Sign The Petition – Page 4

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Due to overwhelming support, we have had to expand the petition to a FOURTH page. Sign below and join the over 6000 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 This new law needs to be repealed!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. Amy Hagelin signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 8:46 am

    Save the taco trunks.

  2. Carlos Dominguez signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 8:47 am

    They should be able to park for any amount of time. I understand the concerns of restaurant owners and if that is a problem then make the ordinace so that they cannot park within so many feet of a restaurant. This sounds like a so much better idea.

  3. Dorota Kol signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 8:56 am

    save those taco trucks.


  4. on May 5th, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Taco trucks provide a great convenience and alternative to the public. I believe this kind of ordinance would wipe out more good than bad in the community and so I would urge anyone who will listen to me to stand against it.

  5. Nate Schuknecht signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Los Angeles flies the colors of salsa, that fish taco sauce, and blue agave tequila! As a Padre de los Foundo of Taco Tuesday AZ, I support your cause!

    Please visit http://www.tacotuesdayaz.com and let us know how we can help!

    -Ol’ Senor del Noroeste

  6. Julia Rodriguez signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Thousands of people depend of these trucks for a quick affordable meal. Taco trucks are a way of life.

  7. Amy Hagelin signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:01 am

    save the taco trucks

  8. James Castaneda signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:04 am

    This is a dumb law to pass. why are they trying to hurt people trying to make a living?

  9. Sara signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:10 am

    Taco Trucks are a way of life and anyone who thinks otherwise doesn’t know what it means to live in LA.

  10. Jennifer Chotiner signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:14 am

    These trucks are an integral part of Los Angeles culture! There are so many other ways to address the concerns of restaurant business owners – but probably not at ‘lucrative’ for Molina and the rest of the board. This is typical LA politics.

    Long live Rambo’s Tacos!

  11. Joseph Chavez signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Taco Trucks are a very important part of my life growing up. It was a time when family and community came togeter to talk, share and meet one another. It is something I pray I can one day share with my children. Please don’t take this away from the families and communities that hold this tradition very dear to it’s hearts. It would be very damaging to the comminity if **possitive** comming together was taken away. In my prayers, The Joe Chavez Family and Neighbors. Thanks for you time!

  12. Josh Adamson signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:24 am

    this is an underhanded ploy to drive poor venders out of business and to hurt minority customers.

  13. Don Daniels signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:27 am

    They’re just making a living. And making me happy. What’s wrong with that?

  14. Juan Jose Quintana signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:29 am

    They’re part of our culture and traditions.

  15. Pat Saperstein signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Viva los tacos!

  16. Adriana Garcia signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:35 am

    happy birthday carmen–here’s for not banning your taco trucks!

  17. Robert Juarez signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Often times it is whole families who go out for a walk and stop to enjoy a taco together. They meet their neighbors and people simply get to know each other. It’s more than just tacos!

  18. Gina Brown signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Extending my support. We NEED taco trucks!

  19. Angelina Chen signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Save the taco trucks.

  20. Chris Hom signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:54 am

    They are part of LA.

  21. Dina Tossberg signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Leave the Taco Truck in Peace! With the price of food going up and huge gas prices, we absolutely need the walk to the $1.00 taco truck!

  22. Marc D'Amour signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Love the Taco Trucks… KEEP THEM AROUND!!!!!

  23. Oliver Wilson signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Maybe they should get rid of the sunshine, the film business, nior, the beach, the Lakers, the Dodgers and Korean BBQ while they’re at it! I know one family that put 4 kids through college by selling civiche. I won’t say where because I don’t want to put them at risk or increase my wait time. The fact is is that taco trucks have the BEST tacos outside of Mexico. Viva la taqurias mobile!

  24. Stephanie Burden signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Are we going to start imposing fines for people who blog? The newspapers might feel threatened.

  25. Vicki Syal signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Taco Trucks are a beloved part of Los Angeles culture. Gloria Molina has too long tried to conform LA to her standards and not those of the people living here. Save our Taco Trucks!!!

  26. Jessie Marroquin signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Carne Asada is not a Crime! Save the roach coach! People depend on these trucks for a quick/affordable meal.

  27. Casey Curry signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:12 am

    I eat at Tacos Juanitas on 3rd and Western a few times a week. Everyone I take there to eat agrees it is the best asada they have ever had. We need to protect the freedoms of our taco trucks!

  28. Shantanu Deshpande signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:13 am

    This is absurd. The taco truck(s) I frequent have great food that is affordable.

    Personally, I find El Torito offensive. We should shut that bitch down.

  29. Dan Sullivan signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Although I don’t indulge in the meet-eating experience, my friends do, and on the meantime, I enjoy the rice and bean burritos and orchata. An experience that is made possible only by your friendly neighborhood lonchera truck.
    As long as they meet city licensing and health code regulations, what is the problem, Gordys?

  30. Marissa Mandel signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:17 am

    !Viva los tacos!

  31. Jesus Rodriguez signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:18 am

    What Dan said, Gordys.

  32. Danny Ornelas signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:19 am

    PLEASE don’t make the mistake of making a big part of what makes LA beautiful disappear forever, PLEASE

  33. Missy Felsenstein signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:22 am

    This is absurd! I stand by a free market. May the best taco win. Taco trucks are a beloved icon of Los Angeles and give us the BEST taco at the CHEAPEST price.

    Shame on you, Gloria.

  34. Jennifer Rubiano signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:23 am

    .

  35. Maurice Pendarvis signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Maurice Pendarvis

  36. Derric Eady signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Taco trucks make me happy.

  37. Nathaniel signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Down with Del Taco, up with the Taco Truck!

  38. Peter Weyant signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Always do the trucks in LA – they rock, get a life city ruler boys – taco trucks are just as healthy and safe – a down turn in the economy means that brick buildings are not as competative – so what! Let the people eat cake?

  39. Tracey Bolton signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:29 am

    ¡Viva los camiones del tacos!

  40. senon williams signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:30 am

    please dont take a part of l.a.’s history and culture away.

  41. David Johnson signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:31 am

    I’m a native Los Angelino, who just moved back here after 8 years in Seattle. The taco trucks were one of the things I missed while I was away. It’s part of the character and flavor of the city.

    This also smacks of anti-capitalism. Whomever can make the best product, for the best price wins. Let market forces decide. Don’t legislate them out of business because the resturant owners are afraid of competition. What ever happened to the American dream? Let these people continue bringing us tacos!

    dj

  42. Mike Wolvin signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:35 am

    If our taco trucks can’t make their rounds and enjoy the freedom of commerce then what are we fighting for?

  43. Kelton Ericson signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Tell those restaurants and the rest of the complaining public to try a Taco, and then take some Tacos to the judge it will change their minds.

  44. Kevin Davis signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Government control at its finest.
    whats next?

  45. Kevin Murphy signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Save the taco truck!

  46. Jose Aleman signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:39 am

    taco trucks FTW!

  47. Jim Leighty signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Enough! Don’t take away any more of our traditions. I’m a 68 year old native who believes this bill servers only to harass legitimate business people serving the community. Moving the vendors around every 30 minutes to an hour will only add to congestion. I don’t need to be of Mexican descent to know this is a stupid idea. Stop this nonsense bill.

  48. Samuel Sargent signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:42 am

    This is seriously a gross misuse of laws.

  49. Paolo Suaya signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:43 am

    This is a crucial source of revenue for folks that would otherwise be looking for work. Taco trucks are also a part of the cultural heritage of Los Angeles.

  50. Megan Guerrero signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:47 am

    we all benefit in LA from diversity of people, languages, food–and the venues in which we eat it!

  51. Jamie Frieden signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Save the taco trucks!

  52. Leslie Tao signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Save those trucks!

  53. maritza rios signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:54 am

    great, exactly what we need in time of economic recession. lets make the hardship just that much greater….

    essentially, im trying to say…

    tacos por vida!

  54. Roy Woo signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:56 am

    save the tacos!

  55. Julia Vallejo signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:56 am

    we have better things to worry about….

  56. Julia Vallejo signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:57 am

    we have better things to worry about…. SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!

  57. Louis signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:57 am

    STOP.

  58. Ashley signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Enforcing this would be a huge waste of time and resources. Stop pandering to big business.

  59. simon cantlon signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Everone knows that the best are the one’s on the taco trucks! They can’t go away! Taco trucks forever!

  60. Joey Rodriguez signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:00 am

    “Taco trucks are a symbol of Los Angeles” it just would’nt be the same without them, what are they gonna do next close olvera street? Everyone at least once in there life has been to a taco truck.. “They are just trying to make a living is that a crime?”

  61. Ryan Lastimosa signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Carne asada is not a crime!

  62. Seidy Ortiz signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:02 am

    This is ridiculous! We shouldnt have to fight for things like this! There are more serious matters to concentrate on! GOOD GRIEF! SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!

  63. Chris Frank signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Carne asada is not a crime!

  64. Tim Harvey signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:12 am

    If restaurants made tacos half as good as the taco trucks do I would be more likely to patronize there establishments, but they don’t, and for those of us who can’t afford to eat out often, they provide an excellent service.

  65. Joe Klingl signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Carne asada is not a crime!

  66. Sergio Lopez signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Leave our taco trucks alone!

  67. Stephen Lau signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:16 am

    This is probably a step up from banning the ‘devil dog’ carts you see around major sports venues in the city.

  68. Zach Parrish signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Hugo’s Tacos may very well be the finest dining facility in all of Los Angeles.

  69. Curt Frieden signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Leave our taco trucks alone!

  70. Andrew Hsieh signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:21 am

    All I want to do is eat my taco.

  71. Carrie Kommers signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Taco trucks are as much a part of our city’s personality as strip malls–not always a thing of beauty, but often home to some of the truest, tastiest food experiences we have to offer. “Small business” doesn’t always mean brick-and-mortar, and, as much as health officials would like to believe otherwise, there is a whole world of food happening on the streets of LA–and a whole lot of people standing in line.

  72. Tamara Rudolph signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Taco trucks are important to LA’s lunch crowd. Leave them alone!

  73. Michael Doherty signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Please do not ban taco trucks. This will ruin Los Angeles culture

  74. Sebastian Rasino signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Greedy restaurant owners cannot shut down an LA institution. Gloria Molina, you will feel the wrath of the Los Angeles voter if this goes through.

  75. Ricardo Vargas signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Maaaaaa! the restaurant owners are just hating. Some of the taco stands in the corners are way better than some of the local restaurants. In fact some of those restaurants have started out as catering trucks or in the corners. See the thing is to just keep it street! is better tasting, more carne and frijoles on the tacos and is cheaper. politicians dont know none of this. all they wanna eat is taco bell and del taco.

  76. Liang-Shian Chen signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Some of the best Mexican food I’ve had the pleasure of consuming has come from these taco trucks.

  77. Juan-Carlos Castano signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:34 am

    It is important to remember that there are large numbers of people who cannot afford going to a restaurant for lunch. The taco trucks have been a resource for quick, freshly prepared and easily affordable food for many Angelenos for many, many years. Let’s give these small entrepreneurs the chance to continue thriving.

  78. Chris Lohman signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Taco trucks are a great thing.

  79. Mary Livingston signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:39 am

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCK!

  80. Daphne Sigismondi signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Save the taco trucks!

  81. Charles Gaiennie signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:41 am

    let us eat where we want

  82. Sandra Martinez signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Save the Taco Trucks!

  83. James Fogel signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:42 am

    let them eat tacos!

  84. Christopher Shane Glading signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Not everyone can afford to eat at a restaurant, and not everyone can get together the money to start a restaurant. These trucks give an opportunity to both feed and employ these people!

  85. RUTH COWIE signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:44 am

    IT WOULD BE THE DIMISE OF A GREAT LOS ANGELES SUB-CULTURE, BESIDES SOME OF MY MOST GENIUINE AND
    HUMBLE MEALS HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM THEM. DO WE
    ALWAYS NEED ALL THE FRILLS INCLUDED? REAL CHARECTERS,REAL BASIC FOOD…….

  86. Dave Neupert signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Ummmmm….one of the best reasons to live in LA. This cannot happen.


  87. on May 5th, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Viva los tacos!


  88. on May 5th, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Viva Los Tacos

  89. ryan paravecchio signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:47 am

    the bad guys will soon be finished hassling the working man

  90. Tina Porter signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Please keep the trucks!

  91. Peter Browning signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    TACOS ARE MY LIFEBLOOD!!!!

  92. Annabelle Larner signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Yo quiero tacos!!!! please keep the trucks!!!

  93. Gabriella Arana signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Salsa verde rocks and so do our Taco Trucks!

  94. diana bao signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    taco trucks are the face of multi-cultural LA and help feed the mouths of many many angelenos, as well as those that work in the taco trucks. please focus your attention on helping LA be better, cleaner and safer. thank you.

  95. Zach Tewalthomas signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Do we really need the additional senseless oppression?

    Has City Hall succumbed to some sort of idiocy-inducing spore cloud?

    The answers, of course, are “No!” and “Apparently”, respectively.

  96. Richard Adams signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    i’m a taco-truck aficionado, and the idea that a bunch of restaurant-owning fatcats can just pay politicians to do their bidding really burns me up! if they can’t compete with the trucks, too bad–either drop prices or make better tacos, don’t use the state to eliminate competition.

  97. JAIME CUEVA signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    LETS KEEP THOSE TACO TRUCKS. WHAT WILL I EAT AFTER THE CLUB???

  98. Yamit Shimonovitz signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    let the taco trucks be!!!

  99. Roberto Martinez signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Where will go to have real (really good) tacos?
    You can’t get a real “Taco” at Taco Bell!
    Save the Taco Trucks!

  100. John Lopez Jr. signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    lonchera power!

  101. John Lopez Jr. signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    viva los loncheras

  102. steven kim signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    save the trucks!

  103. George hernandez signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    It is about saving the culture of Los Angeles!

  104. j doza signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    I’m down like 4 flat tires.

  105. Ignacio Montes signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    without tacos where would we all be

  106. clark bernstien signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    this bill is capitolism?

  107. Howard Wall signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Just another way the city is trying to mess with peoples lives. They are not commiting a crime, The only crime here is against a legitimate buisness.

  108. Lacey Paterson signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    This is so sad. Those people rely on the business of their trucks to support their families.

    The fact that they want to end this is just dumb.

  109. Tammy Johnson signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    This is wrong!

  110. Tammy Johnson signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    This is just wrong!

  111. Mandy Hoffman signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    shall we remove all character from this city?

  112. Tuyet Nguyen signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    A visit to the taco truck during weekend trips to the local swapmeet was one of the highlights of my day as a little girl. Taco trucks are culturally and economically vital in LA.

  113. marcus kroll signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    This is a direct infringement of the rights to free enterprise

  114. Alejandra Sanchez signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Carne Asada is not a crime! No, really sometimes–esp. at 4 AM its a lifesaver!

  115. Ignacio Montes signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    taco taco man, i want to be a taco man

    borrachos and taco go together like chicken and waffles. DRUNKSUNITED and tacosunited 4 life

  116. Erika Winters signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Taco trucks do not threaten restaurants! Gimme a break and a TACO!

  117. Alex Dueben signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

    Why is “the market” good when it decides how much our rent is, how expensive houses are, how little we get paid, but not when deciding what establishments should remain open and be successful?If I’m going to buy a cheap meal I’d rather buy a tasty, authentic meal from a taco truck that helps our community far more than buying a fast food burger.

  118. Peter Walberg signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    They’ll have to pry the taco out of my cold dead fingers. Save our taco trucks!

  119. Alexander Moon signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    SAVE OUR BACON-WRAPPED HOTDOGS TOO!


  120. on May 5th, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    taco trucks are often located in under-served areas , you know ?

  121. Mat Kim signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    I need my carnitas!!!

  122. Nick Sita signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Underserved areas, overserved areas… As long as it’s delicious! Taco trucks are a democratizing influence.

  123. Gavin Pierce signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Somebody please.

  124. Falon Nicole Robichaux signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    the reason i go to los angeles for vacation each year is somewhat because of the taco stands…if you get rid of them i’m not going next year and help los angeles become a tourist attraction…KEEP THE TACOSTANDS!

  125. ruth bernstein signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    oh boy, i am astounded. this is absurd. when people visit me here in los angeles the first thing they want to do is go to el matador on western. taco trucks are part of the local flavor.

  126. Jerry Franz signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    People who eat off the Taco Trucks, don’t and won’t eat in sit down restaurants. They don’t have the time or the money

  127. Sandi Brougham signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Why?

  128. David Nilihc signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    doesnt the city have more important things to do.

  129. Minka Marcom-Rehwald signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Taco trucks are the best. This is absolutely ridiculous.


  130. on May 5th, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    It’s been said, above.

  131. Jessica Cairncross signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Lunch trucks are not unfair competition when licensed and held to the same health standards as restaurants.

  132. jennifer johnson signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    i agree!

  133. GCarlos signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    WAR TACO TRUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  134. CHRISTOPHER ALVEAR signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    TACO TRUCKS ARE A HUGE PART OF OUR COMMUNIDAD!!!!!!

  135. Demetrius Wilson signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Find something bette to take away …like traffic cameras.

  136. Mark Kimbrell signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    We will not bow to evil will of the Taco Nazis!

  137. Christopher Weber signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    York Boulevard represent!

  138. josh williams signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    This is part of LA culture. It should be valued.

  139. David Viola signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    -

  140. Ben Ehrenreich signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Why does LA always destroy its greatest treasures? Save the taco trucks!

  141. Tracey Quigley signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Please repeal this law. We value our local vendors and their contribution to our neighborhoods and to our city.

  142. Jeffrey Copas signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks! Stop your war on the working class, L. A. belongs to everyone!

  143. Rain Essex signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    I LOVE TACOS!

  144. Jan Brewer signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Taco trucks are an IMPORTANT part of our American landscape and they have the best food!!

  145. Jason Torres-Rangel signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Taco trucks are a treasure, not an eye sore…they are a crucial part of what makes Los Angeles culture as fantastic as it is.

  146. gladys tamez signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Esclaro que no es competencia con los restaurants, super ridiculo,las taquerias no te ofrecen servicio de cubierto ni buen asiento, es por eso que se paga menos, y los restaurants te ofrecen el servicio y comodidad es por eso que pagas cubierto y conford, yes mas caro.Se debe ofreser todo tipo de servicio es a criterio de cada uno, que es lo que decide comer y en donde.

  147. Jim Fisher signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    No restaurant of worth is endangered by a taco truck.

  148. Albert Samreth signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Taco Zone on Alvarado just north of Sunset in Echo Park. Please go there, she makes this wonderful guacamole salsa that is just the best thing ever.

  149. Yara Jasso signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS POR FAVOR!!!

  150. Ryan Price signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    I will leave LA if we don’t save the taco trucks. I WILL LEAVE IT.

  151. julienne conducto signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    taco truck next to vons parking lot in glendale blvd wins my heart!

  152. Molly Birckhead signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    let’s find a solution that saves our trucks. they’re often parked where there are no open restaurants for miles at a time. maybe just make an ordinance that prevents them from being within a certain distance from a functioning taco restaurant but don’t take them away completely!!

  153. Matt Mynatt signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    I think its insane

  154. Annette Barbosa signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    We need our taco trucks it’s part of LA. SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!

  155. adrienne signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    TACOS ARE NOT A CRIME, THEYRE DEVINE

  156. Brian Patchett signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    This is not right.

  157. orlando carbone signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    …how about closing donut shops down so cops can do their jobs then?! It is so insanely absurd that the city would do this: People depend on taco trucks to eat. So Politicians, please take a few minutes of your day to FIND A FRIGGIN’ SOLUTION!!! Don’t make me contact Anthony Bourdain on this one! [dos del al pastor, compa! con todo…]

  158. Nikhil Chopra signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    they are good affordable food, at HSC they are only almost the only source of food,I don’t see any reason for banning them

  159. Esperanza Chavez signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    LA Politics as usual, this time a little more ironic. Gloria Molina and the legacy of ending the institution of the taco truck in Los Angeles–what a laugh. Can someone give this lady something to do, I don’t know like maybe dealing with the county health care system instead of shutting down perfectly legitimate businesses for her own political benefit. Haven’t we had enough of this woman. I say SAVE OUR TACOS AND OUT MOLINA!!!

  160. mariela huerta signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    taco zone …the best carnitas yum!

  161. Juan signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    SAVE THE TRUCKS!!!!

  162. Delia Ibarra signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    I am appalled. Is there any clearer symbol of what is wrong with the political establishment in this city/county that this regulation? Molina — can you say “out of touch”?

    When is the next election for District 1? I suggest that we pool together our “three al pastor and one horchata” money and send it to a worthy challenger to Ms. Molina. Maybe “Saveourtacoruck.Org” should be casting about for a potential challenger to Ms. Molina? Somebody with a “Pro Taco” agenda?

    Let me know who it will be and I will send them a contribution. Set my tacos free!

  163. Sylvia Flores signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    People who work in busy cities have access to many restaurants they can go to for meals. But I guess Molina and others on the board are forgetting about the people who work in industrial areas that don’t have local restaurants. Our taco trucks can’t move every hour b/c not everyone takes their lunch at the same time……..and to feed so many people just from one company in one hour is CRAZY!!!!!!

  164. John Larson signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    I just moved back to L.A. after 6 years away. I don’t think there was anything I was looking forward to more than taco trucks.


  165. on May 5th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Please don’t take away our taco trucks, they are an important part of Los Angeles culture, and have done nothing except unify the multi-ethnic poulation of this great city.

  166. Casimiro Pozos signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    This kind of food is so good its hurting national chains. That’s why they want to get rid of them. Don’t worry, tacos will soon outnumber burgers nationwide!

  167. Michael Tiffert signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Those rat bastards trying to take away my carne. Forget about it.

  168. Lex Chmiel signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    This is ABSURD- We need our TACO TRUCKS!!!

  169. Chris Meyer signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Let’s hear it for 21st-century pseudo-gerrymandering!

    Come to think of it: no, let’s not. I thought this was a free market?

  170. mike escamilla signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    its not just tacos from a truck…its a california birth right to grow up with those things

  171. Megan Tuttle signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Taco trucks are an essential part of life in Los Angeles! Without them a piece of the city’s heart is missing that makes LA uniquely LA!

  172. Diana Aceituno signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    RIDICULOUS! taco trucks along with all hispanics are here to stay, these idiots banning things like taco trucks will soon realize that!!

  173. Samantha Child signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Don’t take the trucks.

  174. Darin Senestraro signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Unfair targeting! If they break other laws, then fine: Give them tickets or whatever. But to single them out is wrong. Shame on you!

  175. Angela Bracamontes signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    The taco trucks are a part of Los Angeles culture.. Permits and fees are already being paid, how much more money do you need to make off the ambitious families that provide Los Angeles with an affordable and delicious meal? I think these efforts should be redirected to something more productive that will better the life of Los Angelenos. This is ridiculous.

  176. Rosa Valenzuela signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Live and let live. America is about opportunity and being able to succeed. Are they paying taxes? Yes. Are they providing a service? Yes. And with the way our economy is at the moment…this is one way to enjoy good food at better than reasonable prices. VIVA LOS TACO TRUCKS!!!

  177. Louise Woo signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Taco trucks are as important to the L.A. landscape as the Hollywood sign! SAVE OUR TRUCKS!!!

  178. Jay Shin signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    The trucks do a lot of good with no harm

  179. David Wescott signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS! [:

  180. Mark Friedlander signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Aqui estamos,
    Aqui quedamos —
    Carne Asada Is Not a Crime,
    ni taco de pollo, tampoco

  181. Brian White signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    I love tacos.

  182. Carol Klaassen signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    The trucks are an LA institution. Why ban something that helps to make our city unique? It is also a relatively inexpensive way for working class people to start their own businesses. Since when have we become so anti-entrepreneurial in this country?

  183. Marta Alamillo signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    I love tacos too!

  184. Becky Kim signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Taking the taco trucks (and bacon-wrapped hot dogs carts) off the streets is as ridiculous as if we took down the Hollywood sign for unforeseen safety reasons. It’s one of the great defining personalities of LA!

  185. Eva McClintock signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Si se puede!

  186. Brian Martinez signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    SAVE OUR TRUCKS!! Taco Trucks are a staple to Los Angeles and would be a waste to see them go.


  187. on May 5th, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    How in hell do you supervisors expect people whom work in the construction business or many other to pick up a hot meal and get back to work on time with only a half or maybe an hour to do it in! Do away with this law.

  188. Molly signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Sign my name!! i love tacos! and the the tacos on the trucks are THE BEST!!

  189. Amanda M. signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Coming home to the taco trucks is one of the only things that’s kept me sane at graduate school on the east coast. Please don’t let them take away one of the best parts of home!

  190. Javier Anton signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Vivan los tacos!

  191. Corrie Christopher signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    x

  192. Michele Borovac signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Economically and culturally shortsighted. We love the taco truck!

  193. Donna Landon signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Echo Park just wouldn’t be the same.

  194. MANUEL J. ORTEGA signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    HOLD UP…IS THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS THAT SLOW…HEY MR. MAYOR WHEN YOU START LAYING OFF..FIND OUT WHO BROUGHT THAT TO THE TABLE AND START AT CITY HALL AND LEAVE THE VENDORS ALONE

  195. Laura Fontana signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    I think Supervisor Molina has gone too far. Maybe instead she should focus her molvidas on reasonable health code regulations such as limiting the number of roaches per coaches. Viva la taco truck!

  196. Cliff Jolly signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Taco trucks are Uniters, not Dividers. They are part of SoCal and AZ culture and should be respected as an important part of our cultural heritage.

    Vivan los tacos!

  197. Margie Camarda signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Taco Trucks are a trademark of Eagle Rock! They don’t hurt anyone, they just feed us all delicious tacos. Please don’t take them away…..

  198. David Metcalf signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    xoxo

  199. Lona Chiang signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Save the trucks! They dont hurt anyone…

  200. Matthew Madrid signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Who doesn’t love Taco trucks

  201. jesse signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    !!!

  202. devim mahoney signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    save our taco trucks!

  203. christine belandres signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Taco trucks are such a huge part of LA! Please do not make this huge mistake of removing such an import part of la’s culture. Save the taco truck!

  204. Florence Gan signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    taco trucks are part of our culture!

  205. Stian Oksavik signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    I used to be a truck driver and had deliveries in various parts of LA. The taco trucks was how I ate — not because they were cheaper, but because the food was better — not bland like the brick-and-mortar chains.

    And to think I moved to this country (from Europe) in part to escape the European penchant for legislating every little detail of people’s lives. What happened to the land of the free?

  206. leyla cardenas signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    vivan los tacos!!!! abajo los politicos!!

  207. Rene Montes signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    How dare they try to get rid of an essential part of the Los Angeles culture!

  208. Sou P. signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Leave them Taco Trucks alone!

  209. Michael Daly signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Save the tacos!

  210. Alastair Duncan signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    It would be criminal to deprive this city of its Taco Trucks

  211. Ryan H. signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Save the trucks!

  212. emelda m. gutierrez signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    si to tacos si se puede!!!!!!!!!!!

  213. Chase Camuzzi signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  214. jason fusato signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    save the taco trucks!!

  215. james best signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    hell to the strip malls, all praise due to taco trucks. in sha allah.

  216. Gabriela signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    I TOTALLY understand why people (especially Mexicans) want their taco trucks. I’m a Dominican living in New Jersey (Paterson to be exact) and if we didn’t have our Chimichurry trucks up here, I’d be going crazy! They are scattered all over New York too, in an area called Washington Heights. Having a spot that reminds you of home through the food, the way people at the truck are and the music they probably play just makes you feel good! Not being able to be at your hometown at any moment hurts. Having a chimichurry truck around (in this case a Taco truck) makes the hurt of not being there eases down a little bit. I say we keep the taco trucks because they’re not bothering anyone! They’re just there to make the natives of this country feel at home a bit!

  217. Michelle O'Grady signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    taco trucks are a long standing los angeles tradition…. whose going to sober everyone up after late nights of drinking!

  218. Julie Nguyen signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Save our taco trucks!!

  219. Todd Steinman signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Save LA’s taco trucks!

  220. Curt Hartleben signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Dear Sirs,
    I am all for this petition!!!

  221. Neal Narahara signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    What happened to free enterprise and the American dream? Couldn’t someone have thought of a way to protect restaurants and not put taco trucks out of business? These new restrictions are a bad idea.

  222. Evie Ramos signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Taco trucks are Angeleno’s watering holes…it’s a legitimate business that we cannot let go away!! SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  223. Tim Izo Orindgreff signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    I travel a lot for work, and it wouldn’t feel like home without the taco trucks. Leave them alone. There have to be more pressing issues for our government to concern itself with.

  224. Ela Unverdi signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Taco trucks are a quintessential L.A. institution. Why are people dead set on eliminating anything that constitutes culture in this city? Taco trucks bring all kinds of people together. What’s next, no dancing in public? Wait, I think we’re required to have a license to do that too. Live a little!

  225. Steve Holton signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    LA without taco trucks is like Cornflakes without the milk!

  226. Katie Dunham signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Al Pastor is ALSO not a crime.

  227. Laura Wasielewski signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Save our taco trucks!

  228. lisa ainsworth signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    we need taco trucks!!!

  229. Mathew signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Why do they have to move?
    They are not ice cream trucks.
    They are not selling pre-made pre-packaged goods.

  230. Kirk signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    The Taco Trucks are an LA institution! SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!

  231. Michael Musgrave signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    serious. I need taco trucks.

  232. Dylan Courtney signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    DON’T BE A FOOL!!!!!
    TAKING AWAY THE TACO TRUCKS ISN’T COOL!!!!!!!

  233. Alice Kim signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    it would be a sad day if taco trucks were gone.
    dont take them away!

  234. marie acree goldey signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Please! While working throughout the community, I look forward to my ” on the road” luncheon treat. I recently heard the familiar sound of an approaching truck near my home and became so excited! Music to my ears.
    Especially in times of financial crunch, please do not destroy this service.

  235. Tony signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Long live the tacos!!!
    Take them away and thats taking part of L.A away

  236. Kristen Guzman signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Please do not prey on the immigrants who are trying their best to make a living, and feed us good food! Outrageous that you would force them to essentially go out of business. Shame on you!
    Sincerely,
    Kristen Guzman, Ph.D.
    Professor of History, Santa Ana College
    Life-long resident of L.A. County
    A registered voter

  237. Liliana Bustos signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    If the other companies can’t hang, that is no ones fault but thier own. Taco trucks just have the best tasting tacos.

  238. Ricardo Escobar signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    DUDE!!! TACO TRUCKS RULE!!!

  239. Elizabeth Molina signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    I always have dreams of late night taco truck visits!

  240. Bobby signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    save the tacos

  241. elizabeth signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    I LOVE TACOS!!!

  242. Emmie Eernisse signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    When I lived in Echo Park last summer, I ate at the taco truck on Alvarado Blvd every night for dinner. Since then, I have moved to New York, and my unhappiness here in New York is based solely on the lack of taco trucks. I am returning to Los Angeles with a year’s long mouth-watering for El Taco Zone and will be shattered if the truck is not there upon my arrival. I am sincerely disappointed in Los Angeles if these nonsensical restrictions on taco trucks are put into place.

  243. leif everson signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    save the taco trucks

  244. David signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  245. Aaron Vanuga signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    I like tacos and I like trucks so save them all.

  246. Victor Jara signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    where will we go after last call?

  247. princess alonzo signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    i love taco trucks!! save them!!

  248. Tania Siu signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    PLEASE DON’T GET RID OF MY FAVORITE RESTAURANTS.

  249. Matthew Head signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Save the Olympic Blvd Gordita truck!!

  250. Martha Morales signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    NO!

  251. Patricia Gushikuma signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Good Luck!


  252. on May 5th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    long live the tacos!

  253. Mary Tiedeman signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Save our Taco Trucks!!!

  254. Lucille J. Powell signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Please save our taco trucks! Love those guys and their delicious tacos!

  255. La Maestra signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Let everyone enjoy tacos! SAVE the taco trucks.

  256. Laura Grant signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Vive le taco.

  257. Michael Haynes signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Let ‘em stay. Please.

  258. Andrea Scarpino signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Let’s focus on more important things that helping people eat quickly and inexpensively! Leave the taco trucks alone!

  259. Caitlin Byrne signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Taco Truck rocks!

  260. Van Nguyen signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    I heart taco trucks.

  261. Regina Valdez signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

    what will I do when I only have 3$ and no food ;(

  262. Timothy Cogshell signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    This “law” is unacceptable to me, I’m a citizen of Los Angeles, 4th District and I KNOW that the taco trucks are not a nuisance, or infringing on the business of anyone… I support them wholly and WILL vote against anyone who penalized them in anyway whatsoever…!

  263. Denise signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Tacos transcend all cultures. They are food of the people. Embrace diversity, let us have our tacos– God’s perfect food.

  264. Ty Hudson signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    que vivan las taco trocas!

  265. kenneth signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    We can’t lose the best thing about Los Angeles.

  266. sampson signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    The argument that the taco trucks are taking away the restaurants business is very weak. People don’t walk around and go restaurant, restaurant, Hey, a taco truck, lets go there instead of a sit-down meal. People sit at home and say, “I want taco truck… TACO TRUCK!!!!” the people that eat at taco truck would be at home instead of outside helping the economy if it weren’t for taco truck.

  267. Mark Neumann signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Taco Trucks rule

  268. Russell Rosales signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Please try and find a more compassionate solution to this problem.

  269. Calla Ganz signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    We want our Taco Trucks!!!!

  270. Eli Chartkoff signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Ms. Molina:

    I am from your district and I vote. I am not amused by this law.

  271. owenlosan@aol.com signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    taco trucks offer better food than most resturants. lots of us like to eat out of doors, standing up. please, no restrictions on taco trucks.

  272. Ali Hassan signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Taco trucks rocks!

  273. S. Britchky signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    If the brick-and-mortar restaurants are suffering, they should get creative and figure out a way to compete.


  274. on May 5th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Come on! Taco trucks make good tacos. If they are taking business from restraunts, it’s for good reason. They provide yummy and convienient food at affordable prices and perfect locations. Also, think of the investments these people put into their trucks. Good job trying to take away these people’s income and jobs. That’s real smart.

  275. Juan Vigil signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    DON, SAVE OUR TRUCKS!
    JUAN

  276. Lori Schindler signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Taco trucks are part of the landscape of Los Angeles. They are our culture a staple of Los Angeles’s identity.
    If a restaurant can’t compete then maybe that says something about there food.

  277. Lori Schindler signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Taco trucks are part of the landscape of LA. A unique flavor to Los Angels cuisine. If restaurants are suffering maybe it has something to do with their food not the trucks.

  278. Chris signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Save our taco trucks!

  279. Tabbert Fiiller signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Street vendors have always been a part of L.A. taking them away is is taking a part of its culture.

  280. Heather Wind signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Save our taco trucks!

  281. jasu zanetti signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Want to taste those tacos when I come to L.A. in summer ;D

  282. Jade Gordon signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Save Highland Park’s cultural landscape!

  283. Anna Mayer signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    long live taco trucks

  284. Mehrdad Modjtahedi signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    I’m from Orange County and usually stay away from LA as much as possible. One of the few things that keeps me coming back are the amazing tacos that I get from these taco trucks. You must be mad for wanting to ban them.

  285. bernay grayson signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks! They are as much a part of Los Angeles as the wonderful weather!My friends from out of state ask me about them and I live in Santa Monica/Ocean Park.

  286. sandra rodriguez signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    save my tacos

  287. Diana Roberts signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    why don’t you regulate something that really matters. Regulating taco trucks is just stupid

  288. Ruby Jimenez signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    best food comes from the taco trucks!

  289. DeeDee DeYoung signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    If we shut down taco trucks we will be putting these people that run them out of a business that provides a yummy and affordable service to us Angelinos.

    P. S.
    I heart TACOS!

  290. Amaya D'Amico signed,

    on May 5th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Save the tacos! What would LA be w/o being able to make a late-night run to your favorite taco truck? Why don’t we put our effort in tax dollars into something more important and not limit our food choices!

  291. Michelle Garcia signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    WE LOVE OUR TACO TRUCKS! GO FIGHT SOME REAL CRIME!!!

  292. Deanna De Paolis signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 12:18 am

    Obviously Gloria’s never had a truck taco, which means she’s probably never had a late night of fun in her life… how about getting the homeless off the streets instead??? LA’s got much bigger problems – it ain’t tacos.

  293. Gabriel F. Galindo signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 12:29 am

    It really bothers me that people like Gloria Molina in a influeniatial position focus on the small things rather than focusing on the major issues that negatively affect our community.

  294. Brian Hochleutner signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 12:57 am

    This is what LA is built on — save the trucks!

  295. Karen Rodriguez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 1:25 am

    Ms. Molina: I would be embarrassed if I were you. Do you not have any other, more important, issues in the community that should be addressed? Rather than supporting those that are trying to make a decent living, you push them down! Go fight some real crime and leave our tacos alone!

  296. Andy Espinoza signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 2:11 am

    we must stand together for what is right! that is to protect our spanish colture and hard working Latinos who just want to share a talent and give back to their community.

  297. David Poffenberger signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 3:23 am

    un burrito de arroz, queso, y frijoles, con salsa rojo y double tortilla por favor

  298. Gerald Albright signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 3:37 am

    Loyal customer of Leos taco truck for 8 years and will eat there till I DIE!!!! I hope I die of old age enjoying Leos for the last time! Last rites!!!

  299. Jorge A. Rivera signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 3:37 am

    Family tradition, great meal at affordable prices for the working man, while supporting his fellow working man.

  300. Aaron Saenz signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 3:39 am

    As a military guy; the taco truck is usually the first stop when I go home on leave.

  301. Jenni Schneider signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 4:37 am

    x

  302. Rachel Anberlin signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 5:58 am

    Where I live there are no taco trucks but I want one sooooo bad. So I thought the first step would be to support other taco trucks that way I could possibly get one for my town. I hope that this helps your taco trucks.

    Yay tacos!!!!!!! They are the friggen’ best! Long live tacos and their trucks!!!!!

  303. Dora the Explorer signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 5:58 am

    (: i like tacos.

  304. Eric Hovey signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 6:10 am

    Can’t make it through Friday’s without a breakfast burrito…

  305. Phillip Young signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 6:25 am

    In support America’s entrepreneurial spirit and good food.

  306. Dave Fader signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 6:46 am

    This is crazy and stupid!

  307. Arric Bohorquez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 6:46 am

    Can’t live without them.

  308. Alfredo Sandoval signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 6:46 am

    The best food on wheels!

  309. Jennifer Martinez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 6:47 am

    <3 you have my support!!

  310. Rick Huerta signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 6:48 am

    This is an unfortunate event.

  311. Tamara Gaw, Esq. signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 6:51 am

    This is ridiculous. In Washington, DC, there are spots reserved for the lunch trucks, and if you park there, you will be towed. It is a part of the landscape in several major cities, and runs the risk of contaminating food that has to be packed and moved every hour.

    Legislators, spend your time (and my tax dollars) on issues that actually affect people adversely. If you want to increase oversight for health and safety reasons, fine. But don’t hide behind this pointless piece of psuedo-legislation. It is insulting to the sensible members of the general public.

  312. Danielle M. signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 6:52 am

    I suppose since Gloria Molina is pretty much set for life, she is trying to take away from the actual hard working individuals. These trucks are doing no harm, only feeding those who can’t afford your 5 star restaurants….Darn you for taking away from these people who are just trying to make a living and get through life.

  313. Ruth Brodsley signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 6:59 am

    We do not need another way to crminalize workers!

  314. Antonio Reyna signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 7:00 am

    These are a part of the culture in Los Angeles. To take this way is take away what makes LA unique. First the Raiders and the Rams now Taco Trucks. What’s next, the Dodgers, Dodger Dogs and mom’s apple pie? Get a clue people.

  315. Gustavo & Leticia Perez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 7:01 am

    Have each Taco Truck submit to an inspection regularly and be placed at a location as to where it will not interfere with restaurants and to those who are complaining about it.

  316. darolyn signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 7:01 am

    couldn’t have said it better myself, phillip. go taco trucks!!!

  317. Martha signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 7:02 am

    What are we supposed to do for food after the bars and clubs close now? Taco trucks are just a tradition…a part of life and growing up in Los Angeles.


  318. on May 6th, 2008 at 7:03 am

    There should be should be more petitions out there but this one is a great start. I just ate 3 tacos last night from a local taco truck! (Chorizo and Pastor) Why because it is better than most places. The tacos are fresh and priced right. Most importantly think of the Families that will be affected. The money the Families invested in their Trucks to feed their OWN Family. They are not Corporations, it is a Latino Family. I hope the Bacon Hotdog Lady is not next. . . Seriously . . . .
    There are better things to be worried about.
    Thank you Kevin and Bean, If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t know about this stupid law. WHY ARE YOU BAD AMERICA?!!

  319. Gus & Lety signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 7:10 am

    To those who can, spread the word by sending out the messages to other public outlets (Radio Stations) Piolin, Don Cheto, El Cucuy, KIIS FM, KPWR (Power) and those alike….. Just a thought. and you are right Israel “Why are you BAD America?”

  320. Stephen Dietrich signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 7:10 am

    Way to go!!! Thanks for your efforts.

  321. Shelly signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 7:15 am

    I usually feel safer standing at a taco truck at night than I do going to the store.
    That’s my experience at Highland Park trucks.
    My family frequents La Estrella on York Blvd.
    and Rambo’s on Eagle Rock Blvd.
    It seems anything good is being taken away.
    I have been listening to those complaining, as I will not frequent there business.

  322. Amanda Millin signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 7:17 am

    Tacos are not a crime! Let them stay!

  323. david manou signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 7:20 am

    an outrage!

  324. Aldo Malagon signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 7:23 am

    Best damn tacos ever!

  325. Adrian Esquivias signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 7:37 am

    As a Hispanic these taco stands are somewhat iconic.
    Plus the best tacos in town besides food from abuela and abuelo

  326. Eny Lanson signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 7:37 am

    It’s sad when politicians have nothing better to do than target taco trucks.


  327. on May 6th, 2008 at 7:40 am

    The iconic Taco Truck is the epitome of American Entrepreneurship.

    It appears that other businesses which can’t compete are turning to another American institution, “obtaining” and abusing political influence.

  328. Jacqueline Demirjian signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 7:55 am

    They are iconic in our LA City. Try banning the vendors from NY. Our Taco trucks are the same thing. It is not reasonable to ask them to move every 30 min. LA is starting to take out all the fun staples of this city.

  329. Eliana Ruiz signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 7:55 am

    Save the taco trucks

  330. Alma Martinez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 7:59 am

    Carne asada is absolutelly not a crime.

  331. Rachel Zemmer signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:12 am

    I believe in taco trucks.

  332. Esteban Adame signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:19 am

    Can loose’em!!!!

  333. Juan C. Colorado signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:21 am

    Support your local taco truck.

  334. Hank Leland signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:21 am

    A life without loncheras is a life not worth living.

  335. Gus signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:25 am

    “Taco trucks are not inspected like a regular restaurant and don’t pay the same amount of taxes a real restaurant does. some are run by illegals.”
    I bet that doesn’t stop you from eating there does it???

  336. Darryl Musick signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:26 am

    First they came for the bacon dogs and now this? Will L.A. kill all its homegrown food?

  337. Edward W. Jackson signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:38 am

    Hey! When I truck in LA. I don’t have time to find a Booger King. I need them Taco Trucks to come by where I am loading, and get me a good meal, so I can drive all night to where-ever. Thanks for nothing, you politicians. And, enjoy your Booger King too!

  338. C. Garcia signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:38 am

    Hey Gloria Molina, why don’t you go tell all the kids in the pictures that you pose in that they won’t be able to eat tonight and might not have a home tomorrow because you won’t let their parents work. Are you sure you grew up in Pico Rivera? P.S. Taco trucks rule.

  339. Rafael Orellana signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:41 am

    Why does it seem like politicians are always out to make the lives of hard working people that much harder? If it isn’t one thing,it’s another. I was extremely upset when Bacon Doggs where pulled off the streets and now their trying to eliminate another authentic staple of latino and hispanic culture. I don’t see Hot Dog Venders in New York being attacked, Why is California targeting our people?

  340. ReedBernstein signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:55 am

    If you have never had a taco from a truck you are not an Angeleno!!!

  341. Sarai Romero signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:56 am

    Don’t take them away! The trucks are part of Los Angeles culture, tradition and history.

  342. Sydney Sellers signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:04 am

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!

  343. Joezen Callos signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:05 am

    This Los Angeles’ trademark street food, Chicago and New York has Hot dogs, we have Tacos.

  344. Al Chavez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:05 am

    Taco trucks are an Iconic presence in L.A
    Providing a service to the community.
    Surely L.A. has much more important needs
    that Gloria Molina can give her attention to!

  345. Forrest Hopping signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:05 am

    The movement to do away with taco trucks is a fundamentally racist movement that crops up in times of economic stress. The anti-immigrants hate the fact that Mexicans and Central Americans can find a way to survive in the hardest of times. Not only do the truck franchise owners (they dont actually own the trucks) survive, but they keep many people, literally alive and healthy with their excellent food. Those cooks do not learn their recipes from books- they cook the way their mothers did. It is genuine Mexican/CA home cooking. It is a prized part of the culture (another reason the racists hate it). Yesterday, in fact, I ate at a sit-down Mexicn restaurant because it looked “authentic” and ordered carne asada a la tampiqueña. It was a strip of meat, a taquito, rice and cheese on everything and a spoonful green mush. (Supposed to be; meat, enchilada de mole, rajas con crema, refritos and guacamole, not mush, and NO CHEESE). Price $15, with a tip $20. These are the restaurants that dont want you to eat on the street for much better and cheaper. They have formed an unholy alliance the Anglo old guard to keep control of the city for themselves, and damn the people. They are financed and supported by racists who think that Mexicans are foreigners and who would rather die than admit that they have stolen the land. It is time to fight back and to keep the multinationals, the MacDonalds and other fast food joints that serve Frankenfood, which only make people obese without nourishing them, at bay.

  346. Tessa Kraemer signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:05 am

    i wish to save your taco truck!!!:)


  347. on May 6th, 2008 at 9:12 am

    This is outrageous. Somebody please fix the political system.

  348. Yolanda Ramos signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:13 am

    To Gloria Molina taco trucks are not only part of our history they are also affordable for many local low income families. Not everyone can go eat at those expensive high class restaurants you go to. We all enjoy eating those delicious tacos and know that we are helping the sellers make a living. You are not only taking away a low price delicious meal for children you are also taking some childs parents income away. Shame on you!

  349. Mario Cress signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:14 am

    I support the trucks and there loyal staff that are making in honest living!

  350. Ed Shafer signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:16 am

    This is a low blow. If these restaurants can’t compete with Taco Trucks, then maybe the restaurants should go out of business.

    Keep the Taco Trucks.

  351. John Nugent signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:16 am

    wow, what a weird proposal. why don’t we get rid of puppies while we’re at it.

  352. HORTENCIA CMAPOS signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:22 am

    ALL TACO TRUCKS TEACH EVERYBODY A LESSON. ITS A SMALLER VERSION OF A RESTAURANT WITH A BIGGER HEART… THEY WORK HARDER TO KEEP UP WITH PROBABLY MORE CLIENTEL THAN SOME RESTAURANTS. KEEP THE TACO TRUCKS! THEY ARE JUST HARD WORKING PEOPLE WORKING WITH WHAT THEY HAVE.

  353. Jaime Cortez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Keep Taco Trucks!

  354. Nicole Borbon signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Save our Taco Trucks!!!
    They are a part of our city, culture and everyday life.

  355. Rudy Valdez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:30 am

    They are not harming any one. The people want them, that’s why they are in business. They are healthier alternative to many fast food “restaurants”. I’d rather have my kids “hooked” on tacos than deep fried , calorie filled processed food.

  356. Michael Gardner signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:32 am

    As a man who is working on opening his own truck in Santa Barbara, this effects me as well as so many other people in LA. Its unfair to attack these trucks, they are a way of life for so many. If the restaurants are so concerned, I suggest they go mobile!

  357. Bryan Gonzalez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:33 am

    This is a target against Latinos in East L.A.!! In 2008 this discrimination should not be happening..period!!
    Support East L.A.s Taco Trucks!!

  358. Jesus Campos signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:37 am

    As long as the Taco Trucks have a license, I see no wrong. If it’s a question about safety, then why can they not also be graded like any other establishment in the Los Angeles County that sells food products (letter’s A, B, C, etc).

    Why always target unincorporated cities of LA County! If you (Gloria) wanted to make a difference, then you should had push to get the MTA Gold line underground, not above ground, where traffic congestion is bad now, and will continue after construction is over. I firmly believe that these attacks in my city continue to go on because it is an unincorporated city, which lacks in politic power and big media influence.

    The individuals that own these Trucks are providing a service to their community/cities. Instead of being at home collecting government support, they work hard to earn an honest buck. They are living the American dream to come up with a business, succeed in it, and provide for their families. Don’t punish them! Instead come with legislation to improve education and resources for families. Why is it that in El Segundo Parks have well establish community programs for the youths, yet in East LA, there’s non or minimal. I see Obregon Park, North Side Belvedere Park and even Salazar Park lack these resources. BTW: just look at the Soccer and Baseball Programs in Montebello and compare those to East LA, to see the difference.

  359. Kristie Chan signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Gloria Molina is just a puppet for McDonalds and those other restuarants. Let’s put an end to special interest groups! Give the people what they want.

  360. mike ritchie signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:40 am

    i love eating tacos

  361. Isaac Padilla signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Please let us eat our Street Tacos in peace….

    Thank you

  362. Andrew Ware signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Way to ruin the livelihood of hard working, tax paying people!

    WHAT A JOKE

  363. Yasmin Rodriguez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:48 am

    LOVE THEM TACOS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  364. matt glazer signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:57 am

    lets all throw burritos at that fat bitch Gloria’s pad!

  365. Vince signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:59 am

    people eat at taco trucks cause its fast food. if restaurants are complaining it’s because the service is not fast enough or the food is not as good as the truck. lastly, if taco trucks are competition it would be mostly to large fast food chains such as McDonalds and Burger King. Hmm, i’m curious if the McD lobby is contributing to Gloria Molina’s future campaign.

  366. Conrad Castor signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Gloria Molina looks like a piece Pastor!! She was concieved in a taco truck!!!

  367. Liz Martinez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Why do they have to go? They go thru the proper channels and get a license. Would you rather see more unemployed people out there??? Is it that the big fast food chains are feeling threatened??? Don’t they make enough billions?
    LEAVE OUR TACOS TRUCKS ALONE…GLORIA MOLINA SPEND OUR TAX $$ WORKING ON REAL CITY ISSUES!!

  368. Katie Sobczak signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 10:06 am

    To the powers that be, I urge you to reconsider the law requiring taco trucks in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles to move locations every hour. Taco trucks are known by their locations, and forcing them to move would rob them of that identity. I know that for me personally, it is never a choice between going to a sit-down style restaurant and a taco truck. When I want something quick, portable, and inexpensive, the taco truck calls my name. I therefore do not agree that taco trucks take business away from free-standing restaurants, and think that the new proposed fines to be levied against them is mean-spirited and seeks to crush the entrepreneurial spirit they are known for.

  369. Steve Aguilar signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Taco trucks are run by hard working people who normally start with a taco truck and then graduate to an established restaurant wich helps California economy. Politicians just worry about filling their OWN pockets and dont worry about the people that are struggling to make a living in an ever changing economy with gas,rent,food (pretty much everything we need to live) prices rising its hard enough without them being harrassed

  370. ALEJANDRA RIVAS signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 10:09 am

    This is not the first and it won’t be the last time Gloria Molina goes against her own people. Let’s not only put a stop to harassing taco truck vendors, but to her power as well. YA BASTA!!!!


  371. on May 6th, 2008 at 10:11 am

    i feel like i want a taco

  372. Eric Kramer signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Save The Taco Trucks!!! Taco trucks do not take business from local restaurants — they serve different markets. Taco truck is for a quick bite — restaurant for a sit down meal!!! NYC with moving hot dog vendors??!! SAVE LA’S TACO TRUCKS!! DOWN WITH THE NEW ORDINANCE!!

  373. Tomas Contreras signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 10:13 am

    A public official’s job is to serve the interests of his/her’s constituients. I know of no one who wants this ordinance passed. It makes zero sense and no one has explained how this will benifet the people of Los Angeles. I demand that this ordinance be dropped. Gloria Molina, I will do all I can to see that you never represent the public again if this ordinance is passed. It is clear you are out of touch with the people of Los Angeles.

  374. DJ Horchata signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Fight The Power! We are denying food? somos la raza que puede! Viva la Revolucion!

  375. Mary Glazer signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Taco Trucks give LA its local flavor! Long live taco trucks! Let us eat our carne asada burritos on the sidewalks forever with no fines just the right to choose where we eat. Gloria…who is more importanf the common eater or the restaurant owners.

  376. Anne Marie Burke signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Please do not force the taco trucks off the streets. They are a distinct part of LA culture.

  377. Danny Vera signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 10:27 am

    taco trucks are open late, delicious, very affordable, and just about everywhere! why would anybody want to get rid of them? they even come to your job and provide food.

  378. Paul Rudolph signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Save the rights of small businesses.

  379. Melissa signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 10:37 am

    =]

  380. michael esquivel signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 10:38 am

    im kinda craving tacos at this moment

  381. David Baum signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 10:54 am

    small businesses are the character of a city. close them down, and this will be a generic american town, like any other. let’s not live in a mall. keep the flavour of los angeles!


  382. on May 6th, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Stop killing our vibrant, diverse food culture with your bureaucratic nonsense.

  383. Spencer Rollins signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Taco Trucks are amazing they are not a weight on our city. It is a way for people to eat late at night.

  384. gabby gacia signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Save the taco Trucks!!! they are just trying to make a living It’s not a Crime…..

  385. Ruby signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Save the taco trucks!

  386. jo lynne lockley signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 11:21 am

    I doubt very much that taco trucks are impacting brick and mortar establishments. Either you dine or you eat a taco. It’s a different goal.

    City streets aren’t free, and there is no reason not to make truck operators subject to the same economic forces suffered by restaurant owners including space payment. Daily permits with requirements to get them and change space daily would not seem undue. $1000 fines, on the other hand, are just silly.

  387. V. Mendez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 11:24 am

    This world has gone mad!

  388. michele via signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 11:27 am

    This is ridiculous.

  389. jackie signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 11:32 am

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS CAUSE EVEN THE PEOPLE WHO ARE AGAINST THEM EAT AT TACO STANDS (THEM HYPOCRITES)

  390. MARCO signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Tacos peeps are working to earn a living not stealing. They need to concentrate on the real criminals out there. No Tacos is a B.S. Law.

  391. SONJA SUNG signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 11:35 am

    the trucks are part of our culture

  392. Pablo Castro Jr signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Carne Asada rules!!! Some people just need to understand other cultures and just try and get along instead of always trying to stay divided. Remember, somewhere along our family history, we all had someone who immigrated somewhere else.

  393. marlenie cardenas signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 11:39 am

    tacos! =]

  394. Monica Mejia signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 11:39 am

    At least these people are making a decent living and not out stealing or robbing people…..
    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!!!!

  395. Dave Tamaroff signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 11:43 am

    As a taxpayer, its appalling to find that the government is not only looking to drive these establishments out of business and thereby hurt the local economy, but also to take away a piece of our culture!

  396. Eliza Rosado signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Save our tacos!!!

  397. Josue signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 11:44 am

    No not huichos anything but huichos damn Nazis

  398. Nathan Robinson signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 11:45 am

    No, it’s all about the carnitas! Much love going out to Los Gallitos in the parking lot
    on PCH in Wilmington (or Carson, or whereever it is).

  399. Brad A. Rehak signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Mobile Taco vehicles are the ONLY thing keeping me in LA. That and medicinal reefer.

  400. Gabriela Departure signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Eliana Ruiz is dumb and has bad B.O. on the other note, save our taco trucks! i want my tacos!! =)
    I’m Mexican and i like my tacos!

  401. Mayra Perez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Save our trucks. Tacos are good.

  402. Linette Gutierez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Save our taco trucks

  403. Alberto Adatto signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Lets keep the taco trucks alive in LA.

  404. taylor signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    viva taco trucks!

  405. Mai signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    TACO TRUCKS FOREVER!

  406. Erin English signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Please listen to the voices of your constituents and repeal this senseless legislation!

  407. chris signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Taco trucks and street vendors are a crucial part of the Los Angeles culinary tradition, not to mention an important source of cheap good food and wages. Given the current economic troubles facing this city and country, this is a misguided attempt to legislate a non-issue. Please focus legislation on more pressing issues like economic development, education, and fixing potholes!

  408. Chad D signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    I LOVE TACOS!

  409. Vanessa signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    I grew up eating tacos. Going to the taco stand was a family activity of mainly Friday nights when my mother came home from work. Taco stands are more than the “a taco truck” they are, for some of us; the culmination of a week! and the beginning of the weekend. As my friends and i get older, we find ourselves going there after concerts or to meet up and catch up and while there are other places, we prefer tacos because it gives us a sense of familiarity and family.


  410. on May 6th, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Please!! Taco trucks are an LA institution. Why you trippin Gloria?!

  411. Joanne signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    “Taco trucks” provide a legal livelihood for many families, and inexpensive, healthy, tasty food for many residents. This ordinance is detrimental to the economic health and character of Los Angeles.

  412. Julia Chavez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    This is how people make a living. What happens when you take away there only means of surviving. Gloria Molina should be ashamed of herself. We must work together to come up with an alternative.

  413. R. E. Walck signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Whatever happened to free enterprise?

  414. Kvit Lim signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Another ridiculous city ordinance that needs to be ridiculed!

  415. Jerico Campbell signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    tacos!!

  416. Jerico Campbell signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    save the tacos!!!!

  417. Anthony Gamez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    save tacos, save jobs!

  418. Jonhenry Righter signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks! (And send some to Seattle, please!)

  419. David Silvers signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    @ Lincoln and Rose in Venice. Yum!

  420. consuelo rivas signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Save the taco trucks, they are not steeling, they just trying to make a living, it is not a crime.

  421. Mario Rangel signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    I grew up eating tacos de la lonchera….
    Let hard working people make their money…

  422. Gregorio signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Let the tourists buy there “tacos” from restaurants. Angelenos know better. The tastiest, most varied, and inexpensive tacos in L.A. are sold from trucks. Meanwhile, WTF is up with Molina? Does she really think we won’t see through this cynical and transparent ploy to curry favor with businesses at the expense of an irreplaceable part of L.A.’s urban culture? Sin Verguenza!

  423. Rico A. signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!!!

  424. Jade Iovine signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    save our taco trucks!

  425. Jack Styne signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    I love tacos,
    I eat them in my sleep.
    yummy, creamt tacos with light sauce. Without taco trucks i will starve myself. I NEED TACOS. NOW!

  426. bob manross signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    DON’T GIVE UP THE BURRITO BROTHERS!!!

  427. elana melissa hill signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    good to see so many supporters

  428. Linda Chavez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    What’s next Ice Cream Trucks?? Is this what our L.A Board of Supervisors considers a serious issue that needs immediate attention?! What about the Los Angeles’ Tree Initiative Act, where are the trees we were promised? Or fixing our continuously sinking potholes, or our diminishing school programs, or just making the streets safer and cleaner for everyone. Gloria Molina Shame on You!!

  429. Danny Tunick signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Tacos are like people! You cannot force them through hoops!!!

  430. Chris Hartley signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Lovers of the taco unite

  431. Erica Ibarra signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Save the tacos!

  432. Bryan Montez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Si Se Puede

  433. Mark Torres signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    So good.

  434. mirta cervantes signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    leave our truck alone! not all of us have the money to spend more than $5-10 dollars on restaurant food. We love out lunch trucks because they serve real food and not that cheap white imitation of Mexican food.

  435. Sergio Arteaga signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    It’s a shame that government, especially our Latino politicians, always find a way to keep minority populations down. These taco trucks aren’t doing anything wrong. These are people trying to make a living.

  436. griselda jacques signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    keep them going! Save the Taco Trucks!!!

  437. Beau Lindsay signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Protect the Taco Trucks!

  438. Michelle Glass signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Let’s devote our time on real criminals,like child predators!

  439. Juan Becerril signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    I like me the tacos!

  440. Gail Anderson signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    I no longer live in California, but have many fond memories of the taco trucks. These mobile restaurants are a Los Angeles institution that must be preserved! Discontinuing them would be like tearing the Statue of Liberty down in New York City. We can’t let this happen!

  441. Djuna Myers signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    I love the taco trucks and it would be a travesty to see them go. They only enhance neighborhoods and commercial areas.

  442. Jeremiah Way signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    viva los tacos

  443. Cesar Chavez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Save our food.

  444. Simon No signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    BS law

  445. Cosmo Jones signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    May the best taco win. This is supposed to be a free society, and the constitution guarantees a right to mobility. That includes taco trucks. If the taco truck at Hill and Adams goes away, I’m forced to go farther away to get a bland, unhealthy, and totally not authentic taco at a chain owned by Pepsi? No thanks. I’d drive around for an hour looking for a taco truck before I would go there. Taco trucks are a part of our culture. What’s next, pizza places won’t be allowed to deliver? We can’t allow this legislation to slip through. Please tell your friends, and thanks to LA Weekly for letting me know about this site so I can show my support.

  446. Rebecca Zamora signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    I don’t understand why they are spending time on legislation such as this when there are so many other important issues to be discussed. Save the taco trucks!

  447. Virginia Mitchell signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Taco trucks are an integral part of Los Angeles street culture. They should not be curbed merely on the whims of their competitors.

  448. mariella garcia signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    I LOVE TACOS. people make an honest living off of them and there is no reason why they should be removed. i think its ridiculous and isn’t funny that when middle class american’s complain about it to the city, it listens, but when a minority group complains about toxic waste in our schools and neighborhoods, we are forgotten. so stick it to the man and ill take dos de asada and dos de lengua.

  449. June Lee signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    While working downtown for the fashion industry- these trucks are life savers. We run around like chickens with their heads off all day trying to meet deadlines. I run out and get something quickly- with a smile and I’m back to work again!
    I love these trucks.

  450. sara alvarado signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    These people work hard and it’s unfair to try to close them down!

  451. JORGE SILVA signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    I LOVE MY TACO TRUCK!!!

  452. reuben sole signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    carne asada 4eva nugga~~~~~~~~~~

  453. Lisa signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    After working a Night Shift,I can always count on a Taco-Truck to run’by an eat something good,Instead of a Burger Place… i love these trucks an if L.A did’nt have any around when wanted,it would change my whole routine,because there always there after work…Plus the peoeple who serve them need it,they make a living off these trucks.

    Please Taco trucks! Taco Trucks!

  454. Esmeralda Cardenas signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    PLEASE RECONSIDER. NOT ALL TRUCKS RUN THEIR BUSINESS ON THE SIDEWALKS.

  455. Dennis Nichols signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    gotta get my al pastor fix!

  456. Alex Dickerson signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    don’t take the tacos.

  457. Stephanie signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Please don’t take away our taco trucks!

  458. Dan Martinez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Dan Martinez

  459. Maribel signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    THIS LEGISLATION IS JUST NOT WORTH IT.

  460. Joan Mocine signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Even though I now live in Oakland, the taco trucks of L.A. are part of my heritage….and they’re for the most part a lot better than we have up here in Oaktown.

    It’s outrageous that this law could put an end to them. Repeal this law NOW!

  461. William Merino signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Just another way for the damn gov’t to try and make money(from fines) off of innocent people.
    SAVE THE TACOS, SAVE OUR STOMACHS!

  462. Arnica Briody signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Don’t destroy a culture of good food, good people, and good holesome dinning. Only the best tacos come from these vendors that are cooperating in our commerce society. Taco truck vendors are just as important in the economy as any other business!!! Please, support our community and all diversity involved in our communities.

  463. Limzer Lagrimas signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Endangered Species of Food List:

    Suadero, in Mexican cuisine, is a thin cut of beef from the meat that hangs from the breast bone on a cow. Suadero is noted for having a smooth texture rather than a muscle grain. Typically, suadero is grilled and used as a taco filling.

    Suadero Tacos from Taco Zone off of Alvarado Street is the best buy for $1.25!!!

  464. Peter Lee signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Save taco trucks..

  465. Rodney Freeman signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks..
    Real food at 2 – 3am in the morning is the shit! screw fastfood joints

  466. Nicole signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Save my taco truck please!

  467. Neha Shah signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Save the taco trucks

  468. Tricia Garcia signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Making an honest living and working very hard to provide for their families shouldn’t have an ordinance or be regulated especially when it’s legitimate! This is ridiculous and upsetting! Some of our favorite places like, King Taco and La Estrella started from trucks.Leave them alone!
    Shame on Gloria and the L.A. Board of Supervisors!

  469. Siphanette Nhean signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Save the truck!

  470. emerson dibley signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Taco Trucks are so important for LA! Keep the culture alive. And the deliciousness as well.

  471. Joyce signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Please save the taco trucks!

  472. Alexandra Rasic signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Please spend your time and our tax dollars addressing more important issues and leave hard working people alone. If anything, consider regulations that keep trucks a certain distance away from open restaurants.

  473. John Quest signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    i’m hungry…

  474. Jacob Lieb signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    I love taco trucks!

  475. Alix signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Our public spaces and opportunities to gather are disappearing so fast, I’d hate to think that we will legislate street food out of existence too. It’s important to share good local food in our communities.

  476. Esther Yoon signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    save the trucks!!!!!!

  477. Marlene Pollock signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    save the trucks!!!

  478. Patricia Torre signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    SAVE THOSE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  479. Christian Grunt signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    I feel that we should give all businesses an equal opportunity.

  480. veronica cartagena signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    why is it that the goverment try to hurt the business rather than try to help businesses grow. Save those TACO trucks!

  481. John Snyder signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    we can not let such a uncceptable thing happen

  482. Huch signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    we can’t loose our right to have tongue n’ cheek meat late at night!!
    Viva Rambo’s Taco’s!!!

  483. Jose Medina signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Taco trucks is part of cultural lifestyle!!!

  484. Stacey signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Don’t take our tacos!

  485. Elder signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Don’t take the taco trucks it is part of the city’s culture!

  486. Frank Hane signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    The truck stops here, or anywhere.

  487. Neena Yi signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    I need my tacos =[

  488. Thomas Apple signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Make up the budget deficit with sounder decisions; fine those who break existing ordinances.

  489. Rosie Gutierrez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Taco Trucks or Roachy Coachies as my boss likes to call them are part of this city’s culture, which everyone should experience.

  490. Justin Ekins signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Shutting down competition to the local burger joints is not the proper role of government at any level. This type of legislation infuriates me.

  491. Wilmot Brinkerhoff signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    It is a SAD to hear that an ELECTED OFFICIAL is pushing legislation to punish small business owners! Her service should be aimed at HELPING honest, hard working small business owners! SHAME ON YOU Gloria Molina!!

  492. Mink Jin signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Taco trucks por vida.

  493. Eduardo Benitez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    What do these politicians want!!!! Everyone has the right to make an honest living… Isn’t this the LAND OF OPPURTUNITY…. Leave them alone….

  494. Isela Salazar signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    As a child of Immigrant parents who have worked very hard to support their families and become citizens of the United States of America, I find this law to be a disgrace to our state democracy. The fact that this law you are in support of will be treating these people who are working and making a living with a taco truck business and feeding there families with what little income they make to be treated like criminals is a fraud by you and all the politicians in Los Angeles. I strongly oppose the this new law.

  495. Isabelle Carter signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    Viva la Taco Trucks!

  496. cory miinch signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    i live on the taco trucks at work

  497. lia lowenthal signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    SUPPORT OUR IMMIGRANTS AND THE WORKING CLASS! where else would you get the best al pastor youve ever had?

  498. Sharin Friedman signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    The truck on the corner of Union and Washington has the best Carne Asada in LA!

  499. John Provencio signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Totally outrageous!

  500. Jorge Perez Jr. signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    WE NEED TACO TRUCKS!!! THEY’RE THE BEST!!!

  501. Ernesto Borges Torres signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Whatever happened to free enterprise???

  502. Jeff signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    This can’t happen! Where will I eat!!!!!!!!!!?

  503. Josh signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    KOBE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  504. Jeffrey signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Come on Chelsea! Come on Chelsea! Come on Chelsea!

  505. Matt signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Please keep these vendors. They have great food, and they’re doing nothing wrong.

  506. R.C. Lim signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    I am a resident of Los Angeles. Taco trucks are part of Los Angeles history.

    If you are looking for something to do, why don’t you take a stab at the traffic! How about finding some money to put in some timed lights! How about enforcing the traffic violations from cell phone talking SUV-drivers from running me off the road!! Why don’t you work to improve our parks!! Or our schools!! This city is an embarrassment, but it really has nothing to do with the taco trucks, which are obviously a resource.

  507. Rima Anosa signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    What consideration was made in requiring street food vendors, or “taco trucks” to relocate every hour? With such rigid time restrictions, how are these vendors able to make a viable living if half their time is spent breaking down and setting up their food stands? Legislation like this is ill-thought out and a waste of time and effort to enforce.

  508. Mike Pelosaca signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Save Me Tacos!!

  509. Jean Griffin signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Taco trucks are an integral part of the LA landscape; their food is delicious, affordable and necessary. Perhaps the restaurants threatened by them should do something about their food prices to entice more customers instead of petitioning to get rid of the trucks. The taco trucks must stay.

  510. Susan Grose Heydler signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    In addition to being ill-thought and a waste of enforcers time, this legislation is also elitist! Taco trucks are a great thing- I applaud the person who started them up. I think we need more!

  511. Matilde Lopez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Viva carne asada!

  512. Spencer Hudson signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Eating away at established business’ profit is not a crime, it is competition. The government is treading on the American citizens feet and it will reflect on the next city elections.

  513. Fiona Chen signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    i support

  514. Dennis Lopez signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Gloria Molina needs to put a plug in her ass and go on a friggin’ diet herself ‘cuz she probably eats as much as 2 truckloads of food herself!!Consider that these people need to make a living too! Most of the time, these people will waste just moving from place to place.

  515. Eric Salcido signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Recently moved to Chicago which has ZERO taco trucks. What I would give for some carne asada instead of another Vienna Beef with neon relish!

  516. omar ramos signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    shame on you

  517. sheryll signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    illogical legislation

  518. Carlos Carrillo signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    are u kidding me? this is just mexican hate crimes by Gloria Molina!!

  519. Nicole Taco signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Save the damn tacos!

  520. Marielena Bagwell signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    save the taco trucks!

  521. Donald Bagwell signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    i can’t live without my carne asada

  522. Michael Bagwell signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    tacos!!!!

  523. Carlos Santos signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    LA won’t be the same!!!

  524. Hazel Rios signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    At least they are making an honest living!!

  525. Efrain Morales signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    2 de asada y 2 de alpastor. Porfavor!

  526. Ana Cabrales signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    save the taco trucks!!

  527. Rolando Ilano signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Where else am I gonna get my food, Food4Less or Super A just don’t cut it.

  528. David Abramson signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    When I heard this I could not believe my ears. Our neighborhood truck has better food than some of the area’s restaurants. It’s healthy and inexpensive. It’s open when others are closed. It’s a melting pot of cultures. And the owners are like family. Please find something bad to take away, and leave the good alone.

  529. Kraig Kraft signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Don’t take away some authentic angeleno culture. Don’t try to homogenize everything. Not everyone wants to eat Subway.

  530. Jeannette Hermosillo signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    They are just earning an honest living, it beats selling drugs!!

  531. Cathy signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    tacos stands r tha best especially the ones in LennoxxxX <<<——–

  532. KIMBERLY CARRASCO signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    THE DOLLAR TRUCK IS DA BOMB NO RESTAURANT WILL EVER BE ABLE TO REPLACE TACO STANDS NO MATTER HOW HARD THEY TRY! TACO STANDS ARE FAST, CHEAP AND DELICIOUS

  533. Sandra Weintraub signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  534. Geoff Geis signed,

    on May 6th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Why the phuck would u even do this? Wut cralled up this ho’s kunt?

  535. Scott Carrasco signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    Save them! Save the taco trucks! Seriously, they’re just trying to get by and earn an honest buck. wtf america? wtf…?

  536. Angelina Carrasco signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:09 am

    I strongly support the taco trucks being allowed to stay. They provide excellent food and make it convenient for us to have lunch during our short lunch period. All the workers are hard-working, courteous and friendly, not to mention that their food is DELICIOUS. They should be allowed to remain !

  537. gerardo signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:03 am

    taco trucks are a much too important part of this society

  538. Brian signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:21 am

    TACO TACOS MAN

  539. Sugarpie signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:18 am

    Taco Trucks all day and all of the night!!

  540. Josiah signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 6:33 am

    If They have a business lisence, and they have paid for the parking space, then there’s no way in hell that the taco trucks can’t be busted. They’re just upset the taco trucks are kicking the resteraunts asses.

  541. Mike signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 6:37 am

    Taco trucks all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    btw, my brother had a typo…it should be CAN instead of CAN’T

  542. Gus signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 6:59 am

    I don’t know, But maybe we should remember this come voting time….Que No!

  543. Joshua Leffler signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 7:18 am

    save us from our governments

  544. Tim Hawkins signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 7:59 am

    VIVA CARNE! ! !!

  545. Gino Espinosa signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 7:59 am

    Nadie me quitara mis tacos!!

  546. Fred signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:00 am

    Screw those bastards who are against the Roach Coach trucks man. They provide good food and are HARD working people. Save us from this Terrible racist goverment. Viva Los Tacos!

  547. Conrad Delgado signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:01 am

    Just another way to keep the Immigrant down. I bet the same people who want to get rid of these trucks, eat at them to. Just bored politicians with nothing to do. Why don’t they focus on something important!!!!!! Go solve the problem to traffice congestion, overcrowed schools, lack of housing, social services, DO SOMETHING HELPFUL FOR THE CITY instead of taking away from the people.

  548. Naomi Zapata signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:01 am

    Taco trucks are waaaaaaaaay better than McDonald’s!

  549. Roni Alvandi signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:02 am

    Leo’s Tacos has been apart of my life for so long, there’s no way they’re taking this away from us.

  550. ELIZABETH ARECHIGA signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:03 am

    GO TACOS!!!!

  551. Glenn Panameno signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:06 am

    Leave those hard working people alone. What happened to this country? I thought this was the land of opportunity, where anyone can come in and cut themselves a piece of the American Dream pie. Salven las Trocas!

  552. Christopher Chavez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:10 am

    Taco Trucks rule!!!

  553. Frank Campos signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Tact taco taco burrito. Taco Flavored Kisses are the Best.

  554. Victor Alarado signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:19 am

    Save our beloved tacos

    this is capitalism

    competition makes it better

  555. Maria Christina Guimoye signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:22 am

    These are the only people that actually work these days.. Let them be…xoxo Carne Asada Por Vida!!!

  556. Antonio Zepeda signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:22 am

    Free Enterprise!

  557. Gene Hormigoso signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:22 am

    Taco trucks are a part of the Los Angeles culture. Leave them be.

  558. Sadler Williams signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:22 am

    Save the Taco Trucks!

  559. Blanca Varney signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:23 am

    You need to attend the meetings and harrass her as much you can.

  560. Joseph Campos signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Taco trucks are awesome!!!

  561. Mario Moreno signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Save the carne asada man! Love the trucks!

  562. Jenn Mcjunkins signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:24 am

    there is nothing better than street tacos at 2am!!! KEEP CARNE ASADA ON THE STREETS!

  563. Rachel Lujan signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Don’t they have anything better to do? How about they go after the child molesters and criminals that really need to be taken off the streets.How dare they try to keep people from making a living the right way. That’s what they’ve been bitching about all this time isn’t it?

  564. Jeasy Demara signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:24 am

    save our tacos stands!!!

  565. Jack Davis signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Glad all of the other problems in L.A. have been solved so that politicains can focus on banning taco trucks.

  566. Todd Fenton signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:24 am

    I am a huge fan of the taco truck/street vendor. Good ideas will save this country, not bad laws. Stop trying to take away my pursuit of happiness.

  567. Debbra Bosarreyes signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:25 am

    It’s so absurd to consider this a crime. SAVE THE TACO TRUCK!!!!

  568. Francisco Flores signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:25 am

    Bring the competition… never quit! Que Viva La Asada!

  569. Pati Espinoza signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:25 am

    I grew up in Boyle Heights and now live in Orange County. But I still want my taco truck saved!

  570. Dominique Austin signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:26 am

    taco trucks rule!!!
    street tacos all the way!

  571. David Rivas signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:27 am

    We all grew up on the great taco trucks of L.A. as well as other parts of So. Cal. Taco trucks go hand in hand with other things we associate with in this town. If restaurant owners fear taco trucks so much, maybe they need a truck of their own! Keep the asada coming!

  572. Soledad Marin signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:27 am

    In a free market economy there will always be competition between businesses that offer similar products or services. When this occurs, companies strive to improve their marketing strategies to remain competitive, not wipe out the competition by imposing ridiculously unfair restrictions on them. If restaurants are losing money, they should consider what they are doing wrong instead of scapegoating the taco trucks. Angelenos love our taco trucks. Leave them alone!

  573. Jordan signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:27 am

    Heard about this through KROQ radio. That’s pretty sad that restaurants are seeing taco trucks as a threat. C’mon…seriously?!

    Save the tacos!!!

  574. Maria Cecilia Flores signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:27 am

    It is true that there are much more pressing issues in the community that need more attention. Demoralizing and causing upheaval, by harassing people who are trying to make an honest living is not the avenue to be taken. Get to the real issues in our community.

  575. George Monroy signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:27 am

    they have right too!

  576. jorge dorado signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:27 am

    big burrito tacos rule!!!!!!!!!lets save them.

  577. Erika Quintana signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:27 am

    Taco trucks are a very important institution in Los Angeles; they’re part of what makes us so unique as a city. It’s unfair to deny us access to good food and to deny honest working people the chance to earn a living. Save our taco trucks!

  578. gladys lopez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:28 am

    heard about you on kroq. i had no idea this was happening, but you have my support

  579. Betty Martinez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:28 am

    We all have great stories that involve a taco truck, I know I have lots of them. Why is it that these people are so concerned about keeping our taco trucks off the street, shouldn’t they be more concerned about maintaining our streets pot-hole free. Worry about important things, that need repair, like new homes, clean parks, find a way to bring our damn gas prices down. Don’t worry about our taco trucks those are fine where there at! LET’S SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!! SALVEMOS NUESTRAS TROCAS!!!!!

  580. John Fritz signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:29 am

    with gas prices what they are, how can we afford to have to search for our favorite and most trusted taco trucks.

  581. christian sarabia signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:31 am

    where will I eat!!!!!

  582. Andrew Jacobson signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:33 am

    taco trucks are crucial to the los angeles way of life

  583. paul duran signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:33 am

    this is total bullshit!!! I think it’s just about the mexican’s? i live in west covina an drive to East L.A. just to buy taco’s. this is the stupid’s thing ever!!!!! #*&$%@shit

  584. Boris Villegas signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:37 am

    It seems that more and more the government is going out of its way to oppress our people, when we are the ones picking fruit in Oxnard, working in factories and getting all the jobs that they are to good to get. We are contributing to this nation and they don’t want to see that. I’m tired of seeing children in foster care because their parents got deported, families being torn apart just because somebody with power wants it to happen. America is turning to the Germany of WW2, hispanics are turning into the new Jews. It is time that this nation goes back to it’s roots…”All men are created equal”!!

  585. Nancy Mendoza signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:38 am

    I was born and raised in the heart of East Los Angeles and know the trucks have been a part of easy living for many of us, not only hispanic (chicano, latino, etc.), but many other cultures have intensly contributed to the success of the taco truck industry. From our labor workers to office employees (who only seem to get half hour for lunch) depend on these alternative restaurants “on the go”. The money california needs should not come from the already sacrificed.
    There ARE bigger issues in this world than taco trucks. Try focussing on THAT instead!!!!!

  586. Ken Raef signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:38 am

    I only wish the area I live in had some good taco trucks.

  587. Chad Algorri signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:40 am

    I Want Alotta Carne Asada!!!
    I Want Alotta Carne Asada!!!
    I Want Alotta Carne Asada!!!

  588. Michael Sandler signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:40 am

    A very simple form of oppression, but oppression nonetheless. Stop restricting the Free Market!

  589. Daisy Mendez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Instead of worrying about where our taco trucks park…they should worry about taking violence off of the streets, making improvements to our infrastructure and actually using our tax money for something worth while!!!

  590. Daniel Johnson signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:42 am

    I have been going to the same taco truck for over a decade it is ridiculous to ask him to leave the spot where his clientèle frequent for his delicious tacos .

  591. Andrew Lyzenga signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:42 am

    There is no good reason for this law to be put into effect. Taco trucks have been and will continue to be a staple of Los Angeles culture. Long live the Truck.

  592. Mark Jackson signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:43 am

    SAVE THE TRUCKS!

  593. Diana Medina signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:43 am

    These people have the right to sell. They are a business and have to pay just like any other restaurants out there.

  594. America signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Save our tacos! You can’t match it’s quality at any restaurant. It isn’t East L.A. without a taco truck on every corner.

  595. Eric Nordlander signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:45 am

    This is a ridiculous law.

  596. Po Chi Fung signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:45 am

    TACO TRUCKS ARE IMPORTANT IN LOS ANGELES. I’VE NEVER GOTTEN SICK FROM THEM. THEY ARE A LANDMARK OF LOS ANGELES, PLEASE DO NOT GET RID OF THESE CULTURAL ICONS.

  597. Jeremiah Jones signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:46 am

    How can I find my favorite taco trucks if they’re always moving?
    ***Tacos El Gordo, Pacoima***

  598. Jose Ortiz signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:47 am

    This county ordinance is a waste of legislature, its stupid and pointless. The food is good, I’m a law enforcement officer and I eat from these same trucks when I off duty.

  599. Armando Estrada signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:48 am

    El Sereno loves Tacos!!

  600. Nilsa B. signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:48 am

    Save the taco trucks!
    I eat from these trucks and I see no reason why they must leave.

  601. Vicente Fernandez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:49 am

    GLORIA MOLINA IS A PERSON THAT FORGOT WHAT IT’S LIKE TO EAT FROM THE GREAT TACO TRUCKS FROM WHICH SHE GREW UP ON. IT’S OBVIOUS THAT SHE IS KISSING SOMEONE’S ASS TO MOVE UP IN THE POLITICAL RANKINGS. YOU FORGOT ONE VERY IMPORTANT THING GORDITA, WE ARE THE ONE’S DOING THE VOTING! FORGET ABOUT IT CHONCHA, THIS MAY NOT BE A BIG DEAL TO SOME, BUT IT IS A HUGE DEAL TO US, THE CONSUMERS. WE TAKE PRIDE IN OUR PAISANOS AND THANK GOD THEY ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE US WITH THE BEST FOOD IN L.A. DAY OR NIGHT. REMEMEBER YOUR ROOTS VIEJA AND DONT FORGET, WHEN YOURE OUT OF A JOB, DONT SHOW UP AT ANY LUNCH TRUCKS ASKING FOR HANDOUTS CABRONA, PEOPLE RECOGNIZE SELLOUTS FROM A MILE AWAY. QUE VIVAN LOS TAQUEROS CABRONES!!!!!!!

  602. Juan Arredondo signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:50 am

    Really, can’t they find a real problem and actually try to fix it?

  603. Allen signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:50 am

    <3 Taco Trucks

  604. Zorayda Hernandez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Save The Taco Trucks!

  605. Maricela Lopez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:52 am

    Save The Taco Trucks……..

  606. Claudia Guevara signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:52 am

    Poverty, hunger, lack of eductation, where taco trucks park . . . . . seriously???? There’s so much more stuff to worry about.

  607. Dianna L signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Save the taco trucks! Viva carne asada! Viva free market! Let them make tacos for all us gringos, otherwise we’d all think that taco bell is authentic. Next thing you know they will outlaw the fruit stands too!

  608. Jeanie Yun signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Why do you guys even care if they stay there or not? Have you even tried a taco from there?!!?! So Yummy! Besides, if you only had a little bit of money and not enough time to drive to a restaurant where else would you eat? Out of the garbage? I doubt that~

  609. Robert Braverman signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Save the trucks! Sign as many petitions as you can find!

  610. Jessica Morales signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:55 am

    Can’t they do something better with their time???

  611. r. reza signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Someone must not know the statistics of obesity in our nation, let alone in Los Angeles….instead of picking on people trying to provide for their families by making HOME MADE food and selling it, give them a break!!! No one ever stops to think about the developments of fast food joints, right???

    SAVE OUR TRUCKS!!!!

  612. Joanna signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:58 am

    i <3 taco trucks

  613. Marty Valenzuela signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:58 am

    I love TACO’S!

  614. Meredith Kaye signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:59 am

    viva carne asada!

  615. Lauren Maddox signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Who doesn’t love taco trucks?

  616. ReachHard signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Instead of trying to tackle on more important issues, these stupid lawmakers and city heads want to hassle honest, hardworking people. It really is a shame and shows what’s really wrong with these so called “leaders” in our community who are supposedly here to help us. It’s stupid!

  617. pedro herrera signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Whats so wrong about eating out at taco truck it’s part our culture.You should be spending our tax $’s trying find a way too fix our schools.

  618. Grace Munoz signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Please don’t take away one of the best reasons to live in L.A. These trucks are revenue for hardworking men and women…why take away their livelihood, and in the process make more unemployed residents? Think before you sign…

  619. daniel carlos signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:04 am

    not only will affect taco truck owners but manufacturing companies who make the truck who employee hundreds of people.

  620. Oscar Bustos signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:05 am

    There are more important issues to be addressed in our city. Why are the officials trying to crack down on people who are just trying to make a living?

  621. Lindy Woodland signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:07 am

    why do we punish good people who are trying to care for their families?

  622. Lane Bensussen signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:08 am

    I love taco trucks!

  623. lisa marie signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:09 am

    move every 1/2 hr thats just enough time to park and get ready for bussines.

  624. hector rodriguez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:09 am

    i was born in the great city of boyle heights. a city where i was tought about culture, familia, unity, foundation, togetherness, team work, responsibility, art, survival, and strive. all the fundemantals to succeed in life. the taco trucks was a and still is a part of my life the natures me and feeds me. it teaches me what my culture is about. as a kid, i walk out the street to see taco trucks on corners to see families waiting for their tacos. talking with other customers about family, work, stress and happyness. people made new friends from these tacos stand. to take away the taco stands is to, once again, rip a part of our lives. a constant slow death that our own government has been doing to us. please leave our taco trucks alone. not only are they taco trucks, they our a tool of our lives that bring peace and unity to our communinty. by creating strangers into friends and into families, it reduces the enemies and violence in the street.

  625. Cynthia Westover signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:10 am

    These are legitimate businesses – let the free market work!

  626. andrew enos signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:12 am

    i grew up going to taco trucks why u gonna take that away. its affordable and delicious and besides my kids love those tacos.

  627. Roland Wieshofer signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Hockey players love tacos too!!!

  628. Rosanna Yuen signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:13 am

    I think that if we start regulating taco trucks, we should start regulating how long people hang out at starbucks.

  629. Carmela Marlas signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:13 am

    WOW….We should declare a eat from taco truck day and everyone who loves the food should show support at the same time on the same day all around the city !!!
    I am wondering why NOW ? who with deep pockets has been complaining about taco trucks ?! Really isnt there many more things that they could be worrying about in our city ??!!

  630. Patricia Vega signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Taco Trucks are the fruit of our culture!

  631. Priscilla Salas signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:14 am

    don’t take them away

  632. armando signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:15 am

    save the tacos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  633. Arcelia Swarr signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:15 am

    Taco trucks have become a ritual in my family, after a big event or late in the evening when we’re all hungry, we load up all the family, kids included, and head to the nearest taco truck…. there’s nothing better than good food, good fun, and knowing exactly where you’re headed to get both!

  634. armando signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:15 am

    save the tacos now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  635. Marcy Rittel signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:15 am

    Don’t we have more important issues to spend time on. What ever happened to free enterprise. Has anyone checked to see if Gloria Molina still owns restaurants in East LA? Why not have an ordinace saying they can’t park with in so many feet of a restaurant. That seems more fair.

  636. Marc Linquist, Suadero Junkie signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:16 am

    You can’t just pull this thread out from the fabric of our city. What, so we can “develop” the city with more soulless chains? Gosh, I’d hate to frighten off Baja Fresh… These trucks are part of our city’s great energy. If they’re really threatening the brick-and-mortars, find a modest compromise (distance from truck to restaurant?), not a virtual shutdown. I’m sure some truck proprietors make their way to having their own brick-and-mortar establishments. That’s American. This aggressive ordinace is not.

  637. Laura Vaughn signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:17 am

    This piece of legislature is just crazy! Aren’t there bigger issues in the county to worry about? What is Gloria Molina doing about children currently sitting in classrooms without books to read/work from or the growing number of homeless families? I think the concentration of politicians should be focused on more important issues rather than trying to displace hard working employees.

  638. Phillipe Gomez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Salva las trocas y los tacos!

  639. Oscar Diaz signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:20 am

    Keep the trucks alive. They are the only thing we got at 12am in the morning. No one else cooks better homemade food at a cheap price.

  640. Nick P. signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Tacos and burritos 4rm the taco trucks by my house is REAL good. If they leave all of LA is gon change cuz they been here so long.
    KEEP OUR TACO TRUCKS!!
    FO REAL CUZ.

  641. April Barry signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Yummmy Tacos

  642. Jade Doane signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Aren’t most Taco Trucks owned and operated by Latino immigrants? What ever happend to Mayor Tony-V protecting the migrant worker? Correct me if I’m wrong, but hasn’t every other seemly anti-immigrant law been squashed almost immediately? Yet laws like this pass so easily and quietly. This is how government slowly and indirectly takes away our freedoms and livelyhoods, and it affects ALL of us regardless of ancestry! This is how the government controlls us! Case in point: Without work, these food truck workers will undoubtedly turn to welfare and unemployment… which creates dependance upon our govenrment. Dependancy creates the opportunity for controll and manipulation. President Thomas Jefferson said it all: “A government big enough to give you everything you need, is big enough to take away everything you have.” NO MORE BIG GOVERNMENT!!

    WE THE PEOPLE!!
    UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL!!

  643. sergio r signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:22 am

    you shouldnt take away the taco trucks because us as citizen also have the right to chooosse if we dont want them and if we do not argue and if someone doesnt like it they should just ignore it and go to a mcdonalds or something

  644. Juan Bustamante signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:22 am

    “Give me TACO’s or give me DEATH!”

  645. Patricia Guillen signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:24 am

    I just love Tacos!

  646. marilu p. signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:24 am

    taco trucks in los angeles unite! fight the power!

  647. Kris I signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Save the taco trucks!

  648. jesus r signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:25 am

    “give him tacos or give him DEATH!”

  649. Veronika S. signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:25 am

    There’s no crime in selling tacos!

  650. Tiffany Ynoquio signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:26 am

    I agree with all of you. The law is ridiculous, and the focus should shift to passing laws that deal with more urgent issues. Restaurants may cry about losing profit, but there must be other alternatives for them. Let taco trucks be…this law isn’t an appropriate solution!

  651. Armando S signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Save the Tacos!!…..There good at 1 in the Morning after a Quinceanera or a Boda…

  652. AnnMarie Lett signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:28 am

    This law is CRAZY!!! I LOVE MY TACO TRUCKS!!!

  653. Cristina Molina signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Heard you on Kevin & Bean this morning. SHAME on Gloria Molina – she must have friends and donors who own restaurants who have put the pressure on her to go after the taco truck owners. Doesn’t the Board of Supervisors have better things to attack? Gangs are running the city – my daughter’s school is infested with gang trash and they’re not doing a thing to crack down. I campaigned for the Mayor on both of his campaigns (the first one he lost & this last one) and I’m starting to regret having supported him as strongly as I did. The whole Board of Supervisors are special-interest-driven, unethical politicians. They should all be exposed – let’s start with Molina (shame I have the same last name – I am NOT related to her).

  654. Tony G. signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:28 am

    If brick and mortar restaurants are facing financial difficulties, then scapegoating the taco truck vendors is not the solution.

    Instead, let’s come together to find a meaningful solution to our ailing economy, rising costs of rent, energy, etc.

  655. amy lloyd signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:29 am

    it’s LOS ANGELES! this cannot be at the top of anyone’s list as a “problem”!

  656. Rina Morales signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:29 am

    It’s an LA tradition!! These people deserve a chance to make a living.

  657. Dana McJunkins signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:30 am

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!!!

  658. msoto@telacu.com signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:31 am

    msoto

  659. Ojang Dawoodi signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:32 am

    We NEED these trucks. So many workers do not get a proper meal break and these trucks are the only way to have enough time to get a meal in during the long work days. These officials should be targeting the employers that are running slave labor camps instead of the taco truck owners.

  660. Tony Federico signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:34 am

    As much as I enjoy the taco trucks- this is really more about the destruction of the American small business. If your pro-American small business, then support your local taco truck.

  661. Donna Cardenas signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:34 am

    The Taco Trucks in LA are part of our culture and community. This is just another example of the small business owners being taken over by the big corporations. The only difference here being that Ms. Molina is helping them do it.

  662. Cristina S. signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:35 am

    go tacos!

  663. Michael Hernandez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:36 am

    SAVE THE TRUCKS!!

  664. Lee Pederson signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Don’t trash one of the many things that makes LA unique! Save the Tacos! Why can’t they just outlaw parking within a certain distance of a restaurant?

  665. Sylvia Ramirez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Isn’t there more important things to take care of. I’d like to know what major problem these trucks are causing that they have to make laws for them.

  666. janet bigi signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:37 am

    rock on

  667. Shaun signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Keep the taco trucks. I love them. It’s inexpensive and the food is just amazing. I’ve never had a bad experience from any truck. There’s one that open until 2am near my house and it’s perfect for a late night snack when I am studying.

  668. Lindsay Cravens signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Even though I am not in Molina’s District, I still enjoy tacos and contribute to her district’s economy. Though I am there for the trucks, I may stop by somewhere else to get a drink or pick something else up. Take the trucks away, take away the money.

  669. Sonia Aguilar signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Tacos taste better when they come from a Truck!!!

  670. Mario signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Gloria Molina’s just mad because she was born in a taco truck.

  671. Liz Ramirez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:41 am

    What is a crime is the resources that will be spent on this ridiculous piece of legislature.

  672. janet bigi signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:41 am

    you paid for a license to park and sell food how can they change it now.

  673. Francisco Acevedo signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:43 am

    tacos saved my life.

  674. Elena Guzman signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:44 am

    It is not fair these people are making a living.

  675. Cristina Villa signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:44 am

    The taco trucks have the best TACOS. Have you ever noticed that latinos are NOT the only ones in line…maybe you should take the time to see.
    Pay more attention to the important ecomony issues, not a taco truck.

  676. Ashley Love-Smith signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Hooray for tacos.

  677. Gonzalo E. signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:44 am

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!!!

  678. kris signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:45 am

    we need Leos Tacos !!!!

  679. Aaron Beltran signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:46 am

    The efforts of Gloria Molina show that she is out of touch with her constituents. The people of Los Angeles want no part of this “witch-hunt.” There is no justice being served here. Mrs. Molina has made irreparable harm to her relationship with Angelinos.

  680. James Hahn signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:47 am

    We have to save the trucks, they are part of LA and we all grew up with them around. They all now have permits to work, food is safe .. shoot, we all are still here.
    It’s a crime that our leglislators waste time with this type of things than really working on our schools, social services, roads, etc…

  681. Lisa Molina signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Let my people go!

  682. Evelyn signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:49 am

    These people are just trying to make a living the best way they know how. Save the taco trucks, and find something else to do with your spare time. Crack down on the crime int LA, or on someone who is actually committing a crime! (PEACE) :P

  683. Rocketfuel signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:51 am

    It’s a stupid restriction made by stupid people who shouldn’t be city officials.

  684. tommie signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Taco trucks are a los angeles instituion. They pay their taxes. They should be left alone.

  685. Nancy Almaraz signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:52 am

    The city would lose out without them they make their money off their permits with gas prices they cant afford to move around people know the spots. This is a dumb effort for the city worry about the drug dealers the gangs the shooting and tagging.

  686. Vanessa signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:52 am

    There are much greater issues that require our attention. The taco trucks are part of LA living.

  687. April Chludzinski signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Taco trucks are part of the east la culture and what we love about living here. Why would you take away what the consumers want. If I find out what business were agaist taco truck I will make it a point to never give them my business.

  688. Maria D. Sanchez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Taco trucks are very convenient for many reasons including our economy. Why don’t we just concentrate on taking care of our real problems?

    Maria

  689. Robert A. Dominguez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Gloria Molina,
    You have turned your back and spit in the face of the Latin American community. The taco truck owners have been huge part of our society for over twenty years. Why is it that you pass a law against the Mexicans so quickly when the white people start complaining? The taco trucks make a good amount of there business late at night when the restaurants are closed anyway.

  690. Armando signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:54 am

    This is inhumane!

  691. Veronica Arriaga signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Taco trucks are not only a cultural institution, but also an LA institution. Getting rid if the Taco Trucks is absurd.

  692. jpantell@yahoo.com signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:55 am

    you can find better tacos on a “taco truck” than in any “mexican food” resturant …………….SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS……..John

  693. Chabelita Montoya signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:55 am

    If you are fed by them as well why are you protesting such a delicious cause>>???? THIS IS NOT A CRIME, instead you should be running political campaigns against rapists, murderers and child molesters. THAT WE WILL SUPPORT!! VIVA LA RAZA Y LA CARNE ASADA!!

  694. Deb Ortega signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:55 am

    LEt them sit and sell they do the industrial parks a huge justice with fast cheap food and the workers need to eat. Less down time for the employer and happy workers why is this an issue

  695. Vanessa signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Taco Trucks hardly qualify for such strict legislation. There are far greater issues in LA that deserve attention.

  696. Mariluz signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:56 am

    We have bigger issues in Los Angeles than to worry about Taco Trucks, just leave them alone.

  697. Natalie Cervelli signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Long live Tacos Arizas!

  698. Makeo Nixon signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:58 am

    I am all for keeping the tradition alive.

  699. Steve Barron signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Its the only place you can get a cheap, but really great meal. Gloria Molina nedds to remember where she comes from, and who got her elected in the first place.

  700. priscilla signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:02 am

    they are usually better than the restraunts. keep them and let them be. they are making money to support their families. Gotta make a living.

  701. Daisy signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Save the taco trucks!!!!

  702. Ana Lomeli signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:04 am

    There are too many and much more important things to fix in Los Angeles.
    Homeless
    Schools
    Gangs
    Just to name a few.

  703. jorge contreras signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:06 am

    These are people just like us trying to make a living.
    Tacos Arizas I LOVE YOU&>

  704. Alex Trumpower signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Do not let these trucks be ousted! We need to fight. They are too good

  705. David Kurtz signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:08 am

    When you take away the taco trucks, you kill a little bit of my heart.

  706. Karina Garnica signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:09 am

    People are trying to make a living by selling Tacos out of a Truck, while others are out there making a living out of selling DRUGS!!!! Let’s focus on bigger issues C’mon!!!

  707. Jennifer signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:09 am

    way too many other “problems” in LA that should be fixed before this one (which is not even a problem). talk about wrong priorities…

  708. Paul Ko signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:09 am

    i prefer food from these trucks over any spanish/latino restaurant!

  709. jorge contreras signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:10 am

    This is culturally insensitive!
    Focus on the real issues.
    These are hard working mexican american individuals that are making a living.

  710. Anna.Navarro-Parco@lausd.net signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:10 am

    My Morning’s not complete without it!

  711. Oscar L. Bustos signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:11 am

    The taco trucks provide a great service and as long as they get a permit and pass all the health test, they shall be able to operate

  712. Erika Vaquera signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:11 am

    We want TACOS!!!!!!!

  713. Taylor Manilla signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Give me Taco’s or Give me Death!!!

  714. andrew hood signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:12 am

    customers should be able to make the decisin between a restraunt and our trucks, not have it made for them.

  715. Linet Azarian signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:12 am

    I love Taco Trucks without them I would be nowhere!!!!!!!! Muy Sabroso!!!!!!!!!!

  716. Amanda Mastrella signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:14 am

    leave them alone!!!!!

  717. Thomas Greene signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Rent being what it is in this city, “Mobile Businesses” may be the last hope for the little guy to have a chance. Please don’t leave the fate of our city in the hands of Developers and corrupt council members. Act NOW!

  718. Phillip Mastrella signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Isn’t there other things to worry about in LA?

  719. Art Marquecho signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Tacos trucks are part of our daily nutritional value!!

  720. Patty signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:16 am

    not the taco trucks!!!

  721. Ruth Landazuri signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:16 am

    What an outrage! I hope the police refuse to enforce this ridiculous law.

  722. Bianca signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Just another example of our corpulent government spending our tax dollars to try to regulate something they have no business sticking their greezy hands into. This should be the least of our worries. Why does this bitch Molina hate tacos so much anyways?

  723. Jonathan signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:19 am

    I can’t believe we are even having this conversation. It’s food. We actually need this to live. Unlike all the other ridiculous things in los angeles. Horrible freeway drivers, corrupt cops, egos and hot shots. This is an underhanded ploy to drive poor venders out of business and to hurt minority customers, and is illegal. Freedom of commerce.

  724. Ryan Celaya signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Save the trucks. This is unfair!

  725. Yoana Chavez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Tacos are too good

  726. Yolanda signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Save the taco trucks

  727. David Flores signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:23 am

    I strongly support our local food businesses, especially one of the only nutritious forms of fast food available to the public. -mexica tiahuitl-

  728. Ana Gomez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Save our taco trucks!!

  729. Brenda Medrano signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:27 am

    VIVA LOS TACOS DE LA PUENTE!!

  730. Jonathan Martinez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Save our culture!

  731. Ezequiel Gonzalez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Long Live the Tacos!!!!!!!!!

  732. Dannon Moore signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Im hungary. Wheres our truck

  733. Abigail Coursolle signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:33 am

    I live in unincorp. East L.A. This move by the BoS has convinced me that ELA really does need to incorporate. We need local control!

  734. Steven Ty signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:34 am

    super nachos.

  735. Sam Diep signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Does the L.A. County Board of Directors have nothing else better to do? They should stop picking their arses and use their efforts to remedy the real problems in our city.

  736. Vina signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Where else can you get a deliciously flavorful taco at 2am? Are the bacon wrap hot dogs next? Back Off the Taco trucks!

  737. Emerald Salazar signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:36 am

    just like hiphop is a way of life, taco trucks are a way of life as well. VIVA LAS TROCAS!

    LEOS<3

  738. J. Paul Yeneza signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:36 am

    The government sucks! Go do something else.


  739. on May 7th, 2008 at 10:37 am

    This is a part of LA culture. Back off.

  740. Oscar Rojas signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:37 am

    What is this country coming to? We have to save these taco stands for the sake of the constitution.

  741. Jesus Perez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:39 am

    In these times of rising gas and food prices, taco trucks are providing a much needed service of providing VERY TASTY affordable meals for the masses.

  742. andrew carlson signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:39 am

    with out these truck I will have nothing to eat

  743. Rafael A. Lainez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Think of the jobs you’ll be eliminating!

  744. Rafael A. Lainez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Think of the jobs you’ll be eliminating!

  745. MESM signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:40 am

    seems kind of silly to make them move around, if they are smart they will get around the law… so why bother.

  746. andrew carlson signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:40 am

    without these trucks I will have nothing to eat.

  747. Liz signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:42 am

    The new rules are ridiculous, Save the Taco Trucks!

  748. Claudia Rodriguez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:43 am

    they are part of la

  749. Ryan M. signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:44 am

    These guys work hard to bring great food for cheap cost. If they had to pay for a permanent space, they wouldn’t be able to bring this wonderful food at this low cost to us.

  750. Maria Rojas signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:45 am

    This is yet another blatant attack on latinos! Im not surprised, with all the issues on immigration flying around they probably figured now was as good a time as any to slip in petty laws to keep the upper class on top. We need to stand up for the american dream, and save the taco trucks that bring the flavor to OUR L.A.

  751. Jennifer Walker signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:48 am

    They pay taxes, meet health requirements, and make a kick ass taco! White girls love them too! PLEASE BRING BACK THE TACO TRUCKS!

  752. Paul Adao signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:48 am

    That Molina lady should be punched in the head…by a taco!

  753. Christopher Moran signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:49 am

    I was listening to KROQ when I heard the news and immediately logged on to sign the petition. With out these trucks, the city would be putting many people out of a job, and would deny workers the convenience these trucks bring to us.

  754. Cathy Luna signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Save the Taco Trucks!

  755. francois signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:51 am

    j’adore les autos de taco!

  756. Stephanie Biggs signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Tacos rule

  757. Jen Snyder signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Its so sad there are like no vendors downtown :(

  758. Ivette Zurita signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Sopes Rule!

  759. Joe Hayes signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Popular, small-scale entrepreneurs serving food to a hardworking community? Doesn’t sound very American to me — shut ‘em down!

  760. Jack Chludzinski signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:54 am

    The trucks deliver a kind of great food available nowhere else. I love the low prices as well. If there’s a crime, then it’s to put the trucks out of business with the new rules. I’m sure a rule can be made to mitigate any occasional abuse of fixed business by the trucks. I want my taco trucks as they are!

  761. Aaron Dayanghirang signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Why not also pass a law that arrests little girls for selling lemonade on the sidewalk for more than an hour. Damn stupid L.A. County Board of Directors! Find something else better to do. Leo’s Forever!

  762. Laura Romero signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Save the taco trucks! I grew up eating from the taco trucks. From carne asada tacos to Tostadas de Ceviche. These trucks are our fast food.

  763. Carla Alvarez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Viva Los latinos que bienen a trabajar.

  764. Donald Nollar signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:00 am

    people who want to go to a restaurant go to a restaurant- people who want tacos go to the taco truck! There is room for both. Stop harassing the trucks. Que vivan las loncheras!

  765. Joseph Viramontes signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:01 am

    cant we spend my tax dollars on harrassing someone who deserves it rather than people just trying to make a living serving the public?

  766. caesar roberson signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:02 am

    i dont see anything wrong with them i love the trucks more than fast food, people like me always depend on the trucks!

  767. Jaime Van Bogaert signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:02 am

    so ridiculous that this is even an issue….

  768. caesar roberson signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:03 am

    people like me rely on the trucks for good food! let those other people buy from others but dont bann the trucks, i see nothing wrong with them they make better food than fast food!

  769. Desiree signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Save the trucks!

  770. Lea signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:06 am

    does LA county not have a better way to spend their money then policing taco trucks?

  771. Griselda Luna signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Leave the taco trucks where they are!! Everyone is trying to make a decent living during these difficult times, and you want to take that away from them by implementing ridiculous restrictions. Stop being selfish and think of our communities!!

  772. Will Wright signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Taco Trucks represent one of the few places that everyone can come together and engage with their neighbors and the community in a public place. They help create activity on our sidewalks. They help bring people together.

  773. Jeff Arenzana signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:07 am

    I need my tacos de lengua, tripas, cabeza, y seso!

  774. Ron Sim signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Hard working people,
    entry level capitalism,
    a culture unique to Los Angeles,
    delicious affordable food that tastes of freedom and opportunity,
    these are things that should not be put down.

  775. Stefanie signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Taco trucks are a facet of LA! There are plenty of other issues that need to be taken care of instead of picking on our food.

  776. Jeff Burgess signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Keep our taco trucks!

  777. Eileen Crowe signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:09 am

    i heart carne asada! i heart taco trucks!

  778. Justine Woodford signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Tacos are not illegal! This ordinance smacks of racism.

  779. Marcela signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Arriba la gente trabajadora! y que ademas cocinan delicioso!!!!

  780. Karina Garnica signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Others make a living out of selling drugs!! Can we maybe focus on the bigger issues that our world has!!!!

  781. Steve McKagan signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Where else can single guys go for good cheap meals?

  782. Adrian V. signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Yo amo mis tacos de carnitas!!!

  783. Saul Montanez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Succulent pork carnitas, spicy al pastor meat, steamy carne asada….mmmmm. Im gonna get me some right now. Just have to chase one down. More driving means more traffic and more harmful emissions.
    It’s alright, it’s worth it.

  784. Jacob Melchi signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:17 am

    save the taco trucks!

  785. luz* signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:18 am

    theyre just taco trucks…people get hungry…taco trucks are good…whats the big deal…any reason to keep us down, right?
    taco trucks, whoop whoop!!!***

  786. Jose Hernandez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Yo quiero Taco Trucks!

  787. Erika signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:24 am

    taquitos are yummy

  788. Maura Galindo signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:24 am

    save the taco trucks or we’ll starve at 2am.

  789. Yvette Herrera signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Save our taco trucks and keep our communities small business friendly!!

  790. Kevin Cheng signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Save the taco trucks.

  791. Ivana Paul signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:30 am

    What are we going to do without them?!!!!:( ?DONT TAKE THEM AWAY!!!!!!

  792. Steve Rodriguez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:30 am

    dos tacos de carne por favor!

  793. Pavel yankovich signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Im Russian and i LOVE the food…. please don’t go :(

  794. Ignacio Hidalgo signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:33 am

    Let the taco trucks live!

  795. D. Smith signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Save the Trucks….all they are doing is trying to make $$ to feed their family. Spend the Taxpayers $$ in a better way…like try doing something about drugs and that in schools !

  796. Sean Branam signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Save the trucks..
    What’s next?

  797. JAMES signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:35 am

    hello, my name is James. i am white and i love them mexican tacos. lets help them out… Save the taceros…………………


  798. on May 7th, 2008 at 11:37 am

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS……. THEY NEED TO MAKE THEIR $$$$$$$$$$ ALSO… BETTER THAN THESE DRUG DEALERS SELLING TO YOUR KIDS….

  799. Dino Hollywood signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Upon frequenting your favorite taco truck, you become both stimulated and inwardly aware. When you are aware of your thoughts, of your feelings, both secret and open, conscious and unconscious, then out of this awareness there comes a clarity that is not induced, not put together by the mind. And without that clarity you may do what you will, you may search the heavens and the depths of earth but you will never find out what is true.

  800. Jennifer Rivera signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:39 am

    These people are trying to make an honest, decent living. Let’s save em’– Keep on trucking – taco trucks!

  801. Mirna Somoza signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Pay more attention to the important ecomony issues, not a taco truck,I am not mexican but I love their culture and their tacos ..

  802. Brandon Chin signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:42 am

    KEEP THE TACO TRUCKS!!!
    THEY WORK HARD FOR WHAT THEY DO!
    Ignorant legislators did this!

  803. Gabriel D. signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Taco Fight!

  804. Lawson Chew signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:45 am

    I heard this on KROQ, I think its ridiculous that such policy was approved. These Taco Trucks are part of the culture of Los Angeles. Several of these Taco Truck locations are key landmark that provides a service to the community, and gives the community its character.

  805. George Rincon signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:47 am

    This is absolutely ridiculous. Legislators complain about welfare and how immigrants commit crimes and such, yet here they are making an honest living PAYING TAXES and now they want to hurt them? Because the economy isn’t suffering as it is. Why don’t you spend your time, money and energy in solving the homeless problem or even fixing the highways so there’s no more traffic congestion instead of bothering innocent people from making an honest buck.

  806. Gerardo Garduno signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:47 am

    If they try to take away our Taco Trucks who knows what will be next. Fight the power!!!

  807. Monica Rodriguez-Grubbs signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Honest living shouldn’t be a crime!

  808. Jeanette Solorzano signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:49 am

    I was under the impression the US operated under a free market ideology. I guess not

  809. Mike Mendel signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Taco Truck lover since 1986

  810. blair hanson signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:54 am

    This is just another law that makes no sense. Just like the bicycle helmet law. I love my tacos and I will fight for my beef!

  811. Aaron Zober signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:54 am

    We need to keep the mom and pop Mexican food businesses alive.

  812. Jasper Santos signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:55 am

    My wife and I made Thurday nights our TACO nights!! Thats right TACO THURSDAYS!!!We’ve tried every taco trucks from Eaglerock to Pasadena.
    Some of these TACO TRUCKS HAVE BETTER FOOD THAN FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS!!!
    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!

  813. Jay Jay signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:57 am

    I love tacos, I ate them this whole week!

  814. Elizandro Umana signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Carne asada is not a crime!

  815. Rosibel Harrison signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    I support the loncheras and their effort to make a dollar. peace:]

  816. Rodolfo J Melendez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    They are a part of our Mexican culture. Keep the fight alive! SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  817. Evan Gould signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Don’t mess with my favorite taco trucks! Good food for urban living at reasonable prices. Such a part of L.A. that I can’t imagine life in the City of Angels without them.

  818. Jill Sievers signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    We have the constitutional right, natural rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness!!!! Quit letting boards/government/committees take our freedoms away! We all have rights to have taco trucks (which are amazing) or any other legal business to make us happy and provide for ourselves and our families! Why on earth are we letting some committee govern legitimate business??? Who got to vote for this law that was passed?? I don’t remember “destroying taco truck business” (check yes or no) being apart of the last ballot I filled out. STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS AS AMERICANS!!! A thing like the “Taco Truck Business” is what makes this country so great!! What’s next, Mrs. Fields going to put charity “bake sales” out of business???

  819. Linda signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    SAVE THE TACOS TRUCKS!!!!
    “saving the world one taco at a time!”

  820. Bonnie Do signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    What kind of city would it be without Taco trucks?

  821. mike french signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    save the roach coach

  822. Karreen Y. signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Hogwash! This is rediculously rediculous. I am appalled by this heinous piece of legislation.

  823. Edgar Luis signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Taco trucks is part of the Latino culture.

  824. Andrew Gantioque signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Every single member of the L.A. County Board of Directors should be impeached.

  825. Jason Lopez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Government resources can be utilized in other arenas i.e. Education, Health Care, homeless, crime, etc…

  826. Veronica Hernandez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    I’m certain there are other things worse than a taco truck occupying a spot for more than an hour, why don’t we focus on those things?

  827. Mireya E. Rodriguez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Taco trucks are a big part of what makes Los Angeles the kind of city that it is! Its part of our culture and up bringing! Plus its a way of living for these vendors who still need to pay the bills and survive!! Please save our taco trucks!

  828. Rommel Ulangkaya signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    This would have never happened if Bill Clinton were still president. He loves tacos.

  829. Charisse Miranda signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Taco trucks are prob one of the best things in Southern California. They taste sooo good late at night.

  830. Jordan Robert signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    I go to Leo’s taco truck every time I’m in Los Angeles (few times a week). Leo saved my life.

  831. Claire Frisbie signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    The best tacos come from trucks.

  832. Johnny Lam signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    I love the my taco trucks, especially the one on fair oaks and walnut. You make the best tacos ever in so cali

  833. Lisa Martinez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    These people are trying to make an honest, decent living. As long as everything is kept clean and fresh they should be allowed to sell all tacos, etc..that they want.

  834. LIZETTE SALAZAR signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    THIS IS ABSURD! WHO’S GONNA ENFORCE THIS ANYHOW? I ALWAYS SEE COPS AT TACO TRUCKS. SO ULTIMATELY WE ARE HURTING OUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT IF THE TRUCKS ARE GONE.

  835. Miguel Gonzales Cienfuegos signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    I support the Taco Trucks. We should organize to get “unmoved” councilmembers, … well… REMOVED.

  836. Aprill Winney signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Taco trucks are part of the culture of Los Angeles. Please keep them around.

  837. Joseph Glynn signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    viva!

  838. Xavier Mejia signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Stop gentrifying our communities to make them more Eurocentric.

  839. Adam Davis signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    I love taco trucks. yes, I do!


  840. on May 7th, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Save the taco trucks, kill the bmail.

  841. Ryan Metzdorff signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Whatever happened to free business and the entrepreneurial spirit? Taco trucks have a right to exist!

  842. Chris Parisoff signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    We gotta stop this before it spreads to other cities/states…
    Que mala idea!

  843. Danny signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    get rid of the taco trucks! they are an ugly eye sore! i support thr city!

  844. Christine Chen signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Save the trucks! They are just honest people making an honest living


  845. on May 7th, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    WE SUPPORT OUR TACO TRUCKS.THIS COUNTRY EXERCISES
    A FREE MARKET AND WE AS CONSUMERS HAVE THE NEED AND
    DEMAND.LETS COME TOGETHER AND REVERT THIS SENSELESS
    PROPOSITION.BY THE WAY WE HAVE BEEN GOING TO THIS ONE FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS IN HIGHLAND PARK ON FIGUEROA ACROSS FROM CALI-MEX. BEST WE HAVE EVER HAD.PASS THE VOICE TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW.THANKS:):):) :0 :0 :0 ;) ;0 ;) ;0 .

  846. Richard Ladines signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    FIGHT THE POWER! what are we gonna eat late night when everything is closed?

  847. Richard Rangel signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Hard working people providing delicious food. whats next, no hot dog carts, fruit carts, ???? This is LA culture.. leave it alone!

  848. clemente montano signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    yo quiero mi taco

  849. adela rodriguez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    it is not reasonable nor does it make sense to force taco trucks/ catering trucks to move every hour. it is truely unfair and ridiculous!!!!

  850. Laura E. Zavala signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Save the tacos! They bring the truly authentic food out to the streets. If restaurants find it unfair then they should just make better food. They are part of LA culture. People have a right to choose where they buy their tacos.

  851. shelley chen signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    save tacos!

  852. John Copeland signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    I like the taco trucks

  853. Tony Lawrence signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    They make great food for a great price. The working man and women’s friend.

  854. Martha Escobar signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Don’t take the taco trucks away!! We ALL love them!! :D

  855. Jonny Coleman signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Businesses without wheels should start adapting and become competitive — this is just silly

  856. Juan Coria signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    As a long life resident & taco truck patron I am disappointed with our county representatives. With all the challenges confronting our community they have decided to focus their efforts on this issue? Ms. Molina, if I may, please utilize your limited resources and time on real issues, such as education, crime, and healthcare, and leave the tacos alone.

  857. Sarah Ferguson signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    They’re a major part of L.A culture, please don’t hurt em!

  858. Shira Long signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    The food is great! Why would anyone want to shut them down?!

  859. Ann-Marie Rounkle signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    L.A. already suffers from a dearth of late night food options. When getting out of work late it’s a blessing to have the choice of handmade tacos instead of the usual toxic corporate fast food.

  860. Russell Dilly signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Just another example of our government slowly slipping into socialism.

  861. Syndia Gonzalez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Taco trucks are the finishing touch to a great night out. There’s no way I’m headed to King Taco in East L.A. for some tasteless food…that never fails to damage the GI system. ARRIBA CON LOS TACOS!!!

  862. Ray Montes signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Me Gusta Comer Tacos

  863. Joe Steinbrick signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Long live Taco Zone on Alvarado.

  864. LINDA PEREZ signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    I can name a dozen other things that should be a priority above removing our Taco Vendors!!!
    Instead of always harrasing the community…How about helping it and us!!!

  865. Omar Lozano signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Focus on things that are harming the communities and the economy not taco trucks who are not harming anyone. Cant you find anything better to do????????!!!!!!!!!!!

  866. Brenda Dalusong signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Stop trying to micromanage everything! These people are just trying to make a living.

  867. Tiffany signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    TACO TACO

  868. Cynthia Go signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    ME ENCANTA TACOSSSSSSSSSSS

  869. Mai Hayakawa signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Really? They’re doing this to a taco truck? They’re not harming anyone, they’re delicious, and they’re dirt cheap! Why make a law that may not even pass? Why not use this power to prevent fights, gangs, drugs, etc. This just does nto make sense at all. Taco truck people are people like anyone else, trying to make good money with hard work. Why punish them? I love tacos!

  870. Natalie Reyes signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    There are greater issues to address than taco trucks, they are not harming anyone!

  871. Kara Hunter signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Viva la lucha de los taqueros!

  872. Steve G. signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    THIS WILL NOT STAND FREEDOM ISNT FREE

  873. manny signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    taco taco. burrito burrito.

  874. Michael Quintal signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Gloria Molina is a sell out!

  875. Heidi Porter signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Of all the issues that our law makers time could have been spent on making better for Los Angelenos this is what they have choosen? How about education? Homelessness? Affordable healthcare? Rising gas prices and pulic transportation? City streets that dont have a million potholes? These are just to name a few. There’s nothing better then knowing your local taco truck is open and getting a delicious, authentic meal from these hard working people! Taco trucks are an institution in LA! Lets keep them going!

  876. LeighAnn signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    SAVE THE GOOD TIMES! It is the only cheap eat that is good tasting and freshly made!

  877. Erika Quiroz signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Tacos on a street are not a crime!!!

  878. jerry signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    DON’T GET RID OF THE ROACH COACH!!!

  879. Jenny Macias signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    The best tacos are on trucks!

  880. Eric Lemberger signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Who likes ketchup on their tacos? come on don’t lie!

  881. Adela Benavidez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Hola Senor!

  882. alexis signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    why??
    there are millions of people dying all over the world and your focus on this????

    -bullshit

  883. victor flores signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    just another way of trying to discriminate on mexicans

  884. Lex signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    worry about bigger problems not tacos.

    food never hurts anyone.

    everyone lets come together

  885. Nadean Hernandez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Taco trucks are a part of Los Angeles! These ambulant mini restaurants are not only good in taste but also a very convenient way to buy food on a lunch break! Every one loves these trucks. I work for major music company in Beverly Hills where everyone and I do mean everyone including our CEO come out for lunch to buy from the truck. It is actually the only time that the whole company really interacts. We all make line talk about how great the tacos are ask each other what else have we tried on the menu that may be recommended. It’s a shame that some one with a name like “Gloria Molina” can’t understand what the trucks are to Los Angeles. Does she not have bigger issues to address in this huge metropolitan city? Because I can send her a few suggestions. Why take thousands of jobs away from hardworking people? I say Gloria Molina, remember where your roots come from and help the city of Los Angeles keep its culture and character. We want the trucks to stay!!!!!!!

  886. Cynthia Sanchez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Let’s worry about the ecomony, not about someone trying to make a living.

  887. lexxy signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    VIVA los TACOS
    y que VIVA MEXICO

    malditos acesinos que mas quieren.
    ya nos quitaron nuestra tierra.

  888. Sara Renshaw signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    long live the taco trucks!

  889. Evelyn signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    tacos are yummy

  890. Jenny signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Best tacos are on wheels!

  891. Aurora Robles signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Go after criminals and give people a chance to make a living.

  892. Enrique Cortes signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Porque perjudicar a personas que segana su dinero asiendo su trabajando!!! Mejor procupense por otras cosas!!!
    Los home less y pandilleros!!!!

  893. Trista signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Save the Trucks!

  894. Pablo s signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    wow how can we sink this low? lets just speed up recession too!

  895. David Rosenstein signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Taco Trucks are not a crime. Leave them alone.

  896. Juancarlos Ramos signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Go pick on people who deserve it! Not on hard working ones!

  897. Ron signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Where else are all the drunk people supposed to eat when we’re out at 3am?

    Come on buttholes! Don’t mess with the roach coaches!

  898. Jesus Robles signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Save our taco trucks! Si se puede!

  899. Christine signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Don’t take away the Yum Yum

  900. sergio signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    i like to know that i have the option to choose whether or not i want wanna have the worst chorro(diarrea) in the world when i cake on that ridiculous flaming HOT hot sauce on my delicious carne asada burrito with egg! for half the price of those other guys too! I HATE MCDONALDS!! GO ROACHCOACH!!!!!

  901. Felicia Harelik signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Save asada!

  902. Ben Mendoza signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Just another way for the man to hold us down!!!!!!!

  903. Juan Hernandez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    SAVE THE TACOS!!

  904. Stina Marie Cota signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks! Serving people and being parked in one place should not be a crime.

  905. Staci Yamano signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Viva Las Tacos!

  906. Christina Guevarra signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    this country was built on tacos…

  907. adam catino signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Do not take away our taco stands.
    Stop assaulting our city’s scant culture.
    Why not work on those illegal billboards we hear so much about.
    You don’t need a crusade to remain in power Gloria.

  908. Amy Hughes signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Fight crime instead and let people eat in peace.

  909. John from DMF signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Where else can I get good food at any hour without the bullshit drunk line like at albertos? KEEP THE ROACHCOACH ROLLIN’.

  910. Colleen Buchanan signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Taco trucks make me happy. Idiot lawmakers wasting time trying to eliminate them rather than tackling real issues like heath care does not.

  911. Lexylia signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Please save the taco trucks, please!!

  912. Preston Olson signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Save them!!

  913. Kate Craig signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Damn the Man!!!!! Save the taco trucks!!!!

  914. andrew carlson signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Save the trucks! They are just honest people making an honest living

  915. Alejandro Renteria signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Save the taco trucks…not to mention the semitas poblanas!!!

  916. Ryan signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    TACO ZONEEEEEE

  917. oscar ruelas signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Save the taco’s

  918. Adrian Romero signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    C’mon Gloria, you know you like it. Dont be stuck up.

  919. Rose Noriega signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    What’s next??? going after the guy selling fruit and vegitables because the neighborhood markets are not making as high of a profit!!!!Please – ELA has bigger issues that need addressing.
    (I use to like you Gloria)

  920. Janet Garibay signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Can we start taking care of the real issues plaguing California?
    Children’s education should be on the top of the list, not where we buy
    our tacos. Molina please get your priorities in order.

  921. Austin Yuen signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Seriously, this sounds pretty racist. What’s next the shaved ice guy?

  922. Jared Newcomb signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    save the tacos!

  923. Celeigh Chapman signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    My life will not be complete unless I go to Taco Zone… or so I am told.

  924. Skim signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Taco Zone for President

  925. Christopher Woznicki signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    taco trucks were rated as one of the best things about LA in los angeles magazine, and now you want to stop them from fullfilling their functions? KEEP THE TACO TRUCKS

  926. Armen Rostami signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    This is really pathetic. I can’t believe they want to shut down trucks.

    CARNE ASADA IS NOT A CRIME!

  927. juan saldana signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    this is crap that fat pig probably eats a dozen by herself…she probably got fed up with waiting in line for her dozen and made it her mission to tkae down the taco trucks.

  928. William Perkins Tift signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Our neighborhood taco truck has been parking in the same spot for 21 years. This is a ridiculous and unnecessary burden on vendors.

  929. Dalila Sanchez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!

  930. Elizabeth Lomeli signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Some of us like good tasting tacos which restaurants do not have!!!

  931. ROCIO HERNANDEZ signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    i love tacos aranda’s so i don’t want them to change any where else.


  932. on May 7th, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Thank you for taking on this issue.

  933. yaretzy cacho signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    .

  934. Jordan signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    i want my tacos! :)

  935. Joaquin Valdez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Please allow RAZA to continue working hard and doing what they love best, tacos for the people of Los Angeles.

  936. Sarah Esquivel signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Taco truck has better food than our school!!! We NEEEED taco trucks!!!

  937. Tim Edmundson signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    There are more important things to worry about in LA, leave the taco trucks alone. Those things are icons around this city.

  938. Cristian signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    There is no reason for such negative action against hard working people. They should be allowed no time constraints on their business trucks. If customers want it, so they should be allowed to serve them a decent meal.

  939. james mccleary signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    We need to save this key element of our local economy!

  940. s c signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    It doesn’t make sense to get rid of one of the best things in LA just because some bad restauants feel they can’t compete with taco trucks.

  941. Joseph Picardal signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    We want tacos!!! [clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap] We want tacos!!!

  942. Simi Sardana signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Yes.

  943. Diana signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Viva freedom, competition, and cheap late night food!

  944. Gabby Ibazeta signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    I WILL NOT LET CORPORATE AMERICA FIZZLE OUT TACO TRUCKS!!! How much money do they really need to make?!?!

    Taco trucks forever!!!!

  945. Richard signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Instead of mandating trucks to move periodically, have the trucks build relationships with stores and residents to negotiate a time period. Also, most businesses are closed during the evenings, thereby negating the problem all together.

  946. Edgar Sarabia signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    The Taco trucks are a staple of Southern California’s blue collar industry. They should not be forced into submission by the man!!! Other Restaurants complaining about them makes no sense. Having a Taco truck next to you is no different from having another restaurant as your neighbor.

  947. Rob Paik signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    a world without taco trucks is like a world where the only restaraunt that exists is taco bell.

  948. Hiroko Todoroki signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Taking away the taco trucks will only add to unemployment thus bringing down our economy even more. Just what the state of CA needs while having this HUGE deficit, to take away another small business.

  949. Alan Lopez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    isn’t the competitive nature of businesses what capitalism is all about?

  950. Karina signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Save the trucks! I heart tacos.

  951. Gerry Stumbaugh signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    this is ridiculous. Leave the trucks alone.

  952. Victor Arellano signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    What will I eat?

  953. Alicia Flores signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Taco trucks are an LA institution!

  954. Art Casas signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    This is the land of oppportunity. Let’s keep the dream alive. I have the right to Carne Asada on LA City Streets, don’t take that away from me.

  955. Chris Huntington signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Yo quiero carne asada !!!!
    Salva las trocas !!!

  956. Mirta Aldana signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    I admire those folks and I’ve supported them for years please don’t take that away from them.

  957. Ricardo Chavira signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Give me tacos (from an L.A taco truck) or give me death.

  958. Alejandro Perez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    If they take the tacos from us, what else will be next? La Union ace la fuerza!!

  959. jose arteaga signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Tacos trucks is part of our cultura

  960. M. Cortez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Save the Trucks!!!

  961. Aika Makimura signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    this is ridiculous! ban large corporations from our communities instead!

  962. Abegail signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Ridiculous.

  963. Lory signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    I can count more times Ive gotten sick from a “A” rated joint than a taco truck.. come on now.. please Mrs.Molina what about all the kids killing each other in my neighborhoods? I think the city should focus on ending the bullets that grading the meat!!! – Taco Lover

  964. Carlyn Aguilar signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    First this… and then the paleta man!
    Taco trucks are a part of LA culture and should not be taken away. SI SE PUEDE!

  965. Lorena signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    SAVE LOS TACOS!

  966. Lorena signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    save THE TACOS!

  967. Lizet P. Rodriguez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    How are the taqueros hurting the public? This is ridiculous…They are only trying to make an honest living!

  968. Araceli signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Taco trucks are we look forward to…. after we parti!!!

  969. Meredith Axtell signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    taco trucks are the best.

  970. Christina Hernandez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Not cool.

  971. Dean Ferrante signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Salva Las Trocas

  972. Jessica Gonzalez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    There are more pressing issues Gloria Molina needs to confront. Ridding L.A. of these taco trucks is just another scheme in carrying out gentrification. Removing these trucks from the street means removing a piece of tradition, history, and culture from East L.A. and the greater L.A. area. The taqueros are earning an honest living while providing affordable food to the public. To the restaurant owners: a taco truck is no different from having another restaurant near by as a competitor. I’m sure Gloria Molina has gone to taco trucks numerous times! Tacos from the taco trucks are damn good!

  973. Karen signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    NO! LOS TACOS!

  974. Dick Murphy signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Absurd. Yet another blow to a city struggling to define itself.

  975. vanessa signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Let’s focus on other issues, not a part of our culture that so many of us enjoy.

  976. Ashley signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Nooo!

  977. Jeffrey signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    I love these taco trucks!!

  978. leah abbott signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    viva carne asada!

  979. Brandon signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    most of these trucks are open after most of the surrounding businesses are closed, and for those that are open during business hours, maybe some legislation with a distance of how close they can be to the business. this seems like a stupid thing to be dealing with when their so many bigger issues to deal with.

  980. Laurel Hernandez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Viva los tacos!

  981. Mary Cay Walp signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Fining and jailing hardworking people who provide a popular product is not going to make our society a better place. Let’s concentrate on more important things.

  982. Ric Romero signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    VIVA LA RAZA QUE TRABAJA DURO!

  983. maricela signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    This is ridiculous. I can’t believe this… have we really sunk down to this level? I beleive that there are much more important issues in the community that should have been addressed a long time ago, taco trucks is not one of them. What is happening with our Board of Supervisors? What’s next? I mean really dont you have bigger issues YOU should be dealing with

  984. Jason signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Leave them alone. Their business is not harming anyone.

  985. Maurice Aubrey signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Leave us alone.

  986. Darren Lopez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Banning this is banning part of our culture.

  987. Claudia Herrera signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    VIVA LOS TACOS!! SI SE PUEDE, SI SE PUEDE…

  988. Mirna Rico signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Taco Trucks are committing what crime? Working to survive, rather than being in the streets assaulting people is a crime now? LEAVE THESE HARD WORKING PEOPLE ALONE!

  989. Oscar Arroyo signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    i’m sure there are bigger problems in our city than taco trucks

  990. Patricia Sanchez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    this is absurd and classist

  991. Jesus Guerrero signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    its gonna suck if there isn’t any taco trucks around were talking about peoples Jobs on the line what kind of crap is that get a fine or go to jail just to try to make a living.

  992. SUPER AMBER signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    taco trucks saved me from 9 months of cranky labor!
    save the trucks!!

  993. D. LaMonica signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Doesn’t our city/county government have anything better to do?

  994. Ezekiel Carder signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Save the taco trucks. They are part of LA culture and history.

  995. Aracelia Alvarez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Save small taco truck businesses! They’re good for LA! What a silly ordinance anyways.

  996. heather signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    i love tacos! they are cheap and good! keep the trucks

  997. Dick Murphy signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Absurd. Focus on real problems. The taco trucks give this city flavor.

  998. Allegra Padilla signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Street food has a long tradition in many urban areas and adds to the diversity and joy of a city! Support those making a living off of this instead of other ways that hurt our communities! The County Board Supervisors should really think things through considering the other problems facing this County. Fuck gentrification!

  999. Oscar Garcia signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    What NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO the tacos truck been part of Los Angeles and the Hispanic tradition like for ever and that taking away a part of someone. I been to my taco truck for over 15yrs and now all my friends and family go there to what future is there for my son if theres mo taco truck. “VIVA LOS TACOS TRUCKS”

  1000. Maria Serrano signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    The beleive that these trucks is taking business away from other restaurants is stupid. The people who own these trucks, are self employed and we shouldnt make it harder for them to try and earn a peso en la bolsa. This is ridiculous, those who could afford to go to restaraunts go, but the rest who cant get stuck with these deliscious tacos, so dont take that away from us!

  1001. morgan signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Leave the taco trucks alone just honest people trying to make a honest living and they have good food instead of worrying about stuff like this the goverment needs to worry about all the crime

  1002. ryusuke kanagawa signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    I EAT AT THOSE EVERY DAY

  1003. Sammy signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    TACOS ARE FRIGGIN AWESOME,WHY TAKE EM AWAY!?

  1004. carlos signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    viva las tripitas

  1005. Bobby Son signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    please support the entrepreneurs

  1006. ANGELICAAAAAAAAAAA signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    CARNE ASADA IS NOT A CRIMEE!!!!
    ITS MY LYFE ESA!

  1007. Alin signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    i love taco tucks. damn the food is so bomb. finga lickin good. hahhaa

  1008. David Scherer signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    This is an insane law, it has to be repealed now! Why is the government trying to hurt small business owners? What on earth is the rationale behind this ridiculous law???

  1009. trivista signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    I LoVe taCO TrUcKs tHaTz WHeRe i gEt mY FooD FrOm.

    – LIL TRIVISTA:.
    FrEe tHe hOMiE jOcKeRz

  1010. maria cortez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    ey fool im down with the tacos. chalee. pinche waay. put it foool. chavela. every day i go and buy deess tacos they make ma dayy putaas

  1011. Eddie Cano signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    The Ultimate Meal. Some of us will starve accordingly. Leave the taco truck alone!

  1012. andrew signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    i love tacos and tamales and enchiladas and etc. from these trucks.
    wtF?
    what kind of retarded law is against taco trucks?
    a retarded one.
    duh.

  1013. Laurie Bongard signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Taco Trucks are real treat for all Angelenos. People who are taco truck drivers work hard to make a living and survive in this expensive city. We should not penalize them when they provide such a great service!!

  1014. Jose Manuel Juanito Gonzalez III signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    ay man
    wat did we ever do to you?
    we juss be sittin pleasin customers man
    this aint right
    i object

  1015. Aaron signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    I don’t know where I would be without Trucks in LA. I hate politicians. Don’t they have other things to worry about, like Traffic, schools, gangs, crime, corrupt cops & judges?

  1016. Melanie King signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    KE VIVA LAS TROKAS, LAS LONCHERIAS, LOS TACOSSS

  1017. Jose Manuel Juanito Gonzalez III signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    viva la carne sada

  1018. Pryscila Leon signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    carne asada is my life!

  1019. jaime porras signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Carne Asada is not a crime. The trucks serve some of the best latin cuisine in the city. The folks from chipotle (i.e. Ronald McDonald) need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law

  1020. Luis Gallegos signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Taco trucks are apart of the Angeleno identity. Restricting and eliminating that cultural aspect takes away some of the uniqueness of Los Angeles. Keep our city unique and save our Taco Trucks!

  1021. Gerardo De La O signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    help keep the trucks gas prices is a crime.

  1022. dawn kandal signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    just let them do what they do best………..its a fair way to make money

  1023. Guillermo Ortiz signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Taco Trucks are part of Los Angeles tradition, save the trucks!

  1024. Mickey Penera signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    STOP HATING on the taco trucks.

  1025. Rowena signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    I want my tacos! Save the trucks!

  1026. J. Manuel Urrutia, II signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Precisely how are taco trucks using unfair competition? Are they not using lower prices to draw in more people, a practice of the American business since time immemorial? Maybe, restaurant owners should lower their prices. Come on, the owners are just being greedy.

  1027. Luke Patterson signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    This is such a ridiculous law. They need to make a living, and we need to eat! F%$ Taco Bell, I need my truck!

  1028. Tom Trieu signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Carne asada is not a crime

  1029. Alicia Loncar signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    The solution that the Supervisors came to was wrong. A better compromise needs to be struck. Go back to the drawing board! One hour is not nearly enough time.

  1030. Michael Delos Reyes signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Save The Taco Trucks!!!!

  1031. richarfd stewart signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    The taco people are the ones who keep the wheels of prosperity moving!

  1032. Victoria Velasquez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    save our 4am after party drunk snacks!!!

    -v!

  1033. JL Serkes signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Are you kidding me. These trucks and their owners and workers represent an amazing atribution to our wonderful Highland Park Neighborhood. I moved her two years ago, and cant imagine them not being here. On Sundays, I walk 8 miles around Highland and Eagle Rock. On my way home, I treat myself to a burrito. Come on, is nothing sacred anymore??

  1034. Shane signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    This is food, a social gathering and one with little harm as oppose to many others that cause bigger harm. This has a hint of racism and another anti Latin movement that seems to be ever growing in our beloved city.

  1035. Olivia Rosas signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Carne asada is not a crime or carnitas :D

  1036. Jose Oviedo signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    FREEDOM!!!!

  1037. Paula Pendleton signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    We even have taco trucks here in Palo Alto.

  1038. Rebecca A Gallego signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Que viva las trokas de comida rapido ( tacos) ! They are not a threat …

  1039. Paras signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Leave my tacos alone….its what I moved to LA for.

  1040. melanie paul signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    WTF!!!! you can’t take the taco trucks away……where are alll the poeple gonna get the best tacos around…..!?? this wrong !!!!!!!

  1041. jorge villatoro signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    it isnt far for alot of poeple there are gonna be alot of poeple without jobs!!!

  1042. david anthony signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    i really miss my chilacales !!! i really neeed a taco truck to come to my shop!!!!!

  1043. Eder Pineda signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Save the taco trucks! Where the hell are native Angelenos supposed to get good Mexican food? Acapulco or West L.A. joints? HA!

  1044. Rey Reyes signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    More push to hate! Ugly goverment tactics….

  1045. david anthony signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    i need as taco truck really bad!!! I miss my Chilaquiles!!!

  1046. Cari signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    everyone needs to eat- at any time of day- people work hard- gas is bloody expensive!

  1047. Racheal Wilson signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    In New Egland, they hold awards for their street vendors. Our taco trucks deserve a similar recognition for providing a valuable and honored service. They don’t need to be hassled.

  1048. Daniel Revoredo signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Carne Asada is not a crime and neither is tripas. What happened to the tacos de tripas The mad cow scare is over. I miss them.

  1049. armando garcia signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    we love them tacos

  1050. Roxanne signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    I love those taco trucks please don’t take them away!!!!!!

  1051. michelle rodriguez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    leave the taco trucks alone!

  1052. victor mendoza signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    save our taco trucks and my job. the new fine and jail time is crazy. they wanna treat us like criminals and that aint right.

  1053. Dalila P. Mendez signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    People are creating their business’s. Just as the person has the store a person has a truck, a cart, a grill. Its an open market, and if a business feels that they are taking away their business, that just means their food has to get better. Don’t blame the taco truck, the restaurant should improve their food.

  1054. julieann terrazas signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    sp-are them!

  1055. richard romero signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    let them make a living let’s concentrate on the gas issue love and peace

  1056. Lenny Linke signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  1057. Araceli Oviedo signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!!!!

  1058. eric vega signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    SAVE THE TRUCKS!!!

  1059. Kellan Baker signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Save the taco tucks!

  1060. Jay Esguerra signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Taco Trucks are necessary to feed workers, especially ones far away from restaurants. They also provide a cheaper means of eating when I can’t afford high end restaurants.

  1061. T. Tran signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!

  1062. Jon Lexa signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Save The Tacos!

  1063. B Devlin signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    We must save the taco trucks.

  1064. Rey M. signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    I think one of my uncles owns a taco truck.

  1065. Manuel Villasenor signed,

    on May 7th, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Hey Gloria,

    Not because you over indulge in tacos and got FAT, means everybody do the same. Tacos are a precious part of our culture and our budget.

    We now that you can afford (thanks to our tax dollars) to dine at five forks restaurants, but we do not, so please leave the taco truck alone… and get on a DIET!

    best regards

  1066. Irisdenise signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    i love tacos!!!i love those taco trucks!!!!there so convinient especially when the’re two blocks away from my house, it will be a crime to take them off the streets NOOOOOOOO!!!!!were m i gonna go get tacos now, i hate taco bell!!

  1067. michelle rivas signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:13 am

    this is crazzzzzeeeee! where would L.A. be without taco trucks??!!! DUDE!! i don’t think this has been thought through very well. and i’m here to say “let the taco trucks stay!!!”…i’m willing to stand up for the cause, just say when and how, and me and the family and i are there!

  1068. Alex Gavieres signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:19 am

    I’ll take mine with “extra cilantro”.

  1069. Raymond Phan signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:27 am

    I don’t sleep under cotton blankets. I’ve created one giant sized corn tortilla to sleep under. That says something about how much I love tacos. Please don’t take away our taco trucks.

  1070. anna slotky signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:57 am

    proud of my taco-truckin’ habits. Keep on taco-truckin’ los angeles! (without placing burdensome restrictions)

  1071. Diana Arreola signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:59 am

    It’s very hard to understand why a chicana decides to band tacos from LA =/

  1072. Maria D Arreola signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:01 am

    What are we suppose to eat on Sundays now????

  1073. David Wirta signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:01 am

    save the taco trucks!!!

  1074. Craig Uchida signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:36 am

    Let freedom ring, eat a taco today.

  1075. Stephanie Yu signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:27 am

    Save the tacos!

  1076. Diana Garcia signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:40 am

    don’t take the tacos away!!

  1077. SARAF signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 5:36 am

    CARNE ASADA is not a crime.

  1078. Esther Valle signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 5:46 am

    SAVE THE TRUCKS!!! They feed more than just their customers!

  1079. tom baumgartner signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 6:31 am

    woot!

  1080. Nancy Hernandez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 6:37 am

    Help save the taco trucks!! They are just trying to make an honest living like everybody else.

  1081. Anamaria Cesena signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 6:40 am

    Hungriness made me sign.

  1082. Adriana Jimenez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 6:51 am

    Taco lover for life!!!!!!!!!

  1083. Angie Mancillas signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:16 am

    It is irresponsible to limit options for these small business owners who depend on taco trucks for their livelihoods. Please reconsider this decision.

  1084. oscar phantom signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:24 am

    Taco trucks make half the lunches that people need to get back to work! What’s next illegal coffee drinking?

  1085. David Eisenberg signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:35 am

    Trucks forever!!!

  1086. Daniel Herrera signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:39 am

    This is ridiculous. Just goes to show, the business lobby is still the business lobby even if it is brown.

  1087. Evie Cortez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:39 am

    Taco trucks deserve equal rights!!!

  1088. Lil Valdes signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:56 am

    I just found out about the cities trying to band these trucks, I for one am very sad that they can do this to hard working people, and let me tell you about the food and quality awsume. Restrauant owners should be a ashamed of them selves, it’s hard enough to survive in this state as it is. I love these trucks.

  1089. Sylvia Barrera signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Serving jail time for running a legitimate business goes against the principals of our democracy.

  1090. KARINA GONZALEZ signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:00 am

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!!!

  1091. John Mates signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:00 am

    And NO, I am not brown but I am a supporter of equal rights for ALL races. These hard working men and women in these trucks deserve the right to be able to sell thier food. It’s just another bad move made by BIG business with alot of money to drive out the little man. Thats the way America should not be run! Tired of this crap.
    FREE THE TACO TRUCKS!!

  1092. Wade Randolph signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:00 am

    tacos rule. Taco Trucks will win!!!

  1093. Laura Nicholas signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:00 am

    this is ridiculous! We love the taco trucks!!

  1094. VICKY ALBA signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:02 am

    PLEASE SAVE THE TRUCKS!!!!!!!!

  1095. MICHAEL ALBA signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:03 am

    MY MIDNIGHT MEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1096. Danny Plaza signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:04 am

    Unbelievable stop everyone from eating but leave all the drug dealers alone sounds a little backwards to me!

  1097. Yvonne Muñoz signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:06 am

    Lunchtime just wouldn’t be the same for thousands of people around L.A. that dont have alot time or a car for that matter to get a quick decent lunch near their job…..

  1098. Richard Rojas signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:09 am

    From 4/14 LA Times…”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.” Following this developer’s logic, then eliminating all taco trucks should result in increased business for all neighborhood restaurants, right? What if it doesn’t, what then? A better solution is to enforce existing regs or establish “taco truck” islands away from legitimate businesses yet convenient for customers. Stepping back is not progressive, thinking creatively is…I need a taco fix.

  1099. Marbella Gaona signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Taco trucks are just a way for our people to
    make a living. What is the big deal with letting
    MEXICAN show what they are good at!

  1100. Jan Stoneman signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:14 am

    I like the trucks.

  1101. Salvador Gonzales signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:15 am

    Maybe those restaurants that feel the mobile eateries are a threat ought to beef up there QUALITY of food and service.

    I totally disagree with the comments made by some businesses that mobile vendors bring in excess litter, noise, public urination and hoarding of excessive parking. The eateries that I have stopped at while in LA, which are many, I have not seen witnessed those alleged complaints.

  1102. JUDY A. CLAYTON signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:15 am

    All your efforts should be directed in lowering the gas prices! Not in making the hard-working person’s life more difficult–this includes not only the taco truck owners, but their patrons as well. Enough is enough.

  1103. Veronica Rosales signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:15 am

    Don’t take our Taco stands! They need to make a living and it’s not by committing a crime-it’s by working!

  1104. Zoe Gillenwater signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:17 am

    I don’t live in LA anymore, but this is ridiculous.

  1105. Jaime Partida signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:20 am

    Taco trucks are part of the california culture. The owners pay their taxes and permits and abide by the laws the same as restaurants. They have the same right to make a living.

  1106. Jennifer Dimon signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:25 am

    Save the taco trucks please.

  1107. marc krause signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:25 am

    Gloria Molina! Vendido! save LA’s local business and vendors

  1108. Janice Garcia signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:26 am

    You can’t take the trucks away its part of our culture!! This is just ridiculous, they are trying to live everyday life like everyone else. Next thing we know the ice cream trucks will be going away to.

  1109. Carla Lopez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:26 am

    There are more important issues that LA County should be focusing on…and seriously taco trucks is not one of them. How about they focus on gangs or the rising unemployment rates?

  1110. Rev. Samuel Park signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:27 am

    Don’t take away my family and friends’ right to eat our favorite Taco Carne Asada and Tostada Ceviche. What you are trying to do is not only hurting those who sell but also those who buy.

  1111. Janice Gage signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:27 am

    Things that make you hmmmmmm…..another reason to leave LA!

  1112. Alex signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:27 am

    I SIGN THIS PETITION WITH GREAT HOPE!
    Continue onwards in your fight to continue the fine delicacy business of taco vending. This integral commponent of the community is one that must remain eternal. Good luck and amen.

  1113. Lucy Silva signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:28 am

    The taco trucks are part of our culture. Please save them!

  1114. Maria Cervantes signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Can’t imagine LA without taco trucks….

  1115. MARIA JUAREZ signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:28 am

    This is just ridiculous, instead of worrying about taco trucks concentrate on making our cities better.

  1116. Nina Marquez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:28 am

    I think that this is such an offensive thing to latinos and think that the taco truck shouldnt be tooken away from us.Alot of people love eating the carne asada tacos,burritos and all that good latino food.Theyre just trying to take away our culture!!!!!

    :]]

  1117. Hector signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:30 am

    keep them going! Save the Taco Trucks!!!

  1118. Iris Magallanes signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:31 am

    As Latino’s we cherish our Culture. Our parent’s made many sacrifices to be in the US and at times it is hard to know your family’s background because our Culture is being demeaned at so many levels that our Culture and Traditions are being taken away. Tacos is a part of our food, culture!

  1119. Mario Solis signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:33 am

    There are some fact we need to look up here, yes there are some taco trucks that evidently bring out the dirtiest people out, I say remove those trucks from there to keep that place clean, but I have been to other streets where the trucks are not near any restaurants by at least a mile and if there are any, the restaurants are close.
    Let’s face it Mrs. Molina whom looks like she has had a lot of truck tacos, wants to make it just about money, it’s all about money and try to get money from the poor people to pay for the city employees who live very lavashly on city money, use city vehicles and expense accounts for their personal use. IT’s JUST ABOUT MONEY PEOPLE!!!!!!
    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!!!!

  1120. Maria signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Save them!!

  1121. Annie DeTemple signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:34 am

    SAVE THEM!

  1122. Cecy Silva signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:35 am

    Let’s Keep the Carne Asada Trucks

  1123. Nathan Rodriguez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Taco trucks are a great service to communities. The people in these trucks are hard working people that deserve the same breaks as any other buisness to survive. They are a symbol of the culture of our city. Keep up the good work y no se dejen!

  1124. jesus gonzalez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:37 am

    keep on sign this petition people we are making a difference.

  1125. Nancy signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:38 am

    We have bigger things to worry about in East L.A. than taco trucks. Those people are just trying to make a living. I don’t understand Molina we complaint about problems and she doesn’t do anything about it yet the things we don’t complain about she attempts to destroy.

  1126. Arlene Rivera signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:41 am

    Save the taco trucks!!
    they’re the best

  1127. Karina Lara signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:41 am

    This is great. We need to support our people…
    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1128. Liliana Rodriguez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Not only are The Taco Trucks available to people that work the after hours of the restaurants! But they can be found anywhere during early hours of the night when i get out of work! And for a college student i appreciate their reasonable prices!! Start worrying about the real crimes not Taco Trucks!

  1129. Steve signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Molina… Bad move. You shot yourself in the foot.

  1130. Veronica Castro signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Save our taco trucks!!!!

  1131. Connie Lemus signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Taco Trucks have every right to continue to serve our communities and earn the right to earn a decent living they are part of our culture.These people are hard workers Please don’t take that away from them!These are people who sell food and not drugs to support their families. SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1132. Tanya signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Save the taco trucks!

  1133. RAQUEL signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:47 am

    THIS IS SOME FAMILIES ONLY WAY OF INCOME. NO SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO TAKE THAT AWAY FROM SOMEONE. IT A BUSINESS LIKE ANY OTHER BUSINESS, THEY PROVIDE A SERVICE TO A CLIENT AND GET PAID FOR IT. THERE CONTRIBUTING TO THIS COUNTRY AS WELL..ISN’T THAT THE AMERICAN WAY/DREAM!!!

  1134. Monica Alvarez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:47 am

    I love tacos! especially the ones from my taco truck down the street which have been posted there for about 5 years now. TRIPAS is not a crime either!

  1135. Steven signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:49 am

    LVEA THE TACOS ALONE!!!! WE WANT THEM HERE!!!

  1136. Kimberly Lozano signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Save the tacos! The rich are always trying to keep small business owners down. Viva tacos

  1137. Claudia Abrego signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:50 am

    Gloria Molina is doing this? This one Chicana that would protest at churches and le valia madre, she would fight for what she wanted in benefit of our community, now she is doing this??? sounds to me like… hidden agenda, there must be outside party not just small owner restaurants… I am so sad Gloria Molina is doing this, LA Weekly will get to the bottom of all this… I am sure.

  1138. Edwin J. Flores signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:51 am

    What is wrong with you Molina, I thought you are on our side. Don’t you see their our bigger problems in L.A. then trying to put down the working people of L.A…. What do think that most people who come from other States, first want to do? Eat the famous tacos from L.A… The next best thing to Mexico… So please go fix our streets, or fix our homeless problems instead of putting the working Man or Women down…..

  1139. Yanira Enriquez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Carne Asada is not a crime!

  1140. Jorge Elvir signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:52 am

    Dear Gloria Molina,
    Latino lives are difficult as they are, don’t destroy our culture?. Taco trucks are more then a business, they represent out latino culture. Its not fare for those people who are working, to face this type of charges and face jail, when there are more important issues to be concern at this moment. DONT DESTROY OUR CULTURE !!!!

  1141. David Gonzales signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:52 am

    These trucks are part of LA.save our trucks.taco trucks have the best food from tacos to burritos and even hamburgers.” I WANT TACO TRUCK”

  1142. Diana Montano signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:53 am

    SUPPORT SUPPORT SUPPORT!

  1143. Jesus Reyes signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Save the taco trucks!

  1144. Geraldine Barrancos signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:55 am

    Taco trucks are LA culture!! iTs a Must….Plus we are helping our people… its the American Dream for many latinos.. We have other things to worry about in LA .. SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1145. Maria Aranda signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:58 am

    Lets help our Latin People and our wallets!!!

  1146. Wvintila Gonzalez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:59 am

    I luv the tacos from the loncheras. Don’t take them away from us!!! What should be done is giving them grades like they do to restaurants. Cuz occasionally they’re are some bad ones and you end up getting sick. Those are the ones to get rid of!!!!

  1147. Victor Aranda signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Support our people!!!

  1148. DiegoVillasenor signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Support tacos!!!

  1149. Marilyn Caldera signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:02 am

    What’s wrong with the trocas? They are run by good people doing a necessary service to the community and give people good safe legal work! By trying to eliminate the trocas YOU are illegally discriminating against a minority run sector of the food service industry! YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF!!! VA LAS TROCAS!!!

  1150. Stephanie Parada signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:03 am

    I believe that this law is unjust and it is a violation of people’s human rights. Taco
    trucks are essential to the community because it provides people with good, home-made
    food at affordable prices. In addition, for many of the taco drivers, this is their only
    source of income and the way that they sustain their families. Imposing a fine on them is
    unfair and it affects the workers and the community at large. Every person should have
    the right to work and this law not only deprives them of this right to work but also
    jeopardizes their survival.

  1151. Nancy signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Taco trucks are part of our hispanic culture. There food services and stationary locations make it easier for word of mouth recommendations. Besides where else can I get Leo’s tacos at 2 am.

  1152. Mario Cardenas signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:03 am

    The Taco Trucks are part of what make our city. Let’s not be one of those other cities that does not allow this opportunity to those who want to improve their lives and at the same time bring culture to those who want the Taco Trucks.

  1153. Daniel Gonzalez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:03 am

    you cant get rid of our taco trucks, those are an important part of what makes Los Angeles what it is. We will not go quietly into the night while people take our tacos from us.

  1154. Angie Rodriguez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:04 am

    The Taco Trucks are a part of Los Angeles that the people here love. It’s part of our culture, we have something here that not alot of people have in other places. These people are just trying to make a living, they are not adding to the crime on the streets, that’s where the focus should be.

  1155. Fernando Torres signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Stop wasting time and money trying to get rid of our stuff, when there are more important issues to be worrried about like actual crimes such as robbery, burglary, murders, gangs, etc!
    Lets worry about real issues, please!!! Like the gas prices =(

  1156. Veronica Salazar signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:07 am

    In a time where our resources are limited, our city leaders should be focused on education for our youth instead of going after people that all they want to do is make a living for their families. Our economy is so bad that crime will inevitably increase and we should not be filling up our jails with hard working people. I am tired of having my tax dollars spent on things that make no sense and only benefit special interests.

  1157. jennifer bruce signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:08 am

    viva la carnitas!

  1158. Desiree Martinez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:09 am

    It’s a normal business like any other.Should not be allowed to take away.These people are trying a to make a decent living unlike selling drugs.

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!!!!

  1159. Graciela Mora signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:10 am

    Save the taco trucks!!!!!

  1160. Beatriz Torres signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:11 am

    Please, people lets support our loncheras who are run by good people trying to make a decent living. This will only provoke more crime in the streets and poverty in our gente. Let get real and start paying attention to real issues here!

  1161. Haydee Urita-Lopez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:13 am

    As a voting and tax paying citizens, my whole family and I demand our elected officials, whom WE VOTED for to SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS! I fully support the desent and hardworking efforts of TAQUEROS! As stated, CARNE ASADA IS NOT A CRIME! Please USE MY TAX PAYER money to EFFECTIVELY resolve urban quality of life issues and equal access to education! How about quality and affordable housing, more green space, more youth programs, affordable day care, less traffic, etc.,. Please, again I urge you to focus on the real pressing issues affecting our county and stop scapegoating people that work hard and humbly provide an essential service to our community.
    Respectfully Submitted,
    Haydee Urita-Lopez


  1162. on May 8th, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Taco trucks are the finishing touch to a great night out easy way to kill a Hangover! ARRIBA CON LOS TACOS a las 3 de la manana!

  1163. Jovana Aguilar signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Any one has the right of winning their money. Its a lot better to have a Taco Stand that someone selling drugs or stealing!!!

  1164. Daisy signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Dont take our loncheras!

  1165. Erika Gonzales signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Tacos at 2 am who can beat that!? Dont make us go on a wild goose chase for our tacos.

  1166. Elisa Sahagun signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:15 am

    save the taco trucks please

  1167. MIchael Galbe signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:16 am

    I support the TAco Trucks and the workers!

  1168. Bianca Gonzalez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:16 am

    What consideration was made in requiring street food vendors, or “taco trucks” to relocate every hour? With such rigid time restrictions, how are these vendors able to make a viable living if half their time is spent breaking down and setting up their food stands? Legislation like this is ill-thought out and a waste of time and effort to enforce.

  1169. MIchael Galbe signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:16 am

    I support the taco trucks!

  1170. Ruth Perez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Why just the taco trucks? Why not all trucks?

    Stop wasting tax payers money on ridiculous subjects such as the taco trucks! Selling tacos is not a crime! Spend my money on fighting REAL crimes such as: murders, rape, drug dealers. Do something usefull with tax payers money! STOP PUTTING INOCENT PEOPLE BEHIND BARS!! STOP WASTING OUR TIME AND MONEY!!!!

  1171. GRACIELA RIVAS signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:17 am

    got tacos? SAVE THEM form GLORIAZILLA!!!

  1172. Oscar Hernandez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Taco Trucks are a trademark to LA county! They don’t hurt anyone, they just feed us all delicious tacos. Don’t take them away…..

  1173. Marlene Ramirez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Taco Trucks are the foundation of our culture. We rather eat in a taco truck then go inside a restaurant with our family because the hospitality is better, the service is faster, and most importantly the price is right.
    For the same reason that some good restaurants are not open at 11:00p.m, so you go to a taco truck or taco stand they never let you down and the taste is always the same “your satisfied” and different variety of taste. The best part is that you can see them cooking your food as they give it to you personaly. U can’t get that in a regular restaurant.

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS-EAST L.A IS COUNTING ON YOU!

  1174. Amanda Fernandez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Down with Del Taco, up with the Taco Truck!

  1175. BERTHA VILLAFUERTE signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:22 am

    THIS IS BULLSHIT!!!

  1176. Ray signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:23 am

    It just boggles my mind to understand that Taco trucks is a top priority! Especially during the budget crunch of Los Angeles.
    Why would you pull valuable resources to enforce this crazy initiative. Why NOW? Why is it SO important Now?
    Why doesn’t the city see this as an opportunity to MAKE Money.. Create some zoning and have them pay there fair share.. And keep the Taco trucks. No wonder they have no cash!
    So Gloria Molina.. Do you represent the voice of the people or the big corporate food chains??

  1177. Bob Makela signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Don’t the city council have more important issues to tackle? Get your priorities straight, folks.

  1178. Jess Vega signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:25 am

    TACO TRUCKS ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!

  1179. saurabh tak signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:25 am

    There’s a simple rule to follow when picking a side in a business battle: usually the side that cries ‘ unfair competition ‘and asks the government to intervene is to be shunned. Compete don’t whine. Got it restaurants?

  1180. Monica Valentino signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Taco trucks low prices make it affordable for many families to eat out. We help the taco trucks earn a living and they help feeding us at affordable prices. If they’re taken out… many more street vendors with out licenses will arise and that is a FACT!!

  1181. Adriana Delgado signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Down With The Man!! You will not take my after the club spot away. I need my tacos!!

  1182. Jose Arrieta signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:29 am

    I Want My Tacos And I Want Them Now!!!

  1183. abi signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:31 am

    SAVE OUR CARNE!!!!

  1184. Ruth Alvarez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:33 am

    IT IS UNFAIR TO SHUT BUSINESSES LIKE THESE DOWN WHEN THEIR IS REAL CRIME ON THE STREETS THAT THE CITY COUNCIL SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT. GOOD WAY TO SHOW THAT YOU GUYS ARE TAKING ON THE BIG ISSUES!!!

  1185. MONICA REYES signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:33 am

    VIVA BREAKFAST BURRITOS!!

  1186. Anthony signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:33 am

    I love the TACOS, minus well take away Taco Bell too! Taco bell has nothing on these tacos!! They are the best!!

  1187. Lisa Flores signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Save the taco trucks!

  1188. beatriz signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:34 am

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!!!

  1189. BETTY signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:36 am

    RUTH pelase!!!!!! SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!!
    IT ISN’T FAIR TO ALL THOSE PEOLE WHO LIVE OFF THEM :(

  1190. angie aguilar signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:37 am

    you know you like tacos too!

  1191. Maria Flores signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:37 am

    I understand that there is some major controversy that has been sparked due to the new ordinance. Both sides have some compelling arguments, however, while I do not feel the need to get disrespectful, this ordinance is really not what the city of Los Angeles needs. What we need is a compromise. Healthy competition is the backbone of a thriving economy, and if anyone has noticed, it could use some thriving these days. Understandably, tradition restaurants feel threatened and worried about there business- these are hard times!!! That does not merit attacking one type of business with an ordinance that seems incredibly unfair and biased towards a particular group of citizens.
    A compromise is what the city needs. Not an unfair ordinance, and not necessarily allowing taco trucks to “take over”, but in no way eliminating them! They need to be preserved, the food is delicious and the price is customer friendly.TACO TRUCKS ARE HERE TO STAY!!!!!

  1192. Lynda Villasenor signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:37 am

    I love the taco in highland park on 43rd!

  1193. Kim Ngoc Le signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:38 am

    the taco trucks are the best

  1194. BETTY signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:38 am

    arriba la carne!!!!!el pueblo unido jamas sera vencido!!!!
    SAve the Taco trucks!!!!
    por favor!!! :D

  1195. CHERRY signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:38 am

    BETTY I KNOW U CAN DO IT WE NEED TO SAVE THESE TRUCKS VIVA LA RAZA!! EL PUEBLO UNIDO JAMAS SERA VENCIDO!!!!!!!
    EL PUEBLO UNIDO JAMAS SERA VENCIDO!!!!!!!
    EL PUEBLO UNIDO JAMAS SERA VENCIDO!!!!!!!
    EL PUEBLO UNIDO JAMAS SERA VENCIDO!!!!!!!
    EL PUEBLO UNIDO JAMAS SERA VENCIDO!!!!!!!

  1196. Sapna Wahi signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:40 am

    I support the taco trucks! Please focus on the city’s many real problems instead of diverting resources to stop hardworking people from making an honest living.

  1197. Steven Parra signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Are you kidding me Gloria Molina. You’re a Latina and you’re going against your own RAZA. That’s not cool man. Taco Trucks are what makes LA the place to be. You don’t see taco trucks in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, or Berkeley the way you do in LA. That’s our History being taken away from us!!!

  1198. Alex signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Save the tacos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1199. Jaime signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Selling Tacos is not a Crime!
    Focus on fighting crime on real issues!!!

  1200. Elsa Martinez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:44 am

    let’s save them tacos!

  1201. Eileen Lewis signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Save the taco trucks!!

  1202. Erica Torrez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Molina, who’s side are you on? Aren’t you supposed to be L.A’s peoples voice and not the business food chain’s?
    Concentrate on important issues that will help beautify our county. There are many resources that the county lacks such as health care, youth programs, and education. These are the things thtat should be givin priority.
    PLEASE stop wasting our tax money by taking away a decent living for many lonchera families and stop filling our jails with inocent people that their only “crime” is to provide their family with a decent living through hard work and exposing themself to dangers such as robery and at times even murders.
    Take action, but on issues that are importatnt to LA residents. Don’t be fool and use those degress you have to better our county, not to make it worse.
    Vivan las loncheras y taqueros and all the hard working people trying to survive in tough times like these.
    XOXO

  1203. ABEL SALCIDO JR. signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:45 am

    PLEASE LET PEOPLE EARN A HONEST LIVING. MAKING TACOS IS A HARD JOB A LOT OF WORK GOES INTO MAKING A GOOD TACO. HUGO’S TACOS IN EAST L.A. ARE GOOD HOW ABOUT KING TACO’S TRUCKS ARE THEY INCLUDED? OR IS KING TACO BACKING THIS CRAZY ASS LADY TRYING TO TAKE OUR TACOS AWAY. HOW ABOUT VILLARIAGOSA STEP UP CARNAL AND BACK UP THE HARD WORKING PEOPLE.

  1204. Shawn C. Newmann signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Salvas Las Trocas!

  1205. Daniel Lara signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:46 am

    taco truck –> food –> happy worker –> better products and mejor quality life para todos!

  1206. Alicia Aguilar signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Save the taco trucks.

  1207. Stefanie signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Arriba las loncheras!!!

  1208. Yesenia signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Why not spend the moneyon cathcing real criminals and not hard working people.

  1209. Michelle Montano signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:47 am

    I support the Taco trucks and they are just making an honest living. Gloria Molina, I am sure there are more important things to worry about in East L.A. than going after the taco truck.

  1210. Tavo Hernandez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Taco trucks are as important to the L.A. landscape as the Hollywood sign! SAVE OUR TRUCKS!!!


  1211. on May 8th, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Save the Taco Trucks!!

  1212. Myrna Andrea Diaz signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:52 am

    I totally support our taco trucks…they provide wonderful service to the community and promote jobs to many people.

    I support the people’s right to free enterprise!

    Hasta La Victoria!

  1213. Alicia Duran signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:52 am

    There are serious crimes going on out and police need to be handling those instead picking on people making a living. The community embraces these the taco trucks for providing good and inexpensive meals. Get a life Molina!!! Start bulding up task forces to reduce real crime instead.

  1214. Bruce Melchor signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Save the taco trucks!!!

  1215. Jesus Tamez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Save the Taco Truck… The taco is one of best eating things!!!…and contain protein!! jeje

  1216. Rebecca Dean signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:54 am

    This can’t be happening!

  1217. kevin signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:55 am

    i don’t even live in LA, but this is going too far!

  1218. Brian Huntington signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:57 am

    We are LA. We are a rainbow of diversity. And the taco truck is our calling card.

  1219. Toan Nguyen signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Please save the taco trucks. This will ruin a lot of jobs, lives and great places to eat for those who enjoy the different cultural foods in LA. I am a county employee and work in the same building as the board members but do not support their effort on this matter!

  1220. Elvira Martinez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:59 am

    There are more serious problems we should be spending our energy on. Taco trucks are not the problem.

  1221. emma signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:59 am

    tacos trucks! <3

  1222. LORENA HERNANDEZ signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:59 am

    SAVE THE LONCHERAS!!!!!!!!!!!

  1223. Kevin Alpuche signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Makes no sense to waste tax payers money to enforce a new law that does nothing but hurt an already struggling economy!
    Use that time and effort for something to improve LA .

  1224. Araceli Sandoval signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:01 am

    The Supervisors office should focus on more important battles that really plague our community. Tacos-give me a break! We all love a great taco and most have eaten from a taco truck. Stop picking on these business men so they can earn an honorable living!

  1225. Cynthia signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:03 am

    save the trucks!

  1226. Edgard Alvarez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:03 am

    I LOVE MY TACO TRUCKS!

  1227. Maruvia signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Dont they have anything better to do? where am I supposed to go after the Club? como fragan!

  1228. Christopher Wyatt signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:04 am

    I LOVE MY TACO TRUCKS MAN!

  1229. ELIZABETH RAMIREZ signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:05 am

    YOU PEOPLE R CRAZY IF YOU THINK WE CAN LIVE WITHOUT OUR TACO TRUCKS !!!! NO WAY JOSE , WE WILL
    NOT LET YOU TAKE OUR TASTY TACO TRUCKS AWAY .

    UR OUT OF UR MIND

    TACO TRUCKS TACO TRUCKS TACO TRUCKS TACO TRUCKS

  1230. Claudia signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:08 am

    R u kidding us?! Not happening; not in a million yrs. You would have to get rid of all latinos in So Cal before this happens

  1231. Edith Sanchez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:11 am

    East Los Angeles has enough of other problems please focuse your problem solving on them. It is a shame to know Gloria Molina is a Hispanic….

  1232. Ana Monugian signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:11 am

    How do taco trucks hurt anyone? There are so many other issues, true issues… How about funding for education for starters? What does it say about our society when we are trying so hard to hold people down? Taco vendors are just trying to make a living like everyone else, and it is wrong to purposely hurt them… besides, what do we do without our tacos?

  1233. Jesenia signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Whatever happened to the free market! Consumer is king and we love taco trucks!

  1234. Ennio Ochoa signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Tacos Rule!

    (from trucks)

  1235. Rick signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:13 am

    What they really want to do is TAX MORE the taco trucks just kuz they know the business profits parking violation is and excuse. greedy peeps still want to target our hard working communities get off our backs we trying to move up whats next a taco truck corporation some how run by our own goverment investores to take share of profits???

  1236. Edna signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Tacos from the taco truck are the best tacos in town….
    Save our taco trucks.

  1237. Dean Chou signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:14 am

    stupid people makes stupid rules……

    I heat Taco Truck!!!

  1238. Jennifer Moncayo signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Taco trucks are not a crime. Please focus your political efforts on providing better healthcare and education, including after-school programs for the people in District 1. These are highly more important issues to all of us tax payers then a taco truck on our local corner. Get some perspective on what is important to the voters and your constituents.

  1239. Karla signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:20 am

    TACOS ARE THE BEST AT 1 AM. WHERE ELSE ARE WE SUPPOST TO GO WHEN EVERY RESTAURANT IS CLOSED. SUPERVISOR MOLINA WHATS NEXT TO BAND? HOT CHEETOS?????

  1240. Saul Martinez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:21 am

    This ordinance is unfairly targeting the latino population. It is sad that racism continues to effect public policy in 2008

  1241. LESLIE POLANCO signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:22 am

    WHATS NEXT NO MORE STREET VENDORS, OH WAIT!
    ESTAN LOCOS!!!!
    This is more than the fight to save our trucks, it is a fight to preservation LA culture.

  1242. David Hurtado signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Save the tacos truck. thank you

  1243. mark allen signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:24 am

    save the taco trucks! Visitors to my small business patronize the truck down the street from us, it’s good for our economy.

  1244. Pablo Salanova signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Carnitas no son criminales tampoco

  1245. Jennifer Garcia signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Taco Trucks are the best. Its shouldn’t be a crime for people to make a living, trying to support their families, trying to pay for their bills !!!

  1246. ANA QUINTERO signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:32 am

    This is very disturbing. Dont hurt those that make an honest living, they have families to feed just like you Gloria!!!

  1247. Rosa Avalos signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Politics are jus trying to get rid of HISPANICS, but like George Lopez said “WE AIN’T GOING NO WHERE,” and that’s the truth!!!!!

  1248. Ivette Delgado signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:36 am

    It’s a shame that when people want to provide a decent living for their families by working hard they are being threaten with fines and jail time. Take a look around and focus your attention on matters that are really ruining our daily lives!

  1249. Nelson Meza signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:36 am

    I Love Taco Trucks!! These people who are trying to eliminate them need to “go suck a lemon, and stop being so sour about them.” They are great, and they are people who are trying to make money to support there families! So leave them alone and let them make there money.

  1250. Neel Garlapati signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:37 am

    LA is a true Pacific Rim city, and one of the only places in the world where you can experience the street food and cultures of Latin America, Asia, and beyond. Let’s not continue to gentrify all of the heart, culture and good food out of LA!

  1251. shane gonzales signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:42 am

    why would they just get rid of the truck. why don’t they just check the truck that not supposed to come

  1252. YARELY LOPEZ signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:43 am

    DONT DO THAT ITS NOT HARMING ANY1…

  1253. Jeanette Garcia signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Taco Trucks isn’t a crime!!!! They aren’t hurting anyone… They do taxes too…. People who dont do taxes should be the ones who get fined or go to jail…. Politics are dumb for hurting innocent people

  1254. Maribel S. signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:43 am

    LEAVE TACO TRUCKS ALONE!!!!!!! THEY R MY FAVORITE ESPECIALLY THE ONE IN LA PUENTE ON VALLEY!!!!!!!!!!

  1255. Catherine Thomen signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Taco trucks are a vital part of East LA’s culture, not a crime. I think Supervisor Molina’s efforts would be better focused on important district issues such as healthcare and education. Lets keep the important issues in perspective and think about what really affects our district.

  1256. Maico Dozier signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:46 am

    why do they want to close a small business down? what’s wrong with these people?
    VIVAN LAS LONCHERAS!? DAME MIS TACOS DE ASADA!!!

  1257. Jackieline Reyes signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Come on, give the people trying to make an honest living a break. Instead of making it harder for them, why not make it easy for them to get a permit, or whatever it is they need. We will all win with it! They will continue to have a job and we will continue to enjoy the delicious tacos.

  1258. Chino Campos signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:47 am

    INSTEAD OF GOING AFTER THESE HARD WORKING PEOPLE LETS GO AFTER CROOKED CITY COUNCIL PEOPLE AND OTHER SO CALLED LEADERS LIKE, FABIAN NUNEZ, ROCKY DELGADILLO, JANICE HAHN WHO CONTINUALLY SPEND FUNDS ON RIDICULOUS CAUSES. ARRIBA CON THE TACO TRUCKS!

  1259. Narciso signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:48 am

    You first need to look at the outcome on jobs.
    Second and far most, if these workers with trucks are Americans, take care of them an keep out the people from the Far East.

  1260. Myrna signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:49 am

    I LOVE TACO TRUCKS!!! man they act like they dont like them either…you know that when they leave the club at 1am they go eat sum tacos from the taco trucks.

  1261. Julia signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:50 am

    If loving taco trucks and especially al pastor is a crime then I stand convicted.

  1262. Jasmin Pivaral signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Cuando muere la cultura muere la gente

  1263. Elizabeth Edmunds signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:57 am

    This is a frivolous restriction which should not be passed!

  1264. Mike signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:58 am

    VIVA LA REVOLUCION!

    VIVA LA TACOS!!!

  1265. Carmen Sandoval signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:58 am

    The Supervisors office should focus on more important battles that really plague our community!!!

  1266. Cheryl Spreier signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:59 am

    I have never eaten from a taco truck, but they are part of Southern California and would miss seeing them.

  1267. Myrna signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:00 am

    1 year in jail are you kidding me the population in jail is high enough dont you think. CARNE ASADA TACOS ISNT A CRIME. Maybe you should send I dont know CRIMINALS to jail.

  1268. Yessica Santiago signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:04 am

    These are people that have suffered to get here and are making a living the right way. Its where they get the money to support their families. These people are not causing any harm. Where are our leaders. Stop the racism stop the descrimination and let us live our lives. Taco power, hispanic power, beaner power!

  1269. Derek signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Taco Truck Allstars!

  1270. Zachary Hornung signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Best food, culture, and people come from these monuments of food. To close them down is a crime itself.

  1271. Nicole Andrade signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:07 am

    there is no point to this but to target latinos. making food is not a crime.

  1272. Maricela Huerta signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:08 am

    This is how people survive, selling tacos!!!

  1273. Ann R signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:09 am

    I lived off one of those taco trucks for a year. I made friends, they made money, I was fed. To place such restrictions on their business is a beaurocratic measure meant to stifle true capitalism at work. Can’t we spend our tax dollars keeping corruption out of gov’t offices, and child molesters out of our schools?

  1274. Graciela Buenrostro signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Tacos are the best

  1275. Luciralia Ibarra signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Don’t be stupid. Save the trucks.

  1276. Amy E. signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:15 am

    What the heck? The taco trucks make the best tacos in L.A. and they are cheap too! Give me a break and put your efforts into stopping street violence instead.

  1277. Evonne Gallardo signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:17 am

    This is the same thing as white-washing a significant and historical mural. Please reconsider the tradition of taco trucks in the unincorporated areas of L.A. This is one of the few things that still make L.A. unique and not another commercialized model of America’s urban landscape.

  1278. Allison signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:17 am

    My boyfriend will be the grumpiest person EVER if these are taken away…PLEASE PLEASE, for my sanity, SAVE THE TACO TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!!

  1279. Hector Herrera signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Taco trucks are a way of life for the people of Los Angeles. Not only that, but they the jobs of thousands of honest living men and women who consider that their form of incom. They are causing no one harm and Gloria Molina has forgotten where she has came from to hop on the bandwagon of this ridiculous issue.

  1280. Paola Garcia signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:21 am

    The Board of Supervisors should focus less on the hard working people trying to earn a living and more on themselves and the ridiculous amount of money they continue to spend day in and day out on meaningless legislation. (After all these Taco trucks do have permits, licenses, etc.)

  1281. Sean Rowley signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:27 am

    In my 10 years of living here, I’ve never been bothered by a Taco Truck, but I’ve been annoyed by politicians. Can we get rid of them instead?

  1282. Jesse Moya signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:28 am

    People need to work and people want to eat tacos. Saving the trucks is a no brainer!

  1283. Brett Dallinger signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Save the Trucks!

  1284. Letty Mendez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Save the trucks, they are just trying to make a living!

  1285. Karina Rabadan signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:33 am

    This is so ridiculous.It just shows how ignorant some people are instead of getting rid of the drug dealers or gangsters in our community they want to get rid of the few people that are out there trying to make a decent living to provide for the family.And also satisfy us by giving us the best tacos.SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!!!


  1286. on May 8th, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Whatcha thinkin’, Molina? We love our taco trucks!

  1287. Elaine signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Gloria Molina: shame on you.

  1288. Martha Bado signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Save the trucks!

  1289. Will signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:37 am

    It’s an outrage that the city needs to pick on these poor people. There are more important thkngs that need to be done other than harrasing the taco trucks.

  1290. David Velez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Save the Taco Trucks

  1291. Henry Lopez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:39 am

    We need a city wide day of the Taco Truck. Where everyone goes out and eats at their local taco truck.

  1292. jussie smollett signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:39 am

    This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard in a long time. You really need something better to do. This is harmless and brings help and joy to a lot of people.

  1293. Jose Vargas signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:40 am

    the man is always taking away the good things about this city!!!

  1294. Henry Lopez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:40 am

    TACO DAY is August 4, 2008.

  1295. Cindy Kim signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:51 am

    This is ridiculous. Is there really nothing better that the city could be doing, that they have to attack taco trucks??

  1296. Karina Jimenez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Apparently our politicians have too much time on their hands; they really should focus their time and energy on more important issues like Schwarzenegger’s 5 billion cut to the school system.

  1297. melissa franck signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:52 am

    we can not ban the taco trucks. In some cases, its the main source of income for a family. Do you feel ok sleeping with that on your shoulders? think about it. Save the taco trucks.

  1298. Katie McMillan signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Tacos bring such bliss and pleasure to so many lives. Please don’t take my tacos away.

  1299. The Duke of Los Angeles signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:55 am

    A lot of stupid people out there. Instead of trying to shut the working class down, they should be focusing more on drugs, gangs, and corrupt police officers that try to bring down simple things like a taco truck. Stupid politicians make me mad first is gas, then food, now even stupid stamps are costing even more. That’s why I say don’t hate Obama 08! Peace!

  1300. jeanne kuntz signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:56 am

    It is sad that this form of providing sustenance and preserving culture is being attacked. Let’s put our government focus on more important issues, such as education, health care and after school programs for those in need. I’m saddened that, at a time when resources are at a premium, this is how they are being squandered.

  1301. Lisa Martinez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    I completly aggree with everyone above (except the whole Obama 08 thing)

  1302. Gabriela Garcia signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Gloria Molina I do not understand you
    I can not wait until the day you are out of office

  1303. Susan Moore signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  1304. Bety M. signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Those taco trucks are one of the best things about LA!

  1305. jose barba signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    save out loncheras

  1306. Dennis Culver signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Viva Taco!

  1307. Eddie Acevedo signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    I love the Taco Trucks. They are better then most of the food out there. Just another way to try to screw hard working people!!!

  1308. Mario VIllafan signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    This is ridcules!

  1309. Oliver Buchanan signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    i’m in full support, i love taco trucks!

  1310. Michelle Mojica signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    si se puede! save the taco trucks!!!!

  1311. James McKeever signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    this seems to be an attempt to protect more established businesses from competition. But it also smacks of racism and taking advantage of a vulnerable population.

  1312. Diego Reynosa signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Don’t Take away our taco trucks. They are the thread that hold our society together.

  1313. Julio Muro signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    tengo hambre! y la troka is right there to save me every time!!! Goria Molina, you’re wasting our taxpaying money on this!! What a waste.

  1314. James Randol signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    What’s next? Gardners, maid service, mechanics; why not just get rid of the Mayor? He’s not for any on but him self!

  1315. Diego Reynosa signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Take away mcdonald’s and walmart Not Taco Trucks. You keep your foot on the mom and pop’s there is gonna be nothing left but the have and have nots.

  1316. Angela Barba signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Seriously? Are taco trucks such a problem in the streets of L.A.? I thought it was gangs and such. I feel safer now that our politicians are insuring that no innocent bystander is tacoed whilst working. Maybe next they can tackle the problem of the corn man pushing his dangerous corn to children…TO CHIlDREN. He has my sister hooked!!

  1317. brenda signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    save the taco trucks.
    what’s next?

  1318. ozzy hernandez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    it seems like molina has been bought out by big corporations and chains including king taco to make it harder on this excellent source of food trucks to run them out of bussiness. this people have families to support and they got tacos we want to eat! CORRUPTED OFFICIAL WASTING OUR TAX PAYERS MONEY ON A NON ISSUE!!! LETS GET HER OUT OF OFFICE!!!!!

  1319. Gisella Salguero signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT MY CARNE ASADA TACOS ON LATE NIGHTS!!

  1320. teela hernandez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    save the taco trucks!!

  1321. Heidi Zender signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    This is great, heard you on the radio today, you sound hot. Good luck. =]

  1322. Sergio Hernandez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    ViVa Los TaCos!!! & ViVa MoZ!

  1323. Johanna Galvan signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    SAVE THE TRUCKS!<333
    This is ridiculous!
    Taco trucks rule!

  1324. Valeire Mireles signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    “Let’s worry about the ecomony, not about someone trying to make a living.”

    I 2nd that!

  1325. Aly López signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Save the trucks!

  1326. jazmin gamonal signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    This is how some families have been making a living for years, why should it be a problem now.

  1327. Sylvia Cordova signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    There is so much more serious things to worry about, Wisen up !!!!


  1328. on May 8th, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    seriously, can you imagine los angeles without taco trucks.

  1329. Devon Martin signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    save the roach coaches….they may cause bad things to happen inside your stomach, but its the best feeling when its gettin in there! they are harmless and should be completely left alone. they dont bother anyone. or at least they shouldnt. just some people tryin to make a buck….instead of wasting time and money on this, people should be worrying about getting rid of the things that really matter in our community. try the drug dealers, the gangbangers, etc….try that before you take away honest, hardworking people and there taco trucks!

  1330. Brian Hartstein signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Taco trucks are there to server the community.

  1331. Carmen Amaya signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    I am Salvadorian, but my kids and I –we love tacos and when is injustice, there are not borders-we are one! It’s really sad that taco trucks are the issue for the politicians or police, instead of violence! Does not make any sense to me that they are looking the taco trucks as a problem… they should be proud of these people who works inside these trucks even during hot days, they still working hard because they are working hard to feed their families! The politicians should help them instead of harassing them!

  1332. mallory signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    taco, taco! burrito, burrito! taco kisses for my ben!

  1333. Joey Cheatham signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    VIVA LOS TACO TRUCKS!

  1334. Erin Sorensen signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Taco trucks have great inexpensive food, why wouldn’t I support them!

  1335. maricela lazcano signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    I hope this doesn’t pass. I like my tacos at 2 in the morning :)

  1336. Jayson Giannone signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    salvas las trocas

  1337. Michael McCormick signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Everyone has a right to live the american dream….and what better way than to sell tacos from a truck. Great food for a low price.

  1338. Eduardo Rodriguez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    There are such greater problems in the world, the focus should be on how to lower the costs of living and better our economy.

  1339. Reem signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    With the governor of California threatening to close our state parks and cutting funding for public schools, I think the efforts of our city council need to be focussed elsewhere. What about public transportation in our city instead of using tax dollars to track down taco truck operators parked for more than an hour? Ridiculous use of time, energy and resources…

  1340. A. Garcia signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    This is a discrimination issue NOT an economy issue. Are the taco trucks on movie sets expected to move every hour? Of course not. Why? Because they are feeding people who are very wealthy. There is no reason for this act of discrimination on our community. I call for a restaurant boycott!

  1341. Amanda Bell signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    I LOVE TACOS!!!!

  1342. Ismael Cueva signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Might as well ban ice cream trucks while they’re at it. Who’s idea was this?

  1343. Esmeralda signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    What’s wrong with tacos?? There The Best!!!!
    ♥♥I Love Tacos!!!! ♥♥


  1344. on May 8th, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Taco trucks are great, I fully support the taco trucks. There’s one close to my home and their tacos are GREAT!
    What’s next, no more Ice cream man for the kids?
    Give people a break. Who’s complaning about this, Mc Donalds? SAVE THE TRUCKS CARAJO!!!!!!!!

  1345. Nancy Noriega signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Let these hard-working people be! They’re making a living by offering us inexpensive and yummy food. What’s wrong with that? Come on…. jail time?

  1346. Liza Avalos signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    WE ALL LOVE TACOS!!! IT’S NOT A CRIME!!!


  1347. on May 8th, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Al pastor!!!

  1348. Ray signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    The San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco Bay Area support your efforts to save the trucks, we love our taco trucks too

  1349. Terra Vega signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    SAVE OUR TRUCKS!!!! KEEP EM ALIVE!!!!

  1350. Kim signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    America is ungrateful.

  1351. Alma Vargas signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    C’mon!???

  1352. Sheena Morris signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Please save the trucks!!! lol…they are the BOMB!!!!

  1353. JANELLE SANCHEZ signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    I’ll take 3 tacos de asada please!!!!!!!
    DON’T TAKE THE TRUCKS AWAY!

  1354. johnney chong signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Save the trucks and there will be a grande fiesta en mis pantalones.

  1355. Tim Ferris signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    So let me get this straight: Now, in this time of looming energy crisis, our Taco Trucks will be forced, by law, to drive around looking for a new parking place, hourly. We, the hungry, will then drive around hunting for our Taco Truck’s current location. Who does this benefit? This law doesn’t make anything better. It just makes everything worse. What a bunch of bureaucratic baloney!!

  1356. Cary Gillenwater signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    This is not only racist, but biased against the working class as well. Not only do the people that run the trucks benefit financially and contribute to the community in turn, these trucks are sometimes the only way some workers can have a warm lunch. It is affordable as well as accessible (both literally and culturally in many cases). Furthermore, it is critical that they be made safer and healthier, and the best way to do this is to legitimize them.

  1357. Alejandra Escobar signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    There is sooo many things wrong with California, crime, our school system, economy, poverty… Don’t our policy makers have better things to do then to punish these productive members of our society. They are just trying to make a living.

  1358. Ted Cammo signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Save em!

  1359. Yari Bautista signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Gloria Molina needs to chase criminals not hard working people. She needs to stop eating period.

  1360. Nancy Rivera signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

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

  1361. Rocio Mendoza signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    This would be a direct blow to our communities and if passed would be another example of covert discriminatory practices against a specific group of people.

  1362. janet signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    go tacos!!!!!!

  1363. Isabel Rios signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    I think that the people behind all this are racist and have nothing better to do. Its sad how they go after hard working people. I believe that these Taco Trucks are a part of Los Angeles and that many, many people here love. It’s part of our culture, we have something here that not alot of people have in other places. These people are just trying to make a living, they are not adding to the crime on the streets, that’s where the focus should be. Leave our Tacos trucks alone.

  1364. phillip orozco signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    When people start losing their homes, children, and lives by chasing the taco dragon, then let the govt’ worry. Til then how bout they try catching the mo’fo’ who robbed my house!

    albuquerque is behind the trucks!

  1365. Paulina Chavez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    I hope our council members will open their eyes and see that there are more important things to worry about in Los Angeles (crime, pollution, EDUCATION REFORM, etc.) than chasing down hard-working people just trying to accomplish the “American Dream” one step at a time. Salva las trocas!

  1366. Danny Rodas signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    These trucks drive to work sites and provide a great service to people. Nuff said!

  1367. Edgar Briseno signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    I always eat from the taco trucks! They have the best foods.
    LA County has nothing better to do than to chase hardworking people!
    GET A LIFE!

  1368. Fernando Naranjo signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Doesn’t LA have bigger problems to solve like child molesters in our schools or maybe sloving murders. Molina and the rest of these JACK****S need to stop and take a good look at what this city truly needs. Molina needs to come down from Beverly Hills or whever she lives and eat a carne asada taco con todo.

  1369. Patricia Ramos signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    I hope the the city council realizes that by doing this it wont only hurt people’s life but will increase the racism n hate towards the government.

  1370. Angel Torres signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Molina, you should be ashamed of yourself. Your ridiculous attempt to ban Taco trucks would not only be a move against the culture in Los Angeles but would also help bring about a bigger economic crisis to the already hard hit Latino community. But I guess that doesn’t matter to you? You rather see to it that the interests of the big business go through.

  1371. Abel Martinez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    The trucks are not illegitimate and have just as much right to make a profit as business owners who rent property. This whole campaign to wipe out these mobile entrepreneurs seems motivated by greed esp. on the part of the city which collects sales and property tax from restaurants that rent space. No thanks Sra. Molina.

  1372. Pilar Salazar signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Business rely on these trucks to offer their employees lunch. Our economy needs Taco trucks.

  1373. Eliana Ortega signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Save the tacos!!!!
    Taco trucks rules!!!!!

  1374. Grady Winn signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Absolute outrage. The taco trucks make better food than most restaurants come close to. Chipotle is behind is this…

  1375. Brieanne Buttner signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    The problem in LA is not the taco trucks or stands or hot dog vendors. The problem is that the city government is in the pocket of rich investors and business people who want to turn downtown and the surrounding areas into Downtown Disney. This step is just a small part of the overall picture but attacks our very right to buy and sell items from our own community and not owned by a corporation. Gloria Molina is a sell out.

  1376. Harry Garner signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    This proposed regulation is specious.

  1377. Leticia Castañeda signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Taco trucks have earned the right to be honored as part of the Los Angeles culture and landscape.

    I implore the Ms. Molina and the city council to respect their contribution to our communities and leave them be.

  1378. Agustin Ruelas signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    save taco trucks in LA!!!

  1379. Renee Rivas signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Keep on charging the enemy so long as there is life!!

  1380. Kelly Ann signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Hell no they deserve the right to be here

  1381. Hugo Jimenez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    They have the right to be there, u cannot take those trucks aways they mean more than just food, they mean unity, friendship, etc., but most importantly culture.

  1382. R. Irwin signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    I strongly disagree with LA City Council’s intention to ban taco trucks from our streets. These vendors provide an important alternative to other fast food such as McDonald’s, Jack in the Box, Burger King, etc. The food is of much better quality and has a homemade flavor. I have enjoyed taco trucks near my East LA worksite for the past six years.
    As they say, Carne Asada is not a crime!

  1383. Martha Mendoza signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Who doesn’t like to eat from the taco trucks, there GREAT!
    Taco Trucks are here to stay!

  1384. miguel sanchez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    we need them

  1385. elizabeth martinez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    These taco trucks make LA a unique place. I am from VA and when I moved here I really felt like it was a great form of independent business that the rest of the country is not lucky enough to have. It seems like a shame that LA is getting more and more corporate and passing legislation like this makes it that much worse.

  1386. Noemi Soto signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    I support peoples ability to work and make a living,, including taqueros. I am also not willing to give up my right to go down the street to my favorite taco truck and eat.

  1387. Ryan Hamilton signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    I strongly disagree with the the LA City Council’s intention to ban taco trucks from our streets. These vendors provide food that is often better quality, more healthful and offer a much better alternative to fast food and restaurants in the area. I have enjoyed my specific taco trucks outside of my work in east LA for the past 7 years and do not want to see this change. Please do the right thing LA City Council and save the taco trucks.
    As they say carne asada is not a crime!
    Better yet carne asada is the better alternative.

  1388. Carlos Preciado signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    These taco trucks are part of the Los Angeles culture. Taking these taco trucks away, is like taking a part of our individual selfs away.

  1389. Michael McCarty signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    I like my hot dog carts here in NY and taco trucks when I visit LA

  1390. Daniel Diaz signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Taco trucks are a cultural part of LA living, save our taco trucks!!!

  1391. marlene signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    save our taco trucks!!!
    der very important for low income families!
    da food der is very healthy n cheap?!

  1392. Elaine Luna signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Taco trucks are a main source of income for many families. It seems unnecessary to create a law that is not truely needed by our city, state, and country, when there are so many other crimes happening in our world. Im making sure to stop and get my taco truck tacos this weekend. Viva Tacos Arisas!!!!

  1393. Gabriela Gomez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    taco trucks do not do anything to any body and shouldnt they foces on the real problems that affects out lives and like they say eating tacos should not be a crime it should be a moment where as me as a mexican america enjoy what my people have done for me

  1394. Bridget Montoya Schum signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    This is ridiculous. I am so happy there is so much support to Save the Taco Trucks!! Everyone tell their friends.

  1395. Sam Hankey signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    This is not fair to the taco Trucks, by Moving they will loose money because people will not be able to find them! I mean common, just let them stay there and feed people their disgusting products so it can rot inside their digestive system! whats the harm there…supply and demand yo!

  1396. CYNTHIA BARRERAS signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    I’m pretty sure there are bigger fish to fry when it comes to using our tax-paid officers to enforce the law. Focus on the drug dealers, tag-artist defacing private property, or j-walkers if they have to but leave the taco trucks alone.

  1397. sean valadez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    where are we going to eat when there is no other good food around but fast food from the food chain stores?

    let the taco trucks live! we live from them and they live from us, its affects economy!!!!

    thanks

  1398. Monica Saucedo signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    This is when u know politicians are not doing their job. Gloria Molina focusing on tacos instead of crime, the economy, or even more important, kids’ education. What kind of leader is this? Not supporting her own race is shameful.

  1399. Ana Ortega signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    I love tacos form the taco trucks. HMMMMM delish

  1400. Lolita J. signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!!!

  1401. Eric Cartmanez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Save those trucks. why do people have to hurt the trucks, they so innocent and delicious

  1402. Ana Vargas signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Hmm how about they try focusing on drugs instead of tacos.

  1403. Andie Davino signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Tacos are yummy

    Damn the empire, save the taco!

  1404. Nick Flores signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    may the taco trucks prosper! Gloria Molina obviously does not know the goodness of these tacos.

  1405. Lorena Mendoza signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    yummy tacos

  1406. mike roch signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    why not have them? they fulfill my every need after a full night of fun !!!! despite the fact that some of em give me the “BG’s” leave em alone !!! i support the local eloteros and taco trucks !!!

  1407. Javier Martinez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    save the trucks!!!!!

  1408. Anahi Gildo signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    i like to eat tacos…. especialy los de adobada :P

  1409. Joanna Bautista signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    leave the taco stands alone! Focus on EDUCATION, LA SCHOOL UNIFED SYSTEM is all out of CONTROL!

  1410. susan rodriguez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    i just had some last night! don’t take them away. it’s part of the culture of LA.

  1411. Felipe Lima signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Save ‘em!

  1412. Lourdes Gomez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Just another ploy to attack illegal immigrants. Since they can’t arrest us they want to take our livelihoods, then arrest us. How about the fucking war on terrorism, when are they going to ban that?!

  1413. Ross signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMM… Tacos…

  1414. Lawrence Melendez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    I love tacos. I love taco trucks. I hate greedy, let me pay $10 for the equivalent of a $4 meal morons who feel overwhelmed by a taco truck. If you lose out because of taco trucks, get a new business. I think LA has some bigger issues to deal with.

  1415. Christopher Diaz-Mihell signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    save our taco trucks

  1416. Sebastian Diaz-Mihell signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    save them

  1417. Lydia Espinoza signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Save the trucks does people are just making a living 4 their family. VIVA LA LONCHERA AND VIVA LOS TACOS HELL YEA.

  1418. Lisette Sierra signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    I love tacos!

  1419. Anike Tourse signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Keep Going!

  1420. Juana Cuiriz signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Taco trucks are part of L.A’s culture, the members of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors should enjoy couple of tacos once in a while and just relax….they need to deal with real issues, like the health care crisis in the County!

  1421. Freddy Abellaneda signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Its our tradition, you can’t take them tacos away, they already took some of our families away from us, don’t take our tradition.

  1422. Job Carder signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Please sign me onto what ever forms needed to keep the taco trucks legal. I have lived off of taco trucks during one time in my life because I couldn’t afford anything else to eat. for five dollars you can’t get a better meal!

  1423. Leo Kotero signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    I can’t believe this is even an issue.

  1424. DEDE signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    KEEP THE TACOS COMING

  1425. TZITZI LOMELI signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    PLEASE CONSIDER OTHER ISSUES WITHIN OUR COUNTY.

  1426. Ramon Esquivel signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    dey just making a living, WTF! people r stupid

  1427. Alexis Cole signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Wow, what has the world come to when our legilators are more worrried about taco trucks than education, budget crises, traffic and other issues that plague their citizens?

    Nothing wrong with a little compeition. If these business can’t take the heat, then they should get out of the kitchen. Long live the taco truck.

  1428. TZITZI LOMELI signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    ….

  1429. Louis Lopez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Tacos All Day Every Day!

  1430. Geronimo Lopez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    It will be a sad day in Los Angeles if this law comes true. Please reconsider.

  1431. Jeanette Briceño signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    This is ridiculous!!! Why is this female putting so much energy and time into this rather than focusing on REAL issues! What’s the problem…she doesn’t like tacos!?

  1432. Adan Chavez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    La Cagan

  1433. Nick Dei Rossi signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Taco trucks are the only thing that makes life in Los Angeles tolerable.

  1434. Joanne Man signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Local trucks are essential to the history, life, and livelihood of Los Angeles. Local trucks owners hold permits, pay fees, and are regularly inspected by the Health and Safety department–much like any other brick and mortar restaurant.


  1435. on May 8th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Amo A Mi Tacos… Porfavor Spread The WORD…

  1436. Zoha Vaezi signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    SAVE THE TRUCKS!


  1437. on May 8th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Amo A Mis Tacos… Porfavor Spread The Word…

    Amor y Paz
    Chinelo

  1438. Lindsay Turple signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    viva carne asada!

  1439. manu reyna signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    more restrictions? absurd, leave the trucks in the streets!

  1440. Elvia (tacos El toro bravo) signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    My family and many others are depending on the taco trucks, SAVE OUR TACOS AND OUR FAMILIES!!!

  1441. Humberto Vasquez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    If the businesses with the tacos trucks on them do not mind them being there why does Gloria Molina care? and since when is she so worried about the taco trucks. She needs to compromise and not inact such strict laws that are useless. Look at all the people out of jobs. Gloria Molina needs to get the ball rolling on that issue and help with the unemployment rate.
    Politicians are never true to what they say.

  1442. Emilio Alvarez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Tacos are my life!!!

  1443. DEYANNA CHAVEZ signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS…….KEEP THE TRADITION….

  1444. Inez Estrada signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    The Familias Need Their Trabajos And If ThEY Rely On Taco Trucks! Please Help Them Families! Save Our Tacos And Our Working Families

  1445. DEYANNA CHAVEZ signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS…..KEEP THE TRADITION…

  1446. Mayra Bardales signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    I Love Taco Trucks!

  1447. Guaca Mole signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    LA resident for 10 years. Dont Dis the Trucks!!

  1448. Alexandra Pedroza signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    They sell the best tacos in the whole world!!!
    Mexicanos vivimos de pura Carne Asada! Dont take that away! Take all american greasy non-home made food away!!!


  1449. on May 8th, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    SALVEN LAS TROCAS!

  1450. vlpak@hotmail.com signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Vivo los carros del taco!

  1451. Tracie Delgado signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    I used to go “taco truck hopping” in glassel park…it was my favorite past time… its a shame what they’re doing… how can taco trucks only stay in one place for an hour and be able to sell?? what about valued returning customers…if they move every hour, how will we find them?!? SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1452. Gerardo M. signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    I am with you Gloria, passing this restriction will definitely help with violence on the streets. Why didn’t I think of this before? This will also help with the Education Level of our schools…with the transportation problem in LA…with the price of Gas…I’m certainly glad us law abiding tax payers are paying your Law making employee’s salaries to come up with these useful restrictions that do nothing but benefit us. Way to go Gloria, I’m with you 100%.

    Sarcasm is great…save the lunch trucks!!!

  1453. Adrianna M. signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Que vivan los tacos al pastor!

  1454. Edward K. signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    what a terrible idea, in so many ways.

  1455. Natalie Hein signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    DON’T DO AWAY WITH DELICIOUS TACOS! what have they ever done to you?

  1456. Maria Elias signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

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

  1457. Rocio signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    USA doesn’t want to provide immigrants with jobs. So they turn to hard labor in the streets. Not by selling drugs or prostitution but by selling food that WE CHOOSE to buy. Eliminating the Taco trucks will not solve the issue but leave hard working people without a job to feed their families.

  1458. krystale triggs signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    we need to eat, and people need to work to support their families. im all for the cause. damn those against the people.

  1459. Cindy Castillo signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    I EAT TACOS!

  1460. jamie signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    i love leo’s tacos!!!

  1461. Robert Mills signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Wasted people need to eat after hitting the clubs,yo! Helps with the sobering process.

    That and it’s food from working class people for working class people!

  1462. Marcia Mills signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Leave the working class alone!

    Tacos all around!

  1463. Karla Rangel signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    I love taco trucks!!! why don’t they use the funds being wasted on this STUPID idea to help communities! man give the money to the schools! USE IT FOR GOOD NOT EVIL!!!

    tacos never hurt anybody!!! well…LOL! maybe if ur stomach cant help it n you got the runs.

  1464. chris parkhurst signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    So I grew up in Glendale, CA. I now live in Nevada, and when I drive home to Glendale, I frequently drive passed my exit and find my way to Leos taco truck parked in eagle rock. I would be very disappointed if it was not there the next time I drove home.

  1465. Ashley Leyva signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    save our taco trucks!

  1466. tyler billingsley signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    save the tacos!!

  1467. samuel shoemaker signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    EAT SH#T and dieee

  1468. anthony l. signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    no.!!!! by the time i get there the truck will be gone.!!!!

  1469. Dan Schum signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    .

  1470. Andrew Bollas signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    we wrote a song about taco trucks. its pretty much the only place robots eat.

  1471. Tony Bollas signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    viva la taco!

  1472. Sheena Fu signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    taco taco long time!

  1473. Ping Fu signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    we own a restaurant and we support the trucks

  1474. Kelly Wright signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    without trucks, what would i eat when im drunk?

  1475. Claudia Chavoya signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    i eat tacos! seriously. i love taco’s

  1476. Juan C. Flores-Rodriguez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Arnold Schwarzenegger and Antonio Villaraigosa want Mexicans out and in turn are doing anything possible to accomplish this feat. It is times like these were we must stand together as a people and push back, LET’S GET THIS LAW RECALLED!!!

  1477. Ronaldo de la corte signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Juana la Cubana esta en la misma localidad sirviendo a la comunidad, y empliados de la corte;jueses,abogados y LA County SHRERRIFFS, y uno que otro “naco” por los ultimos 20 anos. Dejenlos trabajar!
    Viva LA America!

  1478. Ron Martinez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    I never met a taco I didn’t like…

  1479. Erick Delgado signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Whats LA with the Taco Truck around the Corner? D=

  1480. erika signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    please do not pass this law.

  1481. Claudia Hernandez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    what else?!

  1482. Tulia Vazquez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Please keep the taco trucks.

  1483. Rosie ramirez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    COme on, congress men(women) never think about the families.. they should HAve a F N heart..i Hope my signature means something..i would like to help out more..

  1484. G Monterroso signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Defeat the greed!!! This Taco truck mandate is just another way to generate more revenue for the city. $1000 fines or jail time? Sounds like a well planned out shake down by our local government.

  1485. Juan Lopez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Let honest people work!

  1486. Anna Romero signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    They’re like part of the family.

  1487. Daniel Lopez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Save the taco trucks

  1488. Abraham signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    save the taco trucks

  1489. Isabel Cueva signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    These are honest people trying to work hard and we should not get in the way of that. The trucks don’t affect the communities in any negative ways….government needs to focus energy on REAL criminals!

  1490. Erick signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Think about their families.

  1491. Ana Chavez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Sad days are upon us considering the present state of our economy. It is hard to believe that our local government is more concerned with Taco Trucks which are people who ultimately are trying to make a living. Rather than attending to the actual crimes we here about on the daily nightly news those are actual crimes. What new laws are they comming up with to help for example our troubled youth?

  1492. Daryl Ramos signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Save HUERO’S TACO TRUCK!!!

  1493. Dolores Hanna signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Taco’s are not a crime!!

  1494. Rubén E. Santana signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Tacos are my lifeline!!!

  1495. Letty Escobar signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    First L.A., then, Colorado. This cannot happen. Save the tacos!

  1496. Maryann signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    I need my damn tacos!

  1497. Yvonne signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!

  1498. Julio Benavidez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    First the border, now our taco trucks!!!!! What’s next???? Don’t tell me ground beef makes an authentic taco.

  1499. Karina Aguilar signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Save The Taco Trucks!

  1500. ABBY SOLANO signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    HEY MOLINA , LAST TIME I CHECKED U WHERE HISPANIC. WHAT IS GOING ON ? U SHOULD SUPPORT UR RAZA. U SHOULD WORRY MORE ABOUT HELPING UR PEOPLE MORE AND NOT SPEND TAX MONEY ON STUPID THINGS LIKE THIS. THESE PEOPLE ARE HARD WORKING RAZA , TRYING 2 MAKE A LIVING 4 THERE FAMILIA. IF YOU REALY WANT 2 HELP U SHOULD FOCUS MORE ON EDUCATION , CRIME FIGHTING, AND HEALTH ISSUES . HELP UR RAZA DONT MESS THEN UP, U SHOULD SET AN EXAMPLE 4 ALL THE PEOPLE THAT WORK 4 THE GOV. MAKEING TACOS 4 A LIVING IS NOT A CRIME, LEAVING PEOPLE WITHOUT A JOB IS A CRIME .
    QUE VIVAN LOS TACO !!!!!!!!!!!
    QUE VIVAN LAS LONCHERAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    THEY ARE THE BEST

  1501. jose signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    damn it that’s my ice breaker when i invite girls out to tacos. Hey when r we going to eat tacos? So come on don’t kill my game. thanx

  1502. CrAsH signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    long live the taco trucks por vida!!!!!

  1503. MARI LA ORGULLOZA signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    MOLINA MOLINA , I HOPE THAT YOU ARE HAPPY WITH WHAT YOU ARE DOING 2 UR GENTE . YOU SHOULD HELP UR GENTE . THEY ARE HARD WORKING PEOPLE SEEKING A WAY 2 SUPPORT THERE FAMILIA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF YOU WANT 2 TAKE AWAY OUR TACO TRUCKS , WAT IS NEXT? MEXICAN RESTAURANTS? THEY DONT HURT ANYONE, THEY ONLY MAKE PEOPLES LIFE EASY AND THEY ARE INEXPENSIVE (AND TALK ABOUT MMMMM GOOD)SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS, THEY DONT HURT NO ONE. FOCUS ON BETER THINGS AND LEAVE THEN DELICIOUS TACOS ALONE . U SHOULD HAVE SOME GOOD TACOS 4 DINNER 2NITE.QUE VIVAN LAS LONCHERAS , Y QUE VIVAN LOS TACOS ,SI SENOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AND I DO NOT LIVE IN L.A BUT I EAT IN L.A HAHAHAHAHA MOLINA

  1504. Marcela Valle signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    my parents owned a truck once. i know how this is.

  1505. Vanessa Rodriguez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Taco trucks are not causing any trouble. They give the best food you can get for a low price. That helps a lot of people. Leave the trucks where they are and focus on real crimes.

  1506. Viviana signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Long Live Taco Trucks!!!

  1507. Sonia signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    I Want my Tacos!!

  1508. Sandro signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Save the tacos!

  1509. Angela signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    I love tacos!

  1510. Jennifer signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Eat tacos!

  1511. Daisy Lopez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    CARNE ASADA! AL PASTOR!!!

  1512. Mel Dominguez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    I have been part of the underground burrito seen for years! My favorite iz Rambo’s on Eagle Rock Blvd. and York….ORALE…I’m hungry now

  1513. jose negrete signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    theres enough business for everyone. dont be lame.

  1514. Jeff Brandt signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    I love the taco trucks!

  1515. Daisy Castro signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    SI SE PUEDE! TACO TRUCKS! SI SE PUEDE!

  1516. Josie Truong signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    these taco trucks are part of our community. it is sad to see that the city would try to get rid of them.

  1517. Kevin Rivera signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    TACOS!!!!!!

  1518. Crystal Jones signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  1519. Chris signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    It’s a shame that our leaders have nothing else to focus on! I’m sure the argument is that they looking out for “our safety” Please!!!! When have you heard anyone get semolina from a taco truck.. no Soup plantation.. that’s a different story.. I think we have some real old thinking in our city and its time for these old out of touch folks to move aside for the next generation of leaders that have a true vision and are making decisions based on the voice of the people!
    Out with the old in with the new!!!!! Gloria.. it’s your time to move on.. you clearly have no vision and if this is a priority for you then it’s my belief that you have lost touch with reality! not to mention losing support from the young Latinos!!!

    Sorry if my thoughts are all over the place.. I’m just real angry that Los Angeles leadership is so out of touch!

  1520. lori signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    damn the man, save the taco truck!

  1521. Natalee Inez Flores signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Oh NOOOO!!! We HAVE to save the tacos.. Too many of us will perish without them!

  1522. Michelle Ramirez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Save the taco trucks. There are more important things to worry about.

  1523. angel Perez signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    If it happens in L.A., who’s to say that it won’t happen in Nor Cal


  1524. on May 8th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    YEAH THIS IS ALL BULL, CAPITALISM AT ITS FINEST, BRING THE LITTLE GUY/GIRL DOWN!!!

  1525. Eve signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    save taco trucks!

  1526. Diana Telleria signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Save the Tacos trucks for all to eat.

  1527. Ared Baghram signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Leo’s is the best taco truck ever. :]

  1528. irene lara signed,

    on May 8th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Save the trucks!

  1529. Paul Ortiz signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This is completely wrong. Stop this law.

  1530. Liliana Meza signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    3rd & Indiana, the best tripas tacos.

  1531. Bev Tang signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Stop wasting our tax payer money on harassing workers who are merely trying to support their families while providing affordable meals during this time of international food crises!

  1532. Jaykee signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 12:24 am

    wow they really are serious…
    im guessing they’re not big fans of tacos.

    team taco trucks!
    :]

  1533. jackie baliton signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 12:29 am

    just another LA political tactic to force out LA natives. we shall not forget what LA enriches. anti-gentrification all the way.

  1534. Arthur Ellerd signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 1:17 am

    A half hour lunch is probably a concept unknown to County Supervisors, but it is standard fare for many working people who do not have time to go into a restaurant, wait to be waited on, wait for the food and wait for the bill. Taco trucks are not replacing restaurant meals so much as they are replacing lunch boxes.

  1535. Aaron Torrence signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 1:31 am

    save the trucks, and jail real criminals

  1536. John signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 1:33 am

    Viva las trocas!

  1537. John Serop Simonian signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 3:09 am

    Discouraging small businesses and entrepreneurship is not a recipe for a healthy economy. L.A. County benefits from the wonderful service taco trucks provide. East L.A. without taco trucks isn’t East L.A.

  1538. brent emmons signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 3:38 am

    one can never have enough access to tacos, day or night.

  1539. Brian Gilman signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 3:53 am

    FREE TACO!!!

  1540. Charles Wood signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 5:48 am

    Taco trucks are a staple of LA and this law should be changed.

  1541. Sandra Lule signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 5:50 am

    Im not from LA but im representin my ppl all da way from Dallas,Tx!! SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1542. Mary Ann Traba signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 6:34 am

    Gloria Molina is a sell out of the hard working people she is “SUPPOSED” to represent. Instead, she’s for those who “HAVE” money. I would like to she HER live off the salary these individuals make. BACK OFF B………….

  1543. Andrew Esmailian signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 6:46 am

    ok – they may not be the cleanest things ever…

    but their food is awesome! dnt get rid of them jealous restaurants

  1544. Mark Mayer signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 6:49 am

    The Board needs to be reined in.

    BTW, Saturday, May 10th, Molina will be dedicating the new East L.A. Civic Center.

    Info here: http://molina.lacounty.gov/pages/Newsletters/2008/05%2010%2008%20ELA%20Civic%20Center%20Grand%20Dedication.pdf

    1) An opportunity to demonstrate?

    2) Other than Molina, sounds like a good time.

  1545. daniel raimi signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 6:55 am

    i love the trucks!

  1546. katie branson signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 7:17 am

    LA loves the taco trucks. This board motion is silly and an abuse of power!!!

  1547. Ricardo Diaz signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 7:45 am

    Food trucks provide alternatives that need to be regulated but not eliminated. There are times that a sit down restaurant does not make sense: short on time, short on money, convenience. If the regular restaurants feel threatened, then they may not be serving their customers right; choice for the customer is more important.

  1548. Itzia signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 7:48 am

    I’m down for saving the taco trucks.

  1549. robin hernandez signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 7:53 am

    save the taco truck,, their the best……………

  1550. ElishaSolis signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 8:02 am

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!
    the law was stupid to pass.

  1551. Stephanie signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 8:02 am

    Save the taco trucks!! it would be LA without them!!

  1552. Sara Brumfield signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 8:08 am

    Taco trucks are fantastic for those who need a quick, cheap meal. Personally, there are times that I can’t afford groceries or to go to a restaurant. I definitely wouldn’t be able to afford anything but tacos if I lived in LA. SAVE THE TRUCKS and their owners.

  1553. Raul Casas signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Save our trucks!

  1554. Christian Jones signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 8:30 am

    These restrictions are completely unnecessary and potentially destructive to these small/family businesses. This must be stopped!

  1555. Alexa Hernandez signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Please keep taco trucks they are worth keeping they serve amazing food. And if you take taco trucks away you are taking away thousands of people’s jobs.

  1556. Angie signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 8:34 am

    Save the Taco Nazo truck!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1557. Stephanie :P. signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Taco Trucks are the soul food of L.A, it’s how you know your in L.A….When I moved to Rancho I didn’t see not one Taco Truck and I felt home sick…Don’t let them take away our feeling of HOME!!! SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!!<3

  1558. Kalina R. signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Since when is offering food to the masses a crime? I heard Ms. Molina doesn’t care about the petition, etc because many of the sign’ers are from outside of her district… I guess she isn’t thinking about the future. I have a great LONG-TERM memory and should Ms. Molina decide that politics is her “thing”, she might fun into some fierce resistance from the Taco Truck lovers of the world.

    Shame on Ms. Molina for being closed-minded and tapada!!

    LONG LIVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!

  1559. brooke signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 8:48 am

    dont get rid of meals on wheels. its the best thing that could of happen

  1560. efen signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 8:50 am

    i depend on the taco trucks to feed my family its easy and convent.

  1561. Michelle Coburn signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 8:52 am

    I love Taco Trucks!

  1562. robert signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 8:52 am

    i am a multimillionar and i eat there because it is cheap and excellent food.

  1563. Melissa signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 8:59 am

    I love the Taco trucks i have one in my home town why are doing this to us becuase i would like it and including in my home town becuase if they take it aways people of the world are going to get mad and many people would not like that at all……so help of the world help us save our taco trucks and do not let them take it away form us…..HHHHHHEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPP….

  1564. William Lund signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Viva Tacos!

  1565. Martin Berbach signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Taco trucks are a symbol of California’s multicultural heritage. We love our taco trucks!

  1566. cj russo signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 9:15 am

    save our taco trucks

  1567. Sarah Hykin signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 9:17 am

    I grew up in the outskirts of Angeles, my mother was born and raised in Highland Park, as was her father. I think the people who live in Los Angeles and love it deserve to have a say in what happens to our streets and businesses and communities. The Taco Trucks in my neighborhood are just as integral and permanent as any other business, and this legislation seems like its just just out to hurt small business people and indigent communities. Aren’t there other things to worry about and other people to punish? People who actually deserve it? Sincerely, Sarah Hykin

  1568. Vanessa Huerta signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 9:21 am

    I’m sure there is many other things the city should be worried about, other then our hard working Latinos… If it wasn’t for us LATINO’S there wouldn’t be services that help this STATE run…and be what it is.. we serve, clean, etc. They need to do something else with thier time.. crime, gangs.. helping our Senior Citz, giving more medical… etc.. leave the hard working Lation / Mexican ALONE!!!!!!!!!!

  1569. Jasmin Rodriguez signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Let’s start focusing on bigger issues that affects us all and leave the hard working people alone!!!!! Shame on you Molina!

  1570. Maritza signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 9:25 am

    How about getting rid of poverty instead? I’d support that

  1571. Matthew Montano signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Nor Cal loves it’s trucks too!!

  1572. Silvina Delgado signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Are you serious????this is the most ridiculous thing i have ever hear. the people that are elected to represnt us should do exactly that!!!!REPRESENT what the PEOPLE want!!!!!!not what you,Ms. Molina, as politicians get lobbied to do. you should listen to the people that have elected to you to office. rememeber that there is a time when you will have to campigen again and be re-elected i hope to god that the people of your city really take time that day to go and vote for someone that cares about the PEOPLE and not what the politicans want to do but what the POEPLE want to do. seriously this is distrubing to a young person like me to see that our state is going after something that is so unimportant in the city and trying to make it a LAW!!!!seriously you as a politican and more as a HISPANIC should think about the choices that you are making and the message that you are sending to the rest of our state!!!!i have a suggestion for you…..fix the streets, the parks, the school, the public places that people go to and then the crime and then after all of that if there is nothing left for you to do THEN go after something as ridiculous as the taco trucks!!!!!but first how about you do your job and get the RIGHT things done in your CITY!!!!!! get to work on the important things and leave the hard working people of the taco trucks alone!!!!!!!!

  1573. Jose Andrade signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 9:39 am

    making a living and making me happy is not a crime.

  1574. Martin Torres signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Gloria Molina needs some Chorizo in her Taco…

  1575. Octavio Jauregui signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 9:44 am

    I will take one for the team!


  1576. on May 9th, 2008 at 9:48 am

    You have my support

  1577. SUSANA SEPULVEDA signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 9:51 am

    PLEASE DON’T TAKE OUR TACO TRUCKS AWAY. THE TACO PEOPLE PAY TAXES WHEN THEY BUY THE MEAT,TORTILLAS, ETC. WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? THIS IS SO UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!! TAKE CARE OF THE CRIME INSTEAD OF THIS PETTY SITUATION……… SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS.UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

  1578. Natalie Rosa signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Hello! Why would they do such a thing!!

  1579. cheyenne hiatt signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Exactly what susana sepulveda said..they pay taxes and are tryin to make a living like all of us and they arent doing any harm..no drug dealing or gangbanging while makin those tacos or burritos? so dumb..please dont take our history or los angeles away!!

  1580. Jeff Cole signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Taco trucks = the American dream for many immigrants + good food for the rest of us. Hey Zev, don’t blame the taco trucks for your bloated midsection.

  1581. Katie signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 10:11 am

    I don’t know anything about these taco trucks but I guess we should save them!

  1582. Carter McCoy signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Please save this beacon of LA originality and good food!

  1583. Lindsey Baldwin signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Do bacon wrapped hot dogs fall under this, we definitely have to save those too!

  1584. Patty Paz signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 10:21 am

    I can understand why it would be necessary to remove a truck right outside a ma’-n-pa’ restaurant, but 1)that’s not good for ‘taco-truck’ business either, 2)This is a market economy, no?! deal w/the competion! Taco trucks compete w/many restaurants and every other taco truck too! Let ‘em earn their buck!

  1585. Fred Rible signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 10:22 am

    I can understand enforcing health and sanitation regulations, but not parking time restrictions. As in any other market, restaurant owners will have to find ways to be more competitive.

  1586. Griselda signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 10:26 am

    With all the BS that is going on in this world it is amazing that we are still alive. Politicians are always trying to find a way to fatten their wallets, but in the process they are eliminating out traditions. Taco Trucks are and always have been a part of who we are…Hard working individuals with OUTSTANDING results. Gloria, is there not another issue that you may want to persue?? or did you forget who you will be asking to RE-ELECT you??? What’s next on the ballot…Illegal to sell things on stands by the road? should we close down Olvera Street??? Let’s deal with the bigger problems first! There are a lot to choose from.

  1587. Jaime Garcia signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Teachers loosing their jobs, homeowners loosing their homes, hard-working people being deported, lack of health care, crime on the streets.. and so on..!! Whats the answer – take the Taco trucks off the streets!!??? Yeah, politicians really earning their pay on that one!!

  1588. Adrian Martinez signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Every hour even in locations that allows 2 hour or more for EVERYONE else???? HUMMMM where is this coming from. Even if you don’t support the taco trucks support ..aahh what is that called…oh yeah….equal rights!!

  1589. Mary Reed signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 10:54 am

    This is another example of city officials wasting time and taxpayer money on something that the residents of LA love. Istead, how about working on our roads, schools, traffic, crime etc., etc.

  1590. jeff bailey signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 11:02 am

    it’s a complex situation. i have my sympathies for both the taco truck owners, and the existing restaurant, both of which are suffering, people working. but when it seems to me, that all of this is ultimately in the service of developers, it becomes clear that the wellbeing of both is not really in the developer dialogue.

    “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.”

  1591. Carlos Garibay signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Gloria Molina,

    When you first came on to the political scene in Los Angeles, you were projected to be the next great leader and voice for Latinos in this great city. Over the years, it is quite apparent that you’ve become a poster-girl for up and coming Latino Politicians of how NOT-TO-BE. Have taco trucks become such a threat? What’s next? ‘If you buy from Taco Trucks: You’re funding TERROR?’

  1592. Margarita Soriano signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 11:16 am

    I live in City Terrace, which is a part of Gloria Molina’s District 1. I am completely against these taco truck restrictions.

  1593. Elizabeth Tribble signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Yeah take away affordable food, thats smart.
    It’s the little people who make this county big.
    haters

  1594. julia signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Let people make a living!

  1595. Roxanne Trent signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Gloria,
    I think your energy and hard work can be well spent on more important issues. Leave our taco trucks alone.

  1596. Reina McCauley signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 11:44 am

    I am now living in Seattle, Washington, but grew up in Los Angeles, and I think it would be a great dishonor to put restrictions on the Taco Trucks! Aren’t there so many other issues to deal with in Los Angeles…………LIKE EDUCATION!

  1597. Stacey Sullivan signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Get out of the way of the enterpreneurial spirit – aren’t there some more pressing issues (gangs, violence, pollution, etc.) you could be working on?

  1598. marty sataman signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 11:47 am

    This law severely obstructs my obtainment of tacos.

  1599. Oscar Chacon signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Anytime a government attemtps to control the natural flow of a free, open-market capitalistic structure, it hurts it. Let the natural economic forces fall in place and dictate what happens to the restaurants and the taco trucks. This will ensure we natural competition in our economic marketplace.

  1600. Elizabeth Reyes signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 11:55 am

    nooo! not the taco trucks!

  1601. Elizabeth Reyes signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 11:55 am

    not the taco trucks!

  1602. Diana signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Trying to make a living selling food on wheels is not a crime… SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1603. Mark Palmer signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Folk food needs to be protected. Taco trucks are our city!

  1604. JOSE FLORES signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Why don’t you worried about the health care crisis that the county is going thru instead of the taco trucks.

  1605. rosa cervantes signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    there’s nothing wrong with trying to make the world a little friendlier with food, jerk-asses!!!!

  1606. MALISSA JUAREZ signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    Aren’t there some more pressing issues (gangs, violence, pollution,school budge cuts etc.) you could be working on?

  1607. Armando Cabrera signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Target the free loaders at almost every freeway exit, with their little signs “i will work for food” bullshit! They ain’t paying taxes! Leave our taco trucks alone! They are hard workers!!!

  1608. Armando Herrera signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    DO NOT TAKE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!

  1609. Elizabeth Rodriguez signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    A Que Tacos ROCKS!!! And they are healthier than Mcd’s or other fast food places. At least we know what is in the tacos, what’s in that burger meat anyway?

  1610. Jason Parry signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  1611. Karla Xochitl Gomez De Alcala signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Leave them Alone! We love Taco trucks!

  1612. Mateo Montano signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    There are more important problems in our world that need to be addressed before wasting time on Taco Trucks!

    I bought a few shirts and you have our support here in Nor Cal!

    Have a great Taco day!

  1613. esteban Martinez signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    let the taco trucks alone instead of enforcing this stupid law police should fight gang crime and please let the tacos alone

  1614. Nelson Murillo Rodriguez signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Tacos are the best….al pastor!!!…..Especially here in South Central….sooo wooot…Its not about the taco trucks…some people are just straight out racist…

  1615. Marilyn Navarro signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Save are Taco Truck’s. I live in San Diego but when i go to LA i must say the taco’s de al pastor and hotdogs are the Bomba!!!!!Viva La Rasa

  1616. Noemi Murillo Rodriguez signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Viva La Raza!!!

  1617. Patrick Morrissey signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Leo’s taco truck is an icon.

  1618. David MTZ signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    leave out taco trucks alone. MANY city officials eat off of these trucks, you guys don’t know what to harass the hard working individuals about anymore.

  1619. El Boby signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    and let’s not forget the burritos!

  1620. Dyian Thompson signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Why is it that every time a minority tries to make it in life, someone always has to bring us down. I don’t get it. I beg of you DO NOT DESTROY A GOOD THING. I buy my tamales every friday at my job site and I am proud of it. If we had a taco truck at the job site, I would eat it everyday. Mexican food is my favorite food. So, please Do Not take this away from the latinos or other minorities that enjoy Mexican food.

  1621. Brittany B signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Everyone likes taco trucks, there’s really no point in making them illegal. It’s good food for cheap, sorry its better then the gringo mexican restaurants GET OVER IT.

  1622. Raul signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    This is part of californian culture and they should count how many mexican contribute to local economy and has made of Los Angeles their city, becoming a very important part of it. Latino, especially mexican celebrities should speak out right now!

  1623. Erika Ruiz signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Teachers loosing their jobs, homeowners loosing their homes, hard-working people being deported, lack of health care, crime on the streets.. and so on..!! Whats the answer – take the Taco trucks off the streets!!??? Yeah, politicians really earning their pay on that one!!:&

  1624. Monica Sullivan signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Yet another attempt by corporate government to crush independent businesses and create more hardship for the sake of a few more dollars. Long live the taco trucks!

  1625. Diane valero signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Taco Trucks are not Restaurants. When people want to go to a restaurant they will… when they feel like a quick bite, they will truck it. Should we
    ban drive thru’s too? After all that give restaurants without drive thru competition too, right? Restaurants should not be sweating the trucks. There’s actual people really sweating inside those trucks. Come on people! … And a quick word to Gloria. My grandma and aunt sewed your wedding dress…back when you were skinny and didnt used to eat at taco trucks, Now that you’re taco mid section has had its fill… you wanna bring them down. My grandma should have left a pin in your dress.

  1626. jacqueline signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    they Should be doing better things than to destroy small businessess!

  1627. Betty signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    LEO’s is the best taco truck. Please help save it and all other trucks for our kids to enjoy the same pleasures we had growing up.

  1628. Lilliana Saldana signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    when did it become a crime to make an honest living by selling carne asada? how ridiculous. this is definitely targeting la gente obrera, la gente latina.

  1629. Lindsey signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    i <3 tacos!

  1630. Marcus Pardo signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    What a disgrace! Let honest people, earn an honest living…

  1631. Amy signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Why spend valuable police officer time by marking taco truck tires, our tax money should be spent on more siginficant things, like i dunno, gang violence and drug trafficing, not fining taco trucks! These are ligit taco trucks that abide by health codes and pay taxes.

  1632. Jason Lee signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    From LA times…”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.”

    this is alienation of taco truck owners. They were used only when needed and now the rug gets pulled from underneath. Taco trucks are not obselete because consumers are still going to them more than restaurants in the area. Doesn’t this mean that the sit down restaurant style is becoming obselete as people have less time and money to feed growing families? With gas prices over $4/gallon, i will not be driving to East LA to pay more at a sit down restaurant.

  1633. Stephen signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Won’t somebody please think of the tacos!!!!!!!!

  1634. DaVaughn signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    In the word of DJ Mbenga “we want Dacos!”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1rZBxn3Zx8

  1635. carolina signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Today Taco Trucks.. what else will be next?

  1636. Ariel signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    HELL NO WE WONT GO!!HELL NO WE WONT GO!!!!!!! WE LOVE TACOS!!!!!!!!

  1637. Joseph signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Taco trucks are the best, they usually have better food than regular fast food taco places.

  1638. Marlene León signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    SAVE OUR TACOS!!!!

  1639. Valerie Wankner signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    this is insane!! and if it passes in LA, its sure to spread to other areas!
    Taco trucks almost always have the best tacos & burritos too!

  1640. Nacho Hernandez signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    How can Gloria Molina sleep at night? What a sell out…pobrecita.

  1641. Mihai Leonte signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    The law solves no important problem and is simply an unfair way for the city to get more revenue.
    Plus why would you want to hurt something so delicious???

  1642. Daniel Fritz signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    This is an insidious attempt to stifle indigenous industry and stamp out competition unfairly. Carne asada is not a crime! I do business frequently in Los Angeles, and I will be less inclined to do so if the crackdown on the best restaurants in town, the taco trucks, continues. Pick on someone your own size! Leave the tacqueros alone!

  1643. Maricella Mendez signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Vivan los Tacos!

  1644. shannon holt signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS…IT IS PART OF LA’s CULTURE

  1645. David Uitz signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    I love tacos … save them!

  1646. Bernnie Marroquin signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    I’ve always loved them and they provide a means to those trying to achieve the American Dream.

  1647. Tina Vasquez signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Taco trucks are as much a part of Los Angeles as blond girls with fake tits. Let’s save the tacos.

  1648. Maria Medina signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    .

  1649. Margarita Davila signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    I love my Taco’s!

  1650. Mike D signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Gotta have the tacos.

  1651. Nicole A signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Tacos are so good

  1652. Gideon Shapiro signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    These trucks are an important part of the city’s livlihood and cultural identity.

  1653. Cindy signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Is there no freedom anymore??? I do not see why people are trying to ban taco trucks, but they overlook so many other things that cause much more harm!!! Its unfair!!!!!!!

  1654. John Evans signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Celebrate our public spaces, communal eating, healthy civic life!

  1655. Jason U signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    They are amazing, and don’t hate appreciate!

  1656. Tracy DeFreitas signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    leave the taco trucks alone, they are and LA institution and should remain.

  1657. TONYA TORRES signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    THERE IS NO HARM IN LETTING THE SMALL BUISNESS MEN MAKE THEIR MONEY…

  1658. Chloe Osmer signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    save our taco trucks – si se puede

  1659. kassidy signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    tacos rule!

  1660. Manda Ford signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    rock on!

  1661. Max Lubkeman signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Tacos forever!!! Hey Rutherford!!!

  1662. Perla Ruiz signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Asada, Carnitas, Cabeza… mmmmmm

  1663. Robert Ruiz signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    for the trucks

  1664. John J. Felczak signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    It’s high time we put a stop to plutocratic snobs taking away the small pleasures in ordinary working people’s lives in their efforts to gentrify the world to suit themselves and their snooty rich friends!

  1665. stephanie signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    save all the taco trucks
    we love taco

  1666. Juan Cabral signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    i love tacos!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1667. Kelly Miller signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    The food on those taco trucks is the best! Live and Let Live!!!!!

  1668. ISAAC MANRIQUEZ signed signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    on May 9th,2008 at 8:05pm seve the taco trucks yummmmmmmmmmm

  1669. Jose Beltran signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    save the taco trucks!!!… i like tacos de carne asada and de tripas.. there the bomb

  1670. gerardo castillo signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    save our taco trucks!!!there r many families tha t depend on the lunch tucks.n if there willing to take the trucks many workers will be left with out a job..n will probly loose ther homes..

  1671. eric signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    save the trucks!!! These new laws the govt. is trying to put on us sucks!!!! My family loves tacos and gets some each time we see our local truck!!!!!!

  1672. Edelicia Lara signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    now what are we going to eat when we come out of those night clubs all tired and hungry????
    please this is a crime, the govt should take care of other more important things going on in LA, not of OUR TACO TRUCKS!!!!!! and of people who are just trying to make a decent living!!!.

  1673. Luis Roberto Bosch signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    TACOS RULE!!

  1674. Charlie signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1675. Bq signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

  1676. Samantha Brown signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Why punish these brilliant entrepreneurs? Obviously they are meeting a demand.
    Save the taco trucks!

  1677. Sgt V signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    No need to punish these people, they provide what the people want.

  1678. Grecia Marroquin signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Taco trucks are an important part of the culture of Los Angeles. We must fight against this terrible law which threatens to squeeze out the presence of taco vendors from our city streets.

  1679. Nicholas Perez signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Good food, sharing culture, honest hard working people. WIth all the problems that need to be address shame on you for picking on this population.

  1680. Jane Lee signed,

    on May 9th, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Let them eat tacos.

  1681. Norma signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Stop the insanity!!!

  1682. Tati Luboviski-Acosta signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 12:16 am

    salva las trocas.

  1683. Jennifer signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 12:29 am

    give beef a chance!

  1684. K.R. Espinosa signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 1:17 am

    Save our trucks!!! It’s a shame that the honest people suffer and the corrupted prosper…Don’t hate Appreciate…Peace and Taco Grease!!!! All for you Gee!!!

  1685. Dave Miller signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 2:19 am

    Do not pass any laws banning or prohibiting taco trucks in LA, as they are a major cultural institution of LA (and its citizens).

  1686. Candie O. signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 7:08 am

    I don’t understand why the taco trucks are such an issue. I don’t live in LA, but I’ve been there numerous times and the taco trucks have always been a big part of the LA culture. SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!

  1687. Claire Sharifi signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 7:46 am

    I heart taco trucks

  1688. Alfredo Lozano signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 7:51 am

    Is the War over? Why are focusing on taco trucks? Seriously.

  1689. Megan Scott signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 9:05 am

    Shame on you, Board of Sups. This is bad policy all around.

  1690. robyn gomez signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 9:20 am

    save the taco trucks!!!!!!!

  1691. Glenda Williamson signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Leave the Taco Trucks alone!!!

  1692. Michael Tessler signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 10:13 am

    One more concerned citizen signing on.

  1693. Katherine Choto signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Quit hating on the taco trucks!! what the hell is their problem?!

  1694. Louis Reyes signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 11:18 am

    I agree and personally spoke with five members of Molina’s staff who are friends of mine. This is not a good policy.

  1695. Jessica Gonzalez signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 11:22 am

    If people beg for money, it’s a problem.
    If people work for money, is that that a problem?
    There are so many other important things in this world we can be fighting for or against…..
    Leave these people alone
    + I love my tacos!!!!

  1696. Karen Parker signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Save livelihoods! Save the deliciousness! Save the trucks!


  1697. on May 10th, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Come on! it’s hard enough for anyone to make a living especially those who are hit disproportionately the Hardest. And now you want to kill their livelihood? Don’t they pay taxes, don’t they provide hygienic and tasty food? Aren’t they the backbone of the American economy: Small businesses? I you answered no to any of these questions, you are certainly out of touch with the American reality.

    Thanks,

    Gabriel

  1698. Tehama Lopez signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 11:50 am

    I wish a taco truck would drive down my street in New Jersey! Shoot…

  1699. Smash Bebab signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Mmm… taco trucks… an LA staple.

  1700. Roberto Figueroa, Jr. signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Seriously! WTF are you idiots thinking? These “loncheras” are NOT illegal. They have NOT done anything illegal. Having them move after being stationery one hour is even ridiculous! No doubt about that! AND, to add insult to injury: if they don’t move, they will be cited up to $1,000. Where is the logic? When will the madness and/or stupidity end? The United States of America is all about opportunity. Give these workers an opportunity to make an honest living. The last time I checked working and serving food to the greater public were NOT a crime! Please end the stupidity and stand up for equality.

  1701. Matthew Rainwaters signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    I moved to Texas but I’m from LA, I can’t image my city without the late night taco runs to the truck in Pasadena, or the morning breakfast burritos on Robertson or the afternoon carnitas burritos on Venice. This is part of LA culture and some law maker trying to make a name for himself can’t change teh best parts of this city.

  1702. Marisol Quintero signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    There are many other important things in this world…. Let these people work! Get Real California!!!!!!!

  1703. Myrna V. Morales signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    tacos is what keeps me alive!!

  1704. Daria Sarabia signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    I think tacos are the best of the best! Please do not take them away!!!!

  1705. Elsa D. Morales signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Tacos is part of a culture. How would you feel if someone takes away what you are?

  1706. Maria Gonzalez signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    It is un fair that that goverment officials, continue passing laws that affect our latino community; with out keeping in mind that we are hard workers only trying to make an onest living. Would it be best if all these people were a public charge instead.

  1707. Cynthia Jessee signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    It’s not the taco owner’s fault if their customers prefer authentic quality tacos over the fake tacky tacos other chains offer!

  1708. Matt Nonnweiler signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Hey politicians, how would you feel if you couldn’t purchase hot dogs whenever you wanted, from a hot dog stand? I know you can’t live without your hotdogs.

  1709. Elizabeth Diaz signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!!

  1710. jay diola signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    please get to work on some real problems for a change. tacos are not the enemy

  1711. jay diola signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    please work on some real problems. tacos are not the enemy.

  1712. Roxanne Rendon signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Save all the Taco trucks!!!!!!!!!!!

  1713. Kelsie Ange signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    save them!

  1714. Janice J. Wong signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Can’t live without Taco Trucks!!!!

  1715. Justin Gonzales signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Tacos never hurted anyone, save the Taco Trucks!!!

  1716. Grace Digdigan signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Stop this petty law, save the Taco Trucks!

  1717. Lindsay signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    si se puede!

  1718. Roberto Roa signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Don’t make it a crime

  1719. Sylvan Brackett signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Food culture on four wheels.

  1720. ben cortez signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    yo quiero taco truck!

  1721. Herley Jim Bowling signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    I’ve had some of my best meals ever from taco trucks. They’re a great part of LA culture, provide a good service, and shouldn’t be penalized for doing so.

  1722. Sue Perry signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Keep the trucks.

  1723. Cynthia Medina signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Save the taco truks! the sell yummy food. =]

  1724. erika viramontes signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    please save the taco trucks. i love the carne asada. these are hard working people that are only trying to make a living.

  1725. edgar conejo signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    signed…. taco trucks +1231243534545345342132124123413412342341342134234213412352354742975427

  1726. maeve sullivan signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    i dont’ eat meat and therefore can’t eat half the stuff they usually sell–including those delicious tacos y’all speak of–but i love them all the same and this is ridiculous.

  1727. dee smith signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    we were wanting to come out that way just to do the taco trucks. for real. were in florida and don’t have many around us . we thought it would be great to go and try and eat at as many as we could while on vacation. so much for there tourism. we say keep the trucks get rid of the people that when not in there suit they sneek and go to the trucks. look for them you will see them. keep the trucks dee and janet

  1728. Aida Campos signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Keep the trucks!!!
    The people who own the trucks once had Taco stands and were hassled by the man to upgrade to lunch trucks. Now that they spent all their money on buying those trucks and keeping up with new reglations they want to shut them down. That is bullshit! Lunch trucks are part of L.A culture and need to stay!

  1729. Rai Shawn Fuller signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    I don’t want to pay three bucks for disgusting tacos that aren’t even real, when I can get delicious tacos for less at any time of the night.
    Keep the trucks!

  1730. Katie Andrews signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    KEEP THE TRUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1731. Eddie signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    There usable by anyone

    they serve the (Working class) and low income area
    of Los Angles

    i Belive they should stay they dont do any harm

    Keep The Trucks!!!

    Viva La Raza!! (MeAcha)

  1732. Veronica Parra signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    i love tacos and go every two weeks everyone likes them my two year old loves them

  1733. Alfredo Hernandez signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Save our taco trucks

  1734. Gladys signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    save the trocas!


  1735. on May 10th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Save our taco trucks!!!!!


  1736. on May 10th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    United we stand!!!!!


  1737. on May 10th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  1738. Rodrigo Aispuro signed,

    on May 10th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Salvemos las taco trucks!

  1739. Adrian Aispuro signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Keep The Trucks!!!

  1740. Nick Diaz signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 3:09 am

    Save the trucks!!!!!!!!!!

  1741. alice chiu signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 3:52 am

    lengua?

    buche = buche

  1742. alice chiu signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 3:53 am

    hola

  1743. Michael W Evans signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 8:05 am

    Quit harrassing local business!

  1744. Randy Russell signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 8:12 am

    The proposed law is so discriminatory that I’m amazed anyone would try to pass it.

    Save the taco trucks!

  1745. John Chung signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 8:32 am

    Its obvious these legislators dont care or are unable to do anything to solve any REAL issues so thats why they are wasting our tx dollars pretending to “protect” us from taco trucks. Give me a break!

  1746. Crystal signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Please save this cultural icon and foster competition.

  1747. Robert C. signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 10:55 am

    this is my number one source of food during my lunch break at work

  1748. Bill Hough signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 11:06 am

    This is more government meddling in private business. Once again they’d rather waste time and money on a non-existant problem.

  1749. Austin K. signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 11:07 am

    We need these trucks!

  1750. Hugh Jardonn signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Save the taco trucks.

  1751. Lauren P. signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    I live in Syracuse NY. I grew up in Chico California (up north) and was raised on Taco Truck food. My husband and I are avid TT fans, and on trips to visit my family in Ca we will eat tacos for 3 meals a day- we love them so much. There is nothing like it here. Please someone drive a truck to NY and set up business here!!!! Please!!!

  1752. Brian Trott signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    I grew up around taco trucks. There are hardly any where I live right now and it’s miserable. Don’t let the law attack low income, minority businesses. Help preserve a key part of Californian culture.

  1753. Jennifer Tran signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    taco trucks are great! i never encountered one parked infront of a restaurant, so i don’t believe that rumor.

  1754. mai nguyen signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    keep the taco trucks!

  1755. vicky signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    i love taco trucks i seen one before i mean there the best where i live we dont have them ut i wish we did tho Taco’s rock!!!

  1756. vicky signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    i love taco trucks i seen one before i mean there the best where i live we dont have them But i wish we did tho Taco’s rock!!!

  1757. Rita Ann signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    taco trucks are a big part of our culture here in Los Angeles, please dont take that away from us.

  1758. Tahseen Ismail signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    This law is ridiculous. These vendors are not criminals.

  1759. Denis Chea signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Taco trucks are part of a uniquely Southern California Culture. I would be very sad if my kids grow up not sharing something as special as scarfing down a taco with their old man.

  1760. Edgar Perez signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Save the taco trucks.

  1761. Rogelio signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Taco Trucks must stay!

  1762. Yvette Estrella signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Taco trucks are like Mexican fast-food restaurants. I don’t see them gettin rid of McDonalds and BK, so why get rid of taco trucks??? SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1763. Juan Martinez signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Save the taco trucks!!!!

  1764. Yahaira signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    JUST SHOWING THE WORKING PEOPLE SUPPORT!!!ITS BETTER THEN THEM WALKING TO DPSS OFFICE TO APPLY FOR MONEY/FOODSTAMPS WHEN THEY ARE WILLING AND CAPABLE OF WORKING FOR IT!!

  1765. Cesar Barragan signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    How is this a crime???? This is a service that makes Los Angeles so unique….how can we get rid of something so great?? I remember going to the taco truck on Lorena St. ever since I was a little kid. These trucks are like “landmarks”. Lets keep these truck on the streets.

  1766. Lynna Kim signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    taco trucks rock.

  1767. Vivian signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    It’s a staple in LA. Let’s save them.

  1768. EP signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    LEGGO MY TACO!

  1769. Ismael Rodriguez signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    I believe this is a ridiculous law that needs to be repealed now! I can’t even fathom how they can criminalize making an honest living. I’m outraged as a voter and a citizen of LA. These people need to concentrate their efforts on issues that really matter, not taco trucks.

  1770. Jessica signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    TACOS IS NOT A CRIME!!!
    worry about important things
    like not building tht stupid wall

  1771. Esmeralda signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!

  1772. Claudia Ovalle signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    thank you

  1773. Carrie Hernandez signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Please just support the working people!!!!

  1774. Martin Cuevas signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Yum tacos

  1775. Richard Rojas signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Keep the dream alive!

  1776. salazar cristina signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    PORSUPUESTO QUE LAS LONCHERAS Y LOS TAQUEROS FORMAN PARTE NECESARIA DE NUESTRA COMUNIDAD Y VIDA DIARIA , MUCHAS PERSONAS NO TIENEN TIEMPO DE PREPARAR ALIMENTOS Y LAS LONCHERAS SON UN APOYO MUY IMPORTANTE PARA A NOSOTROS LA CLASE TRABAJADORA . SIN ELLOS NO SE QUE HARIAMOS. EL VENDER TACOS Y COMIDA ES UNOS DE LOS TRABAJOS MAS NOBLES Y YO ME SIENTO ORGULLOSA DE TODOS AQUELLOS QUE NOS PROVEEN DE ALIMENTO !!

  1777. Tony Cannon signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    I live in Tokyo now, but have been going to the taco truck in Pasadena on Fair Oaks between California and Del Mar for 15 years. I can’t imagine life without it! SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!

  1778. Lluri Jimenez signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    We as Latinos have to support each other. The woman trying to get rid of the taco trucks is a Latina. can you believe that? whats wrong with letting the taco trucks make thier living as long as they keep the food administration grade good. where are the drunks gonna find a good meal to sober up?

  1779. joseph stevenson signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    save the taco trucks!!

  1780. Doug Alvarado signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    killer tacos on de soto and sherman way you might have to drive up and down the street because of the new law they move every hour but worth it best seller is tripa and pastor so check it out

  1781. Doug Alvarado signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    oh yeah its in canoga park in the san fernando valley

  1782. barry king signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    I have spent most of my life eating these most kick ass taco’s and stuff….I am an old fart now, but will drive around looking for the “Luv Truck” when I see it, I ALWAYS get me a handful and a tall horchata to calm my nerves of this life

    Viva La Carne Asada !

  1783. Karel Guefen signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Save the tacos! They do not take clients away from restaurants.Many people who buy from them are workmen who otherwise would be bringing their lunches packed from their homes. This makes lunch easier for them.

  1784. Paul Smyth signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Over the past few years i have eaten the best burritos and quessadillas i have ever had at a taco truck. I always look forward to taking a trip past there for an excuse to grab one.

  1785. Anna Miskova signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    I’ve tried my first quesadilla from taco truck about 5 years ago. It is the best of its kind. Taco trucks are part of the tradition, history and heritage. I always look forward an opportunity to stop by and get a bite. I love the food, getting to know people and the whole experience. I hope I will be able to enjoy their food for years to come.

  1786. Mineh Ebrahimian signed,

    on May 11th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Veggie Quesadillas<3

  1787. mike degen signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 12:57 am

    Save the taco trucks!

  1788. Lisa Aguilar signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 1:06 am

    TACO TRUCKS FOR LIFE! are they trying to ruin my life? I want my wedding catered by my local taco trucks, what am I gonna do? have them rolling in and out of the reception once an hour? Whoever decided to attack the taco trucks is an asshole.

  1789. billy signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 5:07 am

    Tacos!

  1790. Lauren signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 6:17 am

    Save the trucks! Help people continue making a living and let others eat delicious food.

  1791. erlinda signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 6:50 am

    wats up wit this this has to be one of the dumbest things ive heard. doesnt gloria molina have better crime to fight like gangs and stuff??
    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS. WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO HER???

  1792. horalia signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 7:00 am

    she needs to go & fight some real crime & leave the taco trucks alone.

  1793. Liseth signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 7:03 am

    this is just a waste of time she should be doing other inportant stuff rather then messing with the taco trucks theres nothing illegal happening there

  1794. Elaine R. signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 7:10 am

    The taco trucks are a HUGE part of the Los Angeles Latino heritage. If you take the trucks away you are not only harming someone who just wants to make a dime but also the Los Angeles community. Plz rethink your proposal. Leave our taco trucks ALONE!!

  1795. Marlene signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 7:26 am

    This is one of the most Ridiculous things i have heard in a while….

  1796. Moises N Barrera signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 7:48 am

    Find something else to do that matters. Stop waisting our tax money on this issue.

  1797. Ralph flores signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 7:51 am

    leave them alone!!

  1798. Elaine Alvarez signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 7:54 am

    Let them earn a living!!

  1799. Kirk Miltimore signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 7:56 am

    EAT TACO’s!!!!

  1800. Fernando Flores signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 8:00 am

    My wife is pregnant and she has cravings for those tacos at 2 in the morning. Now where the hell am I supposed to go???

  1801. elisa lunsford signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 8:12 am

    I love the TACOS!

  1802. Gabriella Ponce signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 8:14 am

    GLORIA MUST NOT HAVE ANYTHING BETTER TO DO THEN GO AFTER HARD WORKING PEOPLE THAT ARE TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING. SHE IS JUST MAD THAT SHE DOES NOT OWN A TACO TRUCK HERSELF… QUE VIVA LOS TACO’S

  1803. Claudia Renteria signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 8:18 am

    I don’t eat at taco trucks, but I support small business and refuse to have larger businesses control government and dictate who can join in the profit making game.

  1804. Eric Lopez signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 8:18 am

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!!

  1805. Gaby signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 8:37 am

    What’s wrong with a taco truck? No harm. No foul.

  1806. mario signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 8:53 am

    I lived in Los Angeles for a long time and I miss tacos from the taco truck ! this is an outrage hardworking people getting punished for makeing a living . I think they should focus on bigger issues like “Gang” violence important issues! not taco trucks!!!

  1807. Diana signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 8:57 am

    since when are taco trucks a crime???….I would like to hear the reason behind this stupidity…

  1808. Michelle N. signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 9:03 am

    I lived in California my whole life. These taco truck in my opinion, are a huge part of LA. These taco vendors are in no way comitting any crime. All they want is to conduct normal business, just like everyone else. What ever happened to equal opportunity? Please help us and save the taco trucks.

  1809. Shaughn signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 9:05 am

    vegetarians love taco trucks too.

  1810. Richard L. signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Taco trucks are a staple of Los Angeles. They span the bridge between the food and car cultures. Please reconsider the restrictions.

  1811. helen b signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 10:01 am

    The country is about to be in a recession if not already in one and this is the best they can come up with?

  1812. Rebeca S. signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 10:17 am

    This is clearly a sell out on Molina’s part. Most of these Taco trucks are latino owned, I wounder what favor she got in return for selling out.

  1813. Eric Wilson signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Save the taco trucks!

  1814. clare wigmore signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 10:26 am

    save the tacos especially the crispy ones

  1815. Christian Cabrales signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Filipinos loves taco trucks too!

  1816. Antonio Salazar signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 10:58 am

    ¡ Yo quiero Taco-Truck ! =)

    Wouldn’t the real crime be allowing the Lohan’s, the Hilton’s and the Simpson’s of the world- to in the spotlight :_)

  1817. Victor Ortiz signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 11:02 am

    This is America! This is the land of the free, the brave, and the small business.

    Regulate it but don’t ban it.

    Who’s really behind this BS anyways?

  1818. Ruben Bautista signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 11:21 am

    This is really a shame. The trucks are part of Los Angeles culture and should not be banned. There has to be a compromise.

  1819. Nicholas Lowie signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Taco trucks are unique expressions of Los Angeles; local, vernacular food coupled with mobile transcience.

  1820. Melinda Rocha signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 11:33 am

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1821. Todd Seligman signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Taco trucks are an LA institution. Would you remove hot dog carts from New York? Pretzel vendors from Philly.
    Plus my favorite tacos come from the La Estrallia taco truck on York. MMMMMMMMMM!

  1822. Adam Fierro signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Stop declaring war on everything Latino.

  1823. Yukari Nagaoka signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Let’s save our LA food culture!

  1824. Omar Chafino signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Tacos truck are the best thing you could find for a great late nite feast. Restaurants don’t give the great taste and price & value like taco trucks.

  1825. Oscar Letona signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    with so many other issues affecting our city, such as gang violence and the school drop-out rate, why are they speding time and money on this harmless issue. cops will now waste time giving tickets or monitoring taco trucks instead of protecting our streets. what else are they going to waste our tax money on next?

  1826. Brendan Burch signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    This aggression will not stand!

  1827. Chetan Patel signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Nothing says L.A like a taco truck open at 2 a.m.

  1828. Dave Vamos signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Taco trucks should not be a political issue… it is a culinary right.

  1829. Ana I. Gonzalez signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    We have to stick together to support our hard working people!!!!

  1830. Shane Hackett signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Long live cheap delicious Tacos! Down with over-priced restaurants!

  1831. Jose Leon Brambila signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    My street needs the taco trucks , stores and Restaurants are to far.

  1832. lucia nario-gomez signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    The taco stands do not harm anyone. They provide jobs to people and if they are taken away many will be umemployed

  1833. Karla Nario signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    they are just trying to bring latinos down

  1834. luis beltran signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    i need to know who cooks my food, not some random truck.

  1835. Todd Prather signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    political tacos…mmmm.

  1836. Melissa Y. Hernandez signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Long Live Tacos!

  1837. Pancho Riado signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    throw your tacos up in the air!

  1838. Sandra Bueno signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    save our trucks!

  1839. Megan Starr signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Everyone needs a good taco now and then. Don’t look down on AUTHENTIC cuisine.

  1840. Antonio Ruiz signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    save the trucks!

  1841. Jay Lee signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    TACOS!

  1842. Christian Maldonado signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    How Dare You Touch My Tacos Board of Supervisors!

  1843. Cristina L. Sandoval signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    People in District 3 work in District1!!

  1844. Cristina L. Sandoval signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    I LIVE IN DISTRICT 3 BUT WORK IN DISTRICT 1!!

  1845. Amber Gomez signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    This really is sad! And for late night/convenient options, Jack In the Box doesn’t even compare!!

  1846. Joe Kossuth signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Taco trucks are REAL L.A. food.

  1847. camille weis signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Save The Taco Trucks . It IS LA

  1848. Renata Hernandez signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    I agree with enforcing stricter measures in cleanliness & health measures, however this new law is ridiculous in my eyes.

    Gloria, there are more serious issues which we should be addressing as opossed to this nonsense.

  1849. Paula Whitaker signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Only someone who has never had a carne asada taco, or carnitas, would try to to get rid of these trucks. What will I do on those late nights after the club.

  1850. Annabelle Tapia signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    I may not like carne asada tacos, but I do like chicken and fish tacos. Please keep our taco stands going.

  1851. NANCY signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    NO!!!! NOT THE TOCO TRUCKS!!!

  1852. Candice Garcia signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    I know people shouldn’t drink in drive, but in reality people do. If you think about it, having them is probably safer because people that drink need food in their stomachs before they drive home. Just a thought. Plus HotDogs wrapped in bacon are DELICIOUS!

  1853. Sara Palacios signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Support those who are trying to do what is best for their families.

  1854. Vince Vrbancic signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    I love taco trucks..authentic food at authentic prices. Leave the trucks alone!

  1855. Uncle OG signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Those trucks rule! What sick fucks would want to abolish them???? Dipshits…

  1856. Danielle Romero signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    LEAVE THE TACO TRUCKS ALONE! There are no reasons that the taco trucks should be persecuted! They are one of the last places where you can get good food at a reasonable price. How bout the City Council uses their time and our tax money on some real legislation.

  1857. ANNA G signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    PEOPLE ARE JUST TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING AND THIS IS NO CRIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1858. Nick Corsiglia signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Why would they eliminate such an economical and convenient food supply?


  1859. on May 12th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    food is food, let us eat, stop trying to run out small businesses

  1860. Fernando V. signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    SAVE THE TACOS!!!!

  1861. Andrew signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    did taco bell sponsor this bill?

  1862. Cliff Olin signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Taco trucks are part of what makes L.A. a glorious multi-cultural county. They must be permitted to continue operating and feeding people at affordable prices. By the way, not just “mexicanos” buy tacos from the trucks. Afro-Americans order their tacos in passable Spanish. Tasty food unites people. Gringos, Asians, and everyone else also enjoy the home-style tacos cooked in the trucks. We need to celebrate the industrious entrepeneurs that operate these mobile kitchens.

    Cliff Olin

  1863. Patti Davis signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Save Our Taco Trucks!

  1864. Lucia Torres signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Un pueblo unido jamas sera vencido….

  1865. Michelle Johnson signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    We love our taco trucks @!!

  1866. Zach signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    This is an outrage!

  1867. Susanne Blossom signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    The best part of Los Angeles!!!

  1868. chris johnsson signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    everytime i go to cali, i look forward to these things, why even mess with them. there are greater things to spend your time and money on to “fix”

  1869. Florencia Martinez signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Really, is this a necessary law? Are taco trucks parking on little old ladies? Are there taco truck feuds leading to gunned down grillmen laying in the street? Ice cream trucks, you’d better watch out, you’re next.

  1870. april amon signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Keep local, family-runned vendors alive!

  1871. Caroline Truong signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    This signature is not just for the Taco Trucks in East LA, but for Taco Trucks all over the USA – much rather see Taco Cabana go than these guys…

  1872. Hector Chavez signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Keep those delicious tacos coming.

  1873. Caroline Truong signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    This signature is for Taco Trucks across the USA

  1874. Oliver Tanacio signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    i’ve noticed around the world that some of the best food is fresh off the street where rules are limited. if i don’t have the credibility to say that, then just watch a few episodes of Anthony Bourdain on travel channel.

  1875. Stephanie La Fleur signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Viva la Roach Coach!

  1876. Rocio Amaya signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    C’MON WHATS NEXT???? ICE-CREAM TRUCKS!
    TACO TRUCKS ARE THE BEST! AND THIS SIGNATURE IS FOR ALL TACO TRUCKS IN THE U.S.

  1877. Justin Tomlin signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    I love taquerias!

  1878. C PUMPER signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    You have to be kidding me! There is so much more in LA that needs to be done than shutting down taco trucks. Were human and we are gonna eat what we want to eat stop trying to Run us.
    Why do people come to AMERICA? FOR FREEDOM, OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE A BETTER LIFE AND IT SEEMS OUR GOVERNMENT KEEPS TAKING IT AWAYS ONE SMALL THING AT A TIME. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED.

  1879. Pete Diamessis signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    As someone who had to move away from L.A., taking the taco trucks off the street is stripping the city of one of its major charms. It’s a true pity … Venice will be naked w/o the truck that sat a few blocks South of the corner of Lincoln & Rose. Laws should hit the fools that have gentrified L.A. and made it overpriced …

  1880. Dulce Pena signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Even as a vegetarian I want to save the Taco Trucks =]

  1881. Jocelyn signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    That’s messed up…freaking money starved restaurants

  1882. Napaquetzalli signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    CULTURE IS DYING, SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!

  1883. Angelica Ramirez signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    I love tacos.

  1884. Ambar;) signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Why the taco trucks??? Is this really about inconveniences to establishments, or is it about our people, our food and our culture? I can’t help wonder?

  1885. Alex signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Yo that shit’s wack, your going to kill their business

  1886. Matt Smith signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    There are bigger problems to tackle in LA than the taco trucks!!! Think about what other problems could have been on their way to being solved if stupid politicians had focused their time, energy and money on something important instead of creating a hard time for owners of taco trucks!

  1887. Drew K signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Tacos are fucking awesome! Why would anyone want to do that? Really?

  1888. Melanie S. Wong signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    The authorities can’t even enforce existing regulations to keep unlicensed vendors off the street to protect the public health and safety. Why not focus resources on that instead of trying to keep marginal restaurants in business by getting rid of cheaper, better, faster competition.

  1889. Hector Patino signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Makes the community look bad? Aren’t WE the COMMUNITY? Seriously…

  1890. Nick signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Seems like bad legislation

  1891. desiree vaisa signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    i’m sure!

  1892. desiree vaisa signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    i’m sure!


  1893. on May 12th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    save our trucks!!!

  1894. Philip Elsser signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    save our taco trucks I love them

  1895. Michelle Ponce signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Honestly isn’t there better things to be doing like working on putting actual criminals in jail instead of trying to make loncheras against the law. Well I guess I know what this countries priorities are. I guess here’s to freedom right?

  1896. Michael Anthony Roybal signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    If you haven’t tasted these tacos…you don’t know what you’re missing….THE BEST!!!! Let them stay and STOP this B.S.

  1897. Ingrid Mira signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Can’t do anything illegal or legal, always finding ways to bring latinos down!

  1898. stefanie robinson signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    i love them!!!!

  1899. Esmeralda signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    A client from this business, we cannot let our trucks be harassed.

  1900. Frank Antonoff signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Please save the taco trucks. It’s one of the best parts of LA culture!

  1901. Oscar Rendon signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    They’re the best tacos out there!
    Not like those cheap imitators!!!

  1902. Theo Busse signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Let the taco live!

  1903. trevor downtain signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    leave these guys be, there not doing anything besides trying to make a living and making great food.

  1904. Garth House signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Let it not be buenos nachos for our trucks.

  1905. jeff zielinski signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    This is such a dumb idea, doesn’t the city of Los Angeles have better things they could be dealing with?

  1906. Theresa Pan signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    save the taco trucks!! i love them.

  1907. Bryan Buswell signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    mi casa es su casa. mis calles son sus calles amigos.

  1908. Jennifer Fernandez signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    I <3 taco trucks!

  1909. Erin Corrigan signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    when i’m old and grey
    i don’t want to say “back in my day they used to have tacos IN TRUCKS. those were the days”
    and them to say “not agaiiiiiiiin”

  1910. Ben Ward signed,

    on May 12th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    Save Our Trucks!

  1911. Jaime Velasquez signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 12:59 am

    Save our veggie buritos

  1912. Jaime Velasquez signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 12:59 am

    Save our veggie burritos!

  1913. Joram signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 3:44 am

    People gotta eat!

  1914. Susu Abdo signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Let those trucks alone. I was looking forward to eating from one when I come to LA soon. Solve some real issues.

  1915. Julie Orser signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Save the taco trucks!

  1916. Marisa Barreto signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 8:21 am

    Save the TACO Trucks!!!!! I guess the woman who started this must be a Latina from the toes down…

  1917. Rafael Bustamante signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 8:29 am

    Taco trucks are part of our L.A. culture and it would be sad if they were to go
    Viva los Taco Trucks!

  1918. Michael moroni signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 8:34 am

    Don’t take the Taco trucks away!!!

  1919. Vanessa Rivera signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 8:39 am

    Gloria, instead of putting these people in jail that do want to work, you should put your spare time in locking up all those child predators!!!!! People are trying to make a living for their kids and themselves. Do you know what this is going to cause, more crimes and which means more taxes from us TAXPAYERS for bigger jails!! GLORIA, please think of the people who DO WANT TO MAKE A LIVING!!!!!!!!!! MAY GOD BLESS YOU!!!!

  1920. Jose M signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Get a life, Save the TACO trucks…

  1921. Rebecca Tidwell Prediletto signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Save the trucks!

  1922. Yourie Gibson signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 8:46 am

    What will L.A. be like w/o the taco trucks?

  1923. Johanna Navarro signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 8:47 am

    We as Latinos have to support our people and stay strong in situations like this one.

  1924. Heather Kreamer signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 8:48 am

    save our taco trucks!

  1925. April Pardo signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 8:51 am

    KEEP THE TACO TRUCKS!!

  1926. LORETTA CASTILLO signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 8:53 am

    KEEP THE TACO TRUCKS
    KEEP THE TACO TRUCKS
    KEEP THE TACO TRUCKS

  1927. Paola Romero signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 8:55 am

    Hello Gloria,
    Please re-think this whole issued. A lot of families depend on this type of jobs. People are trying very hard to earn an honest living and if you shut them down a lot families would be with out jobs. Just think about all the people that would suffer just because you are making a wrong decision. May God give you the knowledge and strenght to do the right thing. God bless you!

  1928. Johanna Villa signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 9:06 am

    This is very unfair!!! I cant believe that you are putting this out there….what are you crazy??? Why would you want to punish these honest workers who sell yummy food to hungry customers?? You should work on things that really matter and affect our society such as prostitution, drugs, and child molesters!!!! Send them to Jail and keep them there, they are harming society in a very horrible way!! But our taco sellers, what wrong have they done for you to do this to them!! Use your brain and think things straight!!

    KEEP TACO TRUCKS!!!
    KEEP TACO TRUCKS!!!
    KEEP TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1929. Olga Aldrete signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 9:06 am

    This is such a dumb idea, I guess the city of Los Angeles has nothing better to do than to pick on these poor people who are trying to make an honest living. There are other things they should be worrying about like the gang violence and child molestors!
    Please let the Taco Trucks Stay!

  1930. Emma Mendez signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 9:08 am

    Stick to the important issues. Bring down the gang violence and drug problems and concentrate on that.

  1931. Ada Perez signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 9:11 am

    What happen to Latinos supporting Latinos? What a shame one of our own trying to bring us down!
    Tacos de Asada ROCK!!! Gloria dont be trying to punk us!

  1932. IRENE signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 9:12 am

    LEAVE THE TACO TRUCKS ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1933. Richard Flores signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 9:17 am

    leave the trucks alone and go after the dirty politicians

  1934. Randy Gualajara signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 9:18 am

    GLORIA… WORKING IS NOT A CRIME!!!

    P.S. Gloria don’t trip… You know you want some tacos too… Peep this… if you change the law I will buy some tacos!!! Come on what do you say??? Your mind is saying NO but your stomach is saying YES!!!

  1935. Sierra signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Bring back taco trux!

  1936. Brian Peterson signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Leave our tacos alone!

  1937. Gonzalo Maldonado signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 10:04 am

    WHATS WRONG GLORIA??!! 2 MUCH CHEESE ON UR TACO??!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1938. Lester Garcia signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Save the Taco Trucks!!!

  1939. Andre Coleman signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 10:19 am

    This is a dumb change in the law!

  1940. angelique signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 10:23 am

    que vivan los taqueros! que viva mexico!

  1941. Martin Garcia signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 10:25 am

    I can’t believe that our supervisors who are suppose to support the small business development are acting in such a negative way against the taco trucks. They are part of our culture and they are not damaging the restaurant industry. I wonder how much money the restaurant industry is investing against the taco trucks and how much money they got supervisor Molina’s campaigns or endorsements.

  1942. Susy Vargas signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 10:30 am

    So many taqueros will be out of a job. That will be great for the economy right??? Stupid.

  1943. Sarah Morgan signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 10:31 am

    CARNE ASADA is not a crime! Save the taco trucks and a unique part of the LA culture

  1944. Juana Carrion signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 10:32 am

    I WANT TACOS, WE WANT TACOS, WE ALL WANT TACOS…
    GLORIA DON’T DENY IT… YOUR LAST NAME SAYS IT ALL… “YOU WANT TACOS”

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS….

  1945. Antoinette Reynolds signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Seriously Lady… Use My Tax Paying Money On Real Issues… Leave The Taco Trucks Alone… Are You Gonna Pay Their Bills When They Lose Business Over Your Nonsense!

  1946. Michael Arnot signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 10:38 am

    The Supervisors have clearly overstepped on this one. They run the risk of detroying an important part of the LA cultural landscape and a vital part of the local economy.

  1947. Patricia Zavala signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 10:38 am

    All I got to say is that she is trying to stop working, honest people from doing what they can to bring food to their family… at least we try and we work in whatever we have to… how about making it illegal to stand in the exit of the freeway asking for money!!! That will clean up our streets!!!

  1948. Trudi Taylor signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 10:50 am

    This is not even necessary. Can you think of nothing better to undertake. What harm does this business cause? People are feeding their families not to mention the public. It’s part of L.A.’s culture. Stop attacking the harmless and don’t be afraid to take on a real cause like homelessness or helping the elderly. It’s like the little people are under attack. Is this a sign of the times? Supervisors please take take not to be so “superior”. You or someone in your family was once one of us. Don’t forget.

  1949. Anna Harlan signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 10:56 am

    Taco trucks are an important part of life in Los Angeles!

  1950. Dani Fogarty signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 11:24 am

    There is nothing wrong with people making a living by selling food out of a truck, Save our TACO trucks!

  1951. Cindy Bonaparte signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 11:28 am

    L.A. county is obviously attacking small business. In some areas you cannot have a for sale sign on your car and park it on the street. Taco trucks are how people earn a living and why is that a bad thing? Im going to say it, the city, our county has waged economic warfare. The pettition is a start, but whats the next move L.A. county?

  1952. Jim Bauer signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Taco trucks are a staple, and if they are parked legally anywhere, they should be allowed to stay. I wish one was CLOSER to my house.

  1953. Teresa Weiss signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Let us eat tacos!

  1954. Christel signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 11:50 am

    i want my taco trucks! where else will i get authentic tacos. they dont disrupt others business..they usually park in empty parking lots. dont get rid of my tacos! what are you going to make them do..drive around cooking tacos like ice cream trucks? That is just a hazard.

  1955. Shirin Salamat signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    We have soldiers dying in Iraq, yet this is a pressing issue here in LA. Yeah, sometimes the democratic system is a JOKE!

    Why take away someone’s job? It doesn’t make sense. We should be spending the money being used to propel this bill on education or anything else that REALLY matters.

  1956. Angel Pedroza signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Taco Trucks have become an institution in East Los Angeles. They symbolize the enterprising spirit of the community. Los Angeles County Supervisors should be ashamed of their caving into the restaurant lobby on the backs for hard working people and the hardworking people they feed.

  1957. Tony lievanos signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Stop penalizing working class. Keep us our lunch hour safe.

  1958. Rachel Lievanos signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    These are some of the best tacos! Don’t take them away.

  1959. Wendy Gonzalez signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    This is were we hard-working peeps go cause we were rushing the previous day and we weren’t able to cook!!!! NOTE THIS IS ALSO FOR THE LAZY ONE’S WHO DON”T LIKE TO COOK!!!!! MAKES LIFE EAZIERRRRR!!! MUCH LOVE

  1960. Jiyeon Yoo signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Power to the taco!

  1961. Lalo signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    I support free enterprise!

  1962. Alfreda Y. Woods signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    I need these trucks because they provide quality food and service for a reasonable price. There are many locations where it’s difficult to find any food locations and/or anything that’s affordable. Let’s not punish hardworking small business owners.

  1963. Luz Perez signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1964. Audrey signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Not everyone can afford to open a restaurant! Maybe if chain restaurants are worried about competition then maybe they should lower their prices! First it will be the taco trucks, then they will go after the flower and fruit stands too! People should have a choice whether they want to give their money to a corporation or to local people who actually need the money to feed their families!

  1965. Chris C. signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    This law brought to you by Gloria Molina is an absurdity. I will be sure to keep a close eye on all legislation that is supported by or written by Gloria Molina in the future. I’m sure she most have recieved some generous funds from the restaurant coalition which incited her to draft such a disgraceful, anti-cultural, biased law. REMOVE GLORIA MOLINA FROM OFFICE.

  1966. Jessica signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    It will be a real shame if these taco trucks are restricted in this way. They are part of our latin culture. You’ll see these types of trucks in Mexico virtually everywhere. So it’s nice to see a few here on this side of the border. Not to mention delicious!

  1967. Jason Jelinek signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Don’t kill the culture of the streets of LA.

  1968. Tiffany Bogue signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    This is absurd.
    ***Carne Asada is not a crime***

  1969. Rosa signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Hey no not the tacos why not Burger King or Mcdonalds that is some greasy food not tacos, tacos are thee bomb yum yum if they take them away where will our family weekend’s be and those with the munchies and for the one’s that go clubing after dancing your ass off you know you got the munchies damn that can not happen say no to taking out the trucks and may god be with all you taco makers viva los tacos locos for ever.

  1970. Mark S. Grohne signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1971. leslie signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    taco stands are the greates food in america. latinos/americans love to eat these kind of food.

  1972. Rosa signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Please not the tacos that is a people tradition not just Mexicans I see lot’s of you white people at the taco stands that is un fair don’t you have something better to do instead of picking on the hard workers that are trying to make a living look at the some of the people that are from here they dont even work all they do is collect welfare and sell drugs you should take them out people go to Tijuana just to have a taco de carne asada why wood you make it harder for them you know gas is to expensive just think a tortilla made by hand with jucie stake and some avocado and cilantro and some onion and homemade salsa verde mmmmmmmmmmmm dame you know ur wife could not even try making a homemade tortilla haha yha rt so think hard be before you decide.

  1973. CURTIS GRIMES signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Here we go again, looking for another way to hold someone back who is trying to earn an honest living. It is not the taco truck that is hurting nieghboring businesses, where these people are parking thier trucks, These taco trucks provide good food at fair prices, unlike the resturaunts in the nearby areas, If the people wanted to patronize the restuaunts they would do so, no one is twisting arms and making people eat at these trucks, as it has been my choice on numerous occasions to exert my right to choose, 6 out of 10 times i’ve probably chosen the truck. Instead of wasting the city and state monies on something that should not be an issue why not put this time, energy and monies into a worthwile cause, such as GANG/DRUG INTERVENTION, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. I see this attack on the taco vendors as nothing more than David trying to beat Goliath, the greedy, money hungry politions are just lobbying with restuarant owners who want to control where people spend thier monies. Leave these hard working people alone and let them serve thier TACO’S, I’m sure that everyone who is for this law has eaten from a taco truck themselves. I feel that this law is just a slap in the face to the many taco vendors who just want to make a living, while giving what i believe to be a great service to all of thier customers. LEAVE THEM ALONE.

  1974. Isaak Olson signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Please….. I couldn’t stand to live without it…. I love it…..

  1975. Vincent S. Nunez signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    These trucks provide convenience and affordable meals in urban areas that charge high rent and therefore high prices on such conveniences molinas plan is much like the old beautify America (by wich they ment get rid of something that maybe usefull but ugly) initiative that did away with countless recycling centers (salvage yards in those days), how smart does that seem now?

  1976. Angela signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Why you guy’s always messing with the hard working people??? First is taking Illegal people out of United States and Now the Taco’s stands why you don’t closed all them gay bars on Hollywood Blvd. instead of leaving the Taco Stands alone…

  1977. Rocio Garduno signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Please dont shut down our tacos. Let our culture be…

  1978. Marla Morales signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Please stop the Madness!

  1979. Fernando N. signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Every since I can remember my family has been frequenting these wonderful taco trucks. Indeed some of my fondest memories have taken place in front of a carrito. Gloria Molina has gone too far and we should not stand for this nonsense. Who is putting money in her pocket and taking it away from the hard-working people trying to make an honest living while at the same time feeding the hungry masses? This is deplorable!

  1980. James Varnum signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    TACOS!!!!

  1981. Miguel B. signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Gloria Molina in cahouts with McDonald’s? Who is to benefit from this movement. Surely there is no harm to the community brought on by these taco trucks. No. The truth of the matter is that the truth is truly not known. Somebody will benefit from the removal of the taco truck from the corners of Los Angeles and it will surely not be the citizens of this great city. Gloria Molina should shove a taco in her mouth rather than bringing her ill-conceived notions to the City Board. Why have the people not been asked? Why has Our voice not been heard? I’ll tell you why. Because green speaks louder in the pockets of politicians than the voice of the poor movile food vendors. It is a shame when a man or woman has to travel from more than a couple of miles in search of a meal that should rightfully be at a corner’s distance.

  1982. Matthew Rodriguez signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Where would I be without Chile Verde at 3 am after the bars close? In hell that’s where

  1983. Johnny Fu signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    LA has been home to me for my whole life. The last 5 years have been away serving my country. Now some politician is out to put something on their resume is a joke. Focus on problems, not make them “Board of Supervisors”

  1984. Diana Sillero signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    We need our taco trucks!

  1985. Carmen Esquer signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    This is ridiculous. KEEP the taco TRUCKS!!!

  1986. Hector Lopez Tacos el Compa signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    we are cleaner than most restuarants, have more restrictions, guidelines and pay the same fees!!!! Running a taco truck is a tough business..

  1987. Brian Smith signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Keep the Taco Trucks!

  1988. kelly maurice signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Keep the Taco Trucks!

  1989. jake kutzin signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Leave the delicious taco trucks alone!

  1990. Marco A. Gonzalez signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    There trying to make an honest living by not stealing and WORKING late night. Would you prefer them STEALING/VICTIMISING late at night better

  1991. El Taco Capone signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    No Mas!

  1992. david sacks signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    At every intersection of a bigger business versus a smaller family business, our society has become a one way street toward bigness and sameness.

    shame on you ms. molina

  1993. NUTCH signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    i needs me taco’s man. no take me truck dudeman ./.6 just leave them be sucker

  1994. Ramlah Frediani signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 1:51 am

    Taco trucks represent this city’s rich cultural heritage and offer some of the best, most affordable food in town. Ramlah

  1995. Erwin Chavez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 2:27 am

    QUE VIVA LOS TACOS!

  1996. Jessica signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:32 am

    I don’t even live in LA and I signing this!! I ordered two t-shirts…one for my mom in AZ and one for my husband in MD. We’ll support you from afar!

  1997. David Bernal signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:20 am

    save the taco trucks we don,t have taco trucks in duncan, oklahoma But sure miss my tacos from los angeles.I love my tacos.

  1998. Priscilla signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:47 am

    This only helps solidify my opinion that politicians can turn to dirty, shameful schemes whenever the price is right. I support these honest, hard-working vendors 100%!
    Go tacos!

  1999. Daniel Cisneros signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:56 am

    What a lame excuse for legislation. This city will be a little poorer for it.

  2000. Barry McManus signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Go get ‘em!

  2001. Bonnie signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:59 am

    sí se puede

  2002. Caroline signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Ditto to C.Warner above (#75) and echoing everyone else’s sentiments! This legislation is ridiculous and pointless. What is that woman’s problem??!

  2003. Rosa Samaniego signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:10 am

    DO NOT STOP THE TACO TRUCKS

  2004. elvia avellaneda signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:13 am

    lets save our hard working people. they r just trying to make a decent living!!!!!!!!!!!

  2005. NORMA LOPEZ signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:13 am

    LET THEM WORK
    GO AND TAKE CARE TO CLEAN THE STREETS AND LEAVE THEM ALONE.

  2006. NORMA LOPEZ signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:14 am

    DEJEN A LA GENTE TRABAJAR LA QUE SI QUIERE NO ESTAN ASIENDO NINGUN CRIMEN LEAVE THEM ALONE

  2007. Kevin Cheng signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:27 am

    What kind of good would it do to make these trucks move every hour? Sounds pretty pointless to me.

  2008. Sophia Arellano signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Taco trucks provide a quick & affordable meal. They’re just tryin to make an honest living, isn’t that what America is all about? Ridiculous to say they’re taking customers from surrounding businesses…no one else is open at 2am!!

  2009. Mary Ann Cabrera signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    I am a fan of the taco. Therefore, I am obviously a fan of the taco truck.

    Save the taco trucks!

  2010. Tyler Schmalz signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    If this was the biggest problem LA was facing at this time, I’d say “go ahead, oppress these people and take away the rights the government should be working to protect” but there are many larger problems that won’t be solved by taking businesses off the “streets.” Not to mention that many of these people would probably become dependent on the state (and we know how much you people hate Welfare) because their loyal customers won’t be able to find them.

    Taking money away from these local vendors will remove it from the California enconomy and put it in to some chain restaurant owner’s pocket (whose pocket most likely resides in a different state).

    For the good of the state, and the people who live in it, do not pass this legislation.

  2011. Lee signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    You can’t legislate our hunger away

  2012. Debra Threatt signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!! These owners are trying to make a living too, by feeding US!

  2013. Denise Gonzales signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    I love our LA tacos

  2014. Elizabeth Kelly signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Dammit I deserve the right to get heart burn when and where I want to…Save the taco Trucks!

  2015. santos uy signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    I love tacos from taco trucks.

  2016. Laurencejr@earthlink.net signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Let the citizens eat! We demand easy access to tacos!!!!

  2017. Traci Daniels signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Si’!

  2018. The Taconator signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Molina you FAT COW you call yourself hispanic..you look like you could close down a truck all by yourself…Save our trucks…

  2019. b carter signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    jeeez! just let love live, you gov’s!! cuz we love it sooooooo.

  2020. Sheryl Amparan signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Save out Taco Trucks!!

  2021. Tuna Tacos signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Give me tacos or give me death.

  2022. Patricia J. marquez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Yes, we need to keep the taco trucks! They are the best!

  2023. Bruce Gleaton signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    I am glad to hear communities standing up for what they believe in and we as a nation need more things to bring us all together.

  2024. LT signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    save the taco trucks!!!

  2025. Renee Nuthall signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Taco trucks keep people happy!

  2026. tito zuluaga signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    a day with out mexican .. so so
    a night with taco now that BAD !!!

  2027. Floyd Ridley signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Taco trucks rule!!!

  2028. Brad Britton signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Save the taco trucks! I cant stand to eat ameri-taco crap from Taco Bell!

  2029. rudy torrella signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    hey glo ,

    its either our tacos or YOUR JOB !!!

  2030. Fred Smiley signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Illegal trucks for illegal customers. Keep it in CA. Via Taco Bell,,,,,,,,,,

  2031. Mercedes McMicheal signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Stop pushing us around we are not going any where.. We were here before the hamburger.

  2032. Sofiya Alexandra signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    One of LA’s most unique, delicious, and special traditions. This law is bullshit in addition to being discriminatory.

  2033. Cassie Glenn signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Good Luck !

  2034. Juan Hernandez Jr. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Establish a 250-foot buffer zone between a brick and mortar restaurant and a non-affiliated taco truck. That way they cannot blame the taco truck for siphoning customers.

  2035. James Davis signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Save the taco trucks, so people can make a living in these hard times. What happened to having a dream and living it out?

  2036. David Kim signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Another way for “The Man” to keep control of our freedom. LA wouldn’t be the same without taco trucks. Baja Fresh, La Salsa, Paquito Mas don’t have sh** on taco trucks. BAN MEXI-CALI MEXICAN FOOD. GROSS!

  2037. Rino Centanaro signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    The trucks are legally licensed and pay taxes they should be able to park anywhere legally
    my support goes out to them !

  2038. Leon Galliano signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Save the Tacos

  2039. Gary Kerley signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    These trucks are a welcomed alternative to high priced eating establishments and taking them off the streets is taking my freedom of choice which I strongly resent.

  2040. DIANE HENINGER signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    There is nothing wrong with making a honest living . This law is unfair to those in the taco truck business. Save the taco trucks:)

  2041. Patricia Bicari signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Just another ploy for the city to make money while the working class struggle to make ends meet. How dare they fine $1,000 for not moving the taco truck within the allotted time frame! These people have rent to pay and we have enough homelessness in this country. What about hotdog vendors? They, too, have their carts near brick & mortar restaurants. I live in New York and I love the taco truck in my neighborhood. I do not feel it takes away business from the restaurants. When I want to eat on the fly or take home an inexpensive bite, I go to the taco truck – a welcomed treat, but most times I sit down in a restaurant to have my meals. It’s my choice and I would not want it taken away.

  2042. Linda Martinez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Keep the tacos coming!

  2043. Melissa Stefanic signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!!!!

  2044. Jaqueline Molina Sanchez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    I’m a skinny hispanic girl that loves tacos. I’ve been brought up in it Taking these taco trucks away would be a slap in the face to all us hispanics.

  2045. Ricardo Velez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Bullshit law.

  2046. Gary Kerley signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    These trucks are a welcomed alternative to the high priced eating establishments and taking them off the streets is also taking away my freedom of choice.

  2047. Bill Velto signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    The food is great. As long as the trucks are clean and pass health inspections let them be. I love my Carne Asada and Carnitas and everything else!

  2048. John Miller signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Everyone has the right to pursue a honest living at least restrict them from parking directly in front of food establishments but DO NOT ban them!

  2049. Antonio Portillo signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    We want our tacos. Keep your hands off our catering trucks. We want them to stay as long as they keep their food fresh and trucks clean.

    Antonio/ The Loncheras Defender.

  2050. Robert Skow signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Its a shame that our freedoms are being taken away because of a few rouge trucks that don’t operate with manners.

  2051. Jose Guzman signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Rescind this stupid law. With millions of people concentrated in LA county, there is enough of a customer base to support restaurants and taco trucks. The price differential between the two already segments the market. Get real supervisors, this is just a ploy to shut out a competitor.

  2052. Patrick signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    I love tacos, who doesn’t love tacos. Also, this is away for the government to push around minorities and those individuals on the lower economic ladder, its unfair and unlawful.

  2053. Chuck Parton signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Keep those trucks with all that fabulous food a rollin’

  2054. Elizabeth Gill signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    GLORIA, tu es muy loco!!!!

  2055. Elizabeth Gill signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    gloria estas loca!!

  2056. Tom Allen signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Taco trucks are an integral part of the social fabric of Los Angeles, they are a part of who we are! Surely there is a better solution to be had.

  2057. Alan Johnson signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Like others have said, if this measure is to prevent unfair competition with brick/mortar businesses (which is not unreasonable), make the trucks obey a certain radius. That would be a mere inconvenience, not a destructive act. The fact is, the LA County public has consistently voted with its feet and its dollars in support of the taco truck, and we have no desire to see that slice of our culture driven away. So many happy evenings have ended at a truck…why destroy this?

  2058. Jesus Torres signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    This is just another low blow on our community. What’s next? Banning gardners????

  2059. Steve McFadden signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    This law is not right..

  2060. Eric Buckle signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    This law is bullshiat, and the fools that passed it need to die in a fire. Hands off the taco trucks!

  2061. Ray Botelho signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Let the people earn a living!

  2062. Don Jullio signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Is it true Home Depot is behind this?

  2063. RAIDERS signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    I like FISH TACOS

  2064. Ronald Blevins signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Get rid of the City Council,bunch of useless bums, probably Communists.

  2065. Mark M signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Can we stop the Cronyism please? Businesses lobbying elected officials to cripple competing businesses is downright corrupt.

    If they don’t like it they can lower the prices so the consumer wins.

  2066. Alan Johnson signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Lengua is not a crime…

    But drunk-driving is. Expect an uptick in drunk-driving arrests and accidents as a result of this law. Taco trucks are the great place to sober-up at the end of a fun night.

  2067. Mike signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Racists trying to keep the mexicans down.. save our trucks

  2068. michael carodsa signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    God damn it i want my fucking tacos and i want them them now.

  2069. Candace signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Tacos and taco trucks are here to stay in LA!!

  2070. Erica signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Their food is yummylicious and cheap,,,, boo you envious profit seekers!

  2071. Robert Rosenbaum signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Taco trucks are a part of LA culture and they should be embraced as such.
    Imagine if New York tried to ban mobile hot dog vendors.

  2072. frankophrank signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Its my money, and if I want to eat tacos from a taco truck then i should be able to do so. This is another way the County Supervisor have nothing better to do then bully around taco vendors that don’t put money into the Supervisor’s pockets. Next election we should vote them out of office. Power to the people!!

  2073. Mayra Garcia signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    SAVE THEM!!!!!!!!

  2074. David Theimer signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    It is called free market economics. Nothing is keeping the local shop owners from offering their food via a cart/truck via a mobile venue.

  2075. Carlos Gallegos signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Esa es una regla contrapruducente al capitalismo que vivimos.

  2076. Sherri Pierce signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    My husband and I drove a tractor-trailer for almost 20 years from the east coast to west coast every week. If not for your taco trucks, we would have been very unhappy campers-especially in and around L.A. where there is almost nowhere to park a big rig to go eat. We support you 100%-as I’m sure all the other truckers out there do. Good luck and keep up the good work and great food! You should get hold of OOIDA (Owner Operator Independent Driver’s Association)-they surely would support you as well.

  2077. Randy Sollenberger signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    go tacos!

  2078. Tim Gillons signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  2079. Anthony M. Fuentes signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    It’s all about free trade. Let the competition continue

  2080. Sarah Browne signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    toco truck lover

  2081. Percival Villegas signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Save the true tacos.

  2082. andresito umana signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    they’ll do anything they can do to handicap hispanic self reliance. They want to enslave us to their corporate minimum wages. The only vote that counts is the Dow Jones.

  2083. Jill Sanchez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    No fair! Taco trucks are the original “stay open late” food places to go to after the concerts or clubs! Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

  2084. leigh ann tatnall signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Take this away and watch crime increase.

  2085. kirk tatnall signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Leave this integral part of the communities alone.

  2086. elisa q signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    this is an attack against our community and our culture, keep those tacos coming!

  2087. Harold signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    It is for reasons such as squeeze they are trying to put on the taco trucks is why this nation is going down the tubes. As long the greedy hoards most of the wealth, we will continue to become weaker compared to other world powers.

  2088. LAur@ @lmEd@ signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    TACO TRUCK BATTLE!
    “Make Tacos not WAR!”
    You can take the Taco Truck out of East L.A. but you can’t take Taco Truck Pride out of Angelinos!

  2089. Julia Amaya signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!! Gloria Molina, how about you get a life and stop trying to dictate by molding our city into a bland, colorless one! Taco trucks have been around since I was a little ‘mocosa’ and….add flavor to our neighborhoods!!! How about you focus on community projects for our kids and not worry so much about our taco trucks???!!!

  2090. Frank Choqett signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    It’s a FREE country guys. Get the bureaucrats out of our lives. Let private businesses decide how many trucks are needed. The market knows.

    Here’s something interesting though. 14,000 Taco trucks but not ONE single Chinese food truck or Pizza truck!
    (There might be some, but I have never seen any)

    I regularly go to a small Chinese restaurant owned by a young Chinese girl and her mom. Her mom does not speak a word of English, so she can’t run the restaurant. To make ends meet in this business, this poor girl has to keep the restaurant open 7 days a week from 11 AM to 11 PM plus cleaning time. That’s practically 365 days a year. The restaurant rent is $3000/mo + utilities. She has not really had a day off in about 3 years, since she bought it. For her, this restaurant is practically a prison. A fun time for her is to leave in the morning to Cosco to get some rice. She’s afraid to get a manager and not sure who to trust.

    I’m not sure she’s happy to have left China and she may even get an earthquake here too!

    I suggested that she get a taco truck and convert it as a Chinese “cook and deliver” truck. Right now, she has to pay local drivers to deliver the food. The advantage would be that she would save the restaurant rent (but pay for the truck), could work only as much as needed, would cook on the way or on the spot to deliver quicker and go exactly where the demand is. During the day in industrial parks, at night after the bars close, for example

    Why not Chinese food or Pizza?

    I think it would be great to have a “Cook and deliver truck”, with Pizza delivered right out of the oven. I don’t see any safety/legal issues since they already cook in those 14,000 Taco trucks. Nobody cooks anything else now. It either Tacos or Ice Cream, that it! Certainly they could do a Sushi truck, since no cooking is involved.

    I just don’t get it. Weird.

  2091. Frank Choqett signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    BTW, can you guys make the food a LITTLE less greasy?

    Other than that, you’re doing a great job feeding the hungry.

  2092. Monica M. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    this is the most ignorant and thoughtless law i have ever heard pass in my life. there are so many more important things to worry about than taco trucks and how long they are parked at certain locations. people in hight places love to stick it to the middle class worker just because they can. thats not the american i thouth that we lived in. we need to focus on whats important not on the ignorance of the upper class.

  2093. Brandon Cumby signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Taco libre!

  2094. Heather Gram signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    taco trux forever and ever

  2095. Clark Merritt signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    What are you guys thinkin’ Hey mister, leave them trucks alone! I’d buy a t-shirt but I’m XXX.
    I’m thinking of XMAS gifts…hopefully this nightmare will be in the past by then. Viva Asada!

  2096. Jeanne Cajina signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Shame on you, Gloria… shame…

  2097. Eric Chambala signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Come to Biloxi, MS we need some good food here.

  2098. Kevin Paul signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    We can use you in Shreveport, LA. too! We currently have only one taco street vendor and the lines are lonnnngggggg…..

  2099. Chip Jennings signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    How about – getting the gangs off the streets? Fighting drugs? Saving our children from violence and getting them back in scool? Cleaning up our city? Not taking away the taco Trucks!!! This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard!!

  2100. Timothy Bishop signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    The the taco venders alone!

  2101. Veronica Solorio signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    LAPD and Los Angeles politicians should spend some time solving real issues not feeling threatened by the self-determination and self-sufficiency of Latino taco truck owners.

  2102. Jose Estrella signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Can’t Hate On The Taco Trucks!


  2103. on May 14th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    vender tacos no deveria de ser un crimen, aunque si lo quieren hacer crimen quien les va a dar trabajo a todos esos nuevos desempleados, dejen los tacos en paz!!

  2104. Lloyd Wilder signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Hands off our Burritos!!!

  2105. Vincent signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    GO TACO TRUCK..
    VIVA LA TACOS!!

  2106. Luis Villa signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Dear Local Business,
    If you feel threatened by the taco trucks, deal with it honorably: Make a better taco and price it right – you’re guaranteed to get business back.
    Using money and political pull which you’ve “obtained”(been given) in order to root out competition is lazy, shameful and ignorant of the social harms caused, and any argument for such actions, at the root, lies in basic fallacy!
    “Your dreams do not have to come at the expense of my dreams!” – Barack Obama ’08

  2107. Leticia Regudon signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Viva La Lonchera! Viva!

  2108. Omar Jorge Uribe Vingochea signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Designate spaces for a staple of our community

  2109. Jacqueline S signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    You are stripping Los Angeles of an important part of its culture.

  2110. Juanab1 signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    That has been around forever. This is another attempt to keep the working from making a living the only way it was taught to them from prior family generations.

  2111. Amanda R. signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:16 am

    F***************!! graffito & tacos, that’s what i’m talking about……

  2112. Noreen Tiangco signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:26 am

    Gloria Molina is a sellout!

  2113. Rosen Trinidad signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:29 am

    Don’t let government interfere with consumer choices. It isn’t fair.

  2114. Roten R10 signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:30 am

    who do you think you are? Especially in a neighborhood where people rely on taco trucks and taco trucks rely on people and graffitti will live on until the end of days so get use to it like i got use to your dubm face

  2115. malcolm weldon signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 2:24 am

    I LOVE TACOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2116. victor perez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 2:56 am

    boycott all the brick and mortar restaurants in L A

  2117. Guadalupe Rodriguez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 6:20 am

    This is my formal signature to be taken into consideration so the taco vendors dont have to move.

  2118. Jahar Bose signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:34 am

    Because Leo has the best chicken tacos ever!!!!

  2119. roger barajas signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:34 am

    its harmless todos comen tacos en la calle cualquier raza o color viva la tradicion de comer tacos en la calle

  2120. ximena anorga signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:05 am

    Save the Taco Trucks!!

  2121. leslie sanchez=) signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:05 am

    keep those tacos coming…god bless you guyz…

  2122. Shiva signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Leave the poor taco man alone. I want my tacos.

  2123. Adriana Carpio signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Consumers should have the choice and by taking the luch trucks they are limiting us!

  2124. Ruben Aguilera signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Im a veteran, and i know we have better things to do that worry about people trying to make an honest living!!

  2125. Luis Soto signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Leave my people make a living, their are more important things to worry about!!

  2126. ERIKA CARTAGENA signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Let people who just want to make an honest living, work.

  2127. Johanna Suarez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Please let the taco trucks stay…all they are doing is making a living for themselves.
    Eating tacos every friday night is a tradition in our family don’t take that away.

  2128. Arleen signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Gloria molina…..
    #1 reason why you’re chubby? Street Tacos…..let other people enjoy the same……leave them alone!!!!!!!!!

  2129. LAURA CAMPOS signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Gloria Molina? Sounds Mexican to me. Why would she go against her own people? Why would she not try to help the people instead? They are always trying to find ways to stop us mexicans from making a living!! What would L.A. be without taco trucks?

  2130. Courtney Carr signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Save the Trucks!


  2131. on May 15th, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Aren’t there bigger problems in LA than pestering the taco trucks? Seriously. If the brick & mortar can’t compete they need to rethink their business model.

    Good luck, y’all!

  2132. Bernadette O'campo signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Should you people be more concerned with the gang violence going on in the community. Or how about the police shooting that are happening more often now.

  2133. Erika signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Leave the taco trucks alone and let them make their living. Brick and Mortar business’…don’t be be jealous! It’s not their fault that they make better food than you!

  2134. oscar rodriguez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    i’m agree to save our taco truck let them make their livin. they make better food and chaper than you , don’t be jealous

  2135. cristina signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    i love tocos especialy tocotruck

  2136. J Dub signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Why does the government insist on constantly screwing the working man?

  2137. Eri signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    If the restaurateurs are worried about loosing their business from the taco trucks, don’t sell tacos.
    There is a world of cultural foods to choose from that could still be sold cheaply, that doesn’t come into direct competition.

  2138. S. Shanks signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    If the restaurant business is losing customers, maybe they should start serving better food at lower prices with faster service! Aren`t there enough stupid laws in this state? Geesh-let people earn a living!

  2139. Elsa Morales signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Ms. Molina please keep our tradition of Saturday night tacos.

  2140. Michael Petrusko signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Ms. Molina get a life !!!!!

  2141. Mike G. signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Where are the taco trucks in SD at?

  2142. Debbie Estrada signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    If the trucks are removed that will be a crime!

  2143. Carlos Estrada signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    I will never go back to California if the trucks are impossed this stupid tax. I live in South Florida and go to California all the time and first thing i do is go eat my tacos!

  2144. Mabel Cobos signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    They are just like fast food restaurants just on mobile!!! People count on this business to be able to provide for their families…. Let the taco trucks keep doing their thing!!

  2145. Julene Huffman signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Support the taco trucks!

  2146. Samuel Burke signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    I wouldn’t be able to run my business without the trucks! Vive Carne Asada!!!

  2147. Jaime Bates signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Gloria Molina is not in a lifetime job. although when i moved from there 18 years ago, she was in the same position. And, if i am not mistaken, she used to look like a veterana back in the day. It’s sad when people forget where they came from. Vote her dumb ass out!!

  2148. enrique signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    i wouldnt like taco trucks to be changed every hour because their good n their really close 2 my house …

  2149. enrique mora signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    ARRIVA LAS LONCHERAS {TACOS EL MORA}

  2150. Valerie Arredondo signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    I attend San Francisco State University and I can only say one thing, I miss Good Tacos from EastL.A. (I have them whe I come home everytime). Please don’t take them away. La Estrella on Lorena & Whittier #1 (best Al Pastor ever).

  2151. Maria L. Cisneros signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    I want my tacos!!! El Solitario on Union Pacific and Atlantic Blvd are the best!!! I love the tripa!

  2152. Sara Marie Wallace signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Si, se puedo!!!!!

  2153. Maria Cabrera signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Everyone HAS the right to make an honest living. Everyone working in the taco trucks has the same rights as the politicians do to provide for themselves and their families. Get off your high horses and let them do their job!!!!

  2154. richard signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Take down the hollywood sign?
    Close Disneyland?
    Tear out stars on Hollywood Blvd?
    Never. Why Because they are part of LA,
    well now joining this part of LA culture.
    LA Taco trucks

    Carne Asada is not a Crime

  2155. Eduardo Recinos signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Cant live without the tacos… L.A. wouldnt be the city of angels without the tacos…

  2156. Hugo Alberto Pelayo signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Down with the man!!!

  2157. Clark Moffat signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 4:24 am

    Save the trucks.

  2158. jen signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 8:12 am

    not our taco truck!!!! its the best!!!..:(

  2159. NORA OSORIO signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    THANK YOU TO THE PEOPLE WHO WORKS IN THE CATERING
    TRUCKS FOR BRING US FAST FOOD, GOOD PRICES & MUY
    BUENOS TACOS (VERY GOOD TACOS).

  2160. Juan Flores signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Sra. Gloria Molina:
    Un afectuoso saludo.
    Siempre ha recibido mi total apoyo y simpatia, pero en esta ocasion definitivamente no. Las leyes deben ser justas y llevar un beneficio colectivo; pero las leyes injustas, discriminatorias y perjudiciales deben ser rechazadas energicamente.
    Los tacos son algo mas que comida; son parte de nuestra identidad.

  2161. HULK HOGAN signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    I NEED MY TACOS AND STEROIDS


  2162. on May 16th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    MS. MOLINA ONCE I VOTED FOR YOU AND I FELT
    PROUND BECAUSE YOUR HISPANIC AND KNOW OUR
    CULTURE. I HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR SEVERAL –
    YEARS IN THIS BUSSINESS (SERVING TACOS) —
    I HAVE TO WORK HARD FOR MAKE A LIVING FOR
    MY FAMILY AND DON’T ASKED FOR ANY BENEFITS TO
    THE COUNTRY, I HAVE ALL THE PERMITES REQUIRED
    BY LAW & HELTH DEPT. I CAN’T THINK ABOUT MY
    FUTURE MAYBE TOMORROW I’M NOT GOING TO BE ABLE
    TO WORK IF THIS PROPOSAL BECAME A LAW.
    THANK YOU FOR ABOUT US, BECAUSE WE PAY TAXES
    TOO.

  2163. Melissa Sanvicente signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Save our taco trucks!They are causing harm to no one and as long as they have there food permits, there is no reason why they should not be able to stay. These are family owned business and they have the right to maintain there families.

  2164. Karla Carpio signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    i love carne asada tacos..they cant take that away from us!!

  2165. Warren Chester signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Growing up in LA when I was kid I remember my favorite taco truck, always there and always good for the community! Shame on restaurants for trying to stop healthy competition, and shame on the city of Los Angeles for allowing this to happen.

  2166. George Benson signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Taco trucks are a great gift to the po folk in this town…folk like me. once upon a time you had to own land to vote in this country. we realized that THAT was not right. there is no reason Taco vendors must needs be brick and mortar any more than EBAY does.

    tacos are peasant food. that we peasants like buying from peasants is reasonable.

    geo.

  2167. Angeles Flores signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 11:42 am

    ¿Y ahora, quién podrá alimentarme?

  2168. maria reyes signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    no estoy de acuerdo en que multen a estas personas por solo vender comida que esta barata a el alcanse de nuestros volsillos los restaurantedya no son baratos ya es caro nimodo que no comamos dios da para todos menos para los invidiosos

  2169. Eduardo Lara signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    These new restrictions against taco truck operators are unjust and should be rescinded. Given the current price of gas, having to move every hour also places an extra financial burden on the truck owners. East Los and other unincorporated parts of LA need these taco trucks to stay put! Ya basta!

  2170. bush signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    carne asada is NOT a crime

  2171. seb signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    carne asada is NOT a crime

  2172. SHOSHANA signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    carne asada is NOT a crime

  2173. Ryan Wiberg signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Tacos are better than you. Please keep them arround

  2174. taco is not waco signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 6:34 am

    :)

  2175. john . fisher signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 7:33 am

    vivi la taco

  2176. john . fisher signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 7:35 am

    viva la taco

  2177. Yvonne Rios signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 8:25 am

    Go Tacos!

  2178. Heidi signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Government! Put your eyes on the criminals. Not on the ones who try to find a decent life style for their families.

  2179. William G signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Man this makes me so mad, Gloria Molina , is kicking the definition of Land of oppurtinity out the door.

  2180. Kaori Hamada signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Taco Trucks are the LA culture.
    Love TacoTrucks!

  2181. cristina cornejo signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    go taco trucks!

  2182. Gloria Santos signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    SAVE THE TACOS!!!

  2183. Gloria Santos signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    SAVE OUR TACOS!!!

  2184. Jose Mateos signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Don’t mess things up, keep the trucks!

  2185. Ted Schlechte signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 4:24 am

    Living in Perth, Western Australia, where there is nothing like this, everytime I return home to L.A. I look forward to the trucks and the culture. Keep tacos and also the “American dream” alive. What is better: having a taco truck parked for an hour or a hideous fast food outlet cropping up in its place?! Get with it.

  2186. Diana Chairez signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 5:43 am

    Hey man, I love to eat the TACOS at the Loncheras. It sure beats having to cook!! Here in Greenville, SC we have loncheras too!

  2187. P.l LEE(c) signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 6:25 am

    Outrages!! Your joking!! It can’t Be!? you cant take the taco trucks you just cant because once you take the taco trucks then its the pizza delvery service automobile system then every car,truck,bus,or mini bike that brings us our food at a very convenient time in our hungry demise will go down in a festering heeping pile of messy discharge , which never seems to be too apetizing so save the trucks save the tacos but save the rights and save for us….

    ALL WE ARE SAYING IS GIVE the taco trucks in L.A A CHANCE
    ALL WE ARE SAYING IS GIVE the tacos are really good and at a resonible price soooo you should give them A CHANCE !!! THATS ALL WE’RE SAYIN

  2188. DVD signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 9:17 am

    I could think of a worse offense. Tell your city officials to go after some real criminals. I think Taco Bell is behind this.

  2189. Dacia Serrano signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Don’t eliminate taco trucks! They serve a legitimate need!

  2190. moises signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 9:31 am

    The taco truck saves me a lot of time and hassle driving couple miles to get something to eat. It benefits everyone here at my work which i don’t understand why the people trying to change this don’t see it that way.

  2191. David Venezky signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 9:46 am

    The taco truck represents a great part of Latino culture, as
    well as providing some fantastic ethnic cuisine.
    Los Angeles would not be the same without the taco trucks,
    each with their own specialties, plying their trades from the beach
    to Pico Rivera.

  2192. Gio signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 10:09 am

    LA’s supervisors, what the hell do you guys think you are doing, these kind of laws are not protecting our families from junk food, on the contrary these laws are affecting our lifestyle, especially for workers who are not able to earn enough money to go to a restaurant.

  2193. Gio signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 10:14 am

    And now, who is going to feed me?

  2194. Karen Linares signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 11:30 am

    These are the best!!!!

  2195. Daisy Bonilla signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Since I was a teenager struggling to work. The taco truck fed me. He has been feeding me for over 11 years. It is a crime to take a hard working persons job. That is what this law is doing creating unemployment. Once the trucks loose their business they will be unemployed.

  2196. Sandra signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    I’m all for the tacos!!! We all know we love eating them and without them L.A won’t be the same.

  2197. Jose Garcia signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Hopefully you get to keep your trocas I know that all the way over here in Boise Idaho we couldn’t live without our taco trucks so I hope my signature helps out

  2198. Sammy G Mares signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    SAVE TACOS! SAVE CULTURE! VIVA COMIDA DE CULUTA!!!!

  2199. Maridel signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  2200. William Cueva signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    there HAVE to be bigger fish to fry…leave the trocas alone!

  2201. Marlene Perez signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    leave the taco trucks alone.

  2202. Jose Morales signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    hmmm…Another worthless cacique selling out her people

  2203. David Capon signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Loose the bad and help the good, makes sense for everybody.

  2204. Marisa signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 10:14 am

    The taco trucks are an important part of LA culture, i don;t know what i would do with out them. PLEASE SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!

  2205. Soraya Osuna signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 10:43 am

    I can’t believe that they are trying to get rid of the taco trucks. What will be next. Gloria Molina needs to focus on issues that are more important at hand. Like the safety of our kids wihile attending schools. School shootings are rising each year. Or how about the rising costs of gasoline. As a latina I’m very disappointed in her.

  2206. RAFAEL FLORES AGUILERA signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    TACO IS OUR MEXICAN & LATINAMERICAN TRADITION

  2207. raymond yu signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    What happen to free enterprise! If an owner is selling a quality product; customers don’t mind standing on a street, let alone in a line to buy.

  2208. Nair Flores signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Keep the movement alive.

  2209. hugh pritchard signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Wow! I grew up eating off taco trucks. I guess now I’ll settle for Applebees and then retire to my loft.

  2210. Laura Colon signed,

    on May 21st, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Save the tacos!

  2211. Justin Garrett signed,

    on May 21st, 2008 at 8:34 am

    I lurve me some tacos!

  2212. Adrienne Martinez-Villegas signed,

    on May 21st, 2008 at 10:16 am

    They slip these laws past us all the time.

  2213. Freddy Reyes signed,

    on May 21st, 2008 at 10:43 am

    These tacos are the ish!!! best in any town.
    save our taco trucks!!! PTP

  2214. Nury Arevalo signed,

    on May 21st, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Save the taco trucks!! Please!!

  2215. anthony robles signed,

    on May 21st, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    they can ake away our trucks but theyll never take away our tacos.

  2216. Jose Boone P. signed,

    on May 21st, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Ya dejen de molestar y dejenlos trabajar y luego se quejan.

  2217. stewart lozano signed,

    on May 21st, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    save the taco trucks!!!


  2218. on May 22nd, 2008 at 8:44 am

    save the taco trucks

  2219. Mayra Lopez signed,

    on May 22nd, 2008 at 9:15 am

    Save the taco trucks!!!!

  2220. Nora Jauregui signed,

    on May 22nd, 2008 at 10:19 am

    GOTTA LOVE THEM TACOS… SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!

  2221. Jerry Gandara signed,

    on May 22nd, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    It’s a way of life.

  2222. Amorcito Ferenji signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 1:24 am

    What is Gloria Molona’s problem?? Can she be that out of touch with the ordinary and extraordinary people of the District she represents? We elected a so-called Chicana to defend our rights, and now this woman has lost her mind and is only responding to the Whittier Blvd Chamber of Commerce thinking that is where her future votes are…WRONG! Gloria you have disturbed a political hornet’s nest and shown your nastiest mask! A disgrace. Out of touch. Out of ignorance. Out of votes!!

  2223. jerry strull signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 2:21 am

    Molina’s logic is that the trucks have an undesirable competitive advantage over real-estate linked restaurant. Well, then let’s outlaw purchases through the internet as well. Same logic. In fact, let’s go back and outlaw cars too. It’ll play hell with the horse and buggy industry.

  2224. Josephine Huang signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 5:19 am

    save the taco trucks!

  2225. MICHELLE CARRERA signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 10:55 am

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!…

  2226. rachel galimidi signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    viva la tacolucion!!!!!!!

  2227. Ethan Mosbaugh signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    thanks

  2228. Ansony Garcia signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    These trucks are very helpfull to people with low income and for those of us on a steady income but only have 30 minutes for lunch at work. it’s a quick, cheap, and good places to eat.

  2229. Ashley Medina signed,

    on May 24th, 2008 at 10:21 am

    I LOVE TACOS :D!!!!!!!

  2230. Robert Ruiz signed,

    on May 24th, 2008 at 11:19 am

    lets save our tacos! omg there so good!

  2231. Lindsay Jones signed,

    on May 24th, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Fight the power, taco people!

  2232. Lisa Oyanguren signed,

    on May 24th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    I love the taco trucks! I am a native Angeleno, and I used to buy food from them all the time. They have some of the best food in L.A.! I can’t imagine Los Angeles without them.

  2233. Anna Fenton signed,

    on May 25th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    MEXICAN FOOD IS THE BEST

  2234. George Atamian signed,

    on May 25th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Yo quiero Fair Oaks, Pasadena Taco Trucks!

  2235. Filiberto Chavez signed,

    on May 27th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Save our taco trucks

  2236. Tom McKenzie signed,

    on May 27th, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Dear LA County Board of Supervisors,
    This law will hurt working families who are struggling to make a living in this city. Taco trucks are part of the quality of life here, not part of the problem. This hurts vendors and those who subsist on the nutritious meals that can be found at taco trucks. A better compromise can be found. While health and sanitation are important issues surrounding this debate, the measures implemented by the County do little but harass vendors and their clients without any real progress. Further, I’d like to know what the price tag is for enforcement of this new ordinance? Is it worth it? I doubt it. What is the goal and how does the community benefit from an ordinance like this? Please spend our tax dollars more wisely. At a time when County and City workers might face layoffs, it seems irresponsible to create a greater burden on the workforce to do a task that all but a small percentage of restaurateurs see as community service.
    Respectfully,
    Tom

  2237. Jee-In Halverstadt signed,

    on May 28th, 2008 at 12:52 am

    Save the taco trucks!

  2238. BrendenSchurmeier signed,

    on May 28th, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Save the taco trucks!!

  2239. Bridget Ottone signed,

    on May 28th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    To take away such an integral part of a community,
    the commerce and sharing of ones cultural diversity
    rips at the very fabric of what makes our country great! Shame on you! Sure…. Taco Bell is okay but
    not an alternative? C’mon! Faux cultural diversity?

  2240. Kevin M. signed,

    on May 28th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    I support the taco trucks!

  2241. David Serrano signed,

    on May 28th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Give tacos, or give me death!!!

  2242. David Serrano signed,

    on May 28th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Give me tacos, or give me death!!!

  2243. melissa henderson signed,

    on May 28th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    yummy…carne asada y al pastor…

  2244. Josh Holzedl signed,

    on May 29th, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Taco trucks are an integral part of our LA culture.

  2245. louisa behnke signed,

    on May 29th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Taco trucks ARE an integral part of LA culture.


  2246. on May 29th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    save a culture!

  2247. Miguel Haro Jr. signed,

    on May 30th, 2008 at 1:43 am

    Gloria Molina is one of the worst Supervisors in Los Angeles history.

  2248. Rocio Reyero signed,

    on May 30th, 2008 at 7:06 am

    Desde España…Que vivan los tacos!!!!

  2249. Maria Maldonado signed,

    on May 30th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Taco trucks are an integral part of our LA culture.

  2250. Josefina Nava signed,

    on May 30th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Tacos are the best especially if you are hungry.

  2251. Alexandria Braeden signed,

    on May 30th, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Stop messing with the taco trucks!! Their food is so much better than those boring commercial franchises- no one does carne asada better. Making me hungry thinking about it…

  2252. Joanna Soto signed,

    on May 31st, 2008 at 10:42 am

    I love my tacos!!!!

  2253. Christi Chiang signed,

    on May 31st, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Carne asada = #1~!

  2254. Christopher Lee signed,

    on June 1st, 2008 at 8:58 am

    This is a stinky example of what’s wrong with politics in George Bush’s America — government by the rich, for the rich, in complete contempt of regular people. The arbitrariness of it, its use of “law” for cruel and unusual harassment, its blatant unfairness, its total disregard of whether the voters actually want this, as if regular people’s opinions mattered for nothing…

    These politicians have forgotten who they work for. The only way to remind them is to vote them out in favor of candidates who aren’t so corrupt.

  2255. Alice Cheng signed,

    on June 1st, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Why are we taking honest people’s way of living away from them? Spend that time on crushing crime, please.

  2256. Susie Fernandez signed,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 7:47 am

    keep the taco trucks!

  2257. Jeff R. signed,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    What happened to fair competition and free interprise. Free the Trucks!!!

  2258. Jeff West signed,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Street vendors are a part of our economy and fill a niche. People – if you do not want to eat at them or do not trust them – then simply don’t eat there. Don’t ruin something the rest of us love that is not affecting you.

    Businesses – if they are taking your business then find a way to compete. Maybe you could make good food for a reasonable price. Or have your own competing stand.

  2259. Grace Woo signed,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Taco trucks are what make LA a city worth living in. Stop messing with taco trucks!!

  2260. Kristee Barker signed,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    I love Carne Asada!!! :)

  2261. Glen signed,

    on June 4th, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Oh yea tacos!!!

  2262. Geyzza Vazquez signed,

    on June 6th, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Save the taco trucks!!!

  2263. Jake R signed,

    on June 6th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    taco trucks are the greatest. lets save them!!!!!

  2264. Daniel Hicks signed,

    on June 6th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    For every taco truck you shut down, I’m going to kill a kitten.

  2265. Rob G signed,

    on June 8th, 2008 at 1:52 am

    Save our taco trucks!!

  2266. Lauren signed,

    on June 8th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Growing up in E.L.A that’s the only best tacos there is and if i ever leave my barrior, my heart will always be in ELA “Save our Tacos”

  2267. Mark Ziolkowski signed,

    on June 9th, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    These trucks are a godsend not only for the terrific food but for those of us who are on tight budgets and can’t afford the restaurant prices.

  2268. Gabi Ziolkowski signed,

    on June 9th, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    I’m hungry!!! Always nice people serving me at the taco truck.

  2269. LUIS RUELAS signed,

    on June 9th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Save our taco trucks!

  2270. MAGGIE signed,

    on June 9th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    WE SHOULD GET RID OF GLORIA MOLINA INSTEAD, LEAVE THE TACO TRUCKS ALONE THEY’RE NOT DOING ANYTHING WRONG JUST TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING. TACOS ARE THE BEST.

  2271. Nicole Ackermann signed,

    on June 10th, 2008 at 2:19 am

    let’s save those taco trucks and keep on enjoying this food.

  2272. Yvonne Yuro signed,

    on June 10th, 2008 at 7:03 am

    TACO TRUCKS are great! provide food for the hungry anywhere/everywhere…. come on Gloria Molina – they just want to make a living! Muy Bueno…..

  2273. Sixto A Rivas signed,

    on June 11th, 2008 at 9:44 am

    God save the Taco Trucks

  2274. Michael Cane signed,

    on June 13th, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Free El Chato!

  2275. francisco gonzalez signed,

    on June 13th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    taco trucks pay taxes like everyone else. Just because a few do it illegaly it doesnt mean everyone else does and is extremely unfair. believe it or not some taco trucks are over $120,000 what is going to happen to there business that they spent all there money on. it is just unfair

  2276. eddy crawford signed,

    on June 13th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    something should be done about this. Its just like someone walking into your store and telling you from now on you can only open it i hour a day or else were taking you to jail and you have to pay $1,000. shut down the illegal trucks that dont pay taxes but why take it out on the people who have been doing this the right way for years.

  2277. Monique Ramos signed,

    on June 16th, 2008 at 3:17 am

    ..

  2278. Valentin Robles signed,

    on June 17th, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    What’s the point in giving someone who is trying to make an honest living a hard time?

    I don’t understand the logic? Why force our country’s people into a deeper economic recession?

    I would like to point out that Hawaii is also very famous for their (stationary) mobile restaurants as well… It’s part of our way of life.

    Q: Should the trucks be regulated?:
    A: Yes, of course.

    Q: Should they be Jailed/Fined for legally parking “too long” in one spot?
    A: (Do I really have to answer?) Of course not.

  2279. Emily Van Horn signed,

    on June 18th, 2008 at 8:41 am

    Anyone who thinks taco trucks are an eyesore has obviously never eaten at one. Why does this city feel the need to waste it’s resources micromanaging everything. Taco trucks are one of the saving graces of Lost Angeles!

  2280. Miranda Dargitz signed,

    on June 19th, 2008 at 12:27 am

    I wish I could find a petition for Sacramento County! :(

  2281. Glenda Galvan Garcia signed,

    on June 22nd, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    This is a part of Los Angeles culture. Do not destroy it!

  2282. Sandra signed,

    on June 29th, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Gloria Molina needs to shut up and find other things to deal with.

  2283. steve ramser signed,

    on June 29th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    This is our culture!!! The Flavor and spice of our city

  2284. Terry McCall signed,

    on June 30th, 2008 at 6:10 am

    Don’t let this cultural treasure die! Community and food isn’t evil!

  2285. Melissa Arreola signed,

    on June 30th, 2008 at 7:27 am

    I love Carne Asada!!

  2286. Jaaromy Zierse signed,

    on June 30th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    I wish there was a taco truck in front of my house right now. I love that stuff.

  2287. J. Mark Beaver signed,

    on July 3rd, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Taco trucks are essential LA culture!

  2288. Peter Thompson signed,

    on July 8th, 2008 at 8:57 am

    I Love those tasty Tacos.

    I have never had an LA Taco, but I know the Oakland Tacos are worth the airfare alone. I just wish could fit a taco truck in my Luggage.

    Peter Thompson
    London

  2289. Mark Anthony signed,

    on July 8th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    The truck out side our shop is one
    of the BEST they are fast the food
    is delicious and they are very clean.

    It is nice for the food to come to us

  2290. Joey Anchondo signed,

    on July 10th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    My small home town of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho (two hours away from Canada) now has TWO thriving Taco Trucks! I don’t think I need to explain much beyond that.

  2291. David Mitchell signed,

    on July 12th, 2008 at 11:27 am

    support local business

  2292. E. Salvador Hernandez signed,

    on July 17th, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Save our taco trucks!!! Stop attacking working class people!!!

  2293. Jen Woods signed,

    on July 20th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    I love Taco Zone!

  2294. Paul Kim signed,

    on August 1st, 2008 at 2:10 am

    Save the tacos!

  2295. René Z. Garza signed,

    on August 1st, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    ¡Arriba, los taqueros y la rebelde digna!

    ¡El taco es Cultura!
    ¡Hasta la asada siempre!
    ¡El taco es de quien lo trabaja!
    ¡Tacos o muerte!

  2296. Gelareh Nikpour signed,

    on August 3rd, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO STOP TACO TRUCKS?!

  2297. jesse novoa signed,

    on August 11th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    WE need the taco truck now then ever cause our economy is bad we are what is holding our towns

  2298. Christine signed,

    on August 11th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Tacos rule, taco trucks are great. Everything can’t be a Satrbucks or established restaurants, this country is becoming so dull and cookie cutter! A taco truck does not compete with sit down restaurans it is a totally different experience.

  2299. brenda signed,

    on August 15th, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!!! They’re part of LA culture!

  2300. Dolores Perez signed,

    on August 28th, 2008 at 11:00 am

    REPEAL THIS SILLY AND UNFAIR LAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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