Ξ May 4th, 2008 | → Comments Off | ∇ Uncategorized |
Thanks to all of you, Taco Night L.A. was a huge success. Japanese news, Spanish language news, and even a freelance doumentarian were at Tacos La Estrella (54 & York) to help spread the word. Saving the trucks has become a minor sensation with the L.A. Times, New York Times, and even Reuters getting on board. Anecdotal information from friends and other blogs indicate that this was the case all over the county.
Unfortunately, not everyone sees this issue as clearly as we do. The supervisors’ offices have remained largely unmoved by your signatures. Specifically, Supervisor Molina believes that most of the signatures are coming from outside of her district. (Ironically, it doesn’t seem to matter that the petition started in District 1). Let’s keep the heat on the board and let them know that this isn’t just something that will be forgotten next week. Email them, call their offices, sign the petition, and explain what your personal reason for keeping the trucks is. We’ll be selling shirts early this week, so soon you’ll be able to advertise without that awkward segue “speaking of birria…”. We don’t have the money of the special interests, but we do have the votes and the numbers. As representatives, they are supposed to represent their constituents. Let’s tell them what we want!
Not sure which district you’re in? Find out here.District 1 Gloria Molina (213) 974-4111 firstname.lastname@example.org District 2 Yvone Burke (213) 974-2222 email@example.com District 3 Zev Yaroslavsky (213) 974-3333 firstname.lastname@example.org District 4 Don Knabe 213-974-4444 email@example.com District 5 Micahel D. Antonovich (213) 974-5555 FifthDistrict@lacbos.org