Sign The Petition – Page 3

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Due to extremely high volume, we have had to expand the petition to a THIRD page. Sign below and join the over 4100 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 This new law needs to be repealed!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. Barbara Sanchez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Taco Trucks have Rights?

  2. Jesse Ledesma signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    I support Taco Truck Rights!!!!

  3. Joanie Park signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    We love our taco trucks! Please allow them to stay in one place for at least three hours. Taco trucks are great for those “on the run” and who don’t have time to sit down in a restaurant. Therefore, restaurant owners shouldn’t feel threatened by the taco trucks…different clientele.

  4. Marshall Foster signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Taco trucks rule! Let them stay where they want!

  5. Marc Gomez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    It’s part of the L.A. experience!

  6. Linda Wei signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    i hate the murder of initiative by the L.A. county B.O.S. taco trucks are run by hard-working people who make good food and eventually open up restaurants anyway. Gloria Molina, once again, thanks for making democracy work only for the rich.

  7. Candice signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Leave the taqueros alone!

  8. John Kim signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    save our taco trucks!!!

  9. Denise signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    better than taco bell…

  10. kimberly signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    y yew guyz hatin on tacoz?
    derr good
    save dahh truckz

  11. Moana signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Save taco trucks!

  12. Vanessa Rivera signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Love me some Al Pastor

  13. Julie Ershadi signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Down with restricting rights

  14. Maria Cortez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    There needs to be a space available for taco truck vendors. There needs to be such an understanding between stationary and mobile food vendors. I need to have choice in my eating options, and taco trucks provide such choice in an important way!

  15. David Wright signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Si se puede

  16. Leticia Quezada signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    taco trucks are part of LA culture and a saving grace for people who work long hours. Let working people earn a decent living. Save our taco trucks.

  17. Javier Ochoa signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    why don’t we focus more on gangs and crime, cut these hard working tax paying Americans some slack.

    Politician’s need to to be more people oriented instead of trying to think up ways to get a promotion they need to think on ways to help the community.

    @SSH013’S!!!

  18. John Banks signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Why is government trying to put the hard working folk of los angeles out of buisness?

  19. Maurene Goo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    What a huge mistake. Taco trucks = LA

  20. Jeff Austin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Its hard to type with a belly-full of delicious asada. There’s a little something we have in America called freedom. I want the freedom to eat good cheap tacos. Last I checked we were capitalist too. Since when was it OK to have the government take care of your competition? If the brick-and-mortars can’t compete then they need to change their business model.

    Save the taco truck!


  21. on May 1st, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Taco trucks have a right to stay in one place for more than an hour. One hour won’t even let them sell enough tacos to pay for the energy that it takes to operate a taco truck. And anyone who thinks that a taco truck is stealing their customers is probably not running a very appealing restaurant in the first place.

  22. Carolina Paiz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Los Angeles with no taco-trucks is like Philadelphia with no Philly-cheesteak stands, or New Orleans with no Lucky-Dog carts. Leave our tacos alone!

  23. Lucero Gutierrez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    I love taco trucks!! They feed my hunger with great delicious food. Don’t take them away from me.

  24. Edgar Vazquez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    KEEP ON TRUCKIN

  25. Melissa Torres signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Don’t take away the only good thing in my life. After cocaine, tacos are all i have left in my life.

  26. Betto Arcos signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Dear Ms. Gloria Molina and Board of Supervisors,
    I urge you to stop this law against the hard-working people who are doing a great job and not harming anyone. You were elected to find solutions and not to criminalize people.
    Thank you for your kindness,
    Betto Arcos

  27. Megan Connerley signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    The thought of LA with no taco trucks, just doesnt make sense! I HEART TACO TRUCKS!

  28. Gil Aranowitz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Hardworking people who create tasty, affordable food . . . THIS IS NOT A CRIME !!!

  29. ralph wesson signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Taco trucks are a tradtion don’t kill the tradtion

  30. Shadi Muklashy signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Los Angeles loves the taco trucks. Therefore, you want to take them away. Where’s the logic? How about instead of being a robot, figure out a solution that works for all parties involved?

    Taking away the taco trucks will only make people unhappy. Why do it?

  31. Noah Ulin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    YAY AARON!!!!! SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!!!!!!

  32. Jorge Alfredo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Save our tacos trucks,Gloria M. there are more importantat issues that require action in our county.

  33. Sahar Mlilani signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!!!!

  34. Efren Hernandez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Viva La Estrella? Mas Tacos Por favor!!HLP Lives on!!

  35. Ryan Jones signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Taco Trucks are AMAZING!!! SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!! I don’t know what I would do without my Taco Truck.

  36. michelle geil signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    This is part of L.A., and an affordable choice for so many employees, save the trucks!

  37. RIcardo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    taco trucks need love too!!

  38. james enochs signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Please don’t close these amazing institutions of Los Angeles!

  39. charles f. callanan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    These are hard working families who have made large investments in equipment and time to grow businesses. They should be encouraged not hounded off the streets.

  40. NANCY GOMEZ signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    I LOVE CATERING TRUCKS

  41. Eric Protacio signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    SI SE PUEDE!

    save the taco trucks, SAVE THE WORLD!

  42. Ruben G. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Save the tacos!!!


  43. on May 1st, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    SAVE TACO TRUCKS!

  44. Brian Andersen signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Trying to take the taco trucks away is a big mistake. I don’t think you realize the amount of votes you are going to lose. The taco trucks are a cultural institution of Los Angeles, as well as a great way to get a quick meal that isn’t malnourishing fast food. Think this one through a little more.

  45. Ryan Wallace signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Taco truks are the only automobiles that I want more of in LA.

  46. Joshua Dwyer signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    I sign for the people that like tacos in LA.

  47. Christine Dunleavy signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    one of the reasons I came to live in LA! Some of my favorite food’s from taco trucks!!

  48. vanessa perez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    save our tacos!!

  49. Viji Thulsiraj signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Taco Trucks are part of L.A. culture. Save the trucks!

  50. charles gant signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    people’s livelihood

  51. Jesus A. Betancourt signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Taco trucks, without them, there’s no tacos, without THEM, there’s no reason to live!

  52. James Castellanos signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Keep the trucks!

  53. gricelda vasquez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    my mom owns a truck im very proud of that fact

  54. Jerry Guzman signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    All I could say is that the City of Los Angeles and its Board of Supervisors should focus on the negative things that impact our communities. We take hard working people “Taqueros” and want to run them out of L.A., when the same people take votes on the proper handling of locals that commit crimes (i.e. stealing from others, beggars on the freeway exits, etc.) AND don’t do shit about it! C’mon! As long as these people have the appropriate licenses and permits to run their business…Let It Be!

  55. Luis Marquez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Leave our Taco Trucks alone!

  56. Terence signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    I’m sick of this society discriminating against the poor and working class people. We feel the need to enforce EVERY little law that hurts hard working people and gives a little bit more “peace and quiet” to rich Americans…what is up with the government. Shit, take away a person’s income to give some rich fucker some quiet? I’m sick of it.

  57. Pedram Torbati signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Taco trucks are not hurting other businesses. They are not all parked in front of restaurants and the people that go to a taco truck are obviously going for a specific type of food and service that restaurants can’t provide. This law is absolutely ridiculous and a waste of precious law fighting resources that could be better used to help the security of our neighborhoods. This is a sad day in LA…

  58. Rachel signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Save taco truck!!!

  59. Jenna signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    People who work hard to provide for themselves and their families should not be punished. That’s just plain out un-Californian.

  60. yesenia chale signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    guess what taco trucks pay business taxex, permits once a year, have inspections on a constant basis so sorry but they are legal. if any one thing different get the fact first.

  61. Henry signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    keep the trucks

  62. Frank & Sara Montoya signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    We want to save and keep our taco trucks operating
    freely because they are providing a service to the community.
    and to the community. We feel that everyone has
    a right to earn an honest living.

    a

  63. Rudy Valenzuela signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    It is a shame that Gloria Molina, a person whom I voted for, would give in and sell out. These taco trucks are part of the fabric which gives Los Angeles part of it’s charm. When people come to town they want to see Hollywood, Disneyland, and yes…the taco trucks. Furthermore, the owners and operators of these trucks are not doing any wrong. They’re honest people, making an honest living.

  64. Carlo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Why do you, the officials of the government, always do things to have your people place little to no faith in you. You only piss us off with this unnecessary BS.

  65. Jennifer Flores signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Save the taco trucks!!!! I LOVE them, its a real shame that we don’t have them in San Diego as well!!!


  66. on May 1st, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Too many nights Taco Truck has been there to feed me when I was craving PERFECT MEXICAN FOOD, and I would actually be quite heart broken if Sonya’s Tacos was taken from me.

    Taco truck is actually a cultural staple on my college campus, and people DO go so far as to wait for the late-night ones to open–a huge indicator of how much Taco trucks are loved and appreciated.

  67. Mariana Zetina signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    The morning taco vendors wake up between 4:00-6:00am in the morning to do something honest and sell foods that we enjoy and the evening ones are out as a family selling until 2:00-3:00am, should we condemn them for this, and continue to hand out free money to panhandlers on the street?

  68. Linda Luz Garcia-Mendez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    My father and I used to always go to Taco truck on Saturday when I was little. I want to take my kids. Please don’t take away Taco truck.

  69. Claire signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    I had my first taco truck tacos tonight–and I’m hooked! I hope to go back again and again. Let’s not penalize those who work hard and provide a much-needed service.

  70. Paul Mohan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks from this unnecessary BS Law.

  71. Juancarlo Morales signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Please dont take our taco trucks away

  72. Frank & Sara Montoya signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Keep the Taco Trucks in operation as they are now!! They are providing a great service to
    our community. They are earning an honest
    living.
    This is the American way of Life.

  73. Gabrielle Alamillo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    I love tacos and find the trucks an easy way to experience some sort of latino culture. We have to show that even for taco trucks we as latino people are able to make our voices heard in a peacful manner.

  74. Erika Christensen signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Taco Trucks are such a great part of Los Angeles culture – please let them stay!
    Thank you,
    Proud Los Angeles Resident

  75. Vanessa Carter signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    a


  76. on May 1st, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    I believe in life, liberty, and carne asada.

  77. Nancy V. signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    It’s devastating news thats people would actually try to take away a piece of our history! Our tradition, hunger getaways, late night cravings, and all of the above… what a shame..!!
    Why not take away an american tradition such as McDonald’s… it’s effects on our society are far greater than those of our taco trucks… such as contributing to the “obesity epedimic”..

    I love the little piece of mexico .. those taco trucks.. provide my hungry stomach!!

  78. Pam Avery-Samia signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    don’t stop the great food from practicing

  79. Cecilia Marron signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Having taco truck vendors move every hour will only add to the burden of gas expenses. These vendors make a living from selling tacos; we need to step in their shoes and see things from their perspective.

  80. Hye Kyong signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    save the trucks!

  81. Jaren L signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    i did it for paul

  82. Gaby M signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    i love our trucks…

  83. Melody Grauman signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Please save our trucks!

  84. Laura Kane signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Having to change location every hour is the equivalent of murder to the taco trucks. The only type of rule/requirement that might make sense is possibly a minimum # of feet from a brick and mortar restaurant. But let’s save the hardworking underdogs!

  85. Vannesa signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    taco trucks are better than taco bell….save the trucks!

  86. Kevin Hardesty signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    SAVE MY CARNITAS!!!!

  87. Carlos Castillo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    If we let them take away our taco trucks, what will they take away next? Our paleteros? They cannot do this to us!

  88. Chris Satoshige signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    The trucks should be considered a part of L.A.’s
    cultural history. They need to be here! Nothing like Al Pastor from a truck.

  89. Alisun signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Taco trucks aren’t really a LA specific thing… they exist everywhere in the southeastern United States. I mean, it’s a taco truck, it’s not a rare panda or hooted owl or something.

    That said, the one hour law is a bunch of BS in place to rid the gentrified streets of what they see as lower class. If anything, sign the petition because you’re angry that Supervisor Molina and her crew are wasting time and your precious tax dollars passing laws that do absolutely nothing to better our city.

  90. Daniel Fernandez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Save our taco trucks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  91. Doyle Lee signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    With respect to all the poor young adults, don’t take our main staple food away…

  92. Sahil Eshaq signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    I love tacos. I want a shirt that says carne asada is not a crime.

  93. Franciscus Alex Rebro signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    As a highly educated student of mathematics at a respected research-oriented university, I declare that this law is ridiculous and is a classic case spending money to make our country a worse place to live.

  94. Carlo Llacar signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    “They” aren’t just eliminating a precious element of our landscape, they’re eliminating my weekly meals (Normandie Ave. & P.C.H.!!) forever!

  95. Marlena Harrison signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Im white and I love the taco !!!!!!!!!!!!
    oh and my Mexican BF!!!

  96. Robert Tapia signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    I don’t even eat tacos, but think it’s stupid that they’d try to get rid of them. There are bigger things to worry about.

  97. Ana Armendariz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    We love Taco Man!!

  98. Carolina Munoz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Save the trucks!

  99. Patty Lonergan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    I can’t believe a Latina would be so cruel to her own hard working paisanos. Shame on her!

  100. Niv signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    If we lose our taco trucks, Los Angeles will lose some of its spirit. This is ridiculous.

  101. Dan Leslie signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    To: Gloria Molina

    Please repeal the restrictive taco truck law. In the difficult times ahead we need to encourage entrepreneurs like the taco truck vendors that serve the community. The taco truck law is ill-advised special interest legislation that will harm the community culturally and economically.

  102. Joe McKay signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    me love taco

  103. Tarl Kuhn signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Please do not take the taco trucks away!!! They are a vital part of the economy in the LA area and I eat there all the time!

  104. Sahil Eshaq signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Awesome cause. I want a shirt that says carne asada is not a crime.

  105. Ian Hyde signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Don’t take away my tacos! I need ‘em! They’re so tasty…

  106. Tiffany signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    As a CA taxpayer and Los Angeles resident, I find this ridiculous. There are so many other issues that our city should be focusing on. I will remember this when city council members are up for re-election.

  107. Griffin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    I’m here in Seattle, but I know that us Taco Bus loving folks have to stand up for one another no matter where need be

  108. Michael Pimentel signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    This law is absolutely ridiculous and really unfair to the people who invested lots of their time and money into their taco truck business. They’re not doing anything harmful to society, this new law is more harmful to society. If society didn’t like these trucks, they wouldn’t keep eating there and giving them business, keeping the trucks there longer. Limiting the taco truck’s freedoms will not make society a better and happier place.

  109. Jason Friedman signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Save the best damn eateries in LA effin county!

  110. Phil Barney signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    I know half of Occidental College survives on Taco Truck!!! Where else can you get a nice fat veggie burrito at 2am? Si se puede!

  111. Nicole Aniceto signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    kill the rest of LA why don’t you? thanks for supporting our angelino identity Gloria Shmorlia… NOT!

  112. Thong Hoang signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    This is ridiculous…

  113. Daniel Olmos signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    L.A. is known for this petty non-sense. Remember the banning of leaf blowers? Anything to eliminate a “nuisance”…

  114. Sheryl Reyes signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Gloria Molina, you clearly DO NOT represent Angelenos!!!

  115. Klaus Steden signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    This law is really rather disappointing. I would have hoped that city council had more of a brain in its collective head than this.

  116. Monica Garcia signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    These small taco trucks are important to all of us taxpayers. Would we rather have these truck owners depend on welfare to support their families or have them contribute to our economy by selling their products.

  117. Aja signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Save the taco trucks!!!!

  118. Lorena Vasquez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    This is crazy…

  119. Lorena Vasquez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Viva Taco Trucks!

  120. Leslie Lopez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    I LOVE TACOS. Fuck you Shmorila.

  121. Brenda Hsueh signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Let these hardworking entrepreneurs make a living and feed us.

  122. michelle hart signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Ms. Molina,

    Clearly you do not have enough to worry about, what with the homeless and drug addicts on our streets. Maybe your time would be better served if you were to focus on some really serious issues that by the way are solvable, and leave the taco trucks alone. At least those guys are trying to make an honest living.

  123. bertie signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Ay Dios Mio!!!! don’t take them away. L.A won’t be the same. I speak for all fellow taco truck surfers, leave the taco trucks alone.

    go catch some criminals instead.

    gimme two asada, one carnitas and one al pastor, por fa!

  124. Zachary Martin signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!

  125. Manuel Radillo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    yo quiero mis pinches tacos.

  126. Amelia signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    don’t take them awaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!

  127. Jennifer Delaquil signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Please don’t let some people suffer who work so hard to provide a job for their families, and a unique cultural experience and good food for those that live here.

  128. Andres Segura signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Live with Taco Trucks or Die Hard.

  129. PETER RELIC signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    EL LAY WANTS THE TRUCKS TO STAY HOMBRE

  130. Marlene Steinberg signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Let them stay!

    We sometimes need a quick fix of GOOD food.

  131. Malena De Santos signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Viva Tacos!

  132. David Valdez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Last I checked, a rather high number of Angelenos were victims of violent crimes. Perhaps, Supervisor Molina, you should redirect your time, effort and taxpayer funds to other efforts. Just a suggestion.

  133. Susan Druding signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    How ridiculous! Move every hour!
    These trucks are a wonderful addition to the streets and also valuable resource for lower income workers (and those of us who love authentic Mexican food).

    This rule will not push us into restaurants to sit down!

    Reverse this decision!

  134. Jeremy Kaufman signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    DON’T SHUT DOWN THE TACO TRUCKS! THEY ARE THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN LA.

  135. Vanessa Centeno signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    move your attention to the bigger corporations and stay away from the small independents!

  136. Irma Mejia signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Keep this unique Los Angeles tradition alive.

  137. Daysy Vazquez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    tacos should not be taken away from us!

  138. martha signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Everyone deserves to make a decent way of life. Selling tacos is not a crime.

  139. Michelle Flores signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    People are used to these trucks because they have been around for years. Restaurants need to understand that it is not about the truck, it is about the food!!!
    Leave samll independents alone and focus on actual issues that are affecting us today!!!

  140. Irene Andrade signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCK THEY THE BEST AND THEY WORKING HARD FOR THE “AMERICAN DREAM” AS THEY ALL SAY WHEN THEY COME HERE

  141. Cynthia Diaz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Let Them Stay!!! Its the way most of them make a living and they should have that right without having the hastle!!!

  142. Hector J. Lohner signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    You wouldn’t remove hot dog stands from New York, would you? Taco Trucks are a staple of Los Angeles. It would be a crime to allow this law to stay.

  143. Lola signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Save our culture!

  144. Cesar Barron signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Up with tacos, down with the man….

  145. MIRNA CARMONA signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    WHY GET RID OF OUR TACO TRUCKS? THEY’RE NOT DOING ANYTHING WRONG..THEY’VE BEEN AROUND FOR A WHILE NOW AND I FIND NO POINT ON TAKING THEM OFF THE STREETS NOW!

    TOO BAD FONTANA DOESNT HAVE ANY!

  146. Gloria Gallardo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    i grew up eating at taco trucks. for some people it’s the way they make a living. we’re in a recession already…let the people work, for god’s sake!

  147. juanita signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    let the taco trucks stay… they are the best….

  148. Helen Cho signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    SAVE OUR TACOS TRUCKS!

  149. Coneja signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    !!!!!!I SUPPORT TACO TRUCKS!!!!!!!
    THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING AND THEY ALSO HELP PEOPLE THAT WORK AT OFFICES, BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE ONLY HAVE 30MIN, BRAKE AND TACO TRUCKS SHOULD BE ABLE TO PARK THE WHOLE DAY ON ONE LOCATION……
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  150. Carol signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Leave the Taco Trucks alone it’s a good place to get a bite to eat when you’re on the run,they are not doing any harm being there. These trucks are a CONVIENCE for us and a pleasure to have!!!!!!!!

  151. Munequita signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Save our tacos!

  152. Peter Hagan signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    I want my tacos….

  153. Maria Barron signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    If your Human you can’t help but LOVE tacos… Help support our culture and keep the trucks around…

  154. Jessica Pliego signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    They are the best tacos u can find. Please dont take them away. Thats how they make their living and how the economy is now it will just make it hard for them to make a living and earn their money plus is good for us too because its not expensive to have lunch or dinner at these trucks.

  155. Blanca Munoz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    IT’S UNDERSTANDABLE WHY RESTAURANTS WOULD FEEL THREATENED BY TACO TRUCKS, BUT DO THEY REALLY BELIEVE THAT BY CREATING A LAW THAT WOULD MAKE TACO TRUCKS MOVE EVERY HOUR THEIR BUSINESS WILL INCREASE, OF COURSE NOT! EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO PERSUIT PERSONAL WELL BEING, AND TACO TRUCK OWNERS ALSO HAVE FAMILIES TO ATTEND TO! THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH A HEALTHY COMPETITION.

  156. Sylvia W signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    What’s the big deal? They’re not doing any harm. Get a life and focus on the actual issues instead of trying to beat down the working class.

  157. Zelo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:14 pm

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    ” THAT’S RIDICULOUS”

  158. Natalie Fregsos signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    It’s a job, perhaps the only way some people have to work in order for their families to have food on the table

    It’s been said before and I will say it again, SINCE WHEN IS SELLING TACOS A CRIME….I never knew that something so delicious and satisfying for many would be so wrong. It surprises me that THEY keep an eye on this and not at the BIGGER problems happening in this world!

    It’s just plain sad

  159. Moises Alvarado signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Save Our Taco Trucks

  160. Winnie Wong signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Taco Trucks are participating in the U.S. economy. Why are these small businesses being targeted when larger corporations are a more detrimental force, in the domestic and INTERNATIONAL markets?
    Why does every negative comment always bring up Mexico or TJ?

    Get real. This is a clear political attack with racist roots.

    Leave my delicious carne asada burritos out of this.

  161. Diana Ayala signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Don’t you have anything better to do? Seriously, let them stay. LA won’t be the same without them.

  162. Gloria Arras signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!

  163. Lorie signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    mmmmmmgood Taco Trucks Rock! Really, we know where they are parked and can drive around them on the street…not a prob.

  164. Tony Alcazar signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    I can remember those busy saturday nights after work and having some taco’s from the truck and a few beers with the other cooks in my kitchen. We cant lose these trucks man, no way!!!

  165. eddie moreno signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    arriba la carne asada!!!!!!!!

  166. Sarah Escalante signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Leave the taco trucks alone

  167. Greg Cano signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  168. Itzel Valle signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Taco trucks have been around for yearssssssss, what’s changed now??? Nothing! Gloria Molina must have too much time on her hands and needs to concentrate on real issues instead of putting a time limit on parked taco trucks. If I were a taco truck owner, I’d protest by driving my taco truck around like an icecream truck with Mexican music playing out loud. That would probably give me more business anyway. See how Gloria Molina would like that!

  169. mary signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    yo no estoy de acuerdo enque hagan eso ,es injusto porque ellos estan trabajando honestamente y por lotanto merecen la oportunidad de trabajar y tienen derecho como seres humanos de trabajar de esa forma, creo yo que se tiene que balorar por ser un trabajo muy duro.

  170. Levi Busch signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    They’re too integral, simply.

  171. Frank Terry signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Please don’t saddle the trucks with unenforceable, un-payable fines. If the county sees a need to control the quality or permits of the trucks, fine, but allow them to be the beacons of culture they represent!

  172. ken ly signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    TACOS!

  173. James Black signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Taco trucks are a great institution.

  174. Mario Armira signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    This is ridiculous, etc., etc.

    I don’t want to have to come back home with our amazing taco trucks gone.

  175. Glen Wong signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    i <3 tacos

  176. oliver cardenas signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    I strongly support the taco trucks, lets protect our tacotrucks!

  177. Rafael Cardenas signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!!

  178. Gricelda Huizar signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Selling Tacos is not a crime! Why not worry about catching drug dealers and murderers?

    REALLY!!! Where are their priorities?!?

  179. oliver cardenas signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    los taqueros unidos jamas seran vencidos!

  180. George Castillo signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    o Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!!

  181. Rafael Cardenas signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!!

  182. Daisey Fregoso signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!

  183. Yeana Joe signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    What’s the reason for banning them? I hate city officials…they have nothing else better to do but make hardworking people’s lives more difficult.

  184. Nannette Cabrales signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    It’s not fair!stop picking on hard working latinos who are just trying to make a decent living by selling delicious tacos that everyone loves.It’s amazing how latinos are the only one’s being harrased, when in chinatown there’s quite a few vietnamese lunch trucks selling eggrolls,noodles&etc..in front of asian restaurants and they dont complain of the competition.Does this law pertain to all lunch truks or just taco trucks? The taqueros are the best hardworking people ever.Leave them alone and go spend your time doing productive& more important things like hunting down sexual pedifiles rather than taqueros!!!


  185. on May 1st, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!! No Tacos!! No Peace!!

  186. oliver cardenas signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    I am 100% that Gloria Molina and some of her family members had eaten at a taco truck. Please Mrs. Molina don’t be a hypocrit, you are also Mexican and I know you love tacos. stop the non sense!

  187. LAURA signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    HONESTLY, I THINK THIS LAW IS A BIG STUPIDITY, WHILE MANY OTHER IMPORTANT ISSUES ARE AFFECTING OUR CITY I THINK GLORIA MOLINA SHOULD FOCUS ON THOSE, AND LEAVE THE TACO TRUCKS ALONE. IT’S A SHAME, THAT SOMEHOW SHE HAS FORGOTTEN WHERE SHE CAME FROM, KNOWING THAT MOST OF THE TACO TRUCKS/LONCHERAS ARE WORKED BY MEXICAN OR LATINO FAMILIES, WHO ALL THEY DO IS PROVIDE THERE FAMILIES WITH ALL THEY CAN. SO WHAT HAPPEN TO ” MOLINA IS COMMITTED TO FIGHTING FOR WORKING FAMILIES” . LEAVE THE LONCHERAS ALONE AND FOCUS ON SOMETHING LIKE ELIMINATING CRIME OR REDUCING GAS PRICES….

  188. Alejandra Cano signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    GOOD LUCK

  189. cecilia munoz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    The Supervisor must learn to build trust within our communities…squelching a cottage industry is poor economic vision during the current downturn in the local economy. A taco truck & all it represents in a neighborhood is a positive not a negative (good example is King Taco on 1st & Ford in ELA started as a “truck”). In some neighborhoods, its a healthy alternative to “fast food”. If a resturant $suffers from low patronage-you can trust it serves lousy food, is poorly managed and can’t meet the needs of the local community (not to be confused with the county jail and/or health systems – I’m just talking about tacos here). Where are the stats supporting that taco trucks are “stealing” customers from real resturants?. Last I checked, our economy is based on supply, demand and healthy competition. This “whole enchilada” sounds like a “red herring” – I’d like to review the data that was used to write the new law and a list of the resturants that were “belly-aching” (oh yeah, and thier health code ratings) and which ones are the lobbyists. I also wouldn’t be surprised if it’s some of our Fast Food Corporate giants that are located at every corner in low-income neighborhoods – why isn’t the Supervisor restricting “them” from contributing to the poor health of low income families that end-up in the non-existent county healthcare system. As usual, this supervisor has her head stuck way deep inside the many potholes in her district…My letter of protest is in the mail to all Supervisors…

  190. Ronny signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Why does Gloria Molina have against taco trucks? Did some taco truck owner refused to service her because her espanol sounds too fake? Go do something else that’s constructive and beneficial to Los Angeles. Dang, better go get me some tacos before they move.

    Hell no we won’t go, hell no we won’t go!!!

  191. michelle diaz signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    This is crazy!!!!

  192. honey signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Gloria Molina another hypocrite Politicians passing stupid laws against people trying to earn an honest dollar for their family. Gloria how about working on some sensible issues: homeless, against wars, hunger, health, education & the list could go on.

  193. Lena Orlando signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    i love tacos

  194. Lena Orlando signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    This will create pollution.

  195. Katy Santiago signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    Tacos don’t harm anybody. In fact, they make you smile in delight. Focus on human rights instead.

  196. Gabriel Martinez signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    taco trucks help make me the 300 lb man i am today. viva carne asada!

  197. Duc Pham signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Honestly,this is rediculous setting time limits for taqueros. Your just as bad as the minute men at the borders and it’s sad that I’ts coming from you. Well what can you expect from a sell out!!!
    Really go focus your time in important things.
    Hispanic’s are the fastest growing minority here. I honestly dont think that your law will stop them from achieving the american dream. When there’s a will there’s a way.

  198. Dominique Blocker signed,

    on May 1st, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    It’s great to see so much public support — keep spreading the word to take action!

  199. Joel Stein signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Dude. Seriously. Come on.

  200. James Doser signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:02 am

    We know the history of this woman and it favors her elitist friends. Everyone should look into the crime she participates in.

  201. John Reisz signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:02 am

    This is a blatant attack on people who can’t afford to run a brick and mortar business. These trucks provide good food for an affordable price… I think some people are just scared of good old competition.

    In any case, making them move hourly will cause excess pollution and traffic.

    This law is obviously aimed and removing the trucks altogether and is completely unfair.

  202. Stanton Mak signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:03 am

    I love my lengua burritos, and if the city takes that away from me, its game time.

  203. MOISES signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:04 am

    LEAVE THE LONCHERAS ALONE, THAT IS THE PLACE WHERE I MET MY NOW WIFE AND MOTHER OF MY KIDS, NOT BECAUSE SHE WORKED AT LONCHERA MAKED HER BAD, SHE WORKED THERE BECAUSE IT WAS THE ONLY PLACE THAT WOULD GIVE HER AN OPTION TO GO TO SCHOOL AND WORK, CHANGING HER WORK SCHEDULE TO FIT HER SCHOOL SCHEDULE, SHE COMPLETED HER BACHELOR’S DEGREE WITHIN FOUR YEARS WORKING IN A LONCHERA, NOW SHE WORKS FOR THE SHERIFF’S DEPT. AND LOVES GOING TO EAT TO THE TACO TRUCKS/LONCHERAS

  204. Charles Johnson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:05 am

    Please do not do this!

  205. Kimi Cruz signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:11 am

    seriously? are we going after the guy trying to make an honest living now?!

  206. Sarah Briuer signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:12 am

    save the taco trucks!

  207. Rogelio O Jr signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:15 am

    Pleace do not do this

  208. Arthur Reyna Jr signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:21 am

    Taco Trucks FTMFW!!!!

  209. Jaime Gutierrez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:23 am

    Really now!!!!! Gloria: I once applied and was interviewed to be your Deputy for Social Services and I remember one question in the interview was, “how would you address asthma in the District I represent?” Increasing pollutants is definitely not the answer and providing residents of low-income neighborhoods the opportunity to walk or take a short drive to a nearby taco truck not only reduces pollutants, but also decreases the likelihood of harassment by your power-crazed cops. I think its time to replace you Molina. You are messing with LA, Mexicans, and lovers of Mexican food–ie. EVERYONE of your constituents. In addition to ousting Molina, we should find out what restaurants are filling her purse, sign petitions, and boycott. Take action LA. This is ridiculous.


  210. on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:24 am

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS! :(

    TACO TRUCKS ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR LA CULTURE AND IT’S NICE TO KNOW I CAN GO BACK TO THE SAME LOCATION AND GET THE SAME DELICIOUS AND
    NUTRITIOUS FAST FOOD AT A REASONABLE PRICE, especially later in the day and evening when many restaurants are closed.

    I’ve been eating their freshly made tacos, salsas,relishes, jalapenos and other foods for most of my life. Now times are hard and families need to make a living and to eat. It’s always good to see families working together at the taco trucks.

    Please let the taco truck families make their honest hard working livings and let them continue to make our lives better by providing us with convenient and fresh, natural good food at a good price. Lord knows there’s enough crime around and there is honor in what they do. We are all over taxed already and we all need good deals where we get our money’s worth and more, especially for something we need to survive, like food. Don’t penalize the taco truck families for providing this.

    GOD BLESS THEM.

    DO THE RIGHT THING AND ALLOW THEM TO CONTINUE DOING THEIR GOOD, FOR US AND FOR LOS ANGELES.
    Thank you.

  211. Jesus Hermosillo signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:35 am

    When did Gloria Molina become like this anyway? Is this the no-nonsense leftie Chicana from the yesteryear? Can this happen to the rest of us too…?? : o

  212. Lee Kirk signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:43 am

    I support the taco trucks.

  213. Jerry Wright signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:43 am

    I love the taco trucks (or lunch trucks is what I call them). And I love Maggie the wonderful cook on that lunch truck who has made me lunch every Monday thru Friday for the past 7 years.

    Let them continue working!

  214. brigita slekys signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:49 am

    We are the only city I’ve seen that has this sort of thing in North America. It’s great, and it brings a little something different to our city of traffic and no public transportation.
    thanks

  215. Tim Anderson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:52 am

    Rubbish. Taco trucks have long been a part of Los Angeles’s diverse and unique gastronomy. Forcing them to close – which this new law would effectively entail – would be tantamount to the shameful, wanton destruction of thriving local culture, not to mention the terminations of the proprietors’ hard-earned livelihoods.

    Besides, what the would become of Eagle Rock be without Leo’s? People would have no choice but to patronize Jack in the Box for tacos. Blecch.

  216. victor perez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:52 am

    I work graveyard,the trucks are one of the few places I can eat at night.Worry about the homeless

  217. Jessica Gee signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:58 am

    LOVE TACOS!

  218. Jennie Gonzalez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:21 am

    Tacos Trucks help drunks get sober. It gives them a spot to eat and drink (water) a little some thing before the get in a car and drive off. Why can’t the city police hang out at taco trucks to ensure that everyone is safe?

  219. Jocelyn Benavidez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:49 am

    SUPPORT OUR TACO TRUCKS..

  220. Dawna Madero signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:01 am

    I can’t believe this, I love Carne Asada Tacos and having the Taco Trucks at the corner of your street at Midnight is the best thing, especially when you are very hungry and when you don’t have a car to drive 1 mile or 2. I am so pleased with the every Taco Truck I have been too. Highland Park has the Best!!!! I am Mexican and to do this is outrageous…

  221. J.D. Mininger signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:03 am

    There is a specter haunting L.A. County: THE TACO!

  222. Tomas Romero signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:15 am

    My wife and I took some friends out last night to support the cause at Tacos La Fonda in North Hollywood. Long live the taco trucks!!

  223. Ryan signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:44 am

    Long live the taco trucks!!! Removing these trucks from the city would be outrageous! Why not just blow up the hollywood sign or get rid of downtown? Come on people, pull your heads out of your arses!

  224. eddie shin signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:15 am

    the taco trucks are angels on the street…my diet depends on their tacos….this will be devastating!

  225. Daryl Haney signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:47 am

    Viva taco trucks!

  226. Harold Parker signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:36 am

    This is a serious mistake. The “taco trips” that I have taken with my son and his friends have served to strengthen our bonds to each other and the Latino community. The tacos are better when eaten on the street.

  227. Clint Romesha signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:00 am

    isnt there more important political issues to worrie about then some one trying to make a living for there family.

  228. Mel Apellas signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:23 am

    Gloria, How much Ya making on this “little deal”…err, law?

    Here’s an idea. Why don’t You and the other STUPIDvisors try doing some to improve & benefit ALL of Los Angeles and it’s gente. Not you bloated hidden bank accounts for a change!!!

    QUE POCA MADRE!!!!

    TACO TRUCKS SI! GLORIA NO!

  229. Jeremy Hunter signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:33 am

    Supervisors, repeal this repressive law that criminalizes entrepreneurial spirit! Instead, why don’t you figure out a way to make this a highlight of your community?

  230. Bill Esparza signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:44 am

    Let us have the freedom to choose.There’s nothing more democratic than us choosing a restaurant, stand, taco truck, etc.And, with gas and food prices as they are,access to great L.A. taco trucks is a relief package that Obama, Clinton, nor McCain could ever match.Let them cook,let them cook……

  231. Cassandra Colchagoff signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:52 am

    Taco trucks should be subject to regular parking regulations, sales and business licenses and health laws. However, if they do all those things, leave them alone!! The taco truck is emblematic of LA county and a symbol of our diversity. It is what makes LA great! Don’t let the taco trucks go away because some fuddy-duddys in the LA County Board of Commissioners never tried a taco at one. Enjoy!

  232. Felix Ortiz signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:54 am

    It’s just not fair! Is this still America?

  233. Dan Renfrow signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:59 am

    I can’t believe something like this is even being considered by the LA County Supervisors. The hard working people who own and operate these trucks, the food they serve, and what they represent to the people of Los Angeles and it’s surrounding cities should be praised, not threatened with jail time and fines. “A little short this week, no problem amigo, just pay me next time. Here, take these please, so you and your kids have something to eat today.” These words are spoken all the time by two very special people in my life who took me in as a member of their family when I was a kid. Taco trucks have given them and countless others a chance to own their own business, purchase a home, and provide for their families.

    Rain or shine, these trucks are out there everyday providing quality meals to the people of our communities, and helping to bring people together. Some of the best conversations with the most unique people I’ve ever had were experienced while standing on a sidewalk in L.A. and East L.A. consuming some of the best food we’d ever had.

    There’s just something special about coming out of work on your lunch break, running errands in the afternoon, or driving along late at night and seeing one of these trucks. You’re drawn to them because you know you’re in for some awesome food and good conversation with great people.

  234. Ilene Savitt signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:08 am

    Gloria needs to get her priorities straight.

  235. Felipe O Villafana signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:10 am

    Dear Supervisor Gloria Molina, please help to overturn the law agains taco trucks and help all those hard working families to earn a living decently.

  236. VIVIAN JEN signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:14 am

    Please do not go after harmless taco vendors who are just being hard-working people trying to earn a living.

  237. Holly signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:16 am

    Doesn’t the city of Los Angeles have anything better to do than make it harder for people to make a living and enhance the city’s culture while doing it? Viva Taco Trucks!!!!

  238. Sharon Siefert signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:19 am

    We support all of the hard working small businesses in our neighborhood of Highland Park. While we are relatively new residents to the area (transplants from the westside) and I would echo the sentiments of other signers that the taco trucks bring people together and are an asset to the community. Ms. Molina, I respectfully request that you refocus your regulatory efforts to fix other pressing problems facing LA. Sharon Siefert & Peter Tomashevski

  239. Andy Sternberg signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:20 am

    if they made sure everyone paid to ride Metro, the city would have millions in revenue. Don’t mess with the taco trucks. Save our taco trucks!

  240. Anthony Newman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:24 am

    save the trucks!!!!

  241. Tony Pech signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:24 am

    Simply stated, this is an ill-advised, poorly thought out ordinance and contrary to American and capitalist principles. Despite the stated ‘quality of life’ reasons this really is just an effort by local businesses to rid themselves of competition with assistance by the Board of Supervisors.

    Repeal this ordinance now!

  242. Gabriel signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:26 am

    The taco truck is essential to the very fabric of the city, without which, Los Angeles would no longer be the city we have come to know and love – but rather simply a rarefied version of Times Square.

  243. Richard N. Merenbach signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:29 am

    Taco Trucks provide an affordable alternative to sit down eating i a city where real estate continues to sky rocket. Catering to the complaints of small business owners who choose not to compete is the wrong decision. Regulate reasonable hours, santitation, etc but do not outlaw.

  244. Judy Hsieh signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:35 am

    Taco Trucks are part of the LA identity.

  245. Susan Rosenson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:43 am

    They’re great for a quick lunch!

  246. Richard Sanchez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:43 am

    Don’t mess with the Taco Trucks. Since my wife don’t cook, that’s all we have!

  247. Ron L. Wright signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:46 am

    An L.A. tradition should not be swallowed up by high-dollar developers who can influence the City Council. They should realize we may not have the money but we have a lot more votes.

  248. Ben Lepley signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:49 am

    Its a form of economic discrimination really. If Hollywood Filming can block off a main freeway for a night, and wreek whatever other havoc on our streets, can we not have a taco truck for lunch?

  249. Daniel Salguero signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:50 am

    Taco trucks are a huge part of Southern California, as much as the LA Coliseum or any other landmark.

  250. Sandra Moran signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:51 am

    Leave the taco trucks be. They’re part of L.A. culture. Do you’re job Ms. Molina and concentrate on important issues.

  251. Edgar Abarca signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Please dont take the tacos away

  252. Charlotte Vernon signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:06 am

    Ms. Molina, stop pandering to the business lobby and leave our Taco Trucks alone! Maybe you could find some important issues to channel your energy into?

  253. jerome chang signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:10 am

    Is there crime at/around the trucks? If not, why are they so bad? Are some store owners getting pissy that they’re out front?

  254. ventura torres signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:10 am

    totally unfair

  255. geri ormond signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:14 am

    I love tacos. Do not take away the taco trucks.

  256. geri ormond signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:15 am

    Do not take away my tacos! I love taco trucks!

  257. Rachel Kayne signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:24 am

    How can restricting competition be good for consumers? I think that taco trucks and restaurants serve different needs. And if a restaurant can’t compete with a taco truck, then perhaps it is a restaurant not meant to survive.

  258. Bill Wolkoff signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:25 am

    NY has knishes, Chicago’s got red hots, LA needs its Tacos!

  259. asaf mordoch signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:25 am

    keep taco trucks alive! si se puede!

  260. Felipe Olvera signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:26 am

    I beleive in free enterprise and I really think that this trucks are the basic sample of determination and hard work. Please save our taco trucks.

  261. Lupe Hernandez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:27 am

    Tacos or bust!!

  262. Elizaabeth Flores signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:27 am

    leave the trucks alone. They are hard workers and already know their own customers. It would be a shame that time is wasted on something like this..Shame shame.

  263. Claudia Rodriguez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:33 am

    I support the taco trucks.

  264. Fred Kraft signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:33 am

    This is a legitimate method of making a living and should remain as an option.

  265. Maureen Padilla, Glendale, CA signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:35 am

    This ordinance is absurd. We should be encouraging free enterprise and the small business owner, not stifling them.

  266. Mariquita de Mira signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:39 am

    Please support small businesses like the taco truck owners. They provide a good service to Los Angelenos and are not hurting anyone. Thanks.

  267. Doug Lexa signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:41 am

    Our tax dollars are being used here? This is just a bad dream, right?

  268. Jessica Corona signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Taco trucks provide food in areas where there is little to no choice of food. I support them!

  269. Michael G Pasternak signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Ridiculous.

  270. Feliciano Sanchez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:46 am

    It seems that when the economy is suffering or we have an upcoming election, that it’s always popular for the politicos to attack the workingman. What’s next, ice cream trucks and hot dog carts.

  271. Olinda Eubanks signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:46 am

    I wholeheartly agree. I know some have wonderful food but laws are being broken and ALL MUST follow the law! Legal or not.

  272. Don Shaw signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:47 am

    Seems like the trucks should be allowed to continue subject to the same requirements and inspzections as other food service providers

  273. Fernando Jimenez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:50 am

    WE NEED OUR TACO TRUCKS !!!!!!!!

  274. Richard Thompson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:50 am

    Supervisors: Repeal this ordinance! Leave the trucks alone.

  275. Jim and Lynette Lytthans signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:51 am

    I love the food and ambience!! Don’t drive them away.


  276. on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:52 am

    We love our Taco Trucks!

  277. Mary Healy signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:52 am

    Taco trucks should be able park as long as they want.

  278. Eric Stoneburner signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:53 am

    LA Times put it best…”if restaurants, which offer vastly more comfort and better ambience, can’t compete with a taco truck, they may not deserve to survive”.

  279. Rosa Rios signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:56 am

    Taco Trucks have the more authenticated Tacos!

  280. Vannesa signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:56 am

    This is unfair, sometimes we cannot aford to go to restaurants thats why we go to our taco trucks, the food is cheap but delicious..
    Gloria, How much Ya making on this “little deal” ..Law?

  281. Daveed Kapoor signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:58 am

    LA needs to ensure opportunities for every one.
    Taco Trucks provide food service in underserved areas – dont make it too hard for trucks to survive.

  282. Karin Madarieta signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:58 am

    WE eat at the taco truck (Fairoaks/Pasadena) with our two kids every Saturday night after our church service. Affordable, delicious and an L.A instutition. Plus our kids get to try tongue or brains, how cultural is that!

  283. Dalit Fresco signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:59 am

    Let people make a living honestly !!!!

  284. Michael Mc Curry signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Taco Truck Owners: Fight On!
    Restaurant Owners: No Whining! Compete!

  285. jose ibarra-virgen signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:02 am

    It seems like this is trying to push those that are trying to make a simple living, especially in communities that really need and and have not complained about it. I have family that has owned a taco truck for approx. 15 years; this would be insane if there was that type of restrictions.

  286. Harold T. Kushner signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Don’t sterilize our county by limiting it’s multi-cultural flavor.

  287. Kent Young signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:16 am

    I love tacos! I hate the Taco Bell’s of the world! Taco trucks represent honest hard working people. I can’t say that for Multi-national’s hell bent on exploiting workers and pillaging the environment for the sake of profit margins.

  288. Pedro Caceres signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Better food, better prices, better locations in a mobile package equals smarter business and smarter eating! And if it’s adhesion to our capitalist values you’re looking for, our taco trucks epitomize the whole philosophy of a system that romanticizes rugged individualism and entrepreneurship. “Do it yourself, compete, survive, and WIN!” Here’s to our taco trucks and their success!

  289. Adriana signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Taco Trucks Rule!!

  290. Art Friedman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:18 am

    LA is a city on wheels. Why should restaurants with walls be given special consideration?

  291. Evan Harris signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Seems like everything is a crime now…

  292. Eiko Maoye signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:19 am

    I rather have the food come to me than have to drive to it!

  293. craig j kirchheimer signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:23 am

    The Shrimp Tostadas at Sycamore Park are one of the true simple pleasures of life. I noticed that Gloria Molina hasn’t missed a meal in years.

  294. Mark Cooley signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:23 am

    taco trucks forever!

  295. Andy "EL MAGA" signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Al pastor aint no crime either!

  296. vance signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Free the tacos

  297. Pat and Don Schraier signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Every city in the world has street food vendors.

  298. Katie signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:24 am

    just what we need, to throw the taco truck vendors in jail and mess up our economy even more. isn’t there something more important our government can focus on!!!!!!!

  299. Alma Michel signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Viva la Revolucion ;)

  300. Tawny Penuela signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Taco truck at FOOD FOR LESS on Huntington near Eastern in El Sereno is the BEST!

  301. Zachary Cook signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:25 am

    tacos are great cheap eats – why get in the way of something so necessary?

  302. Bill Smitrovich signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:26 am

    …and kielbasa trucks, and bbq trucks, and pizza trucks, and….

  303. Bill Smitrovich signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Power to the people. Right on!

  304. Bill Smitrovich signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:30 am

    how about ‘save our schools’ too?!! Let’s put our efforts, hearts, minds and stomachs to work on that LA politicians. Instead of offering it as a campaign slogan all the time. One school at a time, starting with cleaning them up!!! Restrooms, water, and knuckleheads…

  305. Dalia Cardenas signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:30 am

    I support TACO TRUCKS!

  306. Galen Magee signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Stop trying to hurt local business.

  307. Brian Campbell signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:31 am

    The LA County Board of Commissioners is not doing the RIGHT thing, they’re doing the politically expedient thing. Why do those with the money always win out in this society?

  308. Richard R. Robles Jr. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Whether it be a quick dinner or an after party hot spot Juan’s Tacos in Whittier is all good us. Try focusing on crime, homeless, rape, drugs, etc. there’s plenty other problems in this world than to be concerned over taco trucks. If you don’t like them, you don’t have to eat from them but don’t hate on the rest of us that enjoy a “taco de gato” from the “roach coach” lol

  309. Fernando Morales signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:36 am

    I have been going to taco trucks since I was a kid in Highland Park. I now live in Alhambra and frequently drive six miles to a taco truck in El Sereno. The supervisors need to find a way to tax the trucks so that they are on par with brick and mortar restuarants. Trying to rid our city of taco trucks is wrong.

  310. Maxine Dillon signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Please don’t take away our taco trucks!!

  311. Magda Bernal signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Ever since I moved to Los Angels the taco truck has been something I’ve enjoyed. I love driving around and trying different places although I do have my favorites. I don’t see the harm if they are parked somewhere after hours.

  312. Sandra G. Howard signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Taco Trucks are part of Los Angeles Culture. The food is delicious! Leave the Taco trucks alone. It seems to me that the City Council has better things to do the worry about the Taco Truck parking places. So Silly!!

  313. Marino Solano Jr signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Taco Trucks (luncheras) have always been there for gardeners. SAVE THEM!!!!!

  314. John C. Hatcher signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Viva Los Taco Trucks!!

  315. rick corbal signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:41 am

    taco trucks serve some of the best food in Los Angeles. please leave them alone so they may bring food and joy to all of us, without hassle.

  316. Tsega Hall signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:43 am

    say something

  317. sarah james signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:44 am

    save the culture!

  318. krista johnson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:46 am

    let’s not do something we’ll all regret one day.

  319. Martin Witt signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:49 am

    In my 15 years as a Los Angeles resident, my life has never once – not a tax paying moment – been diverted, misdirected, or inconvenienced by a single taco truck.

  320. Manny signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Speak up people, you need to excersize your rights!!! We all have a right to eat Mid-Night Tacos!!!

  321. CYNTHIA AGUILAR signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:55 am

    What would getting rid of the Taco trucks prove? Not a damn thing, they need to just call it what it is, stereotypical racism, not only Mexican’s own Taco Trucks!!!!

  322. Frances Robles signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:56 am

    now what would we do at 2 in the morning?

  323. Monica Mariscal signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Come on! there is bigger things to worry about. Live our taco trucks alone.

  324. Alisa Gonzalez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:59 am

    MMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmm Carne Asada Tacos……

  325. mike resar signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Do not pass this. Taco trucks should be allowed everywhere. I can’t remember how many times I have left a basketball game at staples center and eaten something from one of these stands.

  326. Pat Gooch signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:00 am

    molina-what is the matter with you people…leave the taco trucks alone. there are really more important things for you to be doing.

  327. Maya Lexa signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:07 am

    best breakfast burritos ever.

  328. Nikolay Filchev signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Taco Trucks are the true “landmark” of Los Angeles!

  329. Shon Kornfeld signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:10 am

    LA without taco trucks is like a woman without breasts

  330. Thomas G. Keens, M.D. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:14 am

    “Taco Truck Lunch and Physiology” is a weekly educational event for postdoctoral fellows in Pediatric Pulmonology at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. This law, if enacted, would destroy a long standing and valuable tradition.

  331. linda smith signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:14 am

    seriously, leave the taco trucks alone.

  332. linda smith signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:14 am

    seriously, leave the taco trucks alone

  333. Julio signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:17 am

    It’s ridiculous that they’re trying to take away our taco trucks… Don’t they have anything better to do? Seriously…

  334. Clarence Bookman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Just leave them alone please!!

  335. Jim Belson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:21 am

    L.A. without taco trucks would be a diminished place. Will farmers markets be the next to go?

  336. Felipe signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:23 am

    If your a brick and motar establishment and have a problem with the truck, then get one too!

  337. Mara signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:23 am

    This is for Dr. Keens and his fellows…Long live Truck Lunch!

  338. jen ibarra signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:23 am

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!

  339. Felipe signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:24 am

    If you’re a brick and mortar establishment and have a problem with the truck, then get one too!

  340. Jae Young Kwak signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:24 am

    I agree with the comment on #330

  341. Dongqing Li signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:26 am

    I agree with the comment on 340.

  342. ekke wintschnig signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:28 am

    save the trucks

  343. Sophie signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Please focus on what really matters, the gas prices got out of hand focus on that, and leave out taco trucks alone.

  344. diane wintschnig signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:29 am

    by all means please save the trucks

  345. David Guzman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:32 am

    County Supervisors are acting like little kings as im sure they really think they are. When in the hell are we the people going to carve out their little boundry kingdoms into six additional little pieces.

  346. Bora Erdos signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Don’t take my taco truck away! I will starve.

  347. Michael S. Eden signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:37 am

    A part of civilisation!

  348. Steve Gregoropoulos signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:38 am

    The city and county governments are out of control right now. All sorts of stuff is being passed behind our backs. It’s time for us to live up to our civic responsibility and take our city back. I’m sick of this stuff!!!!

  349. STACY ISARA signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:39 am

    0

  350. Behnam Karbassi signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Save the trucks

  351. Harry Reis signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:40 am

    I urge the city council to rescind the taco truck law. I can not understand how much competition a taco truck can be to a reataurant and developers. It is very lokely that most people who enjoy buying from these trucks will not visit the restaurants anyway.

  352. David Palmer signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:42 am

    County Supervisors need to focus on more important issues like education, community, gas prices among many other things!
    Save our taco trucks!

  353. Gary Ferris signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Save the taco trucks!!!

  354. Antonia Reyes signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:44 am

    My family’s sole income depends on our Taco Truck. We are law abiding citizens that have the appropriate permits and still we are treated as if we were criminals. Since when is trying to earn an honest living a crime?

  355. Christine Reifer signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Don’t take away our tacos!

  356. Moi Mareyna signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Like he said, Give me Dos de Lengua or Give me death!

  357. Stephanie H signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:47 am

    It’s a wonderful cultural heritage that should not be impeded upon. Plus, they’re really, really tasty.

  358. Nancy MacLeod signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:49 am

    mmmmmmm…tacos!

  359. Jasmine Jenabi signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:49 am

    This is an outrage!!! Why would they pass such a ridiculous measure?

  360. David Larsen signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Save the Taco Trucks, Everyone HELP Please…. Viva la taco trucks!!

  361. mary torres signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:50 am

    city council is way out of control now more than ever. Who are they to choose for us where and when we can eat. If we want to eat tacos from the tacos stand we can. Why the heck do they want to have hard working people move from location to location just because other are “complaining” on loosing business. Apartently they don’t have better things to do than to pick on working people because they wan to work and satisfy the community. Why don’t they focus on the real important things that have to be addressed in society. Get a clue!!!

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!

  362. Gerald Kelly signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Taco trucks are the only thing that might make me believe in a God

  363. Scotty Rill signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:50 am

    save the trucks! they’re part of LA’s culture.

  364. Cole M. G. N. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Help

  365. Felipe signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Save the Taco Trucks of the world!

  366. Aaron P. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Injustice at it again!

  367. William Norman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:52 am

    I never use taco trucks, but they certainly have the right to compete against brick-and-mortar establisments.

  368. Joshua Blacker signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Let the consumers decide where they wanna eat. Breakfast burritos rock. “I’m Truckin It”

    JB

  369. Scotty Coleman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Leo’s in Eagle Rock = Best all meat burrito EVER!!!!!!!!!!!

  370. Edward Grisso signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Taco truck drivers should be allowed to conduct their own business without interference.

  371. erik mar signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:55 am

    This is a political gift to the (more) powerful and does not benefit the majority.

  372. Dennis Castanares signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:57 am

    take this stupid law and cram it.

  373. Oscar M. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t these the same people that get to vote on their own pay raises???

  374. mark kaplan signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:58 am

    I think the taco trucks are viable competition a cultural icon, and worthy of saving.

  375. Richard MacMinn signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Save this great LA tradition!

  376. Sally Mosher signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:00 am

    - just another ill-considered government intrusion into the life of the people, many of which put small business owners at a disadvantage, and indeed discriminate against small business. Take this ordinance off the books.

  377. Luz Garcia signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Supervisor Molina needs to focus on more important issues like crime and let these hard-working vendors make a living.

  378. Lupe Aguirre signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:01 am

    In a fast paced venue like L.A. – we need walk up vendors such as these Catering Trucks

  379. Diane Bagwell signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:01 am

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don’t take away an LA prize!!! I think that this is so much a culural treasure. I see the family’s come and it’s so great to see the children and older folks too line up for some of the best tacos I have had at a very good price that all can afford!!! It’s fun and any “foodie” will enjoy.

  380. James Holtz signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:01 am

    This is America – as long as they meet health standards and park safely and legally, they should be allowed to pursue their dream of making money and supporting families.

  381. kerry gawne signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:03 am

    save the trucks!!

  382. Tay Sam signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:06 am

    I guess the City has nothing better to do then exploit small business’…I guess anything else to extract funds from low income. how come they dont do it to oil companies and starbucks…seems like they are popping out everywhere. Why dont city council pass it with the consideration of the community instead of passing laws and regulations unanamously.City council has way too much power. this is lame and frivilous

  383. Sharon Arestegui-Michel signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:07 am

    LA is a big city/county and there are plenty of room for everyone to make a living. Leave the “taco trucks” alone and concentrate on the more important issues, like crime, the homeless and jobs, just my 2 cents worth, thanks!

  384. Marlene Krammer signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Save our taco trucks and hardworking vendors!

  385. GoLakers signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Any respectable Angeleno knows that the taco trucks have always been and should continue to be part of the city’s culture. And, everyone knows they provide some of the city’s best tacos!!! Seems like we’ve got more to lose than to gain from this ridiculous ordinance.

    Gloria Molina and the LA Board of Supervisors: surely there are more important things you could be focusing on. This is embarrassing.

  386. Jude Lausten signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:09 am

    the taco trucks are part of LA-leave them alone!

  387. Sue Gosland signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:10 am

    This is a stupid ordanance. These trucks have to follow any health and safety regulations, so there is no need to outlaw them. They are a colorful and lively add to the diversity that is Los Angeles. Don’t let them suffer like this.

  388. Jolene Kramer signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:10 am

    i <3 tacos

  389. Al Moore signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Competition with restaurants is a red herring. Eating at a taco truck and in a restaurant are completely different experiences. Reductions in taco trucks’ business will not proportionately increase restaurant business. You will have eliminated a great Los Angeles resource in exchange for placating the illusory hope of the restaurant owners.

  390. mukundan vijayaraghavan signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:11 am

    YES, WE SHOULD NOT TAKE AWAY THIS FREEDOM ( TO SELL FOOD ON STREETS ) FROM THE TACO TRUCKS !

  391. Frank Pigulski signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:12 am

    knowing my favorite truck is in a certain location is very important. let these people make an honest living.

  392. Elizabeth LaGuardia signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:12 am

    I’m here because of #330 but in full agreement with #380.

  393. Rob Jost signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Keep the taco trucks alive, please.

  394. Rolando Lopez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Save el taco. Molina is such a #@*&!.

  395. Brooke Brigham signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:15 am

    There’s no reason to waste money and energy on laws like these. Let these people make a living.

  396. Jennifer Muha signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Growing up in LA meant taco trucks. When I moved to Nor Cal, I found out they had taco trucks too. But they are not as good! Every time I go home for a visit, I make sure to eat an insane amount of good ass taco truck! Don’t hurt these people’s livelihoods!

  397. Anthony Limon signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:16 am

    A taco truck is an honest living, promotes competitive prices, and provides invaluable services to individuals that might otherwise have to settle for mass marketed, processed foods sold by major corporations. In outlawing the taco truck, you have monopolized the food industry to those businesses capable of funding brick and mortar establishments, you have punished the homegrown entrepreneurs of your community, and you have decreed yet another dichotomy between the rich and the poor in Los Angeles.

    Repeal the taco truck law or await the democratic backlash from your constituents you rightly deserve.

  398. Lawrence C. Gray, Jr. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Taco trucks are a necessary part of our business. They service our emplyees well, so they do not have to leave the immediate area to get their food. Taco trucks have become a way of life that we all count upon. Do not place unrealistic rules on them.

  399. Geri Morales signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:19 am

    carne asada is not a crime!

  400. Judy Gibson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:19 am

    It’s just wrong. Taco Trucks are a part of americana.

  401. Darryl Curran signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Taco Truck eateries serve great food at reasonable prices. What is wrong with that?

  402. Ivan Morley signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Signed.

  403. Michael Walker signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Don’t you dare. I NEED my tacos

  404. john sicotte signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:21 am

    for courtney

  405. Andrew Leonard signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:22 am

    I love the Highland Park Food 4 Less truck!

  406. Veronica Bautista signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Consumers have the right to choose where they want to eat. LOVE TACOS!!!

  407. Kat Koornick signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:27 am

    I love the convenience from my place of work. Keep the trucks cookin’!

  408. p. taylor signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:30 am

    This law takes away one more piece of what little street life we have left. By the same logic farmer’s markets should go because they take business from Ralph’s. When is the next election for these clowns?

  409. JOse M Paredes signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Their hard work and labor boost our economy. Let them work.

  410. Janelle White signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:31 am

    taco trucks! TACO TRUCKS! don’t mess with taco trucks!

  411. chris sherwood signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:34 am

    yeah! i LOVE TACOS!!!!!

  412. Dan Lesser signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Please do not destroy Los Angeles tradition. Please do not remove people from their jobs.

  413. Claudia Bautista-Nicholas signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Please reconsider. Taco trucks provide better food than fast food restaurants.

  414. arturo signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:38 am

    this is an outrage. as a taco truck owner, we are only trying to chase the american dream.while thieves, drug dealers, pimps, and rapest are allowed early release and or never charged, but we are subject to a year in jail? this is a racial, econamical and social issue.

  415. Kacey signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:41 am

    I don’t know what I’d do without my taco truck….

  416. Stephanie Llewellyn signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Taco truck tortas – stuffed full and the best there is

  417. Frances Robles signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:42 am

    wat will we do at 2 in the morning

  418. Lynda Scott signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Let’s save this little bit of latino culture that so many love.

  419. Jeaney Garcia signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:48 am

    This is an outrage! Taco Trucks???? Excellent food, great people, terrific access. Go after criminals, not hard-working citizens who fill our souls with yummy treats every day!!!!!

  420. Gustavo Leon signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Does Gloria Molina has a relationship with some Taco’s Restaurant Chain to allocate her public duties to this subject?

  421. Charles Bloomquist signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:53 am

    It is this kind of stupidity that gives government a bad name. Ye gods, leave the taco trucks in peace.

  422. Rick Blaine signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Why protect restaurants, why not protect customers?

  423. John B. Rogers signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:58 am

    When I was a kid in New York we lived off hot dog carts and off roach coaches that served up fried egg and ham sandwiches on crusty Kaiser rolls and coffee better that Starbucks eveer dreamed of.

    The Board needs to undo this one!

  424. N. Roussel signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:59 am

    My local Taco Truck is the only edible option in my neighborhood. I want it!

  425. Luisa Carranza signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    MMMM…tacos are making me hungry for lunch!!

  426. Andrea signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Save the trucks!!!!!!!!!
    This is the only thing my mom could eat when she was pregnant with me!
    We need them!

  427. Carrie Miller signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Long live the taco trucks!

  428. Latino signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Why is it that Latinos always try to keep other latinos down from success? This damn Molina B@$#H should help the latino community instead of hurting it.

  429. Sascha signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    there is absolutly no reason to do this – free country, free people, free choice of food!

  430. Jonathan Sager signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    I LOVE TACO TRUCKS! IT IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT LA. WITHOUT TACO TRUCKS EVERYONE WOULD MOVE TO NEW YORK CITY.

  431. DEBORAH LEMPERT HUGHES signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    IT’S JUST THE RIGHT THING!

  432. Pam Probst signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Quit messing with people’s lives and livlihoods.

  433. Stuart Wong signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Los Angeles is a diverse community with many different cuisines to delight and satisfy its palates. Without its diversity, Los Angeles would lose its flavor and culture. How can we stand idle by, while one of the staples of our city’s heritage is so egregiously assaulted? This is genocide!

  434. Michelle Alvarez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Actions like these are absurd. Instead of wasting time, make use of your knowledge and focus on greater issues that really affect the community.

  435. Terry Snyder signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    It’s unAmerican to restrict ANY legitimate business. Shame on LA County Supervisors!

  436. Jose signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    And what is so great about a TACO? It’s the silliest food ever!

  437. Fidel Gomez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Born and raised here. Taco Connoisseur. This is an art form. This is censorship. The supervisors so dome something worth while like build a school!

  438. Joe McMurray signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Taco trucks are a part of the culture. Please do not allow one interest to shut them down.

  439. Anders Engdahl signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Been eating them since college. They can have my tacos when they pry them out of my cold, dead hands.

  440. Susie Rivera signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    taking away the tacos is like taking my soul

  441. Charles V. Bush signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    I support you.

  442. richard starkey signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    DONT YOU HAVE SOMETHING BETTER TO WORRY ABOUT THEN TACO TRUCKS….TRY WORRYING ABOUT THE ECONOMY OR LOWERING GAS PRICES

  443. chris appelhans signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Indeed.

  444. Ben Nyberg signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Upon moving to L.A., one of the first things I wrote home about was the greatness that is the Taco Truck. Please do not allow them to be shut down.

  445. Alan V. Weinberg signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    And who’s going to enforce the law vs taco trucks parked over the limit? Police officers? I don’t think so! The best burritos I’ve ever eaten are off a taco truck at the park on Topanga Cyn Bl and Roscoe Blvd in Canoga Park.

  446. Leticia M. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Tacos are a high protien low carb alternative to chain fast food. Tacos will not leave a “McBrick” in your stomach. Plus, the fresh onion, lemon and chili will keep the doctor away!

    Buen provecho!

  447. Jorge Flores signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Bring back my taco truck at Westchester Prk Way and Sepulveda!

  448. michael cashman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    i want my taco trucks!!!

  449. Sarah Gallop signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Support our culture and our vendors.

  450. Thai signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Leave them ALONE!!

  451. Jae-Min Hwang signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    You have my full support.

  452. Scott D. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Save the taco trucks! I support the saving of the taco trucks!

  453. Robert Mendel signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Taco Trucks don’t want to hurt local area businesses — they can find places to park that are a “win-win” for everyone. It’s nefarious to level $1000 fines for just feeding the people where the people want to be fed!

  454. Jerico Cabaysa signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Save the TACO TRUCKS! Its LA life to the fullest!

  455. Sandra Contreras signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Having a lonchera is a well rounded job. . The people that run the loncheras have families. They need some way to bring income to the home and in this is the only way for them. What’s so wrong with having a mobile food place to go eat? A lot of the people in L.A. are too busy to even eat sometimes! Loncheras solve the problem. Plus, they go everywhere. It’s fast food at an affordable price. Is it a crime to eat fast food? Then why not shut down other fast food places like mcdonald’s or taco bell? These people pay taxes and they live a decent life. They don’t bother anyone. All they want is to do their job and be a good citizen. The loncheras are sometimes even cleaner than the sit down restaurants. We’ve got to give them credit. They came to America to succeed and now “the man” (actually woman) wants to bring them down? No señor!!!

    Viva la libertad!!

    Save the loncheras!!!!

  456. MaryAnn Cardona signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    I Support the Saving of the Taco trucks . Please don’t allow them to be shut down!!

  457. Juan Hernandez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Taco truck’s have been around in LA for decades, it does not matter which came first, the established restaurants or the movable ones, the truth is that both saw profits from an economic point of view. Because of this profits new taco trucks and established restaurants emerge leading to a battle of lowering prices “COMPETITION”. This is an economics view, profits, and competition will come in, if those established restaurants will not think customer wise, without any doubt the customer will go to the alternate. From a marketing stand point we can deduce that a happy customer is a returning customer, as a result that customer will provide a lifetime value to whatever restaurant that is because no one else has gone out of their way to provide the 4ps; product which in this case is food, price which can be affordable, place where itis easily accessible, and promotion in which in this case deals with the spread of word rather then multimillion ad campaigns, and its working for this taco trucks. It’s all about performance and willing to provide the customer with the best satisfaction and value creating a long term relationship. This is what keeps this people coming back. They become loyal customers and will return AGAIN AND AGAIN.
    Concerning the other non-movable restaurants it seems that they are product myopia valuing more the product they sell then valuing the customer and going out of their way to provide the best service . If these restaurants want to do anything about it, then start considering the customer as the priority rather then selling the product as the focal point.

  458. Christine signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    I LOVE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  459. Lisa signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Molina is ridiculous!!!!!!!!!! There are so many other important issues surrounding our communities. If taco trucks are her biggest concern, she needs a reality check. Leave them alone!!!!!!!!!

  460. Jeff Porter signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    The land of opportunity? What’s wrong with honest working folks providing for their families; good, hard working folks making an honest living? Ou law enforcement men and women need to be writing citations on this while they could be off patrolling and stopping real crime? Come on … these trucks hurting the restaurent business? These folks provide a sercie to various neighborhoods If we remove these folks, thne the delivery business will increase and there will be 5-20 more vehicles on the road replacing one truck. You law makers must have more important business than this! Wow!

  461. J Needleman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    The Trucks are the best food I’ve had since moving to LA — If you do this I swear I am moving back to the Bronx!!!!!

  462. I.Leon signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    I think we are focusing on little petty stuff. Leave the hard working tacos guys alone and focus and things that really matter

  463. chris watson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Find something else to regulate out of existence and leave our Taco Trucks alone.

  464. Deanna Guzman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    LOOOOOOOOOVE TACOS!!!!! TACO TRUCKS FOR LIFE!

  465. Gloria Diaz signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Agree with the LA Times. These trucks are a necessity for this community. Indeed, they help young partygoers an opportunity to eat between the alcohol imbibers on the weekend.

  466. Juanse signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    it’s a free market!

  467. Heather Mercado signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Yo Quiero Taco Trucks NOT Taco Bell!!!!!

  468. Juan Vega signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    ¡Que vivan los taco trucks! Orale…

  469. Krysten Valdez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    VIVA LAS LONCHERAS! so many haters trying to close down our unique idea… F’em!!!!!

  470. Michelle Rittel signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Leave the taco trucks alone!

  471. Michael Valle signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Who doesn’t love a good taco? Apparently, law makers!

  472. Brian Sager signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    Long Live el taco trucks!!!!!!!

  473. Kuen Ho signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    I eat at both taco trucks and brick and mortar restaurant. They both offer different menus for the palate. The two can co-exist for different reasons.

  474. Alan Pereira signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Taco Trucks fucking rock! Love me some good veggie tortas!!

  475. Kuen Ho signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Both taco trucks and brick and mortar restaurant can co-exist together. They serve a different dining experience. The two offer different menus to choose from.

  476. Carrie Pyle signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    I love the taco truck on La Brea and Olympic. Please don’t take my taco truck away!!!

  477. Jason Klass signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    I can’t imagine LA without taco trucks.

  478. James Smith signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    This is completely horrible and it doesn’t make any sense at all. These trucks provide a service to the communities that they are in and have been doing it sense I was born and LA would not be the same place withour them! Please save the taco trucks!!!

  479. Seth Lawrence signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    The El Chato truck on Olymic & La Brea and the who run it are the best!!!

    http://goodgoings.com/2007/04/24/el-chato-taco-stand-olympic-and-la-brea/

    This is a terrible law that bastardizes a near-cultural birthright.

  480. Rosalind Oliva signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Anyone ever have a mustard-dripping Needix hot dog on the streets of New York? Same thing, only it’s California salsa that’s been spicing up L.A. street culture –for those that enjoy every bite of life!

  481. Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    keep afterhours alive and well-fed.

  482. Jerry Martel signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Stop the madness!!

  483. socorro diaz signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    YO QUIERO TACOS!

  484. alfred t wilkes signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    We agree- save our taco trucks, we need them!

    Al and Winifred Wilkes

  485. jose signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    vivan los tacos!

  486. HOLLIE TERRADES signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks, everyone needs a little Carne in their diet

  487. Eric Marx signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    gracias a Dios por el camión de tacos

  488. Maria Lopez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Save Taco Trucks! Most Taco Trucks do not park near restaurants, they do not hurt other businesses. People that run taco trucks are hard working people, they need their job to support their families.

  489. Bill Bovard signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    The people want taco trucks!

  490. Randy Dove signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Focus on the real issues and problems in LA. If you are short on ideas about what these issues and problems are, perhaps new blood come election time can ensure Angeleno priorities are aligned with Angeleno needs and not where we get our tacos!

  491. David Rodriguez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Believe it or not… I have been losing weight from the Taco Truck diet. I used to hit the fast food chains late at night but now only been eating tacos… meat (protein), corn tortillas, radishes, chili, carrots, onions, lime; great alternative to soda, burger and fries. This now is what I choose to eat… if you take them away then you take away my choice and isn’t that what democracy is about…choices? Or are we only allowed to support the businesses that financially support politicians… Racism is a horrible and you know that Classism lives right down the block!
    This is about the people and the people in my neighborhood definitely seem very pleased with our… OUR TRUCKS… since there is always a line to get some great inexpensive food. I am going to inquire what restaurants in my area support Gloria Molina and are anti-tacotruck and when I find out who they are even if I go to the restaurant in question I will let them know that have lost me as a costumer.

    I wonder if this is just part of the plan to speed up gentrification in the communities who have yet been raped by it.

    Up With Tacos! Down With Gloria Molina (and the rich restaurant owners)!

  492. Tom Fleishman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Taco trucks provide a venue that is different from a hard site restaurant. As long as the trucks are licensed and monitored for cleanliness, they should not be curtailed. They are a legitimate business providing opportunities for entrepreneurs.

  493. Frances Monge signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    The Taco Trucks are part of the LA experience, they are part of our culture, they are a mobile landmark. We love our taco trucks and the hard working people that run them.

  494. Katrina Go signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Yay for taco trucks

  495. K. Bandell signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Ms. Molina is as a supervisory on a regular basis characterised by a sort of sadistic streak, a streak which is sadly translating itself into her support for a restriction which is a reflection both of insensitivity and of an absence of sense. The vitality of an city area’s streets, vitality which may reflect both poorly and well, is a component of an urban area’s inclusiveness and of its personality. Taco truck vendors reflect with a quirky elegance on Los Angeles’ diversity and on its capacity to catalyse and to nurture the fulfillment of dreams.

  496. K. Bandell signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Ms. Molina is as a supervisor on a regular basis characterised by a sort of sadistic streak, a streak which is sadly translating itself into her support for a restriction which is a reflection both of insensitivity and of an absence of sense. The vitality of a city’s streets, vitality which may reflect both poorly and well, is a component of an urban area’s inclusiveness and of its personality. Taco truck vendors reflect with a quirky elegance on Los Angeles’ diversity and on its capacity to catalyse and to nurture the fulfillment of dreams.

  497. Carole Bailey signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Don’t the police have better work to do than regulate the time taco trucks are parked in one spot? If taco trucks are truly hurting local businesses maybe time limits are necessary, but certainly not a thousand dollar fine and jail. What about the taco trucks that feed construction workers?

  498. Laura Nix signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Why deprive people of affordable, delicious and convenient food?
    Save the trucks!

  499. Beatriz Islas signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    I love taco trucks.

  500. Leisa Hall signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Let the taco trucks keep bringing GOOD FOOD to the people! Small businesses are the heart of a community – don’t shut them down.

  501. Adriana Alvarez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    The authorities are wasting their time trying put these hard working people behind bars, instead they should be looking for criminals and crookes!! This ignorance makes me sick to my stomach!!!Ugh!!

  502. MCFROADS signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    taco truck’s man, I can’t believe the fucking retards behind this lame ordeal

  503. Judy S. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    I am in full support of the Taco Trucks. Honestly, I think law-makers need to pass some real laws to the real problems that are pending…gas, war, housing-crisis, etc. instead of politicians writing up bills/ordiances/regulations for jokes such as this one…just so that those in government can brag that they were able to create a new regulation and include that into their resumes. Enough of the BS laws…let’s get down to the real issues that actually require some brain work to solve. Anyway, people who choose to eat at the Taco Trucks do so out of their own choice and are prepared to face any sanitary consequences that may come with them…I know I do. However, I’m sure many of them are as cleaner than some restaurants in Beverly Hills. I’ve heard from an exterminator I know that even Beverly Hills restaurants are infested with rats. Let’s stop the discrimination.

  504. Aleem Hossain signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Shame on the board of supervisers!

  505. Jenn Kao signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    If restaurants can’t compete with a taco truck, that’s their problem.

  506. Adam D. Lupercio signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    I bet you on Friday night Molina loves her some tacos, sure looks like it!

  507. Gavril Lourie signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    These trucks are a vital part of our community and give LA great flavor, certain trucks are famous and how would anyone be able to find a specific truck if they must move all the time? I fell like this law unfairly targets the Latino community.
    Please stop this now!!
    Gavril

  508. I. Jacobs signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Taco trucks are an integral part of Angeleno culture. Who would want to destroy our culture? Is this a plot spearheaded by Woody Allen? Save the lonchadas!

  509. Lauren Brightwell signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Oh my! My wife and I live permanently 37 miles south of Guadalajara, MEXICO!
    Without small stands selling Tacos etc on the street we would be at a loss for good food!
    Loosen up and eliminate your restrictions on
    Mobile Taco Stands. They are not in competition with established restaurants…

  510. Heidi Adams signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    This is classism!!!! Shame on Gloria Molina! Is she now so “white” and sophisticated that she can no longer see the value and necessity these truck provide to those of lower income? Student, families with children, many people in Los Angeles enjoy and utilize these trucks for the value and nutrition they provide. To drive these trucks away during a time of great financial difficulty in Los Angeles is short sited.

  511. Jesse & Fabiola Ruiz signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    These trucks are a way of life for some hard working individuals please don’t take them away. some of these people which i know personally just invested thousands of hard earned dollars to comply with you new policies and now you want do this. that is just unfair some these trucks have been at the same location for years don’t take away the mystic about our neighborhood.

  512. Carlos V.Pool signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Getting rid of taco trucks is equivalent to
    New York or Chicago, getting rid of hot dog
    vendors. It’s un American and part of the city.

    Who doesn’t like Mexican Food ?

  513. John Busch signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Please… open your eyes to all of societies needs, not just the wealthy.

  514. Cindy Calvo signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    I support the Taco Trucks!!! This is OUT OF CONTROL!!!!

  515. Douglas Scofield signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Save our taco trucks!

  516. kevin isaacs signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    This is a horrible idea. Please do not pass the new law regarding Taco Trucks.

  517. kendal carson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    roach coachez rulezzz

  518. juanita lopez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    they have rights also


  519. on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    I love my taco trucks! Every Friday night

  520. kendal carson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    buche for everyone!!!!

  521. Mary Hsia signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Save Our Taco Trucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  522. Adam Moussa signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    viva!

  523. Andrew Kao signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    The taco truck is as LA as it gets.

  524. Katelen Fry signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!

  525. Elizabeth Hesik signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    do not let this happen- the city needs taco trucks!

  526. David Horowitz signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    This petition makes me hungry!

  527. Chris Wong signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Don’t the lawmakers have better things to do than to target taco trucks?

  528. Veronica Lopez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Save the trucks!

  529. Rebecca DeSmidt signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    I support taco trucks!

  530. Jeff signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Los Angeles won’t be the same without the Taco Trucks!!

  531. anthony farmer signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    best food in the city

  532. Lezra Portillo signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    In many communities this is one of the most affordable ways to eat a decent meal. This is a meritless idea, I hope you will vote against it.

  533. Adam Cahan signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Taco Trucks are a part of LA culture, and have killer tacos.

  534. Mykal signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!!

  535. Roberto Gomez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Please, do not allow this to happen, I love the taco truck that is near my studio. I am a musician that depends on having a late meal and the taco truck provides this for me. The owners are hard working immigrants, all politicians, please, reconsider this and allow this truck to stay put every night.

  536. Kim signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    This is for preserving our culture! think of the kids!

  537. Richard Pascarelli signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Street food is a vital part of any city! Great taco’s are what makes the city special.
    You want “clean” and neat? Go to a hospital.


  538. on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    LA

  539. Michael Hopkins signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    I may starve…

  540. Cathy Akers signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Taco trucks are a unique part of LA. Long live tacos!

  541. Margaret Martinez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Taco trucks make a lot of people happy! It’s a part of L.A.’s culture now. You just can’t find that anywhere, not even in the O.C.! You just won’t know until you’ve been to one.

  542. Alisa signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    I support taco trucks, they are a huge part of the culinary world here in L.A, and a layered part of who we are as a city, this new ordinance is wrong.

  543. Phil K signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Long live the taco trucks. Another example government bureaucracy over stepping their bounds. If the law is only enforced when someone complains then we don’t need the law. Some of the best carne asada comes from these trucks.

  544. Matthew Snyder signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Save a unique and important LA cultural landmark with wheels! Taco Trucks–Luncheros–are one of the few moments where you aren’t judged for you identity.

  545. JEC signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Keep on Truckin’–we’re with you in Texas!

    Si se Puede!

  546. dolores vasquez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Let the trucks remain. Everyone is entitled to free enterprise. If the established restaurant owners can’t compete with the taco trucks then perhaps they are in the wrong business! Besides, we are entitled to eat where we choose…be it a fine restaurant or a taco stand. These taco stands serve tasty,inexpensive fare & meet the needs of people from every walk of life.

  547. Sam signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    YA BASTA!

  548. benito martinez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    We NEED our good inexpensive food…

  549. Alex Meenehan signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  550. Lucas Gonze signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Up with taco trucks! Down with Gloria Molina and the L.A. Board of Supervisors!

  551. Asa Copithorne signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    As a Canadian who periodically visits your city, a highlight of my trips to LA has always been the wonderful food, and friendly folks I come across at various taco trucks around the city. The loss of this irreplacable part of LA culture would be a real tragedy!!

  552. chris elliott signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Please save our Tacos.

  553. David Trottie signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    No!

  554. Peter Albrecht signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Gloria
    How can you be so unresponsive to your constituents?

  555. Nick signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Tacos are good…jail is not…

  556. Ayana Haviv signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Please save our taco trucks – they are an LA landmark.

  557. Elizabeth Rincon signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Long live taco trucks!!

  558. xochitl ruiz signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    No, Taco Trucks may not be “Mexican,” but they are definitely very L.A. Save the Taco Truck!

  559. Ivan Santana signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    You can take our lives, but you can never take our tacos.

  560. Steve Raymond signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    love the tacos

  561. Joanne signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Que vivan los taco trucks!!!!

  562. NicoleG signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    let the tacos be!!

  563. Catherine Boggs signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    The ordinance is anti-capitalist. Taco truck operators and other street vendors are meeting a need and filling an unoccupied niche.

    Competition is the name of the game; if restaurants can’t compete, they need to alter their strategies, not legislate against competition.

    Imagine if car dealerships tried to outlaw buses because riding the bus hurt car sales! The argument wouldn’t wash, and neither does that of the restaurant owners.

  564. Renee Cossutta signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Save my lunch!

  565. ElenaW signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Save the taco trucks and the hardworking people who feed the public!!

  566. Artie Staint signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    OUTRAGEOUS!! First the taco truck, next the people!!

  567. Anita Langer signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Keep the taco trucks

  568. Alex signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Save!

  569. Anna A signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Who could object to delicious cheap food?

  570. Paul Cardona signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    where will i get food at 2 am?

  571. Lynne Eisler signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Ridiculous ordinance. Vote it down. We need the taco trucks and they need us.

  572. Ramón DeOliveira signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Another poorly thought out ordinance. What exactly do we pay government officials for.

  573. Michael Pess signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    One of our original cultural treasures! Don’t let them take the trucks away! Voters will remember.

  574. Brian Garcia signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Save our taco trucks!

  575. Mike Gordon signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    There is little enough life on L.A.’s streets. Taco trucks bring vibrancy,as well as some first-class cooking, to our city.

  576. Italia Almeida signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    good luck!

  577. Katherine Zeng signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    I LOVE TACO TRUCKS!

  578. Sami signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    There is ABSOLUTELY NO SOUND REASON why taco trucks should not be allowed to remain in business. Make no mistake: this is a classic incidence of wealthy interests attempting to impose their power by repressing the masses. Nobody would benefit except for restaurants who serve worse and more expensive food, and wealthy snotty gentrifiers who should move to orange county.

  579. Jonathan Cotton signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Save our trucks!

  580. Brett Johnson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    I’m hungry. Let’s get a taco.

  581. Jim Alexander signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Another time the gov’t is not representing the people, but simply relishing in their own power.

  582. Greg Rotter signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Celebrate taco culture…!

  583. Marco Federico signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    They are character defining feature of Los Angeles and a symbol of the multicultural harmony and the american dream.

  584. Yessica Jovel signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Taco trucks are a part of our cultural heritage, there is no LA without them!!

  585. Adam Lamas signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Fucking fascists! Stop making life more difficult for me! Much love, – me

  586. Audrey Barnard signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    I love my taco truck

  587. Brian Williams signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Wish I knew where a Taco truck was right now!!

  588. JENNIFER SIOUSSAT signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    I DONT KNOW WHAT WE WOULD DO WITH-OUT TACO TRUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  589. Ethan Salto signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    WE LOVE THE TACO TRUCKS

    IT’S ONE OF THE ONLY GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS BENIGHTED CITY

  590. George Eisler signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Repeal the assinine ordinance against tacotrucks now! It’s time for you to begin to improve this city and its services, not make it more difficult for hungry people and legal food sellers.

  591. Greg Nelson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    I choose which taco trucks to patronize based on their individual character. This unresearched law treats them more like commodities than eateries. We shouldn’t have to hunt for our favorite tacos. They’re an important part of my community’s (Highland Park’s) identity as anything else. If someone has an issue with a specific truck, let him/her resolve it directly with the owner of the truck; don’t penalize us taco lovers.

  592. Susanne Hall signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    These taco trucks are part of the cultural heritage and life of hour city; there must be a way to alleviate their impact on local businesses without basically outlawing them.

  593. C. Hess signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    one of the best parts of LA. would be sad to see them disappear.

  594. Nick Morrelli signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Viva Taco Bus!

  595. Nicholas Proudfoot signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Yum!

  596. F Ron Miller signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Save our taco trucks!!

  597. Joan Schaefer signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!

  598. Jessica Murphy signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Taco trucks are a defining character of Los Angeles and should not be closed. Law makers should focus their efforts into something more revelant such as…….. gangs, gas prices and rising food prices.

  599. Nicholas Scull signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Sounds like racism and classism to me.

  600. Stephanie Esparza signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    GENTRIFICATION AT ITS FINEST IN LOS ANGELES!

  601. Melanie Freeland signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Long live El Pique!

  602. Lauren Croman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    We support our taco trucks!

  603. Clare Mortensen signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    I don’t even live in L.A. and I’m outraged.

  604. Kelly Lopez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Support your Local Taco Trucks!!!!!!!

  605. Gina Enciso signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    The food that these trucks sell has the best taste. It is not their fault that other people don’t clean after themselves. They don’t have control over that. So why should they be punished over others actions?

  606. Yoshi Salaverry signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    This law wants to strip Los Angeles of one of the best, most unique aspects of its culture. Don’t let it happen!

  607. Jon Krampner signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Que vivan los tacos! Que vivan los burritos! Abajo con la politica! Ay, ay, ay, come y no llores!

  608. nate beaty signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    whatever, wtf is wrong with taco trucks?!

  609. Lauren Akins Ahkiam signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Taco trucks are not only a way for people to get good fresh affordable food, but also spend time outside in their community with their neighbors, and for the taco-truck owners to make a living doing what they love. Please allow trucks to stay parked for more than just a few hours and keep the lively culture of LA alive, and the streets full of people who love food and friends!

  610. Nir Shafir signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    ok

  611. jacob david signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    LA needs its taco trucks

  612. MCA signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    This is absurd. Just as every other city in the country is revisiting it’s food vendor ordinances to foster more street life…

  613. Noah Saul Bernstein signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Feed the people!

  614. A. J. Julius signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    we shall not be moved

  615. Maria Quezada signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    what next? divert your energy in doing something else that is more valuable to the community for example: fighting crime, drugs, sex predators, etc. I hope we never see you take a bite at a taco..

  616. Tommy Mercks signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Que vivan los tacos! Que vivan los tacos! Que vivan los tacos!

  617. Andy Trcka signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Good Luck! I love Taco Trucks!

  618. Sally McKissick signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Huh? What would we do without our taco trucks? What a stupid proposal.

  619. charlos maraganis signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    When i visit my 77 yr.old greek father he loves to site with his friends and neighbors chatting for hours. They don’t hurt the community they add a rich flavor of community spirit and comradeship!!! The government should butt out!!!! Leave the hard working and retired citizens alone and let them enjoy a small enjoyment!!!

  620. peter reginato signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Corporate mentality is ruining/running this country

  621. Noemi Rivera signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Save our Tacos!!

    Carne Asada is Not a Crime.

  622. Hani P. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Right On!

  623. Grace Bae signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  624. Jon signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    This proposal will hurt Taco truck owners and help *no one*

  625. Indrajeet Dixit signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Can we do away with those who oppose taco trucks? There needs to be petition for that!

  626. Stephen Tolkin signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    What, everything should be chain restaurants with inedible microwaved food? Do our cops have so much time on their hands that they can afford to enforce a ludicrous law like the one being proposed? Do not limit the trucks! They are part of the soul of our city!!!!!

  627. Dena signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    SAAAAAVE TACOS!!!!

  628. Jed Greene signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Please come to Chicago. We have nothing to eat here.

  629. Dennis P. Fuire signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    This is what happens when you put ridiculous people in charge. Of course, restaurant owners would like to legislate a more narrow competition, but last I checked, our capitalist system is based on free enterprise. If the people of Los Angeles did not want taco trucks, they would not buy from taco trucks.

  630. David Rosenberg signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Tacos taste best when sold from a four-wheeled vendor!

  631. Gina Enciso signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Taco Trucks Are THE BEST
    Taco Trucks Are THE BEST
    Taco Trucks Are THE BEST
    Taco Trucks Are THE BEST
    Taco Trucks Are THE BEST

  632. Tom Williams signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    This cannot stand!

  633. uda walker signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    These taquerias on wheels are the economic and gastronomic lifeblood of so many communities!!

  634. becky tsang signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    ridiculous complaints.

  635. Mimi Soo-Hoo signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Save our taco trucks!

  636. Eric Schemerhorn signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Let’s focus our energy on fighting real battles – this isn’t one of them! Keep the trucks!

  637. Andre Silme signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Leave the trucks alone!

  638. Zeta signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Viva El Taco!! Where are the Taco Poets?

  639. Nina signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    save the trucks!!!

  640. Mores McWreath signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    The Dude definitely does not abide. This is one to stand up for!

  641. Kiri Patel signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    leave them trucks alone!

  642. Seth Schulberg signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    L.A. without taco trucks just wouldn’t be the same.

  643. Andrew Perchuk signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    The supervisors should try to fix some of Los Angeles’s real problems, instead of hassling hard working people.

  644. Yoshi Salaverry signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    I’m pro-taco, anti-gentrification!

  645. shawn oakley signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Taco justice

  646. Champ McKiver signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    NEVER TOY WITH THE PEOPLES’ TACOS

  647. DEBORAH KLUGMAN signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    I don’t own one of these trucks nor do I patronize them. But my opinion is that this ordinance is an outrage – at any time but especially at a time of economic downturn when people are struggling to make a living and others just to eat.
    How about crawling out of the pockets of big business interests and giving struggling vendors a chance?

  648. Drew Varady signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Taco Trucks are an iconic image of California and Hispanic culture

  649. Daniel Rodriguez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    I, like Yoshi, am “pro-taco, anti-gentrification!”

  650. Shyam Taco signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    i love to see them on the streets…feel like i am back home :D

  651. John LaChapelle signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Don’t mess with the Taco carts, man!

  652. Henriquez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Save the tacos!

  653. Lily Kerrigan signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Seems like back-handed racism to me.

  654. Daniel Lemke signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    I love tacos that come from a truck! I live in Aloha, OR, and we have 2-3 per parking lot there. If this horrible law passes, you all can join us in sunny Aloha, OR.

    I also prefer to buy my candy bars from these trucks.

  655. Kelly Walker signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    I grew up in Los Angeles and find a soft spot whenever I encounter a taco truck in other states or countries. They’re an important tradition. In this age of collapsing public and social space — thanks to the Internet and all manner of technology — we need the space of the taco truck as a place to gather and be human to each other.

  656. Jessica Falarski signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Save our trucks! They are a vital part of angeleno economy and culture!

  657. lisa dragani signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    save the taco!

  658. Glendora Whetstone signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Carne Asada is NOT a crime!

  659. Elizabeth Trinidad signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Taco Trucks are great when you only have a 30 min. lunch and to go out to the restaurant and place an order by the time you get your food you pretty much have to return to work. Please let them stay!!

  660. Kimberly Traube signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    I am against this proposal.

  661. Darah Gillum signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    this is a disgrace to los angeles and makes me extremely sad. let’s work our hardest to save our trucks!

  662. Lucy signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Taco trucks are a vital part of the LA cultural landscape – gentrification and sanitization are not the ideal!

  663. Michael Carrillo signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    It is sad to hear that politicians gave in to the local businesses and their cries to rid the town of taco trucks. Taco trucks have been a part of the history and culture of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. It is sad to hear that Gloria Molina and others, who’s campaigns are sure to benefit from the passing of this legislation, were so quick to sell out a part of Los Angeles culture. It is time for the people to stand up against corrupt legislators looking for hand-me-downs from local businesses in exchange for favorable legislation.

  664. Elaine Ahn signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    save the trucks!

  665. Victor Maciel signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    This is plain pathetic. First they go after the bacon-wrapped hot dog vendors now this. How many “legitimate” businesses have gotten their start with a truck or street cart (*coughKingTacocough*)? Gloria Molina is another politician on the take sticking it to a hardworking, yet politically disenfranchised group.

  666. Siddharth Dasgupta signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Tacos:LA :: Hot dog stands:NY :: Deep dish pizza:Chicago

  667. Kara Smith signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!! Carne Asada is definitely NOT a crime!!

  668. Nathan Copeland signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    I eat from Taco Truck at least 2 a week when I didn’t have a car they saved me from walking to taco bell and run back

  669. Alex Gagnon signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Taco Wagons are to Los Angeles, as Blood is to the Human Body. (Even if there isnt any blood in my Veggie Nopales tacos)
    — [Un-incorporated Los Angeles bordering Pasadena]

  670. Larry signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Tacos = Bread of Life

    Long live the taco!

  671. Mark Chase signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    The taco truck is to LA what the taco stand is to a Mexican City… can you bring them to Boston?

  672. C Reed signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Taco trucks = Mejor Vida Para Todos. It’s like a Steve & Barry’s, a WalMart or a Payless… provides afordable sustenance…. because I like to pay less for a Taco al Carbon than a Soy Milk Latte and know that I’m supporting a proprieter that provides a great service at a great price.

  673. Molly K. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    This is another ridiculous attempt to gentrify (oh-sorry-“clean up”) our wonderfully diverse city. Ugh.

  674. Stacy signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Viva la taco truck!


  675. on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Tacos are life!

  676. Jeremy Arca signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    KEEP IT ALIVE!

  677. Rob Helphand signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Save the trucks – they define our city and our culture!

  678. eli sills signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    odelay carnal

  679. zak f. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    taco trucks are an integral part of this city’s culinary landscape. dictating where they can be and for how long would be putting them at risk, please don’t do it.

  680. charles signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    if the restaurant cannot compete with the truck, it must be a pretty sorry restaurant and a worse chef/cook

  681. Kathy Bayham signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    If this evil precedent is set, it will empower xenophobes in other municipalities (like Tucson where I live) to squeeze out one of our most beloved regional cultural fixtures. To see them go would be as detrimental and hearbreaking as when those old Bob’s Big Boy statues began disappearing. They are Americana, with better flavor!

  682. Scott Paulin signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Taco access is essential to a free and democratic society.

  683. Audrey signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    taco trucks are not ice cream trucks!

  684. Jonathan Feldman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Superb. Let’s not stop until we’ve turned the entire city into The Grove. Be realistic. Demand the impossible.

  685. Danielle Tenner signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    save the tacos

  686. Sheila Dvorak signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    I love all Taco Trucks, and I want them to be able to keep feeding me for such a good price. Who has the money to eat anywhere else???

  687. Josh signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    The trucks help to define Los Angeles. I live in New York and what we have in Brooklyn and Queens (some very good, but not enough of them) reminds me all the time how lucky you Angelanos have it. Don’t let these guys be swept away! They work their asses off and deserve all the support that you can give them. Go eat tacos tonight! And tomorrow!

  688. Jose Luis Hernandez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Save the taco truck,

    Taco trucks are always there for us when we need them. Tacos de asada are best.

  689. Philip Martin signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    We must keep the taco trucks.

  690. Larry Vasquez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Don’t mess with out Taco Trucks you Damn Haters!!!

  691. Brian Sawers signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Taco trucks are the best thing about California.

  692. Daniel Vidales signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Save the trucks!!! I need my protein

  693. Stefan Pastor signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    We cant live without our taco trucks moving every hour

  694. Desiree Glasgow signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Please save the taco trucks – to pass this bill would be a start to an end of the freedom of America, what makes America unique, the hope & dream of starting your own business – starting from nothing and making something. Passing this bill is a travesty against the American dream of free enterprise. Save the taco trucks – save American Freedom.

  695. Jon Bauer signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    are ice cream trucks next?

  696. Omar Gonzalez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    They need to look for something more productive to remove than taco trucks. How about gangs and violence?

  697. Diana signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    I like tacos

  698. Daniel Lemke signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Please add a series of desktop backgrounds and buddy icons. I am using the “Carne Asada is not a Crime” as my background AS WE SPEAK, and would like more, please.

  699. Don Kilhefner, Ph.D. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Supervisior Molina et al: Working class people have enough trouble making ends meet in our County
    without you making it more difficult. Leave the taco trucks alone and fix our public health system
    instead, a responsibility of the County supervisors at which you have failed miserably.

  700. won kim signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    You already took the grilled meat carts from us: leave our tacos alone!!!

  701. Erik Becker signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    For a free and open market!

  702. Alex signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Taco trucks make LA great!

  703. Kristin Martin signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Protect free enterprise. Let the taco trucks roll on!

  704. Oscar Rebolledo signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Best Tacos north of the border, period.

  705. Peter Curtis signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Viva taco trucks!

  706. Sarah O'Farrell signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    I support all street food vendors–let the little guy live, too!

  707. Mark signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Yo, viva La Taco!

  708. Ana De Santiago signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Shame on Supervisor Molina. I grew up in her district and am still on of her constituents; this law alone will makes me question how in touch she really is with the community. This law is totally incompatible with how a lot of the residents feel about the role taco trucks have in LA.

  709. Mike Schmidt signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Why do people look for things to be bothered about? Save the Trucks!

  710. Catherine Taft signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    To prohibit taco trucks is to undermine an important social and economic aspect of Angeleno culture and what makes this city unique.

  711. Jeff Shiffman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    The people who own these trucks have a right to make a living just as much as anybody else, and we the people have a right to choose to patronize these businesses.

  712. Michael Bent signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    How can these establishments be expected to continue service with such a short window in which they must change location? This ordinance is unfair and an underhanded way of getting them off the street. It is ill conceived and benefits no one. Long live the taco trucks!

  713. Jeffery Dorer signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Now is an especially bad time economically to be limiting people’s budget dining options. Just another law that punishes the working class.

  714. Andrew Wang signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Keep up the carne asada & carnitas!

  715. Eileen Lyon signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Tacos rule! Supervisors drool!

  716. Ricardo Ojeda signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    This is wrong. For all the Gringos complaining, they eat at the taco trucks more than Mexicans.

  717. Nicholas Belair signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Gloria Molina needs to get her head straight and go eat some tacos

  718. rusty logsdon signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    taco trucks are part of what makes LA great

  719. Drew Bienemann signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    these people run their lives around these trucks. you can’t make them move.

  720. Caitlin Feurey signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    yay tacos

  721. Tom Marble signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Taco Trucks are part of the fabric of Northeast LA and beyond.

    Check out this link:http://www.polarinertia.com/jan06/taco01.htm

  722. Tom L signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Don’t take away the taco trucks!

  723. Mikey Pendola signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    I love taco trucks!

  724. Taylor signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    where else can you get amazing food for less than 5$?


  725. on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    The makers of the Taco Toaster are 100% behind the taco trucks!

  726. Sam Foreman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Stop the madness before it reaches NYC!!!

  727. t.moon signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    WHY???
    LEAVE THEM BE!!!!!

  728. Peter Bergman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Let people eat and earn a living, conveniently.

  729. Shag signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    I love those tacos.

  730. Kevin Rollins signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Please save the taco trucks. These folks not only provide great food, but make honest, legitimate business. Don’t take away their lively hood by making it hard for them. Please go chase some tax evaders and white collar criminals and NOT these everyday folks.

  731. Carolyn Turnovsky signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Stop these senseless attacks on hardworking members – friends and neighbors – of the community.

  732. Kunal Patel signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Everyone loses out, local customers and taco truck owners.

  733. Emily Topper signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Let the taco trucks stay, especially the ones in Highland Park.

  734. rebecca wardell signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    This is an attack on an entire group of citizens of Los Angeles and it is unwarranted.

  735. Richard Edelman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Whenever we travel to Los Angeles, a highlight is stopping at our favorite taco truck. This crazy law would destroy that. People come from all over the world to eat at LA taco trucks. Keep the tradition alive. Que viva los taco trucks!

  736. Marie Tobin signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Just because they’re affordable, it doesn’t make them “unfair competition” to nearby restaurants! This is absurd!

  737. Poly signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    In these times of economic uncertainty, we need our Taco Trucks friends to help us get by!!

  738. Ryan Suske signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    I love tacos

  739. Philippe Dandoy signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Don’t destroy this! It’s part of my life and culture.

  740. Nate Barrett signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    I’ve had better food at the taco truck than at a 4-star restaurant!

  741. geoff case signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    This is part of the fabric of los angeles – part of what makes us a unique city……….

  742. Frank L Rico signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Suprevisor Molina has had too many tacos sitting down, and it shows, at gentrified inauthentic places like El Torito. She would benifit from sampling some carne asada on her feet at the foot of her nearest taco truck. Keep the taco revolt going and the supervisors feet to the fire.

  743. Brian Chan signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Leave taco trucks alone!

  744. Patrick Sandefur signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Tacos.

  745. Shayne Eastin signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    *AHEM* Hey city of Los Angeles…I love taco trucks…I think pretty much everyone who lives in LA does…I feel as though there are more important issues you should be focusing on than asking taco trucks to relocate every hour. Viva La Taco Trucks

  746. Adam Greenhouse signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    eagle rock = taco trucks

  747. Christine Lopes signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    This is ridiculous!!! Save the taco trucks!!!

  748. Philip Isenberg signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Aside from the fact that the food is the absolute best, these vendors are a cultural icon of Los Angeles, provide immigrant entrepreneurs with a limited capital the chance to start their own business and at the same time provide the general public with hot, tasty, and above all fresh food while we are on the go. Let them be!

  749. Jan Lepicovsky signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Let the roach coach stay!!

  750. Terra signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    signer’ 730 said it…NYC will be next… nip it the butt NOW!! we dont want to lose the best Falafel stands in the world!!

  751. John Love signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Ths is an idiotic law.

  752. Jeff Cavallaro signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!!!

  753. Christina Martinez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    let the trooka stay

  754. Beth Tronstein signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    This law is absurd.

  755. Nicholas Torres signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    just what a country in a recession needs, more unemployed people.

  756. Charles Thomas signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    This is a ridiculous ordinance. Aside from how good the tacos are at taco trucks (generally much better than what can be ordered at a restaurant), these trucks are a huge part of LA culture. Why would you want to take them away?

  757. Fritz Haeg signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!
    what were you thinking?

  758. Rick Sinn signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    What problem is this “law” solving?

  759. Meg Leidy signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Save Taco Trucks!

  760. Eric Schwartz signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Save an integral part of Los Angeles

  761. MELISSA GOODWIN signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    DO NOT TAKE AWAY MY TACO TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  762. Horacio A. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    don’t take the livelihood of these hard-working families. we need better solutions

  763. Maria signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    inexpensive, fresh food for all workers!

  764. Shirley Chiang signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Just leave the one on Lincoln alone!! Thanks!

  765. Roxana Alba signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Please save the taco truck do not change anything. The sun rises everyday for everybody I don’t see any competition at all with the restaurants.

  766. Norma L. Garcia signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    What happened to giving the little guy a break? He needs to feed his kids too. What? Are McDonald’s, Jack in the Box and Burger King loosing too much business? Are they maybe paying off our elected officials? Hmmmmm…..

  767. Frank Stevens signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    I know people in Paris who would kill to be able to go to a taco truck!

  768. Sarah T. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    One of the last bastions of inexpensive, yet QUALITY food left! What happened to free enterprise and the AMERICAN dream? Save the trucks!

  769. jacqui grallo signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Keep tacos wheeled!

  770. Lisa Katnic signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    My neighborhood will not be the same without it’s beloved taco trucks. We love and support them!

  771. John Horton signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    the taco truck must be saved!

  772. sancho panza signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    taco vendors are great role models for illiterate monkeys. for too long our proud people (viva la raza!)have been forced into professions and universities! let’s sell old lengua and slop to the pendejos too stupid to go to smart and final and buy this garbage.

  773. eric n. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Power to the taco.

  774. valeri pfahning signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    taco trucks are a part of LA. save the taco trucks!!!

  775. Otto Timmons signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Save our Taco Trucks!

  776. leyna signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    viva los taco trucks!

  777. Marvin Kim signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Keep the Tacos!

  778. Daniel Kumiega signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    I LOVE taco trucks! They offer an affordable alternative to other food establishments. They are convenient, quick, cheap, and delicious.

  779. james Lamont signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    I totally support the taco trucks. They are no threat to local restaurants.

  780. Michael Satran signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    I don’t even live in LA, and I want this law repealed. Long ago, when I was a college student, sometime in the 80’s and 90’s, food trucks existed on my campus and were open until around 2 AM.

    College students spend a lot of money. This money is spent based on the fact that they are A) Drunk and B) Food trucks have low prices.

    So, if these students don’t have a place to spend this money, there will be twice as many DUIs, and money won’t flow into the economy, which California desperately needs.

    In an economic downturn, even the guys who are rich stockbrokers are going to dump money into these taco trucks from time to time.

    In the hope that California will not cut it’s own economic throat as one of the most heavily populated states of the union, and not promote drunk driving by making reckless college students drive on empty stomachs, it behooves me as an American citizen to sign this petition.

    To this day, I miss the “grease trucks” at my old university. It’s a sad day when law enforcement tries to get rid of man’s second need, of which the first is water, and the second is food.

    Don’t let this happen. It’s downright unamerican.

  781. gary turner signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    A deplorable law with racist overtones. Leave the taco trucks ALONE!

  782. Horacio A. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    we need to have better solutions that don’t hurt hard-working families.

  783. Abraham Briseno signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Let the customers decide whether or not to eat at these taco trucks. Stay out of Los Angelinos menu decisions.

  784. Andy Bellows signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    it’s supervisor molina who needs to move along.

  785. Eddie Bonin signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Save the tacos.

  786. Hadley Arnold signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Taco trucks=economic incubators; cheap, easy diverse, neighborly, outdoor social space; tasty food cheap; cultural resilience in the face of global homogeneity; and moderate to low environmental impact. what’s the problem?

  787. Alex Mendez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Save these LA institutions. ELA no LA would not be LA without them taco trucks.

  788. Isela g. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    thus a crimen to work legaly……you molina should take hand on those inlegal selling food on cars those who do not pay taxes. thus the one you should focus on.

    there is tacos truck on the same spot many year even decades, because to maintain a clientes is not easy. this people therE only crime is to work thus not fair .YOU GLORIA MOLINA CAN DO BETTER FOR THIS COMMUNITY OF TACOS MOBILES.

    NO SON UNA CARGA PARA EL ESTADO DE CALIFORNIA NI FEDERAL, SON GENTE ENTREPRENUER QUIEREN TRABAJAR DINAMENTE Y QUE SENA RECONOSIDOS POR SU LABOR.

  789. Anya Creightney signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    I live in Los Angeles for four years during college and some of my best memories include local taco trucks. Don’t take them away!

    They are a great representation of Los Angeles culture; where else can you grab a taco in your slippers and chat with late night clubbers?

  790. k. kumar signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    I love taco trucks!

  791. Catherine Kim signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    el ranchito for life!
    save our trucks and our carne asada!!

  792. Peter Grymes signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Viva la Tacos! Don’t you dare touch them!!!

  793. jennifer oh signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    i contribute to our local vendors. save our taco trucks! i just visited one yesterday!

  794. Cecilia Cruz signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    All of us latinos and whites, all!!!!!!!! races love tacos….

  795. patricia soto signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Keep all taco trucks!!Fight crime, not tacos!!!

  796. melissa ba signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    i love tacos

  797. magaly perez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    shame on the supervisors!

  798. Steve Siebert signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Knocking down the little guys and removing a beacon that encourages us to get out of our cars and have a meal alongside our neighbors… this is a terrible law that benefits only a few while punishing many. Is it too much to ask our city leaders to use moderation and involve public discussion prior to making a decision of this magnitude?

    Good thing the L.A.P.D doesn’t have more pressing matters to attend to.

  799. Carsten Rodin signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS! I haven’t had the opportunity to visit any in Los Angeles, but in the Skagit Valley of Washington State, equally awesome taco trucks roam freely (and stay freely). They’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me, food-wise. I’m not even kidding.

  800. Roberto signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Seriously? Everybody loves tacos. And trucks.

  801. Jennifer Esperanza signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Save our trucks! Save Los Angeles culture!

  802. Eric Holt signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!

  803. chris mcpherson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    what will I eat?

  804. kevin reid signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    people need this.

  805. Doug Miller signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    I’m writing in praise of fish tacos.

  806. Rodrigo signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Lourdes Caracoza (“People say this is part of our culture. I don’t recall any towns in Mexico having taco trucks.”) is wrong. There are taco trucks in Mexico. There’s even taco cars and taco bikes.

  807. Andy S. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Stop picking on hardworking people. Taco trucks are a part of the unique culture of L.A. Make Tacos, Not War.

  808. JEFF GLASS signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    This has got to be one of the stupidest things Iv’e heard in a while. People gather around trucks all the time. In fact I ate another great lunch today at the work site with strangers and friends. Leave them alone


  809. on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Long live the taco!

  810. Johnny B Goode signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    If you make the taco trucks move around every hour, you only create more traffic, pollution and the unnecessary waste of expensive gas. You might as well ban them altogether. I personally do not eat from taco trucks and could care less if they are here or not but this new ordinance doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.

  811. Adam Timrud signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Ridiculous. Why impugn a Los Angeles tradition? Man, I love taco trucks. This is absurd.

  812. Ed Stalcup signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Don’t take the trucks away.

  813. JACK ANDERSON signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    I JUST GOT HERE TO LA, AND THESE TRUCKS WERE ONE OF THE PERKS!

  814. Ed Stalcup signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Please save the taco trucks. They are part of our culture.

  815. Jonathan Kim signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Let my taco trucks go

  816. Alex signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Power to the Tacos!!!!!!

  817. Ann Stalcup signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    I love the taco trucks.

  818. Ever Arias signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    me love tacos!

  819. Newton signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    This is just government laziness. There are other ways to placate your tax-paying constituents without punishing taco trucks (and those of us who love them) to this extreme degree. With a little bit of thought, a solution could be devised that placates business owners and taco truck lovers alike. Please quit hiding behind the “health” issue: If the concern was truly about the “health and welfare of residents” then the government should be trying to shut them down or clean them up (a truck that moves every 60 minutes is no more or less safe than one that sits in one place all day). If the concern is about unfair business practices, create legislation that gets to the heart of that issue, rather than punishing all trucks, regardless of their impact on the surrounding business.

    Just quit being lazy at the expense of the Taco Truck Community.

    (and where do I get my “Carne Asada is Not a Crime” t-shirt?)

  820. Trevor La Presle signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    save the trucks!

  821. G. Leggio signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    The taco trucks are put of the unique culture of L.A. that will surely be ruined if the ordinance passes.

  822. David Gilbreth signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    S.O.T.T.!

  823. Emery C. Martin signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Not only are they a cultural icon, but it seems the punishment is a bit unusual and disproportional to the crime. Seriously 6 months in prison, it seems like a scare tactic. Also, the one hour movement rule seems arbitrary at best without much motivation beyond some smoke and mirrors. Molina, your starting to sound like Michael Chertoff and our favorite government agency the Department of Homeland Security.

  824. Nick K. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Palador Oaxaqueno has the pastor and chorizo on lock! Love you guys!

  825. Wan Chin signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Why not. Either LA city established a grocery/food place every street corner, or they let the Taco trucks fill the gap where the big biz failed to address.

    Tighter sanitary regulations sounds good btw.

  826. ND Towery signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Keep local food culture alive!

  827. Jake White signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    These trucks are part of an endangered southern california street culture which must not yeild to a (frankly) racist enforcement of a parking law. Restaurants that claim that their businesses are being adversely affected by the presence of these trucks, are simply wrong.

  828. Marionne Epalle signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Why make life difficult for people making an honest living – and those seeking an honest taco?

  829. Smokey Forester signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Please ease up on the taco trucks. They serve a valuable and tasty mission in Los Angeles. I love them!

  830. Nhien Barros signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    There are many other more pressing issues to focus on than our taco trucks. Leave our small slice of happiness alone.

  831. daniel pineda signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    TACO ZONE SUADERO!

  832. Keith Wiley signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    i can’t live without taco trucks.

  833. Robert Hardy signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    “unfair competition” seems almost laughable. What about unfair competition by taco bell etc?

  834. Jeffrey Hatfield signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    viva la tacos

  835. Brad Meyer signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    This is complete BS. Leave the trucks alone, otherwise the whole mobile-food industry will suffer!

  836. Omar Sanchez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    I guess the land of oppurtunity changed its mind… again.

  837. Justin Oppmann signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    .

  838. Nick Christoffersen signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    I love taco trucks! I wish there was one near me for lunch! Someone please bring their taco truck to somewhere near La Cienega and 3rd St.

  839. Bradley Schnell signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    “These trucks are part of an endangered southern california street culture which must not yeild to a (frankly) racist enforcement of a parking law. Restaurants that claim that their businesses are being adversely affected by the presence of these trucks, are simply wrong.”

    Of this, I agree.

  840. Sean Ford signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  841. Patrick Reagan signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Not only do I like tacos, but I also like trucks.

  842. john zalewski signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    we want our flavor!

  843. Ignacio Roman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Taco Trucks are legitimate businesses founded on the spirit of capitalism that makes this country great. Why is Gloria picking on the mexicans?

  844. Amy S signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    laws should not be designed to destroy culture

  845. victor estrada signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Taco trucks are the best!

  846. Robert Hennessey signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    You would think that the local politicians would have more pressing issues to address !!

  847. Ellie Phillips signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Save our Taco Trucks!

  848. Jennifer Arrington signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Would be so sad to lose my favorite taco trunk on Rose Ave.

  849. Cody Winn signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    save the mobile tacos

  850. Fern Martin signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Viva los taco trucks!!

  851. Maureen Callahan signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    All we are saying is give tacos a chance

  852. Tyler Emmett signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    I don’t understand the logic. I like all of my eateries to be mobile.

  853. Kristin L. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:29 pm

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  854. Amanda signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    ¡Viva los taqueros!

  855. ROBERT JOHN THOMAS signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Who can argue w/ delcious, inexpensive food – why is the city making it harder to get ???

  856. Michael Villet signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    These entrepreneurs provide a food service that the community obviously wants (otherwise they would eat at restaurants!), and they are as close as you can get to the American ideal of building your own business from scratch. Why punish them for their success?

  857. ACC signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    the taco trucks are part of LA’s beautifully diverse history and culture. taking the taco trucks away by enforcing never-used statutes, deprives angelenos of multiple, quaint neighborhood traditions. it is like stripping the city of it’s heritage.

  858. Karl signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    hi

  859. Lona Lee signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    stop the gentrification and save the trucks!

  860. Brohm Steve signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Back Off Gov’t!

  861. Rebecca Bueno signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Mom and Pop shops are the backbone of our economy and taco trucks are the ultimate in Mom and Pop shops. Vivan los loncheros!

  862. Michael Baird signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Please listen to the people.

  863. Diana Deene signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    I embrace everyone in this situation with God’s ever expanding love, knowing that God is All and In All therefore nothing needs to be pushed against. The person who finds a taco truck an eyesore may tomorrow find the color dress I’m wearing an eyesore as well. It is impossible to totally regulate all areas of life. Instead let’s bless our blessings and appreciate all aspects of life in all their beautiful nuances.

  864. Carla Stange signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Let the people eat TACOS.
    Work on smog instead……

  865. Bill Waldman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Save the trucks, save the culture, save this part of LA’s urban heritage.

  866. David Mandell signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    The taco truck people work hard for many hours a day. They provide a valuable service to the people of LA. The polticians ought to leave them alone.

  867. Lisa L Mariotta signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Don’t take away the TACO TRUCKS!

  868. Paul L Gaffner signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Let the taco trucks stay as long as they are parked legally and not endangering anyone.

  869. Johanna Romero signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Save taco trucks!

  870. Adam Rubin signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    I brake for carne asada.

  871. Beatriz signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Let the trucks be there, they are hard working people that are trying to make a living and as long as they keep their area clean and are not endangering the lives of any individual they should have the right to be there.

  872. Greg Gaines signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Taco trucks are more american than Taco Bell and their little dog, too! Only communist and al qaeda want to see the end of the taco trucks. That’s right, I got my eyes on you Ivan bin Laden! God Bless America and God Bless the Taco Truck!!!!

  873. Deborah Stern signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    I support free enterprise.

  874. Arturo Rivera signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Keep the Taco trucks, they are a valuable resource for our neighborhoods. And they are an entry point for micro enterprise development. they are part of the history and fabric of life in LA. Be at peace!

  875. Daniel Medina signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks.

  876. Brett Simon signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Taco trucks make my life better. A lot better.


  877. on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    The taco trucks in our area are critical to supporting the local businesses, allowing employees a means to access good affordable food in a reasonable ammount of time from the office. More importantly, the taco trucks add to the cultural flavor of our area which is a signature of the melting pot that we love as california. This is more american than McDonalds when you think about it. Keep the trucks!

  878. Brett Rogers signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Save our souls!

  879. Amy Anderson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Save the taco trucks.

  880. veronica garay signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    restaurant owners need to find a better way to promote their own businesses. taking away taco trucks will likely not bring more customers in through their doors. Let the consumer decide!

  881. Logan Clark signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    This type of work is a way for many who are not accomodated by our racist economic system to take advantage of capitalism and provide a living for themselves.

  882. Erica signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Fred’s Taco on Colorado Blvd in Eagle Rock is the best!

  883. Marc signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    They can’t keep lead out of our children’s drinking faucets, but they want to stop us from enjoying tacos. Something is rotten in the City of Los Angeles.


  884. on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Save the Tack Truck!!!

  885. Sarah Sable signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Taco trucks are the first step in the American Dream of being your own boss and running a thriving business. Additionally, they provide delicious food at low cost to the neighborhoods they serve. Save the taco trucks!!!

  886. Sandra Wolber signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    As the L.A. Times wrote in its editorial, “Mobile entrepreneurs are just as deserving of an opportunity to make a living as brick-and-mortar businesses.”

  887. Jeff F signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Leave it to LA bureaucrats to implement a rule that forces people to use more gas. I support free enterprise.

  888. Ruben Ramirez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    We have enough laws! Please reject absurd ones like this one that wastes gas and contributes to pollution, causes unemployment and promotes hunger. God save us.

  889. Tiffany Lam signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    I’ve been living in East LA all my life and taco trucks are an integral part of this community.

  890. derick bulkley signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    free taco trucks!

  891. Kat signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Taco trucks are one of my favorite things about my hometown. I’m not down with giving that up. What happened to valuing culture?

  892. Mike Schneider signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    save the tacos!

  893. bram muller signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    stop this paranoid witch hunt

  894. Brian Bloch signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    L.A. doesn’t need to protect the city against its own people making a living. It’s a dumb proposal.

  895. Harish Bhat signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    I would not have survived 5 years in SoCal without taco trucks.

  896. Stephanie Woyak signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Restaurant owners who are complaining about taco trucks taking away business should spend their time improving their food quality and service. The American economy has been built on competition so let’s have the consumer decide.

  897. Margaret signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Life is hard enough without having to pick up your business every hour and move to another location. Draconian madness!


  898. on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    the taco truck on my street is clean, fresh, and amazingly good. it is part of the community, what i love about living here. and it adds value to the neighborhood!

  899. Adrian Uribe signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    They have tried to do this in other major cities like Sacramento, but failed.

    Fight the Power!

  900. John Paul Horstmann signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Street vendors are an important part of any city. What would Philly be without soft pretzels and water ice on the corner? And how are those just starting out in business supposed to survive in a city crowded with fast food chains and high rents?

  901. winfield o'brien signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    the taco trucks are a cherished part of los angeles’ culture. dislodging the trucks and disenfranchising their patrons, who would then chase down their daily lunch, will create havoc!

    rescind this absurd ordinance

  902. Katherine Wright signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    i love my taco trucks!

  903. Jessica Giles signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Taco trucks are not a crime!

  904. Zach Bernstein signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  905. Danieal Kelly signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Carnitas, Asada, Pollo, Queso, Verduras, Al Pastor…..diversity is what we need. Stop franchising LA!!!

  906. Nicole Valmonte signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Taco Trucks FTW!

  907. Rebecca Beluk signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    This measure is ridiculous and silly. Support our small business owners.

  908. Jeremy Volk signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Preserve the culture of our city.

  909. Sonia Ojeda signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    I was raised in L.A. and Taco trucks have been a staple since my youth.
    Let the legislators tackle things that are more important to our society…like the welfare of our children & crime in our cities!!! That’s more important than trying to get our ‘Taco trucks’ off the streets.

  910. Matt Kresling signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    For chrissake, can’t you find something worthwhile to regulate?

  911. ESMICHARD HERNANDEZ signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS

  912. J. Winston signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Thanks for doing this

  913. mario signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Name the restaurants that are complaing. address, location

  914. LUCIA HENRIQUEZ signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS.

  915. Paul A. Rinis signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Taco and lunch trucks were part of my college ritual in Philadelphia. The students could not survive without them! Let them stay and serve the people who love them, it’s some of the best food in the city.

  916. Mary Bowles signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Please save the Taco Trucks! An LA tradition!

    Great food at affordable prices! This is an LA thing! We need more of these great eateries on wheels!
    Please, Save the Taco Trucks!

  917. Daniel Velasquez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    WTF!

  918. mario signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    I have seen all councilman having tacos next to the trucks

  919. Daniel Velasquez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Carne Asada is not a crime!

  920. Rachael signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Don’t take away the tacos!

  921. Christian Hokenson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Save the taco trucks, end onerous and punitive regulations and Vote Libertarian!

  922. Ben signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    There Will Be Tacos!!!

    You think your government could defeat my Mexican wonder foods? *hahaha* ~ inspired by “There Will Be Blood” =D

  923. Kirk Olgin signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Mas es mejor!!!!!!!!!!

  924. Spencer Jackson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    This new law is another example of the shameless pandering to business interests that is so common on the local level of government. In taking the side of restaurant owners, Supervisor Molina has opposed the will of the vast majority of her constituents. She is banking on this favor to some of her more well connected constituents going unnoticed. Unfortunately for her, it appears the people have organized.

  925. susan church signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    I’m a property owner on Eagle Rock Blvd and would have to sell my building if Gorditas Lupita were to have to move from their current parking spot. Leaving every night is enough!!

  926. Bill Dotson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Free your stomach, and your mind will follow.

  927. Carmen Chavarria signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    I love taco trucks!!

  928. Cody signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    viva los taco trucks!

  929. Casey signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Please save the trucks. I eat lunch at one every day!

  930. Adam Raabe signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    As food disappears, so does civilization!

  931. Stephen A. Kanter signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:06 pm

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  932. Emily Eder signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    These people are providing a service to the community! Let them stay!

  933. John signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    WTF indeed.

  934. jedediah caesar signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    city on wheels!

  935. Christina Bechstein signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Don’t take our culture away,this is so important!~

  936. R Yo signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Gloria, Gloria, Gloria . . .

    (El Patron, Laurel Cyn Blvd, Pacoima, in the house!)

  937. Alina signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    ditto

  938. david noles signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    this is ridiculous. it’s one of the only cheap ways to start a legitimate restaurant business. and i love tacos.

  939. christine haynes signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    can’t we all just get along? there’s room for both taco trucks and restaurants. come on people.

  940. Jean Dalton signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    These trucks are an institution in Los Angeles. Why does anyone think it’s fair to rob hard working people of their livelihoods?

  941. Dolores Perez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    THIS LAW STINKS – THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO MAKE A LIVING AND TO CHARGE WHATEVER FOR THEIR FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  942. Galen Fairbanks signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    que viva los tacos!

  943. Alex Jones signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Living in Los Angeles over the last seven years, the taco truck has become a staple of LA’s identity in my mind. To lose this experience, would be a blow to our city. Unlike most restaurants, there is a real communal aspect to gathering together and eating in the city, rather than at a table tucked away inside a building.

    With regard to complaints from restaurants over increased competition, it’s hard to sympathize. Competition is good for the consumer and the taco truck fills a unique niche.

    As much as anything, this feels like an attack on the little guy – an attack the small entrepreneur – an attack on the guy with a couple bucks in his pocket looking for a bite to eat.

  944. Leeat signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    go taco trucks!

  945. Chris Barnicle signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Let the trucks stay!

  946. John McDowell signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    It’s been a long time since I live in LA and behind the orange curtain, but I still miss my tacos, burritos, and more. Save the trucks!

  947. Christina signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    what is the purpose of moving every hour? am i to drive around in circles?

  948. John Jarrold signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Taco trucks: forget about LA, come to NYC!!!

  949. J Clark signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Taco Wagons Unite!

  950. Gale Wolfe signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    In solideraty with our beloved Bubby’s Burritos of Red Hook,NY. Power to the people. Good food must fight on.

  951. Mateo signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Taco trucks 4 eva!

  952. Drew Biehle signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    It’s food. It’s good. If it weren’t, we wouldn’t patronize the trucks. If the restaurants serve quick, delicious meals, too, then they have nothing to worry about. And if children are running across the street and getting hit by stationary taco trucks, that’s not an issue with the trucks. Where’s the love?

  953. Tyler Johnson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Taco Trucks are a quintessential element of Los Angeles– don’t take them away!

  954. Claudia Meza signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    The policy makers of Los Angeles need a priority check. Viva Los Luncheros!

  955. Paul Leonard signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    The taco truck is one of the best things about L.A. Don’t mess this one up.

  956. A. Karel signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    The restriction is too great…unreasonable and unnecessarily short period of time. We urge the county government NOT to pass the proposed restriction. There are other, effective, less restrictive means of protecting the rights of restaurant owners, truck owners and the public.

  957. yabo signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    … save the trucks … !

  958. Patricia Resnick signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    First, I grew up in Los Angeles, and one of the things I love about my home is the street food. It’s part of what makes LA, LA.
    Second, sometimes a taco truck is what I can afford and what’s available. And it’s good food. They don’t compete with restaurants; that’s like saying we should outlaw oranges so people will eat more apples.
    If the restaurants want my business for lunch, give me a regular source for a delicious, fast $3 lunch. Don’t the restaurants realize that if I get my lunch for $3 from a taco truck, it makes it easier for me to afford their $15 meal for dinner!?
    Give me a break, restaurants. Your enemy isn’t the taco trucks, it’s the crappy economy.

  959. R Balboa signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Focus on the real issues that affects Los Angeles and not the Tacos! These are honest Americans making trying to make a decent living. Fix roads or tackle our congested streets instead.

  960. Emily Fung signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Don’t do this to me.

  961. scot kerivan signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    If they have to drive around, I have to drive around looking for them…

    Think of the environmental repercussions of thousands of Angelenos driving around looking gor their taco trucks while the trucks look for them!

  962. natalie rose signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    me gusta tacos

  963. Elizabeth LaBarre signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Downtown LA – we need to keep our taco trucks or else i will starve

  964. Sandy Arias signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Taco trucks are my body and soul. Please don’t mutilate me!

  965. Tani signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Cheap, yummy food. What’s not to love?

  966. jack burton signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    I count on these roach wagons!

  967. Brandon Go signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    How can you let people buy these trucks and then one day tell them it’s illegal? This does not benefit the public. As a restaurateur this offends me. It is yet another example of how our politicians have become out of touch with their inner tacos.

  968. Nathan Phillips signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Viva las carros del tacos! (from the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia, where a few good taco trucks are desperately needed)

  969. Tristan Reed signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Taco trucks should be able to compete for customers just as restaurants do. This ordinance would destroy an integral part of the L.A. community to benefit a handful of business owners.

    If people are complaining about noise and public urination around the trucks, the police should enforce existing noise and urination regulations. We don’t close down Westwide bars because of noise or other problems, and the taco trucks shouldn’t face any stricter regulation.

  970. Taylor Jones signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    what will stoned college students eat at 2 am? TACO BELL? BOOOOO, me gusta taco truck

  971. Tucker Robinson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Taco Trucks are bad ass. What a stupid law!

  972. Alisa Loftin signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Last night on May 1st the merchants of the West 3rd Street Business Association had at least two taco trucks set up for the Tri-Annual West 3rd Street Block Party. Customers and passers by were treated to free tacos on behalf of the merchants. This is the most anticipated feature of the Block Party each time attracting mobs of taco connoisseurs and is the talk of event every time. It would be a shame for this type of community camaraderie to become a crime.

  973. Jeff Conn signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    taco trucks are a way of life for me. This ordinance proposed is the worst idea ever. lets save these trucks & our late night cravings for carnitas y asada!

  974. sam powers signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    fuck the police

  975. Alex Pudlin signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    They have Mexican restaurants in many cities, taco trucks like this, only exist in LA. Yes you have a few here and there in other cities, but this is a mainstay. It’s like ripping up the walk of fame.

  976. Mimi Holt signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    The “Roach Coach” is part of our popular culture here in LA. Its a tradition, its anti-corporate, its a mom-and-pop operation that is portable, versatile and a gift to hungry folks all over LA city and county. LA supervisors, don’t you dare be responsible for extinguishing this vital bit of our society.

  977. ruben signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    I am single an the tacos trucks are heaven for me. My dinner every night is burritos, burritos and more burritos from La Golondrina. Pleas save the taco trucks.

  978. chaitanya laxminarayan signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Taco Trucks are only reasonably priced tasty food for lunch close to work. It is either Taco Trucks or spending $15 dollars.

  979. Samuel Cooper signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    As a tow truck operator for AAA, taco trucks provide me a fast, cheap meal so I can keep up my energy level in order to help serve my members.

  980. Ed Meares signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Come on. The Sabretts hot dog carts are all over NYC..they’re not wrecking the local economy. And the best Taco Trucks are eons better than any hot dog. Hot Dog fans, don’t get my wrong, I like a good dog, but Tacos al pastor with a killer salsa. Baby.

    The Taco Trucks are a major cultural asset. No stupid draconian laws on Taco Trucks, OK?

  981. Rachel McCormick signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    New Yorkers support L.A. taco trucks, too!

  982. tim koh signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    i’m surrounded by taco trucks in my neighborhood and without them, i am nothing.

  983. Geneva Robertson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    agreed: viva los tacos!

  984. Yummy Snacker signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    i want my food!!!

  985. Bradley E. Jewett signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Taco trucks are the least of our problems here in LA, let’s leave them be.

  986. LeRoy Jenkins signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    I’m the shit

  987. joshua schiffer signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Get rid of the Taco trucks in LA and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE send them to Atlanta. We really need them here. At least you could breed them or something and send us the babies.

  988. robert chavez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Keep Taco trucks in Los Angeles. They are handy and make good food.

  989. Keith signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    because i don’t want to have to hunt down taco trucks when they have to move every hour.

  990. Michael Enciso signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Don’t take my taco trucks please!! I have nothing else to eat! its an important part of my culture.


  991. on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Tacos Por Favor. Forever

  992. T.J. Harris signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Taco trucks are a huge part of the culture and ambiance that makes up Los Angeles and all of southern Ca.. Furthermore, this new law would cause the trucks to use more petrol, while costing them money in lost revenue. BOOOOOOOOOO! This is just plain silly!!

  993. Gabby Villanueva signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Dear LA Supervisors:
    Stop picking on the little guy. The level to which our local politics have descended to is a shame. Leave these hard working, honest people alone. This community of vendors have been a staple of the city for decades so why is this now a problem?

  994. Bryan T Lasley signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    If the Taco Zone folks are reading this, you guys can just set up and sell suadero out of my apartment if this petition thing doesn’t work.

  995. Damon Chua signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Let the trucks be!

  996. Leilani Trujillo signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Blame it on the gentrification of downtown LA, but realize that even white people like $1 tacos.

  997. Sean Diviny signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Keep on Trucking!

  998. William Magnuson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    I am a huge supporter of the taco trucks and I think they add a lot to the city’s atmosphere.

  999. Kristy Cronkrite signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Brick-and-mortar food providers have nothing to fear from the lunch-trucks except the need to provide a superior product to the customers in order to stay competitive.

  1000. Tom Zilch signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    This is rediculous, I may starve.

  1001. Derek Smith signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Keep the taco trucks!!!!!

  1002. r adams signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    It is not right. Stop bullying people who want to work and people who want to eat. Leave people alone.

  1003. Taco Jeffé signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    SF taco lover here; most LA mexican restaurants can’t make a taco that will even remotely compete with one from a truck.

    So how about instead, we regulate how tacos are made and with what ingredients? Perhaps with effective taco labeling, the consumer will know what he/she is getting and be able to make an informed choice.

    But seriously…

    As for cleanliness and sanitation, I think the LA restaurant grade system should apply to trucks as well. I pay attention to the A’s and B’s, I’d do the same on trucks…

    As for them being eyesores, the trucks should have to park in commercially zoned areas, just like any other business. I don’t see any taco trucks in Beverly Hills, and that’s because they enforce their zoning and no one has a problem.

  1004. Ina Rometsch signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Taco trucks are good for us: They bring people out to the sidewalks, thereby making LA look like a real city populated by humans. We need that!

  1005. Sonny Baerstine signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    looks like fast food joints are using its clout to pick on indie hard working people that run these trucks. it’s a shame!

  1006. Kenny Lyon signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    Land of the free? First you can’t park in most neighborhoods in Los Angeles — economic segregation — and now only the wealthy can serve food? Disturbing trends indeed.

  1007. Laura Forsythe signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Great food, great prices, consumer support, capitalism at its best!

  1008. Sebastian Clough signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    i love taco

  1009. Gale Ebert signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    I LOVE Taco Trucks. Not because they’re cheap (I can well afford to go to more expensive restaurants and often do, for $50.00 per person meals) but because there is nothing at all any better for authenticity and hot deliciousness. The spontaneity of hitting the road late in the evening, and seeing the colorful trucks…”Oh! There’s one!” or “Say, this one looks interesting!” or even, “Let’s go back to the one that always parks near the corner of…. Their asada is so great!” They add color to our fair city, which is so prone to destroy the things that are not glitzy enough for someone’s plastic idea of what L.A.’s image should be. I do wish there could be some at night in BEVERLY HILLS where I live! But nothing is too far to go for this adventure. Keep on truckin’! :o)

  1010. Ajay Shah signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Don’t kill the taco trucks!!!

  1011. Carlos Bracho signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Legislation can be good, but this a clear example of a bad one. Street tacos are the best ones, from L.A. to Mexico City and even Paris.

  1012. Troy Hooper signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Back off my tacos! First the fake war in Iraq, now this. What’s the world coming to? Keep L.A. spicy.

  1013. marc henderson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    This is trying to discourage good working people to try and make an honest living. Its wrong and I’m glad something is being done to combat this proposal.

  1014. Robert C. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    These are 100% LA and it’d be cutting another part of this city’s soul out to attack them with this legislation. They make LA a real, walking, livable city – isn’t that what everyone in city hall keeps talking about these days?

  1015. Eric DeLeon signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Con carnitas, todo es posible!

  1016. jack burton signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    I depend on these roach wagons!

  1017. Carmen A Vega signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    No hay otra cosa mas importante en que perder el tiempo?
    Dejen a esta gente tranquila que son parte de lo que es Los Angeles.

  1018. Ronald Huett signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    The anti-taco truck ordinance is unwanted by the people of LA. The trucks are valued in our community and should be allowed to stay,

  1019. Christopher Adlam signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Leave our taco trucks alone!

  1020. Sonia Pflaster signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Taco trucks are one of L.A.’s gems and an integral part of the city’s fabric! People rely on those trucks for meals every day; those people shouldn’t go hungry because a few cranky residents find some support in local government.

  1021. MARTIN ARAMBULA signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    DON’T MESS WITH THE TACOS!!!

  1022. Michael J Lukas signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    There’s no better example of the hard working American than the Taco Truck Driver. Viva La Taco!

  1023. Michelle signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    please don’t make taco trucks leave! They are delicious!


  1024. on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Power to the people and their ability to sell and eat tacos whenever and wherever they want.

  1025. Alex Cheek signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    !Quiero a mis taquitos!

  1026. Eliseo Saldivar signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Loncheras are as much part of Los Angeles as hot dog stands are in New York city. Good food at reasonable prices. Is that not what most of us look for? As far as them taking business from other restaurants, I thought competion was good for the consumer.

  1027. Amy Serna signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    It’s a free country, even for taco trucks

  1028. Toshi E. Jones signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    I heard about this on KCRW this afternoon. Before making LA my home Taco Trucks were a sought after commodity. After being in LA for 7 years solid, it saddens me that the city would deprive us of this truly cultural experience. In my opinion it is one of the most authentic ways to experience “Chicano” cuisine.Petition Signed!

    http://www.neublack.com/events/save-the-tacos/

  1029. Courtney signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    I don’t even live on the West Coast but I can’t stand the thought of restricting these glorious vessels of delight. Long live taco trucks in LA!

  1030. kenneth cameron signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    not a problem.

  1031. Laura Hermer signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Down with xenophobic, anti-taco truck ordinances!

  1032. Joseph Luna signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Taco trucks are integral components of the community. They must stay.

  1033. Ron Hellmann signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    This is ridiculous… let people work and earn a living…The taco trucks are an integral part of the culture los angeles.
    WE WANT OUR TACOS!!!!

  1034. Mackenzie signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Restricting taco trucks is stupid and a waste of our city’s time. Why doesn’t the Board of Supervisors focus on solving one of the actual problems Los Angeles faces?

  1035. Adi Kancharla signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Taco trucks are one of the many things that make LA one of the culinary capitals of the United States. In some respect, forcing them to move every hour would be counterintuitive to virtually everyone involved.

  1036. Nick Jones signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Hey, taco trucks are a great benefit to hungry Angelenos. The food they serve is inexpensive and tasty, and we simply love them. It would be a miscarriage of justice to bar them. Thanks!

  1037. Fred Haro signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Trying to stop competition in business is un-American

  1038. Victoria signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Taco trucks are a necessity.

  1039. joe rivera signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Taco Trucks? I can see why. It’s not like there’s a budget short fall or a threat of laying off teachers.
    And of course there is no gang problem to consider
    Yea, I can see why the Taco truck legislation is a priority.

  1040. DANIELLE ALMARAZ signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    I THINK THAT IT’S UNFAIR AND THEY DON’T HARM ANYBODY. PLEASE DON’T TAKE AWAY OUR TACO SATURDAYS AWAY FROM US. MY KIDS ENJOY EATING THEIR TACOS AND LOADING THEM WITH ALL THE CONDIMENTS DRINKING THEIR BOTTLED JARRITOS SODA. IT IS SOMETHING WE DO TOGETHER AND ENJOY.PLEASE RECONCIDER… THANK YOU.

  1041. Eric Watkins signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Taco Trucks are a part of our American culture. Please allow them to stay.

  1042. Maria Eklena ramirez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    allow them to work please

  1043. brian melendez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    this goes out to all the hard working families who are dealing with this problem i am proud to say that my grandmother Rosa Amaya is a owner of a lunch truck and i dont think it is fair for one person wanting to get rid of these businesses is right i bet this women gloria molina has enjoyed tacos or any type of meal from one of these fine establishments. So why try to get rid of a good thing i know that most of these trucks are owned by hard working families so why destroy there only source of income not only are these trucks part of a latino culture there a way of life from the moment that these truck owners start their day it is a struggle some start off as early as 4 a.m i believe that these poeple should be rewarded for such dedication and motivation i aplaude the owners of these trucks and ecourage them to stand tall and proud THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS

  1044. ra signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Why are these bureaucrats so dumb? WASTING GAS…among other reasons this idea is DUMB.

  1045. Michael Casis signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    We should not prevent taco trucks from feeding Angelinos . They are a part of LA and provide income for many low income families.

  1046. Cindy signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Don’t take our tacos away.

  1047. Ted Kane signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    taco trucks add to the culture and economy of LA and shouldn’t be discriminated against for the benefit of fixed restaurants.

  1048. Genevieve Pickart signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Funny how the government feels they have the authority to clamp down on free and fair commerce, especially when it is conducted by hard-working citizens.

  1049. Phillip Olague signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    if the people driving these trucks have the proper license to operate in the county, that is good enough to consider them their own legal business. If they are paying taxes, that is a positive revenue for the county. What’s the real issue? There doesn’t seem to be a problem.

  1050. Summer Shiffman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    The taco trucks in Los Angeles are a significant contribution to the city’s culture!! ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE EAT AT THESE TACO TRUCKS, INDICATING ITS STATUS AS A CROSS-CULTURAL MEETING POINT.

  1051. Arlene Abesamis signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    I love taco trucks! How can you fine people who are just trying to make a decent living.

  1052. Shannon Kobylka signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    I am not sure why people want to put hard working individuals out of work. If a restuarant can’t compete with food prepared in a truck which lacks seating and ambiance than the restuarant owners need to reflect on what they are doing wrong instead of trying to eliminate the competition. Long live the taco truck.

  1053. Ryan Hunter signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Don’t kill the taco trucks!

  1054. james bradley signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    This law is complete horseshit!!

  1055. Nathaniel Spielberg signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Save our taco trucks!

  1056. Robert LeResche signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Our trucks are an integral part of the most vibrant mixed cultural city in the US west. Moving them is like clearing Manhattan of cabs, or paris of sidewalk cafes. What’s WRONG with these government church ladies????????

  1057. Concerned Citizen signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    “After the allotted time, a vendor would have to move at least one half mile from the location, and not return for three hours.”

    GAS! GAS! GAS! GAS! GAS! GAS! GAS! GAS! GAS!

    DUMB! DUMB! DUMB! DUMB! DUMB! DUMB! DUMB! DUMB!

  1058. daniela avalso signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    first they targeted our elote man then went after our paleta man now our taco trucks whats next to close down our swapmeets??

  1059. Jenna signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    save the taco trucks!!!!

  1060. 'Texas' Jefferson Alpert signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    UP! the roach coaches and DOWN! with the despots! The right of Americans to bare and eat tacos, burritos, carne asada and tuna fish sandwiches is a God-given right…!

  1061. Logan signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Save the trucks! Viva la bamba!

  1062. Susan Green signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Is nothing sacred anymore? SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!

  1063. Lynne S signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Low-income workers and residents deserve an alternative.

  1064. Andrea Fraser signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    viva los taco trucks


  1065. on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    How bizarre! I read about this in the NY Times, NOT the LA Times!!! And as for Lourdes Caracoza, the president of Maravilla Business Association, who was quoted as having said, “People say this is part of our culture. I don’t recall any towns in Mexico having taco trucks,” — our culture is American, so who cares if there are taco trucks in Mexico? PS In my neighborhood of Highland Park, in the middle of the night, there is nowhere else safe for people to go returning from their night jobs…


  1066. on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    THIS IS BEYOND JUST SERVING FOOD, IT IS RECOGNITION OF A CULTURAL NEED THAT SEPARATES LOS ANGELES FROM ANY OTHER CITY IN AMERICA AND MEXICO FOR THAT MATTER.
    HAVE SOME COMPASSION AND SOME PRIDE THAT LOS ANGELES CAN CREATE SOMETHNG THIS WONDERFUL.

    DR G

  1067. George Koutsoukos signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    I love my Taco-Truck on Fair Oaks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hands Off !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1068. Esther signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    We can’t all afford an afternoon or night out at a fancy restaurant. Let the poor, or not so poor, people have a chance to eat out, even if it’s from a taco truck. Shame on the Board of Supervisors. They are all so out of touch with what’s happening in the real world.

  1069. Angela Lin Chen signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    I don’t want to drive around looking for Taco-trucks!!!! I want it to be there when I want to eat, same one!!! not the one I don’t know!!!!!

  1070. Alison Perchuk signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    There is a taco truck that arrives at my corner, Olympic and La Brea, in the mid-evening and sometimes stays until late. Not only do they serve good food, their presence attracts foot traffic and makes the adjacent bus stops seem less deserted and safer. Taco trucks add to the otherwise often lacking street life of Los Angeles, and should be allowed to continue to ply their trade unmolested.

  1071. Sandra Bautista Lechner signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Please keep them doing business… they are wonderful

  1072. Adam Bush signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Carne Asada is not a Crime!!

  1073. Jack Doolan signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Take away the only opportunity for night workers, guards, factory workers, sweatshop workers, adult school students, the carless, public park athletes and teams and the poor glass tower workers to have a decent and affordable meal will ye…? Why, ya poxy buggers, we’ll DO the LOT of yous…!

  1074. Michael Bloom signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Michael Bloom from Eagle Rock reporting!
    SAVE THE TRUCKS.
    NO to this ordinance!

  1075. Adam Zarakov signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    .

  1076. Linda Theung signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    NO to this ordinance!

  1077. Raul Lopez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    I have been going to the same Taco Truck for over 18 years. I am saddened to think that a latina law maker is discriminating against fellow campesinos because retaurant owners pay them (“campaign contributions”)more then lower income entreprenures.

  1078. Marie Jones signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Taco Taco

  1079. Kevin Bell signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    I am a white man living in Pasadena. I would not have been able to make it through high school if not for the taco trucks in El Sereno and the one at Fair Oaks and California. The city should be ashamed of trying to take the income of the taco truck employees.

  1080. Erica Allison signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    TACO!

  1081. Paul McDermott signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    I love taco trucks and stands. I love a good restaurant, too, but sometimes I want a good, tasty taco al pastor. When you find a good vendor, you want to keep coming back. Restauranteurs should not feel threatened by enterprising taco vendors. Restaurants offer a whole different dine-in experience. But for a quick, fast-food experience, nothing beats tacos on the street!

  1082. Andrea Gallardo signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    :]

  1083. David Marsh signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    As LA Times pointed out, taco truck clientele different than brick and mortar restaurant clientele, if they do take customers, maybe the restaurants don’t deserve to stay in business.

  1084. Carl Kravetz signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Shame on the Board of Supervisors. Why don’t they focus on something useful…like re-paving our miserable streets!

  1085. Jeff Spivak signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Save the trucks!

  1086. Alan Montes signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Selling tacos shouldn’t be a crime. This has become a tradition that we should keep in high regard.

  1087. Sergio R. Reyes signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Tacos, MUCH better than burgers. ;·)

  1088. Joshua Jenkins signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    I like these tacos the best they are so freaking good … if they stop i will be very angry

  1089. Nick Williamson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Taco trucks of the world unite

  1090. Mike Reed signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Protect indigenous culture! California WAS once Mexico. Stop the racist agenda.

  1091. Carlos Ledezma signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Mobile entrepreneurs deserve the opportunity to make a living and at the same time they provide delicious food at lower prices which I have enjoyed since childhood. It will be sad and a mistake to put them out of business.

  1092. Michael Castaneda signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Hey Gloria Molina, you have nothing else better to do then pick on the working class?

    Government officials like you are why L.A. sucks as much as it does.

  1093. Erick Ledezma signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Restaurants shouldn’t complain about having competition. This is America and those are the fundamentals which we built our nation on. I say “keep the trucks rolling!”


  1094. on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Trucks often serve under-served locations and times. They provide an essential service!

  1095. Mijah signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Tacos. Glorious tacos.

  1096. El Cid signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    ¡A sus tortillas, ciudadanos! ¡Los tiranos no nos han dejado ninguna opción con excepción a AUMENTO Un REGIMIENTO en la defensa de nuestros CARROS del TACO! ¡Soldados del ASADA! ¡Caballeria del TAMAL! ¡Artilleria de la ENSALADA de POLLO CON AGUACATE! Prepárese para recolectar en el levantamiento de la luna siguiente para marchar en LOS BABEARADOES y los DICTADORES que nos negarían nuestro pan diario en el nombre de los dueños gordos del restaurante. Demos vuelta a nuestros cantinas móviles en tanques de batalla poderosos. Rodeemos y aislemos el palacio del travieso!
    ¡Deje el mundo entero ver que todos los ciudadanos de la ciudad de nuestra reina de los angeles… blancos, marrones, negros, amarillos, verdes y de la púrpura…, mujeres, niños… ricos, pobres, altos y cortos… toda la DEMANDA que tenemos la derecha de decidir LO QUE comeremos, CUANDO comeremos y DONDE COMEREMOS!!!!

  1097. Laila Amerman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    In a democratic society, you cannot restrict how and when and were people conduct trade. It’s an un-American idea.

  1098. jose moreles signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    taco libre

  1099. Naomi Cruz signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    This is unfair! You have to protect those who are trying to make a living just like everyone else.

  1100. Ian Zurzolo signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Los Angeles, born and bred.

    Don’t take away our culture!

  1101. Kelly signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Let them eat tacos!

  1102. Enrique Rubio signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    They are not harming anyone!

  1103. M. Romero signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    The taco trucks fill an important niche and provide both great food for their customers at an affordable price and gainful employment for hardworking people. The proposed law is driven simply and purely by the greed of (mediocre to poor) restaurant owners.

  1104. Vivek Thuppil signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    This has to classify on the list of dumbest ordinances ever passed!

  1105. Shane Unger signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    taco trucks are one of the things that makes living in this city so special. Even when I don’t eat at one I smile every time I see a truck on the side of the road. Lets not take away this LA fixture, its clearly not what the people want.

  1106. robin p. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    this is part of LA culture, it can’t be taken away.

  1107. Myra Salazar signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>lunch trucks save me from making lunch to my gardner husband……on a serious note, LEAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS ALONE<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

  1108. Vijan Joshi signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Why take away something so unique to Los Angeles?

  1109. leo vasquez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Have several designated areas in each city where taco trucks can go and charge a fee to do business in those designated areas. The loudest complaints come from restaurant business owners who have legitimate reasons to do so. The key is to control not abolish a cultural phenomenon.

  1110. marc signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    I love our NYC taco truck on 14th street and 8th avenue. How odd that the city of my birth, LOS ANgeles, now wants to get rid of theirs

  1111. adam signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Save inexpensive street food. Nopt everyone can afford $20 for lunch.

  1112. Rick Andrade signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Lets be honest…these trucks are not taking any restaurants clients. And they do not post up right in front of any restaurant…These people pay to have the right to sell their tacos. But most importantly, they are not standing in the unemployment line. They are simply trying to make a living. Every person makes a choice where they want to go eat…This is very unfair. Things are very f-up now days,(tanks

  1113. S. Bart signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Free our taco trucks!

  1114. Stephen Soong signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Let the taco trucks stay!

  1115. Peter Bartholow signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Why anyone would want to get rid of taco trucks is beyond me. Let’s hope we can make a difference.

  1116. Pupusa Eater signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Eating tasty tacos and pupusas is not a crime.

    I wish the sacramento city council a bad case of montezuma’s revenge.

  1117. Thomas M Rice signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    It is true – the taco is a crime, it is a cultural treasure.

  1118. Will Hine signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Vamos Tacos

  1119. Charles Stanish signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    This is elitist nonsense. Please stay out of our lives and we will respect your privacy as well.

  1120. Jay Cooke signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Bad law.

  1121. Jennifer Cruz signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    pls dont make me revert to taco bell. =(

  1122. Eugene Hernandez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    I travel to Los Angeles several times a year just to eat off the taco trucks. Sure Gloria Molina needs to stay away from those trucks, but why should we suffer because she over does it.

  1123. Peter Bonilla signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Taco trucks are a welcome asset to Los Angeles’ character. The food they offer is both affordable and healthy which is more than can be said for the fast food chains. Let then stay! Or else, I’m moving to Mexico.

  1124. Morgan Miller III signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Long live the taco truck! This law makes no sense! Taco trucks bring peace to the neighborhood and bring all sorts of people together.

  1125. Ben Pryor signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    This is a silly ordinance targeting a culinary treasure. I crave the tacos I get from the trucks in LA and central valley. Forcing them to move on the hour serves nobody (except, perhaps, established restaurants). Give it up.

  1126. Joan Ishihara signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    The biggest beneficiaries of the ‘taco trucks,’ and the biggest losers of the trucks’ demise, are all those invaluable and unsung laborers (skilled and unskilled) at construction sites, residential and commercial. They can get rather affordable and familiar food without having to leave the work site. In so many instances, the construction sites are so far from affordable food sources. And so many of those workers don’t have wives who can prepare them their breakfasts and lunches. These may be their only warm meals of their day. Let them have their ‘taco trucks.’

  1127. Ernest Murphy signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Stupid, moronic, delusional government imbeciles!

    There’s only one good reason for me to spend time in L.A. And you want to, in effect, outlaw it?

    What are you people smoking … sorry, forgot it’s L.A … snorting?

    People used to say, years ago, that L.A. was just Iowa with palm trees. You’re trying to turn it into Iowa again, except even Iowa now has accessible tacos.

    What IS it with you people? Viva los tacos! To hell with the fools in local government!

  1128. Wayne Reed signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Leave the @*@**#@&* taco truck alone

  1129. Deborah E. Hernandez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Those trucks sure come in handy in a fast pace life. Not to mention the ones that have a great shrimp cotail.

  1130. Joseph Parra signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Wow, I work construction and get a 30 min break. In LA. ill never have time to grab a bite to eat and be back on the job site on time.

  1131. Joshua Phang signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Come on, leave the taco trucks alone.

  1132. matthew colvard signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    you are ruining one of the best parts of la. reconsider

  1133. Adrian Fernandez Baumann signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    How can they even consider this?

  1134. Scott Forman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    An outrage.

  1135. Carolyn E. Summers signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    What’s happened to market forces?

  1136. Ashland Mines signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    if you fuck this up i’ll bomb city hall – im joking – a little bit.

  1137. Emilio Ramirez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    I work in a Industrial Park at Carson CA ! There is nothing arounb but warehouses and more warehouses !! And like most of the people I only get a 30 minutes lunch break ! Any taco truck just around the corner comes real handy ! Let the people work and make a honest living !! Why don’t spend the efforts going after drug dealers o sex offenders?

  1138. Denise Marie R. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    What’s this complaint about competition? What makes a taco truck any less a legitimate business? If the restaurants feel like their customers are being taken away, maybe they should consider improving their service and food.

  1139. Cristina Rodriguez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Since when is it a crime to work an honest hard days work?

  1140. Cory Anthony signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    The men and women behind the taco trucks are providing delicious food at a low cost and through their profits are feeding their families. Everybody wins.

  1141. Anthony Chy signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    What a travesty. Taco trucks are a part of our culture! I’ve never been though.

  1142. Babs signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    This is part of Los Angeles’ culture. It is part of what makes the great city we are. It would be wrong to take away Taco Trucks!


  1143. on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    LA is and always will be a taco town. The taco truck lies at the very core of what Los Angeles represents; it is among the most distinctive features of the social and cultural landscape, never mind their physical counterpart. Shame on the City Council, shame on Mayor Villaraigosa, and shame on the business associations for this act of cultural vandalism. It must not happen.

  1144. Leizel Olegario signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Love live the taco trucks. They’re a staple of LA culture.

  1145. Otoniel Gomez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    This is Los Angeles, you can’t take away something that is a part of Los Angeles.

  1146. Dino signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    It’s part of the Angelino culture.

    DO NOT let them take our culture away from us!

  1147. G. Suarez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Missed May 1st night, but let me tell you that I think this is pretty crappy especially since half the times I go to a taco truck, police officers are sitting there on break eating! Come on people, crack down on people doing illegal stuff – not those that are trying to make a decent living by feeding LA their wonderful TACOS! Ok
    vent over!

  1148. april taco signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    I love the breakfast burritos!! Oh and not to mention the sound of the horn when the truck approaches. Love It!!!

  1149. Harry Fisher signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Taco trucks (aka “roach coaches”) are great to have around. This is a very Los Angeles thing and why would anybody ruin that. YES! to Taco Trucks!

  1150. Damien signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Taco trucks are as synonymous to LA culture as palm trees, sunshine, and toll-free highways. NYC has hot dog stands and they are untouched by city counsel because they are no threat. They are recognized as part of what makes NYC what it is. So what is the point of picking on LA’s taco trucks? Is this what you spend our tax dollars thinking about???

  1151. Siri Kaur signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    ave the trucks!!

  1152. Derek signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    People go to taco trucks instead of restaurants when they want inexpensive, good, tasty food. If the restaurants can’t compete with a grill on wheels, maybe they should serve better food!

  1153. Chris Adami signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Competition is only unfair to the losers.

  1154. randi johnsen signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Taco Trucks bring life to sidewalks, parking lots & otherwise deadsville city streets!


  1155. on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    I lived in the area (long beach) for many years, and I have always enjoyed the varieties of fresh salsa’s, taco’s, torta’s, burritos (and even oysters!), I’ve found ready for me to enjoy on every Taco truck I’ve stopped at.
    Viva los taco trucks!!!
    Jerr

  1156. Raul Rothblatt signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    I left California for New York 15 years ago, but I will come back just to defend the taco trucks!

  1157. Rebecca Clark signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    I cannot live without the smell of sweaty, hairy arms grilling delectably saucy meat, and the angelic chorus of meat grinding teeth

  1158. Mona Evans signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Save the trucks!!

  1159. John Hernlund signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    A tragedy! They can’t do this! It is a Los Angeles tradition now!

  1160. Christopher Cole signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Taco trucks are great. We go there as a family almost every week. It is a great family activity, and it would be a shame to lose it!

  1161. Mona Evans signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Save the trucks!!!

  1162. Paul D. Kaufman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    I live in Highland Park, and taco trucks are the best thing about this neighborhood. Cops should focus on finding out who stole my damn car. They should not shut down hardworking people.


  1163. on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Those in office legistrate laws for personal gain.

  1164. sam & ethel matsunaga signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Let people earn an honest living.

  1165. Phyllis Pietrangelo signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    I started my working life in East L.A.in the late ’50’s, where I first had the pleasure of patronizing taco trucks – what joy. I was a lowly female clerical worker earning very little money and trying to raise a family. The taco truck provided great food at great prices and one of the only affordable “restaurants” available to me. My life (and budget) have changed a great deal since those days, but I still love those taco trucks. I now live in Pasadena, and still frequent those wonderful trucks and my 42 year old son is as deeply devoted as I. Taco trucks are emblematic of L.A – who would choose Del Taco if they had a yellow taco truck in their town – not me!! The taco trucks are a way of life that should not go the way of so many of our wonderfully diverse SoCal experiences.

  1166. Bilma Garsia signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    The government should focus on STOPPING GANGS, child molesters, rapists, murderers, car thieves, drug dealers and all the other good for nothings out there; not hard working individuals who are just earning an honest living. Taco trucks are great for our community, and great for our families.

  1167. William Kapler signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    With all the problems the city has, how did this even make the list???? Shame on you!!!

  1168. Matthew Hausman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Hands off the Taco Trucks!

  1169. Carla Bustos signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    These people are trying to make an honest living and we are condeming them for it. Business is business. They have the right to sell their food as we have the right to choose where we buy it. They are not commiting any crime!

  1170. riley signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    qqq

  1171. Allen Hamberg signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    123

  1172. Zach Kramer signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    These are hardworking people who would like to keep their livelihood. Leave them be.

  1173. John Harber signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Come On Gloria, why do you want to put the Taco Trucks Out of Business? Why don’t you do something more constructive, like cutting the price of Gasoline?

  1174. Chris Papagapitos signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    what they said.

    stop engaging in selective prosecution, get a sense of priorities, and while you’re at it, a damn taco.

    save 3rd street. save our trucks.

  1175. Amy Oliver signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    As everyone has been saying on this list, the taco trucks are an essential feature of the food landscape of Los Angeles. It is an honest living for the owners and workers, great food, and a wonderful asset to each corner of this city that is graced with a truck that has a talented chef. I’ve created a photo essay about taco trucks in LA if you’d like to check it out, see http://www.amyoliver.net. It would truly be a tragedy for Los Angeles if we were to lose the trucks.

  1176. Craig Saper signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Keep these trucks out feeding hungry folks

  1177. patria signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    LA is all about taco trucks. Don’t destroy a primary food supply for LA night life!!

  1178. Caitlin signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    The right to work is a human right.

  1179. Jose Arozamena signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Taco Trucks are one of my most cherished L.A.. traditions and they often serve the most authentic and delicious Mexican fare in all of L.A. We must not let political correctness kill another tradition.

    Save our TT’s

  1180. Antonio Lopez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Taco trucks are an important part of LA culture. I live in Rome and dream every day of taco trucks. I just cannot imagine an LA without taco trucks.

  1181. Carlos Flores signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    you wonder what Gloria molina and our new mayor are in office for. I can certainly say, not for the people.


  1182. on May 2nd, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    No one can take our rights to enjoy our most delicious carne asada tacos from a LONCHERA. These tacos are better than tacos made in a restaurant.

  1183. ArjunSaroya signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    First bacon wrapped hot dogs and now this! They want to turn LA into Irvine. SAY NO TO MONOCULTURE!

  1184. David Bershad signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Once again, our elected officials seem not to have their priorities in order … health/hospital crises, crime issues, severe traffic problems, housing shortages, the homeless, et al; why can’t they leave the trucks alone?!

  1185. Pablo Prietto signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Leave the taco trucks alone. Competition is good.

  1186. Nancy Geshke signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Some of my favorite memories involve a taco truck, i can not imagine what the good is done in getting rid of a hard working safe industry that is a cultural institution of a great city like Los Angeles.

  1187. Mark signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    I understand the desire to level the playing field a little, since the restauranteurs have much higher overhead costs and are feeding money into the local government, but the law as written will make it impossible for the trucks to be viable at all. A fairer compromise needs to be reached and law makers need to give this a lot more thought.

  1188. Gwen Yeager signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    We do not want to lose taco trucks. They are an important part of the LA landscape and culture. We are having 100 taco truck tacos delivered to my hotel room for an after party after our wedding reception in July; we want our guests to have the best of LA. Let the taco trucks be, and manage the city’s money better so you don’t need to take from people making an honest living, and people enjoying honest food.

  1189. carlos signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Why do those established restaurants think that me, as a consumer will eat at their establishments if the taco trucks are gone. I’m simply going to follow the taco truck wherever it goes.

    I guess Gloria Molina doesn’t like tacos coming out of a truck!

  1190. carmen signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    deben quitar la propuesta que la senora molina voto sin saber todo el trabajo que pasan todas las loncheras. No les deben de poner ningun tiempo y tampoco son delicuentes para que los metan a la carcel por trabajara honradamente.

  1191. Dana Duncan signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Aren’t there more important things to focus on? Save the trucks!


  1192. on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Why don’t they just say what is really going on here. This is so anti-Mexican. Leave the hard working people alone!!!! Viva los tacos!!!

  1193. Kennden Culp signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Save my TACOS JUANITAS!!!! I want it there at 3rd and Western when i am next in LA.

  1194. Monique B. Labarre signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Leave the hard-working people of Los Angeles and their taco trucks alone. Focus on fighting crime, not taco trucks.

  1195. Jeff Wang signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    save the taco trucks!!!!

  1196. Sheila Goldner signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  1197. Rachael Jackson signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    I haven’t eaten from a taco truck myself, but loads of people love them. The people who eat there socialize and hangout. They’re cheaper than restaurants, they provide a service and are someone’s livelyhood. They’re OK by me.

  1198. rosella foullon signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    has gloria ever eaten at a taco truck? i don’t think so !! maybe if she did she would change her mind and realize what a mistake she’s made

  1199. sinai Rodriguez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    I love taco trucks, They are the best food in the world and they also have the friendliest service out of any type of restaurants.

  1200. Stephen Haynes signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    taco trucks unite !

  1201. Victor H Lopez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    GLORIA MOLINA IS A SELL-OUT!

  1202. james moore signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    PLEASE do not pass this silly city ordinance. we love our taco trucks!

  1203. Jose Eduardo Ponce signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    Is the Resturant business scared of a little competition? Taco truck owners have the right to sell tacos, burritos and other delicious foods. Since when do people don’t have free will?

  1204. Adriano signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Delicious food provided by the heart of Los Angeles. A mutual, loving exchange of benefits. It would economically detrimental for thousands of families. It undercuts the sustenance of a minority class already afflicted by a market that prejudicially perceive them as predominantly informal labor. What’s the real issue here. This is cowardly legislation.

  1205. April Gomez signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    I love taco trucks!!!

  1206. Tavis Danz signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    This makes ABSOLUTELY no sense! The taco trucks have every right in a capitalist society to park and do business in a public space.


  1207. on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    none

  1208. Melissa signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Their just trying to make a living leave them alone.

  1209. Timothy Corcoran signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    A taco truck and a sit-down restaruant are essentially different businesses. Let the market decide!

  1210. Yolanda signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    It is an affordable food item!! Leave this vendors alone they are trying to earn an honesty living.

  1211. Peggy signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Gloria Molina is white wash!! She doesn’t eat her people food anymore!!!

  1212. Sharon Elise signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Seriously? C’mon. Taco trucks service their communities with tasty + affordable sustenance. Please put your self-loathing aside, Gloria + Antonio – they’re part of what little cultural interest Los Angeles has to offer. This city wouldn’t be what it is without Hispanic food and people. Please pick more pertinent issues on which to place your focus. Ridiculous.

  1213. Gaylord Moss signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    One of the rich scenes of Los Angeles and provides a real service for many people.

  1214. josh eisenman signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    from nyc!

  1215. Beth Hartford DeRoos signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    As a lover of the ethnic richness of Los Angeles, it makes me sad to see taco trucks being restricted to certain hours, when they serve a valuable service. In a way I think its discrimination against the poor, blue collar workers, and we who visit the area and are on a budget. Had the county played their cards better, they could have made this an attraction for tourists, much like places like Pinks Hot Dogs on N La Brea Avenue. which makes good money and is known by locals and tourists. And its the size of many taco trucks.

  1216. Darin Graves signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Hi. What happened to capitalism? Offer a better
    product. Improve customer service.

  1217. Jody B. signed,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    SAVE THE TRUCKS PLEASE!!!

  1218. c mark nichols signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:03 am

    eat me

  1219. Jose Ruiz signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Save the taco trucks!!!!!!!! Gloria Help us instead of putting down the us down. We’re just trying to make a living to help the economy.

  1220. Dylan Skolnick signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:06 am

    Save the taco trucks!!!!

  1221. David Nelson signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:07 am

    SAVE THE TACOS!!!

  1222. Marco Nistico signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:09 am

    Save the taco truck

  1223. Judy Sisneros signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:16 am

    save them!! love them!!!

  1224. James signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:19 am

    They are a very special part of LA life.

  1225. Alex Yanev signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:21 am

    For the love of god do not restrict the taco trucks – they are the life blood of original food in southern California!

  1226. Thomas Rooks signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:21 am

    Save the trucks!

  1227. Andrew signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:23 am

    Taco trucks make me proud to be an Angeleno. Please rethink this decision with some compassion and practicality.

  1228. alvaro aguila signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:25 am

    i am outraged

  1229. Nouar signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:25 am

    LA would not be the same without them. These people earn an honest living, don’t take this away from them, or us.

  1230. daniel garcia signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:31 am

    why dont you city officials go after the real law breakers!!!!! leave the taco trucks alone..

  1231. Frank Gladstone signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Free enterprise! Free enterprise!

  1232. Cynthia Beltran signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:38 am

    Leave them alone there are bigger issues affecting the world than a Taco Truck!

  1233. N. C. McGinty signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:40 am

    Why do taco truck owners and fruit vendors have fewer rights than brick and mortar restaurateurs? They provide a service. They pay taxes. We as consumers choose to spend our money at them. Please don’t let a few complainers spoil it for the rest of us. Please don’t use the law to harass people who are just trying to make a living like everyone else. Too many laws like this are going to turn Los Angeles into a dull, lifeless, culture-less city. Don’t let that happen!

  1234. Elizabeth Beltran signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:41 am

    There are bigger issues that are really affecting this world! More Taco Trucks = more jobs, honest jobs!

  1235. casey sadler signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:44 am

    I recently moved to LA and I think taco stands are part of what make LA great. It would be a shame to get rid of them and a disservice to all citizens of LA.

  1236. Gerardo Jaime Lopez signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:51 am

    Gloria Molina is a worthless fat rat and she is always going after the weakest members of the community. We should be thankful for having term limits.

  1237. Trinidad Ocampo signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:13 am

    Viva taco trucks!

  1238. Noll signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:14 am

    Agreed!

  1239. Veronica Gomez signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:24 am

    Gloria-shame on you! Taqueros have rights too and so do the people who choose to purchase from them.

  1240. Ismael Gonzalez signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:27 am

    SAVE THEM

  1241. Zeiggy signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:39 am

    I can’t my district’s supervisor has this much time on her hands. A recognized institution, a harmless diversion from the pale offerings of all the late night food in LA. What a cowardly fine and the threat of jail is ludicrous. If this passes, it’s another reason to vote Gloria Molina out of office.

  1242. Lola Garcia signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:56 am

    ridiculous. now they’re going after hard workers making an honest living?!

    save the taco trucks!!!

  1243. Stephanie Schiller signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:57 am

    I was born and raised in LA and now live in Paris, France, a place sadly lacking in tacos. When I remininisce about my hometown I often think about eating the wonderful carne asada at the taco truck on Rose Ave. and fourth street in Venice. What does being a native Angeleno mean if our most iconic and cherished traditions are so casually erased and decimated? This makes me really sad.

  1244. Leo Urias signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:00 am

    Taco trucks are a unique dining and cultural experience that add to the array of dining options available to Angelenos. The food is cheap and delicious and are a great quick snack before jumping back on to the freeway. Also, why are the complaining local business owners given more consideration than their fellow business owners on wheels? Nobody likes competition, but I assume the taco trucks have business licenses, pay taxes, and have to meet the same criteria. Leave them alone. They need to feed their families (and the rest of us too : )

  1245. Diana Hughes signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:03 am

    tacos ftw

  1246. Zac Rose signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:12 am

    Carne asada is NOT a crime!

  1247. Ean Carr signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 3:12 am

    Save em.

  1248. Martin Gardiner signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 3:36 am

    Tacos are built into the genes of every migrant crossing into CA since WWII. Any law or regulation taking away that aspect is committing ethnic genocide. It should be repealed or abandoned.

  1249. Michael Darren Mastrangelo signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 3:50 am

    I love it- Brathwaite Burke doesn’t even live in her district for a year- and you guys are worried about roach coaches- get your priorities straight Fatso Molina

  1250. Tod Brody signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 4:07 am

    LA without the Taco trucks is like New York without hot dog vendors!


  1251. on May 3rd, 2008 at 4:15 am

    These taco trucks are part of the latino culture in Los Angeles! They represent the hard working small business owners in our city pushing ahead & keeping our culture alive. Like “King Taco” and most important my grandparents, who sold tamales in Lincoln Park during the 1940’s & later became the owners of Rodriguez Cafe in downtown L.A.!! And from their example of hard work I’m now co-owner of UNET Music Entertainment,Inc. http://www.unesongs.com & co-producer on Une’s self-titled ablum “UNE’ “!!

  1252. Lisa Fasano signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 4:54 am

    PLEASE Do not destroy hard working familes lives, or a part of cultural history! Taco trucks are my favorite part of my many trips to LA! Do not take them away.

  1253. Anthony Rizzi signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 4:56 am

    I can not beleive that this is what the local government is spending the peoples money on. Stop wasting tax payer dollars to enact idiotic laws and or ordinances.

  1254. Deborah Lutz signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 4:59 am

    These trucks represent the local community, rather than chain restaurants that are tied to large, often international, corporations.

  1255. Mikael Wehner signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 5:49 am

    I say like Mc Hammer: Can’t touch this!

  1256. M A Chiulli signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 5:58 am

    Leave taco trucks alone – they are part of our melting pot culture.

  1257. John Waddington signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 5:59 am

    On more restriction on the poor. Leave the trucks alone!

  1258. M Lev signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 6:00 am

    Save them!

  1259. Gina Podesta signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 6:04 am

    Please leave the taco trucks alone! They are one of the best things about California!!!

  1260. David Lawrence signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 6:20 am

    Don’t take the taco trucks away! I love this special part of california culture. Taking them away amounts to yet ANOHER tax on poor workers, not to mention removing a bit of joy from life……

  1261. Adam Kleinberg signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 6:40 am

    San Francisco supports the taco trucks of L.A.

    Carnitas forever!

  1262. Previn Waran signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 6:43 am

    The vendors of some of the best huarachas, pupusas and tamales I’ve ever had are being similarly threatened, here, in Brooklyn, NY. I’m signing as a symbolic reaffirmation of my support for my local vendors, as well as to express solidarity with those of LA. Best of luck.

  1263. Paul Jay signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 6:48 am

    Save the taco trucks.

  1264. Nancy Stockdale signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:07 am

    This is a travesty! Taco Trucks are an integral part of So Cal culture!

  1265. Glen Ordinario signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:09 am

    So what happened to the free market…? If restaurants feel like they’re getting undercut by the trucks, maybe they should become better competitors.

  1266. Paul Kopeikin signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:14 am

    Viva los trucks

  1267. Richard signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:15 am

    Come on. Stop supporting Taco Bell. This is real food.

  1268. Charlotte Sonoda signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:16 am

    taco trucks are essential–for those running behind time, budget savers and to eat! It is healthy capitalism.

  1269. Adrian Schreiber signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:18 am

    Leave the taco trucks alone!

  1270. Laura Fielding signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:18 am

    Free the taco trucks!

  1271. jene youtt signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:19 am

    leave our trucks alone.

  1272. Sandeep Gyawali signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:21 am

    More taco trucks, less Disneyland!

  1273. Kelsey Quan signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:23 am

    i heart taco trucks!

  1274. James Reinhart signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:26 am

    I support the taco trucks. Why should better food and better service at a lower cost get punished? Another classic example of bigger business lobbying to disadvantage the smaller guy — and ultimately the consumer.

  1275. Melinda signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:29 am

    Quiero Taco Trucks.

  1276. Melanie signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:33 am

    save the trucks!

  1277. Karen signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:35 am

    Viva taco trucks!

  1278. David Clark signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:36 am

    Save the tacos!

  1279. Michelle signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:37 am

    Long live the taco trucks!!!

  1280. Cecilia Huerta signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:40 am

    I don’t live in the East Coast…but would love for some taco trucks to exist in Chicago.

    Everyone loves them some tacos!

  1281. Devin signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:42 am

    This is absurd, LA’s taco trucks are some of the best food available and deserve to find and share our under-used and popular spaces without harassment.

  1282. Jessica Wang signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:44 am

    I lived in Los Angeles for 10 years, and I always thought taco trucks were a wonderful LA institution. Save the taco trucks, and send some of them to us here in Vancouver, BC, where it’s tough to find a good taco!

  1283. Elena signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:47 am

    Taco trucks rule.

  1284. jzgribetz signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:51 am

    Leave the Tacos alone.

  1285. Dave McMahn signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:53 am

    Save the taco trucks. Great food, great prices. I eat from the taco bus in my local mall parkinglot every chance I get. BTW I’m a Gringo.
    Carne Asada is Not a Crime!!

  1286. Alicia signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:56 am

    Taco trucks are one of the last great things about LA.

  1287. Bob signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:56 am

    And I thought the 5th district had the biggest idiot on the Board

  1288. Steven Toth signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Save tacos on wheels, or any food on wheels. LA is a car culture it only makes sense that the food is driven around too.

  1289. Justin Appenzeller signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:08 am

    Anti-taco imperialism must not stand!

  1290. Robert J. Lemos signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:08 am

    L.A. should be proud of its taco truck culture, not trying to eradicate it.

  1291. Em Hammon signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:11 am

    Give me tacos or give me death! Here’s to keeping taco trucks legal in L.A.!

  1292. Esteban Szczeblowski signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:16 am

    The Man can’t bust our Tacos! Resist!

  1293. Robert J. Wunsch signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Even many of us Angelenos who love good food and arenot necessarily in East LA drive to specific taco trucks west of the city center for delicious, fresh, clean and inexpensive food. HArassing them as proposed is a disgrace! LEAVE THEM ALONE!!!!

  1294. Ben Strockbine signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:21 am

    Mmmmmm Tacos.

  1295. Steven Gorey signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Gloria Molina is a crooked bitch .

  1296. Teena Hood signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:34 am

    Save el Gordo!

  1297. Elizabeth Ferguson signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:34 am

    As a former Angeleno and Highland Park resident(and hopefully returning Angelino) I’m incensed to hear about this new legislation! Taco trucks are one of the best things about LA!! And definitely what I miss most about LA!

  1298. Dana Dolan signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:36 am

    Let the Taco Trucks sit where they are all day long!

  1299. Daniel Daneshrad signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:38 am

    I love taco trucks!

  1300. james lung signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:38 am

    The taco truck by my house is indeed a service. Love them.


  1301. on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:40 am

    AS LONG AS SANITARY CONDITION ARE CANTAINED IN THE TRUCK AS MANDATED BY THE COUNTYS THAT THEY DO BUINESS, THIS KIND OF DISCRIMINATION SHOULD NOT BE ALOUD

  1302. Guillermo Calvillo signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:40 am

    This is ridiculous! want to create more chaos??? move the businesses around and create even more spots to complain about. Why do our goverment loves to fix what AIN’T BROKEN???
    VIVA LOS TACOS!!!

  1303. Les Smith signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Many resturants started life as a “taco truck”, this law just doesn’t make sense…

  1304. Andrew Hindes signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Our neighborhood taco truck provides nutritious food at a reasonable price, something which is sorely needed in these times of economic uncertainty. Tasty too!

  1305. Adam Wilson signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:40 am

    TACOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  1306. D.J. Paul signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:40 am

    ¡Hasta La Tortilla Siempre!

  1307. Larry Stewart signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:41 am

    How to kill the American dream.

  1308. Erin Conley signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Me encantan los taco trucks!! LA will lose a major part of its (already too subtle) charm without them!!! PLEASE do not pass this ordinance.

  1309. Edward Wake signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Why are the supervisors engaging in limiting capitalism? Why are they trying to bring down a prized part of Los Angeles culture? One of the greatest treats when I return to LA is grab a torta de lengua and an horchata from a truck. Any LA taco truck is more than welcome to park in front of my Manhattan apartment building.

  1310. Alvin Huang signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:46 am

    What has happened to my city!?!?! I cannot believe this is even in question!!

  1311. Martin Yu signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:46 am

    It’s ridiculous that this has become an issue.

  1312. Kelly Matlock signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:46 am

    give me taco or give me death

  1313. Scott palmer signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:48 am

    this is cruel and unusual. This is also persecution of the monority

  1314. Simon Renshaw signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:49 am

    GIVE ME TACO OR GIVE ME DEATH!

  1315. Daniel Daneshrad signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:50 am

    I love taco trucks

  1316. Lynelle White signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:52 am

    If local restaurants are annoyed by taco trucks, let them move the restaurants. The trucks are what the people want.

  1317. Marco signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:53 am

    I’m apalled that it’s always Latinos who tackle other Latinos. Tacos don’t hurt anybody if restaurant owners complain, bad for them but it is called competition.

  1318. Arnulfo Urias signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:53 am

    I will contribute to Gloria Molino’s challenger in the next election of the Board of Supervisors. Ms. Molino was the force behind this ridiculous new ordinance.
    You can email her directly at molina@bos.lacounty.gov and express your displeasure.

  1319. Richard Squibbs signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:53 am

    It’s shameful that taco truck owners and workers are being harassed like this. Don’t mess with the trucks!

  1320. Berge Kiphulian signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:53 am

    I really don’t care about the taco trucks. I just hate Gloria Molina.

  1321. Greg Gallup signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Viva los taco trucks!

  1322. Joan C. Blanchard signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:55 am

    I love the taco trucks!

  1323. Carl Ponti signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:56 am

    Big part of LA culture and heritage. I love the loncheras.

  1324. Daniel Johnson signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Stupid Law!! Save out taco trucks – best food in LA

  1325. Jordana Mosten signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Vivan los tacos!

  1326. Marissa Mayer signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Pay attention to the real problems in LA and leave our taco trucks alone.

  1327. Carol Day signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Contrary to what Lourdes Caracoza says in the NY Times, there are towns in Mexico with taco-type trucks. I was just in Oaxaca City and every night at 11pm outside my B&B there was a truck selling tlayudas and it didn’t disturb me at all. When was Mr. Caracoza last in Mexico, if ever!?!

  1328. Geoffrey Dairiki signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Tacos trucks are a defining and charming part of LA.
    Furthermore, they provide good food at affordable prices — something that’s certainly needed.

  1329. Nora Butler signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:07 am

    We must protect taco truck vendors across the nation! La lucha continua!

  1330. Dan Sullivan signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:08 am

    To quote the legendary Master P, “UUUNGH! Back up off me!”

  1331. anna g. signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:09 am

    I <3 TACOS!!!!!!!!!!

  1332. enano signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:10 am

    tacolichous1

  1333. Chloe Hurley signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Don’t kill small businesses.

  1334. Duke Ferris signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:13 am

    there is no substitute for a good taco truck

  1335. Liem Tran signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:15 am

    Taco trucks are not connected to terrorism. Please allow them to roam free.

  1336. Kathryn Younger signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:17 am

    People eating at these trucks are not the same people who would be eating in the near by restaurants.
    Please, leave the trucks alone.

  1337. Megan Keller signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:17 am

    I <3 LEO’S!!

  1338. J. J. Corboy signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Yes, I support save the taco trucks. This is just another stupid law created by our moronic politicians, who seem only to know how to spend money and stunt small business opportunities. The taco truck is essential service for laborers in all our major California cities.

  1339. Cheryl Guerbaoui signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:20 am

    Why bother people who are already poor?

  1340. Patricia Ward Kelly signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:27 am

    The taco truck provides not only an essential service in Los Angeles but is a vital part of our diverse cultural life.


  1341. on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:28 am

    I WORK IN REFINERYS AND EAT A CARNE ASADA BURRITO AND A MEXICAN COCA COLA EVERY DAY, AND I LOVE IT.

    CARNE ASADA IS NOT A CRIME


  1342. on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:30 am

    who makes up these ricdiculous laws that always to affect the humble just trying to make a desent living, cooking up something good to eat to satisfy your craving? you need to worry about stoping crime along the streets.

  1343. marija cetinic signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:36 am

    save the taco trucks.

  1344. Cay Enns signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Taco trucks are a part of living in LA. Leave them alone!

  1345. Dan Martin signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Eat more tacos!

  1346. Kristan Aldama signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:38 am

    I fully Support Taco Trucks!! They have every right to do what they do!!!! and they usually have the best food available!!!

  1347. Arden Myrin signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Tacos Rule!

  1348. John Leekley signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Taco trucks are a huge part of the fabric of life in Los Angeles, I can’t imagine this sprawling city without them. Taco trucks are like emissaries of tasty peace traveling into every neighborhood, knitting together a city badly in need of some spicey juicy life. They are a welcome sight in areas where there is the struggle of poverty, and they bring much needed soul and genuineness through Hollywood to the west side, all the way to the ocean. My wife and I are going out today and look for a truck to buy a fiery fish taco. Taco lovers unite!

  1349. Matthew Aldama signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:40 am

    VIVA LOS TACOS!

  1350. Bob Murawski signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Stop ruining our lives with your foolish laws.

  1351. juan gonzalez signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:41 am

    The terrorists win if we allow this to happen. Hey Molina please deal with issues that help our city!!!

  1352. Mike Chait signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:42 am

    !

  1353. Amanda Schwabenbauer signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Couldn’t imagine life without them!

  1354. larry torres signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:43 am

    si se puede!

  1355. Michael Edge signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:44 am

    There is no sight more pleasing than that of a Taco Truck at lunchtime, no sound more pleasing than its distinctive horn repeating the first two bars of the theme from “The Godfather.”

  1356. Ethan Ayer signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Please save our taco trucks

  1357. doreen finn signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:46 am

    why should greedy developers and restrateurs have a say in who eats what?

  1358. mark schrier signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:48 am

    why should politicians and greedheads keep putting the squeeze on whoever doesn’t fit into their narrow requirements?
    save the trucks.

  1359. Martha Lopez signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:48 am

    I agree with all the comments above! We should be celebrating taco trucks as part of America’s entrepreneurial tradition!

  1360. meena nanji signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:50 am

    part of LA’s cultural heritage!

  1361. Justin Connolly signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:52 am

    For God’s sake, does everything in this world have to be neat and tidy according to some regulator’s concept of a perfect world? Lay off the taco trucks and focus on something important for a change.

  1362. William Spiller signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:53 am

    These trucks play a vital role in the community. If you must regulate concentrate on seeing that they serve food that is safe to eat.

  1363. Julia Romano signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:54 am

    LA is losing itself daily to rampant commercialism and gentrification that does nothing to address the fundamental inequities that are faced by many of OUR citizens…don’t let’s lose this LA tradition too!

  1364. Hector Acosta signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:55 am

    FREE THE ROACH COACH !!!!!!!!!!!!

  1365. Raquel Subias signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:58 am

    I support taco trucks

  1366. Rose in Eagle Rock signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Protect our right to choose! Conventional restaurants or taco trucks, bricks and mortar or parked next to a car wash, in business fifty years or arrived yesterday… many of us are customers of both.

    (The El Pique truck’s carne asada tacos: heaven.)

  1367. Mike Gold signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:59 am

    I’ve got all the gold!

  1368. Mark Goldschmidt signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Taco trucks are a part of what makes LA a great place to live. When I was poorer, I was a regular and knew where some of the best ones were. Please, don’t pass this foolish regulation.

  1369. Candice Foss signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Taco trucks are an integral part of LA food and culture-I can’t say it better than Jonathan Gold did in last week’s LA Weekly!

  1370. Eric Anthony signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:04 am

    I’m hungry and I want tacos.

  1371. Nathan Brown signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:05 am

    Public streets before private interests. Communal sustenance before petty complaints. The right to a make a PLACE of any space. No cities without contingencies of use, specificities of culture, the persistence of that which happens to be where it is, those who happen to be where they are.

  1372. Tim Schaeffer signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Don’t take away our Taco trucks! They are part of our communal west coast heritage and the food is usually great!

  1373. Brian Park signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:06 am

    In a city full of idiot celebrities and mindless drones trying to one-up each other on corporate fashions and trends, the Taco Truck scene is one of the last remaining things kept culturally authentic in Los Angeles.

  1374. Jonathan Tucker signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:10 am

    save the trucks!

  1375. Susan Alva signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:11 am

    elected officials are supposed to represent all constituents incl lunch truck (“taco trucks” is catchy but I’ve also seen vietnamese food trucks: yeah, elay!) owners and consumers, NOT just complaining businesses looking to eliminate competition. Try some creative solutions instead of more lazy criminalization measures.

  1376. Michael Hiles signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:14 am

    These people are a vivid part of my memory of starting out in Los Angeles, where I’ve lived, and prospered, for 35 years.

  1377. Gary Cannone signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Take Back the Night!!!!!!!!!

  1378. Scott Moon signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:16 am

    i love taco trucks!!!

  1379. Marina Lang signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Tacos are delicious and a low cost meal for people on a budget. This law is ridiculous!

  1380. Christine Schurig signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:19 am

    This petition is ridiculous. Taco trucks are an LA institution!!

  1381. Bill Godsil signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Taco trucks are a valuable element of Los Angeles’ culture. They should be protected, and not restricted.

  1382. David Moya signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:28 am

    where else am i going to get tripas at 1am

  1383. Susan Tattershall signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Save the taco trucks! They are iconic in LA, they serve good healthy food for reasonable prices. I don’t know what the reasoning, but this regulation smacks of racism–just doesn’t pass the stink test!

  1384. Gerald Davis signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Please do not kill the roach coach

  1385. scott taylor signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:35 am

    ive been eating at the trucks for over 20 years.
    it would be a shame to lose them. i will leave l.a. if this occurs. happy now?


  1386. on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Lets focus on the bad things that really affect our community and not on things like the taco trucks. Its actually something i look foward to finding everytime I go to Los Angeles.

  1387. jason helmar signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:39 am

    you can stop this war now

  1388. Kiyoshi Graves signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Mr. Molina, I strongly urge you to shelve this poorly conceived law. Taco trucks are part of our City’s culture. Requiring them to move every hour is ridiculous. You would be sabotaging an element of your own ethnic heritage. Shame on you for being so short-sighted.

    Kiyoshi Graves
    mail@kiyoshigraves.com

  1389. Elizabeth signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Cheo’s Tacos!!!

  1390. Steven signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:48 am

    stay up homes…keep my primos in businuss

  1391. Gwendolyn Thorn signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Keep the taco trucks!!!

  1392. Sergio Soto signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Tacos have rights too! Save the trucks!


  1393. on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:50 am

    what exactly is the point? this DOES reek of gentrification. Gloria, please, have some sense.

  1394. Zimo signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:52 am

    we love taco trucks!!!

  1395. Allan Moyle signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:54 am

    The truck in Venice at Lincoln just south
    of Rose is the ONLY place to eat real food
    after midnight. The sidewalk society there
    is a warm place in this often dismal city.

  1396. William Kheel signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:56 am

    save all the taco trucks!!

  1397. Jane Nakasako signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:58 am

    taco trucks are a cultural staple of l.a. – these new restrictions are totally ridiculous!

  1398. Ernestina Osorio signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:59 am

    this ordinance is yet another example of l.a. politicians’ lack of foresight. of course implementing it would inevitably lead to taco trucks’ complete demise. whose “quality of life” is at stake here? a few restaurant owners’ and disgruntled residents or far more taco truck owners’, not to mention the large numbers of workers and families who rely on these trucks’ prices? in my westwood neighborhood, these trucks feed the workers who service our homes. they are convenient, the food is affordable, and they are not an eyesore. how about advocating on behalf of these small business owners? why not formulate a long-term solution that adequately acknowledges the vital role that these trucks play in l.a.’s cultural and economic landscape? oh, yes, that would require thoughtful engagement and cooperation! most angelenos are up to the task. are our leaders?

  1399. evan jourden signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:59 am

    i am will sale our house and leave the city if the taco trucks disappear! United we stand!

  1400. Micah Lashbrook signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Taco Trucks in L.A. are God’s gift to mankind.

  1401. Carol Erilane signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Taco trucks are a legitimate business that provide an essential service to all types of people, they humanize the experience of living in what is often an impersonal environment. They should not be seen as a threat to “brick and mortar” businesses which perform a different function in our lives.

  1402. Dan Grutzmacher signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:05 am

    When I want to get soft tacos, I want the ease and economy of the trucks. I am not going to take my business to a restaurant if the taco trucks are outlawed.

  1403. James Cantarella signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Save the taco trucks!

  1404. Allison Schulte signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:06 am

    We need taco trucks.

  1405. Steven M. Wann signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:08 am

    This is just an outrage. Family meals, as well as meals with friends have taken place many times around these delicious Taco Vehicles. This shouldn’t be tolerated, we need to save the taco trucks so future generations can enjoy the meat just like us.

  1406. Ken Ehrlich signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Reasonably priced food, community building and street culture.
    Aren’t these things we want to support rather than discourage in L.A.?

  1407. Corey Campbell signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Save the taco trucks!

  1408. Natalie signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Taco Trucks are L.A.

  1409. Cynthia White signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:17 am

    And I thought Gloria Molina was above the grips of lobbyists.

  1410. Steven Osuna signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:21 am

    I would rather see McDonalds close its doors than the Taco Trucks!!

  1411. Erin Darling signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:21 am

    What’s next, cut down the palm trees?

  1412. Thiago Winterstein signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:21 am

    I agree with Ken Ehrlich.

  1413. Jim skuldt signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:23 am

    ME GUSTA LOS TACOS

  1414. Graham Anderson signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Save em!

  1415. Daniel Lee signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Nope…

  1416. Steven Osuna signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:24 am

    I would rather see McDonalds and other fast food chains close their doors than see this obvious act of oppression against working people!

  1417. Ashwin signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:24 am

    I love Taco trucks, saved me grief many a hungry night, fight the law guys, we want you here.

  1418. Greg Johns signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Had the best $3 lunch in LA for years working over in Hollywood…the trucks need to stay!

  1419. Jason Hodin signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Save our salsa!

  1420. Damien Vu signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Yay for Taco Trucks!

  1421. Jake McGee signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:30 am

    God has brought the Taco Trucks to us. Who are YOU to defy God?!

  1422. Karen Tom signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Taco trucks are one of the few places where people from different walks of life can congregate and find ground. Save the taco trucks!

  1423. Ryan Bennett signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:36 am

    I met my first wife at a taco truck. Save ‘em!

  1424. Daniel Kutner signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:37 am

    The sad truth is that LA isn’t a 24 hour city the way NYC is. The Taco Trucks, while maybe not what I’d wish for in my 2am dining options, fill a huge void. On top of that, I had a Carne Asada Taco 2 days ago that was so perfectly cooked I wish I’d have photographed it first.


  1425. on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Let us eat tacos.

  1426. Kristin Kolb signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Tacos truck are cheap, nutritious and delicious.

  1427. bill flanagan signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:41 am

    This law is unjust.

  1428. Diego Horacio Nunez signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Give me tacos or give me death

  1429. Lynne Findley signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Is the City crazy?! We live in Bellingham, WA. now, but lived for five years in L.A. My mouth began to water as soon as i started the article. Oh, what i would give for a taco truck carnita for lunch! …. And i am an old white lady.

  1430. Brenda Goodbread signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:46 am

    PLEASE SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS! In these difficult financial times with the cost of gasoline, food and just about everything sky high, the TACO TRUCKS have saved many of us from going hungry. Please, SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!

  1431. Carter Mull signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:46 am

    save the trucks!

  1432. Nathan Whitehouse signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:48 am

    This is crazy! Taco trucks make Southern California great!

  1433. James Ponsoldt signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Taco trucks are part of the soul of Los Angeles. Can these people actually be serious…??? Thanks for stomping on the American dream.

  1434. Jason Malinsky signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:56 am

    This is unnecessary. These taco trucks are an important part of the culture of LA and are part of what make the city unique. Don’t destroy that with this ordinance.

  1435. Maria Gutowski signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Keep the trucks!

  1436. David Cooley signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Cops are “catering” to the big businesses almost like they get “Mafia protection money” from them…
    Fuck this law, business owners on wheels have as many rights as non-wheeled business owners!!!!!!!!!!

  1437. Hays Witt signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:58 am

    The same County Supervisors who don’t do jack about poverty in the county, now want to cut off people who are doing for themselves…

  1438. Farnosh Family signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Save our trucks!!!!

  1439. Rene Klaassen signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Big business and the politicians in their pocket are once again at it to kill small independent entrepreneurs.
    Great way to make southern California business friendly.
    Leave taco trucks and other legal, authorized and health department approved street vendors alone!

  1440. Justin Smith signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    1.25 for the best taco’s around and they want to shut them down……. It’s part of what makes this place L.A. that and traffic of course

  1441. Russell Rubin signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Stop messing with people and eliminating culture. Let us eat delicious tacos

  1442. Jamie Relis signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    word

  1443. Sandy Schuckett signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Taco trucks are an important part of LA culture, and they provide great food also. They are small businesses who deserve to function where they choose. Leave them alone!

  1444. Chris Torrens signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Hands off my ceviche! Seriously, there are real problems in this world and taco trucks are not one of them. These are honest hard-working people providing a needed service at a reasonable cost. Why would you want to mess with that? Leave the taco trucks alone and pass the hot sauce!

  1445. Brian signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    um you better keep the taco trucks

  1446. Robert Fleming signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Tacos!

  1447. Shane Winter signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    This is about as great an idea as restricting sour dough in San Francisco. This city isn’t overwhelmed by culture in the first place…let’s not kill what we have

  1448. brandi emma signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    save the tacos!

  1449. jacob havner signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    the only petition i’ve ever signed…

  1450. Angela Frausto signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    LA loves tacos!!!
    we must save them!

  1451. Ruben Frausto signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    TACO TRUCKS ARE THE BEST!
    save the hispanic culture

  1452. Vivian Lee signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    tacos!

  1453. G. I. O' Taco signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    We drive or fly 1,000 miles for L.A. Tacos (with a capital “T”.) Please allow them total freedom to please. New Mexico has the chiles, L.A. has the Tacos! !Que Viva!

  1454. Nathan Shepherd signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Si se puede!

  1455. Jared Osborne signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Tacos for life

  1456. Timothy Zamora signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Keep the truck!

  1457. Nathan Broersma signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Viva taco trucks! Take them away and you will lose your soul!

  1458. Michele Munoz signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    carne asada is not a crime!!!


  1459. on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    trucks

  1460. Antonio Villaraigosa signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    I know we are sell-out politicos, but this is just too damn far, Gloria! It’s one thing to get rid of a food sovereignty project for local urban farmers, but nobody gonna take away my asada!!! What am I supposed to take over to eat at Mirtha’s pad at 3 in the morning after partying all night? This is too much.

  1461. Martin Aguilera signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Tacos are essential for our livelihood — keep the truck!

  1462. Diana Baquero signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Save the taco trucks!!

  1463. Edgar Diaz-Machado signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    ¡qué viva la grasa!

  1464. Allen Halsell signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Taco trucks are an integral part of Los Angeles life. We would all be poorer without them!

  1465. Milan Kothari signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    People and places makes a city. Taco trucks are unique and integral to Los Angeles. And of course HARMLESS. Lets save them. Love tacos !!

  1466. Joseph De Wolk signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Taco trucks are true, entrepreneurial American small business and deserve better treatment than this.

  1467. A. Lewis signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    They are a nice part of the city!

  1468. Hugo Viramontes signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Leave the lunch trucks alone!!!

  1469. Michael Grynick signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    At least allow them to register for legitimate access to street vending. These guys are priceless in the late evening when most other eateries are closed down! To see a taco truck with fires bright under the moonlit night is a sight for sore eyes (and hungry stomachs!).

  1470. Johnny Moped signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Don’t mess with taco trucks.

  1471. Mary McLean signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    I love my neighborhood taco truck. It is part of what makes Los Angeles special.

  1472. Mark McGrath signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    This is just another example of the ‘state’ inflicting violence on hard working people.

  1473. Annie Nazarian signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    What kind of Friday night ends without a stop to the local taco truck?

  1474. Jake Bailey signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    I don’t live in LA anymore, but I’m moving back as soon as I finish school. I will support any effort to ensure the future of taco trucks in LA. It won’t be the same city without them.

  1475. Julie Hernandez signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Keep the taco trucks

  1476. Andres Quego signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    I think white people like saving taco trucks.

  1477. Stephanie Snider signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    no one wants to live in a world without taco trucks

  1478. Jake Snider signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Stop this stupid, racist law!

  1479. Ben Pope signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Taco trucks are an essential part of our eastside neighborhoods. Shutting them down is absurd.
    What’s next? Perhaps we should stick it to the local farmers – it’s really not fair to the big grocery chains that people can buy better produce at farmers markets, which don’t have the same overhead as brick-and-mortar stores, is it?
    I guess all those taco truck operators must be millionaires with all the business they’re stealing that rightfully belongs to poor McDonalds and Taco Bell.
    Seriously, this “unfair competition” ridiculousness seems to be the only justification anyone can provide for this backward policy, and it just makes no sense. Of course, the restaurant lobby is always careful to use some little independent restaurant as its mouthpiece, but (as many have pointed out) there’s really no competition there – people buying from a taco truck are not looking for a restaurant dining experience at that moment. This is really about fast food, and whether there will be a place allowed for superior local alternatives to the major international chains.

  1480. Phillip Flores signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Save the trucks!

  1481. Whitney Lockert signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Taco trucks are like fast food but better, an essential part of living in California.

  1482. Desmond Young signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Great food at these trucks. No wonder some restaurant owners are upset since they cannot produce as good a product in their bigger kitchens on solid ground. Who will be targeted next? the tamale and elote vendors? Restaurant owners can always join the truck game if they want to. Our LA car culture lacks street food.

  1483. John Hupp signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!

  1484. david finucane signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    i love my taco truck in old pasadena even after it had to move a block to the gas station at walnut and fair oaks. it’s the best food ever and so cheap and the people who run it are so nice and honest. it’s the best thing to do after a night of bar-hopping
    in the area. does this new county rule apply to pasadena? i guess so, it’s in l.a. county. what a great idea, fine them and send them to jail for being so good.

  1485. Clare Bellefeuille-Rice signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Save our trucks!!!

  1486. Collin Brink signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Taco trucks and carts are a part of the culture of Los Angeles. This law is overly broad, and addresses the needs of a few people at the expense of many. I understand that some residents and businesses may have a legitimate complaint, but I don’t think the best solution is to shut down an entire business segment. Please repeal this sweeping measure and find a more intelligent solution to the issues at hand.

  1487. Louis D. signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Should we be surprised to see the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors apply the same management style that made King Drew Medical Center such a success … to our taco trucks!

    Yet another excellent reason to push for a reorganization of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

  1488. Stephen signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Carne Asada is NOT a crime!

  1489. Christy de la Torre signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    I vote to repeal this measure.

  1490. Joe Daquino signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Right. Do one more thing to make LA just like every other big, dumb city in America. Save the trucks!

  1491. Joshua Beck signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    Taco trucks are LA!

    Why not negotiate in the controversial areas? – I am sure a better solution can be obtained by bringing those involved to the table.

    Thanks for reading these!

  1492. Michelle Kelly signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    I agree. Where would Carl Karcher have been if they had banned his hot dog cart? Besides serving to fill a unique place in the city’s economy as well as it’s culture, who knows what other successes these entrepreneurs may find in the future? Let them soar. Save our taco trucks.

  1493. Jacqueline Mraz signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    This is not good for my old neighborhood, Highland Park. The taco truck at one of the auto shops right near Mesa Avenue, for example, is fantastic. Everyone loves it. What is going on in the neighborhood while the taco trucks are being challenged? Gentrification. Yuppy bars. Yuppy coffee joints. Places where Hollywood films but doesn’t eat locally. No. They don’t patronize local eateries. They steal the local color, if that is the right way to put it, and they bring huge, expensive catering trucks. They do this even on the campus of Occidental College. It is spoiling Highland Park. Fight back. Against gentrification in Highland Park. Save the trucks and save all neighborhood eateries. The folks in Hollywood, for example, wouldn’t even set foot in the Super A on the main drag. They don’t even know about the great Mexican deli at that Super A. Only the locals do. Spread the word. Save the trucks. Fight gentrification now.

  1494. Andrew Silverstein signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    The people have spoken– Save the Trucks!

    Carnitas pa´ todos!

  1495. Johnny Chang signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    To imagine Los Angeles without taco trucks is to like eating a hotdog minus the dog.

  1496. David Armitage signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    After a year spent in Pasadena/LA, but now back on the East Coast, I miss few things more than the tacos. Keep this vital contribution to local culture!

  1497. Nick Marines signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    I totally agree, let people make a living the way they can, freedom should not be curtailed, because of a couple of ” complaints “are there really any complaints…? It makes me wonder if it is only a way to harass hard working people and their customers. Mr Villaraigozza, please help……

  1498. Jacqueline Mraz signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    I forgot to add that everyone should on Cinqo de Mayo patronize his/her favorite taco truck. If you don’t have a favorite taco truck, find one. It is bad enough that Chabalita’s isn’t even off of the I-10 any longer. They were not a taco truck. But they had the best tongue burritos around. They were super. People came from far and wide to eat at places like Chabalita’s. Remember Chabalita’s. Remember all of the great places that are not there like Chabalita’s. Fight back. On Cinqo de Mayo, eat at a taco truck. Someone should make an edible taco truck for Cinqo de Mayo. And there should be an eat off. Of the edible taco truck. Great for media attention. Please do it. I beg you from across the country. Save the taco trucks. If they go the way of all flesh in L.A., they will go the way of all flesh everywhere. Angelenos, fight back.

  1499. Marino Resendiz signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    save the best food in LA!!!

  1500. Jenn Barnes signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Keep your paws off taco trucks!

  1501. Brica Wilcox signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Taking away the taco trucks is clearly a horrible idea.

  1502. Dorothea Grossman signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    save, save, save

  1503. Alan Purcell signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Another East sider who loves taco trucks. Don’t take this important part of LA street culture away. Find another way to deal with “problem” trucks. Don’t punish the many trucks that are assets to the quality of life here. Between set up time and clean up-it would be impossible for them to move every hour.

  1504. vivian sheng signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    taco flavored kisses…

  1505. jeff caron signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    i love them!!!

  1506. Muncie McNamara signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Go Taco Trucks. It’a un-angeleno to ban them

  1507. Malina Tran signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Taco trucks are an integrated part of Angeleno lifestyle. Let’s not ban a way of life for the sake of capitalistic/bureaucratic compliancy!

  1508. jeff lamarca signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Mind blowing! Some small time businessmen serve a better product than McDonalds or Taco Bell, and Molina comes running with a protectionist, anti-competitive law to harass these entrepreneurs.

    Gloria Molina, your 30 minutes are up! Time to pack up and move on, preferably to Siberia.

  1509. TJ Tong signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Yes, I’m not in your district, in fact I’m very far away, but I love my local Taco Truck. This is a cultural matter. I don’t know if taco trucks are even considered under the “Slow Food” movement, but they should be. This is living culture, feeding people at it’s basic level. I am Chinese-American, and when I went to the motherland, I saw my cultural equivalent of the taco trucks, people with push carts, and a few “baskets on pole” guys selling food.

    It’s not like I’m fond of LA, in fact, I dread having to go there on business, but, what makes you real, a city; well its not a City, it’s more of a condition, bearable, is what caters to regular people; the taco trucks, the crappy Vietnamese pho and sandwich places, the little bits of the real world LA lets into Giant Plastic Land.

  1510. Amy Cox signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    We love the taco trucks! Don’t make them leave :(

  1511. Andrew Langille signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    ¡Una ganga!

  1512. Jacqueline Mraz signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Whoops…I stand corrected. Taco Chabelita is very much alive and well. I just learned that I got the wrong news on Taco Chabelita off of the I-10. Sorry. Glad to hear I was given the wrong news. Go to Taco Chabelita and treat yourselves, folks…And do save the trucks:)

  1513. Josh Leichtung signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Taco Truck
    A Haiku

    sitting on a curb
    a meal that’s fit for a king
    it came from a truck

  1514. Edward Reinert signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    College students on a tight budget need to eat, too!

  1515. Peggy Hedberg signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    How much time and money has been spent on this issue.
    And for what reason?

    Freedom for tacos!

  1516. Jeffrey Hagen signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    There is a taco truck that parks next to the post office near my house. In the evening, there is always a crowd of adults and children standing around, eating food and talking. It is a rare occurence in Los Angeles: a social gathering place where neighbors are meeting and talking. It is something that I have never seen in a Jack in the Box.

  1517. Emily Carman signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    save the taco trucks!

  1518. Paul Mason signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Keep the trucks around!

  1519. Lilly Hecht signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    save the taco trucks!

  1520. alexis yee-garcia signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Carne asada is definitely not a crime.

  1521. Jeffrey Garcia signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    “People say this is part of our culture. I don’t recall any towns in Mexico having taco trucks.”

    It’s a part of our culture de El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula.

    Save the trucks!

  1522. Wendy Al signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Keep the taco truck. But, keep the area clean too. Recycle!

  1523. Alex Merz signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    As a California native, one of the things that I always look forward to when I come back home is the great street food. Taco trucks are a great part of this scene. It would be a pity if a few vociferous killjoys managed to deny the voracious masses their favorite taco truck edibles.

  1524. steven cho signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    keep the taco truck, ban the roach coach..

  1525. Catharine Wall signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    I support good food, local culture, and street life. Leave the taco trucks alone! (Or, as someone said above, Keep on truckin’!)

  1526. Bruce Williams signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    WHAT? Have they lost their minds?

    Marry Mexixan food and an automible and what do you get?

    Los Angeles! It’s who we are!

  1527. David C. Powell signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Taco trucks are an LA tradition!

  1528. Adam Mikkelsen signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Keep out taco trucks

  1529. mike signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Yo quiero taco camion

  1530. Adam Mikkelsen signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    I meen keep OUR taco trucks running!

  1531. Jeffrey Meyer signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Gloria Molina, shame on you!

  1532. Steve Martin signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Taco Trucks rule!! We need these. They have the best food you can get!

  1533. Jennifer LEe signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    dude, i would have starved in junior high if it weren’t for these taco trucks.

  1534. Brooke Burns signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Save the Roach Coach

  1535. Sharon Luk signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    “Urban blight” has been a term used throughout LA history to maintain racial segregation and to justify attacks on communities of color. As far as i can tell at this point, I see this issue as a part of that legacy, i.e. as an attack on the ability of, as one vendor put it in the LAT, “poor people feeding other poor people.”

  1536. Karl F. Schmid signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    I’m recently from New York City. Just as sidewalk hotdog stands are a part of New York City culture (nothing like dining under the umbrella), so too are LA’s taco trucks a part of LA culture. They should be cherished and guarded, not run out of town.

  1537. Ed Sugar signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    What blow to free neterprise and the American dream. Has LA County turned into the Soviet Republic?

  1538. Stefani Greenwood signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    !!!

  1539. J. Slab signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    This is absurd. A few clowns complain, “fixed businesses” whine about supposed lost revenue, and all of LA suffers? This is indeed “a big quality of life issue” – to shut them down would be woefully shortsighted, reactionary, and anti-flavor. For shame, “pro-business” anti-taco truck clowns; for shame.

  1540. Erik Kindschi signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Taco trucks are an important part of LA culture…keep our taco trucks!

  1541. Jaroslaw Migo signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Keep on truckin’ in the free world, man. Ai!

  1542. Thomas P. Coughlin signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    The supervisors should be ashamed of themselves, especially when we all have fewer options to get lower priced food. Repeal now and amnesty for all.

  1543. Daniel A. Munz signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    This is totally baffling to me. Have we really come to just wringing everything out of a city that makes it distinct?

  1544. David Horvitz signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    143 TACO

  1545. Max Golstein signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    This is just snobbery on the part of Gloria Molina who prefers to dine with Hollywood celebrities at The Ivy. Last Monday I had two great meals: Hot Pastrami for lunch and a oxacaca taco for dinner and both were alot better than the arugula or Belgian endives or whatver other nouveau cuisine people like Ms. Molina prefer.

  1546. Timothy Reed signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    agreed

  1547. Jennie Steinkamp signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    !

  1548. Bob Alexander signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Americans need our taco trucks. Please show respect for these important, hard working entrepreneurs.

  1549. Janet Swartz signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Agree with everyone… don’t take away the color and flavor that makes LA unique and diverse.

  1550. vic elgabala signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Is this happening because one of the fast food industry giants (J in the B…) is plotting to monopolize late night meals?????? whats really going on??? whos really behind this????

  1551. Stephen Williams signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Fast food is not good food

  1552. Briana signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    I don’t even eat meat and I think this is ridiculous.

  1553. Courtney signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Let the taco trucks be, focus on real problems, we have enough of them

  1554. N. Senra signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Selling tacos should not lead to jail time!

  1555. Kathy Hanks signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Taco trucks are part of LA culture and economy- leave them alone.

  1556. Santa Claus signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    jus’ lay back bounce in the club
    when we do a dance ya we do it like what??

    (like a) like a cholo

    side to side
    elbows up; side to side
    elbows up; side to side
    elbows up; side to side
    like a cholo

    all up in the club 10 deep
    lookin for some hynas
    we on the pree
    i need a bad one a real freak
    find them at the dance floor so don’t sneak

    damn i like you i like you but i really want her
    shes that type i can tell
    let me get N 2 Deep and take her back to the hotel
    but right now i’m on the move
    show this little moma how a gangsta groove

    i don’t do a whole lot just enough
    at least i decide to keep my elbows up
    like this, like that
    all the girls know where the real g’s at
    you could find us way up in the back
    watching that ass bounce like a low low

    [chorus]
    i lean like a cholo
    side to side
    elbows up; side to side
    elbows up; side to side
    elbows up;side to side
    (x2)
    like a cholo

    i’m brown i get down
    the girls love how i lean
    like a G to the beat
    blue and white MJ’s on my feet

    i’m lookin real good i’m so hood
    gotta stay clean if u know what i mean
    pockets full of feria
    mucho dinero look me in my eyes
    tell me papi te quiero

    let me do my dance
    u do yours
    shakin what u got
    till ur sweating out your pores
    just like that yea i like that

    im a perro trying to chase that cat
    hey DJ won’t u play that same track
    (wind it back) i can lean to that

    now she wants me
    and i aint going home solo
    cuz i lean like a cholo

    [chors](x2)
    like a cholo

    all the homies they know what i mean
    baby let me show u how i lean like a cholo

    lay back bounce in the club
    when we do a dance ya we do it like what like a cholo

    all the homies they know what i mean
    baby let me show u how i lean like a cholo

    lay back bounce in the club
    when we do a dance ya we do it like what like a cholo

  1557. MICHAEL "G" signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 6969 PASSED:

    TACO TRUCKS ARE ILLEGAL’

  1558. Peter Osborne signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Screw ‘em!! I’m sick and tired of people who think THEY know what’s good for us, trying to force us through legislation, telling us what we should or shouldn’t be eating. We’re not stupid!! We buy what we buy on the streets because we know what’s good.
    If they don’t want to eat it …fine… but don’t even try to think of telling me what to put in my mouth. Molina…sit down, shut up and eat! whatever you want. signed…street food lover.

  1559. sean signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    ….and then we can ban anything that takes place on the sidewalk, dodger dogs, the doo-dah parade, and china can ban noodle vendors, and perhaps we can ban bouganvilla and installation art….i just marvel at how much energy is wasted by those elected to lead when the city is suffering so many other ills that directly affect its denizens…..tsk tsk tsk. thanks gloria.

  1560. Michael Blanchard signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Tacos are not a crime.

  1561. Jose Valdez signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Do the math Gloria Molina, 14,000 registered taco trucks, times $695.00 per Health Department Permit is about $9,800,000.00 for the County!!!!!!!! Please leave alone the honest and hard working people and concentrate in fight crime that is increasing every minute. With this new law, Sherif’s and city police will concentrate in give tickets and arrest honest people in instead of arrest real criminals and fight the criminality that is growing. Taco truck businesses helps the microeconomics growing. With this new law thousands of business will be affected along with thousands of families who depends on this type of business, Please Gloria Molina, wake up and help your people, they need you now, do not concentrate in small groups, look at the big picture, I know that you are smarta enough, please void and cancel this law, if you do it, you will be in every body’s heart.

  1562. Andy Mott signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Tacos rule.

  1563. Odin Shafer signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    New York has Hot Dogs
    We have Tacos!

  1564. Nicholas Paradowski signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Taco Truck Love……….

  1565. Jason Myers signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Viva el taco truck!

  1566. Yvonne Hyde signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    These people are hard working and provide much appreciated meals that are very reasonably priced and cooked when ordered. Please leave our lunch options alone.

  1567. Gina Ruiz signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Our people have little ways to make money, lets stop and realize we are only hurting ourselves.

  1568. iliana zuniga signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    let the taco trucks live. LONG LIVE TACOS

  1569. armen harootun signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    save those damn trucks…they have changed my life….

  1570. Michael Aarvold signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Save the trucks

  1571. patrick mckenzie signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    if the taco trucks go – i go.

  1572. Kaitlin Bleier signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Long live the Taco Trucks!

  1573. Tim Cahill signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    signed.

  1574. David Hurst signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Love the taco trucks!! Cheap and excellent food!!

  1575. Arcelia signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Keep our taco trucks
    I bet you Gloria has eaten from them too, you know those late night meetings how long they run, people do get hungry!

  1576. Katie Rovanpera signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    I am a frequent visiter to Los Angeles and am dismayed to find that such a prominent and beloved element of the region’s culture is being threatened.

  1577. TONI ADKINS signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    STOP PICKING ON THE HARD WORKING LITTLE MAN

  1578. V COUCH signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    LAY OFF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING. AT LEAST THE’RE NOT SIGNING UP FOR WELFARE

  1579. Michael Wales signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    I don’t understand why we have to provide a comment, although I want to sign this petition.

  1580. anthony dickson signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    leave the taco trucks alone please!! you can’t seriously tell us that there isn’t a better use of city resources than to monitor taco trucks. it’s ridiculous!!

  1581. Byron Smith signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Stupid laws at their worst

  1582. Ben Nelson signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Gloria, a lot people don’t agree with your new law. Listen to them.

  1583. amanda stanke signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    i love the taco trucks -how else do you survive a day of traffic school!

  1584. Christina Savoy signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Mas tacos, por favor!

  1585. Dean Okrand signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    this is not good government

  1586. Layne Mosler signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Perhaps if McDonald’s lent their lawyers to taco truck owners, the city of LA would think differently about enforcing this law…

  1587. Viral Bajaria signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    i love taco trucks, there is really no sense to this law

  1588. Karen Shepherd signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Taco trucks are a cherished part of LA’s culture and history. They’re what’s best about LA. Leave them alone!

  1589. Thomas Bradley signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Taco trucks sell Burritos too.

  1590. Jim Cox signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Love the taco trucks!

  1591. natalie jaime signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    DUDE, lets all get along together. nothing but love for taco trucks!!!

  1592. Dan Johnson signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Dan from Burritophile here – we support the right of taco trucks to unleash deliciousness everywhere. I’m a San Francisco burrito fiend but…man, LA taco trucks are incredible. Good luck!

  1593. matt bissett signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    tacos are more than food. they are a way of life. first LA, next Oakland? dont let it happen yall.

  1594. helen lee signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    good luck trucks!

  1595. Chelsey Collins signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    a priceless part of the city that should not be lost, ever!

  1596. Anayely Relles signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    We will not stand by and let an injustice happen. Our voices will be heard…MAKE TACOS NOT WAR!

  1597. karina deyko signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Please say YES to the taco trucks!!!

  1598. Melinda Duff signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    The taco trucks of Los Angeles are an invaluable service to people in Los Angeles. They serve reasonably priced cuisine when most other food establishments are closed. They are especially utilized by people who work late or graveyard shifts.

  1599. Crosby Haffner signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Taco trucks make LA

  1600. Juanita Meneses signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Save the Taco Truck!

  1601. Omar G signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    i want my tacos!!!! WE want our tacos!! dont be a taco nazi!!!

  1602. Lilia Hazlett signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    I support the taco truck battle on the side of the taco trucks being permitted to stay parked selling their tacos without restrictions of time parked.

  1603. philip r simmons signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Absolutely! Keep up the goodwill and community spirit that taco trucks encourage!

  1604. Manuel C. Castillo signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    There are not enough restaurants open in the City Terrace area after the regular business hours. Taco trucks fill the void!

  1605. wendy acosta signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    si se puede

  1606. May Oyakawa signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    The Taco trucks provide good Tacos with an authenticity and flair for Mexican food. Without them a part of the diverse culture of LA will be lost.

  1607. CYNTHIA signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    you cant take away taco trucks because ppl that work late dont have a place to go eat!!!

  1608. Josef Fondue signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Please let the trucks roll. My family and I would greatly miss them. I do alot of work outdoors and don’t have the time to drive to a restaurant while I am working. Plus, I never had a bad taco, ever! Roll On taco trucks!

  1609. Jesus Torres signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    I’m angry and disappointed! I Mean look at how many
    want their taco trucks.

  1610. Aldo Flores signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Let the trucks do their biz. They work hard to make an honest buck. They cannot afford to lobby politicians like these other haters. WE THE RAZA, support our people to make an honest hard earned buck to feed their familias. Gloria M., go ef-ur-self!

  1611. Monique DeLoach signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    save the taco trucks. it’s a great part of what makes LA special.

  1612. Blanca R. Castro signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Tacos Si! McDonald’s No!
    What’s L.A. without taco trucks? It’s like Beverly Hills without Rodeo Drive!

  1613. Julie signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    LONG LIVE TACO TRUCKS!

  1614. stuart robertson signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    PULITZER PRIZE WINNING FOOD CRITIC JONATHAN GOLD loves the taco trucks and Los Angeles Magazine voted it one of the best things about the city. Is that alone not enough to reverse this silly ordinance?

  1615. Brandy C Grote signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Best ceviche in LA comes from a roach coach! Every business in LA, from construction to aerospace, is fed from these trucks. I personally do not know of anyone in 15 years that got ill from eating from one of these mobile eateries!

  1616. Dayna Bender signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    I live in SF, but I am signing in solidarity with all the people of LA who love Taco Trucks. I eat from Taco Trucks in SF. And when I was a graduate student in Philadelphia, the university tried to close down the Taco Trucks. Heck no! We fought the university and won! Good luck!


  1617. on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    i don’t know what i would do without La Estrella and Rambos!

    I can’t believe that it’s okay for a Jack in the Box to stay open 24 hours a day, but a taco truck can’t serve fresh, inexpensive, homemade food for a few hours? it’s insane…

    this is one of the reasons why I moved to Highland Park. i’m an upstanding, fairly well-to-do citizen who wants to bring positivity to this neighborhood by helping improve the culture and start new businesses…that Taco Trucks are part of the charm and draw…

  1618. Marilyn Hanson signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    This is like trying to stop NYC’s hot dog and pretzel trucks!

  1619. Albert signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    It’s disappointing to see Gloria Molina come down on the taqueros, the very people who serve the her constituents with some mightyy fine food. I just love their tacos, so much cheaper and yet so much better than the ones at Pollo Loco or even King Taco and you can’t beat their service, way faster than all the “fast food’ chain restaurants. Can we impeach Gloria?

  1620. Marcos Ruiz signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    We just want our tacos trucks. Are we asking to much!

  1621. Angelica Salazar signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Our people can’t easily tap into the formal economy…taco trucks are a vital part of the informal economy, and they’re so tasty too!

  1622. David Tran signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Taco trucks provide a service that workers in urban LA really need…some will starve without them!

  1623. Andrea Zeppilli signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    no one is illegal!!! not even my treasured taco trucks!

  1624. Tony Aponte signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    long live the taco truck!!

  1625. amanda doenitz signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Every American city should be as lucky as we Angelinos are to have such fabulous food offered from Taco trucks! Just the best! Come serve my block please!

  1626. Geoff Agnor signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    This is ridiculous.

  1627. Paul G signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    A delicious institution. They have floating boats in rivers that stay still, ice cream trucks that camp out in parks in San Francisco, hot dog stands that ARE mobile but stay put, no one thinks these are eye-sores or unfair business practices.

  1628. Cory Fischer signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    This new law is insulting! Carne asada is not a crime!

  1629. Chris McIntyre signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Give the people the tacos they want!

  1630. Lisa Stewart signed,

    on May 3rd, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    Viva la taco trucks!!

  1631. Vernon Rosario signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 12:15 am

    Taco trucks are a wonderful LA institution. Stomping on them to reduce competition for restaurant just seems un-American.

  1632. Tony Sandoval signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 12:17 am

    STOP harrasing the hard working Mexica community

  1633. John S. Chin signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 12:21 am

    LONG LIVE TACO TRUCKS!

  1634. Julia Sear signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 12:21 am

    !!!

  1635. noah signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 12:24 am

    !!!

  1636. Tony Sandoval signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 12:25 am

    Recall Gloria Molina

    As a Mexican shame on her

    she probably likes sandwiches

  1637. Betty Rojas Maya signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 1:11 am

    I support all hard working people.Stop harrasing.
    I love tacos.

  1638. Betty Rojas Maya signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 1:11 am

    I support all hard working people.Stop harrasing.
    I love tacos.

  1639. Luke Beard signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 1:30 am

    I support tacos!!

  1640. chane signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 2:17 am

    :)

  1641. Kathleen Buckley signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 2:34 am

    Tacos- while delicious , are quite the super time saver for the multi
    tasker!

  1642. Stacey Carder signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 3:59 am

    TACO LOVERS UNITE!

  1643. Ryan Schauer signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 4:10 am

    Save the tacos

  1644. Evan Bacon signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 5:08 am

    Taco truck is a staple in Los Angeles, and something that brings back many fine memories for those of us who went to Occidental College. Please save them!

  1645. Pablo Gerber signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 6:09 am

    Taco Trucks follow health and legal requirements just like any other business. The fact that one person is wishing to change that is anti-democratic, anti-american and is a direct and blatant assault against American values. It is also sad when someone loses their pride as latino, for that leaves us empty.
    The Taco Trucks are more than a cultural cliche: they provide people with income as they provide a product and a service. The Pacific Northwest could certainly Taco Trucks, our Mexican food up here sucks.

  1646. Marc Haynes signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 6:29 am

    Mmm. . .lengua.

  1647. Dellena Montano signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 6:47 am

    don’t mess with a good thing

  1648. Anne Zerrien-Lee signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 7:47 am

    I love taco trucks and other vendors of street food in Los Angeles. They are a part of our city’s culture that brings people together and they satisfy a basic need for good food, fast at reasonable prices. These are hardworking people who are trying to make an honest living. Let them be!

  1649. Carl H. Torres signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 7:49 am

    I don’t know what Mexico Glogia Molina came from, but there were a lot of taco trucks everywhere in my Mexico. Taco trucks are the tasty part of L.A. It’s time we elected somebody with us in mind instead of corporate and tasteless McDonalds. America is about entrepeneurs: finding creative ways to strive against all odds. Save the real tacos!

  1650. Robert Olding signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 8:16 am

    Long live the taco truck!

  1651. Michael Machczynski signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 8:20 am

    I’m sure there is a taco truck parked at the pearly gates. Don’t touch them!

  1652. Karen signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 8:42 am

    I heart tacos.

  1653. Sabrina Choi signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 8:46 am

    Leave the taco trucks alone!

  1654. James Gonzales signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Long live the Taco Trucks!!!

  1655. David A. Kerr signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Great eats from these trucks. They are regarded with great reverence here in the Bay Area. Don’t the L.A. county officials have bigger carne asada to fry? Gimme a break!

  1656. michele h. signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 8:56 am

    These food trucks are not only a great stop when you are hungry, but also an inexpensive way to eat..when you have 3 dollars in your pocket that’s a couple of tacos, and a drink! …AND they are really part of the L.A tradition. LEAVE THEM ALONE!

  1657. Mat K signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 9:03 am

    An outrage….

  1658. Tascha Horowitz signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 9:29 am

    hands off our taco trucks!

  1659. damian sernas signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 9:33 am

    in taco truck we trust!

  1660. Isa-Kae Meksin signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 9:34 am

    feed the masses, save the trucks !

  1661. Chad Smith signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Please save the taco trucks, they make some of the best food in all of LA

  1662. Anne Zimmerman signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 9:56 am

    the small, creative, yummy bits only locals know about keep LA human, interesting and the wonderful City it is and can be! And they are pedestrian enclaves!

  1663. James Weir signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 10:03 am

    !!!

  1664. Jonah Hall signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Tell Legislators to back away from the things that make life fun and special. Every should remember Gloria Molina when its time to voter her out.

  1665. James Del signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Support the Taco Trucks! Carne Asada is not a crime!

  1666. Tyson Leuchter signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Taco trucks are one of the signature culinary elements of Los Angeles, a place where people of all races and classes can come together and enjoy something delicious. Why would we want to get rid of that?

  1667. Vito Dieterle signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 10:33 am

    NYC Will take them!!

  1668. John Walker signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 10:33 am

    This is a vote against these supervisors, remember this next election. What about the traffic problems? Leave the trucks alone.

  1669. Andy Rhodes signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 10:34 am

    I love the taco trucks! Isn’t there a REAL problem we can direct our energy and resources at?

  1670. Adrian E. Tschoegl signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 10:41 am

    The proposed restrictions on the Taco Trucks represent special interests demanding protection. The restrictions are an anti-reform.

  1671. Elizabeth Russell Hoops signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 10:42 am

    .

  1672. peter carlin signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 10:43 am

    I support the Taco Trucks! Carne Asada is not a crime!

  1673. Shane Albret signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Legalize LA!

  1674. Alex Ulises Garcia signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 10:47 am

    wow. first they were hassling the bacon-wrapped hotdog vendors in downtown and now this. this city’s government will never stop breaking my heart. please leave good, hard-working people alone and let them make their amazing food. if i see that La Estrella on Ave 54 and York is gone because it had to move, expect a one-man L.A. riot.

  1675. Bennett Smith signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 10:50 am

    LA’s got bigger problems than taco trucks…stop wasting our tax dollars on getting rid of good food and cheap eats.

  1676. Teresa Mendoza signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 11:04 am

    I support the taco trucks.

  1677. Andrew Hong signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Don’t take away a part of L.A. culture!

  1678. Aneil Rallin signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Free the taco trucks!

  1679. Daniel signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 11:23 am

    I love taco trucks!

  1680. J. Galen Eby signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 11:30 am

    I am a big fan of our local taco trucks AND I regularly patronize local restaurants. BOTH deserve a place in our city. I can sympathize with the brick & mortar eateries, but if they’d direct their efforts into improving the often-mediocre Mexican restaurant food in this town, they’d be competitive. It’s not the price — it’s about the quality of the food and the hours of operation! Please save our trucks!

  1681. Alison Spain signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Long live taco trucks!

  1682. Ian Barnard signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Taco trucks are a special part of Los Angeles culture and cuisine, and it would be a tragedy if we lost them, not to mention the blow to the incomes of taco truck owners and workers.

  1683. William Palmero signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Please let the tradition of taco trucks continue in LA!

  1684. Luis Bracamontes signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Carne Asada eaters UNITE!

  1685. edward chu signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 11:49 am

    This doesn’t make to much sense…I’m 37 and the trucks are a big part of my life. Since 15 years old, making a taco run during high school lunch breaks was royalty. Great food, great culture, great conversation with all walks of life. I’m from the Northern California. Alot of violence…murders..are happening and i dont think taco trucks is an issue. There are bigger issues then giving fines to hard working people.
    Taco Trucks is a Culture on Wheels.

  1686. Arthur Baron signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 11:50 am

    It would be a good idea to contact the Supervisors directly — to flood their mailboxes and make it clear to them that this will cost them votes. Gloria Molina and her ilk are not likely to care about the larger issues involved here but they will care about ballot box threats to their jobs.

  1687. Tom Lowe signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Food First, Law Last.

  1688. sam allman signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    don’t take our taco trucks away! i walk to the one near my house at least a couple times a week at night

  1689. Matt Abbott signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Love the taco trucks, would hate to see them go.

  1690. Michael Weiland signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    I LOVE the LA taco trucks. It is a unique cultural aspect of this community, and a large financial support system for many people. Why are we not worrying about larger issues in our world than harmless, delicious taco trucks? SAVE OUR LUNCHES!!!

  1691. Aaron Cordova signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Limiting these iconic businesswomen and men harms both them, we the customers and Los Angeles’ rich history itself. This cannot be allowed to happen.

  1692. hunter haney signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    i <3 tacos

  1693. sam bloch signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    i will never forget the carne asada outside the vons in echo park

  1694. Sean D. O'Gara signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Yo quiero tacos tambien.

  1695. claudia valdez signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    “SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS” it truly doesnt make any sence why would gloria molina would even think to take the taco trucks business away since is a authentic food as well as a big contribution to the economy of the untied states which may affect not only the taco trucks but ourselfs as well.

  1696. Maureen Willis signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    vivan las truckas

  1697. Freddy Deknatel signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Taco Trucks for life.

  1698. Jim Darling signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Why do people feel the need to get rid of the things we love? SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1699. Ramona Cash signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    This is an asinine proposal. We corazon taco trucks!


  1700. on May 4th, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    I just hate the man.


  1701. on May 4th, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Not a swift idea.

  1702. Jamie Feld signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    “Restaurant owners have long complained to county officials that taco trucks have an unfair advantage: If customers don’t come to them, they can drive to the customers. And because they are small and mobile, their overhead costs are comparatively low. I’m for people succeeding, but it’s so hard for us who are established to be able to survive,’ said Huerta, who has been a business owner in East L.A. for nearly 25 years.”

    “They prohibit a community from moving forward,” said Ron Mukai, a longtime developer in the community. “They make it unattractive for legitimate brick-and-mortar businesses to come in. Why would a restaurant come in when there’s 10 catering trucks on Olympic Boulevard? There was a time when catering trucks filled a legitimate need because there was no willing vendor in East L.A. But for the sake of bettering the community, their time has passed.”
    LA Times April 14th 2008

    It is understandable to regulate in other capacities (i.e. food or sanitation regulations, or zoning restrictions to prevent commercial activities in residential neighborhoods) but it does not make sense to impose a regulation on a service that is filling a need (cheap and mobile and very tasty!) for consumers that is not filled by other establishments.

  1703. Kevin Mullin signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    Discrimination.
    The classic peanut vendors of NYC as well as Latino/a vendors are beautiful things.

  1704. Elizabeth Noonan signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Carne Asada is not a crime, but at times it is so delicious it should be.

  1705. Jason Daly signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    This is one of those sneaky and dishonest laws that outlaws something without having the guts to admit that’s what it’s doing. Under these rules, the vast majority of taco trucks will be unable to operate–effectively shutting them down. If the board of supervisors wants to ban taco trucks, they should have the guts to pass a law banning them completely rather than this sneaky, backdoor, chickens*#t way of doing it.

  1706. Eva Suzuki signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    This is not only a way of life for many people but these trucks provide sustenance when none other may be available. Please re-consider and allow these vendors to continue providing this service to the community.

  1707. Algis Tamosaitis signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Leave the taco trucks alone. They are one of the best things about L.A.

  1708. Sarah Kapoor signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    I <3 Taco Truck.

  1709. Jason Bell signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Yay.

  1710. Oscar Farias signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Save Taco Trucks!!!

  1711. Tina Darling signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Don’t take away such an awesome part of life here in LA!

  1712. Amilamia Trejo signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    As long as Taco Trucks follow health and legal requirements they should be allowed to provide their services to our community.

  1713. Jim Horn signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Save the street cuisine and the trucks that serve it.

  1714. Ambar Limas signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    In a moment when our economy seems to have reached a difficult time why should we contribute to shutting small business down? These little vendors are an integral part of our economy.

  1715. Stephanie signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    OH MY GOD! This is like terrible! How will these people like make money if they’re like shut down!

  1716. Amy Gorman signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Taco trucks!

  1717. Sajith Wijegunawardane signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Save the Taco trucks!

  1718. matthew deters signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    dont steal my taco truck please. its our only hope.

  1719. charlene gladden signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    We love taco trucks

  1720. maria biber-ferro signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    making taco trucks less accessible to the populations that support them will cause the taco trucks, as small businesses, to go under. that will, in turn, force the consumer to turn to all of the major corporations that are already providing us with most of our restaurant options. by shutting down the small businesses, monopolies are created by the same major corporations. we have so few options already and homogenization in our economy is rampant. please let the thinking and taco loving public keep some of their severely limited options open and support the economy by supporting small business owners. rather than the corporations who are causing the homogenization of the us.

  1721. Azucena Flores signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    We love trucks!!! They are working for a living…give them a break!!! We love the food!!!

  1722. kimo signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    I <3 carne asada!!! Don’t take our trucks away!!!

  1723. Gerrod Miskovsky signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    no molestar taco trucks

  1724. Mark Flatley signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    My first taco was from a street vendor when
    we visited LA back in the 60s. This seems very unfair to those who have invested a lot of their time and money in these small businesses.

  1725. linda hoang signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Los Angeles just isn’t Los Angeles without its taco trucks. Taking them away from this wonderful city is just a crime.

  1726. Elizabeth Cutler signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    let taco truck stay the way it is–don’t try to fix something if it’s not broken!

  1727. Kenneth Moore signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    THIS IS CRAP!

  1728. Ray Rivera signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    It’s a shame that it’s come to this. Honest people not being allow to make an honest living. Gloria Molina and company should be ashamed of themselves.

  1729. Pattie Munoz signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Taco trucks are part of our city. Keep them. Our neighborhood truck makes the best tacos in L.A.

  1730. Dan signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    I think this ordinance is one of the most non-democratic laws ever conceived. Many of those trucks are fully licensed and taxed I even read about one owner paying the local restaurant rent money to park there. The wedge issues such as abortion, gay marriage, the economy, or Iraq war pail in comparison to the forced exodus of our beloved taco trucks!

  1731. Tanya Hadlock-Piltz signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    When I wanted some tasty truck-tacos
    I was stopped by nouveau-riche nacos
    when Molina said “No –
    “those trucks gotta go”
    I thought “Hey, what, are they wackos?”

  1732. Kristian Dunn signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Go Taco Zone!

  1733. Kevin Mitchell signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Taco trucks…a way of life.

  1734. Pete Monreal signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    I wish that they would put ordinances on things that really matter, not food! It’s an American tradition. We love our taco trucks!

  1735. Christopher Schaaf signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Focus on the important things!

  1736. Vicki Chester signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    This is the most racist, elitist, un-democratic ordinance I’ve ever seen.

  1737. brendan simmons signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    viva la taco

  1738. efrain bobadilla signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    tacos were here with the first oldwest is part of chicano tradition and today america adopted as own.Do not take taco trucks away! trucks make our home made food in wheels.

  1739. Luisa Rodriguez signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Now ‘we’ want to take the freedom away of those who earn a decent living just for working in the same spot for more than one hour? Are you kidding me??????

    You’re willing to give people a record just for working hard? The cost of living is reaching ridiculous highs and you want to limit sales for companies that hire these poor people who likely don’t make that much as it is??? Would you rather these businesses go belly up and have the workers end up collecting welfare????

    Don’t you think that would have a bigger impact on California???

    I’m not big on feasting on food that was made in a space above wheels but this potential law is asinine.

    EVERYONE is hurting right now — it’s not just brick and mortar eateries!!!!

  1740. Jose Luis Lopez signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Can’t we all just get a torta and get along?

  1741. ramon.angeloni@gmail.com signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    The food on the trucks is mostly better and

    certainly a lot more affordable.

    You ever pay for a tamale in Beverly Hills.

  1742. Ollie Malca signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    I can’t beleive Gloria Molina is Spearheading the anti taco truck campaign! Being a Latina, what a sell out. And Mayor Villaraigosa with the L.A. City Council selling out also. Keep up the good fight folks, there’s got to be a better way!

  1743. Sarah Lebo signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    These trucks help create one of the only community rituals we share in this disembodied city of ours.

  1744. Jeremy Stabile signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    n/a

  1745. John Conley signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    There is a lot more dignity in a taco truck than in classist city policy any day. Make mine pastor!

  1746. Chris Fischer signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Don’t take our Taco Trucks from us. They’re a valuable part of LA culture.

  1747. Neil Visel signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    i haven’t found any decent mexican food in LA outside of the taco trucks. Dont make my favorite restaraunt impossible to track down.

  1748. Yvonne Suh signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    What an intelligent means of ensuring re-election in a city heavily populated by Latinos. Way to think this through, City Council! Our tax dollars at work.

  1749. kestrin pantera signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    save the taco trucks!

  1750. Mirian Naranjo signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Its not fair, they are working to make the living too plus give us great food for a very good price

  1751. Jose Sanchez signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Keep the Taco Trucks!!!

  1752. Edison Cruz signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    How can you not love tacos? 2 words: Choco Tacos

  1753. Charles Fpmtama signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    As a former resident of East LA, I’m outraged at this proposed new law. The Taco Truck is an INSTITUTION of East Los, and So. Cal. Its as much a community-building institution as anything, and are actually producing higher quality food products and services than the chain-restaurants.

    Leave the Taco Trucks alone! And get a real job, Molina.

  1754. anthony tavares signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Good job on your route to getting re-elected Gloria after this whole ordeal. I’m more than sure latinos will vote for you again!

  1755. Jacob Gryn signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    As long as the taco trucks are held to the same health standards as brick and mortar restaurants, what is the harm?

  1756. stacy chavez signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Leave the taco trucks alone…

  1757. Terry Carter signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    These delicious, inexpensive meals for those of us working too many hours to cook serve a great purpose. Keep on taco truckin’!

  1758. Brian Lee signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    The trucks are a great way to cap a late night.

  1759. Mason Funk signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    I call ‘em roach coaches…and they’re some of the best eatin’ around. There’s enough Grove-style malls for the masses. Don’t sterilize LA any further!!

  1760. Guendy Gutierrez signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    MMM, I’m going out for tacos right now!

  1761. Kira King signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Tacos trucks are forever. Fuck diamonds.

  1762. Behram Parekh signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Keep at least some of LA’s culture intact, we’ve sterlized the city enough as it is.

  1763. ilana turner signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Taco trucks are the heart of Los Angeles!

  1764. Abdi LaRue signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Keep the taco trucks on the street!

  1765. Jason Adams signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido!

  1766. Karla Lagunas signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Help preserve what’s left of Los Angeles – keep the taco trucks on the street! I bet if they were backed by a multinational corporation like McDonald’s they’d be buying the city off with a “fine” and we wouldn’t be having this conversation. Shame on you!


  1767. on May 4th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    I grew up in LA and now sadly live on the east coast, but the Taco trucks represent LA and taking them away would be taking away our culture

  1768. Rose Parekh signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Los Angeles has become sterile and plastic enough as it is. Taco trucks are one of the few vestiges of a non-corporate chain culture which would turn our city into solely a series of strip malls and McDonalds. They also serve to fill an imporant niche, providing cheap food and drinks to workers in locations not easy walking distance to eating establishments. Please repeal this law. The police have much more important things to do than to ticket and arrest taco truck owners, and I would think the County Board of Supervisors should have much more important priorities to deal with in this economic downturn than penalizing taco trucks and causing even greater unemployment and economic dislocation, not only to the taco truck owners and employees, but to the people who frequent them as well.

  1769. Parisa Mahdad signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Just another example of privatized corruption in our dumb ass government. One word- oppression.

  1770. niki v signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    SAVE TACO TRUCKS

  1771. Angelica De La Torre signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    This is ridiculous!

  1772. James Garcia signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Racism is alive and burning, this has nothing to do with loss of capital for local business. It has to do with the fact that most taco truck owners are illegal immigrants, I happen to know a few of them. They’ve told me directly that this an injustice, and that this is just the start on the war against immigration and keeping “us” down! Class conflict is a bitch!

  1773. Timothy E. Robillard signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Long live the taco trucks !!!!

  1774. Stephanie Brown signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    This is absurd and a wast of time and law enforcement energy that could be better spent in other areas in which Los Angeles is severely lacking –drug control, gang violence, heck even traffic violations. Taco trucks may not seem significant to some, but they are a memorable part of Los Angelino culture–they are to us what Trolley Cars are to San Francisco, except they taste that much sweeter. Lets not lose the bits of authentic Los Angeles culture that we have.

  1775. Fred Zimmerman signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    As a professor of public health, I strongly endorse taco trucks, and enjoy them myself. They are an essential part of our 21st Century communities. Gourmet did a feature on the best taco trucks about 6 months ago. They are one of the few institutions beloved by all social classes. Save the Taco Trucks!

  1776. Thomas Osborne signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    I’m really surprised there’s this law against the taco trucks that everybody loves. What’s next, banning the fruit and flower sellers on the street corners? Who was the idiot councilwoman who said she didn’t remember any taco trucks in Mexico? She missed the point…in Mexico, they have independent enterprisers all over the place selling everything under the sun, and that’s what the taco trucks are, plus the food they sell is part of the Mexican heritage. I’ve stopped riding the subway, but when I did ride it regularly several years ago, there were women there selling homemade tamales. I wonder, were they made to move along, too? I hope not. I say let the taco trucks stay. They’re certainly no more of an eyesore than all the traffic in L.A.

  1777. angel cabrera signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Gloria molina shame on you. let these hard working people alone.taco trucks is now part of our los angeles culture.

  1778. Matthew Cunningham signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    WTF- Taco trucks are the only thing I like about L.A. besides the weather and…….. the weather

  1779. steve cell signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    los angeles

  1780. Demetrio signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    its just a standard of life in southern california

  1781. Darren Ellis signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Give me a break! More corporate power and money being used to put the little guy out of business.

  1782. Peter Bernstein signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    I don’t want to buy my tacos, burritos and tortas from some BS corporate mexican chain like el pollo loco or baja fresh. I want my tacos fast, cheap and on any damn street corner that has parking space!

  1783. Tony Shin signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    LEAVE THE TACO TRUCKS ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can’t believe that this is even an issue, you morons have nothing else to talk about??!!??! This is a ridiculous law, and it’s a DAMN shame that it’s being led by a latino. Your a disgrace to your race!

    LEAVE THE TACO TRUCKS ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1784. LUPE GUZMAN signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    LOVE MY TACO TRUCKS, SPECIALLY DRUNKEN DAYS..
    KEEP ON SAVING OUT TACO TRUCKS.. ANDELES!

  1785. Donna Turner signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Viva LA’s taco trucks!

  1786. nanook signed,

    on May 4th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    mmmm….cabeza

  1787. Jonny Lieberman signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:07 am

    Carnes Asada Uber Alles!

  1788. Michael Johns signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:44 am

    CARNE ASADA IS NOT A CRIME!!!

  1789. martine signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:05 am

    leave our taco’s alone

  1790. VANESSA MORA signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:49 am

    SAVE OUR TACOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1791. Kimberly Zimmerman signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 4:12 am

    The last little bit of Heaven on Earth in this time of hell…..please support our Taco Trucks!!!

  1792. Mark Justice signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 4:28 am

    Much better food than most restaurants. And what ambiance…power to the people!

  1793. J Yen signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 5:47 am

    Taco trucks forever!!!

  1794. Alice Shin signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 6:00 am

    TACO STANDS UNITE! LET A FREE MARKET REIGN!

  1795. Elizabeth Preovolos signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 6:21 am

    Whole, unprocessed, delicious and nutritious!!!!!! Dont’ mess with the trucks!!!!!

  1796. Linda Rees signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 6:33 am

    Yes, we can!

  1797. eddie lopez signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 6:44 am

    They save a lot of lives after Bars and Clubs close. People are able to stop and get something to eat and SOBER up. LEAVE THEM ALONE.

  1798. Werner Abrego signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 6:49 am

    I enjoyed their tacos whenever I have lunch or diner.
    They are convinient and affordable. The taco trucks I visited are very. I support the Taco Trucks.

  1799. Jessica Pagliari signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:05 am

    Do not take thses away from any taco truck diver.
    this is the way they make a living .

  1800. Evan Ann Rizzo signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:18 am

    Taco trucks are the second reason why I visit LA. They are a unique and exciting part of the city.

  1801. Karl Loescher signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:18 am

    Taco trucks are culturally inseparable from Los Angeles.

  1802. Maria Garcia signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:37 am

    these are working people its not their fault that their food taste better than theirs

  1803. Sally Fisher signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:55 am

    Don’t through the baby out with the bath water! Regulate litter and noise control. Police for health and safety. Otherwise, leave the Taco Trucks be.

  1804. Charles Matulac signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 8:05 am

    So you want the trucks to start up their engines and pollute and waste gas once an hour? Not to mention the incredible wear and tear on the trucks for running most likely cold to move 1 block.

    Short-sighted solutions cause long term problems.

  1805. Andrew Cookler signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Taco trucks are free enterprise at its finest! And the food is the best!

  1806. James Richards signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 8:11 am

    What will you want to meddle in next, leave the hardworking people alone and go after the muggers and gang bangers. Leave the Taco trucks alone.

  1807. Almira Agosto signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 8:15 am

    WORD!

  1808. George Perez signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Like most of the people are saying, leave these hard working people alone. Maybe resturants should make better food and lower their prices.

  1809. Angel Ramirez signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 8:24 am

    LA’s taco trucks forever

  1810. Marc Escanuelas signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 8:25 am

    yes!

  1811. F Kenneth Vudmaska signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 8:27 am

    Do some actual work and don’t just pass quick fix legislation. Find a solution where everyone can get what they want. Quick, knee jerk, government is not the answer. ‘Taco trucks’ are part of LA, and should stay.

  1812. Britta Brown signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Would you ask the Hotdog Vendors to leave New York? The Pretzel Men to leave Frankfurt? NO. Apply as necessary, thx.

  1813. ben paik signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 8:44 am

    save our trucks!


  1814. on May 5th, 2008 at 8:49 am

    My niece sent this to me at my home in Indio, CA, and in Indio we don’t have taco trucks or any kind of vending trucks which I think is stupid, so when we go visit my in-laws up in LA and we are out and about we love eating off of the taco trucks there the best and very convienient this is part of LA and the hard working Latinos making a decent living. Give us a brake what’s next now!

  1815. Laney McLean signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:07 am

    Leave the trucks. Focus on something dangerous!!

  1816. BERENISE MEJIA signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:56 am

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUKS !!!!!!

  1817. Barbara Alejandre signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:49 am

    This is simply ridiculous!

  1818. Nic L. signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:53 am

    RIDICULOUS AND UNNECESSARY

  1819. David Green signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I don’t want to live in a town without taco trucks.

  1820. David Wilson signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    I as a resident of L.A. feel very fortunate to have available the convenient and delicious foods prepared on “taco trucks”. I sign the petition in support of these hard working people.

  1821. David Wilson signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    I support the hard working people and their “taco trucks”.

  1822. Alex Arciniega signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Come on dudes, this is part of los angeles culture.

  1823. Brad Azuchar signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    This country needs more, not less, food from trucks.

  1824. Kate Ford signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    I support the hard working people behind the counter of their “taco trucks” because they support the community and their families by offering interesting, tasty food and a bit of local color. Until I see a complete, detailed accounting of exactly how this new ordinance thinks it protects the welfare of LA residents, I say, let them be, they do no harm.

  1825. ROGELIO C signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    WHAT????????????????? MEXICAN FOOD IS ONE OF THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LET THEM BE

  1826. toddouphner signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    must keep the taco truck alive. how else am i gonna get a bite to eat late into the night after pixel pushing™ my night away.

  1827. Lissette M. signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    First they want to take out our Families/Friends, Now they want to take our TACOS!!!!
    When will this stop, One may take our “food/family” but they’ll never ever take our PRIDE!!!!
    TACOS PAY THE BILLS, that one has because we pay our TAXES!!!!!!!!!
    {Happy Cinco de Mayo}!!!!!!
    {Que Viva PUEBLA!!!!}

  1828. Lynn H. signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Save our Taco Trucks!!!

  1829. Lowell Bernstein signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    deja que sirvan los tacos a la gente de los angeles.

  1830. Roberto Hernandez signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Save the trucks.

  1831. Jillian signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 7:41 am

    what they said!

  1832. Sal Barajas signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:56 am

    Tell her ey!!!


  1833. on May 6th, 2008 at 10:34 am

    How about instead, we make it illegal to drive slow in the fast lane for more than an hour? Then we get RID of something BAD about LA and KEEP the GOOD STUFF. Seems like a no brainer.

  1834. Josh D signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 11:51 am

    You’ll tear down the Ambassador Hotel, an important LA landmark that should’ve been designated a historical site long ago, without blinking an eye, but then you waste valuable legislative time on taco trucks? Seriously? What a waste of public resources. Spend more time saving what’s left of LA historic culture and less time banning those things that embody it.

  1835. Concerned Citizen signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    I SUPPORT HARD WORKING PEOPLE!

    POLITICIAN: What do you support?

  1836. eric o signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    RIDICULOUS !!!
    did NYC shame Gulianni pitched that idea ?

  1837. rosalinda mora signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    please help save our lonchera

  1838. Carter Campbell signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    how can you put small business owners out of work, and use MORE gasoline and create MORE pollution for LA all at the same time? this ingenious plan! seriously, this sounds retarded. impressive leadership there. how much is macdonald’s paying her?

  1839. lisa haden signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    simply outrageous!

  1840. Jose Fuentes signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:01 am

    This is another angle for the city to try to tax these trucks.

  1841. Brenna Pye signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:51 am

    I just got off the phone with Supervisor Molina’s office. I made sure that I am in her district, which her secretary can check for you. I let her secretary know that I am distressed by the lack of concern for issues of greater import in the community and this attack on hardworking people and long standing positive institutions in Los Angeles.
    If you’re in the district and you haven’t called, call! It’s painless and quick and puts a name, address and voice to your issue which in turn lets Supervisor Molina know that this is a real issue to her constituents!

  1842. Lara Rofman signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Please save the trucks!

  1843. Carlos Aquino signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Definitely, it’s ridiculous that they be fined in such a high manner. There are more serious problems out there that this city needs to address…

  1844. Drusilla Bramlett signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    save our taco trucks!

  1845. Elsa Barboza signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Stop criminalizing Latino families.

  1846. Trina Calderon signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Carne Asada is Not a Crime!!!!

  1847. Christina M signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:29 am

    I ♥ TACO TUCKS☺ I DONT KNOW WHY IN THE HELL THEY WANT TO TAKE THE TACO TRUCK FROM US ITS NOT A CRIME…AND COME ON GIVE THEM 6 MONTHS IN JAIL…I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW HOW HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS FEEL ABOUT THAT…YOU GUYS SHOULD ASK HER FRIENDS OR FAMILY TO CALL IN BUT DONT SAY THEIR NAMES AND SEE HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT THAT?? I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND MAYBE EVEN GLORIA GOES TO EAT TACOS FROM A TRUCK…ES QUE SHE THINK THAT NOW SHE IS AN AMERICAN AND WITH A FAMOUS NAME SHE CAN DO THIS TO HER PEOPLE….IMAGIN THAT THE COOK IS A MOM OF 3,2,EVEN 1 GOES TO JAIL FOR 6 MONTHS…AND THE KIDS ASK WHY IS MOMMY IN JAIL???OH MIJO SHE IN JAIL JUST BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO SALE TACOS TO BUY SOME FOOD FOR THE HOUSE!!!!!…VIVA MI RAZA AND MY TACO TRUCKS…….

  1848. Rosa Aceves signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:36 am

    Don’t get rid of one of the best things in LA. Save the trucks!

  1849. Yareth Iturbe signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Don’t get rid of our taco truck their tasty and affortable. : )

  1850. Jose Luis Ramirez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:25 am

    stop minimizing hard work of latinos

  1851. Trav Ichinose signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Taco trucks and other mobile vendors are an essential part of the cultural fabric of LA. One hour limits are draconian and excessive. Please reform where genuine reform is needed, but do not drive these great resources from our communities.

  1852. nitasha s signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Dear Gloria, There are many other ways to address your issues– ruining LA’s taco truck culture and industry is NOT going to solve your problem but will deprive us of great food and a part of our city’s culture. Please reconsider. SAVE our Taco Trucks. Nitasha

  1853. Paul Palma signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Taco trucks are a staple of LA, sort of as the Hollywood sign is to Hollywood. Gloria MOLINA should worry about clearing the weeds from her backyard hillside rather than focus on the Taco Truck. From the last pic I seen of her she looks like she’s enjoyed a few too many taco’s herself….

  1854. jen hoefer signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Really, targeting taco trucks? What a waste of time. Let’s focus taxpayers’ time and money on areas of real need…

  1855. stephan signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    just video your move and move 2 ft in the required time and then next video your move in the next time 2 feet backwards and have a customer in the video as a witness!!!!! f there law

  1856. stephan signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    and you can find out who voted this in and don’t vote for them next time !
    place an add in the newspaper stating the jack holes who voted and about the trying to take stuff that the public wants and loves taco trucks!!!!\

  1857. Pamela Kennedy signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    The country need more not less truck

  1858. Wilmer Granados signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    This is simply ridiculous

  1859. Virginia Patman signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    LET THEM BE

  1860. Johnny R signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    We love our taco truck

  1861. Beatriz Beltran signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    I know good families who have taco trucks as their only business and source of income. Everyone is just trying to make a living and support their families. What happens when all these people can’t pay the fees & they loose their businesses?? The complaint will then be that they’re on welfare,unemployment or trying to take other people’s jobs! Let them work!!

  1862. Angelica "GELI" Garcia signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    If we let ourselves, they will take everything away. This are just hard working people that are good (really good) at what they do. Save the Taco Trucks!!!!!!!!!

  1863. Alex Terrazas signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Don’t get rid of one of the best things in LA. Save the trucks!

  1864. Lauren Suski signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Tacos should given, not taken away.

  1865. Pat signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Aye, carne Asada is not a crime, argh!

  1866. Paula Gonzalez signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 11:04 am

    shame on you Gloria Molina. Leave our Taco Trucks Alone! That’s raza!!

  1867. Gloria Molina's a sell out signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 1:43 am

    TACO TRUCKS!?! REALLY GLORIA!?!?!?!

    Gloria “La India” Molina & Co must of made out like a bandidos on this transa with the L.A. restaurant owners association!

    REMEMBER Gloria! Keep screwing LA’s poor, honest, hard working stiffs and ignoring the real problems we Angelinos face…..all the while whoring Yourself and the city of Los Angeles out to Your corporate pimps on the west side.

    CUZ WE TOO, WILL REMEMBER! COME NEXT ELECTION CYCLE!

    What urgent and ominous treat to La Ciudad are You going to “handle” next?

    How about The death penalty for Los pobrecitos that sell oranges, peanuts and/or flowers at freeway exits and street corner!

    PINCHE SIN VERGUENZA VENDIDA!

  1868. alex calderon signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 9:11 am

    I’m going on a hunger strike until the free the taquero. At least they are not selling crack.

  1869. JUAN CARLOS RUIZ signed,

    on May 21st, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    CA. May 21, 2008

    Sra. Gloria Molina
    Supervisora del 1st Distrito
    de Los Angeles County
    856 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
    500 West Temple Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    Phone: (213) 974-4111
    Fax: (213) 613-1739.

    Honorable Supervisora:

    Un grupo de estudiantes de UCLA nos han enviado un mensaje, solicitando lo hagamos propio, lo firmemos y se lo remitamos a Usted, lo cual cumplimos puntualmente a continuacion:

    Querida Supervisora Molina,

    Le escribo para expresar mis serias preocupaciones con respeto a las acciones que Ud. ha tomado contra las camiones de tacos en nuestras comunidades. Como miembro de la comunidad del este de Los Ángeles, valoro mucho a nuestros vendedores locales-por la comida, servicio y especialmente la cultura.

    Estos camiones ofrecen algo distinto a los restaurantes tradicionales, por ejemplo autenticidad, mejor comida, horas flexibles y precios baratos. Además, crean un sentido de comunidad en las calles que los restaurantes tradicionales no pueden duplicar. Los camiones de tacos representan una faceta especial y única del este de los Ángeles y son algo que valoro mucho de mi comunidad.
    Le recomiendo encarecidamente que retire su petición y que se enfoque en temas más pendientes y perjudiciales a nuestra comunidad.

    Adicional a ello, nos permitimos recordar con Usted, que en 1991, al ser electa al Consejo de Supervisores de Los Angeles, mucho tuvo que ver el crecimiento del electorado latino, que pensaron en una persona que entendiera sus necesidades.

    Leyendo su biografia ( publicada en su pagina oficial ) nos enteramos que …”Durante su infancia, Molina vio a su padre llegar a casa todos los días agotado por su trabajo de jornalero. Así es que cuando ella fue elegida para su puesto público, ella entendió que el tesoro público proviene del pago ganado con gran esfuerzo por la gente trabajadora. Por eso, Molina ha sido defensora de la responsabilidad fiscal y un gobierno con buenos valores”.

    La invito a reflexionar sobre lo anterior, a abrir un dialogo franco y respetuoso con los ” loncheros”. Ello le permitira sin ninguna duda cerciorarse de que todos ellos estan al corriente de sus obligaciones fiscales, pagan puntualmente a la ciudad y tramitan y conservan todos sus permisos, incluidos los sanitarios.

    Ninguna accion persecutoria, ninguna multa o agresion policiaca resolveria el problema, por el contrario, lo agravaria, creando artificial y caprichosamente delincuentes, donde solo hay trabajadores que son el sosten de mas de 18 mil familias. crean mas de 50 mil empleos directos y sostienen a cientos de proveedores de insumos (tortilleros, verduleros, carniceros, abarroteros, etc ), por cierto en dificiles momentos de crisis y recesion economica no vista hace muchisimos a`os en los Estados Unidos.

    Reciba nuestro respetuoso saludo.

    Juan Carlos Ruiz Rubio
    Comite Bunacional de Derechos
    Humanos de Valle Imperial.

    Tel. 323 419 75 77

    CCP.- Union de Loncheros de Los Angeles. Presidente Juan Torres. Vice Presidente Elias Ibarra. Enlace Armando Garcia
    .- Honorable Representante Fabian Nunez.
    .- Antonio R. Villaraigoza.Mayor de Los Angeles. Por conducto de Diego Alvarez, Associate Director
    .- Expediente.

  1870. evan signed,

    on June 18th, 2008 at 11:10 am

    i love tacos!

  1871. Phil Jeon signed,

    on July 2nd, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    orale guey, dame mis tacos!

  1872. Jocelyn Benavidez signed,

    on July 28th, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    I LOVE TACOS<33.
    LEO’S ON EAGLE ROCK BLUD! =]
    ILL DIE WITHOUT THEM.

  1873. Mark Olivas signed,

    on August 14th, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Too bad taco truck owners don’t pay taxes. I mean really how many of them are working here illegally? I guess it doesn’t matter. I would still order my 2 tacos asada sin cebolla and/or a Torta Carnitas no beans.

  1874. Gabby Valenzuela signed,

    on November 19th, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    OMG!!!! I LOVE TACOS DUDE!!! I”D DIE WITHOUT ‘EM!

  1875. Evelyn Diaz signed,

    on November 24th, 2008 at 7:45 am

    Wow… that’s alot of signatures… Someone’s not being re-elected next term… if this doens’t change that is… Give me My Tacos!


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