing, and the bacon wrapped hot dogs.

  891. Jesse Bloom signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Save our taco trucks!

  892. S. Gutierrez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:51 am

    I agree, taco trucks are a huge part of the latino culture in Southern California. As a latina, I’m proud that we can extend part of our culture to others. Doing so via the taco truck is an excellent way to show others that we are hard working people – and we make the best food :-)

  893. Monique Jabre signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Long Live the Taco Truks

  894. MANA signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Mana, the rock band, supports the RAZA and the mobile taquerias.
    We LOVE LA, and we LOVE TACO trucks!

  895. Hrair Sarkissian signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Give Me Taco Trucks or Give Me DEATH!!!
    City of LA, attacking people smaller than you makes you a bully.
    Stop it!

  896. Todd Penwarden signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:56 am

    it is just wrong to ban taco trucks, i believe they are a part of So. Cal.

  897. Michel Floreani signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:57 am

    I love my taco trucks! There’s always one around when I get a taco craving and drive around, and i don’t want it to change.

  898. William Sipes signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:57 am

    This law does not serve the public’s best interest. Please repeal!

  899. Elaine Ono signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:58 am

    This law is unfair. Taco trucks are part of the LA culture and they dish out great food.

  900. Marcella Sanchez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Restaurants are not open till 2 am like taco trucks. Besides I can not eat at a restaurant for under $2 like I can at a Taco truck. I depend on taco trucks to sober up before we go home drunk.
    Please don’t do that to the taco trucks and their family’s or us.

  901. Walter Lopez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:59 am

    It’s not just tacos!! It’s great breakfast burritos, and don’t forget the great Marisco’s trucks!!!

    Taco trucks are part LA- and will alway be.

  902. Linda Melendez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Why don’t you focus on real criminals instead of hard working people? Taco trucks are a humbling reminder of how to earn an honest living!

  903. Marcus Smith signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:00 am

    I’d rather see brick and mortar restaurants being fined for serving bad food! Taco Trucks built this city.

  904. Carmen Dixon signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:00 am

    It is outrageous that legislators are wasting our precious tax dollars trying to push hardworking people off the road to financial security. Please leave the taco truck alone! Focus on reducing crime, educating our children and fixing our crumbling infrastructure. Why isn’t this obvious??????

  905. Rachael Martin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:00 am

    We love the taco trucks, even on the westside.

  906. Cynthia Diaz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:00 am

    What the business owners fail to see is if their cuisine were of the same quality of better than the taco trucks, the trucks taking business away wouldn’t be an issue.

    The trucks are a staple to life in Los Angeles!

  907. Tom McGeachin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Save the Trucks!!

  908. Andreas Herr signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Of all the things. How about instead of banning something that helps make LA unique, lets ban chain restaurants.

  909. Lauren signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:00 am

    sure, why not!

  910. lucy signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:00 am

    nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  911. Kristin Mueller signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:00 am

    social justice for all, not just some!

  912. Onosma Chea signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Taco trucks are a landmark to the City of Los Angeles.

  913. Lauren signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:01 am

    sure, why not?

  914. Clovis Bouhier signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:01 am

    This should ALWAYS be an LA staple!

  915. Caroline Sim signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:02 am

    I was upset when I read the old law re: the “30 minute then gotta move rule” but geezes, this is getting ridiculous. Fining hard-working people $1000 for selling a hand-made product that many races/ages love at god-forsaken hours for a decent price? The benefits to society outweigh the cons.

  916. edward segura signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:02 am

    I think for every taco truck eliminated, one politician should also lose his/her job, and that political position should not be filled!!!!

  917. Carmen signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:02 am

    I Love Tacos! Dont take them away.

  918. America Garay signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:03 am

    please don’t take the taco trucks away. We loved.

  919. Karen signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Go Tacos!

  920. Monica Morales signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:04 am

    SAVE OUR TACO, HOTDOG, FRUIT AND CHURRO CARTS, AS LONG AS THEY CONTINUE TO PAY FOR THEIR HEALTH PERMITS AND LA PERMITS THEY CANT HURT ANY BODY.
    AL OF THEM ARE JUST TRYING TO MAKE THERE DREAMS COME TRUE AND SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES!!!!

  921. Mollie Bowling signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:04 am

    I just spent a week in Manhattan where there is wonderful street food, obviously regulated, and obviously a significant part of the basic diet of the population. The street food and restaurant food co-exist. Surely we can find a way to do the same thing here in L.A.

  922. Francella Chinchilla signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:04 am

    way to waste time LA city council

  923. Melinda Fulmer signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:05 am

    Don’t take this LA institution away!

  924. Nidia signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:05 am

    There are serious problems to worry about in this city,for example “killings on the streets”,than to be fighting against the taco trucks.

  925. Chris Leavens signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:05 am

    Taco trucks are excellent. What would LA be without them? Keep the trucks!

  926. Christina Guerra signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:05 am

    How about some better public transportation, less large-scale development and a system that will allow me to actually get through to an operator when I call 911?

    Leave the trucks alone. Molina, get some damn priorities.

  927. Diana Ramos signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:05 am

    Tacos are good for our health!!! :)

  928. Chandra McLaughlin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:05 am

    This is a capitalist country, the taco trucks deserve respect, not to be banned!! It is unfair, and stupid. New York has hot dogs – we have tacos. Have some pride LA! Support the trucks!

  929. garrick mclaughlin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:06 am

    nothing like late night tacos at a taco truck. a true Los Angeles staple.

  930. Joanne signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:06 am

    please find something else to to do LA?

  931. Michelle La Farge signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:06 am

    This ordinance must be stopped!!

  932. Robert Sandoval signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:06 am

    County Supervisor Gloria Molina never give a Latino supervisor power the first thing they always do is turn on their own . Gloria how do you expert us to thrive in this county when every chance politicians get they bring us down even our own NO CHINGES, QUE VIVA Y SIGA LA RAZA……..

  933. John Arvizu signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:07 am

    !QUE VIVAN LOS TAQUEROS!

  934. leilani shimoda signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:07 am

    yes, carnitas are NOT a crime!

  935. Walter Roman signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:07 am

    I really enjoy the taco trucks, the food is good and the owners are great.

  936. Jonathan Fallon signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:09 am

    There are so many other things that we should be spending our focus on than taco trucks. I eat at one every week (I can’t tell you which one because it’s the best one in Echo Park) because it’s a meal that tastes great and that is in my budget. Save the trucks!

  937. Diana Wright signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:09 am

    They are an LA establishment!!

  938. Hector signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:09 am

    save our trucks! say no to greed!

  939. Paul signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Are you kidding me… I have a taco truck that swings by a few nights a week right by my apartment. I think I’d stave without it. What a stupid idea.

  940. Patricia Perez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Save Taco Trucks!

  941. Hilary Perez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Give these people a break! They are feeding our workers! Support them!!!

  942. Lucero Garcia signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Taco Trucks are genuine Los Angeles icons. There is nothing threatening about getting taco trucks.

  943. M. Gutierrez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Not a crime! God forbid someone be productive!

  944. Tbo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Take away the taco trucks and you begin to disintegrate the fibers of this great city…and some very tasty and affordable meals. Give the small business owner a break already!

  945. erik Otsea signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:12 am

    your site need some work I will not re write my ode to Trucks, Suffice to say that I love the trucks. And the measure, which is aimed at putting some out of business is Garbage.

  946. Isaac Mendez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Taco trucks are fine establishments!!! Save our trucks!!

  947. Adam F Beck signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:13 am

    With all that is going on in the world and even in LA why focus on this??? Sounds like another city official trying to pad a resume. Get your head out of your ass please…

    besides I need my vitamin T…tacos…

  948. Justin Mc signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:14 am

    goddamn taco-fascists.

  949. David Rose signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Gloria Molina,

    Please do not take one of Los Angeles’ finest institutions from the people whom you serve.

  950. Chris signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:14 am

    To protest this, I will have lunch AND dinner at a taco truck today. I wish our government wouldn’t try to change this unique place, if I wanted homogenous, I’d move to the MidWest and eat at Denny’s.

  951. Marcella signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Team Tacos!

  952. amy sedivy signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:15 am

    i’ve been eating from taco trucks since the early 70’s. they are part of LA, they offer cheap fast food – great for students – and they are the flavor of this city. Leave them alone!

  953. Spencer Allen signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:15 am

    As if we didn’t have enough problems with crowded jails already — and who will police this? Let’s get the LAPD to take their focus away from rapists and murderers to get these terrible taco trucks off the streets, and while we’re at it, let’s give the ice cream man 25 to life… The only merit this proposal has is being one of, if not the dumbest, most far-fetched idea this city has ever witnessed. Well done, Molina!

  954. DILEAN PYE signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:15 am

    WE NEED THE TACO TRUCK!!!
    I have to park a long way from my job
    and the Taco Truck comes to my job, thus
    I don’t have to leave the premises for lunch and lose my parking space.

  955. Anna Pasquale signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:15 am

    yes, they’re worth fighting for

  956. H Lee signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:16 am

    taco truck Thursday!

  957. Melissa signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Wow, with all the problems we have in LA, I can’t believe that our politicians are wasting our tax dollars trying to make it difficult for hardworking entrepreneurs to make a decent living. I do believe there are more important issues at hand than trying to eliminate a part of LA’s unique culture.

  958. C. Venti signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:18 am

    As a taxpayer, I would like to formally put in a request to take away Molina’s salary.

    Oh wait, it’s only ok for you to do it to other people trying to make a decent living?

  959. Ruben Gonzalez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:18 am

    We the people, DEMAND that the Board of Supervisors REPEAL this silly ill advised law. We DEMAND our Freedom to Choose were we want to eat and spend our hard earned money. Just like on election day we can choose who we want for our Supervisors.

  960. Rafael Cruz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Tacos are the life blood of this community. SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!! With food cost so high, tacos are the only fast and filling food that can feed me happily with $4! They are a godsend to low income families and starving students! GLORIA MOLINA DON’T FORGET YOUR ROOTS!

  961. Michael signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:19 am

    I love tacos de Pastor

  962. Jeff P. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:19 am

    These Taco Trucks are providing a demanded service, we should not penalize them just because restaurants do not like the competition. Law maker should propose a law that is fair for both the Taco Truck and the restaurant’s owner, instead of catering to only one side.

  963. omar ruiz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:19 am

    it’s ridiculous that they want to overthrow the taco trucks, if they do then there won’t be any more authentic carne asada tacos!

  964. Jose signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:19 am

    “What you in for?”

    “Burritos.”

  965. Stacy Garnica signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Taco trucks are a good thing.

  966. Lisa signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:21 am

    I’ve been looking for a good cause to sink my teeth into for a while. Save the tacos!

  967. Candice Campos signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Why are we punishing people for making an honest living.

  968. Kiki LaRue signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Taco trucks are an LA institution and should be celebrated, not under threat. They serve delicious food to many, many people in the city – leave them alone!

  969. Chuck Hayward signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Do not ruin a quintessential part of the SoCal experience.

  970. Pamela signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Taco trucks are not a crime! (and neither are bacon wrapped hotdogs, you know…)

  971. Eladio Jimenez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:23 am

    NOT A CRIME! PLEASE DO SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE, LET THE PEOPLE WORK!!

  972. karen strauss signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:23 am

    it’s such a part of la culture, a wonderful part of it! let’s save what little there is of la culture!

  973. mercle gomez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Let the people make an honest living.

  974. darra crouch signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:24 am

    less talk… more taco

  975. Karolyn Rimola signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:24 am

    This is the government at its best. What’s next the fruit vendors? They are provideing a service just like the rest of the restaurants, they shouldn’t be penalized for thriving in the “land of the free.”

  976. Walter J Forbes signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Leave them alone! Spend money for cops to do real work. Sorry, but this is a victimless crime.

  977. Kristine Gevorkyan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:24 am

    I never thought it would come to this. The taco trucks are a staple in LA. What will drunk people eat after night clubs and bars? What about people who work the grave yard shift? We love the taco trucks. How about focusing on better public transportation?

  978. Alvaro Quezada signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Molina must have too much idle time on her hands to come up with this bright idea. Watch out paletero, you are next!

  979. S Blanco signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Yet another attack on hard working people. Si Se Puede!!!

  980. Ryan Gilleland signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Save the Taco Trucks!!!!

  981. William M. Lee signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:26 am

    I’m a relatively new resident of Los Angeles, having moved from Boston in 2007. The taco trucks seem like a part of LA heritage, and it would be a shame to see them go.

  982. eric cunningham signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:28 am

    This law is a travesty. Taco Trucks provide a crucial service in a geographically dispersed population and generate tax revenues for the city as well. Why don’t brick and mortar bookstores just get the city council to regulate and ban Amazon.com as well. Mobile eateries are a legitimate competition to fixed sight eateries. Let the MARKET BE FREE and competition reign!

  983. Wayne A Scott signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Hummmm, Must be Jack and Mac are losing money??!!

  984. Daniel Parino signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Save the Taco Trucks!

  985. steve mcgowan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:30 am

    taco trucks are an essential part of life!! stop this madness tacos make the world go round!!!!

  986. Matt Connery signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:30 am

    taco

  987. Louis Phan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Taco trucks provide a valuable service to the community.

  988. Miriam Alejandro signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Ms. Molina, this is a example of “I got mine now you get moving!” How can you turn on the people who represent the best of our bi-cultural city! Viva los trucks!

  989. Felipe Martinez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:33 am

    So what the hell is the problem with taco trucks exactly again….? Leave them alone! Dear Mr Ms LA carpetbagging councilmember: have a little bit of shame and GO TO WORK on real issues!

  990. Kevin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:33 am

    When I have visited other countries I have always enjoyed the street corner vendors selling various culinary treats from their carts and vehicles. These things are the special culture that makes visiting other countries so enjoyable. Why would we want to eliminate or restrict our taco trucks that make up part of the unique culture that we have in our beautiful county?!

  991. Chorro Tacos signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:33 am

    a mi me gusta los chorro tacos!!! beats going to TJ.

  992. jimena sarno signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:34 am

    not letting people work or have access to reasonably priced food especially during recession: THAT is a crime. use your funds wisely. why not enforcing recycling or the use of recyclable trash bags for example? come on, people!

  993. N. Jimenez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Delicious, fast, affordable…especially now the way the economy is going. Leave the Taco Trucks alone, we are stimulating the streets with out rebates!!!

  994. David N. Marsh signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Taco trucks are operated by hardworking families for hardworking families.

  995. Anna signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Viva Las Tacos! Keep the taco trucks going! I am sure that they are healthier then the fatty fast food restaurants.

  996. Audrey signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Save the Tacos!

  997. Smooth signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Hey look I don’t have a problem with the trucks,
    what I do have a problem with is the GANGS. I grew up in this old town 68 years ago,I lived with Mexican American people, and GOD in heaven knows the Brother loves all type Mexican food. Mrs. Molina no disrespect to you and your other members on the boards but, good quality food will sell itself. Now when you wanna take a vote on the GANGS count me in. In the meantime pass the Brother the hot sauce and salsa.

  998. sam Chaidez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:36 am

    carne asada tonight

  999. Drew Murray signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Save the tacos.

  1000. Yumi Yukawa signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Save the tacos!!

  1001. Wyatt Dexter signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:38 am

    TACO TRUCKS RULE!

  1002. ramon fernandez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:38 am

    save our taco trucks against unfare legislation!

  1003. Leslie Salcedo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:38 am

    save. the. tacos.

  1004. Ron Rusell signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Taco trucks are an important part of the culture of Los Angeles. And, they’re really good!

  1005. Richard Ro signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Si se puede!

  1006. Chaton Anderson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:39 am

    That is ridiculous! The city should spend its time fighting crime, not the Taco Trucks.

  1007. Terry Caplenor signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Since when does a brick and mortar business trump a business on wheels?

    Taco trucks are an LA birthright!

  1008. Justin McLaughlin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Keep the taco trucks!

  1009. william maynard signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Orale, where you from honsssss! save our truck please, count me in essssayss!

  1010. Chris Kyaw signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Tacos all day everyday. I love my local taco guy.

  1011. Felicia Daniel signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:41 am

    i can’t imagine l.a. without taco trucks, nor do i want to!

  1012. FRANK ALMEIDA signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:41 am

    HMMM HMMM HMM THATS SOME GOOD EATING.. SAVE OUR TRUCKS LETS GO AFTER REAL CRIMINALS

  1013. Carles Johnson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:41 am

    I love the Taco Trucks they are a part our our LA Culture! Leave them alone!

  1014. Sara Murry signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:42 am

    ¡Viva los taqueros!

  1015. Allan Silva signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Si Se Puede!

  1016. Jesse Burgess signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Viva la tacos!

  1017. Teresa Camacho signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:43 am

    LEAVE MY TROCA ALONE. IT IS THE ONLY PLACE FOR ORGASMIC TONGUE TACOS.

  1018. Lili Romero signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:43 am

    You can’t keep me from my tacos, I’m Mexican man!

  1019. Anne B. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Viva los camiones de tacos!

  1020. AMANDA MARLOW signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:44 am

    SHUTTING DOWN TACO TRUCKS WILL CAUSE FAMILIES TO LOSE THEIR ONLY MEANS OF INCOME.

  1021. Hakhamanesh Mortezaie signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Shortsighted attempt at sterilization of our urban fabric by a bunch of misguided bureaucrats acting in the name of public health. Leave our organic culinary Angeleno street culture alone.

  1022. towanda signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Taco trucks of the world unite!

  1023. Leanne signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:45 am

    I grew up with taco trucks and love them! They can’t ban them!

  1024. Lori Tamura signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:45 am

    TACOS!

  1025. Jenille signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:45 am

    City of Los Angeles, you have been harassing street vending for decades. I’m sure there are other issues our tax dollars would be better spent debating. Affordable healthcare for all. Better education. Homelessness and poverty. The list is so long, it’s embarrassing. Taco trucks, like all street vendors, enrich our cities and should be encouraged, not hindered by petty regulations. Moving every hour would disrupt the trucks’ customer basis, and would mean more time would be spent driving around than actually selling food. Less business = more hungry families at home = less time to spend with that family = further dissolving of the qualities of life we deem so important (that lead to all the “crime” this city is always “fighting”).

  1026. K. Pavone signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:46 am

    This is unbelievable… save our tacos!

  1027. Brian Watson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Worst law ever.

  1028. Maurice W. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:47 am

    This is unfortunate. What this really represents is a targeted attempt to prevent legitimate small businesses, which contribute to the prosperity of our community, from earning a respectable living. We should be providing incentives for these types of businesses to help them thrive instead of proposing ridiculous changes that are designed to make it increasingly difficult to remain profitable.

  1029. Leslie B. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:48 am

    i’ll have tacos for lunch!

  1030. brittany alfonzo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:49 am

    what a waste of time, let people make an honest living and keep people fed with some legit street meat!

  1031. Chris Coats signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Must we destroy everything that is unique and cheap? Taco trucks have saved me many times from having a very bad, very empty stomached day. If you’re worried about health concerns, improve the standards for getting a taco truck license (is there such a thing) but PLEASE don’t abolish them! Especially with the economy how it is, are we going to destroy all chance of good, fast, cheap food in this town? PLEASE put your money into something else.

  1032. Sasha signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Where would I got after a long night of drinking!!!!

  1033. Jose Osorio Jr. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Making criminals out of ordinary people trying to make a living is the appropriate way to deal with this issue. Taco trucks provide affordable food to families and workers who cannot afford to dine at restaurants.

    Gloria Molina’s response:

    The changes to the ordinance allow vendors to remain in one location
    in
    a commercial zone for one hour, which is one-half hour longer than
    permitted under the existing ordinance. Los Angeles County is not the
    only jurisdiction that places time restrictions on vending; cities that
    border the unincorporated areas have similar restrictions.

    Although not everyone is pleased with this ordinance, please be aware
    that sidewalk vending has never been permitted in Los Angeles County.
    Our ordinance is a compromise that will allow vending in a manner that
    protects the health and welfare of our residents, and respects the
    needs
    of our business community.

    I appreciate your taking the time to express your views. If you
    require
    additional assistance with a County-related matter, please do not
    hesitate to contact my office at (323) 881-4601. Thank you.

  1034. Emma Dan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:50 am

    SAVE OUR TACOS!

  1035. Ritesh Kumar signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Our tax dollars are going towards this? Address some real problems. Save me 4 tacos al pastor.

  1036. Jessica Gulish signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:51 am

    SAVE OUR TRUCKS!!!

  1037. John L. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:51 am

    I’m hungry… I need to find a Taco Truck

  1038. Randy Crisp signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Don’t forget about all of the day laborers who depend on these trucks for food.

  1039. Gregory Leonard signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:52 am

    GO LAKERS! GO RAIDERS! GO DODGERS!

  1040. Freddy signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Yummy, tacos.

  1041. Mal Ward signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Taco trucks are a fixture of this city and should be left alone. They provide home made food instead of the usual industrialized fast food options that permeate our city.

  1042. Sheila Bangs signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:54 am

    I cannot believe that the supervisors have given in to the restaurant owners who are so afraid of the taco trucks. The best meals I have ever had have been from a taco truck in East L.A. It is part of the culture and it is abhorrent that the supervisors would try to eliminate such a time worn tradition. Get real, guys – people need taco tucks, especially in view of the terrible economic downturn this country has taken.

  1043. Karina Santos signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:54 am

    the restrictions take away livelihoods, revenue, service–not just tacos!

  1044. John-Anthony Muraki signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:54 am

    There are much bigger problems to deal with. This legislation is not only inane but a complete waste of government time, and a waste of tax payer’s money. This legislation hurts individuals who are hard working and trying to better themselves. Anyone who supports this legislation should be ashamed of themselves.

  1045. nancy signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:55 am

    those trucks come in handy

  1046. Kenny Oakes signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Bring back bacon wrapped hotdogs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1047. Emilie Mirvis signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:55 am

    i love taco trucks.

  1048. Derek Doyle signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Comment

  1049. Emilie Mirvis signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:56 am

    i love taco trucks

  1050. Denise Castillo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:56 am

    Most definitely A GOOD CAUSE to fight for :))

  1051. alexandra cuesta signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:56 am

    taco trucks are part of the los angeles culture and social backdrop!
    dont take them away

  1052. Pablo Wernquist signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Down behind the Orange Curtain, the City of Santa Ana tried to regulate the time vending trucks could park on the street. They lost in court. I hope you keep the battle alive. Yo quiero carne asada!

  1053. Andrew Merriman signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:58 am

    i need tacos to survive AND DONT LIKE THE STORES

  1054. Angelica Chavez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:59 am

    I love the taco trucks

  1055. Kristie Kinman signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:59 am

    So now they want to take away another L.A. fixture. F___ Em’
    There are so many other issues to deal with.

  1056. Leslie Nash signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Way to try to kill yet another part of Los Angeles’ unique culture. It gets harder and harder to justify living here, I tell ya.

  1057. Daniel Mora signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Taco trucks in LA are the equivalent of New York’s hot dog carts. I couldn’t imagine NY without them, I don’t want to imagine LA w/o taco trucks. Regulate them and tax them fairly in order to fund inspections for sure, but don’t try to get rid of them with outlandish regulations.

  1058. Chavira signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:00 am

    With the economy deteriorating the way it is, where else can we find good taco’s for a cheap price??? All the tortas and tortugas need to come together and get your hungry asses to those taco trucks TONIGHT!!!!!
    I’ll be at my favorite one on the corner of Avalon blvd. & L st. in Wilmington!!!

  1059. Henry Enriquez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Aren’t there more important issues that our local governments can tackle?

  1060. Liza Valenzuela signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:00 am

    i love taco trucks!

  1061. alejandra herrera signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Save the Taco Trucks!!!

  1062. Matt Clark signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Save the damn taco trucks!

  1063. pamela snyder signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Taco trucks are community hubs; a place to share a friendly HOLA with a neighbor. If they go — I go.

  1064. Maria Palacios signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Que Viva Los Tacos!!!

  1065. Jamal Asif signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Jail time for selling tacos? thats just wrong.

  1066. roseann kang signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:02 am

    please save the taco trucks!

  1067. Kyla Farrell signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Tacos!!!!!!!!!

  1068. yvonne signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:03 am

    you know it seems as we are becoming the NOT SO FREE COUNTRY. We have so many stupid laws that forbid working people to get a head and yet we also have so many stupid laws that protect the criminals. What is going on here? The taco truck people not only work hard for a living they please all of their customers. As long as they pay their taxes, what is the big deal. So what if people are going to trucks instead of restaurants, could it be people like the taco trucks food more??? I wonder!!

  1069. Christina Martinez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Long live the tacos and our wonderful taco trucks!

  1070. Patricia Paz-Flores signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:04 am

    PLEASE SUPPORT MY COUSINS!!!

  1071. Frank Dux signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:05 am

    I love my taco trucks, who else is going to feed me and my drunk friends at 2am in Los Angeles?

  1072. Joe Spina signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:05 am

    I eat at them for lunch everyday – KEEP THEM!!!

  1073. Elizabeth Rivera signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Please protect the most delicious food in Los Angeles — please don’t deprive us of our taco trucks!

  1074. LaSonja Jubert signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:05 am

    I love taco trucks too!

  1075. Adam Hudson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Help support my uncle

  1076. rachel signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:06 am

    save the trucks!

  1077. Tyler Chester signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:06 am

    The Taco trucks are an indelible part of L.A.’s charm and character. Let them stay!

  1078. Nanci signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Save the taco trucks!!!!!!! This is the stupidest law ever!

  1079. norma rener signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:06 am

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!! These people are out workign hard in the evenings to support their families. If you dont liek it then dont buy tacos but let them work!!!!

  1080. Heather Richardson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:08 am

    SAVE the taco trucks

  1081. Richard Jones signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Leave the small business man/woman alone. These trucks are a staple of LA.

  1082. Patti Ibanez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:08 am

    I’ve seen this exact same thing happen in other cities I have lived in…the supposed “cleaning up” of the city just takes away the very things that make a neighborhood unique and special. even though i’m on a diet, you will find me at a taco truck tonight!! ha

  1083. Natalie Chavez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Eliminating taco trucks from the streets accomplishes what? Place the focus of your proposed efforts of monitoring, fining and potential jail sentences to those actually involved in acts of violence/crimes or causing harm to their communities.

  1084. norma rener signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:09 am

    GO TACO TRUCKS!!!!

  1085. Michelle signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Save LA culture

  1086. GEORGE VERANO signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:09 am

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!!

  1087. DeeDee Akins signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:10 am

    I love the trucks.

  1088. John Richardson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Don’t take our tacos.

  1089. Desiree Sanchez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:10 am

    This is a very sad matter, this is our culture that they are trying to eliminate. These taco truck owners are very hard working people. It’s not like they’re on welfare doing nothing with themselves. They came to this country just like everyone else, (yes, everone has been an immigrant at one time or another)to make a better life for their family. And the only way they know how, were taking it? It really is unjust, plus they are very convenient, where else can you get a nice mexican meal for $5 bucks in 5 min! Seriously, Gloria Molina where is your LATINO PRIDE!!!!

  1090. Denise Carranza signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Not everyone has the opportunity to go out to lunch for an hour, this helps people to have a decent lunch break without having to go anywhere

  1091. Kevin Menton signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Nguyen had it right in his L.A. Times article “In Defense of the Great Taco Truck”: “in a lot of streets, the taco trucks are the only spots of humanity–bright little oases of meat and cheer in the night.” Taco trucks bring the peoples of L.A. together deliciously. ¡Viva the taco truck!

  1092. Dominique Porter signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:11 am

    I was born and raised in Los Angeles. Taco Trucks are a part of of this upbringing. I thought Los Angeles was becoming a city of cultural note, one to rival New York. Taking away taco trucks is just one step to making Los Angeles “un-Los Angeles.” Do these bricks and mortar restaurants really think it’s the taco trucks that are biting into their businesses? Did anyone stop to think that maybe it’s our struggling greater economy? I would hate to see what happened to NY happen to LA. We should preserve and promote the identity of LA rather than trying to clean it up and make it some urban Disneyland.

  1093. Annette Clovis signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:12 am

    This is just another example of how to kill off entrepreneurialism in this country.

    Don’t let it happen.

    Street food is a part of culture.

  1094. Evonne Martinez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:12 am

    this ordinance is filled with classism (and racism). it’s disturbing and disappointing those in power are not more in tune with their entire community.

  1095. Michelle Agnew signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Tacos rule!

  1096. Drew Stalker signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:13 am

    I love taco trucks.

  1097. A Navarro signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:13 am

    tacos de chicharron

  1098. Carolina Chacon signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:15 am

    The LA I grew up in would not let this happen! Neither should we. Keep on truckin!

  1099. Claudia Paz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Should try to regulate but not abolish.

  1100. john gamarra signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:16 am

    TACO TRUCK PROTESTOR’S ARE TERRORISTS
    LET THEM STAY!

  1101. Aaron Beaulieu signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:16 am

    I get my breakfast every day from these trucks, they are a saviour!

  1102. Chanel Cohen signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Yummy

  1103. Nicole Majka signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Tacos are great!!! We should be trying to ban fast food chains like Mc Donalds not small privately owned taco trucks that are at least providing real food at a similiar cost unlike other fast food chains that are open at those hours.

  1104. Catherine Powell signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:17 am

    These trucks are part of the culture in LA!

  1105. William Stuart signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Save the tacos! Taco trucks are amazing.

  1106. Roselma Samala signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Let’s not penalize a long standing staple of Los Angeles culture.

  1107. William Carter signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:19 am

    The best tacos I’ve ever had have come from taco trucks.

  1108. Molly Gallagher signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:19 am

    mi amor para el tacos nunca morirá!

  1109. stephen buchanan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:19 am

    why ruin a l.a. staple for great food!!!???

  1110. Christopher Avalos signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Save the Taco trucks!!!

  1111. Jason Savvy signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:21 am

    viva el taco en los angeles!

  1112. Lia Alvarez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:21 am

    I LOVE Taco Trucks, I should have the right to eat where I choose!

  1113. Stacy Ellen Rich signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Taco Trucks are the heart and soul of late night LA.

    Cheers to the trucks!

  1114. Joshua Michael signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:22 am

    homogenization of culture is the only outcome of half-witted acts such as this

  1115. Berta De Leon signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Love those tacos!!!! ;0)

  1116. Monica Sepulveda signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Can’t live without taco trucks!

  1117. David Politzer signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:23 am

    I first learned of this reading Pulitzer Prize winning winning Jonathan Gold’s column. He knows food, and he’s right. The trucks are first and foremost an important part of working LA’s everyday life, but they’re also a great part of LA culture.

  1118. Tom Richards signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:23 am

    A cultural institution to be retained.

  1119. Michael Core signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Taco trucks are a right, not a privilege, in Los Angeles and any attack on them is an attack on whatever soul remains of the city

  1120. Rachel signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:23 am

    We can’t let “big” business force out the little guy’s for their own profit.

  1121. S Dhillon signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Long live the taco trucks!

  1122. Steve Amamoto signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Taco Trucks? No problem. Having to shut down King/drew Hospital? Big problem.

  1123. Maria Escalante signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Why don’t you use OUR taxpayer Money and fight real criminals, and leave the taco trucks alone.
    these are just hardworking people trying to make an honest living!!!!
    Viva La Raza~

  1124. Jackie Nuno signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Save the Trucks, the hell with greedy costly restaurants!


  1125. on May 1st, 2008 at 11:25 am

    save the loncheras!

  1126. Art Villa signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:25 am

    The taco truck is like a dodger dog for people who live in Los Angeles.

  1127. Nelson Saenz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:26 am

    What happened to the American spirit of competition??? Save the taco trucks!!!!

  1128. Susan Guadamuz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Save our Taco Trucks!

  1129. Antoni Deighton signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:26 am

    This is an outrage. There’s some great food available on the taco trucks.

  1130. Baian Lombardo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Taco Trucks have to unite & organize to fight this! Get together and formulate a schedule to keep the same spot but alternate trucks!!!!

  1131. Melissa Wakin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Taco Trucks!!!
    It is about buliding communities, NOT tearing them apart!!!!!
    LONG LIVE THE TACO TRUCK!!!

  1132. Timothy Hong signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:29 am

    No…
    Rambos taco truck will be gone tooo if this happens. there tacos are so good and cheap. Now where will go

  1133. Sheila Anzaldo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:29 am

    This is such a shame!! People stealing and corrupting our streets get better treatment than these hardworking individuals trying to make ends meat in this economy. :-(

  1134. Stephanie Mendoza signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Viva Los Taco Trucks!

  1135. salomon resler signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:30 am

    Viva Culiacán, Estado de Sinaloa México no joda!!!!!!!!

  1136. Paul Lee signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:30 am

    Restricting taco trucks is ridiculous.

  1137. Sera Timms signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:30 am

    repeal this terrible law.

  1138. Tony Gibson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Don’t take our tacos away! Don’t make me go to stupid chains like Baja Fresh or Chipotle! Don’t make me pay too much for tacos like at Wahoos or Acapulco or El Compadre! Keep taco trucks alive!

  1139. Adriana Renteria signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:32 am

    I support the Taco Trucks! Don’t infringe on the rights of independent vendors who are trying to make a living through hard work.

  1140. Ver Mar signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:32 am

    no war! yes tacos!

  1141. David Cairy signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Tacos rule.

  1142. Julia Love signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:33 am

    I love our Pasadena taco truck – how am I going to find them at 10pm if they have to move every hour? This is ridiculous – it’s a shame that Gloria Molina is a sell-out to the restaurants.

  1143. Lee P. Foley signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Leave the taco trucks ALONE!

  1144. CYNTHIA J NORIEGA signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:35 am

    YOU CANT TAKE AWAY THE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1145. Evan Katz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:35 am

    These taco trucks are an important part of LA’s economy… hundreds of buisnessmen depend on these as their chief source of income!

  1146. Rodrigo Etcheto signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Let the people eat tacos

  1147. Andy Q Torres signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:36 am

    I Love carne asada!!!!

  1148. Danielle Ferrer signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Taco Trucks rock. I love in “Whiteville” Arcadia and there are NO Taco Trucks around me. I would drive to the end of the earth for a street taco. My Hubby took me to the one thats near the Food for Less in Highland park/Eagle Rock after the Dodger/Red Sox game that was at the Coliseum and it was very tasty. Just leave them alone, they are not hurting anyone. Thats all i am going to say.

    FOOD 4 LESS
    5100 NORTH FIGUEROA
    LOS ANGELES, CA 90042

    PS. They also give away cucumbers with their salsa and fucken awesome.

  1149. Monica Lee signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:36 am

    this is the best shit.

  1150. Theresa Cullen signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Taco Trucks are an important part of L.A.’s heritage!

  1151. mike muleady signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Regulations, regulations and more regulations are killing small business.

  1152. Ruben signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:38 am

    SAVE THEM

  1153. Maria P. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:38 am

    This is some people’s JOB!!! The economy is in a bad enough crunch, why would anyone want to contribute to that?

  1154. Alvin Mak signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Me gusta al pastor

  1155. Erika Wolff signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:40 am

    I am a poor graduate student at USC and without our taco trucks I would have to be subject to USC trying to price gouge me! If brick and mortar stores are so hurt by taco trucks then lower your prices! It’s called capitalism!

  1156. Larry V signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Viva los tacos!

  1157. eric kruse signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:40 am

    let them park!

  1158. nancy neil schultz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:41 am

    long live taco trucks

  1159. Ron Tapia signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Leave our tacos alone and focus on some real issues.

  1160. alex klein signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:42 am

    mmm tacos

  1161. ethan brostedt signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:42 am

    tacos are good

  1162. melissa perry signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:42 am

    if your business is hurting because of the taco truck – YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG!

  1163. Angie M signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Lets get rid of GLoria Molina!!!

  1164. Amelia B signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:44 am

    people need to make a living leave them in peace.

  1165. Mar5195 signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Getting rid of taco trucks is letting the terriorists win.

  1166. Carl Hoagland signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:44 am

    SAVE OUR TACO’s Let Freedom Ring and keep the trucks around!!!

  1167. J Castro signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Shame on you, Gloria Molina. Wasting taxpayer money….Deal with the real issues.

  1168. Kristin Ulrich signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:44 am

    I love the little tacos! I them good!

  1169. Edgar Rodriguez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Let the tacos stay…let’s tell Gloria Molina to go!

  1170. Stephen Bunnell signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:47 am

    I’m no libertarian, but this strikes me as a pretty clearly-defined blow to one’s Constitutional freedom of industry. Molina had better have a mountain of evidence that the taco trucks actually hurt local businesses, and that complaints from residents aren’t more than the usual yammering from elderly curmudgeons who are just looking for a reason to complain, because if she doesn’t, then there’s really no legal basis for her argument.

    Also, taco trucks are made of delicious and awesome. WTF’s her problem?!

  1171. Helen Choi signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:47 am

    save me some tacos and taco trucks!

  1172. Erika Mercado signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Taco Trucks Rule!!! Those tacos are the bomb, especially after partying all night…those tacos hit the spot before crashing for the night!

  1173. Kirsten Hageleit signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Long Live the Taco!

  1174. Peter Green signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Why are you choosing to kill a cultural institution, one of the the things that makes Los Angeles unique. Our city is turning into one of only francise stores and restaurants that you can find in any city in America.

  1175. Belinda ma signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Shame on Molina…everyone has a right to the American Dream!

  1176. Kelley Bernal signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:49 am

    What a ridiculous restriction! Work on the important stuff and LONG LIVE THE TACO TRUCKS!

  1177. Maria Flagg signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Do you have any idea how many times a taco truck has saved my life? Besides…aren’t they some kind of historical landmark? Isn’t that why the U.S. took California away from Mexico? Wasn’t there a man selling tacos from atop the back of a donkey way back in the day? This is ridiculous…sacrilege, I say! Viva Los Taco Trucks!!

  1178. Wes Parrish signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:51 am

    C’mon now…my friends need their jobs!!!

  1179. Ellen Choi signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:51 am

    I LOVE TACO TRUCKS. I NEED THEM.

  1180. Grant signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Rambo’s tacos!!!!!!

  1181. Beto signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Cheos Taco Truck will live on FOREVER!!!!

  1182. Karen signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:52 am

    I LOVE TACO”S

  1183. Kristy Nall signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Keep the taco trucks and the culture alive!!!

  1184. Maria Isela Garcia signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:52 am

    What the hell is wrong with someone trying to earn
    a living to feed their family and at the same time provide a service that is convienent for all
    of us. Who hasn’t eaten from a taco truck, Gloria don’t lie!! As long it is up to code, and they have permission to park where they are stationed and they aren’t blocking traffic what’s the problem?? We have bigger problems to address,
    leave the little man alone!!!

  1185. Jon signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Historical landmarks … people wanting to work, and stay out late to feed the masses … plus great tacos?!?!

    Taco Trucks do nothing but make the world a better place.

  1186. Aaron Wolf signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:53 am

    I understand that capitalism requires limits and adjustments to function, but this is just an example of a powerful group (brick and mortar restaurants) abusing their influence to tip the scales in their favor. If taco trucks are outcompeting “normal” restaurants in some areas, it is because they are providing services that cannot be found at their non-mobile competitors. Taco trucks are still governed by the laws in California pertaining to food service. If they have found a way to obey those laws while cutting costs, more power to them. This new legislation represents an artificial and anti-competitive adjustment to the food industry in Los Angeles county. It serves to benefit only the stationary restaurant owners, removing free choice from the residents of Los Angeles, while simultaneously damaging an important element of Southern California culture. This unfair law must be repealed.

  1187. Mara Baz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:55 am

    This is a completely racist move. No one messes with ice cream trucks, even though Pinkberry and Baskin Robbins could make the same case as these restaurants. But ice cream trucks are cute and for kids and Anglo in origin. Taco Trucks are food made by Latinos for Latinos (especially day laborers and low-income people). Gloria Molin es un Tia Tom! KEEP THE TACO TRUCKS GOING!

  1188. Rob Vega signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:55 am

    I don’t understand why anyone would want the taco trucks gone!!!!

  1189. Julio Martin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Deal with significant issues. Leave these hard working folks alone. They’re just human beings trying to make a decent living. “Save the Taco Trucks”.

  1190. Zach Martin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:57 am

    It’s not American to keep people from making an honest living.

  1191. Tory signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:58 am

    I LOVE U ARRON
    I am going to join in on taco truck eating tonight
    Save the taco’s :)

  1192. bob cobery signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:59 am

    QUE?

  1193. derek roundtree signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:59 am

    i signed it for you bro. i dont want you to be out of a job.

  1194. Eric Waldo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Greedy restaurant owners!!! Fuck ya’ll!!!

  1195. ESE JUNE BUGG signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    THERE JUST MAD CAUSE WE TRY TO MAKE A BETTER LIVING AND HATE THE FACT THAT THOSE PEOPLE BUY FROM US.HATERZ!

  1196. Sal Becerra signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Do not stop Taco Trucks from selling tacos!! They are doing everyone a favor & they are supporting their families by selling tacos. Would you prefer that they ask for a handout from the government instead?

  1197. Dave Bailey signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    taco trucks are an intrinsic part of L.A.’s food culture, urban streetscapes, work infrastructure, and social fabric. they are an asset, not a liability, to the city. removing them would serve neither residents nor tourists–please stop this assault on yet another of our vernacular cultural forms!

  1198. JORGE GOMEZ JR signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    THEY CAN NEVER BEAT US….. EVER

  1199. Randall Greene signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Are you kidding me?! Are penalizing taco trucks really on their things to do list? Give me a break!

    Viva la taco trucks!

  1200. Richard Cho signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    i can’t live without my tacos/tortas damnit.

  1201. Laura Chacon signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Why take it out on the tacos? When there are bigger issues out there!

    Viva Los Tacos Trucks!!!

  1202. Michelle Dominguez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    LONG LIVE THE TACO TRUCK !!!!

    SEE YOU ALL TONIGHT

  1203. JOSEPH LEE signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    GLORIA MOLINA WOULD RATHER HAVE A STARBUCKS THAN TO SUPPORT HER OWN PEOPLE! I WANT MY TRIPAS TACOS!!!!

  1204. G S signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    more taco trucks, more street food carts.

  1205. David King signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    This law is bad public policy.

    If the taco trucks are outlawed only outlaws will have taco trucks.

  1206. Michael Storc signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    This is the free market in action. Not to mention the cultural importance of the taco truck. They must stay.

  1207. Emily Ridgley signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    I’m a big fan of the taco trucks in S.C. It would break my heart if they had to pack up. Don’t let them beat you down.

  1208. Brenda Gonzales signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    I must admit I have NEVER eaten a taco from a taco truck but I still support their right to sell them. If they have the proper license and health permits then they should be allowed to continue vending. Shame on Gloria Molina im sure she has eaten her fair shair of taco truck tacos.

  1209. Emma signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Hey Gloria,
    Go eat a couple of tacos de carne asada and chill!!!!

  1210. Che Carsner signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    support small business!

  1211. Brett Bryngelson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    There are much more critical issues that need to be addressed in LA. I struggle to see putting restrictions on taco trucks as one of them.

  1212. Mary Forrest signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    I support the taco truck. Especially the kind that sells brain tacos.

  1213. Dulce Cerritos signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Surviving it’s not a crime, don’t we have enough inocent people in jail, specially “minorities”, now even selling ricos taquitos, cemitas etc. it’s a crime???????? Wow!!!!!!!! is this really the american dream? what kind of dream is this?

  1214. Aleksi Rokka signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    What is the world come to. Let’s stop this madness.

  1215. Steve Ratter signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    the best mexican food in LA is also an important part of community culture. it puts money directly in the hards of the hard working and provides affordable food to the customer. this kind of legislation is short sighted, ridiculous and out of touch. viva los taqueros!

  1216. Monica Morales signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    There is no point or benefit to getting rid of the Taco Trucks! How does it improve anything? We’re at war; people can’t afford to buy gas or food and are losing their homes…yea good idea go after the taco trucks and as usual blame the people actually trying to make a living…geesh!

  1217. Lameese signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    What a ridiculous proposition.

  1218. Wendy Gonzalez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    I love those little Taco Trucks, especially at 2-3 am…

  1219. Jesus signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    I love tacos y tortas. SAVE THE “TACO TRUCKS”.
    SALVEN LAS “LONCHERAS” C’OM…Leave these hard working folks alone !!!!!

  1220. kate johnston signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Save Our Dinner!!

  1221. Juan Carlos signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    …oh hell no! i aint gonna let nobody touch my favorite little tacos!!!

  1222. Sonnie Monsalve signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    This is a business just like the restaruants on our streets are a business!!!

  1223. Kathryn Karpinski signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Hey Former Neighbor!
    Good for you protesting the defenseless taco truck!
    I’ll be at the TT in front of Comfort Inn (he’s my fave)
    Good luck! Let’s show that TTs are a welcome part of the experience of living in LA!

  1224. mario signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    tacos are bomb

  1225. Carolyn Y signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Tacos are too yummy!!!

  1226. Jeannie signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Taco trucks are part of what makes LA special. Also, is there no other important things the city council can focus on?

  1227. R. Kavanagh signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    They can have my truck taco when they pry it from my cold dead fingers.

  1228. Maria A signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Eating tacos is not a crime!!! please sign this petition and keep it going :)

  1229. Oscar M Zepeda signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Lets all eat our next round of tacos lying in the front and back of the trucks. Try moving them trucks now Officer Smith!

  1230. Haisha signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    There are bigger issues in this city… pick on somebody else!!!

  1231. Yicel signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    save our taco trucks
    they are soooo bomb and they bring out culture together…CANT WAIT TILL TONIGHT…*TACO NIGHT*..

  1232. Tony Jimenez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    Without the taco truck I will starve. My wife can’t cook. plus i love the salsas and that I get hooked up with the fixin’s.
    “Yo Quero Taco Trucks”

  1233. Antonio Duarte signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    In a recent ‘Los Angeles Magazine’, the magazine listed TacoTrucks as one of the 64 best things about LA… enough said.

  1234. hanna serranilla signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    NOOOOOO i love taco trucks

  1235. Lucas Fleischer signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Don’t destroy this unique facet of the gem Los Angeles.

  1236. Aileen Hernandez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS

  1237. Richard Quijano signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Yo Quero el taco trucks!!!!!! Taco Trucks Rock!!!

  1238. Daisy signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS

  1239. rosa signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    nothing better than the tacos on Figueroa and Vernon in LA.

  1240. Marc Gordon signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Certain Taco Trucks had developed reputations at specific locations, so it would be a disservice to the truck owners and the patrons to keep them on the move. If the trucks are licensed and registered they should be allowed to stay in any spot for as long the parking restrictions will allow. Los Angeles needs to support these mobile entrepreneurs, not further restrict them.

  1241. estevan carlos benson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    There is cultural significance to these vans. They foster late evening sobering and sharing a meal with strangers is always a healthy way to bring together community.

  1242. mynka draper signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    stop being jerks

  1243. Jason signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    First they came for the taco trucks…

  1244. Jessie signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    These trucks are very much a part of the beloved culture of LA. Let’s keep it that way.

  1245. amber hopkins signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    taco trucks are a national treasure! keep on truckin!

  1246. adam hopkins signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    viva taco trucks!

  1247. Terri Pargas signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    nothing better than carne asada and guacamole!

  1248. Michael Fernandez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    This is a nasty piece of work and reeks of political quid pro quo to contributors who would like to drive out competition. Taco trucks are a quintessential party of LA life. I would love to hear the nasty details on how this came about. I voted for Molina last time about, but…

  1249. david widom signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    don’t discriminate against the food truck

  1250. Judy Steffes signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    I do not live in LA, but in the midwest. I’m over 55. Every time I visit LA I seek out the taco trucks and the hotdog stands: both being treated unfairly by the city. These people/vendors ARE Los Angeles. Think of it as the shrimp stands in Hawaii: part of your DNA. You should be promoting and embracing them instead bullying. Thankyou.

  1251. Tim Richardson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Let’s put honest people out of work to show those damn Mexicans that they can’t just waltz in here and work hard for a living.

  1252. Suzanne Wertheim signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Too ridiculous to think of getting rid of taco trucks.

  1253. Elizabeth Marley signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    Taco Trucks encourage a thriving culture for all of Los Angeles. I petition against placing restrictions on these mobile resources that provide food and great ephemeral experience to all of us angelenos when no one else is open.

    If the issue is something else, then say so & don’t hide behind placing unreasonable legislation on taco truck businesses.

  1254. Brianne Grebil signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    And what exactly will these restrictions accomplish? Ridiculous. Save the taco trucks!!

  1255. Billy signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    How could one take away whats essential to the Los Angeles Culture?

  1256. Meg Galli signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Long live the taco trucks!!!

  1257. Virginia Martin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    At least these folks are attempting to make a living instead of just standing at a street corner begging for money.

  1258. rachel derbis signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    I live in MN and whenever I come to L.A. I look forward to eating at the trucks. To think they may not be there would take away something I love about my annual L.A. vaca!

  1259. jeff savolainen signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    I do love me some tacos, I think my record was 8 off
    one of those lovely trucks.

  1260. Adrian Gutierrez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Love the taco trucks. They are hidden gems of L.A. What next? The hot dog stands? Stop it now!

  1261. brent weirick signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    I am certain that our politicians can find more productive actions than shutting down the businesses of such hard working & industious people. Not only are these trucks a part of L.A.’s culture, their hard work & spirit is the fabric of our capitalist society.

  1262. grant lau signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    don’t take our tacos away! i can’t eat taco bell taco

  1263. Glenda signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    We should not punish working individuals, instead we should punish criminals!

  1264. Eric Gomez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    You CAN NOT take FIXTURES out of Los Angeles’ fabric!

  1265. Ken signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    A misdemeanor is a little harsh don’t ya think?

  1266. Caesar C. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Tacos, tacos, tacos… I want one, you want one, and everyone in LA wants one. Leave our taco truck alone.

  1267. Andrea Swedell signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Don’t take away my taco trucks!

  1268. paul garcia signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    SI SE PUEDE!

  1269. Peri Perry signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Its such a joy to be out all night and have that late night bite before going to bed……
    Save the mujeras and hombres

  1270. cathy doll signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  1271. Maya Diaz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Viva Tacos!

  1272. Jamey signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Viva los Taco Trucks!

  1273. Jeremy Tijerina signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    I believe there is a laundry list of “needs” for LA, from traffic to crime to housing… our elected officials need to focus on real issues and not hamper entrepreneurs and small business owners. Councilmembers, keep your dirty hands off our taco trucks!

  1274. Michael Manville signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    This ban is pointless

  1275. Rebecca Klein signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    They are an LA institution. Keep the trucks alive!

  1276. Mark Lazcano signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Oh no don’t get rid of the taco trucks!!!

  1277. Marisela signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Leave the taco trucks alone!

  1278. Jessica Kilburn signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    The owners and workers of these food trucks are hard working people, keeping capitalism alive. They have the right to private ownership, and as long as they pay their share of taxes and provide people with legal goods then these men and women should be allowed to continue what they are doing.

  1279. Norma Gonzalez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    They are fair competition to rest. owners…just as if a new rest. would open next door!!!

  1280. robert naranjo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    que si, que no, que como chingaus que no !!!!!!
    Taco trucks are the best, specially when your walking out of the clubs going home all drunk, they help drivers sober up. keep taco trucks!!!!!

  1281. Felipe M Toro signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    Supervisors, lease don’t mess with a good thing!

  1282. Richard Torres signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Save the taco trucks!!

    Viva Tacos!

  1283. Gilbert M signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    I don’t understand how anybody can justify removing one of the staples of Los Angeles. Long live the taco truck.

  1284. Hannah Galloway signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Gloria Molina and the L.A. Board of Supervisors need to not fix what isn’t broken. Quit picking on the trucks and put your time and energy towards something that will make substantive improvements to LA’s safety and quality of life.

  1285. Tiffany signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    just cuz them restaurants arent as good as the tacos you dont gota hate..they only people that work for there family there not doing anything illegal.. Que Viva Los Tacos!!!!!

  1286. Dennis R signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    It would be a shame to lose them. They are an important part of L.A.s history and culture

  1287. Kyle Bouquet signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    I have grown up eating my local taco truck, to remove them is insanity! Viva la revolucion!

  1288. Michael Macias signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    If you try to pass this Gloria Molina and anyone else who votes for it, I will never vote for you for any political office. You guys have more important things to worry about than taco trucks. What a disgrace!

    Don’t take away our tacos.

  1289. Frank Kingford signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Sunday night stopped by the truck at Venice & Sepulveda. Three generations were working inside: Grandma, husband & wife and granddaughter, maybe twelve or thirteen – who manned the window, her English being the best. The customers were a mix of Latinos. blacks, whites, Asians, Iranians, etc. the whole mix that makes L.A. great, all brought together by great tacos at buck a piece. Now political hacks at city hall want to outlaw this entry-level entrepreneurial spirit? Can’t let it happen. We’ll get Gloria Molina and her ilk who’re beholden to developers out of office office before we let that happen.

    Viva the taco truck!

  1290. Howard signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    No! Not the trucks!
    Is the city low in funds or in debt that they have to fine the taco truck business?

  1291. Natalie Hughes signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    This is rediculous! These trucks are an important part of Los Angeles character and culture. Keep your regulations away from my lunch!!!

  1292. karolina waclawiak signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    those trucks are part of the l.a. landscape.

  1293. jUNIOR signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    BAND TOGETHER. THIS IS THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING IVE EVER HEARD.


  1294. on May 1st, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Does every city in America have to lose all culinary character to open the floodgates for more chain restaurants and high end boutique restaurants most people can’t afford?
    Food carts are a part of LA’s culinary heritage and need to be protected/preserved. We will regret the food history and ethnic diversity which is being squashed in this city right now!

  1295. Giovanny Blanco signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    If this goes through it will be a damn shame! LA without Taco Trucks is like NYC without Hot Dog carts, New Orleans without drive thru PoBoy/Liquor stands and Santo Domingo with Chimi Churris.

  1296. Toby Woods signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    The slow erosion of liberty in action

  1297. Lauren Boiles signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    First gas is $4.00 and now they want to take away our food.Come on people the taco trucks are great places to eat where a family can enjoy good food cheep.Gloria Molina should be re-called!!! Keep our trucks..

  1298. Claudia Monreal signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    These people are just trying to make an honest living. Let them stay!

  1299. tobey tirone signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Not having experienced the taco truck phenomenon in LA yet. I don’t want to lose it before I get the chance.

  1300. jocelyn liu signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    i love smelling them when i run by :)

  1301. Xochitl signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Academics, artists, familias, trabajadores, engineers, tourists, we all love/need the TACO TRUCKS! These politicians with their tax funded galas don’t know how to appreciate the cultural, social and economic significance of some of the FEW spaces in our city where people from all walks of life come together in one of the most basic of human rituals- eating!

  1302. Lyris Antle signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Trucks that sell food are the best things ever and shouldnt be banned

  1303. Anna Ayala signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Super affordable in these tough economic times, Their food is delicious, employees and owners are very hard workers. We must support them.

  1304. Mel signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Save this valuable Los Angeles culinary tradition!

  1305. Erica Gomez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    When you think of Los Angeles, you think character and diversity of cultures. Removing taco trucks off the streets will not “clean up the streets” but rob it of the aspects that set L.A. apart from the rest. L.A. is so distinguished thanks in part to the little businesses that color our streets. If you want to clean up the streets of Los Angeles, how about providing more shelters to the homeless and greater punishments for those that permeate our walls with gang signs. Leave the poor taco trucks alone, they contribute to your salaries after all.

  1306. Gerard Pacificar signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Restaurant owners should factor their operating costs in relation to competition from the trucks. The competition is not necessarily unfair in that restaurant owners could have chosen alternative locations for their businesses. Whatever the case, some compromise should be worked out between the trucks, the restaurant owners, and the city.

    As for the $1000 fine and misdemeanor with threat of jail time, come on! That’s punitive and demonstrates bad blood on the part of the supervisor and restaurant owners.

    Don’t be too hard on Gloria Molina. If she’s doing a good job for her district, then that’s good. Help her forge a compromise.

  1307. Oscar Moreno signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    KEEP TACO TRUCKS ALIVE!!!

    p.s. can i get that con salsa roja?

  1308. jose galvez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    i like tacos dammit.

  1309. Greg Camphire signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    taco trucks rule!

  1310. John Ceballos signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Let the taco trucks stay.

  1311. Jordan Parkhurst signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Can LA be LA without taco trucks?

  1312. Eric Tai signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Don’t destroy this valuable Los Angeles culinary tradition!

  1313. dana signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    taco truck, you have been there for me through the good and the bad. my life would be incomplete without your tasty treats.

  1314. Dawn Wirth signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    this is not right, making the trucks change every hour or give them an ticket for $1000…
    This law should not be, it is unfair to those hard working people who cook the trucks.

  1315. Cayden signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    i think its fuckin stupid i love taco trucks let them do there damn jobs like every other person

  1316. Allysa Sarno signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    These people work very hard to support their families – we need to support small business more!
    Let’s give them our love and support!

  1317. Marcus Arredondo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    mmmm…Tacos.

  1318. Xochilt signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    I love taco trucks! money is tight these days, these restaurants either need to put up or shut up! dont hate on the trucks!

  1319. morgan wiener signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Save the trucks, this is BS!!!!

  1320. Marcus Arredondo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    mmm…tacos.

  1321. John LeBlanc signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    From my cold, dead hands!

  1322. Jeremy Mercado signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    taco trucks taste better

  1323. Nikki signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Taco’s are the best! Save our taco trucks!!!

  1324. Luke Harris signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    I love chicharron

  1325. Erin Pescarmona signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Mrs. Molina: I have just one word for you: GENTRIFICATION.

    Every Thursday my boyfriend and I hit our neighbor’s taco truck for dinner. Can’t think of a better way to support the community!

  1326. Victor Mercado signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    I may not speak Spanish, but I know what Sabor means!

  1327. JORGE A GONZALEZ JR signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    If lunch trucks have to move every hour, do we know what the environmental impact this is gonna have, having to start these large vehicles so many times. I say this measure is folly.

  1328. Rebecca L signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Taco trucks are my favorite, as long as the meat isn’t tough. They should stay where they are.


  1329. on May 1st, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    CONNIE ASADA I LOVE YOU!!!!!

  1330. Ronald Vaughan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Just saw an article about you in the Los Angeles
    Times.

    I’m all for your cause. Laws which unnecessarily
    restrict small business (especially an irreplace-
    able ethnic one) are stupid! And,hey—I’m from
    Texas via Houston….and I love good Mexican
    food (beef,vegetables,starch).
    ************************************************
    BTW….please give your excess food to Food,Not
    Bombs. They’re one of the very few worthwhile
    charities!

  1331. Doug V. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    I couldn’t imagine a work week without my roach coach!!!!! Nor do I want to……bad thoughts
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!

  1332. kimberly passmore signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    all I need in life is taco’s.

  1333. Karl Erickson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Can’t do this life without Tacos Estralla!

  1334. Rosie Orozco signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    leave our taco trucks alone!!!

  1335. Jonathan Belli signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Keep the signatures a-comn’ and the trucks a-feedn’!!

  1336. Alexandro Carranza signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Let’s support these hard working vendors!

  1337. Gritty Lisa signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    ¡Tacos Por Vida!

  1338. Julie Loveland signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Restaurants wouldn’t have to complain if their food was as good as taco trucks!

  1339. Sacha Schwarzkopf signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    SAVE THE TRUCK!!!!!!!

  1340. Duane McLemore signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    A taco truck is the entry level to the so-called American Dream. Please don’t take away these people’s livelihood, especially when they fill such a void in local services.

    Also, the mulitas at Taco Zone will make you a believer.

  1341. Dick Chogyoji signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    The Taco Trucks is a prime example of the American entrepreneurial spirit. Laborers, blue-collars workers, the homeless, and people in a hurry don’t necessarily want to go to a sit-down restaurant. The taco truck ideally serves their needs. Therefore, they provide an important service.

    If they are taking business away from restaurants, taco trucks should not be allowed withing one block of such restaurants. But they shouldn’t be prohibited from staying parked any more than an autombile. When it’s uneconomical to stay parked because a lack of business, the taco truck will move on.

    BTW, I grew up in the days of the Good Humor truck, the Helms Bakery truck, the fish monger’s truck and the ice truck. I miss really miss those days.

  1342. Janine Christiano signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    Viva Leo’s!

  1343. Michael Najar signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Save them damn it!

  1344. jessi fulghum signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    screw this! street tacos are amazing!

  1345. David Mendoza signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Asada Por Vida!!!
    David Mendoza

  1346. Cristina Ortiz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Taco’s trucks is a means for many families to make their living…besides that they offer real food a very decent prices. Let the taco’s trucks be!

  1347. erika sanchez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Save the Tacos!

  1348. randi steinberger signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    taco trucks are a LA right!

  1349. Bryan L. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Taco trucks are a key instrument of cross-cultural understanding, goodwill, and, when cemitas poblanas are involved, LOVE. The trucks do not compete, but rather complement, “brick-and-mortar” restaurants. Please amend this ordinance.

  1350. Salero Rangel signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Save the Pinche Taco TRUCKS CABRONES!!!!

  1351. Justin Chang signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Gloria, have a taco on me.

  1352. Maria Stoyadinova signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Taco trucks are an integral and lovely part of LA culture. The proposed measures seem very extreme.

  1353. Nick Pfister signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Theres nothing wrong with the taco trucks…
    Let these families keep their jobs and we can all enjoy delicious tacos!

  1354. Jesse Villalta signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Help out people out. Sometimes this is the only means to support there families.

  1355. lisa N. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    they are an institution

  1356. kiwi signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Taco’s Tapatio rule!!!!

  1357. Adam Garcia signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    More street vendors! Cheap Food is not a Crime!!!!

  1358. Kristen Castillo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Taco trucks are the greatest invention since the taco itself. NEVER let them die! TACO ZONE TACO ZONE. It has saved me and mine on many occasion.

  1359. anna kim signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS! that’s why i come back home!!!

  1360. Luz Monreal signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Lets support our paisanos. Let the lunch trucks stay!


  1361. on May 1st, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Taco trucks are an important part of the Los Angeles landscape and heritage, to lose them would be tragic. This is just another bad idea by the LA city officials, like beating people and shooting them with rubber bullets at last years immigration rally. BAD judgement. Viva Zapata!

  1362. Dylan from HB signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    No!!!!!!!!!! Please for the love of God save our Taco Trucks.
    Look up at #1331 Doug V is a LOOO-HOOO-ZUH-HER!
    Steeler Bl0w

  1363. Miguel Uroza signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    As a proud taco truck owner. I find it disgusting that “THE MAN” is trying to restrict us from making a living in this country. I have been working in the taco truck business for 5 years. Many of my customers thank me for pulling over, since the restaurants around serve edibly displeasing substances. So thanks for all the support. Taco Trucks are a must!

  1364. Danielle Vu signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    As a resident of Koreatown, I depend on taco trucks for my lunch/dinner! Support local businesses! This law is ridiculous!

  1365. Debra A. Murphy, Ph.D. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    These are truly the “small business” people, and we need to support their work efforts. It is also a convenience for many consumers who want to eat inexpensively and quickly. This should be repealed and back to the old fines.

  1366. Faye signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    SAVE THE ROACH COACHES

  1367. Yvonne Tsui signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Geez…leave the taco trucks alone!

  1368. Karen King signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Uh, NO. What is fair about this? what is AMERICAN about this? Moving them every hour is ridiculous over reaction. Please rescind and rethink.

  1369. Lee Joseph signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    This is an attack on freedom and independence for small business…it is WRONG…please do NOT pass this stupid law.

  1370. martha signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    We love our taco trucks..

  1371. Nancy Camacho signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Jail time for selling tacos? Come on, that’s a bit ridiculous, yet everyday there are real criminals getting away with bloody murder. Please don’t get rid of taco trucks, taco trucks really are a big part of LA life. Hungry? The answer IS taco truck. 2 de asada y dos al pastor por favor. Save our taco trucks!!

  1372. Mike Mendes signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Restuarants are too expensive. For some of us this is the dining out we can afford. Plus its tasty

  1373. Karina PIedra signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    What happened to Freedom?

  1374. dwg signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    dude, come ON! this whole “unfair competition” thing is a red herring–what’s unfair about letting me pay less for great food when i don’t need to (or don’t have time to) sit down and eat? !viva los taco trucks!

  1375. Ana Moreno signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:45 pm

  1376. Linda Henson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    My employer, a large aerospace corporation, allowed these trucks to enter our gated area to feed many of our people. My favorite was a egg and bean burrito w/ salsa. It was our Friday morning treat and the taste was great at 6:00 a.m. right before our workday started.
    L. Henson
    Information Technology Sector.

  1377. Alexandria Ingraham signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  1378. Patricia signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    This is outlandish and cannot believe these Taco Trucks are being bullied. Why can the efen political localities leave them alone. These tacos taste good and has a neat feel to them.
    Everything else is taken away cant we at least have our taco trucks. geez!! Go look for the druggies, the rapist , the fruadalent, the immoral villians and leave our Taco trucks alone.

  1379. Alex Platt signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Don’t get rid of the taco trucks! That’s some of the best food in L.A.! This is a stupid, stupid rule and reflects a suspicious alliance against small businesses!

  1380. Lucero Chavez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    There are better ways to deal with this situation. In a time when the economy is bad for all of us let us not start again at the bottom and work out way up to try and alleviate this problem. We need to work together as a community to figure out how to provide affordable, and safe food and working environments for everyone.

  1381. Scott Coats signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Please dont

  1382. Debbie Noelle signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    I love the taco trucks!

  1383. Egricelda Felix signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    I believe this law interferes with company’s right to a profitable business, demand & supply. This is a restaurant on wheels. Next thing you know they’ll past a law saying how long these restaurants can me open… stop it now.

  1384. marcos silvas signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    To the sit down restaurant owners who complain the taco trucks take their business…If the taco truck did not exist I would simply make food at home or buy fast food at the drive thru, you still wouldnt have my business unless I specifically wanted to eat at a restaurant!

  1385. Nick signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    these things saved my life many a time. if they go, so do i.

  1386. Melanie Thompson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    no quero taco bell!

  1387. Elvia Arroyo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    leave tacos in peace

  1388. Tina D signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  1389. Randi Wolfe signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Take on REAL issues and leave these vendors – and breadwinners – alone!!

  1390. Jodi M. Avila signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    sounds to me like they are trying to do away with the Latin culture that has been a great part of Los Angeles aka Latin Cleansing hmmmm………..

  1391. Nenita signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Gotta love them tacos!

  1392. Mari signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    This is just a shame on Gloria Molina. Save our taco trucks!!

  1393. Andee Aguirre signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Another corporate attack on small busines. Shameful!!!! Save the Taco Trucks!!!

  1394. Tony Lee signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Aren’t there more important issues to deal with?? Gloria give back the money that the big restaurants handed you under the table. Yeah I said it, and I’m sure plenty are thinking it!!!!

  1395. GABRIEL RICO signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    There’s nothing like eating some Tacos Al Pastor @ 2am after a long night of partying… Way better than bacon wrapped hot dogs!!!

  1396. Herbert N. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    taco trucks are part of the los angeles landscape. don’t let business interests and city lobbyists destroy the rights of these entrepreneurs.

  1397. Lalo Alcaraz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Keep Our Karnitas!
    Save Our Cebollas!

  1398. John Yamane signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Taco trucks are a good thing. I mean it doesnt get much better than a burito from a truck right? I eat from a red burito truck every day and will be very disappointed if I have to chase it down every 30 min to get my food. Exercise and carne asasa don’t really mix so lets hope this thing doesn’t get passed.


  1399. on May 1st, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    We should be focusing on real issues and enforcing laws that do matter instead of finding ways to undermine the small business entrepreneurs of Los Angeles.

  1400. Daniel Lee signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Save Our Taco Trucks!!!!

  1401. jesse a signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    It’s late at nite coming home from a dodger game,laker game or just out with some friends bar hoping and i.m hungery. To the right of me are those toco trucks,im in heaven. Taco heaven that is. Save those trucks. You could meet some interesting characters late at night on a friday or saturday. It builds character. So please save them. LOL

  1402. William Brien signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Funny how our generation will band together for the love of food, but not to save our own lives.

  1403. Tammy Camarillo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    This requirement would affect the livelihood of many hard working people as well affect the economy. This means that taco truck owners, employees would make less money, which means that truck owners and employees would have less money to spend affecting their buying power, and thus affecting the local economy. Is the requirement something you really want to pass when it has so many negative externalities? Supervisor Molina, you should definitely rethink this mandate.

  1404. Eric Hall signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Taco trucks are one of the unique features that makes this city great. Don’t take away income from hard-working men and women of Los Angeles.

  1405. Danyel Gardiner signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Taco Trucks are TASTY and convienent!! I love the food there and could not imagine not having it!!

  1406. Tanya signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!

  1407. Chiquita Dineyanti signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Taco trucks has a unique role aside from the brick & mortar stands. They often cater to people of limited funds, or people of limited time who can’t venture too far away from their worksite to look for food. Not only that, taco trucks embody the small entrepreneurial spirit that keeps our local economy growing, just like the brick & mortar places. The fill a practical need and are part of our cultural landscape.

  1408. Glenda Puga signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Don’t stop the tradition

  1409. Jackie signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Do IT!!!!

  1410. Robert Camarena signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    I love tacos!!!!!

  1411. Patricia signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    by the looks of it Gloria Molina looks like she has has one to many tacos. Could this be the reason to the the potential law…she is now committed to a vegan diet and feels taco trucks are a distraction to her diet.Gordis.

  1412. S. Vazquez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    I wish there were more taco trucks!

  1413. Sarah Fuhrmeister signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    The sanctity of the taco truck should not be violated.

  1414. Ivan Cruz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    I can’t believe this is a problem. It’s ridiculous. If taco trucks where to switch location every hour, people would be driving around at night even more causing more pollution and car accidents. This is dumb. REPEAL THIS LAW!

  1415. Luis Andrade signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    I LOVE FOOD! These people provide the best tasting tacos ever! They are always the nicest people!

  1416. Ken Lee signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Save our taco trucks. Please save a delicious way to eat, and a Southern California institution. Slapping a taco truck owner with a criminal misdemeanor, thousand dollar fines, and/or jail time is ridiculous and prohibitive and, quite frankly, embarrassing to city officials.

  1417. dos tacos por favor signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    I LOVE THESE TACOS!!!!
    I AM WHITE DOES THIS MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN HELPING TO THE TACO TRUCKS.

  1418. Eddie Gamarra signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    me gusta taco trucks

  1419. Anne Alderete signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    I live in Highland Park it just wouldn’t be the same without taco trucks. SAVE TACO TRUCKS!

  1420. Justin Lester signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Too much food in Los Angeles is overpriced and overrated. Don’t take away delicious inexpensive food! Taco Trucks are one of our cities cultural treasures! SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!

  1421. Erik Alden signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    i love my tacos, I need them, please dont take them. Im white too!

  1422. Tim Bolish signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Why would LA officials try to hassle taco truck owners? They are a LA institution, I don’t see the point in the new laws. Please leave our trucks alone!!

  1423. Cha Cha Borracha signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Don’t touch my tacos, PUNK!

  1424. Rachel signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    save them!!

  1425. Doris Payer signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    *heart* the taco truck.

  1426. Geraldi Martinez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    SAVE OUR FLIPPIN TRUCKS…

    WHERE ELSE ARE WE GOING TO GET THEM DOLLA TACOS!?

  1427. Lalaine Sevillano signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Taco Trucks have been a part of the LA culture since who knows when. I’m more worried about the fact that our tax money is going to leaders who are worried about taco trucks and not worrying about gas prices of the war in Iraq!

  1428. Danny Alfaro signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Another brilliant idea Gloria Molina has fallen on her face about.
    This is the person responsible for changing the “Brooklyn Ave” to Avenida Cessar Chavez.
    I love CZ but maybe Oxnard or Riverside would have been a better place to change the street name. I will never call it anything but BROOKLYN AVE!
    someone please find another job for Molina and have her stop trying to change so much of our culture.
    -Danny

  1429. Gabriel Muralles signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Me gustan los Tacos

  1430. Jennifer Guy signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    SAVE THE TRUCKS!!!!

  1431. Rocio Mora signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    I can’t believe the taco trucks that are so much a part of East L.A. and loved by all of us would be targeted by these city officials who should be worried about so many other more important things! Power to the taco trucks! Si se puede :)

  1432. Susan Yoon signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    we heart taco trucks!

  1433. Emily Goldman signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    this. cannot. happen.

  1434. Isabel Robles signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Keep the tradition alive!!

  1435. Adriana Salinas signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    it would be a crime to allow this to happen. taco trucks recycle much needed dollars back into our community, and lets not forget, YOU KNOW THE FOOD IS DAMN GOOD!!!!

  1436. Lilla Zuckerman signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Revolucion!

  1437. Buck Ritchey signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    yippee

  1438. Marco R Guerrero signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Save our Taco Trucks!

  1439. Michael Yee signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Street food is essential to the vibrancy and character of a city. Think: New York, Singapore, Tokyo, Paris…

    So how about us?

  1440. Nicolas Navas signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Yo soy ecuatoriano y me gusta ir a una taqueria cuando tengo hambre Viva Mexico

  1441. Leonard signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Please don’t take away my tacos.

  1442. Adam Garson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Leave the taco trucks alone! Getting a breakfast burrito every Saturday morning is part of my weekend routine – don’t ruin it!

  1443. James Rojas signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Los Angeles County should not penalize taco trucks because they are part of the regions changing economy, demographic, and transportation choices. Many low-income residents live on tight budget and can’t afford sit down restaurants so they spend their money on inexpensive, accessible food. Buying food from street vendors is a common practice in many urban centers across the globe.
    This behavior pattern has been transported to LA where many Latino immigrants live, yet we have failed to modify street vending policies to support the needs of this rapidly growing population. In addition, many of these taco trucks owners locate their truck where there is pedestrian movement, and transit because many low-income residents do not drive, and have parked their cars because now a gallon of milk is just as expensive as a gallon of gasoline. Local elected should work on policies that promote economic opportunities for all people.

  1444. Maria Elena Brunner signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    We’re talking about hard working people here, serving the community and even providing community within the big city.

  1445. Angel Esguerra signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Save the Trucks!!!

  1446. Adam Garson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Leave the trucks alone! I love my neighborhood taco truck.

  1447. Jennifer Grayson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Taco trucks are one of the best things about LA! This new law punishes hardworking people who provide delicious, healthy food to a large population of our city. SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1448. tiffany signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    save the taco trucks!!!

  1449. camellia tse signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    the taco trucks are a part of our LA culture!

  1450. Richard Sedivy signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Save these much loved and needed trucks. There is nothing inherently wrong with their presence on our streets. They are a long standing traditional part of Los Angeles culture and as such should be fully supported by our city government. These hard working business people deserve our support and the right to keep their locations on our streets.

  1451. Israel el Esoterico signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    aren’t there other more important issues to deal with, or did they run out, are taco trucks that big of an issue?
    what is going on?
    *eating a taco*
    haha

  1452. Erika Gutierrez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Lets save the best fourth meal!!!

  1453. yennifer gomez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Mr.Montero’s class is supporting!!!!!
    them tacos! viva los pinche tacos guey =]]

  1454. Abi signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1455. Bekki signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Please save the taco trucks! It’s what makes Los Angeles the very unique, diverse, open place that is…

  1456. Ross Pearson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Ridiculous. How can you go after Taco Trucks?

  1457. Kathy Siegel signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    do we need more people out of work and more people that can’t afford food? And to snub our noses at another valuable tradition?

  1458. Tyler Nathan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    this IS Los Angeles!

  1459. Robyn Kali Bacon signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Losing taco trucks would be a crushing blow to our city!

  1460. monica signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    i love andy and tacos
    carne asada is not a crime guey

  1461. Mary Milbrand signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Viva la Taco Truck!

  1462. MariCarmen signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    VAMONOS A LOS TACOS!!!! Im getting 5 tacos after i run my marathon!

  1463. Nathan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    It’s part of L.A. culture.

  1464. Sean Smith signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    I support rolling entrepreneurs and chefs! Leave them alone!

  1465. darlene gomez signed signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Gloria molina should worry more about what her husband is up to, than picking on taco trucks.

  1466. Denise Gomez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Save the trucks!

  1467. Dominique signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    i love tacos!

  1468. Alex Uychocde signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Long Live the Taco Truck!!!

  1469. Felipe Santoyo Jr signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    i cant believe that our society has nothing more to do than attack, above all, TACO TRUCKS. they are part of our culture in los angeles and texas were im from. lets join together and not let the GRINGOS destroy something that is noble and part of our heritage. they are hard working people just like us and provide good food. so again lets support the and let the gringos have their burgers and hot dogs….we got our TACOS! GLORIA MOLINA YOU SHOULD BE ASHAME OF YOURSELF. YOURE A DISGRACE FOR THE LA AND TEXAS LATINO COMMUNITY….WANNA BE MEXICAN….

  1470. Phil Morse signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Why would you, Supervisor Molina, want to stamp out one of the most important ethnic institutions in our city? Maybe for the next thing, you’ll support making people pay for using the carpool lanes. Oh, you’ve already supported doing that too. ¡Caramba!

  1471. Gilbert Carrillo Jr signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Come on, en serio??? Save the Taco trucks, PORFA!!!!

  1472. vasil oswald signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    save our trucks.

  1473. Ai Kusuhara signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Please save the taco trucks

  1474. Scott Evans signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    street tacos rock!!!!

  1475. Milie signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    DONT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST THE TACOS GUEY!!

  1476. david jurmain signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Good to know the city has nothing better to do.

  1477. Cayndie signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    This doesn’t make sense!! Save the Tacos!!!!

  1478. Annmari signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Support:
    Tacos La Estrella
    5325 York Blvd
    Highland Park, CA
    323-254-6880

    They do private parties and their food is fabulous!!!

  1479. isabel ayala signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    all does piche gringos just hating cuz our food actually has flavor =)

  1480. Kathlyn Lopez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    AAAYYYYYY YYYAAA YAI.. CHOWEEE Queremos tacos!
    WATCH OUR VIDEO COMING SOON MAY 30
    LOOK ON THIS WEBSITE WE WILL ADD DE VIDEO

  1481. Amberlie Bankoff signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    I love tacos trucks!

  1482. MICHAEL WILLIAMS signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    With all of the terrible social probloms facing L.A.I.E. homelessness.gang crime etc.this seemsabsolutely stupid when there so very many other things to be concerned about…..actually as for ”the Brick and morter resterants I could less about there 7.00 Tacos and carne asada and so forth……also, remember that you are supposed to leave a 2-3 dollor tip when you finish up…… LISTEN , GIVE ME A TACO TRUCK ANYTIME.

  1483. Gill Friedman signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    “There’s a difference between us. You think the people of this country exist to provide you with position. I think your position exists to provide those people with freedom. And I go to make sure that they have it.”
    William Wallace (Brave Heart}

  1484. Kevin Mathisen signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Keep the taco trucks!!!

  1485. Andrea Carney signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    L.A. was my home for 65 years. I have lived in Denver for three years. I return to L.A. often. The taco trucks are a very important part of the culture and dining experience of L..A. I went to work at age 17. Our factories were served by the taco and burrito trucks. Without them many of us would have gone hungry. The blasting of their horns told us it was break and lunch time not the bosses. Molina is just another politician on the take. Molina and cohorts have the time and money to go to fancy restaurants and over indulge very often at the taxpayers expense.
    STOP HARASSING THESE HARD WORKING PEOPLE WHO SERVE THE COMMUNITIES OF L.A. A VERY MUCH NEEDED SERVICE. REVERSE THIS LAW TODAY.

  1486. andy aguila signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    tacoz are the shyt

  1487. Joe Joe Joe signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    I haven’t got time for this Mickey Mouse bullshit!

  1488. Scott R. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Don’t the politicians have something better to do then to step on the small businessman!!!

  1489. Jason Kim signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Save the trucks!!

  1490. Brent Arrowood signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!

  1491. Jorge Lopez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    33 year old Native Angeleno who has been eating at taco trucks since i was a kid. I find taco trucks a strong symbol of good quick affordable food. I frequent the trucks at least three times a week. My taco truck neighborhoods – Atwater, Echo Park and Pico/Union.

    I hope Molina’s Deputies read these petitions.

    Thank you to whomever started this Petition.

  1492. George Simmons signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Taco Trucks > Whitexican food like El Torito.

  1493. Kyung signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    TACOS! SAVE MY TACOS!!!

  1494. Hector signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    I LOVE TACOS >.. THEY CAN’T DO THIS TO ME ~…

  1495. Ivan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    yeah me too i love tacos…..

  1496. Lisa Star signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Keep democracy alive- free enterprise and Great food for all.

  1497. Rodolfo Diaz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    save the tocos

  1498. athena oliver signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    i like tacos they satisfy me more than sex so SAVE THE TACOS

  1499. PICHE DE LA TORRE signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    I DNT GOTS TEETH PERO TODAVIO ME GUSTAN LOS PINCHE TACOS !! VIVA LOS TACOS GUEY ! KEEP THEM TACO TRUCKS RUNNING

  1500. Joseph D. Henry signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Los Angeles County encourages enterpreneurship… unless that enterpreneurship is successful, in which case they bust it up. What a load of hooey.

  1501. Bridgyn O'Dea signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Love me swome taco truck

  1502. pinkpoodle_68@yahoo.com signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!

  1503. Martin Vazquez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    My fiancee can’t cook so I need my TACOS!!!!

  1504. la eme signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    the taco truck is apart of the landscape in boyle heights as well as the greater l.a. area. the taco truck nourishes the soul after a long night of dancing or having a beer with friends. the taco truck is a cultural staple for many chicanos, mexicanos, latinos.
    god save the taco truck.

  1505. Todd Terry signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Taco trucks are a way of life in LA!

  1506. John Meacham signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Taco Truck!

  1507. Tyler Barton signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Save the tacos!

  1508. Judith Yolanda Rayos signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Please save our taco trucks!

  1509. Luis signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Leave my taco trucks alone.

  1510. Anel delaRosa signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    NOT THE TACO TRUCKS!!! PLEASE!!! NO!!!!!!

  1511. Lorena Ponce signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    This is how they earn a living, give em a break!

  1512. Ingrid Oliu signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    I support them once or twice a week :)

  1513. art guerra signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    allow our taco trucks to continue….leave them alone;….allow them to make their living….

  1514. Jose M. delaRosa signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    I support the taco trucks!

  1515. Leila Laoudji signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Save the Taco.

  1516. Anita Bath signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Leave us latinos alone!

  1517. Kim Vollstedt signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Dang who else is open at 2am when we are starving! Save our last road side diners!!!

  1518. Dottie Wyatt signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Although I’ve never eaten at a Taco Truck, I have family who has. I would like the option to eat at one someday.

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS.

  1519. Alex Choko G. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    I grew up eating from taco trucks and vendors alike. Why would they want to take away a manifested Angelino tradition? Most of these vendors have better food than sit in restaurants. What a damn shame if they do away with them! I’ll support my taco vendor by any means necessary!


  1520. on May 1st, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    I had the best cochinita pibil I’ve ever had in my life at a taco truck, and I’m never found that taco truck again! So save the taco trucks! I might yet find it someday….

  1521. Frank Guthrie signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Where am I supposed to get dinner, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights?

    As a Diabetic, I have to say: Low-carb, and high protein = quick food source (in case I get a low-sugar crash,) and good for me, and the economy!

    Tax someone else if you have the Political cojones, Villaragosa…

  1522. Kara Lane signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    late night tacos are a part of LA!

  1523. Lisa signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Viva la taco truck!!!

  1524. Joel Rice signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Being a California transplant, I appreciate the flavor Taco Trucks give to our city. Street food is one of the most important factors in culinary culture. Let the trucks be!

  1525. Richard de la Torre signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Taco tucks are to much a part of LA.

  1526. Alexandra Lippman signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Do not criminalize those hoping to earn an honest living.

  1527. Jackie Moore signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Its the best place to eat after hours when everything else is closed. Its part of the city here on the central coast!

    Please don’t get Rid of the Tacos Truck..

  1528. Marina Janofsky signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Taco trucks are a part of the LA culture and a strong demonstration of small business and entrepreneurship.

  1529. Nathan Long signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Por la asada!

  1530. Stephanie Rozek signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    please save the trucks

  1531. John Bates signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Taco trucks are a part of LA. Figure out a better way to solve whatever is the real problem.

  1532. Trevi Fligg signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Don’t take away the trucks! They are an LA institution!

  1533. Lisa Kelly signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    In this crappy economy, why would anybody want to pass a law to make it harder for the working class to earn a living? Let’s give these guys a break.

  1534. ANA PAULA RUIZ GALINDO signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    we need the tacos!!

  1535. Jose Robles signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    There is so many other important matters than Taco Trucks this is a ridiculous law. The Surpervisor & Molina should focus in are Gang Violence which is a major problem to are City of LA, not on are hard working people making a living from selling Tacos.

  1536. Joshua Cate signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Taco trucks and other food trucks are a major part of our city and a part of culture. Please, find other things to mess with besides people’s way of life.

  1537. michael gershman signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    save the trucks

  1538. Holly Jovenall signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    save the taco trucks!!!!

  1539. Eric Herndon signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    It is representes the essence of LA!!!

  1540. andres signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:19 pm

  1541. tony elowsky signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    save the tacos!!

  1542. kathryn sebastian signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    I love taco trucks! Don’t take them away!!!!

  1543. raynae ange signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Leave our Taco Trucks alone. These guys are trying to make an honest living…..Besides, I love the food La Estrella!!!!!!!

  1544. Nancy Beningo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    The streets will be a lot meaner without the taquerias!

  1545. Alejandro Barajas signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    save out “loncheras”

  1546. Megan Robertson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Why would anybody take away the people’s right to support local business owners by eating affordable, delicious food?

  1547. Wendy Barajas signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    save late night tacos

  1548. eileen guzman signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    i love taco trucks! they give me taco flavored keeesis!!! **muah**

  1549. JOHNNELL ALVA signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    SAVE THE LATE NIGHT TACOS!!

  1550. Victor Mercado signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Taco trucks are an invaluable facet of the unique food experience in L.A. They are delicious, and locally supported, nuff’ said!

  1551. margaret lee signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    I’m a Denver, CO, resident and my favorite treat when visiting my son in L.A. are the wonderful taco truck visits. The food is delicious and the vendors are most gracious.
    LET THEM LIVE ON!!!!!

  1552. Kate Balug signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    it’s not just ANY taco truck, it’s YOUR taco truck. don’t take that away


  1553. on May 1st, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    hola mi nombre es jose yo soy dueno de una troca de tacos es poreso que yo estoy luchando por mis derechos pagamos tax permisos igual que un restaurante mi nose porque nos tratan de esa manera nosomos criminales solo tratamos de ganarnos el pan de cada dia para poder traer el sustento a nuestros hijos es poreso que hoy conestos comentarios me uno aestas personas que son maestros y que estan apoyandonos de antemano les doy las gracias por suapollo a nombre de todos nuestros companeros muchas grcias att.tacos elguero

  1554. Jovan Ambriz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Carne asada is my favorite…oooh and tripes!

  1555. Travis Dworetzky signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    TACO

  1556. Marissa Nuncio signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    *

  1557. Melissa Lauer signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Spend your time enforcing laws against REAL criminals.

  1558. Gerardo Maravilla signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    This is a terrible measure that will put many hard working people out of work.

    This cannot happen!

  1559. Sam C. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    TACO TRUCKS POR VIDA!!!!!

  1560. Kathy signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Don’t let them take away our beloved taco stands

  1561. Eric Nordhauser signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Taco trucks are one of the reasons I moved to LA. They provide delicious and cheap food at all hours. They are essential!

  1562. George Chialtas signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Viva tacomotion!

  1563. Dan Gold signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Please save our taco trucks. It is the one Los Angeles institution that distinguishes us from other cities. No other city, even New York, has the street food bonanza available in Los Angeles.

  1564. Luis Dominguez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Make Tacos, No War!!!

  1565. Jim Vasquez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    I think that the taco truck is a great place to get good quality food that is very reasonably priced. I think it would truly be a shame if we were to lose the taco truck.

  1566. Gilbert Ramirez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Taco Trucks are a part of hispanic LA’s history and urban landscape. Ethnic neighborhoods and street eats are a part of what makes LA unique.

  1567. Lauren McCauley signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    What’s next? Lemonade stands?!

  1568. Joan Pla signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Why don’t you create jobs instead of destroying them?

    I support Taco Trucks!!!!!

  1569. Robin Martin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Can’t we all just get along and eat tacos? Viva la taco! Save the taco trucks and let folks make an honest living without exessive taxation.

  1570. Jay Shultz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Keep small business alive !

  1571. Sal Rizzo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Viva La Estrella!!!

  1572. Oscar Lopez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    we love our taco trucks!

  1573. Erin Sullivan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Save the Taco trucks!

  1574. Isabel signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    i love taco trucks.

    to the max.

  1575. margaret lee signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE DISGRACE ON THE PART OF MOLINA, ET AL.
    WHYYYYYYYYYY????
    COME ON NOW — DO SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE W/YOUR TIME, DON’T DESTROY THE LIVES OF THOSE THAT FEED US. Margaret Lee, Denver

  1576. PAUL F CARRILLO signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    do you remember free los tres
    how about free los tacos

  1577. Joy Lee signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    SAVE THE TACOS!!!!!
    Go catch the THEIVES & RAPISTS!!!

  1578. Sara Buffie signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Taco truck is not a hispster trend. It’s an important part of the culture for many people in LA. I’ve been visiting the same taco truck for years–it’s my favorite place to eat, I cant get that same kind of food anywhere else. And furthermore, even if taco trucks were taken off the streets, my money would not go to any “brick and mortar” restaurants. We would truly be suffering a great loss if taco trucks no longer populated our late-night streets.

  1579. George Gamboa signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    I support all street vendors (especially Taco Truck vendors) that try to earn a living and supply a good meal for less than you can get at an established restaurant. It is not right to target one group while allowing their opposition to charge outrageous prices for food that for the most part is not any better than you could get off a taco truck. I now live in Northen California and purchase tacos the same way I did when I lived in East Los Angeles. In fact, on my way to work this morning a taco truck was pulled over on the freeway shoulder to replace a flat tire. Three motorists including myself pulled over to assist. We talked as we all helped in replacing the tire. I explained what was going on in Los Angeles with the new taco truck regulations and all were appauled. I was in Los Angeles last weekend and found out about the law. It made me feel as if I, personally, am being targeted for what I believe is somewhat of a daily cultural event that strengthens communities. Something most restaurants cannot accomplish. Power to the People.

  1580. Lorraine Martinez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Save the Tacos!!

  1581. Breezy signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    These taco trucks are one of the things that make LA unique. Please don’t take away someone’s livelyhood.

  1582. Evan Estrada signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    SAVE THE TACOS!!

  1583. FW signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Viva la taco!

  1584. Jamie Hancock signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    We can’t get rid of the taco trucks!!!

  1585. Jeff Semones signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Carnitas is no crime either….

  1586. Roger Roman signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Long Live Al Pastor! Tacos are a right.

  1587. David Bergner signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Save the tacos!!!

  1588. Amber Sterling signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks…

  1589. Valerie Painter signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    TACO STANDS RULE!

  1590. Yohana Gramajo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Save the Tacos!!!

  1591. Alex Tanany signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Whats the point of this? what harm are they doing?! LEAVE THE TACO TRUCKS ALONE…. there good… next thing you know there going to start fining the ice cream man.. then the guy with the corn and chips! HATERS

  1592. Amy Scattergood signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Bless you. Now you guys need to find a way to link the whereabouts of the best taco trucks to your site so we can find them–but the city can’t.

  1593. Mary N. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    tacos! yum!

  1594. amy agius signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    carne asada! carnitas! i’m hungry!

  1595. STEPHANIE GONZALEZ signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    INSTEAD OF CHASING DOWN TACO TRUCKS, CHASE PARENTS THAT SMOKE IN THERE CAR WITH CHILDREN! CARNE ASADA TACOS FOR LIFE!!!

  1596. Brenton Brown signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    I feel guilty enough eating carnitas! Don’t make it a crime!

  1597. Zach South signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    I love Taco Trucks!


  1598. on May 1st, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    As a Chicano from East Los Angeles / Boyle Heights, I find it incomprehensible that this law would have ever been considered, let alone passed. With all the social, political and economic issues confronting us these days; joblessness, homelessness, growing gang and drug related violence, police brutality and racial profiling and growing anti-Chicano/Mexican sentiment etc. THIS is the cause Gloria Molina chooses to take up? If it’s about cleaning up our streets, how about tackling the gang situation, graffiti or fixing all the pot holes in the lower income areas of Los Angeles? Shame on you Gloria Molina. Working class families in Los Angeles don’t need obstacles, they need oportunites.

  1599. William Merchan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    These are part of the LA tradition a piece of LA dies every time a taco truck goes missing.

  1600. Adriana Collins signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    I love taco trucks. leave them alone

  1601. Mike Gabel signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Yo quiero taco truck!

  1602. Michael Olmstead signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Taco trucks rule!

  1603. Heidy Munoz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    taco trucks are not a crime


  1604. on May 1st, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Don’t the county supervisors have more pressing issues to address than how long a taco truck is located in one spot. Most of these trucks with a few exceptions are not directly competing against established brick and mortar restaurants. The restaurants who do complain may need to reexamine their menus. If the food is good I would eat at a restaurant over a truck all day long. La Estrella is one of the best tacos and burritos in Highland Park. Memo to supervisors lets focus on some real and legitimate issues this city faces. La Estrella and the other small business owners are just another easy target.

  1605. Mark Cadiz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  1606. David Medrano signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Say no to drugs. Say YES to Taco Trucks ! ! !

  1607. Athena signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    DON’T BAN THEM

  1608. Melissa Lee signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    I <3 taco trucks

  1609. maria studnicka signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Taco trucks are businesses too.
    Don’t close them!!

  1610. Maria Barragan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Say no to drugs. Say YES to Taco Trucks ! ! !

  1611. greg Hillegas signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Please don’t penalize the Taco trucks. I love eating at the various ones around LA, and my friends and I can’t find authentic Mexican food anywhere for such great prices. When people come in from out of state, I always take them downtown to sample “real” Mexican food. They love it!

  1612. Ivan Hernandez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Taco trucks add to the culture and personality of the city and have been a mainstay of the city and its residents.

  1613. Karen Brodkin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Taco trucks do more for the economy and gastronomy of LA than all those big boxes and developers who get tax breaks and lots of support

  1614. Leslie Valencia signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    If big corporations can’t handle the competition, they shouldn’t exist. Competition is a part of the market.

  1615. Greg Schwartz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Some of the best tacos I’ve ever had are from taco trucks.

  1616. Gilda signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    All’s fair in competition! Restaurants should lower their prices then! Save the taco trucks!

  1617. Stacy Alexeief signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    The supervisors wrote the wrong law. If they wanted to help brick-and-mortar restaurants out, why not word the law, so that taco trucks can’t park within 300 feet of a restaurant, the length of a football field? And they should send a message to restaurant owners, “Compete! If a taco truck can take away all your customers, then your restaurant wasn’t so good. Or, try competing on price. Create a takeout version of carne asada tacos and price it lower than the taco trucks. *And* put a “Cold Beer” sign in the window.

    If you did that, then the taco truck owners could be next to complain to the Board of Supervisors, asking the Board to ban restaurants from putting any signs in their windows that might draw customers away from their taco truck!

    My own take on this would favor competition, put some distance between the taco truck and the restaurant, so that the taco truck isn’t unfairly getting to a restaurant customer before the restaurant can, and allow the restaurant to put signs up discribing competing products and the advantages that the restaurant has over the taco truck, like a liquor license (margarita anyone?).

  1618. Jenny Martinez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Long Live Taco Trucks!

  1619. Joanna Charlebois signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    As a consumer don’t I have a choice?

  1620. Scott Van Tussenbrook signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    I love the taco trucks. And, while I am white, my fiance is Latino, and after living in L.A. for a decade now, many of my friends are Latino and I’m wondering if this stupid ban on taco trucks isn’t an attempt to further marginalize a group of people already working hard to make their way. The taco truck operators are working, contributing to society, paying taxes, and providing a service. Why penalize them, and us? Thanks.

  1621. Eddie Roque signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    It never amazes me how they find ways to condemn the entrepreneur. QUE VIVA LA ASADA!

  1622. Courtney Geter signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    This is a nice bit of Los Angeles Culture. Please don’t go away! Oh yeah, and the food is good.

  1623. Howard Baker signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Please keep taco trucks safe, legal, and operating in Los Angeles.

  1624. Julie Kim signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    LA is no longer LA without taco trucks

  1625. Sarah Williams signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    The trucks are not the ones taking business away from restaurants – high gas prices and the mortgage crisis are! Do not punish hardworking people for an economic crisis that is affecting everyone.

  1626. Nicole Yu signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Don’t kill the Taco trucks!

  1627. dennis tanenbaum signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    power to the people

  1628. thuy tran signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    save the taco trucks!

  1629. Jessica Hernandez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Why? why pick on the hard working people, trying to make it in this country? why?
    Whats next? Its just sad that as human beings we treat ourselves like this, especially someone coming from our race. Tis a sad world we live in.
    What else can we expect for our children and the future.

  1630. Cinderella signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Carne asada is not a crime.

  1631. Scott Sing signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    _

  1632. Alisa Guttman signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Please don’t take my tlayuda away.

  1633. Pamela Cohen signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Taco Trucks are part of LA Culture

  1634. Brian Peck signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    I don’t want the truck to go.

  1635. Sylvia signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    No way Jose, don’t take my taco away!

  1636. momo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    yeah…goooo taco truck

  1637. Tina Crosby signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    I work in downtown L.A. and my co-workers and I LOVE our taco truck!!! It’s affordable and offers a variety of good tasting foods. I don’t see any harm whatsoever in a taco truck being parked and doing business. I’m sure there are more important things to worry about in our community…like REAL crimes being committed! I, and many others who work downtown, will be very sad if this law really gets enforced. Give people a break!!!

  1638. tracy signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    please keep the tacos trucks thgey help people eat cheeply and they give the people who run them money to pay there bills save the food

  1639. Brian Fox signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Geez, why doesn’t our city council start worrying about the real problems in L.A. instead of something like taco trucks. Use the tax dollars to fight the gang problems, or those that break the law driving 60 MPH on city streets, hell use the tax dollars to pave the poor condition L.A. streets.. What’s next? Are you going to fine the public for voting in these lame council members?

  1640. Maggie signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    I have never eatten from a taco truck, but they can’t be taken away before I can try some!

  1641. Matthew Nava signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    when an elected official engages in activities that are contrary to the wishes of the people she represents, it appears that change is necessary.

    As a voter and as an east los angeleno, i feel that gloria molina has become out of touch with the eastside citizenry (due, perhaps, to too many years in office).

    what is culture? what is east l.a. culture?

    …a complete answer to either of these questions must include some reference to the food that We (the community) eat.

    Shame on Gloria Molina, and shame on anyone who supports this ignoble endeavor.

    If the issue is safety or health, then our officials should create legislation to that effect;

    But the powers that be should not CRIMINALIZE east los angeles’ exercise of FREE ENTERPRISE–Nothing would be more un-American.

    Let us bow our heads in memory of the Puritan work ethic–upon which this country was built–for clearly (if this regulation takes effect) there is no longer any room for hard work and success…at least not for Us on the eastside of town.

    light a candle at your local church, for a holocaust is upon us…NO, this is not an obvious massacre, but it is a ravaging of a culture.

    Little by little, ‘big brother’ (gloria molina, et al.) is stripping away the cherished elements of our culture…only instead of calling the process by its true name “POGROM”, the powers that be have chosen to call it “GENTRIFICATION”.

    this is a dark time, indeed.

    holdfast, ye children of the sun, for ‘tomorrow’ there shall be a reckoning…where will you be counted:

    will you be the uncle tom who sits silently by his computer, writing comments to his friends on myspace,

    or will you join me in my efforts to dismantle this juggernaut of oppression, a.k.a. Gloria Molina, ‘the Leviathan.’

    http://www.myspace.com/mattnava

  1642. john signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    carne asada rocksss

  1643. mauricio carrillo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    save the taco trucks and the hard working people

  1644. Diana Goodwin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    I’m a firm believer in the the right to eat tacos from trucks and street food in all its forms! Is anyone doing anything to save the bacon-wrapped hot dogs downtown?

  1645. anabel martinez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    taco trucks and street vendors are what makes l.a. great.

  1646. Rafael Romero signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    taco trucks are a good a choice when you don’t want to cook or don’t have time, they are good for the budget and fast. not to mention that we don’t have locations to get something good fast and cheap. taco trucks give a good service they are part of culture of LA.

  1647. olga merracdo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    i love those tacos. plus its not like its a crime

  1648. Daniel Arambula signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    I don’t see what the problem is with this hard working people, who deliver more than delicious tacos. bottom line …. if you dont like them, dont buy them lets have the laws of supply and demand do their job.

  1649. Betty Buldan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    I don’t see the taco trucks as being in competition with restaurants. When you want a sit-down dinner, you go to a restaurant. When you want fast food, you go to a truck. Besides, they add a lot of interest to our usually boring street life.

  1650. olga prieto signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    que cabrones

  1651. Josue Cordoca signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    THEY ARE TRYING TO SUPPORT THERE FAMILYS ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS!! Who gives a rats @ss if resturants are hurting. Its Survival of the fittest out there! If you can’t hang be gone!! Carne Asada is the best especially late at night!

    Peace & Love

  1652. amy smith signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    taco trucks forever!

  1653. William H. Doheny III signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    This is one of the most un-American laws I’ve ever seen passed.

  1654. Daniela Gallegos signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    I hope we can continue to enjoy the delicious tacos!

  1655. Shelly Woo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!
    we need our late night munchie satisfaction!

  1656. Joanna Levy signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    thanks for setting up this petition

  1657. Shawn signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    You gotta love those taco’s. Leave these guys alone and find something better to do with your time!

  1658. Maya Sanchez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Save the tacos!

  1659. Orestes Gonzalez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    They are just making an honest living! Just like everyone else!

  1660. Katrina Santos aka Chata One signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    How is this possible>>>>>I live for my tacos al pastor. =)

  1661. Lisa Tovar signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    viva tacos!!!

  1662. Joseph Cioffi signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    There’s a great place called El Gallito on PCH near the 110 freeway. There’s always a line and the food there is too good to let go. We cant let this happen!


  1663. on May 1st, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Please keep the trucks we need them to provide low cost meals to those who need it and a great social gathering.

  1664. Francine Avellaneda signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Somebody always has to find something to complain about. They need to make a living too.

    May god bless all

  1665. Shelley Colleen signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    .

  1666. elizabeth medina signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Give me a taco!

  1667. Yennaedo Balloo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Taco Trucks are a livelihood as well as a way of life. To outlaw them is to outlaw culture and let the government become what those radicals foreigner morons claim our government is: a fascist state

  1668. Salvador Reza signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    It is a shame that L.A. would stoop to actions that not even Phoenix Arizona does. Phoenix regulated the vendors but did not eliminate them. Shame on Gloria Molina and all the vendido Tio Tacos who don’t want our cultura transmitted through our food.

  1669. Jan Alejandro signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Gloria Baby, are you kidding? This is Los Angeles!!!!!!!
    Don’t take away the culture!

  1670. Alexander Smith signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Taco trucks are very convienent and are part of the culture of the Greater Los Angeles area.

  1671. kevin lambert signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    corrupt politics and entry level entrepreneurship apparently don’t get along.

  1672. Jennifer Guerrero signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    that sucks . save the tacos :]!

  1673. M Romero signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Please keep our Taco Trucks, there’s enough food/money to go around for everyone. Why hate! Home cook food never tasted better than at a Taco Truck on any given day. Definitely eating at one tonight!

  1674. Jillinda Palmer signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Taco Trucks never done no wrong to nobody

  1675. Citlali Moreno signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    I don’t live in the LA area or California but I still support this cause.

  1676. Christine Flores signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Give me liberty and give me a taco!!! Save these beautiful meals on wheels.

  1677. Lynda Akin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    I think the taco trucks are such a part of LA culture that to think of the streets and neighborhoods without them is to make them empty of a vital part of our lives. I always feel if there’s a taco truck open and people around the area is a little safer. I don’t know that I would patronize a restaurant if I were hungry, where a quick stop for a burrito or such would…and might make me come back to that area again to visit or shop.
    To stay in business, a taco truck has to develop relationships, know the customers so they keep coming back. How many restaurants invest the personal touch and meet people face to face everyday?
    I can understand better controls on those who litter the area or other misdemeanors, but the new law and fine are really unjust and unnecessary. Yes some restaurants (brick & mortar) may benefit, but what about the people who WANT to eat at the taco trucks?
    Good luck SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!

  1678. Ricardo Perez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Let the Taqueros earn an honest living for their families. Good Tacos Rock!

  1679. William H. Doheny III signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    This law is as un-American as anything I’ve ever seen.

  1680. JW signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    I love cheap, good tacos.

  1681. Selim Bouhamidi signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    It’ll be a shame to see these go. Not only are they practical, they are accessible and non-corporate. Why are we going to take these jobs away from working people?
    Save our taco trucks!

  1682. Rozanne signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    S.O.T.T!

  1683. Nerina Castro signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Surely Villarigosa can do something to stop this nonsense. He was on the news just yesterday serving someone or himself tamales from a vendor to kick off May Day! There must be about a million other matters they can focus on to improve the city. Leave the taco trucks alone.

  1684. Tony Castillo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Are they out of their minds????

    Viva la Taco Zone!!

  1685. Zoe Elizabeth signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Save the tacos!

  1686. ingrid ross signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    The Council is stupid

  1687. Dawn Leonard signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Don’t we have more important things to tackle?
    This is not an issue!

    Please repeal this.

  1688. robert riestra signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    i luv my street food . keep on rockn’ taco trucks


  1689. on May 1st, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    This is why we come to AMERICA!!! You are taking the dream. What about ice cream trucks? They take sales from grociers.

  1690. Bertha Carrillo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    This type of business is the only one that is open for a late dinner and I like their tacos.

  1691. Drake Main signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Tacos rock!

  1692. Erica Glaub signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    ¡VIVA EL TACOS!

  1693. Joaquin Cash signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    I’m only two months…don’t deprive me yet!

  1694. kerry asmussen signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Save the trucks!!!! La Brea and Olympic rocks!!!

  1695. Amelia Fay-Berquist signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    cuanto me gusta, me gusta, me gusta…!!

  1696. Moe Hong signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Your own health department says that per capita, the taco trucks are healthier and cleaner than taquerias. Your own police department says there is no demonstrable link between public safety and the trucks. Poor night-shift workers need to eat too, and we don’t all want hamburgers; do you only represent the middle class and rich Los Angelenos? What about the rest of us?

    Since there is no evidence behind what you’ve done, it is therefore irrational. And an irrational person, making dogmatic decisions that only benefit brick & mortar restaurant owners.

    We know who butters YOUR bread, Gloria Molina, and it sure ain’t a tortilla. You’re as white as they come, and that goes for your lily-livered support of “your community,” which it turns out you don’t give a rat’s ass for.

  1697. Brian Rios signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Que Vivan Los Tacos!!!!

  1698. Rachel Andersen signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    everyone loves a taco truck!

  1699. Alison Tweedie-Perry signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    I have only just moved to Los Angeles, and the taco trucks are one of the most distinctive features of the city to me. It would be a crime to get rid of them!

  1700. kendra miller signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    don’t tread on my tacos!

  1701. Jessica Baas signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Leave the Tacos where they are!

  1702. John Bixby signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Late night dining would not be the same in LA without our beloved taco trucks. Who are they harming? If the restaurants say they are losing business then maybe they should get trucks of their own or find some other way to compete more effectively other than crying like little babies. Should we ban iTunes because digital music distribution is hurting traditional record labels?

  1703. Jeremy Bonsall signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    If taco trucks have to move every hour then I’ll never know where my favorites are! Right now I know where I can go and get an amazing taco at one of several trucks. What am I supposed to do if they have to move? Drive around aimlessly?

  1704. Ana Romero signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Save “Taco Sabroso” on N. Figueroa and N. Ave 50 in Highland Park The best tacos EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1705. Eric Greenburg signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Give me greasy street tacos or give me death!

  1706. Santa Nannette Vogel signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    To whom it may concern,
    A $1000.00 fine is outrageous. This is a disservice to many communities. Taco trucks are usually the only available food source at odd times of the day or night. As a sober driver I have taken intoxicated friends to various taco trucks late at night so they may eat and therefore have food in their system to help absorb alcohol. This is not a joke, because of this new law I may not be able to find a taco trucks from one hour to the next. We need our taco trucks and we do not want innocent business people thrown in jail because of multiple fines. This needs to change! I am a Los Angeles native and I believe this is an absurd law.

    Santa Nannette Vogel

  1707. Teri signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Have you nothing better to do Ms Molina?????

  1708. Tracy Sadowski signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Love Carne Asada super buritos from the Taco trucks!!!!!YUMO!!!!!!

  1709. Travis Hastings signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Save them!

  1710. Lydia Graslie signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Taco trucks are a gift from God.

  1711. Claudia Garcia signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    This is ridiculous! You’re going to put a lot of good people out of a job and us the consumer out of food!!! I love my tacooooooos!

  1712. Priscilla Chan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Drunk people driving around looking for their favorite taco trucks because they have to move every hour is not a good idea. keep them where they are!

  1713. Shamyra signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    I’m new to taco trucks since I’m new to California, but I have found several I adore. Since I’m a foody, I had to sign this!

  1714. AJ signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    What is East Los Angeles without taco trucks?

  1715. RUDY LOPEZ signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Laws from the “lard heads”!!!

  1716. Bonarath Bory signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    taco trucks are a part of los angeles… pass by anyone of them and you will see families, community, and culture. haven’t you got anything better to focus on?

  1717. Jenny R. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    These people are WORKING! How dare you fine them so much? They are trying to make a living and LEGALLY! Go after the criminals that are shooting innocent by standers! How much do fine them? Do you make them move every 30 minutes?

  1718. KAGAMAKA HINDU signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    SAVE DA TACO TRUCKS!


  1719. on May 1st, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    The taco truck on Fair Oaks in Pasadena is one of my favorite! LET THEM STAY!!!!!! SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!!

  1720. Jaime Chavez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    This new law shows plainly how out of touch our local politicians are. It’s safe to say that they could care less about the prices the average person pays for food and gas in this town. Regardless, we’re here because we love being here and the minimal food culture that we have in this town is directly related to cheap ethnic food. It’s a symbol of our beloved town, just like Dodger Dogs, In N Out Burger and Phillipe’s. The pupusa and the guarache and the big corn cob on a stick embodies everything about us true Angelenos, as well as the spirit of countless people who have come here to live in the past decade…Our will to mingle with other races(something that L.A. has not always been known for), and also our innate wonderlust which drives us towards new experiences in food we wouldn’t otherwise have. Gloriawould rather have us super size it.

  1721. Scott Schoenberg signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    The late-night Taco Truck run is the very quintessence of LA living. For the sake of all Angelenos (and out-of-towners too!), please, please, please repeal this law.

  1722. Rebecca Cannara signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    save our trucks! one hour is not enough time!

  1723. Albert R signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:41 pm

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    Gloria whatever the ____ her name is.

  1724. Jason Powell signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    don’t you dare take away the glory of the taco truck!

  1725. Cynthia Couture signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Roll the law back. Requiring a business – and that IS what these taco trucks are – to arbitrarily relocate is ridiculous, and once an hour? Absurd and unreasonable.

  1726. Albert R signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Sell OUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1727. Victor Murillo-Cruz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Taco trucks stimulate our economy just as much as the restaurants do. They also end up being just as clean if not cleaner that some 5 star restaurants.

  1728. julie signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    oh, beloved taco truck, my eyes search for your white beauty as i drive down the street.
    your sweet smell of carne asada at 2 bucks cheap bliss i cannot explain.
    you’d never harm anyone would you?
    no, i didn’t think so.
    live on taco trucks!

    what a stupid law… the fact that this is even being considered shows that los angeles law has a misguided view on what is ACTUALLY important to making this city better.

  1729. Golondrina signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    The BEST tacos are in El Sereno!! i don’t know what i’d do without them….

  1730. Dawn Gates signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Silly idea- leave it how it is; why damage a good thing?

  1731. Shari Ellis signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    What Albert R said

  1732. Cyndi Galley signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    are you even joking?!? seriously, what is going on here?!?!?

  1733. Rachel Anderson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    I understand that restaurants resent the rent-free status of taco trucks…but keep in mind that taco trucks sell only very cheap food items, and cannot make nearly the profit that high-end restaurants can, especially considering prices from alcohol & bar drinks, which taco trucks cannot serve! Just because restaurants wish they could be rent-free doesn’t mean that taco trucks shouldn’t be able to coexist. It’s apples and oranges, and L.A. loves both.

  1734. Peter Gloria signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Please preserve the culture in Los Angeles by saving these taco trucks.

  1735. Jimmy Castillo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Politicians, please find something better to do than harass people who are trying to make a living. This is a RIDICULOUS law and you should be ashamed of yourselves. We’re all human beings, please start acting and living like one.

  1736. Jesse Sanchez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Taco Trucks are an LA staple!!!

    It’s like telling New Yorkers that they will be taking their Hot Dog Stands away, doesn’t make any sense to me what so ever. I don’t see how this is a soloution.

  1737. Bill Broome signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    DON’T!

  1738. Alfonso Bedoya signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    orale. viva los asaderos!!!

  1739. Daniel Hayes signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    An essential part of los angeles culture. Please let us keep the city’s character!

  1740. Thad S. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Not cool, man!
    Let the taco trucks stay.

  1741. Tony Schoenberg signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Taco trucks are a wonderful and integral part of LA culture, not to mention that they are responsible for some of the best food in LA. They also provide quality, low cost food to people who need it. This is a shameful and disgraceful assault on LA’s culture, its unique culinary landscape, and its low income residents.

  1742. Alfaro signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    First inmigration issues and now TACOS? Where is our dignity. LA will never look the same without tacos, is like bannig Pizza from New York, indian food from London, or coke from Atlanta.

  1743. Jesus Quintero signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    El Flaco on 3rd right off the 60 freeway!!!! Try the chorizo con papas tacos!

  1744. Nicolas Marques signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Taco trucks actually give Los Angeles an inkling of pedestrian street life (and great, affordable food!). Don’t ruin a good thing with unneeded legislation… Thanks!

  1745. Peter Keens signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    This is absurd, taco trucks are a wonderful addition to the culture of Los Angeles.

  1746. romeo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    the best tacos are made with love , devotion, commitment to refined quality and passion.. the very best taco’s are made with a courageous beautifull heart with fine and wonderfull flavor of spices from around the world….. i’ll have guacamole with mine -thank you -don’t be shy with the peppers ma’ friend :)


  1747. on May 1st, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Gloria,
    You’ve got one less constituent. Keep it up and you’ll be looking for work soon. Please, reconsider these absurd restrictions.

  1748. christina reid signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    people have a right to sell tacos in trucks

  1749. Amanda Colligan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Tacos trucks give us the street food of LA, this law would not only deprive a lot of small business owners of their livelihood, but also deprive the city of an essential part of its culture.

  1750. Jessie signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    yeah! Taco truck workers work pretty hard at what they do, and they do it good. There’s no reason why their jobs should be threatened. Plus, we love ‘em! Who doesn’t!?! It’s definitely something that I’d miss if I ever moved away from here.

  1751. jared signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    The actual ordinance can be found here:

    http://lacounty.info/bos/sop/supdocs/37714.pdf

    or here at the Board of Supervisors website:

    ORDINANCE NO. 2008-0013

    http://search.co.la.ca.us/search97cgi/s97is.dll?action=View&VdkVgwKey=D%3A%5CProgram+Files%5CVerity%5CDocNav%5FProd%5FPlatform%5Cdn%5Cidocs%5Cuq70%2Evdb&ServerKey=Primary&Inctx=Main&ViewTemplate=lac_htm_try_bottommf.hts&amp;

  1752. Cyprian Adduru signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    I love taco trucks! Leave ‘em alone!

  1753. Imari Williams signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    These food trucks have a been a part of my life as long as I have been able to forge memories. They have been with this city even longer. The people who run these trucks are hard working people, laboring in cramped spaces feeding the working hungry of Los Angeles. Who would benefit from this bill. Deffidently not the thousands of patrons who choose to frequent these mobile eateries. It seems the only people who would benefit from this would be corporate reseraunts and those who can’t stand hard working competition. The bully in the yard will always beat away at the defenseless. This is exactly what this bill represents. A bully in the yard.

  1754. janet carrillo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    i love tacos!!!!!

  1755. Omar A. Ojeda signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    I cannot believe that someone, who probably grew up with the smell of hot manteca and all the traditional fritangas at home, turns her back once again on her gente. What’s next Ms. Molina? Will you be joining la migra in raiding Home Depot parking lots, because our people want to earn an honest living?

  1756. Dave Warmerdam signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Taco trucks por vida!

  1757. J. Bennett signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Villiariagosa can suck it.

  1758. M. Melby signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Viva La Revolucion!

  1759. Erin Lucia signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Keep on truckin!

  1760. cRISTINA signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCK!!!

  1761. Lilia Garcia signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    With all the problems this district has, this is concerning to say the least

  1762. Garrett Anderson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Stop targeting innocent vendors that only bring joy to the citizens of our city

  1763. S. Yamauchi signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    It’s one of the best things about LA!!!!

  1764. Scott Campbell signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    As a native Angeleno, and someone who cares about not only the economic well being but also the cultural richness of our city, I am offended by these regulations. I do not understand the attempt to demonize hard working entrepreneurs and kill a local, loved tradition.

  1765. Mike Tully signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    I beg you to reconsider – think of what this will do to the local ‘spicy carrots with onions and peppers’ industry alone.

  1766. pete herrera signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    save all the east los angeles taco trucks

  1767. M. Platt signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Save our tacos!!

  1768. sandra bell signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    We need our taco trucks.

  1769. El Duque signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Gloria Molina, shame on you!

  1770. Elvia Perez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    These people are making an honest living!

  1771. Francisco Hernandez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Keep the taco trucks ese, best damn tacos in town.

  1772. Veronica Sanchez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    save our taco trucks!!!!!

  1773. Romeo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    They want to strip us of an ability to get an inexpensive, great tasting, and fulfilling meal and keep people that need jobs in business during a slowing economy. Taco trucks are a part of LA culture and to rip that apart from the very people that have contributed to building this culture for so long is stripping a part of their identity and making it an LA past-time.

  1774. Bad Blood signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Horale cabrones, eat some tacos de Pastor Aleman.

    Phuck Gloria Molina, she is a cheating bisnitch.

  1775. Lucy Bernard signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    If your goal is to make sure corporate fast food chain restaurants line the streets then maybe this is a good idea. It’s hard to imagine who else might benefit from this losing idea.

  1776. John D signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Will diminish cultures and traditions.

  1777. Daphne Wong signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Please don’t take away the carne asada bearers!

  1778. Joe M. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Hell, man “King Taco” started as a taco truck.

  1779. Derek Donley signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    National Sunday Law loves Taco Trucks.

    Tacos y Mariscos el numero 1
    (Westchester Prkwy @ Sepulveda)

  1780. Bryan Quan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    LEAVE THE TACO TRUCKS ALONE! They are legitimate businesses run by hardworking folks trying to make a living like the rest of us. I remember when my Dad needed quadruple bypass and my Mom was being treated for lung cancer at the Kaiser on Sunset Blvd. The taco truck there provided warm food and comfort to the family members who needed to step out and share a moment away from the grief and pain…

  1781. Angela Milanovic signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Keep out taco trucks on the streets! Good, affordable food for hardworking citizens is much needed, especially in times of economic trouble…

  1782. Diana Schwartz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    There is no reason to deprive willing consumers of their food, nor is there a reason to deprive hard-working chefs of making a living and having a dignified life.

  1783. M Basch signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    As a taco eating white guy, I’ve seen firsthand the goodwill that comes when I walk up and order my tacos at 3 am. Whether there are gang members or graveyard shift workers, everyone is equal at a taco cart. Order prevails, and although they are often in “unsafe” neighborhoods, I happily and uneventfully eat at my favorite taco trucks.

    I wonder why Gloria Molina is against taco trucks? Is she “too good” to eat at a taco truck? Or does she only approve of Jack in the Box at 3 am? I’ve never gotten sick from a taco truck, but I sure have from a couple of restaurants. Gloria, if you come with me, I’ll drive and buy you one of every taco. Call me!

    Maybe the council just wants better food

  1784. Diana Morales signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Don’t do this to our beloved taco trucks they’re our source of delicious food at a cheap price. Gas prices are going through the roof and because of the cheap prices that taco trucks offer we can offord to fill up our tanks.

  1785. Carolina Goldthwait signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Taco trucks not only provide delicious, inexpensive food, they are a part of our city’s cultural heritage.

  1786. Benny Carranza signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Taco trucks are a big part of Latino culture. We all know how they bring traditional and new experience to our taste buds and panzas. Not to mention the one at Taurinos on Hoover is best after all night partying.

  1787. kiki Johnson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    I heart taco trucks!

  1788. Veronica F signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Save all the Taco Trucks!!! They act like they never drove down the street and smelled the carne asada and busted a U-turn. They should concentrate less on the Taco Trucks and more on how to get gas prices down and the economy up.

  1789. Karen Ramos signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    taco trucks sell the best fucking tacos… w/ out taco trucks LA wouldn’t be the same…

  1790. Lacey Wagner signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Please let us keep our taco trucks. In Highland Park they are our “take out” and “delivery” I don’t know what I would do for dinner without them.

  1791. Talbott Lin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Food is the source of life.
    You cut out food, you cut out life!

    Please leave our Taco Trucks alone.

  1792. Lily Gonzales signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    The best food in the country is found at these wonderful Taco trucks. You always know where to find them and after a late night they always hit the spot. Taco Truck Supporter!

  1793. nathan kuljian signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Taco trucks let me feel human.

  1794. Rebecca Tuynman signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    We love Tacos from trucks!

  1795. Tony Bejar signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    all those politicians should stop and let those lunch trucks alone

  1796. Seth Trotter signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    I would miss my tacos

  1797. Joshua Rumsey signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    viva la cucaracha! viva!

  1798. Jason Fung signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    What are they trying to do stare me to death! Can’t live without my taco truck!

  1799. christiaan van bremen signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Do not rob Los Angeles of one of its most incredible aspects, the Taco Truck culture, and PLEASE think of the families who operate them!!! Don’t leave them without a business and income!

  1800. Mark signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    La comida de los «taco trucks» es auténtica y es del pueblo. Ojalá que la gente alta como la Sra. Molina de cuenta de esto y que la ley en contra de nuestra comida sea revocada tan pronto como posible.

  1801. Dee Nguyen signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Let the people make a living!

  1802. Peter Chu signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Do you know how great it is to be able to walk to the taco truck around the corner knowing that a hot delicious machaca burrito is waiting for you?

  1803. Adam Sanford signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Taco trucks are part of the ambiance of Los Angeles. Don’t cheat us out of them by forcing them out.

  1804. Sarah Meehan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Taco trucks not only have some of the best food around, but they are also a fine example of efficient small business. They’re Los Angeles instutions, and it would be a terrible shame if they were forced out of business. And unlike the money that is spent at large chain restaurants, the money spent at taco trucks stays within our communities and stimulates the local economy.

  1805. Hilary Simon signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    I work very hard, I am a single mother with 3 children, who are 5, 6, and 8. After a long day at the factory, I don’t have the energy to cook, or the money to take them out to a homestyle meal. But my prayers were answered when that taco truck parked in front of my appartment complex, solving this daily dilema and filling the hunger voids within Maria, Chuey, and Kiko.

    Please, help my family through these difficult times and leave the taco trucks alone.

  1806. Rebecca signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    I love taco trucks! They give me yummy food that I can afford! I’d rather drive to a taco truck than a nasty Chipotle chain place!

  1807. Dejah Sandoval signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    What a silly law! Taco trucks=culture, good food, community, love! You silly goose! =)

    Enough with the bull, por favor.

  1808. Darin Tambascio signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Taco Trucks offer amazing home cooked food at very affordable prices. This is truly one of the great perks to living in LA. Its food made by local families for the working class.

    Placing legislation of this kind will do NO GOOD for the people of LA.

    I WILL PROTEST FOR THE RIGHTS OF TACO TRUCK OWNERS!

  1809. Adrid Guerra signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    LAS LONCHERAS SON MUY NECESARIAS PARA LOS TRABAJADORES QUE TIENEN POCO TIEMPO EN LAS FABRICAS. POR FAVOR NO LAS QUITEN!

  1810. bob lydecker signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    if the taco trucks go, i go.

  1811. GiSELLE GUERRA signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    DONT TAKE OUR TACO TRUCKS AWAY!

  1812. yoon kim signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    you can’t take away the taco truck!
    I’m a starving student and works part time getting payed minimum wage!
    taco truck is my fabulous eat out!
    don’t take the taco truck away from us!
    taco truck people works hard to earn their money too!!
    go after rich greedy people! not the low income hard working class!
    better recognize!

  1813. David Valladares signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    There is nothing wrong with those taco trucks. Those guys are only doing this in order to get those guys across the border by not letting them work. These people need to make a living somehow.

  1814. walter kaminski signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    leave the taco trucks alone!!!

  1815. Rebecca signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Not only are Taco Trucks of immense cultural significance in the areas they serve, they provide essential services not otherwise offered. The claim about them taking away business simply holds no water: it’s called the free market! Competition among businesses is one of the most treasured features of our economy. Jail sentences for not moving every hour are ridiculous and unfair. A small fine, understandable, but considering such an act a misdemeanor is excessive punishment. But whatever arguments are made, for or against the cause, can you really justify legislating away one of the most beloved features of the greater L.A. area?

  1816. Marc Marrie signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Viva Taco Trucks! More Cemitas!!!!

  1817. Drake Harper signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Taco trucks are part of the soul of this city. Let’s support the hard work that goes into and the great food that is served out of these moving buisnesses.

  1818. drue madrid signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    what did tacos ever do to you…. leave our taco trucks alone!!

  1819. Monchel signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    I believe firmly in Carne Asada Promulgation.

  1820. Kristy N. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Save our Taco Trucks!

    Craving some carne asada!

  1821. Blythe Robe signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Taco trucks have the right to operate!

  1822. adam wilson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    taco trucks are cool!

  1823. gary ferguson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    burrito de asada por favor

  1824. Joe Viola signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Leave Small businesses alone!

  1825. Anna Granfors signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Our priorities are just strange, nationally and locally–why pick on taco trucks?

  1826. James signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    i heart carnitas and horchata

  1827. Javier Camacho signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    que vivan los tacos

  1828. Sandra Yanez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    What better way to support people who would otherwise be jobless and homeless. Many of these people ask for permision or pay rent to stand at many of the places they operate. Others draw attention to the place their located at and bring these businesses more clients. Be happy and have a TACO today!!!

  1829. Andy Zhang signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Taco trucks are the best!

  1830. Eleanor Sherman signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Have mercy.
    Grinches no!
    Taco trucks si!

  1831. jeffrey sapin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    In fact… i’m gonna go hit up a taco truck right now

  1832. Cynthia Hoffman signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Taco trucks si!

  1833. Candelaria signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Que Vivan Los Tacos!

  1834. Richard Cadena signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    This a very unfair law that singles out Latinos in general. I am further appalled that Gloria Molina, a US born latina, is promoting this issue. What really needs to be done is to overhaul the immigration system, so that immigrants already in the US can get their papers in order and simply settle down to a normal life like everyone else. Besides, no one has said a word as to whether some of the taco trucks are managed by US born latinos. It makes a difficult, complex situation all the more difficult and complex.

  1835. Nancy Villasenor signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Please don’t eliminate the taco trucks!

  1836. Andrew Murillo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    i love tacos… this is california for god sake

  1837. Jim M. from Oceanside, CA signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    When we were students at USC Medical School campus, the Taco Truck was our only alternative for food other than bringing our own in or eating at the cafeteria. There were no brick and mortar stores that could provide the convenience of being within a short walk away from the campus. At times, we only had 15 minutes for lunch; a drive to the Jack in the Box down the street was out of the question.

    Taco Trucks provide a valid service to the community. Let free market forces dictate how businesses survive and thrive. Otherwise, innovation in providing goods and services will languish if protection is always given to the lobby with the most money and political clout.

  1838. Alberto Hdez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    I support the loncheras because my education was paid up to now, high school, by a taco truck. And it will hopefully get me through college, no thanks to Gloria Molina.

  1839. Juan A. singed, valencia ca signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Taking out the lunch trucks of sidewalks of Los Angeles streets, is not only unfair but extortion to small family own business that pay taxes just like any other restaurants in the Los Angeles area, with this in mind I believe its not fair plus lunch trucks help the economy in general. Gloria Molina should focus in other problems in L.A County not lunch trucks where middle class people try to make a living in an honest and decent way. We have to keep in mind that this new law will affect people, in the community and the lunch truck business in general. This law does have to be repealed for justice for all members of the community.

  1840. Staci Valentine signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Gloria get a life! Why not focus on much more important issues.

  1841. Dylan Nelson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    we lose our taco trucks, we lose our soul!

  1842. Scott Lamb signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Save our tacos The trucks are the bomb!

  1843. Beverly Lorenc signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    this makes no sense to me

  1844. James Benjamin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    My visits to Los Angeles would be poorer without the taco trucks. ¡Solidaridad!

  1845. jake books signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Banishing the trucks is shortsighted. Not to mention unfair.

  1846. Breeze signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Taco trucks are part of what make up Los Angeles streets, it is not right to have them removed. This can lead to more unemployement among our hispanic community!! we must not allow this to occur.

  1847. mirna chacon signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Las trocas son parte de los angeles, no dejemos que nos quiten lo que tanto disfrutamos!

  1848. Alexandra Fink signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    The Carne Asada Armada fights back! Hya!

  1849. Sabrina Esufali signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    It’s the only thing I crave since leaving the states!! save the trucks!

  1850. Saul Esquivel signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    I don’t live in L.A. but i love tacos…
    What about the freedom in USA???
    ja…
    Yo no vivo en Los Angeles pero me encantan los tacos. Que hay de la libertad en USA?

  1851. Sharon Nicholls signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!

  1852. Ruby N signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Really Gloria Molina you got better things to do:

    1. Lose all the taco weight on you.

    2. Help your own Raza

    3. clean downtown

    4. fix street lights

    5. Make sure dead animal are picked up off our street before they are decomposed.

    6. We can keep going

    So focus you your self on important thing, an leave you Raza make an honest living with their trucks.

  1853. William H signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Love my tacos, love my mangos.

  1854. Evan Walsh signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Please leave the trucks!!! I love the tacos, and the best one’s are always at the trucks. Why are we regulating this for no reason? Free market indeed. Save Our Trucks!

  1855. Jovana Palacios signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Please, don’t eliminate the taco trucks! I love tacos!!!

  1856. JOSE LOPEZ signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    si quedan dos minutos para la hora cuantos blocks tendre que caminar para ordenar otro taco por si me quede con hambre o cuantas millas para pedir una salsa extra o servilletas,

  1857. Sarah Tomchesson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Keep the taco trucks in L.A.!

  1858. Angel Salinas signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Leave the taco trucks alone!!! This must be the peak of your career…cause i’ve never heard of you! You are ex-communicated from your latin roots.

  1859. Cassandra Barry signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS.

  1860. Isela g. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:06 am

    unfair law should be revesied. this hard working people they pay taxes, health department they pay rent of his own trucks(required by law of health dep.) they carried food handling same as a reestaurant and they pay taxes to the county, AND state of california. taco trucks they contriyullen on the salary of the Assamblem; you GLORIA MOLINA and all those people seating neXt to you………….What you think so there money doesnot count,,,,,,,what???????????????????

    THUS UNFAIR LAW, REVEISED THE LAW NO LIMITED.
    LET’S THIS ONESTED, HARDWORKING PEOPLE, TO WORK DECENTEMENT.
    THERE CRIMIN IS ONLY SELL TACOS AND A GET A BETTER LIFE FOR HIS FAMILIES AND OTHER PEOPLE WHO BENEFITS ON.( A LEAST 4 TO 6 FAMILIES BENEFITES PER TRUCKS).

    DO A STUDY DO NOT MAKE A STUPEDS LAW WHO AFFECTS HARDWORING PEOPLE, BECAUSE THERE ONLY CRIMAN IS SELL TACOS.

    IIIIF THE RESTAURANTS COMPLAINTS. THOSE MEANDS THERE SSERVES IT IS BAD, BAD, BAD, THERE FOOD TO.

    THEY DO NOT KNOW HOW TO GIVE A GOOD SERVED TO A CLEINT…………THOSE A RULE OF COMMMETION……COMMMPETION IS GOOD FOR CUSTOMERS, THE LAST WORD WHO HAD IS THE CLIENT ,,,,THOSE RESTAURANT OWNER THEY ARE INNORANTES,,,,,TACOS TRUCK PAY SAME US YOU GUYS THERE MONEY COUNTS TO. kNOW gLORIA.

    REFLECION;

    IN MANY RESTAURANT, DO NOT MEANS ETHICS.

    VIVAN LOS TACOS,,,,,EN LOS ANGELES,,,,,GIVE MORE TIME TACOS TRUCKS, BEST TACOS IS IN LA, NUESTRA CULTURA, NUESTRA RAICES……

  1861. Jennifer Do signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:13 am

    please don’t take them away. one of my and my friends’ favorite pastimes is to go to the taco truck, sit around, and eat delicious tacos. there’s no harm in that.

  1862. G Castro signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:16 am

    Taco trucks rule!! We’ve made late nights at Leo’s (in Eagle Rock) a family tradition. Pls save Leo’s and all the other taco trucks. Not only is the food great, but some of the best service is provided by hard working individuals that are trying to make an honest living.

  1863. ken zaragoza signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:17 am

    straight up! taco trucks are by the gente and for the gente! let the peoples voice be heard

  1864. Susan signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:14 am

    Save our Taco Trucks!! It’s an honest living!!

  1865. Christine Hardy signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Save the taco trucks!

  1866. Manuel Morales signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Instead of shunning these mobile business units, the city should embrace the taco trucks. Especially because, with a little more effort from the city, these trucks can bring in extra revenue, apart from the revenue already being fed into the city through business taxes.
    Taco trucks are not just mobile food courts they are LA tradition…

  1867. Rebecca Pang signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Los Angelitos needs taco trucks! Good people, good eats!

  1868. Mickey Sanchez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:57 am

    Ot doesn’t make sense for them to move every hr., just let them do they’re work, and make us happy.

  1869. Lucy Hernandez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Oh come on! Gloria you really need to focus on more important issues like rapist, childmolesters that are standing on the street corners next our childrens schools. like she never had tacos from a taco truck before! I bet you she has…….

  1870. Questa Gleason signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Are you kidding me? There’s nothing more important for our legislature to deal with right now. Public transport, gas prices, school…nothing! They have to attack the TACO TRUCKS. F*#^ no! I want my greasy tacos!

  1871. Nick D signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:55 am

    save em!

  1872. Becky Han signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:44 am

    we’ve been going to the same taco truck since HS! it’s nostalgia for us…please don’t take them away!

  1873. Pat Gooch signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    molina-god, don’t you have anything more pressing.what is the matter with you/?

  1874. john r. volanos signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    First it was the leaf blowers, then it was Gray Davis raising DMV fees, now it’s the taco trucks. With all the crime and gangs roaming LA I would think you could make a better legislation. I am glad I left CA when I did, without taco trucks there I have no reason to come back and spend all the money I save living outside the state of CA.

  1875. Noe Sanchez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    This will make it even harder to find good tacos in L.A.

    /signed

  1876. Brian Chambers signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    sure.

  1877. Stephanie M. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    I <3 those trucks. Please keep them!

  1878. Jeff signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Doesn’t Ms. Molina have something better to do?

  1879. Daniela signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Seriously, can’t our city figure out better things to focus on? Like serious issues such as education and health care? How about focusing on homeless dumping on skid row?

  1880. Marie Manning signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Keep those taco trucks in business!

  1881. Chiara Sottile signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    What harm are taco trucks doing? Why waste the time with this ordinance?

  1882. Tony J. Avila signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    I agree Taco trucks are a part of our culture…as long as they follow the food and beverage guidelines and keep everyting clean…they should not be elimanted. I oftern have been coming late from work around 8:00 pm..and don’t feel like going to a restaurant…I see the truck and I stop…

  1883. Layla Pineda signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    I feel that this is very wrong because seriously how long have taco trucks been selling food, for ages right! And now what they just feel like terminating all taco truck workers, “why” for there own sole purpose, cause they have nothing better to do, then to knock down hard working mexicans, maybe they can’t afford to buy a restaurant so they utilize their resources, whats wrong with this nation it has never been a problem before for people to make an honest living, weather you buy food from a restaurant or a taco truck it’s food and nobody’s complaining. I could see if they weren’t making any money and just taking up space than ok, but they are making money ther like any other business so why should there business be any less? Let them provide for their family let them do their jobs.???

  1884. Kim signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 4:56 am

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!

  1885. LINDSTRJ signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:56 am

    i wish we had taco trucks in minneapolis. SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!

  1886. Grace signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Hope we can save them…

  1887. Du signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 3:00 am

    Taco trucks have some of the best, and most authentic mexican food in the United States. They are a part of LA culture! Why target taco trucks? Are the local restaurants clamoring to get rid of competition? Is there a sudden rise in food safety concerns? (No one I know of died from taco truck food) Or does someone think this is actually a substantial way of keeping down the number of illegals?

  1888. gina willis signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    PLEASE DO NOT GET RID OF A GREAT PART OF CULTURE, CUISINE, AND SPECIAL HERITAGE IN OUR GREATER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NEIGHBORHOODS!!!!

  1889. Mike Mejia signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Taco Trucks are part of our culture and daily lives. I believe this measure will harm us and our dear taco providers.


  1890. on May 4th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  1891. Peter Zellner signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:55 am

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS.

  1892. DENISE TOMLAN signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    One of the best things about living in a big city.
    Diversity.

  1893. Eric Carson signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    leo’s tacos changed my life.

  1894. Jose Ortiz signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 7:17 am

    Viva la Taco Truck!

  1895. irma montoya signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:03 am

    mi voto es a favor de que se sigan vendiendo los ricos tacos que representan parte de nuestra cultura. a la vez que es una fuente de empleo para los residentes de los Angeles.

    o que quieren que sigamos dependiendo del welfare.

  1896. Rogelio Elizondo signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Apoyo TOTAL a los carros de tacos en EU, en México, en China o en donde se necesite la comida tradicional, rapida, barata y sabrosa de mi México. Viva MEXICO, SU GENTE, SU COMIDA Y SUS COSTUMBRES!!!

  1897. Matt Chambers signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Save the Taco Truck’s. It’s a lifestyle.

  1898. Cande Lopez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Way to support the free market Gloria. God forbid Taco Bell and Del Taco go bankrupt from taco truck competition!

  1899. jose hernandez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    el retiar a las taco trucks seria atentar contra las costumbres y cultura de una raza..o nacion..es una tradicion añeja la cual creo yo es necesario respetar..porque es la demanda popular la que lo solicita…no seria mala idea el respetar dicha demanda o derecho…no creen???

  1900. jose hernandez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    un comentario mas…VIVA MEXICO!!!!!

  1901. Patricia Ruvalcaba signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Mis tacos favoritos son de una taqueria ambulante. Ademas, me gusta encontrarme alli en la acera, comiendo tacos como en Mexico, pero al lado de toda clase de gente: paisanos, gueros, centroamericanos, negros, filipinos… Me encanta!

  1902. rubi signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    This is a big part of LA. Save the taco trucks!

  1903. christina signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 4:25 am

    save the taco trucks!

  1904. mariela de leon signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Que injusticia, ya no hayan como vapulear a la comunidad hispana…

  1905. Mark signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:53 am

    These vedors are a part of the Los Angeles culture! Just like the hotdog vendors on the streets on New York, they provide a richness in heritage, as well as tasty treats to the weary traveller.

  1906. Emily Kuntz signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    tacos!

  1907. Kevin Wong signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    this whole thing against the taco trucks is ridiculous. why? LA is an automotive culture anyways, so why shouldn’t the taco trucks be allowed to stay? this is stupid. leave them alone. we love our tacos. would you rather go to a taco bell or a taco del mar for tacos late at night after everything else has closed? really?

  1908. Jason Grier signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Taco trucks are such a feature of LA life I couldn’t imagine the city without them.

  1909. Joel Holmberg signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Dont mess with the trucks, duh

  1910. Lisa Ohlweiler signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    DON’T LET THE PIGS REVOKE OUR CARNITAS!!!

  1911. Adam!!!! signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Idiot leaders in office!!!! this is why voting and knowing who is in charge, so they don’t take away important parts of los angeles life!

  1912. Renee! signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    save our taco trucksssss!!!!!

  1913. JULIA signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    taco trucks please

  1914. Kam signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    save the taco trucks

    and say no to systematic opression and gentrification

  1915. Oscar R signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    La gente esta matandose una a otra, hay secuestros , robos y narcotrafico y usted se preocupa por molestar a la gente que trabaja…. Burocracia

  1916. Alex Russan signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Let the Taco Trucks stay! They’re a part of all of our lives and cause nobody any harm! I’ll have nowhere to take out of town guests for one of the best of real LA experiences.

  1917. Carmen Amaya signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Dicen que los tacos son herencia Mexica pero aunque yo soy Salvadorena, igual me encantan los tacos a mi y a mis hojos. Ademas, cuando se trata de injusticias no hay fronteras, porque somos uno! Y Los politicos y policias, en vez de estar en focados en las trucks de tacos deberia estar enfocada en los problemas graves, como lo es violencia en las escuelas, en las calles y tantos otros problemas serios que enverdad estan a fectando a nuestra comunidad. Dejen trabajar a nuestra comunidad! Somos una comunidad luchadora que trabaja muy duro para sacar adelante nustras familias…Somos gente trabajadora-dejennos trabajar en paz! Que vivan los trabajadores de los truck tacos!

  1918. Marisela Flores signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Las loncheras dan trabajo a familias, es mejor que se combata a los delincuentes que si nos molestan en las calles, que a estos negociantes que se gana la vida honradamente,ellos los loncheros nos brindan un manjar que son los tacos y las tortas, a precios accesibles, ahora con la crisis economica ya no podemos ir a restaurantes, la lonchera que se pone en mi calle Par K View hace los mejores tacos de Los Angeles, ademas es muy limpio el señor y no ensucia la calle, ahi a demas no molesta a nadie y tampoco afecta a otros negocios, debes considerar cambios a tu legislacion porque no es justo que les digas que se pongan una hora en cada lugar, nostros los que no tenemos coche no podemos anadarlos buscando, es mejor que combatas a los negocios de drogas que hay en los aprques y hasta en las calles eso si y no dañes a los loncheros. Te pido , te exijo Gloria Molina que retires esa ley que afecta a las loncheras, te lo pide una ciudadana que voto por ustedes los democratas

  1919. Phillip haut signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Taco trucks are good for the communities they operate in. It’s wrong to take away their right to do business.

  1920. Mia signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    without taco trucks LA would just not be the same.

  1921. Ana G. Jara signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 12:11 am

    Support small businesses!

  1922. susan lee signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 1:51 am

    save the tacos!

  1923. Karen K signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    go taco trucks!

  1924. shannon turner signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 11:22 am

    save the trucks

  1925. e filman signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 8:40 am

    it’s not Summer w/o the taco trucks.

  1926. M TENA signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    1st and foremost once aaaagain we have indivduals like Mrs Molina and her peers sitting behind a 100,000 dollar solid wooden mahogany desk ripping out meals and culture from the citzens of this county!!!!!!!!! You and your peers have lost touch in what makes our city what it is today and thats the diversity and make up of our town…I love L.A and the lunch trucks must stay!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1927. MARCELA PEREZ signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    QUERIDA SENORA MOLINA:

    CON EL RESPETO QUE USTED MERECE CREO QUE ES
    UNA PROPUESTA MUY CRUEL DIRIGIDA HACIA GENTE TRABAJADORA Y A SUS FAMILIAS ES HILOGICO METER A LA CARCEL A LA PERSONAS QUE CONTRIBUYEN A LA ECONOMIA DEL CONDADO Y QUE SOLO TRATAN DE SUBSISTIR.

    VIVAN THE LUNCH TRUCKS !!!!!

  1928. yuridia garcia signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    senora molina es una injusticia lo que pretenden hacer, creo que las loncheras no molestan ni perjudican a nadie, y son mas limpias que hasta los restaurantes. de ellas dependen muchas familias y es gente que trabaja horada y honestamente.

  1929. maricruz velazquez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    mi nombre es maricrus yo estoy afavor de las trocas loncheras en mi persona son lugares donde su atencion es buena es buena su limpiesa buena comida y lomas inportane es muy barato consumir en estos lugares es poreso que yo apollo totalmene a estas personas por su lucha att maricruz

  1930. judithsandoval signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 7:46 am

    YO APOYO ALAS LONCHERAS POR QUE LOS TACOS SON MUY EXQUISITOS Y TRADISIONALES!!!!!!PERO A PARTE DE ESO NO TE NEMOS QUE MANEJAR ASIA LOS OTROS LUGARES POR EJEMPLO POR QUE ESTAN LEJOS Y CIERRAN MAS TEMPRANO!!!Y ASPASAR DE TODO ESTAN MAS BARATOS!!!!Y NOS AHORRAMOS LA GASOLINA

  1931. Hugo Castillo signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    There are far greater improvements needed ie Education, drop out rates, and gangs among others that need to be acknowledged, Leave the food that our Gente the working class eats alone, it is what makes this city East LA too.

  1932. guadalupe uribe signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Hay tantas cosas tan graves que pasan como la drogadicción y los niños desamparados que no vale la pena gastar energias en perjudicar a gente que trabaja Honradamente. No es un crimen vender comida. Y no se deje llevar por las falsas apariencias de la “imagen” porque la mala imagen no tiene nada que ver con éstos pequeños empresarios.

  1933. rosa gonzalez signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Sra. Molina:
    Los vendedores están haciendo un servicio a la comunidad. Qué pena que usted no aprecia el esfuerzo que hacen. Pero si lo único que le incomoda es la “imagen” eso significa que usted se encuentra economicamente estable. Qué bueno que usted no tiene que luchar por el pan de cada día. Y como al parecer su solicitud ha ocacionado reacciones ojalá pudiera hacer lo mismo en asuntos de drogadicción, o en terminar con la guerra, por ejemplo, que sí afectan realmente a la sociedad y en lo que el gobierno debe concentrarse por el bien de su país.

  1934. ELR (signed) signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Dear, Gloria Molina,

    There are times that we make decisions that we do not realize the consequence of them, an unfortunately this is one of them. Have you ask your self what is going too happened with having the loncheras be moving every hours, what is going to happened with the restroom issue, how are you going to monitor where each Lonchera is located since they have to be moving you and Department of Health will loose the control. Well I think that is time that you for once you take a day and spend it with a Lonchera to realize the hard work they put into those tacos and that they are only trying to work hear. I believe that if people do not go and eat at restaurant is not due to the Loncheras is due to the economy that we are leaving in. If the restaurant would lower their prices on meals maybe people will alter and visit restaurants also.

  1935. ACN signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Todos unidos podemos salvar nuestras Loncheras, La union ase la fuera.

  1936. spencer dunham signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Keep the government laissez fair on my tacos. If the bureaucracy needs something to keep them busy, why don’t they enforce more rules on the giant meat processing plants that are constantly having huge recalls?

  1937. Laurel signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  1938. jose villalpando signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    hola q tal tenemos que luchar por nuestros derechos de trabajar dignamente por nuestros hijos para darles una mejor educasion y que ellos no batallen lo mismo quiero pedirles atodos las personas que senos unan pero con apollo fermando en esta pagina bueno echemole muchas ganas att. tacos el guero grasias

  1939. LUIS LEON signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Tacos, Burritos, Mariscos, Tortas. I have my share of catering truck spot i visit… Broadway & Figueroa, Vermont and 8th, Alvarado before Glendale Blvd. , Main and Gage, Vermont and Beverly… and so on. These people provide a good experience at a great price and not once have I seen some of the allegations against them(the trucks) carried out. Gloria Molina , a great politician with merit in her work dropped the ball this time, I mean 1k as a fine with Jail time? Whats next , jail time for teachers? …”So when she became an elected official, Molina understood that the public treasury originates from
    working people’s hard-earned paychecks”… This is what is stated in her Bio available to all- http://molina.lacounty.gov/PDFs/About%20GM-BIO.pdf

    I don’t see that reflected in her decision to incarcerate honest people. Save these Trucks!

  1940. Luis Hidalgo signed,

    on May 21st, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Save the trucks .. This appears to be something that occurs in a controlled market .. This is equally as bad as the telecommunication companies trying to end our “Net Neutrality” ..

  1941. victor signed,

    on May 22nd, 2008 at 10:17 am

    venga, como que los quierenquitar, eso es una jalada

  1942. Serena signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 7:01 am

    Ay por favor, son sólo tacos!! Y cómo es que a los cochecitos chafas de hotdogs ya ni los pelan?? COMPLO’!!!!! COMPLO!!!

  1943. Hugo signed,

    on May 25th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    LARGA VIDA A LOS TACO TRUCKS!!

  1944. Ramona Cardona signed,

    on June 6th, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Dear government officials:
    You need to start worrying about more important things like crime rate, drop out rates, etc. You are way to preoccupied with “TACO TRUCKS”. Now that’s just ridiculous. So what’s going to be next, a fine for all fast food restaurants? If you give me the argument that it’s because of health reasons, you know fast food restaurants sell food that are way less healthier than tacos. This is just ridiculous. Go do your job and protect the city from real danger.

  1945. Jury Arellano signed,

    on June 6th, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Save Taco Trucks I luve to go at 1am and be able to find a taco truck on a friday or saturday nite!!

  1946. Mercedes Cardona signed,

    on June 6th, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Save Taco Trucks. I do not see a point in putting restrictions on industrious people who work hard and honestly for a living. Put your energy and thoughts on finding better solutions to our deficit and budget cuts. Putting restrictions on trucks will produce less revenue for the state of California, thus making the deficit deeper. This is not the solution to your problems, this is adding to the problems California is already facing.

  1947. sofia signed,

    on June 8th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    its nots fair u know theses people got work also to take care of their familys and we also have to eat because not everybody has time to cook im sorry but i think this is not right

  1948. Dana Laned signed,

    on June 10th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Save the Sudero Burritos!!!

  1949. william sancen mendez signed,

    on July 6th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    i am from southwest detroit the brownside of town and we eat at taco trucks all week long. repeal that bill its stupid and just a waste of time and money. here in detroit we dont waste our time on stupid matters we try to lower our crime rate and trying to fire our mayor! viva los taqueros y que chinga tu madre gloria molina pinche vieja wanga y chancluda!

  1950. william sancen mendez signed,

    on July 6th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    i am from southwest detroit the brownside of town and we eat at taco trucks all week long. repeal that bill its stupid and just a waste of time and money. here in detroit we dont waste our time on stupid matters we try to lower our crime rate and trying to fire our mayor! viva los taqueros y que chinga tu madre gloria molina pinche vieja wanga y chancluda!

  1951. Mike Munoz signed,

    on July 8th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    You’ll pry my taco from my cold dead hands!

  1952. Anacani Mateo signed,

    on July 24th, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    IT TAKES EXPERIENCE TO KNOW WHERE THE BAD AND I MEAN SANITARILY BAD FOOD IS BEING SERVED. NOT THAT IT ONLY DOESN’T TASTE GOOD BUT FROM THE WAY THE FOOD IS HANDLED, PREPARED, AND FINALLY SERVED….DID ANYONE GUESS??? WELL I HOPE NOBODY IS SURPRISED BUT MY WORK EXPERIENCE COMES FROM “FINE” DINING RESTAURANTS THAT ARE LOCATED IN “FINE” CITIES LIKE BEVERLY HILLS…..HMMM….NEED I MENTION MORE?? I THINK NOT!!! DO I HAVE WORK EXPERIENCE FROM LUNCH TRUCKS? I SURE DO!!!! AND THE FOOD SERVED AT THESE TACO TRUCKS IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST, WELL HANDLED AND VERY AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD. SO I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT I KNOW THAT THE ISSUE IS NOT ABOUT PROPER FOOD HANDLING NOR ABOUT IT BEING A HEALTH HAZARD OR DID YOU (GLORIA MOLINA) REALLY BELIEVE THAT WE (THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE TACO TRUCK FOOD) ACTUALLY BELIEVE THAT YOUR BEST INTEREST IS OUR HEALTH? ARE YOU THINKING WE ARE AS STUPID AS YOU? THINK TWICE. WELL GLORIA, HOW ABOUT TESTING YOUR IQ WITH THIS SIMPLE MATH PROBLEM THAT MY 7 YR OLD WAS ABLE TO SOLVE? WHAT DOES TACO TRUCKS+PAYING TAX DOLLARS=? WRONG ANSWER GLORIA. HERE’S THE ANSWER… TACO TRUCKS+PAYING TAX DOLLARS=GLORIA MOLINA’S DAILY BREAD AND BUTTER!!! AND THE SAME ANSWER GOES FOR THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE TACO TRUCKS+THEIR TAX DOLLARS=GLORIA MOLINA’S BREAD AND BUTTER!! BUT LOOKING AT YOU I THINK YOU SKIP THE BREAD AND JUST SWALLOW THE BUTTER HUH. PS. SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS! AND KICK GLORIA OUT OF THAT POSITION. PUT HER ON A THREADMILL OR SOMETHING.

  1953. alfred table signed,

    on August 4th, 2008 at 4:50 am

    TACO TRUCKS FOREVER!!!

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