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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 This new law needs to be repealed!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. Juliana Soto signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Save our TACO TRUCKS!!!!

  2. Marcela Lopez signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!!

  3. John Beaty signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks. Recall Gloria Molina. BOYCOTT THE OTHER MEXICAN RESTAURANTS WHO PAID HER OFF!

  4. Matthew Rodriguez signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    where would I be without chile verde at 3 in the morning after the bar closes. I’ll tell you where, in hell.

  5. Sergio Barron signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Ave 50 and Fig (across the Food 4Less) tacos are the best. The only other business these trucks affect are Jack-In-Box because all other eateries are closed at the hours the trucks operate.

  6. Crystal Shin signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    The LA Fashion District will starve if there are no taco trucks. We need these trucks.

  7. Yahaira Avina signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    SAVE MY TACOS!!!!!!!!

  8. MARILYN SOLORZANO signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    I LIKE TACOS DE AL PASTOR DOES THAT COUNT STILL SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS

  9. JOSE PONCE signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    SACE THE TACO TRUCKS


  10. on May 13th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    This is a ridiculous policy tearing at the fabric of our communities. I welcome more taco trucks and taco stands! Instead of pushing them to the margins, we should figure out how to incorporate them into the public health department monitoring so they get letter grades too. That’ll be a better way of reducing the number of taco trucks, the real goal of this policy.

  11. jesse nolan signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    I love the taco trucks!!!!

  12. Brandon Tilley signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Stop this travesty!

  13. Aaron Chappell signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    noooooo!

  14. The Real East Los signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    This policy affects ONLY UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF THE COUNTY. About 99% of you who signed on are outsiders who slum in the Eastside every once in a great while. This policy applies to taco trucks EAST of Indiana St. Boyle Heights, El Sereno, Lincoln Heights are all unaffected by this policy. Most of you gringos don’t venture this far into the Eastside anyway. You can still drive over the bridge, score some weed, get some tacos, and head safely back home before the big bad brown folks get you.

  15. Alfredo Roman Flores signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    If you watch the Travel channel you’ll soon find out that street food is the core and staple of many cultures diet.It’s inexpensive and delicious. Let’s not allow the gentrification of our city to rob us the the simple pleasure of great food that we all can afford.

  16. Belen signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    I hope this petition helps protect all the taco trucks and people working in them, just trying to make a living!

  17. Sadie Crabtree signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    .

  18. Henry Kho signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    El Ranchito!

  19. Mike Matsumoto signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Taco trucks are not a crime!

  20. Simon Kaiklian signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    If having good food is a crime, then we are all guilty! I suppose those who thought of this policy never really had the pleasure of the taco truck experience. If you remove taco trucks, you might as well remove the Lakers. This is just ridiculous.

  21. rosas signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    they should not be like that with the tacos truck they do that for a living.The tacos are good!!!!! i love them

  22. Kristine Carlson signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Taco Trucks are an L.A. staple! It’s about the few places you can see a gathering of people from any race, any class, from any age group gather at 3 in the morning and have real food at a great price!! Stop this policy which discourages family owned business. After all, Taco Trucks are an American dream for these people.

  23. Debi signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    What a shame!!!!

  24. georgina rodriguez signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    How upsetting this policy is!!!!!! :<

  25. Cristina Canez signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Taco trucks are indeed a part of the LA culture and enrichment of this city. Let’s all unite to prevent from this policy to take place. Shame on you Gloria Molina!!!

  26. victor valtierra signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    can’t u see the economic

  27. IRMA DELGADO signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    YUO MUST BE OUT OF YOUR MIND!!!

  28. Marc Daniels signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    stop trying to tear away any semblance of soul that LA has

  29. Monica Varela signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    I grew up in L.A. and sadden to know that anyone representing L.A. would feel the need to get rid of something so cultural. Taco trucks not only feed a craving, but also bring people together. Many of my “out-of-towner” friends look forward to the new taco truck that I discovered in this great city. Please don’t take this away from us.

    Monica Varela

  30. Wendy Lopez signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Taco trucks are a trademark of LA. Taking away the taco trucks is like taking away the palm trees or the Hollywood sign. Its what makes us, NY has its pizza,Chicago its hot dog……We have tacos save the taco………. ELA Wendy

  31. Christine Sasaki signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS! They have the same right as the fixed businesses to sell their food just like everyone else!

  32. cesar cardona signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    No more taco trucks? whats the point of going to LA or downtown? Where else would I get my fav tacos in world? I visit from NYC and its a must for me, there are taco trucks in nyc also but taste as good as caca.

    most of all - its good food! its an economy…its call entrepreneurship - its what makes America kool

  33. Robert Aguirre signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Carne Asada is NOT a crime!!

  34. Cindy Villarreal signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS NOW!!!!

  35. Francisco Solis signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    We want more tacos!!!!

  36. Johana Tran signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Taco Trucks are a trademark to LA and do our a community a great service. Don’t restrict the taco trucks!

  37. Carina Villarreal signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    stop picking on people that are trying to earn a living.

  38. Janeth Villarreal signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    I love Tacos!!!

  39. Elodia Villarreal signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    tacos are the best.

  40. Rafaela Sicairios signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    save our taco trucks please!!

  41. Carla Felix signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    we don’t want our truck to go anywhere

  42. Gustavo Luna signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Please save out Trucks!!

  43. Kathy Fernandez signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  44. Sarah Utley signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Save the Taco trucks!!! YUM!

  45. Shashi signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Taco trucks contribute to LA’s diversity by adding to the wide range of affordable food options we offer in LA. Not everyone that eats at taco trucks can afford other options.

  46. Daniel signed,

    on May 13th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    There has to be a better way! i want to know what “Family establishment” will be open at 1am, when i need to gather my strength after a night drinking, they sober us up, give us nourishment at the wee hours of the day!!!

  47. Howard Winant signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    This is an anti-Latino measure. I don’t care how many Latinos support it, they are Tio Tacos.

  48. Mark Kaiklian signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 1:32 am

    since when are taco trucks a nuisance? people are just trying to make an honest living and they are definitely a cultural part of LA. aren’t there more important issues that need to be taken care of? i’m embarrassed for the people who even thought of this. ever had taco truck food? if not, everyone should.

  49. DAN signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:07 am

    That shizz is ridiculous!!!how can anyone think of getting rid of taco trucks?i say leave them alone they don’t do anything but serve bomb ass food.LEAVE THE TACO TRUCKS ALONE!!!

  50. Audrey Sands signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:10 am

    save our lengua!

  51. Audrey Sands signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:12 am

    Long live lengua!

  52. Ken Schwartz signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:49 am

    Viva La Roach Coach! Best of luck amigos!
    Rojo

  53. Jesse signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:30 am

    What an unnecessary measure! Bring back Los Angelino culture!

  54. Priscilla Herman signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:42 am

    Ridiculous…why get rid of a great service.

  55. Yatin Mondkar signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:46 am

    Taco trucks are cultural icons, they represent the sensibilities of hard working Angelenos. A measure against taco trucks is a measure against the working class of Los Angeles.

    “Carne Asada is NOT a crime!!”

  56. Tim Fleming signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 7:15 am

    Tacos Libres!!

  57. justin signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 7:23 am

    man i love taco trucks i grew up goin to them. stop the madness

  58. Julian Fernandez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:16 am

    unreasonable.
    do we not live in a “free capitilist” society.
    give me taco or give me death.

  59. aaron doolittle signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:37 am

    i love tacos!

  60. Lisa Hogan signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Taco trucks are part of Los Angeles County’s vibrant cultural and culinary landscape. C’mon LA Co Board of Supervisors, I know you can find a better solution.

    Btw- The LA Co BOS website lists contact information for each supervisor. I’d suggest calling yours today. Here’s the website link:
    http://bos.co.la.ca.us

  61. william keomany signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:50 am

    dude…. they keep tacos affordable!!! and tasty! and mobile.

  62. david depin signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:52 am

    this is just sad.

  63. Mel Morelli signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:04 am

    I no longer live in Los Angeles but remember the Taco Trucks well. Keep the Taco Trucks and keep free enterprise alive!!

  64. Boris Elbaum signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:07 am

    Politician!!! Keep your hands away from our life. Sra. Molina we will make you not elected next time

  65. Emmanel Uche signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:07 am

    The taco trucks are usually the only source of good food late at night. This is really a priority for the city to pursue? Wow… Way to be on the job LA.

  66. Johnny McKeown signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:08 am

    You guys are doing a great thing
    Keep up the good work

    TACO TRUCKS

  67. Isabel Perez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:10 am

    DON’T HATE ON TACO TRUCKS!!! IT’S NOT THEIR FAULT UR FAT . BLAME IT ON SOMETHING ELSE…INSTEAD ON WASTING UR TIME ON THIS GO GET A LIFE!!!!!

  68. Beth Spargo signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Leave the taco trucks alone!!

  69. Bernadette De Joya signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:22 am

    there are better things the officials can do than ban taco trucks.

  70. Lana K. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:23 am

    i’m a vegetarian, yet i still know how important taco trucks are to los angeles.

  71. William Wagner signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Taco Trucks are one of the things that make LA so unique.

  72. miranda gamez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:26 am

    long live tacos.

  73. Martha Lopez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:33 am

    It’s not Fair!!!!!!


  74. on May 14th, 2008 at 9:35 am

    Please do not take away the taco trucks if anything take away the beggers at the end of off ramps begging not working for money these are hard working people.

  75. Craig Warner signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:35 am

    Leave the taco trucks alone. You are just creating more greenhouse gases by having the trucks move every hour.

    Other issues that should take priority over taco trucks:
    The gang problem; The failing LAUSD; the ineffective transportation system; lack of quality public healthcare; air/water/noise pollution; illegal immigrants; urban sprawl

  76. Yolanda Gomez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:36 am

    TACOS!!!!

  77. tianna langham signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Leave them alone…

  78. Nancy Mullenax signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Stop the nonsense! Please keep local taco trucks in business.

  79. Holly T. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:59 am

    This is a travesty!

  80. Wendy Holguin signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Save the taco trucks. They have the best food for the best value.

  81. Eric Lee signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Viva la Taco! Ole!

  82. Sean Greene signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:04 am

    I <3 Tacos :(

  83. Renee Villasenor signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Save the Tacos!!!!

  84. chom nom signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:08 am

    tacos for the win

  85. Paul Tao signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Please save the taco trucks! They are an important part of our city.

  86. Gladys Schulze signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:15 am

    NOOOO!!!!

  87. Aaron Befort signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:17 am

    KEEP OUR TRUCKS!!

  88. Jil Del Toro signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Save the “loncheras”. As a true and proper Angelino, we must help preserve this vital part of LA life. Anyone that has lived in our city and understands Hispanic culture, knows how important it is to save these trucks and keep them operational for all to enjoy. This is not just the taco truck you “grub down” at after a night out on the sunset strip, every truck is special with their own menus and atmosphere…I see this new law as an initial step to due away with them in the future.
    SAVE THE LONCHERAS!!!!!

  89. Allyson Sherlock signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Save the Taco Trucks!

  90. Sandra Gonzalez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Leave our Taco Trucks alone!

  91. Marina Adame signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:44 am

    I love tacos! Therefore I love taco trucks!

  92. Norma Mariscal signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Taco trucks are featured in the Food Network Channel- they’re part of an everyday way of life. You can’t get rid of them just like that. We’ll find a way to come back- we always do.

  93. Daniel Olmos signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:52 am

    This ordinance is ridiculous!

  94. Jenny DeMilo signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:55 am

    I *heart* Taco Trucks!

  95. Amanda Cohen signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Save our tacos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  96. Kristy McCray signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Save our trucks!

  97. Aaron Casillas signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Bureucrats should worry about fixing the traffic problem not what where I get my tacos!

  98. Serafina signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Save the taco trucks! This is outrageous!!!

  99. Nancy Carreon signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Lourdes, obviously you are not from Mexico. Because yes there are taxo trucks, not large ones like they are here, which are more cleaner. But there small ones that sell off the street.

  100. Rodrigo Valles signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Save the Trucks! Save the Barrio!

  101. Dan Eckardt signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Seriously, do you people realize that the MAJORITY of California is actually Mexican. Mexicans like tacos….I like tacos….and I am white. Don’t ban them you retards….for God sakes.

  102. Susan Ngau signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:41 am

    I support local business!!!! And I love tacos.

  103. Lou Pupich signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Some time ago I noticed the absence of taco trucks in Beverly Hills, where I work. I was told that that it was lack of construction sites, not regulations that kept them away. I miss them and the various melodies their trucks made to announce their presence. They offered affordable, tasty food and are an integral part of Los Angeles culture. Leave them alone to make a living.

  104. Judy Chang signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:44 am

    please stop vilifying the good folks behind our precious taco trucks! <3

  105. Esmeralda Becerra signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Please don’t take away our favor food, it is part of our culture.

  106. Sigfredo Villegas signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Why don’t the county supervisors look into finding ways to fund universal healthcare instead of victimizing hard working people who are part of the tightly woven tapestry that is Los Angeles culture. Gloria Molina needs to remember her roots or is she such a gran mierda that she can’t stand to associate herself with her own people. Looks to me like we need a change in county leadership. To quote America’s Mexican George Lopez, F**k that Puto!

  107. Raul Calderon signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Carne asada is not a crime!!!

  108. Sara Seiferheld signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Please don’t take LA’s soul away.

  109. Susan signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:59 am

    I don’t think I can live without tacos from the taco trucks!!

  110. Irma L. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Taco trucks are a huge part of our city. Save our tacos, they are sooo gooood!

  111. Lisa English signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    This is part of what makes Los Angeles the great city that it is. You can’t dismantle something because you dont favor it. There a many Los Angelenos that have there breakfast, lunch & dinner at these trucks. Dont destroy another part of our history…

  112. Hien T. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    This is madness…

  113. J Munoz signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    The Taco truck in my area (El Sereno) has been in business for as long as I can remember it would be a shame if he had to close up shop… I remember when I was in high school, going to eat tacos after a party. He would be greatly missed by everone in our community because he is well known for his good food. Pooh on you Gloria, I am shocked!!! Don’t you eat Tacos and burritos too?

  114. Maris Berzins signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    dumb idea.

  115. Sirena L. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    This is SO wrong!!

  116. Bianca BP signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    I’ve had many nights end with Taco Zone on Alvarado….where will i go now??

  117. Diana Gamboa signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    I saddened to see that people that are trying to make an honest living are being targeted. I think there are more important issues in our communities that need to be deal with and should be a priority.

    What a shame!!!

  118. Mike signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    I’m from San Diego and I think there’s nothing more American than a hopeful independent business man. It’s a sad day when we discourage what made America great, while giving ridiculous breaks for a Wal-Mart that brings our country down.

  119. JONATHAN DRAFFAN signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Some of my best times were spent out side of a Taco Truck. They are a part of the culture and need to stay with us.

  120. Michael Hammer signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Major bummer

  121. Julio Martinez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    LA wouldn’t be the same without its taco trucks!

  122. Vivian Martinez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    CARNE ASADA IS NOT A CRIME!

    but suadero should be, damn… suadero dorado is what keeps me going

  123. Carson Reynolds signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    In tacos we trust

  124. El Chorro! signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    When you find a good one they are great…but make a quick stop at 3am and you might get the chorrito!!!

  125. wade wells signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    We will find common ground . The taco trucks are the culture of Los Angeles .


  126. on May 14th, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Dont let them take our crispy suadero away!!!


  127. on May 14th, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    viva suadero!

  128. Tim Saarinen signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!

  129. Araceli Hamlett signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  130. Susie Bravo signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    They are working for a living … support la raza!!!!

  131. Araceli Hamlett signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!

  132. Tina Torres signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    i <3 me some club dogs and taco trucks

  133. Rebecca signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    let the street vendors do their thing. the people want to eat.

  134. amy judd signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    i’ve yet to find a restaurant that can compare as far as taste- keep ‘em legal!

  135. Erin Weber signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    I support the taco trucks, but most importantly i support the people who work on the taco trucks!

  136. Andrew Kaplan signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    save the truxx.

  137. Sam Sibilsky signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Getting rid of the taco trucks hurts everybody. These are people’s lives you’re messing up for no good reason.

  138. Mario Noriega signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Taco’s are not a crime. Save the truck’s and save the job’s of honest workers.

  139. Vinnie Guarniere signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Go Taco Trucks!!!!

  140. Karen Wilson signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    I’m a 16 year resident of Mt. Washington who loves her taco trucks. I also love my local restaurants. One does not preclude the other.

  141. Albert Thure signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    I love taco trucks. So if you get rid of the them you are destroying the SoCal culture that they enbody.

  142. Amina Cruz signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Save our culture!


  143. on May 14th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    My mother supported us by working at a taco truck while we grew up, if you eliminate tacos trucks, you will be eliminating jobs, why would you do such an act? You will put more people without jobs, and increase the crime rate, because if she did not have money for the bills, I would have committed crimes to pay the bills and for groceries, as working 2 jobs already was not enough without her income. Please do not regulate the taco truck owners in any way, they made their way from selling oranges, to owning ice cream carts, to owning churro carts, and grew into a larger business which is a taco truck. Do not tell them that once they succeed they will be taken down, only to return to selling oranges or ice creams which is not enough to survive for a family.

  144. Cesar signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Has anyone seen where “el amigo tacos” has been located at?

  145. Amanda Yates signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    …i’ll be damned if they take the taco trucks…save the taco trucks!

  146. Madeleine Beaumont signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Maybe you should spend your time and energy trying to fix the county’s broken healthcare system instead of messing with hardworking people trying to eek out a living.

  147. Chris Pisano signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    These trucks are part of the culture of Los Angeles. They are certainly cleaner than some restaurants I have been to.

  148. Amanda Wade signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    East LA without taco trucks would be like…East Oakland and the Mission, SF with out taco trucks!

  149. S Luceo signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    This is an honest living and it is not hurting anyone. Once the white man finds out he is not getting a piece of the pie, they have to put a stop to it. And as far as Gloria, Have you forgotten when you come from. Or did you decided to just join them? WHAT A SHAME!!! How do you sleep at night?

  150. jacki harris and andrew de vera signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    please let them keep doing what they are doing. i go to a truck at least once a day and would hate to drive around to find my favorite one

  151. Barrett McLaughlin signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    I love my taco truck! Help!!!!

  152. Blackmagikrose signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    I wish I lived in LA! The food trucks in Manhattan are essential and the food is good and affordable. I’m sure I would love the ones in the west as well - aren’t there enough customers for everyone??

  153. LEONEL signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    COM’ON POLITICIANS… LET THE PEOPLE MAKE THERE MONEY… FOCUS OUR TAX MONEY ON MORE IMPORTANT CAUSES…….

  154. Leonard Gonzales signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Maybe if the economy was better, patrons could afford to eat at these so called businesses that are losing customers to the taco trucks. I personally go, because they are delicious, and some of the nicest people and families I have met in L.A. are the proprietors.

  155. Graham Ballard signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    TACO LIBRE!

  156. Don Moreno signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Save the trucks!!! Been living in hawaii for 5 years and everytime i get hungry all i can think about are the taco trucks!!! mmmmm

  157. Michael Victor signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    The new law is outrageous! City councilmen must be pretty bored to come up with this. Stop trying to push the taco trucks around!

  158. Brian Camara signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Please stop stupid laws!

  159. Tracey Sempson signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Why not focus on real crime? Like drugs and gangs …leave the taco trucks alone!

  160. Jason A. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Bring them east, i’ll eat a taco over a hot dog anyday!


  161. on May 14th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    If we are going to remove everything that makes LA distinctive, we might as well move to Orange County.

  162. Bern Dalo signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    I think our tax dollars could be better spent than trying to eradicate taco trucks from our streets….

  163. Stacy Leos signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Absurd! Los Angeles has bigger problems than our taco trucks. Let us eat our tacos in peace!

  164. Don Nguyen signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    i love tacos. i live in the pomona area, district 1. b&m restaurants suck.

  165. Claudia Villasenor signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    I love Loncheras!

  166. Karina Ziyadeh signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    If it means community unity, why fight it? Leave the taco trucks alone!

  167. Michael Victor signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Yo Metamoros, your not to smart are you? Your the reason people dislike americans, that was a ignorant comment

  168. T. Rives signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Attack real crime not good people providing good food at a fair price.

    Give peace a chance.

  169. Edwin Lopez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Let’s do this

  170. Heidi Langman signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    I don’t live in L.A. but I love the taco trucks up here in Northern California–you simply cannot beat the value and deliciousness of a taco truck burrito…I can’t imagine not having access to them anymore.

  171. Dana Duran signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Keep the taco trucks on the street and help support hard working people and their families!!!

  172. ryan signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    i want my tacos!

  173. MICHAEL TAYON signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    I totally support the taco trucks, the street cart vendors, and any other person, no mater what color or race, and for the record, I am a white-boy, so you people talking doo-doo about whites remember, we are not “ALL” racist or biased! :)

  174. Carlos M. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Again the citizens are getting screwed; what happened to freedom of choice and the right of free commerce. I’m poor and every penny saved really counts. Additionally I do sympathize with business owners who are complaining, but they are the ones who decided to do business from a fixed location which also has it advantages over taco trucks, why not close them down as well, an eye for an eye. I tell you why - the supervisors are either narrow minded and/or simply tax opportunist regardless of the cost to taco trucks and there customers.

  175. richard cadena signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    if its cause they park directly in front of restaraunts, then pass a law to keep them from this–but to pass a law that makes them move and yet the gov expects them to pay taxes–then just come out and have the balls to say your against them –sometimes i just want a quick taco and don’t wanna pay higher prices plus tips.

  176. Carlos Antuna signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    I just moved to TX from CA, but when I go back, the first thing I do is buy tacos from the trucks! It’s time for Revolution!

  177. Gonen Minuskin signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    I love the taco trucks


  178. on May 14th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    save the taco trucks! they’re part of los angelino culture

  179. Richy Almada signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Carrrrrrrrrne Asada is not a crime!!!
    Taco-eaters are not criminals!!!

  180. Ron Naill signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Nitt Pikin laws. I always wanted to have a taco truck business. Worry about real crime!

  181. milo sindell signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    viva la lunch truck!

  182. Juan Rodriguez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Honest people trying to make an honest buck! Put yourself in their shoes…

  183. Nathan Price signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Street-corner carne asada forever!

  184. Nic Stone signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    The fools that made this law only eat at Taco Bell, sorry bastards!

  185. MARISOL VALADEZ signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    People are free to pick where they want to eat and if they prefer good tasting tacos appose to restaurant fake tacos that is their choice. Also not to mention that people also choose to eat at taco trucks because of financial reasons. If this law is passed there will no changes in restaurants not having any customers, why? because their prices are still to high.

  186. paul lai signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    is this the real petition?

  187. Jennifer Miya signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Yes we can!

  188. Marcy Ramirez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Let’s try to save the trucks. Better than those expensive restaurants, where most of the time the service sucks anyhow. Also, at the trucks you don’t have to leave a tip. =)

  189. Brian Black signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    As a libertarian, I must proclaim that this is another example of government taking away one’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness but yet the government wants their taxes. The roach coaches are a prime example of free market capitalism. Sounds like a bunch of sour grapes from the restaurants.

  190. Jaime signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    These new restrictions are anti-American.

  191. Nathaniel Gillespie signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Let the people run their business without discrimination. Viva el taco truck!

  192. jay conklin signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    it’s like… come on.

  193. bill gates signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Have two locations picked out (instead of just one), and just move the truck between the two locations, ever hour. Make sure the truck can be seen from both spots.

  194. Jose Zuazua SR. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    FCK Gloria Molina y toods los suervisores

  195. Bruce "El Guero" Kelly signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    If they kick you out of LA, bring your trucks to Chicago. We NEED taco trucks in Chicago! Good Luck! It’s a TACO REVOLUTION!

  196. John Gaines signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Carne Asada is not a crime!

  197. David Ellis signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    I love tacos although they sometimes give me the shits! These trucks have the best. This is an unfair law. Viva Los Angeles!

  198. Matt Lane signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Save the damn tacos, dammit!

  199. richard signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    bill gates IS A GENIUS

  200. WIll Bell signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Save real food at fair prices!! Help keep the culture of L.A. true!

  201. Michael Wascher signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Business is business. To unfairly put limits on one type of restaurant versus another is a travesty and un-american. These trucks provide a great service to hundreds of thousands of people and make is much easier for them to get their lunch or dinner when time is one of our most crucial resources we have.

  202. Teresa Prindiville signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Yeah! I’m glad to sign the petition. I hope it goes somewhere….

  203. Peter Webb signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    no protectionism for brick and mortor restuarnts, If you can’t compete, find a new line of work

  204. Susan Sandoval signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    With so much crime, the law goes after people who pay taxes and operate legally! That is the CRIME!

  205. Janet Ginsburg signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    this is outrageous and unnecessary. keep your laws off my tacos!

  206. JOSE SANCHEZ signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Let’s stop these people. Who don’t know what it is to really earn a living. Who have never worked a day in a factory, or had to deal with 15 min lunches, work 13-19 hours a day, or see their kids for 2 hours because papi has to go back to work

  207. omar escobedo signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    the people that passed this law are high class bastards

  208. Terri Anyan signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    I am a frequent visitor to the greater Los Angeles area and every time I come to Los Angeles I go to a taco truck. I even bring back tacos on my trip home. It is a PLANNED part of my trip, several times a year. I absolutely oppose this law. Not to mention how it will hurt many lower income families and put so many out of work.

  209. Liza Frutos signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    I will like to support the taco trucks, not only do they have good food and low cost it’s convenient and they are around when the food restaurants are closed, not that they have to close early, they do close early from past experience

  210. Big Mike Moseby signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Going to school at Occidental College, I can say most of the students live off of taco trucks. We would stave without them. It also allows different cultures to meet at an outdoor local spot. It’s very liberating! Que viva tacos!

  211. Jonas Gomez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    taco trucks rock!!!! orale

  212. Trevor Lear signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Stupid government shouldn’t bother people trying to get by. Don’t get rid of the taco trucks! They are delicious. I would rather go to the taco truck instead of the stupid restaurants they park in front of any day!!!!!!!

  213. Richard Pose signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Living in LA, I find it lacks in two things, “good” mexican food, and good late night restaurants. Taco trucks fill both these voids. Delicious tacos at 11pm or 1am is a treat. I rarely see a taco truck out before nightfall, I do not think these late night trucks steal any business from established restaurants.

  214. Doug Fick signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    I say we boycott all the restaurants that sponsored
    this law. This is all about money and the fact that the city counsel can be bought


  215. on May 14th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    This is not fair.

  216. Jaqueline Molina Sanchez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    I support these taco trucks they help us pay the bills. We are clean just as a restaurant. It’s just that they are mad because we are cheaper and better then they are, we dont make immitations, we make real home cooked food like our families at home used to make, not frozen tacos in the microwave or oven.

  217. Chris Salinas signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    When traveling to LA, taco trucks are a must stop for me and my friends. This law is unfair and unpatriotic as it limits a legitimate business that provides a service that other restraunts can’t. This law needs to be overturned.

  218. Cecilia Jurado signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    As a business owner myself, I don’t see a problem with taco trucks. they are a part of L.A. culture, especially after dark. And i have never seen them park directly outside a restaurant. As far as added competition for the restaurant owners, isn’t that the same as having another restaurant open on the same block? So what’s the problem here??

  219. Noemi (1st District Resident) signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    This a ridiculous law! I enjoy eating at taco trucks because their food is good and reasonably priced. We can’t all afford to eat at El Torito or Acapulco (nor do I want to…yuk!). I do eat at East L.A. Restaurants occasionally, if it’s good and affordable…they needn’t worry, I’ll be back to their restaurants. There is some loyalty to some of these “establishments”. IF they earn it. BTW…The taco trucks I frequent are not adjacent to any restaurants.

  220. Hannah Plaxen signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    this country was founded on entreprenuerialship…entreprenuers who are being punished despite complying with regulations, health concerns, and good service..

  221. Jake Lacayo signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Although I have never eaten at a taco truck, this is an injustice and a disservice to our society to impose such ridiculous fines for such hard working people. These trucks are part of the culture in this city I call home. If you can’t take the heat, get out of your “fixed” kitchen.

  222. Michele Johnson signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    I only wish they’d park in front of my work. Yum!

  223. achavezi@lmu.edu signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Save the Trucks!!! This is part of Los Angeles culture.

  224. Brad Rogers signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!!! I love me some great, late night snacks and food from LA’s glorious taco trucks!

  225. Noey signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Cuatro de Carne Asada con todo por favor!

  226. Patricia Chavez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Senora Molina!!! ARE YOU HISPANIC? IF NOT PLEASE CHANGE YOUR NAME YOU DO NOT DESERVE IT!!! lET PEOPLE KEEP THEIR DIGNITY BY LETTING THEM WORK IN AN HONEST WAY PLEASE LOOK FOR REAL PROBLEMS TO FIGHT,,, HOW ABOUT… CRIME! AND GANGS? DON’T LOOK FOR STUPID WAYS TO FINE PEOPLE AND WORRY ABOUT REAL PROBLEMS THAT AFFECT CITIZENS.

  227. Jose Sanchez Sr. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Our mobile trucks are more environmentally friendy then those buildings. We have a renewable source of energy they don’t. My truck runs on Biodiesel from what I cook. They create green house gases 100 times more then my truck. I make my own gas where I only pay 1.29 for my gas still instead of paying $ 4.79 to some oil tycoon.

  228. Douglas Munsee signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Come on. Obviously, people would rather eat at the taco trucks than the brick and mortar restaurants, or they would just go to the restaurants regardless. Why do politicians always have to follow the money at the expense of those who work hard yet make less????

  229. Maria Jimenez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    JUST ANOTHER UNFAIR LAW! LET THEM DO BUSINESS!!!

  230. Ray West signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    If we don’t stop it there, it could happen here, too.

  231. CONNIE S signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    please leave the taco trucks alone!
    taco truck taste better that the restaurant tacos.
    I want the taco trucks to stay in my neighborhood forever

  232. Joe Rajan signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Taco Trucks provide a very tasty meal for many who will not be able to afford sit down restaurants.

  233. Karen Valderrama signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    If it wasn’t for the fact that taco trucks really are more than a vehicle for selling tacos, that their existence is intrinsic to the unique heritage of this city, I would say ‘okay’ to the rules. But keep uniqueness alive! Why should Los Angeles look, be, like Minneapolis or Cleveland - we aren’t, and one of the many reasons we aren’t are the taco trucks.

  234. Sandra Torres signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Please save the Al Pastor tacos!!!!


  235. on May 14th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    I believe this is another attempt by Los Angeles County to try and force their way of life on others. These trucks pay taxes, they are subject to the same rules as other food service venders, and do nto cause issues for the most part.
    If you are worried about impacts on other brick and morter stores, then restrict them from being within a particular distance or some such. But do not create an undue hardship on the trucks.

  236. Sara Cerulle signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    very good home-made food… restaurants that charge $10 for a burrito should be worried

  237. Carlos Sanchez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    I love my taco trucks. They are there when all the restaurants are closed. Do not take them away from me!

  238. Andrew Majercik signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    14000 Taco Trucks can’t be wrong!

  239. ALVARO signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    I NEED THAT GREASE AT 2 AM AFTER THE BAR!!!
    ONE ALL MEAT CARNE ASADA BURRITO!!!

  240. Patrick Prindiville signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    I love taco trucks!

  241. Shannan Chan signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Taco trucks = equality for all eaters!


  242. on May 14th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Taco Trucks are a piece of Los Angeles history! Even Harrison Ford eats at them!

    Taco Libre!

  243. Nieves Melchor signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    THIS IS JUST WRONG!!

  244. Patty Lundeen signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Taco trucks serve many important social and economic functions.

  245. Nadine Haney signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    I left LA for New Mexico over 2 years ago, and I still miss the Taco Truck that used to come by my work. These people become like family for the regulars, and they should be allowed to earn their living. Just because they cannot, or choose not to, pay for expensive building leases and staff doesn’t mean they should be descriminated against. What happened to the LA “Do the Best You Can With What You Have” mentality?

  246. Misty Hahn signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    These are people working hard to provide a living for themselves and they have every right to serve their community. Not only is the taco truck’s food amazing but it’s become part of LA culture. Don’t mess with the taco trucks!


  247. on May 14th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Taco Trucks are a piece of Los Angeles history! Even Harrison Ford eats at them!

    Taco Libre!

  248. Julie Payne signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Our city’s treasure and heritage is our taco trucks!!!!

  249. victor rios signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    VIVA LOS TACOS!!!

  250. RIGO CHAVEZ signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    SENORA MOLINA AND ALL HER PARTNERS IN CRIME PLEASE USE YOUR BRAIN TO FIND OTHER WAYS TO MAKE A LIVING AND NOT BUSTING HONEST PEOPLE MAKING AN HONEST WAY OF LIVING!!!

  251. Art torres Jr signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    They are making an honest living they pay taxes
    and man the tacos, burritos are good

  252. Jeffery Hartness signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Save the Taco trucks!!!!!

  253. Gregory Caesar Guerrero signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Taco Trucks are apart of the Latino Heritage.

  254. IRENE E. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    O.K. MS. MOLINA, WHILE THE CONTRUCTION LABORER’S ARE WORKING HARD BUILDING, AND GARDNERS ARE MAKING “I’M SURE, YOUR MANSION” BEAUTIFUL. WHERE DO YOU EXPECT THESE PEOPLE TO EAT WHEN THEY ONLY GET A FEW MINUTES TO BREAK AND EAT, ESPECIALLY IN THE SUMMER, WHY DON’T YOU PICK ON THE DRUG DEALERS AND GANG MEMBERS KILLING OUR CHILDREN RATHER THEN PUTTING INNOCENT PEOPLE IN JAIL OR FINEING $1,000 TO PUT MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET. I KNOW WHO NOT TO VOTE FOR!!!!!!

  255. Roberto signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    so are we all going to jail next for eating at the Taco Truck?

  256. Emily Bosse signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    I think it is loco.


  257. on May 14th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    CHAMPION BROADBAND THE BEST CABLE,INTERNET AND PHONE SERVICE IN MONROVIA AND ARCADIA SAYS SAVE THE THE TACO TRUCKS IN EAST LA

  258. Lisa Sutter signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    I don’t live in Los Angeles, but taco trucks are a near and dear part of the beautiful culture that exists throughout the state of CA. Any discrimination against them in Los Angeles, is an attack on CA’s social fabric!

  259. David Gebo signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Honest hard working people! Viva Los Angeles!

  260. Robbina signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    leave the taco trucks alone!

  261. olivia lewis signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    stop trying trying to keep the little man down

  262. Stephanie Gonzalez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    These hard working people are just making a honest living like the rest of us.Is it a crime to take care of there family by selling food?They been around for many years,WHY NOW?Let’s try to solve the problem not to eliminate it.

  263. Matthew Heizman signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    This ordinance shames Los Angeles.

  264. Marvin Villanueva signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    I say to lawmakers… stop picking on people trying to earn an honest living! They should focus their energy and resources on helping our economy, not hurting it!!

  265. Mateo Johnson signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Tacos are delicious, live and let live.

  266. Debbie Morgan signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    I am one of thousands of Angelenos on a low income. I depend on these taco trucks at times for my meals. All of the taco trucks I am familiar with are at parks or in the middle of blocks and do not interfere with restaurant businesses. Penalizing all of them for the faults of a few is heavy handed and smells of payoffs to city officials. A better measure would be to prohibit trucks to park within a certain distance of competing Mexican or Spanish restaurants. It seems un-American to me to be penalizing hard working businessmen. If the trucks are paying taxes, cleaning up after themselves and submitting to inspection, you should concentrate on the few vehicles causing problems instead of penalizing all of them. You should recind this idiotic legislation.

  267. Joanna R. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    I support and love my tacos!

  268. randy signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    They could take the easy way & live off of the system ie:welfare disability but they are hard working people if the other businesses say they are taking their customers then they need to get more competetive leave them the FUCK alone.But the real reason and the only one is the city wants REVENUE by fining them.GET IT.

  269. Donna Marie signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Don’t make it even harder for people to earn a living. Plus - we as the consumers of fast food from the taco truck do not need to be punished for simply wanting a reliable , cost effective meal made from someone who reslembles a Mother and uses all the same foods as a Mother. No preservatives or chemical , good ole home cookin.

  270. Chryssa Rich signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    I love tacos.

  271. Oscar signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    save my big 3 dollar burrito!

  272. Carmen Zamudio signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    I would consider safety — if these trucks keep moving around, you’ll find/see/experience patrons driving around looking for them. AND these taco truck owners are only trying to make a living…

    Yet another example of some politicians and lawmakers wasting valuable time on crap instead of real issues…

  273. Chris Tuck signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Long live taco trucks! They are not only an LA thing anymore, they are all the way up in Washington and Idaho now. This can spread, stop it now!

  274. Daniel Firestone signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    The right of the People to purchase and consume Taco Truck Tacos, shall not be infringed.

  275. Don signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Don’t F*&%…boom boom….With da truck…boom boom.

  276. alex piwowar signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    their making an honest living, moving around every hour would waste so much gas
    leave them alone

  277. Mike Wilson signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    You take away Taco Zone and you take away my will to live.

  278. Vibiana Melchor signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Our jails are overcrowded allowing actual convicted criminals out to roam the streets of Los Angeles and their solution to this is adding hard working individuals into jail. Our they going to have cops monitor these trucks? Wouldn’t these just take the responsibility and time the officer use to protect our city? They should take the time and effort they are using for this law to fix the real problems of Los Angeles. Great example of how Corporate America works!

  279. James M. Nokes signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    As a truck driver that delivers and hauls freight into and out of the LA basin (and a childhood resident of Huntington Beach), these trucks are essential to my operations while a guest in the LA vicinity.
    Vaia con Dios, amigos!!!

  280. Greg McClure signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    SAVE THE TRUCKS! THEY’RE AN IMPORTANT PART OF L.A. CULTURE! AND THEY’VE GOT AMAZING FOOD!

  281. Erick signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    I remember this in elecion day

  282. Ron O'Brien signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

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

  283. Pam Mosher signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Viva El Taco!

  284. Lalo Arenas signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Save this cultural institution!!!


  285. on May 14th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    The brick and mortar businesses complaining dont stay open until 2 or 3 am. If I only have $10 in my pocket, I’m not going in to a sit down eatery, I need a taco truck

  286. Quintin Blaylock signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    This is an outrage….SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!!!

  287. Adam Fein signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Save the trucks! They’re vital to our community.

  288. Lici Koch signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    just dont park the truck too close to the restaurants. people who want to sit down & can spend a little more will still go to restaurants. Dont take the trucks away! the people need choices! what next? no paletas in the hot summer?

  289. Frances Walter signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    I live in WA state, but we often stop at Taco Bell in Hood River,OR for tacos,burritos, etc. If
    I DID live there, I would also be buying their tacos, burritos,etc. Not is it only cheaper, BUT
    you can meet so many friendly and interesting people. SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS, and you bigwigs in
    politics,rescind your law. I think you all just step over the line once in awhile and let the bigger businesses run your lives. Shame on you!!!!!
    Sincerely and God Bless,
    Frances Walter
    f.walter16@yahoo.com

  290. Tim Hervey signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Business owners are always for “free enterprise” except when they encounter competition. Then they run home crying to Mommy and Daddy-Chambers of Commerce and Big Businness supporters-”They took our customers away!! Like spoiled children who want all the toys for themselves.

  291. Christopher Elquizabal signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    I distincly remember the economy of the United States being capitalistic therefore competition is essential, after all that is what capitalism is about.One cannot change the rule to restrict some while allowing other corporate companies to do more economic hazards than the Taco Trucks. Lets restrict the Walmarts and Targets and the big Agricultural business before restricting the little ones.

  292. Paul signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Taco trucks already pay taxes and have to be inspected the same as stationary eateries must. Why pick on them more than necessary? Bunch of BS! Why don’t politicians go get more funding for our SCHOOLS?

  293. felix vazquez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    save the taco trucks!

  294. Benjamin James signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    These trucks are a part of our community and LIMITED culture in the Los Angeles area. Not to mention, people like me that are on budgets that sometimes cannot afford to eat anything else but a taco that is $1.20. Whenever I have family or friends visit me here in LA, I take EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM to my local taco truck. The people there know me, and have MANY MANY other regulars other than myself. It would be a needless shame to take these portable business’s away from So Cal life.

  295. Jesse Vasquez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Que Vivan Las Loncheras!!!

  296. Patricia signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Patricia O’Neil signed 5/14/08
    Viva la tacos

  297. Nicolle Cornute-Sutton signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    viva la burrito!

  298. connie gomez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    WE NEED OUR TACO TRUCKS!!!

  299. richard signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    GOD INVENTED THE TACO WAGON

  300. El Matador "O" signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Taco trucks are an essential part of our city, Los Angeles. What’s next: are they going to ban the fruit carts that travel around the neighborhoods and bring you helado dulce? The trucks and carts bring people together in the neighborhoods and communities; something that is very uncommon in Los Angeles.

    They work as hard as us and our just taking part in the business environment where anyone can make money and be successful. If the businesses have some issues with the taco trucks services, then they should market more effectively and also make their food more memorable to their customers.

    We love our taco trucks; especially when they bring us bocados that are (in most cases) better than the restaurant grade food.

  301. Michelle signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    I live in Reno, NV adn I know here we adore the taco trucks! Please please please don’t hurt these hard-working, tax-paying individuals. Do what is right and allow these trucks to continue to foster good will and good food. Showing the support from the state’s next door neighbors, Michelle

  302. jesus lopez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Free trade and competition. Leave the truks alone!!

  303. Beto Miranda signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Why doesn’t the city focus on more important issues at hand like the escalating homicide rate,poverty etc. Instead they want to spend money harrasing hard working poeple, and depriving us of the L.A. culture we’ve become accustomed to and enjoy. Hope this helped!!

  304. Robert Vacca signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Enforcing this “taco-truck law” is an assault against the middle and lower income class people. With high food/oil prices, people need a source for inexpensive calories. Taco trucks do not take business from neighborhood restaurants. Most people eat at the trucks when most restaurants are closed. And i have never heard music at a taco truck.

  305. Curtis Gomez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    I live in Burbank and frequently patronize the taco trucks, especially in the summer. The food is good and cheap. In this economic climate I think the restrictions on trucks should be rethought.

  306. Jairo Carpio signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    It’s a shame their doing this, but i’m sure aas a community we can retaliate for our taco truck vendors.

  307. Elizabeth Gill signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    ARE YOU CRAZY ?

  308. richard a perez jr signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    SAVE THE TRUCKS!

  309. Ben Terhune signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    I believe in the application of free market capitalism in regards to taco trucks. Supply and demand is the only thing that should be regulating small business.

  310. MIGUEL signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    VIVA LA RAZA…AND SAVE OUR TRUCKS!

  311. Lizette Martinez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    How ignorant can people be??! These taco trucks are not just taco trucks, but established BUSINESSES, just like those that they are claiming they take money away from. So what if we dont want to go to Denny’s after a late night out! It’s part of our culture and it’s a disgrace to society to be so disgustingly racist. Eat shit Molina and go change your last name to Bush please!

  312. Lily Salcedo signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Why doesn’t Gloria Molina do something else with her time, like take care of more important issues, and number 299 you are an idiot just stay off of this site.

  313. EDGAR SALCEDO signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    NO MAMEN!! QUE VIVAN LOS TACOS BARATOS!!!

  314. Janna Smith signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Tacoooooooos

  315. Greg Noble signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Save the Taco Wagons!!!!!!!!!!!
    I live in Redding and when ever I am in L.A. that is where I eat.
    Great food.

  316. Burrito Buggy signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    We have something like this on our college campus called the Burrito Buggy. It’s a cherished icon, as I imagine the taco trucks are.

    Go, taco trucks! Fight the good fight.

  317. Michelle Fellows signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Don’t make taco trucks into fugitives. Find another way to appease restaurant owners, like an ordinance that they can’t be parked within 50 feet of restaurant entrances or something.

  318. Allen yu signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Why shut down hard working man and woman of small businesses. As long as they pay their taxes, provide good and decent food, there’s nothing wrong with them. Politicians need to focus on other more important issues.

  319. Amy Boortz signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Taco Trucks are a necessary part of life in many cities. They usually have the best food and wonderful service. i think that Brick and Mortar restaurants need to NOT try to blame the taco trucks for the slow down in business. The taco truck is a welcome sight and the food is unbeatable. Let them continue to run. Save the taco truck!!!!!!!

  320. Kurt Thomas signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    All the trucks in my hood are parked no where near restaurants. This law is bullshit.

  321. Aaron Danielson signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Save the Tacowagons - a necessary part of the economy.

  322. Veronica Hdz. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    The folks that run the taco vans are just like any CEO, doctor, teacher, restaurant owner, or gas station attendant…..they wake up every morning and GO TO WORK. We don’t ask restaurants that are next to each other in a shopping center or plaza…to move their business another location. This law is stupid, unoriginal and hideeous. The city should concentrate their time and efforts in other social issues. Restaurant owners should re-think their menus and find other ways to make their business more creative and affordable. That Don Jose’s tacos de asada, burritos and tortas are much better that them is not his fault! Viva los Tacos!

    Veronica H.
    Austin, TX

  323. Joyce Sharnin signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    They are businesspeople too.

  324. Dolores Gomez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    This is a very restrictive law that penalizes all. maybe a restriction on distance from a established restaurant of similar menu would be a fair compromise.

  325. Daushae Paxton signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    I love the taco trucks! I have two by my house, one comes seven days a week and the other comes every friday. I can get a taco or a quesidilla for cheap late at night when I get home. The city is taking away something that brings people together and also restricting our rights to be able to become self-employed without breaking any health laws. What is this society coming too! Please save the taco trucks!

  326. Joseph Michael signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    hell yeah…we need more in the elysian valley!

  327. Chris Roberts signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Way to go, City of LA! Increase the ever-widening gap between the Haves and the Have-Nots.

  328. Patricia Chavez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    SENORA GLORIA GET BUSY DONT LOOK FOR EASY TARGETS LOOK FOR REAL OFENDERS!!

  329. Nicole King signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    none

  330. Raul Ayala signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Maybe if the restaurants had better food and service it wouldnt be an issue, their looking for someone to blame.

  331. Elizabeth Garcia signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    My dad loves taco trucks, so do I, I was raised with them. I will be a complete shame if heritage is lost over this law. GO TACOS TRUCKS!!!

  332. jaygeesales@verizon.net signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    respect each other

  333. ARELI M. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    mexicans need to remember where they come from.. some of you all might have been conceive in one or near by one of these trucks!! but we love tacos..

  334. Emily Sobie signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Come to my neighborhood!!! I love the taco trucks!! (Venice, CA)

  335. DeAnna signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    “Leave the trucks alone!” everything keeps getting taken away from us the people…Enough with change!


  336. on May 14th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Give the trucks a break, the people on the board of stupidvisors should try working as hard as the taco vendors.

  337. steven G franks signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    I have made it a POINT when my son and I vacation in east LA,to visit the taco trucks,we love the real home feel of seeing the owner prepare the most awesome burritos and tacos.I am a follower of the lowrider lifestyle,and its fitting when in town to see the real local riders,to have a REAL taco…God Bless you guys!

  338. Lisa Mc Shane signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Authentic food at its best!

  339. to not a fan signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    So if i set up a jack in the box right by ur business and i “steal” ur customers, how is this any different? u sir, keep forgetting that America is driven by competition…ppl are always gonna go where prices are lower..and u worry too much about this, maybe if u sold better food u would get better customers!! get a life and learn economics my good friend..

  340. Geoffrey Scott Creighton signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Viva La Taco!!!!

  341. Jessica Ogden signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Save The Tacos!

  342. Maggie signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    I love my carne asada. . . business is business, if the taco trucks are “taking away” restaurant customers then the restaurants are not doing a good enough job at keeping their customers. Seriously, 99% of the time, when I go for a carne asada from a taco truck I am not interested in going to a restaurant anyway–the only decision to make is which taco truck :).

  343. Jennifer A. Johnson signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    SAVE THE TRUCKS!!! THESE PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING!!!

  344. jessie rodriguez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Hell yeah save the taco trucks and the hardworking mexican americans who get up at crack of dawn to make such good authentic food for us. i grew up in los angeles with them always being in the street early. taco trucks back when i was little were only place in town you can get a real hardy good authentic mexican food for very fair prices,,not to mention they serve it with love and kindness. these street merchants have worked very hard to make their little taco truck business get off the ground,,just cause their food is better, and cheaper and customer service better is no reason to take their livelyhood and income away like that. if larger resturants gave better prices,,and friendlier service than this wouldnt be happening. please save the taco trucks and their hardworking people. with love and respect to them all,,jessie

  345. Paul Safier signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Taco trucks are a part of my LA childhood! They must live on!!!

  346. Moussa Kone signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Fair trade and the ability to earna living is a cornerstone of our country. They also provide affodable food for people in hard times. In the end it comes down to choice, people should be able to choose where they eat and it’s not up to the governmet or restaurants to elimintae our choices. Viva La Taco Truck!!

  347. Pati Price signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    I love carne asada, who wouldnt!

  348. Micheal Leavitt signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  349. Heavy D signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Viva Taco Libre!

  350. Andres Miranda signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    I guess the city has solved the budget crisis, crime, LAUSD problems that they can focus on trivial “problems”. THANK YOU CITY GOVERNMENT ! I bow before you ! SAVE ME FROM THESE EVIL TACO TRUCKS.

    I take it these douches have never been hungry after a night out. Lets vote out all the nerds that voted for this law. God will these politicians use those campaign contributions to buy a clue ? Who the hell complains about a taco truck ?

  351. Rob H. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    i want my pinche tacos.

  352. Erika Palencia signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    SAVE OUR TACOS!!!!!!!!!

  353. Edward Wilson signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Never had a better taco then at Leo’s.

  354. Mary Koch signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    save the tacos.

  355. Ron Coker signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Gotta have our taco trucks,even up in Modesto !!!!

  356. Heidi E. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    It’s economics. Let them Be!

  357. Rachel Limon signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    The criminalization of taco truck vendors is beyond ridiculous.

  358. Adam Bevel signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    siempre vive los tacos

  359. jessie rodriguez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    darn right,,save the taco trucks..

  360. Douglas Reese signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Save our tacos

  361. jessicaporras signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    the trucks vendors are trying to make a living

  362. donovan lopez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    I need my pastor and buche fix! they saved me from hunger many many a low funded night.

  363. Holmes Stoner III signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    This ordinance is very short-sighted and ill-advised. I can see the concerns of local traditional brick-and-mortar type restaurants but from my experience most mobile eating establishments do not operated directly in-front of traditional brick-and-mortar businesses. More to the point, I do not buy that the “siphoning-off” of customers is doing any real damage to those businesses bottom lines. People standing in line for a taco are not per se trying to find a substitute for a traditional restaurant experience.

  364. Matthew Penny signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    I’m not from LA, but from Cleveland, Ohio, and I can’t understand at all how the new law was put forth because ordinary food businesses were loosing money to the taco vans. Isn’t that the point of having a business? To create a better product, have better advertisements, or just somehow get more patrons to shop with you instead of someone else. Sounds like a pretty idiotic law to me. Good luck with your fight!

  365. Kris Brix signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    I LOVE TACO TRUCKS! YUMMM!

  366. Marta signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Don’t move them around but fine them a small amount if they park within 20 ft. of a Mexican restaurant.

  367. Craig Zake signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Superb dining

  368. Todd Kern signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    ¡Vive al pastor!

  369. Robin Sparks signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    As long as they aren’t breaking any laws, why shouldn’t they be allowed to park wherever they want?

  370. Peter Helff signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    No one who is going out to eat is being “siphoned” away by taco trucks. It’s like saying that people who were going to buy steak at a supermarket were siphoned away by a convenience store where they couldn’t buy a steak, but could buy a sandwich instead.

  371. Adina Rondon signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    I understand that the brick-based businesses may have hard times keeping customers, but that is what is happening Nationwide because of our economy. Everyone and almost every type of business is losing money. I do not believe the trucks should have to be fined and/or serve jail time if they do not move in one hour. They have been serving this way for decades. A down economy should not have to put them out of business and that is exactly what will happen if this law is not changed.

  372. Victor Mejia signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    SAVE RAMBO’S, LA ESTRELLA, LEO’S AND THE REST IN EAGLE ROCK AND L.A.!!!

  373. Mike Lloyd signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    The law should have been not to park directly in front of a restaurant. I love taco trucks!

  374. Marc Lieberman signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    i am infavor of lifing the ban.

  375. Susie Munoz signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    The taco trucks are part of the culture! Why not just have the ordinance keep them from parking in front of a restaurant, but anywhere else is ok.
    Doesn’t that make sense?
    I vote to stop harrassing the taco trucks!

  376. Cindee signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Save the lunch trucks, save East Los!!!

  377. heather madrone signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    u should set up a site on facebook. u would get alot more supporters. it’s very good for networking things like this. let me know if u set up a facebook account for this. search me at “heather madrone”

  378. Josh Huddleston signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    5 rolled tacos and a ginormous quesadilla for 2.50 back in the day……how can you beat this. save the trucks!!!!!!

  379. john fremont signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    the ban strikes me as unfair to the operators & to customers. a different solution which is livable should be worked out & put into effect.

  380. James Breese signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Stupid legislation. If the problem is taco trucks parking outside restaurants, then make THAT illegal, not the time that they are allowed to park in one location. The supervisors probably mean well but the law but the law is mis-directed…

  381. Marc Lieberman signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    never mind. just make it a taco truck merry go round. ready? switch places.

  382. Eric Brito signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Let them stay. I work in Cali alot and love em’. They are entrepeneurs like any other business owner. Viva la raza!

  383. Peter Glasser signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Awwww, poor westawants….. did someone actually twy to compete with you?… awww, there there, here, cwy on my shoulder little babies….

  384. Janet Lopez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Because I love my Tacos and it’s a part of the L.A. cuisine, a part of our heritage!!

  385. Matthew Hui signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    this is clearly targeting a select group of individuals. if this isn’t structural racism, i don’t know what is.

    save these trucks and bring back the community that they have created!

  386. Jeff S signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Save our taco trucks! They are an important part of Angeleno life!

  387. Andy Nash signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    anyone ever heard of capitalism, I can’t believe this happening

  388. Lawrence Ward signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Must be nice to have to local pols step in and protect the interests of one group at the expense of another! Personally, I’d rather grab a couple tacos at one of the trucks than eat in the majority of the so-called restaurants that are available!

  389. Michelle Simpson signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Everyone needs to just chill out! Taco trucks are not evil and will not stop people from going to establishments that are good and fair. Sometimes you just want a Taco. Sometimes you want to sit down and have a meal. Sometimes you want to turn on the grill at home… Or is that next?

  390. TC Spears signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    This is one more example of micro-managing Los Angeles into oblivion.

  391. Buddy Brewer signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    The city should not take away our right to some of the best Mexican Food in Los Angeles. Keep our taco trucks going…..

  392. Chris Faith signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Hi,
    America is all about choice and freedom. We have the choice to eat from the taco trucks or the restaurants! Save our choice! Save the Taco Trucks!

  393. Tanya Garay signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    I support working individuals who pay their taxes and do something productive for our society. Even as simple as selling tacos, tehy are contributing, and as long as they are not disturbing residential areas, I feel they should be free to remain parked. If the restaurants were better tasting, or cheaper, then the patrons have that choice.

  394. Daniel Hernandez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Please allow these mobile vendors to return. Our corner taco man provided quality service at a fraction of the cost. He should not be penalized for offering quicker, low cost service to his community.

  395. Heather Williams signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Save the taco trucks! Si se puede!

  396. Lisa Bryant signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Carne asada is not a crime! Vive!

  397. Lisa Bryant signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Carne asada is not a crime. Viva!

  398. Jessica Ceballos signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Streets are public property! They pay taxes and have licenses and all is fair. John Doe who owns a restaurant can do the same if he wishes….but he doesn’t. Most people who eat at taco trucks eat there for a reason. The money they spend and the hour they eat will not be taking them to John Doe’s restaurant, would they? These are two completely different food industries, both being sustainable with or without one or the other. They are NOT taken away each others business.

  399. L. Williams signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    This whole thing is bizarre.

    “Brick and mortar” restaurants have no issues cutting their overhead by employing immigrant labor, but they refuse to compete fairly with taco stands that are primarily owned by immigrants?

    This is still essentially a fair market economy, and that’s marked by fair competition. If people have a problem competing with taco stands for customers they need to adjust their business practices accordingly. This kind of desperate, underhanded tactic is irritating.

  400. Sam C. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    This is clearly a case of bigger business trying to crush the “little” competition. The County Supervisors should be ashamed. I’ll have to reconsider next time they come up for re-election.

  401. Geoffrey Scott Creighton signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    viva la taco!

  402. Alejandro Romero signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    For the trucks!

  403. Paul b signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    mmmm….. Tacos!

  404. Leslie signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Hi from Spokane, Washington! Hey, you all can bring your taco trucks up here!!

  405. Beth McCampbell signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    If a big restaurant is threatened by a little taco cart, there’s something wrong with the big restaurant

  406. scott graham signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Ok, don’t let them park in front of restaurants, but allow parking 200 feet away? That works for me. I love taco trucks.

  407. Cody kennon signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    I will go on a hunger strike if taco trucks are banned. NO FOOD TILL ITS FROM A TACO TRUCK!

  408. Roberto Ortiz-Soto signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Tacos are not a crime!! Would you rather they sold crack than make an honest living selling delicious food? Find something better to do. Pass legislation to fix our schools.

  409. Caterina Benalcazar signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    As an avid LA culinary tourist, I can say that this ordinance definitely detracts from L.A.’s allure and means I am less likely to come to LA. It is such a shame.

  410. randall campbell signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    we need these in canada!! the only way to get a taco here is the mall or taco bell!!


  411. on May 14th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    What ever happened to the American dream of being your own boss? Please allow these businesspeople to continue serving the public; their service is invaluable both economically and culturally to those they cater to. How about a compromise between the truck vendors and the restaurants: the restaurants provide a safe and easily accessible spot for the trucks to park for a small monthly rental fee. That way, the trucks can continue to serve their loyal (often low-income customers who don’t have the funds to eat at a restaurant) and the restaurant gets some extra income. Win-win situation for everybody!

  412. KT signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    This is ridiculous! Save the taco trucks!

  413. John Carter signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Brick and mortar business owners should not punish taco trucks just because the trucks have a better business plan. Adapt or die! If I want a nice place to sit and relax with the family I’ll go into a restaurant. But if I want a good cheap burrito on the run I want the option of being able to go to a taco truck.

  414. Martin Michaelson signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    There should be more done than just petition signing- target the pencil-pushers at the polls, and get them out of office.

    Everybody who signed here, why not also write letters to the council members- a politician has no spine, but rather is a jellyfish that floats with the current.

  415. brent hainsworth signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Tacos are not a crime.

  416. Alejandra Gutierrez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    A majority of hard-working individuals (like those operating the taco trucks) should not have to suffer because a few trucks are causing conflict with existing restaurants or being rowdy. Almost all of the taco trucks I’ve visited are parked in empty lots and the staff members are extremely sweet and mean well. I agree with a previous comment, the law is completely misdirected.

  417. Jesus Huato signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Viva La Resistencia! Franchise restaurant worried by Taco truck. My mother owns a restaurant..and 50ft away there’s always a lonchera, but we dont complain..people are gonna eat what they want and what the quality of the food is! If the restaurant makes good food, they have nothing to worry about. Fight for and earn your customers! Make good food!

  418. Patrick Chicas signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Sounds like the politicos have been receiving payola from Baja Fresh and the yuppie holes like Zaba’s and Chipotle.

  419. Jason Marshall signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    this is absurb it’s part of our indetity as Angelenos.

    How’s about balancing the budget or finding a solution to 80,000 homeless that live on our streets instead of putting hard working folks that provide a cheap and necessary service out of business?

  420. Bruce Campbell signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    I have never been in LA, but last I checked LA was part of the USA. In the USA we have this thing called capitalism. That allows this thing called a FREE market. This law is an attempt to interfere with the consumers right to choose which products to buy. It’s bogus man, bogus.

  421. luke kim signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Taco trucks are a rich part of the los angeles heritage.

    getting rid of them would be like mowing griffith observatory down.

  422. mike naidoff signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    I want too say keep the taco trucks,they provide a valuable service too the people of la,ca and too the transportation indusstry.keep the taco trucks.also if other restaurant that conplain should provide better food and better price for it.

  423. Jayne in Sacramento signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Altho I dont live in LA County, so I can’t sign your peition…you have my support. This kind of proposed ordinances are cropping up everywhere….Fresno County, Sacramento County…and its not only targeting a certain segment, it is blatantly prejudiced. Mobile food vendors have been a staple of the American working man landscape since the industrial revolution….shame on Gloria!!! I used to be one of her staunchest supporters…NOT ANYMORE!! I wonder if Chris Matthews would approve….
    Viva TACO TRUCKS!!!

  424. Chiki signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Save The Tacos!

  425. Kristen McBride signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Don’t let these little culinary gems go the way of the dodo bird. Keep the tacos trucks going! Carne asada tacos are the BEST!

  426. Cassie in Valencia signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Long live the taco truck!

  427. Fernando signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    thats funny how lunch trucks are such a huge competition to restaurants. the food is cheap though and delicious. imma go eat a carne asada burrito right now

  428. DT signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    It’s not just tacos, good BBQ and other good food is at risk.

    Save independent business. Save the trucks.

  429. Cynthia A Taylor-Salaiz signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    I love the lunch trucks…don’t let them phase out!

  430. Pete Dow signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    I’ve never eaten off a Truck in LA, but I have eaten off quite a few in Central Cali. VIVA LA ROACH COACH ! You can’t beat it, and everyone is right about the community bond also. I never realized it until someone said it, and it made me think. VIVA LA ROACH COACH !!!

  431. Jennifer White signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Free enterprise should be valued. I would welcome a taco truck because of it’s value and taste.

  432. Greg signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    What a bunch of ignorant assholes. Get the hell out of the way of regular restaurants and sell your crap elsewhere.Why should you have more rights than legitimate businesses. your garbage trucks should be towed and crushed by the city for infractions of this law.

  433. Juan Salgado signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    I for one love carne asada tacos at 4am after a heavy night of drinking. I don’t see Acapulco’s, El Ranchito.

    The only place I can think of is King Taco and their getting too commercial.

    VIVA CARNE ASADA TACOS!!!

  434. Jaime Saucedo signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    THIS IS UNJUST AND DOES NOT GIVE THESE HARD WORKING PEOPLE A BETTER CHANCE TO MAKE AN HONEST LIVING. I AM A PROUD AMERICAN OF MEXICAN HERITAGE AND I KNOW HOW THIS PROUD COUNTRY WAS BUILT ON IMMIGRANT LABOR, GIVE THESE PEOPLE A CHANCE TO WORK HARD AND DON’T PASS THIS LAW.

  435. Adriana Lopez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Seriously does the local government have nothing better to do for our city than to take away something that is so much a part of the heritage of Los Angeles.

  436. Nima Golzy signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    My permanent residence is in Los Angeles and I was dismayed to hear this news. Brick-and-mortar stores are making more money than these taco truck operators. How dare they demand their removal?!

  437. Mark Vazquez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Keep the trucks alive! Bastard politicians!

  438. BOBBY SINGH signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    I SUPPORT YOUR EFFORTS AND DON’T WANT IT TO CHANGE

  439. Efrain Cruz signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    I’m on the fence on this one. I grew up going to King taco when it started as a taco trunk in the 70’s. But as an adult when a home, business and family to support I wouldn’t want someone taking my money.

  440. Bruce Mitchelll signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    I love the food on some of the taco trucks I’ve patronized over the years. For restaurant owners to be afraid of competition from taco trucks is ridiculous. If I want to spend time in a restaurant, I will, but there are times when only a taco truck will do, like when I’m in a hurry or am short of cash — but also when I know the food on a particular truck is really really good! We’re supposed to be living in a ‘free market’ society, so how is it that restaurant owners can be allowed to restrict this market?! I WANT TO SEE TACO TRUCKS BACK ON THE STREETS WHERE THEY BELONG - AVAILABLE TO ALL.

  441. Allen signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    I live between LA, New York, and London. I really could do without LA, if it wasn’t for three things: my girlfriend there, the nightlife, and Taco Trucks.

    It may seem odd that a Financial Analyst would eat cheap out of a truck, but some of the best food I’ve had in LA has come out the back (or side) of a Taco Truck. Yes, the best food did cost me $100+, but I can remember three distinct times when I walked up alongside a truck and had something utterly delicious.

    Long live reason 3. Without it, LA would just be about congestion, expense and smong.

  442. Shaun Morales signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    It doesn’t make much sense to enforce something such as this, unless they’re really interfering with someone’s place of business. In other words, venturing onto one’s property (within a certain amount of feet).

    Although I can see the frustrations from the business sides (Especially when these trucks just park in front of a restaurant (I’ve seen it and it is rude, to a degree). I think this law is too general and is going to become a long winded mistake. Especially as many of these trucks operate in remote or industrial areas.

  443. Olivia signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Those politicians need to get a life!

  444. George Alejo signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Save the taco trucks!!! These are the best eateries in town and a huge part of what LA is all about so why would Gloria Molina want to take them down. I guess she is only chicana by name and not at heart.

    No mames Gloria. Go eat a taco. I know yo mama must have fed you tacos growing up because you look like you ate the whole truck. Oh wait, maybe that why she want’s them gone. She can’t eat just one and figures that if they aren’t there she won’t eat them.

    Viva Taco’s Mexico in Pasadena!!!

  445. Buddy Brewer signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Keep the taco trucks in business! They represent what is great about Los Angeles.

  446. christopher McGuffin signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    I wholly agree with your situation and plight. I wish you all the best. Good luck!

  447. Jesse Rico signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    It is just another step by politicians to get rid of any Hispanic Culture, it is not just a coincidence that most of the “Taco Truck” owners come from Hispanic descent. What a shame that America should feel threatened by these businesses. Save the “Taco Truck’s”!

  448. Andrea Marie Yescas signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    I live on taco truck food . . . How could you!!!

  449. wendy klein signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    TACO TRUCKS ARE AWESOME!!!

  450. Trent Kinnucan signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    PLEASE BRING EM BACK

  451. Brandy Jefferson signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    I love these trucks. Let the people decide!!!!!

  452. Vanessa Cajina signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Please keep these historic, invaluable, and Californian enterprises in business!

  453. Alfredo Carlos signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Isnt it supposed to be a free market? If so they have a competative advantage which the city is trying to take away from them… Taco Trucks RULE!

  454. Jerson Kale signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    I don’t see how the taco trucks in my neighborhood are in any way detracting from brick-and-mortar restaurant business nor do I see how they a nuisance for residents - they are on a main commercial strip (Colorado Blvd), no where near “competing” businesses or residential property. I recognize that some trucks may cause problems, but this law as drafted is entirely overbroad given that ALL mobile vendors, including licensed, inspected and NON-INTERFERING/NON-NUISANCING vendors fall under its ambit. Whatever happened to calibrating ordinances to address the scope of actual problems? What the hell am I paying these politicians for?

  455. John Staples signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    No me gusta!!!

  456. Eduardo Jimenez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    I need my taco trucks!

  457. lance desouza signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    save the taco truck. long live the taco truck

  458. Kevin signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    So, if they move the truck up 3 inches, is that technically the same spot?


  459. on May 14th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Support local, mobile businesspeople! They provide a valuable service to the community, both financially and culturally. Also, please sent taco trucks up here to Oregon. I miss your wonderful food! You can park in front of my house anytime!

  460. Jeanette Moore signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Shame, Shame on the person who had nothing better to do!Leave the taco trucks alone!

  461. Roque Rodriguez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    These are as important to the culture of one’s neighborhood as parks & schools are. This injustice needs to be corrected as to stop it from spreading to other places!

  462. Ranald Adams signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    This is nuts - or worse. If you can pass a law that bans taco trucks from selling out on the side of the street, you can pass a law that bans a cheap restaurant from locating next to one that’s fancy - because the cheap restaurant has lower over head, cheaper food prices, therefore “steals business” from the fancy one. Restaurants don’t just sell food. They sell service, a place to sit and relax inside, and atmosphere (like maybe a good jukebox). It’s different services for different folks at different prices. While we’re at it, let’s police the clothing, appliance, furniture and food stores - and fine those who’s investment, overhead and prices don’t meet some minimum standard set by the fanciest place in the neighborhood. BTW, I’ve got other things I’d like to complain about that I don’t like. Can I get a law passed, too?

  463. Veronica Garcia signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks! My source of nourishment all throughout college…. Well… still is on Saturday and Sunday nights! :-)

  464. Phillip Maciel signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    I know my spot, and want that spot with the same truck always!

  465. Joseph Combellick signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Do not fine taco trucks. They are important to the economy and community of Los Angeles.

  466. Carter Baldwin signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    me likey me tacos

  467. Brian Hill signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Free Market!!

  468. Joshua Buck signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Viva Los Taco Trucks!

  469. Jason Shoup signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    This law is ridiculous! Taco trucks aren’t taking away business from restaurants- restaurants and trucks have two entirely different markets. I really don’t believe they are greatly competing with each other.

    They do a great service for employees located in places where no restaurants are conveniently located. This new law is ridiculous.

  470. Shane Bercowicz signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    To all of the people stating that the taco trucks are not legitimate business…YOU ARE WRONG. They have to get health certificates and a business license.

    I live in Florida and have a home in Santa Monica, where I spend half the year, and I see the trucks all over the city. I think it is a great part of the public culture and it brings people in the community together. These people work very hard, every day. Maybe if the law stated the trucks should not be parked within a certain distance from another restaurant then it would make sense. But this is like saying I cannot open a clothing store with lower prices next to an existing clothing store because of customer competition, which is absolutely ridiculous. The city government really should find better causes to argue. You are helping destroy the economy by hurting hard working middle to low class people. Save the taco Trucks!!!!!

  471. Gaby signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    It’s a shame that this law will now be enforced. It is a real shame. I don’t even agree with the business side argument. Most of these trucks aren’t parked across from Mexican restaurants. People go to taco trucks for good cheap food. It’s like Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles complaining that the KFC next door is taking their business. Seriously lame.

  472. Chris signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Show me the proof! Complaints! Please!!! So.. Here is what will happen.. other cities will welcome the trucks and they will do it the right way.. and folks will drive just a bit to get those tacos.. and LA will lose out in Revenue. Real smart! Why dont you focus on the budget.. ohhyes.. your brains caused this mess too!

  473. Claudia Aguayo signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    This law is absolutely ridiculous! Taco trucks are a great part of the culture of Los Angeles. Long Live the Taco Trucks!!!

  474. Christopher Espinoza signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    I love my favorite Taco Trucks! They are an esential part of the community.

  475. George signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    This is pure nonsense–the old archaic Board of Supervisor, bought out by the restaurant owner’s, gave in to the financial power of these rascals. The pressure was overwhelming–they should present proof of this pressure. I bet the majority of Californian’s would support the truck vendor’s–they tried this nonsense at the Well Fargo Tower on Grand in Los Angeles and it failed. The power broker Supervisor’s are like the secret society as in Sacramento–unseen yet causing enormous mischief by their action. Retire them–they are too old.

  476. Leah Mesa signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    This is just crazy and un-fair. I’ve been going to taco trucks all my life. I would hate for something that has always been there, not be….Just another way for the greedy corporates to squeeze more out of us.

  477. Jason signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    I don’t even live in Cali, and I think this is B.S.

  478. Amy Solomonik signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    This is simply a matter of the city declaring, once again, that one type of business is worth more than another. These trucks are a legitimate business. If they chose a business with less overhead, that just means they are SMART. No one makes the customers come to them. I am glad they are suing because these regulations are nothing short of discrimination by socio-ecomonic status. They are undeniably causing restraint of fair trade.

  479. Alex Lopez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Taco trucks is what I live on! It brings simple, honest food to the people. You can not take that away.

  480. Sharon Jouppi signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Where is the freedom in this law!
    What does this tell our children,
    Oh yes… “Money still talks!”
    Totally UNFAIR and UN-AMERICAN!

  481. Richard signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Save the taco trucks!

  482. Masa-san signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Doesn’t seem reasonable to restrict a vendor, whose establishment happens to be portable, when they have to be licensed, inspected and pay taxes just like their stationary counterparts.
    Maybe the taco trucks could be kept from being DIRECTLY in front of a restaurant, but allowed a buffer zone so that the they can operate x-number of feet away.
    There must be a way to keep from putting either side out entirely.
    There are times when a quick bite on the go is desired, and times when a body wants to kick back and dine leisurely.
    One of the lovely things about living in this beautiful country of ours is the variety of options, such as a taco truck.

  483. Abe Kinney signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    C’mon, don’t our politicians have better things to do with our money? If it is really hurting restaurants in building then make an ordinance that the truck has to park a reasonable distance. Besides - who has stopped themselves from going into a restaurant to instead go to the truck?

  484. Austin signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Ridiculous law. If the brick and mortar restaurants can’t compete, they need to change how they are doing business. Is the county going to outlaw McDonalds because they serve cheaper food than a sit-down restaurant.

    The taco trucks are generally cleaner, frendlier, faster and cheaper than other restaurants. What’s wrong with that?

  485. Sarah Mckinley signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    I think taco trucks are great!!!

  486. Carlos Rios signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Gloria Molina needs to eat a taco with a 7up; this will be more productive for her than getting rid of our beloved taco trucks.

  487. Lane Whitlow signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    this can’t happen!!! i love my $.99 fish tacos here in San Diego and if this happens there in LA we’ll be next. the service is always excellent, some of them even give you a nice bowl of seafood stew while you wait on your fish tacos to come up piping hot. and these taco trucks do create a sense of community and camraderie. we need these! these are vital to the community. if people are complaining and saying there needs to be reform then so be it. But, making them move every hour or be fined??? come on how rediculous and non-efficient. not to good for the environment, 45000+ trucks will be starting their engines and driving to new locations to serve their delicious food at economical prices. and i say this, i don’t hesitate to try new restaraunts or go to my favorites just because i am eating off of a taco truck…how absurd a thought to think these trucks are hurting existing restaraunt’s business!

  488. Elizabeth signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    This law is ridiculous. It hurts people who are looking for cheap delicious food, and the guys operating the trucks. There are better things to be doing than ticketing trucks all night.

  489. Andrew Hwang signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    This is an outrage…. Save our taco trucks~!

  490. Julian cabral signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Save the tacos!

  491. Karin signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Keep the Tacos ,,Keep the Cultura !!!
    Join the franchise , loose yourself !!!

  492. Wilson Lin signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    I love Leo’s Taco Truck in Eagle Rock. This is an unfair and ridiculous law

  493. Ricardo Aceves signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    I think someone has made this comment already but I am going to repeat it. The Taco Trucks are a legitimate business. They need a license, are inspected by Health Officials and Pay Taxes as any other business does. I don’t see Gorilla Molina telling Starbucks that they can’t build a new starbucks right across the street from an existing one, or Ralphs not been able to build a supermarket next to Albertsons. This is pure and simple discrimination agains hard working people. Gorilla Molina must go! and you wonder why local government is stiffling us to death and many business are leaving this state.
    Que Viva La Roach Coach and Repeal Gorilla Molina!

  494. Maricela Soto signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    It is unfair to make trucks move every hour. How about instead making a rule that says they cannot park in the parking lots of other restaurants. You cannot make a successful establishment move simpley because another one is failing even if they have a lower overhead. The only difference is that they are not in an actual building? That is called competitive business.

  495. Anthony Rivera signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    This just needs to stop! If the city allows this law to pass, then other cities will do the same. This is not just something that L.A. has, but all of the great state of California. Viva the Roach Coach!@!

  496. Ashley Crawford signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    please!!!

  497. joel signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Please, if they are taxed and they have the right permits and or license they need let them sell there tacos and feed there family. I am a taco lover that lives out in the I.E. the more tacos the better………….

  498. Kille Knobel signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!!!!!!!

  499. José Sánchez-Alvarez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Yo apoyo a los taqueros que manejan sus camionetas para que la gente del Pueblo pueda disfrutar de algo tan tradicional como son los tacos,quezadillas,etc.
    No les quitemos a esta gente honrada su fuente de ingreso,Viva la Libertad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  500. George Deutsch signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Don’t let these little culinary gems go!!! What happened to American FREE Enterprize!!!! Keep the tacos trucks going!

  501. Carl signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    carl
    i can’t not live without my taco…i was born in east la eventhough i am from china.
    best,
    carl

  502. Juan Carrillo signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Save the taco trucks. viva la revolucion cabrones!!!!

  503. Lee Portillo signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Mayor V,

    We will take to the streets! Save our trucks!

  504. Lisa signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Taco trucks are the best! What is the point of moving them every hour, they are still gonna make more business than those overpriced restaraunts that sell crappy food. Instead of politicians worrying about the sex offenders, walking on the streets that they let loose into society, they worry about Tacos. Last time I checked the only damage a taco did was make my tummy hurt from eating all those YUMMY tacos. Politicians have nothing else to do, all they want to do is supress the Latino community from making a living. They just do not want to see what is already happening… Latinos are taking over.

  505. haozheng cui signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    save the trucks!

  506. Nick signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    These politicians are just looking for another way to line their pockets with other, hard-working peoples’ good money! I fully support the Taco Trucks because not only do they provide great food at a price that is phenomenal, but they support our community and togetherness. This is not just a commercial venture but a style of life, and I say: Save the Tacos!

  507. Lawrence Chan signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    STOP THE EVIL! YOU ARE DESTROYING LIVES!
    Start the love. The taco love.

  508. Omar Garcia signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    I don’t even live in Cali, but the thought of fellow taco truck lovers in a another state being limited on where they can go and do business angers me. They are trying to make a living like everyone else, and if anything they are just jealous that they lack the ingenuity and insight to join the rest of the taco trucks.

  509. Chris Kim signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Save the tradition!

  510. matthew gwin signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    i disagree with the county 100%!!! they have no right to prevent you from making a living; i don’t think you should be allowed to park in a private parking lot, but outside that rock on god love the free market

  511. Cindy Knight signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Save the trucks!!

  512. Stefan Cajina signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    What’s the problem — LA’s streets don’t look enough like a shopping mall yet?

  513. Chris van signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Please,this is the land of the free right??? Stop harrassing honest workers,you lawmakers complain when they work and or not work…stop complaining and do something important for the community,uhm,feed the poor,help out with this gas situation,build parks,increase min. wage,etc,etc.

  514. Colin Jessup signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Save the trucks!

  515. Michael Miller signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    Save the trucks! They are a part of the community. Lets make the County supervisors move the sports cars every hour or else they face a fine or jail time.

  516. Jaime Dyson signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    Go Carne Asada!

  517. John De La Cruz signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    Those politicians are just mad because they get swamp ass from the tacos but still cant resist the urge to grab a few when they see a taco truck down the street.

  518. ALEX PORTILLO signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    FUCK GLORIA MOLINA!

  519. Rick Ramirez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Salva Las Trocas!!!

  520. Karin signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    I am in Arizona !! Phoenix is with you L.A !!
    Don’t supersize me !! Just give me two Carne Asada Tacos !!

  521. julissa mirabal signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Tacos are criminal. This is the last straw. I grew up in Silverlake and Echo Park and I know for a fact that there are more “criminal” acts being committed besides slinging tacos late at night. Most of the californians that have now moved out of state still think fondly upon mexican food and taco trucks. It’s more than food, it’s culture.

  522. lee gonzaga signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    i support the local taco truck in my area.
    lee
    cell 805.807.4055

  523. Emmy Goldknopf signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Taco trucks are part of what makes Los Angeles great. Some of the best — and cheapest — food in L.A. is to be found at taco trucks.

    Taco trucks provide one kind of food and dining experience, restaurants another — let’s encourage them both!

    Making taco trucks move around incessantly will contribute to air pollution, while fining them will deprive us of a valuable resource. Please repeal this ill-considered law!

  524. Matt Perry signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Enough is enough! We have enough stupid laws already, do not make it worse!

  525. Amy Lynn Herman signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    I go on vacation to California just to visit these trucks. They are legitimate businesses that deserve cultural recognition.

  526. Eben Palazzolo signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    What right does the government have to tell mobile vendors how long they can stay in one area. Carne asada is not a crime

  527. Heather Frederick signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Viva la comida de la Raza!

  528. Teresa Lopez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    This law is LUDACRIS! Taco trucks have been a staple of my life and hold many of my dearest childhood memories! Save our taco trucks!

  529. Elaine Gonzales signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    I think people should be given the chance to choose where they wish to eat. If they want to eat at a restaruant that is fine but if they choose the mobile food vans they should be allowed to make the decision.I don’t think location is the issue. With gas prices soaring, mobile taco shops should not be made to move every hour. This is yet another form of dicrimination. Don’t let this happen.

  530. Geovanny Garcia signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    We need to stop this absurd policy before it spreads to other counties throughout California. Tacos are a great thing to have at all hours of the day, especially for people that work the graveyard shift and need to stop someplace to get something to eat.

  531. Ariel signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Stop la estupidez. This is not cuba. Let the tacos vendors vender. Viva Jose Marti…viva el taco truck….

  532. Hector Rodriguez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    What possible advantage could there be for removing them? Being able to go out of for lunch for 15 mins and being able to have food readily available is a great advantage.

  533. Deanna Abrahams signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Aren’t these politicians embarassed with how stupid they sound? What’s next? The ice cream man??? The lemonade stand??? Apparently free enterprise can be bought!

  534. Ryan Purol signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    I love the tacos, keep’em!

  535. Rick Janz signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    I’m in St. Louis now but dearly miss those trucks…Save the Taco Trucks ! ! !

  536. Big Josh signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    I live in Washington State…there are not too many trucks, but I HAVE to have tacos!

    Come on LA! Get your shit together…

  537. LC signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    just goes to show u how stupid poltions can be. this is why i hate polics.

  538. matt michlevitz signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    i support the taco trucks,, good authentic food

  539. Griffin signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    LETS SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS

  540. Ian McGlocklin signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    A world without tacos and it’s trucks is a world gone horribly wrong.

  541. Tony Lopez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Please over turn this law. Taco Trucks are part of what it means to be an Angelino. Would New York ban Hot Dog stands?

  542. Christine signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    They even let those roach coaches on military bases in San Diego, and they are tasty!

  543. Ken Osborn signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Free Market Competition I s What Our Country is All About.

  544. Daniel signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    I support the vendors at the Taco trucks. Save the Taco Trucks!!!!

  545. Becky Ann Baker signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    I think politicians have better ways to spend their time than passing unnessecary laws like this. Where these entreprenuers park their trucks is so much less important to many Angelenos than the current economic climate, gang related crime and such in the city. Just another example of “identifying a problem” and proposing a solution to hide that fact that they cannot solve any real problems their constituents are facing.

  546. Michelle Stern signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    The brick and mortar businesses will just have to find a new avenue for profits - people like the taco trucks better!

  547. Sonia Saucedo signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    WE LOVE AND SUPPORT THE TACO TRUCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ITS PART OF L.A. CULTURE !!!!!

  548. Al Herrmann signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Gloria Molina, I LIVE IN ECHO PARK! I AM ONE OF YOUR CONSTITUENTS! Stop hassling the taco trucks! What kind of a kick-back are you getting from the restaurants? Don’t you realize that the people who are spending three dollars on a couple tacos at a truck do not have the expendable income or the time to spend $15 on a similar meal inside a restaurant? If you stand behind this ridiculous law, I look forward to voting you out of office.

  549. Demetrio M signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Its unfair …so then Taco Bell can copy their food and try to sell it….Taco Bells has had newer menu items like the ˜GRILLED STUFFED BURRITO..Inspired by the Taco Trucks…also the Burrito by Chipotle Restuarants…that also comes from a Taco Truck…

  550. AJ signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Smells of classism…I mean tacos.

  551. Jerm signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    mmmmmmmm….. tacos….. P:

  552. Miki Mori signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    stop the madness! let us eat tacos!

  553. Mayra signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Save our taco trucks!!!

  554. Elvis Segarich signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    DON’T KILL THE BURRO’S EITHER

  555. maria berumen signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    This is a ridiculous law. What right does government have to tell me or anyone where to eat. If a restaurant truly has good and affordable food they will have customers. The problem is not the taco trucks. Have the restaurants stopped to think it could possibly be their food keeping customers away? With the price of everything rising it makes more sense for a family to spend $20 to get a good tasting and affordable meal at a taco truck instead of going to a restaurant and spend 3 times as much for the same thing. I say to our government, Let us,those that appointed you to your position, make the decision as to where we choose to eat! Viva las carnitas, asada, al pastor and everything else a taco truck has to offer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  556. Mario Mijares signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    This is outrageous! These trucks stimulate competition to it’s fullest extent. Long live carne asada!! You can’t tell me Gloria Molina never had a taco from da roach coach! She definitely got paid off!! These tacos are delicious, cheap, and very convenient! Let them stay! It’s always been part of ELA culture!

  557. JR Jones signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    You have to be joking right?

  558. Gabriel Galvan signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    San Francisco is with you! These affordable mobile taquerias are needed more now than ever. Replace this ill-conceived law with one that just prohibits the trucks from parking within a certain distance of another restaurant and limits them to certain hours in residential areas. Here’s some lengua for you Gloria Molina!!!

  559. David signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    We need to do something about this!!! the owners of the trucks pay their taxes!!!

  560. Tommy Santee Klaws signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    ah, my beloved roach coaches.

  561. Maricela signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Save our taco trucks!!!

  562. richard fabela signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    this is a clear attack on a treasure of our city
    I love taco trucks
    delicious food
    amazing prices
    wonderful people
    i wonder if it has to do with the fact that they are owned and ran by Mexicans?
    Again america you have dissapointed me
    us citizen

  563. Vironika Osminina signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    This is totally ridiculous! I sympathize with you all! If they cut chimichurri trucks in NYC…I would be the first to protest!

    I hope you guys rescind the law! Good luck!

  564. JOSE Perez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    I NEVER HAD A TACO IN A CAR! but

    i heard the news. y NO MANCHES! I AM IN!!! Homie

    SIgn me UP!

  565. Grace Lee signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  566. Lenny Fisher signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    It is a shame that Our Board of Supervisors have done this. As a 47 year resident of Los Angeles I have patronized many of these trucks through the years. This new law is not only unfair but based on tax revenue. Going to resturaunts is more expensive which generates more tax revenue for the county,this is the real reason why it passed. i say repeal it now or we will repeal your jobs supervisors.

  567. Donald Wayne signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    As long as the trucks have there food license, and health inspected, more power to them…Leave them alone….It’s a true bussiness on wheels…Shame on the law enforcement as long as the bussiness is on the up and up!!!!…

  568. Tony Enciso signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    We can’t let our beloved taco trucks be pushed around by a few grumpy restaurant owners. These loncheras establish neighborhood camaraderie and at the same time make the neighborhood a safer place to be. We need to fight for them

  569. Janine Erickson signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    If the restaurants have a problem with these taco trucks, they can compete by selling more reasonable priced entrees, opening for longer hours, and making better tasting food.

  570. Brian Beesley signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    I hope a middle ground can be found, so that the taco trucks can coexist along side the traditional restaurants. After all, they both serve their purpose, and one does NOT actually supply what the other one does. Anything that promotes a sense of community in the world we live in, is a GOOD thing!

  571. Ian McGlocklin signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    A world without tacos and their trucks is a world gone horribly wrong.

  572. Richard Piñon signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    You tell me of a Polotician who’s never eatan from a parked truck and I’d say they’re full of it. Oh Ya, they are all full of it already. SAVE OUR TRUCKS. Stop wasting our tax dollar on stupid laws…….

    RP

  573. Kevin Hayre signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    If the restaurants have a problem with these taco trucks, they can compete by selling more reasonable priced entrees, opening for longer hours, and making better tasting food.

    Its ridiculous to have them move every hour. If you cant compete then stop crying over it.

  574. Deborah Kahn signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    A world without tacos is not a world at all!

  575. Missie Summers signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Let these honest, hard-working people feed their families!! AMN people!!!!!

  576. JJ signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    I’m down with the loncheras, just don’t park directly in front of the restaurants! That’s kind of rude. How would you like it if another lonchera parks in front of your customers? Let’s be fair.

  577. Pedro Villa signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Save our loncheras!!!

  578. Noemi Hernandez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    This is completely unfair and ridiculous. The streets and sidewalks are public property and they should be allowed to park where they want as long as it doesn’t obstruct traffic and are not in any sort of health code violation.

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!

  579. dennis flood signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Im a retired chef, and yet i still find myself at times hunting down taco wagons in and around various construction sites to partake in some mouth watering mexican culinary goodness,
    I live just Outside of Seattle Washinton,But i grew up in and around L.A Orange & Riverside Counties. TACO WAGONS ARE A DAM,ICON LEAVE THEM BE!!!!!!!!!!

  580. Michael signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Every time I can’t find my tacos de pastor at the truck on La Brea and Olympic, another sliver of my soul will shrivel and turn to dust.

    Although I guess that might make it easier to run for office so I can overturn this stupid law…

  581. Dan Knobloch signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    It’s a well-known fact that tacos taste better out of trucks.

    Yeesh!

  582. Deyci Maldonado signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    No!! Not los tacos de asada =(

  583. Anthony Yezez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    The problem is not the trucks, i believe there’s more behind than this stupid argument. 1st the city needs money and has come up with this plan to exploit the less educated “lonchera drivers” and a few months from now the this law will banish. But mean while the city has profited on the law. A business is a business and is subject to competition. If you’re going to cry and blame other businesses for your distress. Then you probably shouldn’t be in business.

  584. Elaine Arreaga signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard of.
    Taco trucks have been around longer that some of it customers. People have right and a need for these truck, with the price of groceries and everything else on the rise. The County Board should be ashamed of themselves.

  585. Eric J Stolz signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!

  586. Christine Manley signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Long live tacos!!

  587. Victor signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    I oppose the new law making Taco trucks move every hour!

  588. Jill Sanchez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:41 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.

  589. Ernie Manriquez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Reminiscent of the Boston Tea Party.
    Give me Tacos, or give me Death!!
    Aren’t you politicians fearfull of crossing the line. We, the people, will only take so much, then we’ll boot you out of office.

  590. Andrew Lowery signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Viva la Raza, gotta love the taco truck. Screw the politicians who probably only eat at expensive restaraunts anyway. They dont live in the real world

  591. Christobol signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    VIVA LA TACOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  592. Ron Siu signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    taco taco taco!!!

  593. Steve signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    It is scary to think this is the best solution our Board of Supervisors can think of.

  594. Ricardo Muniz signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    This law it’s not only stupid, but unfair. Let honest people work specially with the economy that we have today.

  595. Elizabeth Leyva signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    taco trucks rule !!!!!

  596. Phil signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    This law is really unfair. I think we should promote small business, not make it tougher or worse yet a crime. There needs to be some sort of talks so that the trucks and the restaurants can co-exist.

  597. JACQUELYNN K. STEWART signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    This is not fair to these folks that work so hard to try to make a living to take care of their families.

  598. Rich Cullen signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    PLEASE let these good people eat and celebrate in peace. I wish I was there with them. The ‘fast food industry con-glom’ is the one who should be investigated. Long live the local ‘Mom & Pop’ vendors who work hard to feed and entertain the local communities. Hey! Come out to my neighborhood…I live in Orlando, FLorida! Best of luck. Cheers.

  599. robert riever signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    I don’t even live California! For the last few years I have been contemplating moving to Canada because of “the man” and various inequalities such as this! I even found out that it only cost 300$ to renounce my citizenship and give “uncle sam” the last dollars he will receive from my ass! VIVA LA RESISTANCE!

  600. Charles Peckham signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    I love taco trucks. Don’t you dare take them away from me.

  601. Frank S. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    I’m all for the trucks, but let’s not park in front of other restaurants. They need to make a profit too. Other than that I second Christobol
    VIVA LA TACOS!!!!!!!!!!

  602. Rich Cullen signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Viva!

  603. Gregory P. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    i love taco trucks they are the best
    my favorite ones are EL AMIGO TACOS!!!!!!!!!

  604. Steve Douglas signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Just regulate them to park in only where they have owners permission

  605. Arturo Toledo signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    I love Tacos Los Primos. They don’t park anywhere near a restaurant. All the money they make is well deserved since they are there 7 days a week.

  606. Noemi signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    What a glorious distraction from all the important domestic issues that the Feds avert our attentions from.

    “Immigration? But uh, what about…TACO TRUCKS! Yeah, we really need to do something about those trucks…”

  607. Joan Mulder signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Taco Trucks are an integral part of our of our culture in Los Angeles. Getting rid of the Taco trucks would be like cutting down palm trees, getting rid of the Hollywood Sign or shutting down the movie industry. Also, they feed the working poor and everyone else late at night.

    LEAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS ALONE!!

  608. Tamara Goodman signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Taco Trucks are great! Getting rid of them is a terrible idea!

  609. Michael Holt signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Plumbape here from Indianapolis, used to do plumbing service in la cali (LA) love the street vendors. They are all around the Indy 500 right now! Good Luck Amigos

  610. Gregory Leon signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Being Hispanic and growing poor, this is a connection to my past, but also a connect to mis hermanos y hermanas Mexicanas. I currently live in the Central Valley (Fresno and now Stockton) and agree with all that is good about the taco trucks. Good fast food that is served by hard working folks dedicated to repeat business. They may not have the $$ to open their own brick and mortar restaurant, so why not find another way to regulate the taco trucks… like no parking closer than 200 ft to a restaurant?

  611. Adolfo U. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    !Viva los tacos! I support my local loncheras!

  612. Jesus Avillaneda signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    We need more taco trucks in Houston, Texas!!!! But as for my raza in LA, I’m with them all the way, hope this can be resolved in our favor.

  613. Marc Galati signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    This new law is an attack on tax paying and law abiding entrepreneurs. How can one be proud to live in a city or country that will jail someone for attempting to make an honest living?
    Los Angeles is trying to enforce a law that desecrates our freedom, cultural diversity and entrepreneurial spirit.
    This is also an attempt to suppress specific demographics in the Los Angeles area which is a complete contradiction to what our country stands for.

  614. Steve Goodman signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    My daughter goes to school in Los Angeles and she raves about the taco trucks. If they are gone, it is a horrible loss to the community!

  615. Ilanit Goodman signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Save our taco trucks!

  616. Sandra D. Rodriguez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Everyone knows the best tacos come from these taco trucks!! Save the taco trucks!!

  617. stacia oemig signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    jlkjkl

  618. Irene Kahn signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!

  619. Natalie Rucker signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    What? Are you crazy? How am I going to get lunch?
    With all the problems the city faces, why are you wasting your time trying to remove taco trucks?
    People who stop at taco trucks are not looking for restaurants or cafes at that time. It is generally a time and taste issue.

  620. tony ko signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    get rid of the fuckin dirty police, not the taco trucks u morons

  621. Cynthia N Cortez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    People are getting ridiculous, I love my taco trucks..LA ESTRELLA #1 Highland Park

  622. Philip Guzman signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Leo’s Tacos are the BEST! 15+ years I’ve been going to him… sice he was the cook in front of 1 Day in Eagle Rock…

  623. Emily Jensen signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    TACO TRUCKS FOREVER


  624. on May 14th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Taco Zone on Alvarado & Sunset!!!!!!!!! Suadero!!!!

  625. Hanh Rohan signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    With the looming recession and rising cost of food and gas, why are we depriving folks of an inexpensive option for meals? In addition, these lunch trucks are an integral part of our communities!!

  626. tony ko signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    this is another example of how fucked up the rich people that run this country are.

  627. johnny's bar signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  628. Joseph Riojas signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    TACOS! TACOS!! TACOS!!!

  629. Robert Bouclin signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    I have fond memories of the Taco Truck showing up on many construction sites that I have worked on over the years. Without them we would never have had a good meal at lunch time because of the time involved in getting to a regular restaurant. Give them a break!

  630. Ludin Chavez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    you can’t get rid of taco trucks!!! They have the best tacos!!!

  631. Randall Lewis signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Taco trucks are the best, and operated by hard working people that have every right to make a living.

  632. Jasmid Camara signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Save the Tacos!!!

  633. Thomas Ng signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    La Estrella baby!!

  634. jose lopez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    viva taco zone!

  635. amy greenleaf signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    i lab ju tacos!

  636. matt stone signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Save my lunch

  637. tracy whisnant signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    SAVE THE MOBILE VENDORS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  638. elicia blackford signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    it can’t be!!

  639. Matt Dotson signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    At critical times in our history we have to pull together and stand up to bad government. Well this is one of those times, SAVE OUT TACO TRUCKS!!!!!!!!

  640. Wan Park signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Why???

  641. Sheryl M signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    I live in Montana, but we drive truck and go to S. Cal. frequently. Those trucks and the great food are the only good thing about going down there! Maybe tell them they can’t park at the front door of restaurants or something, but moving every hour is just outrageous!

  642. Susan Dean signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    The US is a FREE MARKET! The taco trucks must stay!

  643. Ben Gonzales signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    I’m actually from McCook,Nebraska,but when we are at
    job sites out of town the taco mobiles(which are few and far between)are a welcome site!! You folks got it made!! I hope things work out. God Bless!!
    P.S. I sure miss my Gram mas’home cooking!!!!

  644. Edwin Marin signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Politicians are taking the livelihood from Latinos, simply to please big business. To satisfy the corporations that they are indebted to for all of their contributions.

  645. Mark Di'Dia signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Dont sweat it. I have some leftover food from mother’s day. Ill be near the corner of Alavardo and Sunset at 8pm. My trunk will be packed with half a steak, a few pieces of chicken, and this salad my mom made (its getting soggy, so ill discount it). plus I’ll do one up on the trucks, by selling margaritas too.

  646. Ernie Hernandez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    When I want to sit down and wait for a waitress I go to a restaurant. When I just want to go and enjoy a taco and stand outside I go to a Taco truck. Really most of the time I like to go and enjoy my tacos from a Taco Truck. My self my sons and their families. Ernie Hernandez

  647. Karen Chao signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Save the tacos!

  648. raymond garcia signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    why they hating on the TRUCKS!!!

  649. Edgar Jauregui signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS, AND FEED THE WORLD!!
    and ill take 3 de asada, 2 de pastor, and 3 de tripitas por plz.

  650. Javier Perez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Ill take the same order as above :D

  651. Jeanette Floyd signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Save the taco trucks!!!

  652. Matt Hayworth signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    An alternative law — such as requiring trucks to park at least 200 feet from Mexican restaurants –

  653. Lester Reyes signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    Save our taco trucks!!1

  654. Veronica De Leon signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    Save the taco trucks!!!


  655. on May 14th, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    saw it on current and had to spring into action =]

  656. Lola signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    THIS IS B.S. maybe if the restuarants food didn’t suck than we wouldn’t have to go to the taco trucks. HAHA

  657. BEN D signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    THE DIRTIER THE TRUCK THE TASTIER THE CARNE ASADA…..WHOEVER INVENTED TACO TRUCKS SHOULD RUN FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!!

  658. Phyllis signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    some of the best food ever

  659. Helen signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!!

  660. Joan signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Excuse me, but wasn’t America founded on those venturing out to explore new opportunities? Seems that LA has forgotten about that.
    Ride on, taco trucks!

  661. Erika signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    Just too crazy! Save the tacos!

  662. Ruth Martinez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    This is not a fair solution!

  663. JD signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    SAVE THE TRUCKS

  664. Susie signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Save the tacos!

  665. Ricardo Javier signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    quien tacomiendo?


  666. on May 14th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    United we stand!!!!

  667. William Partnoff signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Horrible injustice!

  668. Mark Aubin signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Keep the trucks!! I have fond memories of eating from the “roach-coaches!!!” I’ll agree for them not to park in front of another establishment, but keep the trucks going!

  669. Alex K signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    America should be about freedom, not run by big business who wants to control their competitors. Taco Trucks represent freedom!!!

  670. Katie Kruger signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Taco trucks are part of Los Angeles culture. We can’t let that piece of the city die.

  671. Brian and Josie G signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Viva la carnitas! Whats next, forcing the paleta man to stay more the 100 yards from any place that sells frozen desert?

  672. J.A. Johnson signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Pro-taco truck.

  673. Gustavo Cordova signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Pro-taco trucks

  674. jesus s. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    fuck the whales save the tacos!

  675. Paul G signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Pro-TACO trucks!!!!

  676. Elizabet Aud signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    I am a long haul truck driver who is in California every week. If it weren’t for the various taco trucks that are around the various produce places where I have to load, I would literally starve to death! California’s no idling laws means I can’t cook a meal in my truck (because it would run down the batteries), the shippers have taken more than 8 hours to get a single pallet of produce on my truck and once you check in at the shipper you can’t leave, or risk losing your place in line. We OTR drivers have tight schedules to keep and CA’s laws are competely discriminatory towards us. Most of the truck stops are filthy, overrun with hookers or beggars, and just not inviting to a single female truck driver. If I didn’t have to fuel, I would NEVER set foot in a CA truck stop! Thankfully, I don’t have to depend on these nasty places to get a decent and inexpensive meal. LONG LIVE THE ROACH COACH!

  677. German Cabral signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    I just want to say that it is unfair to target the taco trucks, since all they are doing are providing a service. The popularity of the taco trucks is due to their low prices, quick service and their late night hours. It is unfair for restaurants to complain about the low prices. If restaurants want business they should lower their prices and open late at night. There is going to be competition between restaurants, so instead if whinning they should do something about it. All of the taco trucks that I have been to are friendly and safe.

  678. Nolan Bennett signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    I’m from Oakland, where taco trucks are a common staple of life. Have a heart.

  679. Matthew Coleman signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Taco trucks are an important part of LA culture. I choose to eat from these trucks b/c i prefer them to many restaurants.

  680. Brian Harvey signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    viva los taco trucks

  681. Monica Ortiz signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Save the Taco’s

  682. Bethzaida Astorga signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Taco trucks are a way of life in the Southwest and the Southern California! Don’t take a way our culture!

  683. Bob Wenz signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Long Live America

  684. Brennen Nakane signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    This would be like banning the Cheesesteak in Philly. Taco trucks have a taste and that something special that cannot be emulated in a restaurant setting. Add that to being one of the only places open when you get out of the club (other than that fast food chain junk) makes the possibility of them being banned almost unthinkable. It is part of our heritage as people of Los Angeles and a part worth fighting for.

  685. Aaliyah Neal signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Taco trucks are an important staple of life for any city with a large Latin population. They can’t be taken away. My hermanas and I would never sober up without the after-club burritos, carnitas and tacos …

  686. Lyssa signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    What is the big idea

  687. Adrienne Brown signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Seriously! Taco trucks are one of the few things that makes LA still a great place to be. Tacos bring us all together. Without street tacos there would be no unity in this city. If you take away the great tacos of LA there will be less tourism, less affordable food options, more problems all around.

  688. kimberly robertson signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    carne for the people. don’t move the trucks!

  689. Cherie Holkan signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    rescind this ridiculous law.

  690. Lauren Fitzpatrick signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    I am a frequent patron of taco trucks. To be specific, taco zone right across the street from my house. its convenient, delicious and always has a long line. Its an echo park neighborhood staple. Please don’t destroy part of our culture.

  691. Brandon Sawyer signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    I can’t believe LA is treating these small business people so badly. Drive your taco trucks up here to Portland, Oregon. We have a very healthy and appreciated foodcart population here (most of them never move but occupy parking lots): http://foodcartsportland.com/. We could use some better burritos (speaking as one who ate countless delicious San Francisco Mission burritos).

  692. Brian Menke signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Gloria needs to find something better to do

  693. Veronica Prado signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    LIBRE COMERCIO!


  694. on May 14th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Save Our Taco Trucks

  695. Robert Ortega signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    what has happen to this great country of our’s when all the state and federal goverment want is to put us in jail or take our money i think that’s what made our country great at one time when anyone could earn a living now we must become criminals because our goverment officials just want to put the screws to everyone. and we should vote these idiots out of their jobs to see how they like being out of work i bet they would be eating out of our taco trucks and be in the streets then.

  696. Susana Calderon signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Viva, los Taco Trucks!!!!!!

  697. Veronica Corral signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    The community loves their taco trucks. Go after some real criminals and stop wasting my hard earned money!

  698. Mario Kalson signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Try this precedent: Viva Los Trocas!

  699. Miles Chen signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    I love the taco trucks!

  700. James Dellemonico signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Isn’t there anything better that our elected officials can do. like maybe represent their entire community???

  701. Ronald Matteotti signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Yo quiero tacos!!!!!!

  702. Theresa Ysabel Rocha signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Not on my watch!! These trucks are a vital cultural, economic and social aspect of the fabric of LA that we as a community cannot afford to lose. So in addition to signing this petition, let’s get out there and continue to place our dollars in the heart of our city and with proud asada vendors!!! If the real issue is about the effect our trocas are having on merchants, then let’s have that discussion and circulate real responses to those needs vs. punishing our beloved asada trucks.

  703. eduardo castillo signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    i love tacos!

  704. Jonathan Caverly signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Im from the east coast and I think this law is unfair! Free the tacos!

  705. hazel mendoza signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    free the tacos!

  706. Rose S. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    I’m a tax payer and a VOTER! Gloria I hope you got a retirement package ready cuz you can kiss that seat good-bye. You apparently have no sense of community or understanding of how much people want or need these trucks. Its not just patrons at 2am that frequent these. Its families who have worked long hard hours at their two jobs that are maybe a little too tired to cook that night. Its a trip, a little getaway that allows them to spend a little time with their families. Instead of filling their kids with deep fried fatty food and a toy that they could choke on made of lead, they get time with mom and dad and their siblings while enjoying a quesadilla. Or someone like me, who used to work till midnight and just wanted a carne asada burrito. Mc Donalds and the like are the only ones around open at that time. If the restaurant businesses are so concerned, why not allow taco vendors to operate away from a certain distance. Or after those businesses have closed. You should have thought about it before you jumped to such a hasty decision. You arent just taking way the taco trucks, you are taking away a commUNITY!

  707. Luis Chavez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Taco trucks never hurt any businesses, it’s just what people prefer to eat!

  708. Esperanza Perez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    We love our tacos!!!!

  709. Sarah Lin signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    I Sarah Lin, personally enjoy these trucks because they are convenience, delicious and food sold at great prices.

    I do not want to see these trucks go and I feel that many other people feel the same way as I do.

    I hope there is something that can be done so that we all can enjoy our taco trucks.

    Sarah Lin
    Consumer

  710. stephen andrews signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    save them

  711. Kevin M Sianez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    This really burns my ass to read this decision. Certain minority groups which shall remain nameless get all the attention because they complain the most. Hispanics seem to get the brunt of the crap decisions like this that city officials make. This is not right and I for one want this decision reversed and quick. Hispanics for the most part are hard working proud people that are a benefit to our communities here in LA county and across the nation. Let them keep their trucks running and park where they want when they want


  712. on May 14th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    taco trucks are the epitome of small business!

  713. stephen andrews signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    save them trucks

  714. mike durgerian signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    save our taco trucks , are you crazy??????

  715. John Gray signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    As an Angelino since 1930, I am very proud of my heritage. And I have been able to share it with my wonderful Mexican friends and neighbors for nearly 80 years.
    I have been eating off of these ‘Roach Coaches’ for over sixty-five years! Leave them in peace, please, they’re so beautiful to my memories!
    Thank you, John K. Gray

  716. djuna signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Viva el Taco trucks

  717. Audy Macdonald signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    This is crazy! They are providing a good service, so leave them be!

  718. Erin Fair signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Save our tacos! If the best food is inside a restaurant, that’s where I’ll go, but if the best option is in a truck, why would you take that away? This is capitalism as it should be and the product is in demand!

  719. anna signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    I love my taco trucks

  720. Jonathan M. Luna signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Keep the trucks

  721. D Hernandez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Why doesn’t Gloria focus on the real problems plaguing LA like the failing LAUSD, the ineffective transportation system, lack of quality public healthcare, air/water/noise pollution, the gang problem, etc?

    Leave the hard working men/women alone!

  722. diane signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    yum tacos

  723. josiah signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    tacos tacos tacos

  724. Erica G. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Save the trucks!!! That lady needs to focus on better issues…like mabe gang violence or drugs in our communities….Gloria Molina needs to get a life….

  725. Gina Luna signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Good luck

  726. Jonathan Luna signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Save the trucks

  727. joni spigler signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Let’s face it — the taco trucks just have better food! I love the taco trucks and the people who run them!

  728. Emma De Leon signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Aw man i missed the Taco Libre gathering in East LA….Always trying to keep the RAZA down…Sorry, but we aren’t going ANYWHERE!!!!!

  729. Cindy Ruiz signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Everybody loves tacos!! C’mon… leave the tacos sellers alone. Instead of worrying about this, politicans should focus on issues like sex offenders and such! I think we should really promote these small busniesses. This law is not only stupid, but unfair… Is it cuz they make good money and sell good food at an affordable price? And what’s the point of them moving every hour anyway? It’s ridiculous! We have the choice to eat wherever the heck we want to!

    On an end note, Que viva las carnitas, carne asada, al pastor and everything else a taco truck has to offer!!!

  730. Armando Sedano signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    arriba arriba taco trucks!!!

  731. malena tiscareno signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Gloria Molina does not eat at a taco truck? Highly doubt it! She has no knowledge of her community or heritage. Please Please let people earn an honest living and focus on the real problems of this city: gangs, corrupt politicians, education, health care, violence.

  732. Jennifer R. Diaz de Leon signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    This is ridiculous. I can choose if I want to go into a restaruant, or if I want to grab something off a truck. I don’t need the city making this decision for me by making it harder for these businesses to survive & maintain their sense of community presence and established clientel. SAVE THE TRUCKS.


  733. on May 14th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Every major culinary city in the world has street vendors who sell food, like New York, San Francisco, Paris. Why prosecute people for the love of local cuisine? Doesn’t our local government have more important issues besides tacos de carne asada? I sent a letter to Gloria Molina, but the response was no mas. Keep the faith.

  734. Jose Calderon signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    I love mi tacos!!!!!!

  735. Dave Diaz de Leon signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Yo, this sucks. I can’t believe this is the sort of crap we endure in this day and age. Locally, here in San Antonio, we are battling similar idiocy, where some local “powers that be” want to shut down a bikini car wash because his drain doesn’t work right. Blah…

    Anyway, save the trucks man. I’m not sure whose leading the charge on this, but if it’s local commercial restaurants, then shame on you. In a way, they are committing a sort of collusion…this is free enterprise man…maybe the trucks serve better food, maybe it’s less expensive, and more accessible? Maybe if you restaurants served better food, made with the same amount of pride given by the truck owners, you wouldn’t have to resort to these malicious tactics to take out your compeition. That’s weak and pathetic. At any rate, this is jacked up…let these hard working people carry on their traditions, and don’t stifle how they choose to make a living.

  736. Jen-Ai Morgan signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    I disagree, parking in front of a business that is stationary is NOT FAIR TRADE. When you have more freedom of location and the ability to MOVE where and when you want, you should not be parking in front of a restaurant. Yes, taco trucks are a established institution that I appreciate. However, they need to do what all successful businesses do, find their OWN nitch market instead of planting themselves in front of someone elses door. Their whole nitch is that they are on WHEELS. I want them to come find me when I can’t get away, like at work for breaks and lunch. They make their rounds in the industrial and manufacturing facilities and provide a valued service. Here we also have them on every third corner with a bar offering tacos for late night good eating for the after bar crowds. It is tacky and RUDE to park your business on wheels in front of a restaurant.There IS enough business for everyone but location is a valuable commodity that rent paying brick and mortar buildings have paid dearly for and that payment deserves some zoneing respect. I would not suggest that the taco trucks be forced to move hourly as much as I would expect that they can not park within 1000 feet of a brick and mortar licensed eating establishment. And possibly they should have to pay property tax like a brick and mortar building buisness owner pays?

  737. Joe Loera signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Leave the Taco trucks alone.

  738. Angela Rivera signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!

  739. Leo signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Carne Asada is not a crime!!!
    Leave the taco trucks alone!

  740. Daniel Partida signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    I love my neighborhood taco truck

  741. Harry Owens signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:05 pm

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  742. Greg White signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    This is a bad law. I’m a chef and it wouldn’t bother me if a taco truck parked in front of my restaurant. When someone has decided to go to a restaurant to eat, they are looking for a different type of experience that a truck cannot provide; I seriously doubt they are taking much business away. Plus, I get sick of my own food from time to time, I’d be a customer.

  743. ivy le signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    i love taco trucks because they are so yummy. don’t hate, participate. have some tacos!

  744. David Barraza signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    It is a shame what ever happened to capitalism last time a heard it is a free country .

  745. Gale De Los Santos signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    I thought Gloria Molina was pro East-LA community? Anyways … All the trucks have to do is move a foot every hour… technically that’s changing location :) The new law does not prohibit the roach-coaches all together. Let’s not over-react. Gloria is most likely acting on complaints from residents close to certain trucks that attract loiterers who leave a mess in the street.

  746. Christine A signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Save the trucks!

  747. Jose Calderon Jr. signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    I want some tacos!!! Keep the trucks!

  748. Tyler Anyan signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Tyler Anyan, brother of Ben Anyan; lover of So Cal, tourist to So Cal, avid taco enthusiast…. save the stands man, shutting them down would be like banning grunge music in Seattle, on a much smaller scale of course.

  749. Susana Ramirez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    This is more than just stopping the sale of tacos in the trucks, this is the end of an era.

  750. Vanessa Molina signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Please don’t take our trucks away!!! Those things are yummy after a night of fun!!! YUm YUM CArne asada. What the hell else can happen? Jesus?

  751. Veronica De La Riva signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    I love the tacos!

  752. Ting Su signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Rather than complain about the taco trucks, the restaurant owners should come up with more innovative ways of drawing in customers or making prices more competitive. Isn’t that the essence of a fair market?

  753. kirk Lombard signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    anyone who would want to ban taco trucks is an imbecile of incalculable measure, I mean for God’s sakes I never sign these things but I am signing this one.

    Aghast,
    –Kirk Lombard

  754. DULCE signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    This is ridiculous. I can choose if I want to go into a restaruant, or if I want to grab something off a truck. I don’t need the city making this decision for me by making it harder for these businesses to survive & maintain their sense of community presence and established clientel. SAVE THE TRUCKS.
    YOU SHOULD FOCUS ON OTHER IMPORTANT ISSUES, LEAVE THESE POOR HARD WORKING PEOPLE ALONE.

  755. raymundo hernandez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    My father used to take me to taco trucks when I was little. I would be a shame to take them away.

  756. Sasha Gransjean signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    This new law is ridiculous!

  757. josefina signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    lucha por los tacos!que se vayan al infierno con estas leyes estupidas!!

  758. Vic Vasquez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    4 Carne Asada Tacos w/everything, thanks!

  759. Baltimore Gonzalez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    This is not fair. This is a blatant attempt to repress the Latino Culture even more.

  760. Wilfredo Manzo signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Man, i’ll have the Torta De Lengua con un Jarrito de Tamarindo!

  761. ISABELLA signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    yo quiero TACO DOLLAR!!!!!!
    Save the trucks

  762. Lee F-Redick signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    The sense of community is an anethma to the rulers of this country. They want us stupid and sheepish and isolated. The “taco trucks” provide good, tasty and inexpensive comidas; let ‘em ride & let ‘em roost!!

  763. Don Smith signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    It’s odd to see a city try to wipeout a part of its culture.

  764. Raul Jimenez signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Leave the Taco Trucks alone! We live in a free market.

  765. Teri signed,

    on May 14th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    I love these trucks please do not ban them. They are the reason a lot of people can AFFORD to eat for lunch

  766. BEN DEJO signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    TACO TRUCKS ARE BETTER THAN KING TACO….

    SIN CEBOLLA Y SALSA APARTE !!!!

  767. michael goard signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    save the trucks !! and the culture .. take back the streets

  768. Diane Vides signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    Having the taco trucks move their location every hour isn’t going to solve any problems. Leave the taco trucks alone. Let us eat tacos

  769. Mandi Walker signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:12 am

    I moved to Kansas and have no taco trucks. It’s the first place I go when I go home. Don’t take it away!

  770. Riyad Abou Jaoudeh signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:13 am

    Keep some flavor in LA. Keep the trucks

  771. Joseph Davey signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:14 am

    I thought this was America? Taco trucks are businesses too and last I checked, it’s not legal to shut down another business because it’s too competitive. If I wanted the state to make decisions for me I’d move to North Korea. Long live taco truck freedom!

  772. benny lopez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:29 am

    Not only is this great food. It is affordable for both me and my wife. This really helps out throughout the week. We go to these because we can’t afford the restaurant prices, not because they steal us away from other establishments. DON’T MESS WITH THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!

  773. Shannon McClanahan signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:42 am

    My family and I eat at the local taco truck at least once a week. It’s the only affordable place in my town to eat, and the food taste great. Don’t pass phony laws to drive away great businesses!

  774. Tiffany Tucker signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:44 am

    If they take away the taco trucks, what will keep the porta pottie companies in business???? Taco Trucks 4 life!!!!

  775. Yvette Garcia signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:52 am

    Not only is the food cheap and delicious, but it’s about the only thing still open after 2:00am when the clubs are closing. Nothing hits the spot better than a couple of tacos after a night of partying. The last thing I wanna do is drive around like a maniac to chase them down.


  776. on May 15th, 2008 at 1:13 am

    save the trippas!

  777. greg howell signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:23 am

    What’s next - the ice cream vendors that have been around for 50 years+. I’m from the midwest (Missouri, St. Louis) and would love to see the trucks here. If the city officials don’t like you there, move here. I can assure you, you will be welcomed and it would be profitable for you and us.

  778. Rachel Robertson signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:36 am

    Please let the taco trucks stay. I eat there every time I visit my brother-in-law!

  779. JOHN MARTINEZ signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:44 am

    DAMMM WHAT IS HAPPENING TO YOU PEOPLE WHO WISH TO PASS SUCH MEANINGLESS LAWS TO HURT THE PEOPLE WHO SERVE THIS COMMUNITY, GO AFTER THE PEOPLE WHO ARE REALLY HURTING THIS COMMUNITY, YOURSELVES THE SO CALLED LAWMAKERS AND BEAUROCRATS WHO DO NOT GIVE A DAMMM ABOUT THE PEOPLE, YOU ONLY CARE ABOUT THE ALMIGHTY $$$$$$$ AND YES I AM A SOCIAL WORKER FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTY WHO EATS BOMB ASSS BURRITOS AND TACOS FROM A TRUCK ALMOST EVERY DAY AND MY MOM THANKS THEM FOR BEING THERE TO FEED ME!!!!!

  780. Sean Collier signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:56 am

    Quit criminalizing the working people.

  781. Lisa Holl Chang signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 2:32 am

    Save the taco trucks! This is an essential part of LA and something it is known for!

  782. Nora Gainey signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 2:40 am

    This is the food of the average working person and anyone else who likes to eat and watch their pennies. So many people are employed by the trucks too.

  783. Alonso Felix signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:01 am

    This law is completely retarded! If bigger restaurants are losing business its simply because they just suck. Not because taco trucks sell cheaper food. Id still eat at taco trucks even if their prices went up. Its part of our nationality and it the food is just that damn good. The atmosphere is good in taco trucks. Whats there to hate about them? I eat at restaurants a lot too. I like both of them. It all depends on the mood im in. Taking away taco trucks just cause rich people are complaining is pathetic. Where are we supposed to buy food late at night when everything else is closed? CARNE ASADA IS NOT A CRIME! Save the taco trucks! The person who passed this law is an idiot. Hope your happy that a lot of people hate you now that this stupid law is passing. & for all you people that are losing business. Your losing business cause your business sucks! Not cause trucks sell cheaper food. All you have to do is improve your restaurants.

  784. george siler signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:07 am

    Save the Taco Trucks! Remember to also support them by not visiting the establishments that started this whole mess by their complaints…

  785. o.w.sanchez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:18 am

    lets face it the price of fuel is up and one of the first thing one does to compensate for the exstream out of pocket expencees on fuel has made one cuts out what you don’t need , like eating out , or finding cheaper places to eat, believe me the taco trucks go and the more expensive places eat to are going to be replace with the paper bag lunch and the more expensive resturants will still will not do very well! and since most of these trucks are owned by latinos who are hard working and just trying to make a living ,well what should one think!

  786. Erin Scott signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:34 am

    Dude, taco trucks rule. They don’t take away business either because at 2:30 am there are no established restaurants open anyways.

  787. Barry Post signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:47 am

    I support the people that work hard and give something positive to their communities.

    For the purpose of debate, I would suggest an ordinance stating that the trucks cannot park within a certain reasonable distance of a restaurant during normal business hours.

  788. Josi Montanez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 4:32 am

    A business is a business, whether it is brick and mortar or on wheels. These taco trucks are businesses too and should be allowed to remain in one location.

  789. Lori Kolke signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 4:39 am

    I support the people that work hard and give something positive to their communities.

  790. Dennis Anderson signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 4:55 am

    Long live the taco truck!! Good luck in your endeavors.

  791. Mario Perez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 5:05 am

    I used to go to L.A. quite often and i remember the taco trucks and the people arround them it would make me feel like I was amongst friends, please keep the taco trucks the way they are, don’t set anymore obstacles on hard working people.

  792. Todd Derrick signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 5:22 am

    this has to be the most rediclous thing i have ever heard. the taco trucks have every right to be there, they pay taxes just like the rest of us.
    all you big restaurantuers need to quit complain. you should all be ashamed of yourselves. they work just as hard or harder.

  793. Jose Jiminiez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 5:24 am

    Where will us beaners eat??? Leave our restaurants alone!!!!!!!!!

  794. Luis signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 5:50 am

    God save the taco trucks. Seriously its called capitalism, that’s just how it works its cheaper and also taste better you cant beat that.

  795. Glenda Dillard signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 6:01 am

    This isn’t right!!!

  796. Leanne Parshalle signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 6:07 am

    Lots of fond memories. The taco trucks
    fortified many a film crew in the early am.

  797. Eric West signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 6:11 am

    Great handmade traditional food. What’s wrong with that?

  798. Pam West signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 6:14 am

    Save the taco trucks!

  799. Leora Brodnick signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 6:17 am

    Save our culinary treasures!

  800. Chess Brodnick signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 6:19 am

    It is immoral to move cultural icons every hour!

  801. richard braze signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 6:20 am

    wish we had some of you guys in chicago

  802. Luna signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 6:31 am

    I agree with Bary, who proposes that:
    “For the purpose of debate, I would suggest an ordinance stating that the trucks cannot park within a certain reasonable distance of a restaurant during normal business hours.”

  803. Brenda signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 6:40 am

    This is criminal! Tacos make the world go ’round. Save the taco trucks!

  804. Richard Calkins signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 6:42 am

    We want our “Homemade Tacos” Shut down Taco Bell and bring us more Taco Trucks! It just the states / cities way of making more money! Be careful guys; watch out for the “Taco Cops”!

  805. Claire signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 6:56 am

    I agree with Barry too, “For the purpose of debate, I would suggest an ordinance stating that the trucks cannot park within a certain reasonable distance of a restaurant during normal business hours.”

    Otherwise SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!! Free enterprise was what made this country great, and with the economy tanking we need cheap, delicious food more than ever.

  806. Benjamin Zari signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 6:56 am

    Oh, what…THIS will somehow stop all crime in LA? All the homeless people, racial tension, and bad actors will just go away if you get rid of Taco trucks?

    Why don’t you go do what the people actually elected you to do, and make the city a BETTER place…not a worse one.

  807. Big Daddy Cain signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 6:59 am

    From the Trucks to the Carts, free enterprise does not mean ” except TACO TRUCKS ” I want my Chorizo & Egg Burrito NOW, not just when the restaurants are open.

  808. Jacqueline signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 7:00 am

    save our taco trucks

  809. carlos cruz romero signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 7:08 am

    Why would you mess with good commerce? What next the Hot Dog carts. Oh wait, probably not that’s anglo fare.

  810. Kathy Adams signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 7:11 am

    Find a more important law to make! Let these guys earn a living!

  811. Jason Levine signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 7:22 am

    This is pretty absurd. Taco trucks promoting health risks? They’ve been doing alright so far…

  812. Mark Romero signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 7:25 am

    Viva Los Tacos

  813. Margarita Gutierrez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 7:28 am

    PLEEEEEEEEEASE SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!! Its our family Fridays get togethers food, my daughters, grandkids enjoy it very much, is part of our tradition, dont take it away from us.

  814. Carlos Mendoza signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 7:32 am

    Let people work! and let us enjoy what we like, its up to us to think what is healthy or not for us! we are grown-ups. PLEASE LEAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS ALONE!!

  815. Mel Mendoza signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 7:40 am

    so we spend our money trying to get rid of actual hard working people, instead of trying to figure out ways of improving our community? hah, if i was right in front of gloria molina’s face i’d fuckin laugh at her and tell her what a dumbass she is… AND that bitch is probably hispanic!

  816. Tom Mobley signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 7:45 am

    Gringos for Taco Trux! Burrito Libre!

  817. Dixie Boyd signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 7:53 am

    I don’t get what the problem is ~ truly. There are taco trucks all over Austin, Dallas, Houston… not to exclude other states.
    This world is way toooo messed up to worry about a few hungry people or taco trucks.

    Get Real LA… you created the Cheech & Chong of East LA, now you want to complain when people are just hungry - maybe your jealous or want your own truck?? Just get real LA.

    Burrito Libre!

    Onward thru the fog ~~

    Petrifiedhippy

  818. Roberto Martinez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:05 am

    Si se puede!

  819. EFRAIN PEREZ signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:06 am

    This is an outrage that a council person who has major backing from the latino community of L.A. for years would do something as crappy like this, but then again shes a politician what a b@!c*.

  820. Rigostrack signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:07 am

    Don’t eliminate the tacos!!!

  821. Peggy DeGuzman signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:08 am

    Love tacos !!! They’re great when you can’t decide what to eat. They’re quick and super good!

  822. Elizabeth Carnes signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:11 am

    I live in Houston, TX and if they tried to regulate our taco trucks, we’d be mad too! Power to the taco trucks!

  823. Cristina Arteaga signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:12 am

    Save The Taco Trucks

  824. Vee Bear signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:12 am

    Please don’t remove our meal trucks. I work in Downtown LA and sometimes, those locals trucks are the best deal for grabbing a quick meal. Plus, we work near a lot of construction sites, and these workers do not have a lot of time to get food before they have to go back to work again. For hundreds of us in this area, believe it or not, these meal trucks are a part of our livelihood. We have grown to know and love the truck servers and we care about their treatment. Please just cut them a break. With such a weak economy, you are only risking an increase in unemployment and the possibility of more homeless people. Although the latter may be a slight exaggeration, it is not too far away if this treatment continues.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    –VB

  825. Ripflame signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:13 am

    SAVE TACOS, SAVE THE WORLD. tacotrucks should stay where they are, I love tacotrucks!

  826. Jose Ricardo Chirino signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:13 am

    Save Our Taco Trucks

  827. Tina Modoti signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:14 am

    *TACO LIBRE* PRETTY GOOD! DON’T TAKE THEM AWAY!
    TACO TRUCK IS SO CONVENIENT
    ****I LOVE TACOS*****

  828. Aaron M. Beaven signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:14 am

    What a joke. This is further proof that our government only caters to those who have enough money to buy a voice.

  829. Melissa Painter signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:23 am

    our favorite taco truck has been in same spot for 17 years– we couldn’t live without it—

  830. Frank Ambriz signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Gloria Molina should put her energy on real issues. She should stop wasting her time trying to to destroy hard working families.

  831. Luis Vazquez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:51 am

    this goes to show how stupid our government is becoming. “Keep The Taco Trucks Running”

  832. Steven Verschoor signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:51 am

    When I was a student in Eaglerock, my favorite was “Rambo’s Tacos”. Good food. Good times.

  833. rena_phfc@bellsouth.net signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Keep the trucks, people love good food and good prices

  834. Eugenia Chung signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Dear Ms. Molina and LA County Board:

    THIS IS A TRAVESTY. I am a 23-year-old UCLA graduate who has lived in and served LA County for seven years. Whether I was in Glendale, Pasadena, East LA or West LA, TACO TRUCKS were such an important part of the LA vibe and community! Whenever friends or relatives visit Los Angeles, they always look forward to finding a loyal taco truck. I even befriended a family who owns one in Boyle Heights. This is ridiculous. I’m currently visiting New York for a week right now and JUST YESTERDAY I was telling my friend how much I love LA specifically because it has taco trucks!!!

    Please don’t do this to us. :(

  835. Richard Payan signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:54 am

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!!

  836. Matthew Boza signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:55 am

    i love tacos too much!

  837. Ben signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:01 am

    What will I eat when I’m broke - i.e. always

  838. Joseph Aman signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:03 am

    TACO flavored kisses

  839. Arvin Lambinicio signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:08 am

    What happened to the “Amercian Dream”? They Taco Truck owners are just trying to create a better way of life for themselves. They have the right to do business like anyone else.

  840. shamira gonzalez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:10 am

    SAVE TACOS, THEY ARE HEALTHIER THAN MCDONALDS, JACK IN THE BOX OR OTHER FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS

  841. Roberto Acevedo signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:10 am

    I went to L.A a few weeks ago and loved the TACO TRUCKS WHO SERVE GREAT FOOD AND GREAT PRICES something hard to find in Chicago.

    Save the TACO TRUCKS and the HONEST FAMILIES EARNING A LIVING

  842. Cinthya Aviche signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:11 am

    Be thankful these families are not out stealing, they are working hard to make a living!

  843. Bernice Ambriz signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:21 am

    I agree with #823. I’m surprised at you Gloria Molina…is this what you have come to? Seriously, there are far bigger issues to attend to. What a waste of brain cells. Orange County supports the taco trucks.

  844. Daniel Soulé signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Save our taco trucks!!

  845. Angelica Davalos signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:27 am

    save the taco trucks!!!!!!!

  846. Sandra Iraheta signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Stop punishing hard working people! Focus on improving education!

  847. Diana Rosero signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:28 am

    These politicians should start doing their job and make legislation on things that matter to the people who put them where they are!

  848. Brian Hoadley signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Mas roja, por favor!

  849. daniel herrera signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:31 am

    tacos is a way of life

  850. Doug Towne signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Trucker. Frequent visitor to the greater LA area. Best Mexican food in LA can be found at the mobile vendors.

  851. Corey Nelson signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Don’t take away the tacos jerks.

  852. Michael Stabile signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:34 am

    I have been eating lunch from the same taco truck in front of my business for over 12 years. The food is always fresh and of high quality and the prices are very reasonable. The vendor’s products have become a staple for the diets of hundreds of employees of several businesses surrounding my employer. This new ordinance would be harmful to this good business for no good reason. What a shame it is that our Board of Supervisors is willing to show such a lack of compassion to long-time, locally-supported and highly regarded smakk business,.

  853. Kenny Iraheta signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:35 am

    gas is too expensive for these taco trucks to move every hour.
    leave our taco trucks alone, its what makes LA so wonderful. Let the people work!

  854. Wanda Sanchez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:37 am

    I love tacos at 2am!!!!
    BTW- focus on bettering our health care and education system! It’s a shame to see how poorer countries provide that better than here!
    **Peace, Love, Unity**

  855. Susan Schwartz signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:38 am

    ! DIOS MIO !

  856. leobardo esquivel signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:38 am

    I exxxxtremely support taco trucks!!!!!!
    let’s be realistic this is the unormal law i ever heard passed thru the l.a assembly for the last 20 years. and just like me a lot more people grew up in areas with taco trucks.i can’t imagine if this is now later they’re going to take our taco trucks out of streets.I suggested l.a assembly to focus more in better laws that help our l.a communities to grow more and not to waste their time working in weird laws which affect hard working people.
    Gloria i know is not your fault but please let your people on top of all of this our concerns and help us to reinverse this weird law and please put this taco trucks back in regular business.

  857. Juan Gaitan signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Viva the “roach coache” I eat at one almost everyday! I support the taco trucks 100%

  858. Teresita Alvarez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:42 am

    c’mon! will politics kill every last great thing about our human/LA/american culture? geeez. i will eat my tacos in resistance. save our taco trucks!

  859. Genaro Vazcones signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Taco trucks for the win!
    This Law is just unfair. It’s time to take back our tacos!

  860. Marina Madrid signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:43 am

    You gotta be kidding me!! These people are some of the most honest and hardworking I know. Not only are you forcing them away from their loyal clients, but your imposing rules that will only drive up their expenses (like all the extra driving they’ll have to do on $4 gallons of gas). This is ridiculous! Why not focus on issues that really matter, rather than divert our attention with this. SHAME ON YOU!

  861. Amber Norwood signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Good Luck!

  862. Andrew Yoon signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:49 am

    They are good good people!
    If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t have had the chance to get to know many of my neighbors.

  863. Corona! signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:53 am

    New York has the Hot Dog vendors; we have our taco trucks! it’s called culture! Hmmm perhaps LA live is the impetus. “Selling out” it’s the American way!!

  864. Mariana Mejorada signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Where else am I going to get delicious Mexican food at 1am? Who else is open that late?

  865. claudia hernandez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:55 am

    save the taco trucks

  866. frenando trejo signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:58 am

    save the taco trucks the best tacos

  867. khanums@ucla.edu signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:59 am

    This is ridiculous. Really.

  868. Jose Garcia signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:59 am

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!

  869. frenando trejo signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:00 am

    tacos,,,tacos,,,tacos,,,tacos

  870. Alisa Sam signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Don’t take away our taco trucks!

  871. sandra hernandez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:01 am

    save the tacos

  872. jose hernandez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:03 am

    save tacos

  873. LISA PAREDES signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:03 am

    I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW THE GOV. GOES AFTER HARD WORKING PEOPLE….IT’S NOT OUR FAULT THAT ALL THE PEOPLE ENJOY OUR TACOS….DAMN, GO AFTER THE RAPISTS OR CHILD MOLESTORS INSTEAD….LIKE MY DAUGHTERS SAY “GET A LIFE!”

  874. emma hernandez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:04 am

    save my tacos

  875. javier hernandez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:08 am

    what kind of stupid law is that shit fuck that SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS

  876. GUADALUPE hernandez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:12 am

    SISE PUEDE

  877. PANCHO hernandez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:13 am

    WE CAN DO IT SIGN SIGN PEOPLE

  878. Ana signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:14 am

    spread the word SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  879. Patricia Lee signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Save our taco trucks!

  880. LYNNET hernandez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:15 am

    SAVE LOS TACOS

  881. GLORIA hernandez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:17 am

    SIGN PEOPLE HELP DA RZA

  882. Jose signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:19 am

    SAVE THE TACOS we can do it WE WANT TACOS!
    LOTS AND LOTS OF TACOS!

  883. RINA SANDOVAL signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:20 am

    let this people work consentrate on stopping all those looser on the steet selling drugs to kids instead of ruin people that has family and need to support them an are doing no harm to anyone

  884. ROGELIO hernandez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Y AHORA QUE SAVE LOS TACOS

  885. Sara signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Selling tacos to make a living is not a crime. These are hardworking people, not criminals that are out on the streets committing crimes, they actually have homes to pay and mouths to feed.

  886. Doris Ching signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:23 am

    I love taco trucks

  887. FEDERICO hernandez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:24 am

    WE ANT TACOSSAVE THEM

  888. CHUY hernandez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:25 am

    ME GUSTAN LOS TACOS FIRMEN

  889. ANGEL hernandez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:26 am

    STOP FUCKING WITH LA RAZA SAVE LOS TACOS

  890. GUSTAVO hernandez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:27 am

    COMO ME GUSTAN LOS TACOS

  891. BRIANNA hernandez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:28 am

    THAT COMPLETES THE HERNANDEZ FAMILY SIGNED KNOW DO THE SAME SPREAD THE WORD AND SIGN

  892. Rigel Porras signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Taco trucks are part of our folklore.

  893. Burton L. Bruning signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:34 am

    This law is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen.

  894. Ashley Rose signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Save the Tacos!!

  895. Jose Sanchez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:46 am

    We live in a system of free enterprise. If the taco trucks are in compliance with US FDA regulations then why shouldn’t they have the right to run their businesses the way they want to? “Keep on Truckin’!”

  896. joan signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:49 am

    I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING!!!!!!!!! I LOVE TACOS!!!!

  897. Lissa Theodre signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:57 am

    pls make this work

  898. Ryan Borden signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 11:07 am

    I feel for business owners who have to compete with the taco trucks, but this legislation appears to be very injust. Family’s livelihoods are on the line if they are pushed out of business by a city ordinance. This is not the way to do it!

  899. Tu Holmes signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Freedom for all!

  900. Claudia Mena signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Don’t do it!

  901. Jed Lackritz signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 11:21 am

    These trucks are a wonderful part of Los Angeles’s culture. Please don’t make it harder for them to remain here.

  902. Justin Avery Anderson signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Save the trucks! I crave the asada on a daily basis and cannot wait to return to LA to buy a handful.

  903. Yolanda Escobar signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 11:27 am

    UNION!!!!!!

  904. Luvia Santiago signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Yes!!!! I can’t live without them!! I buy them every weekend. Tradition in our family!!

  905. Robyn Kamimura signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 11:30 am

    Leave L.A.’s taco trucks alone!! They’re all basically historical “landmarks” of sorts, so HANDS OFF!!!

  906. Crystal Hernandez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 11:30 am

    I love taco trucks!!!!!!!:-D

  907. Matthew Carter signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 11:35 am

    If mobile food vendors are offering a better product at a better price and they’re not hurting anyone, why shouldn’t they be allowed to compete in the marketplace? For the government to bow to the political pressure from brick-and-mortar restaurants to stifle competition is un-American and saddening.

  908. Leanne signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 11:38 am

    They’re historical, they’re traditional, they allow us to feed the whole family for $10. Please don’t pass this ordinance!

  909. Joaquin Nolet signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 11:39 am

    The regulation is against the free market. Aren’t they paying their fair share of taxes too?

  910. Schuyler Lindberg signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 11:41 am

    mm. tacos. save them for me.

  911. Mary Barrasa signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Molina you should be ashamed of yourself. Your targeting your own race. Se le ha olvidado de donde viene? PLEASE don’t work against your own people!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  912. Dawn Graydon signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 11:43 am

    If the local (sedentary) business owners had food that was as yummy as that found in most taco trucks - they could charge more money and not have any problems…

  913. Martha Ambriz signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Please save our Tacos. It part of a great Mexican Tradition.

  914. Lisa Allowitz-Thompson signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 11:45 am

    County supervisors, please take the responsibility to rethink and undo this terrible decision; stand up for our local small-time friends and vendors of our culturally rich, economically necessary and service driven taco trucks trying to earn a decent living. …This is supposed to be LA – the great city of choice, liberty and taco trucks! Please, let’s keep it that way!

  915. Dave signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Save them NOW!!!

  916. mario viramontes signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    i need my tacos after work save them

  917. Queenie Magsakay signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Tacos are the best hangover food EVER!!!

  918. Alexa Macias signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Hope this help’s!

  919. Carly Kenny signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    “Dining” at taco trucks is a really nice and convienent alternative to eating at restaurants and your typical fast food joints. Numerous taco trucks in Los Angeles have even recieved awards and write ups by magazines and newspapers for the exceptional food they provide to us Angelinos. Believe it or not it’s actually hard to find exceptional and traditional Mexican food in Los Angeles, and that is exactly what you will find at these taco trucks for a fraction of the price at a dine in eatery. No one is breaking any laws by feeding people, so let them stay..and let us
    eat!!!

  920. Sam Tellar signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Theyre a part of Los Angeles

  921. Steven Brahy signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Viva Los Tacos!

  922. Sal Eliazo signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Taco trucks is where I can find the best Mexican food after midnight. Especially at LEO’S TACO TRUCK in Eagle Rock. Why are the restaurants complaining when most are closed at the late night hour. People, get more people to sign this!

  923. Louel Luna signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Long live Taco Trucks… Le’s go Doyers.

  924. Karla Cuadra signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    ….

  925. Diana Torres signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    save the taco

  926. Sal Rivera signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Taco Trucks are part of Los Angeles culture.

  927. wendy signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    we love our tacos trucks keep them

  928. Roberto Barrera signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Taco Trucks Are The Shiznit

  929. Allison Delpit signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    leave my carne asada alone!!!

  930. Laura Lopez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Haters!!

  931. Mia Kim signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Tell your friends to sign this!!!

  932. Andrew Tsu signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    I like beef and pork. in a restaurant, on the street, in the bathtub, and on special occasions in the bedroom (just ask mia kim)–> whereever i can get it…

    meat on wheels is my motto…

  933. Andrew Benson signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    oh, taco truck, what would i do without you…

  934. Tony C. Yang signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    I like tacos, too.

  935. Jesse green signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    this policy is anti-food, anti-poor, anti-community, and anti-awesomeness. seriously.

  936. Amanda Elizabeth Sutton signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    I live a block away from one in H.P.! Long live tasty tacos!

  937. bill portabiva signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Gimme my tacos!!!!

  938. Naama Haviv signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    TACO LIBRE!

  939. Noah Sherburn signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    If taco trucks leave LA, I’m leaving with them. Inside of one if possible…

  940. David Greene signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    tacos por favor

  941. Christopher A. Valdés signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Bill!!! Those are MY tacos!!!

  942. Sam Alexander signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Man, that taco truck on Western near Santa Monica has good al pastor.

  943. Susan Weldon signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Like most things in politics, there is probably a hidden agenda and those with the least power are likely to suffer. LA has an amazing cultural heritage and eating great tacos on the street is part of it. Rethink this decision.

  944. Attila Bodor signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Viva la Resistance! Let there be TACOS!

  945. Jorge Sanchez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Two de Asada and one Al Pastor

  946. Sata Avila signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    free the tacos

  947. Ruben Espino signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    I agree with 943´s comment

  948. Donna Coppola signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    they are part of LA’s culture.

  949. Leroy Duran signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Taco trucks RULE!!!!
    ^_~

  950. Mario Geon signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Let them be, they’re not hurting anyone… just keep the tacos coming!!!

  951. Leslie Almeida signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    tacos never hurt anyone! local business owners should deal and live with what is l.a. culture. if ya can’t take the “competeion” then open up shop somewhere else! let the trucks do what they do best…..make a livin’, service the community, and make a damn good taco!

  952. Donping Wong signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    maybe they can move to new york if they have to leave, i could definitely use some good ones here….

    good luck LA!

  953. Carmen Chavira Asnani signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Taco trucks banned in LA is like having cornflakes without the milk!

  954. Rosalio Rubio signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Who doesn’t love a late night taco after a night out!

  955. Gaby Rocha signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Nothing like a good taco after working up an appetite!! Save my muchie trucks! LA ESTRELLA!!, Pecas! Y Flacos

  956. Steph signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Taco trucks are often times the only place to get amazingly juicy and tasty tacos.
    Don’t do this to the world. We like that we can find them in particular areas.

  957. Eunice signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Salven las trocas!

  958. Anjuli Arora Dow signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Tacos!!!

  959. Paulie signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Viva la Taco

  960. Hunter Knight signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Books have been written, tacos have been eaten, these trucks are an iconic part of LA. It would be a shame to disrupt such a great thing. This is a link to a book written on the urban phenomenon that these taco trucks have spurred:

    http://www.rampub.com/architecture/978-0-9763166-3-3

  961. Alex J signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    If we are going to get rid of taco trucks, we might as well get rid of beaches and iced coffee while we’re at busy attacking on all thing Angeleno. Don’t you have better things to do Supervisor Molina?

  962. Rosemary Martinez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Find some REAL problems to worry about!!

  963. Cassidy David-Weber signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    there is no right, there is no wrong

  964. Michael signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    I am so positive that Molina has spent some quality time at a Taco Truck, what the hell?.
    Anyways, these taco trucks generate revenue, which in turn the taco truck owners turn right around and spend the money they made back in the community, so this would definetley affect the our economy to some degree.

  965. Justine Suzanne Jones signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    This is making me hungry.

  966. Kim signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    thanks.

  967. Frank Hendrick signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Taco Trucks are an L.A. staple! It’s about the few places you can see a gathering of people from any race, any class, from any age group gather at 3 in the morning and have real food at a great price!! Stop this policy which discourages family owned business. After all, Taco Trucks are an American dream for these people.

  968. Silvia Esparza signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Let the mobile food vendors compete in the marketplace. Long live the taco truck!

  969. Jaime Bates signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Are you freakin kidding me? How can you possibly want to get rid of the trucks? These aren’t just rolling restaurants. They’re tradition. The aromas from the stove exhaust, the different hilarious horns on each of them. But most of all, the inexpensive, but excellent food. With all of the other crap going on out there, this is what lawmakers are going after. No wonder the state is bankrupt. Get a clue. Leave the trucks alone.

  970. Elaine Ordiz signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!! They are a part of the LA landscape that we all know and love!

  971. Armando Castaneda signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    GLORIA YOU SUCK BIG TIME !!!

    DID YOU FORGET WHERE YOU CAME FROM ?

  972. Brian signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Gloria Molina, you are making a big mistake. This is ignorance, and racism. Learn from the past, change your mind, dont be **** up!

  973. Alexia Pellegrini signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Ask the people what they want before passing useless legislation. If this was put to public vote, it would never pass!

  974. cristina signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    no mamen dejen nuestros tacos en paz!


  975. on May 15th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    This new law is so unfair! With gas and food prices and now this to worry about! The fine is way to much and there should not be a fine in the first place!! I thought we were a free country,the land of opportunity!!! Who can a Mexican!! And don’t forget it!!

  976. Brian Hirai signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Westchester supports the fight! Carne is not a crime!

  977. Andrea Chia signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    1 hour is just too short. I hear the argument on the brick-and-mortar restaurant side, but be fair. 1 hour? At least make it last a full meal-rush, like 3 or 4 hours. With this, everyone will have to have a timetable with what corner at what time our favorite trucks are going to be, and it will be a wild goose chase. The trucks will go out of business because nobody will be able to find them, and the capitalistic dream at its most basic place will be crushed.

  978. Eugene L. signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    This is an unnecessary restriction!

  979. Matt Hussmann signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    I have been working to improve vending regulations in Washington DC since 2000. It’s not just Los Angeles. Someday, we will figure out a regulatory scheme to let people work legally, while “protecting” whatever it is that the bureaucrats need to “protect”. (Hint: their jobs.)

  980. michael hamilton signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Taco trucks are exactly what we want! They give us fast, cheap, GREAT quality food. Stop picking on the working man, GOVERNMENT!!

  981. Adriana Morales signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    We need taco trucks they have been there for us for too many years to be taken away. Its ridiculous and it makes me sick to think we are focusing on this topic. We should be focusing on more important issues in Los Angeles.

  982. jeff kwong signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    I’m hungry.

  983. Jason M signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    I strongly oppose requirements of mobile restaurants to move anything more than a daily basis. Once per day is fine with me. This should be done anyway to ensure cleaning of the trucks be done on private property and not on city streets, but moving once per hour is ridiculous. This is a classic example of big business (The LA Chamber of Commerce), or even larger business, trying to run the competition out of town…literally. Besides, how are Tacos supposed to be purchased? FROM A TRUCK!!! This is not the same customer as that which goes into a restaurant. I want to stand and eat my food. I want to be outside as it is prepared fresh for me. I want to socialize with my neighbors while I wait and eat. These things are not possible when ordering in a restaurant. Unfortunately, these practices of trying to screw the little guy will only get worse in hard economic times. They always do. Good luck Save Our Taco Trucks. You are doing a great service for the people and for the little guy, particularly the Latino little guy, that ALWAYS gets the shaft. And I’m an angry old white guy.

  984. Michael Bilderbach signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Save The Tacoooooooos!

  985. Susan Hwang signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Moving our tacos??? You must be loco.

  986. Roselyn Villacarlos signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Save Rambos and Leos!!!! If I want to buy burritos at Rambos or chicken quesadillas at Leos that should be my choice. It would be a shame to not allow these family owned businesses the opportunity to serve the communities they have been feeding for years!

  987. Mike Watson signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    No Taco Trucks?????? WTH is wrong with government officials? They have always sucked, but lately they have been sucking a lot worse.

  988. E73 signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Tacos have saved my own vida on many occasions. No taco trucks in LA would be like Disneyworld with no Mickey mouse, or McDonalds with no Big Macs & fries. If the “man” (aka government) wants to regulate taco trucks, then they should maybe consider just inspect them for cleanliness, and use of quality ingredients.

    VIVA TACOS!

  989. Mayra Lombera signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Taco Trucks really?! Come on, what else is next!!!

  990. Sandra M. Guzman signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Gloria Molina you suck! Where is your Mexican heritage. Did you forget where you came from? I guess so, what a shame.

  991. Michelle Maile signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    m gusta los tacos

  992. Michelle Maile signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    save the tacos!

  993. Irma Lizardi signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Gloria Molina has forgotten where she came from! SO LETS REMIND HER!!!

  994. peter molloy signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    the irish are with you!

  995. Rachel Robertson signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    please do not take something as great as the taco trucks away!!! one of the few things a person can still enjoy on the streets of LA. oh ya, and you’ll be breaking my brother-in-law’s heart.

  996. jess signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    you cannot take away the awesome culture and food that inhabits the la night life!!!!!! you cannot… no other state bands it what is wrong with you people, obviously you have never had the tacos!

  997. Scott Furman signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Im straight as long as they dont take away the Milwaukee taco trucks.

  998. sandra signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Taco trucks are a hispanic tradition just like hamburger stands are to caucasion people. Why is it that our hispanic people (Gloria Molina) would rather mess with the hard working man instead of focusing on what is really damaging this city. It is really pathetic to see the city board focus on Taco trucks when there’s real issues out there. Taco truck workers earn every single penny they make with sweat, blood and even tears. Gloria Molina you need to get off your high horse and realize that what your are trying to do is inconsiderate and just plain selfish. Because you have a Title next to your name tag does not make you any better from all the other Mexicans you grew up with. We are just humans like you and we all need to feed our familes just like you. Open your eyes and stop being mean. Let’s all just have faith and wish for the best, hell they just passed same sex marriage this petition should be simple. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Taco Trucks.

  999. Alexandra Nagy signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Have you even tasted the tacos??? How can you say no to that? How can you say no to others wishing to eat this food by threatening the vendors with a $1000 fine or six months in jail?

  1000. Juliana signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    I completely agree with everything Sandra just said. There are way more important issues to be worried about that should be taken care of rather than going after hard working people who are merely trying to feed their families. Gloria Molina is racist even with her own people and fails to realize what her culture and heritage is all about. Bitch, just because you have a better job than most Latinos don’t make you any better! Fuck the bullshit in this country….. Save the Taco Trucks!!!!!!

  1001. louise signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Taco trucks are something I always rely on being in the same place and time that they were at when I last visited them. If I don’t know where they are, I don’t know where I am in life.

  1002. Andrea W signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Save the trucks. making them move around so often is ridiculous, because they won’t be able to develop a base.

  1003. oscar Vazquez signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    It would be such a shame to lose such an important part of what makes up LOS ANGELES….VIVA LA RAZA!

  1004. Armando L. signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    They took our land dont let them take our Tacos!

  1005. victor L. signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    DONT LET THEM TAKE LA CULTURE!

  1006. Mercedes L signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Gloria Molina does not represent the people of Los Angeles!

  1007. john . fisher signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    viva la taco truck

  1008. Nancy .R signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    i like tacos de al pastor and carne asada…save our tacos!!!!!!!

  1009. Nancy .R signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    i like tacos de al pastor and carne asada ..plz save our tacos!!!!

  1010. lea signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    so instead of focusing on hate crimes, child molestation, over crowded jails and the war in iraq, we’re going to put focus on taco trucks? so, does that mean carne asada is the new “evil-doer”? does carne asada and al pastor have as bad a reputation as osama bin laden? cuz you know, the world seems to have forgotten about him. and last i checked, he was responsible for killing thousands and blew up new york. you f***in politicians are ridiculous! gloria molina, we better not catch you eating any tacos since you are SOOO against feeding our nation! how bout you worry about things that are actually deteriorating our world. not some chopped up meat and tortillas!

  1011. guillermo signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    save the tacos. i love them!!!!

  1012. Nubia Aguilar signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Yo quiero seguir comiendo tacos de la troca que se encuentra cerca de mi casita.

  1013. Laura Tiscareno signed,

    on May 15th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    I would like to continue my daily meal at the same location. Delicious and convinient food is what I need in my body. Save the taco trucks!!!

  1014. Scott M. Fine signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Taco trucks are a legitimate business. In addition to that all the employees that will be laid off from the loss of the taco trucks will hurt the economy. If the other businesses are angry that the taco trucks are taking away their business then they should lower the price of their food or make it better. If they can’t compete then too bad. Taco trucks are just another business like them.

    Please Save the Taco Trucks.

  1015. Manuel Valenzuela signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 6:41 am

    Viva La Asada!

  1016. Amir Nikravan signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 7:34 am


  1017. on May 16th, 2008 at 7:35 am

    Being a contractor I see first hand the huge service these hard working men and women provide, not to mention the authentic and delicious food! Dos tacos de carnitas, por favor!

  1018. Rene Morales signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 7:51 am

    Gloria has forgotten how she got to be a size 40.
    Let’s remind her.

  1019. Luke Ward signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 8:10 am

    Taco flavored kisses

  1020. Randi Young signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 8:20 am

    This is an honest job that provides very well for our community. There are taco trucks everywhere in the nation and I feel they are the only way to get “authentic” Mexican food. Please don’t discourage people from making an honest living.

  1021. Ben signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 8:28 am

    NO TACOS
    NO PEACE!

  1022. Rob Haire signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 8:30 am

    tacos forever

  1023. eric nielsen signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 9:39 am

    some are born to the endless night, and that includes the taco trucks. viva la revolucion!

  1024. kaycie reasoner signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Born in Whittier - grew up with the roach coaches - don’t take another part of my heritage away!

  1025. Maria Ortega signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 10:05 am

    efforts should be concentrated on people breaking the law (criminal law)

  1026. Tony signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 10:11 am

    It’s not just the taco trucks! There is an all out war on anybody selling food on the streets of LA. LAPD has runoff, arrested and trashed the food carts of hundreds of vendors in and around Macarthur Park, forcing hardworking people onto poverty rolls, government handouts or crime to survive. Not to mention the impact on the tens of thousands of people living in our communities who cannot afford to feed there families at 10 to 20 dollars a pop in these restaurants. Cause and effect. The effect is no more food vending, now look at the cause. There has been an influx of new greed business owners buying and opening restaurants in these lower income areas to maximize profits. But that’s not enough, now by putting pressure on console members and Villaraigosa they want to completely eliminate all completion. Don’t be stupid you know which business in the community support the community and which ones only want more money. Organize, pass flyers, and get the word out but MOST IMPORTANTLY STOP BUYING FOOD FROM THESE RESTAURANTS. Not one penny more!

  1027. Ben Schofield signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 10:40 am

    This unfair law is another example of our legal system being railroaded by gentrification. Taco stands are a vital part of many neighborhoods i have lived in, and foster a sense of community in a way that restaraunts that overcharge never will. How much longer will people allow these corrupt politicians to line the pockets of the elite and steal the taxes from, disenfranchise, and incarcerate the poor? Special interest groups who get these laws passed may as well be flagging and throwing up signs, because they use our tax dollars to fund their aristocratic gang.

  1028. ALMA BUENROSTRO signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 11:10 am

    MY HUSBAND A HARD WORKER IS BEEN DRIVING A LUNCH
    TRUCK FOR 15 YEARS, I NEVER ASKED FOR ANY BENEFITS FOR OUR FAMILY BECAUSE HE PROVIDES ANY-
    THING WE NEED, WE PAID TAXES, WE HAVE ALL THE –
    PERMITES REQUIRE BY LAW. JUST THINK IN ALL THE
    FAMILIES WHO ARE TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING.

  1029. liz signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 11:13 am

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1030. Bryan Flaig signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 11:35 am

    No taco trucks = less happiness
    what’s next? newspeak?

  1031. laura sanchez signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 11:35 am

    not everybody likes going to Denny’s for a late night munch after partying. Leave the trucks alone!!

  1032. Sue signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Mobile trucks serve a working population that has neither the time nor the budget to stop and eat at a bricks&mortar restaurant. They are often in commercial districts, along rural highways, or in isolated neighborhoods where there is no other food service available.

    This ordinance is a knee-jerk reaction to pressure by constituant businesses, to the detriment of the working people of Los Anegles. Shame on these bureaucrats!

  1033. Ermelinda Alviso signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    No one wants to eat “baja fresh” because if they get rid of taco trucks that’s all we’re gonna be left with, no one likes white washed tacos!!!

  1034. Christal Lee signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Taco Trucks are part of our community. Taco Truck owners are community members, and should be treated with respect and dignity.

  1035. Rodolfo Villa signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    I think there are allot more imprtant things that we need to worry about than to give hard working people a hard time in earning a decent living I see no harm in what they do.

  1036. greg sato signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    we’d be wiping out a part of the character that makes LA…LA.

  1037. Star B. Laca signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Everyone needs to make a living to support their family. Gloria Molina STOP acting like you have never had a taco before. Don’t forget your roots just because you have an air-conditioned office to sit in ALL day.

  1038. k.castro signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    people live off of this.
    i dont even live in L.A. but i support this.

    i hart tacos!

  1039. Ari signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    This is my late Dinner every Sat after the club.

  1040. Adela Magallon signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    There are other things more important in L.A. than getting rid of our Taco Trucks.

  1041. Elizabeth Visick signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    come on…without our taco trucks, what do we have? por favor…

  1042. charlie m. signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    i lived on pupusas for like 3 months off one of the trucks..

    plus the trucks song/horns are like a staple of los angeles.

  1043. P.Dunn-Baker signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    we need to refocus our local governments efforts towards eradicating the multitude of issues that are hurting our fading sense of community rather than those that are helping bind it together; Please allow us to preserve the Taco Truck, one of the few remaining nuances that make this place in the world truly incredible…

  1044. Shana signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    carne asada is NOT a crime

  1045. Lidiana Rios signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    The fact that they have an edge on the business is not an excuse for shutting down taco trucks that are the sustenance for thousands of families in Los Angeles. On top of that they are part of the local culture. These businesses should be allowed to thrive.

  1046. Raul Iturralde signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    What if New York banned its hot dog stands? Piensalo bien Gloria Molina. It’s not your city.

  1047. Sita Bhaumik signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Taco trucks are part of the cultural legacy of Los Angeles. Not to mention they’re a delicious cultural attraction enjoyed by thousands of people every day. Please don’t run small more business owners out of their communities!

  1048. Alfredo signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    I’m a white colar worker, suits and all. I prefer to eat from the local Taco Truck that comes near my workplace rather than restaurants. Better food and good people.

  1049. Calder signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Protect the Taco Trucks!

  1050. Megan Daalder signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    There’s a huge problem with a society that opts to wipe out what the people actually prefer to protect the interests of bigger business. The city should not be deciding where people can and can not eat and the people should decide whether businesses thrive or crumble. Maybe those shitty food establishments should take a hint and start serving cheaper better food instead of just snuffing out the competition.

    because it supposedly presents a threat to establishments that people actually find less pleasurable.

    interrupts the flow of business.

    taco trucks because people like them

    business owners are the not the majority, their patrons are, and the and the majority appears to favor taco trucks to shitty whitewashed alternatives…who’s controlling this world we live in?

  1051. Megan Daalder signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    There’s a huge problem with a society that opts to wipe out what the people actually prefer to protect the interests of bigger business. The city should not be deciding where people can and can not eat and the people should decide whether businesses thrive or crumble. Maybe those shitty food establishments should take a hint and start serving cheaper better food instead of just snuffing out the competition.

  1052. guia nocon signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    wasn’t surprised to read about this. fuckers will try anything.

  1053. Jose Luis Mendez signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    mcDonald´s IS a CRIME!!!!

  1054. Tanya Selig signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    This is a disgrace. Mobile vendors are a part of Los Angeles culture. ¡Aquí Estamos y No Nos Vamos!

  1055. Jacinto signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    save our trucks!

  1056. Jiacong Yan signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    SAVE THIS CULTURAL ICON!

  1057. Erin Africa signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    The Taco Trucks contribute to the unique character of LA. I’d be sorry to see them go.

  1058. Boanerges A Villatoro signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    This Is For You PANCHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And All The Taco TRUCKSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!

  1059. Martha Veronica Carpio signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    SAVE THEM TACOS!!!!!! OH AND THE TRUCKS!!!!!!!!!!

  1060. alisa signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    save the ceviche trucks!

  1061. xarene eskandar signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    maybe the restaurant owners should up the competition and consider a taco truck too. (one that can run on the old grease they cook with.)

  1062. Nina Koletic signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    There is nothing like those tacos. Please don’t take them away from my life, and all of our lives.

  1063. David Deutsch signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Hey, I came to LA two years ago and fell IN LOVE with the taco trucks! Where else can you get cheap, tasty food with friendly people in LA?!? Please please please repeal that stupid law and give us our taco trucks. I’m a real liberal and even I think this is too much regulation. I want my $3.50 burrito!!!

  1064. Rob Banuelos signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Gloria Molina is the devil, and the restaurant owners should stop crying.

  1065. Natalya Velazquez signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    TACO SUPPORT!!!!
    primero nos quieren mandar pa tras y ahora nos quieren quitar nuestros ricos tacos k nos comemos en la madrugada…Screw them y viva al raza!!!

    <333

  1066. Kevin Nelson signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    I support taco trucks.
    Munch munch crunch munch munch crunch mmmmmmm.
    They provide me lunch.

  1067. Priscilla Brinshot signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    UM….
    WHERE WOULD THIS WORLD BE WITHOUT OUR HORCHATA, CARNE ASADA, GUACAMOLE?
    DUH.

  1068. Tricia Garcia signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Taco trucks are a staple in LA dining. Affordable dining? And perfect for the on the go life style.

  1069. David Auslender signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    This is Los Angeles, the city of the taco.

  1070. Rosalyn Kawahira signed,

    on May 16th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Our taco trucks are struggling small businesses, competing for consumers and advocates, just like any other business, just like our neighbors and friends. Those who blame the failure of their business on our humble taco trucks are using an easy target as a scapegoat - in effect dividing our communities. And you are supporting that. Do not pit us against each other.

  1071. George signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 12:57 am

    Taco Stands Forever!!!

  1072. Jorge Lopez signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 1:33 am

    Clearly another sign of gentrification…let TACOS LIVE!!!

  1073. Joshua Martin signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 6:13 am

    Can you say gentrification??


  1074. on May 17th, 2008 at 8:11 am

    What the crap? are they serious? do our polititians have nothing better to do? I like my tortas and tacos, especially las mulitas. Save the trucks!

  1075. omar hernandez signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 10:00 am

    LEAVE THE EFFING TACO TRUCKS ALONE!!!!!!!!

  1076. Avi Birns signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 10:07 am

    The city should be concentrating on so many other things right now.

  1077. Geoff Clough signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 10:14 am

    All hail the almighty taco.

  1078. Lindsey Meyer signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Mmmm, Tacos!

  1079. Sean Belliveau signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Tacos>burocratas

  1080. Jay Conway signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Whenever the sun bounces off disney hall I think there is a gigantic taco truck descending from the sky. If only. Taco trucks and street-food are Los Angeles’ finest cultural institutions.

  1081. Trisha Park signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 10:54 am

    save the taco trucks!!!

  1082. Tanya signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Save the Tacos!!!

  1083. Janice Chou signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks. What the supervisors are doing is extremely unfair to both the family business and the people of LA. I love the taco trucks. When I lived in Highland Park there was one I always went that stayed where it was. When I come back to visit, which is often, I like to go back there. I would be completely devastated to find it not there.

  1084. Jeff Verges signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    That’s all we need. Let’s put the hard working hispanics out of business. People that offer a great service and reasonable prices. While we’re at it, let’s throw up more Pinkberries and Starbucks.

  1085. Victor Chavez signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Sounds like someone with more money and worse food is lobbying and giving kickbacks to the Supes at the expense of the working class. I support Taco Truck owners 1000%.

  1086. Jonathan Giusti signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    this is such noise, long live taco trux!!

  1087. Ariel Alter signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Banning taco trucks is insensitive to the people who depend on them aka working class people NOT RICH WHITE FOLK

  1088. Daniel Del Vecchio signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Screw Los Angeles and those greedy fucks who overcharge for food.

    LONG LIVE THE TACO TRUCK

  1089. Shad Cruz signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    So what is it they’re really trying to accomplish with this anyway…hmmm?

  1090. Anna Kim signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    taco trucks are part of LA - it’s part of life and culture, and those hard working folks excluded from the traditional labor market shouldn’t be targeted to fuel more racism and greedy businesses.

  1091. Greg Ruben signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    I love tacos

  1092. Bill Hanna signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    As a native of Los Angeles temporarily exiled to Maryland, I am appalled by the attacks on food vendors that are taking place in LA and Maryland. It’s wealthier interests with votes against the working class without votes. Why doesn’t the establishment recognize the social, cultural, and and economic benefits of food vendors to marginalized immigrants and others? Maybe they do, and the restrictions are simply more marginalizing. Fight hard, LA, and a victory there may have some spread effect, even in Maryland!
    Bill, useastcoastguy@yahoo.com

  1093. Dennis Keen signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Tacos are life. Do not deny a man his tacos.

  1094. Emily Roh signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Don’t LA politicians have real shit to deal with? Why target taco trucks? They’re a part of LA culture! How about trying to work on our inefficient public transportation issues? LA has way more urban planning issues that are of pressing concern than taco trucks. Leave the taco trucks alone!

  1095. ericmozfan signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    lived in east los angeles all my life! this makes my life easy! with out taco trucks! dios mio!
    what do I do cook! no way jose!
    king taco to much $$$. let’s tell these people we need are tacos as doctor recomended.
    Asada here I come.

  1096. Donna signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Obviously, LA official have nothing better to do with their time and our money. It’s ridiculous. Not everyone gets the same paycheck as they do so sorry if we don’t eat at the nice restaurants with the mediocre quality food. Taco trucks may look cheesy but the food can not be compared to anything else. That’s probably why restaurants are whining like little babies. DON’T HATE!!

    Plus, King Taco is getting cheap. Is it me or did their burritos shrink over the years while the price went up? I’m starting to feel they are forgetting their roots. Keep the Taco Trucks!!

  1097. Wanda signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Making taco trucks move locations is a waste of time, money, and gas. This is not a battle between businesses. Do not pass the bill to eliminate taco trucks from Los Angeles.

  1098. Jeanette Perez signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Long Live the Tacos-On-Wheels-Entrepreneurs’-Campaign! Que Viva el Taco Truck! Que Viva! Que Viva working for yourSelf! Que Viva! Que Viva la Libertad! Que Viva!

  1099. Daniel D. Liou signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Stop the big chain bail out! This is another facet of blaming the victim politics that targets small businesses of color, immigrants, and independent consumers for a failed domestic social policy.

  1100. John Stuart Fishback signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Taco trucks play an important role in creating a sense of community amongst residents and visitors.

  1101. L. Gomez signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Leave the small business alone. Let people who are willing to work hard late into the night do so. This keeps people from leaving the safety of their neighborhoods and is convenient and cheap. Let the working taxpayer do just that, make a living and contribute to our society and add to Los Angeles’s unique culture and flavor.

  1102. Irene Martinez signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    I think the board should just be happy that we have these vendors because they are a big contribution to the state! They should be allowed to stay in one place as long as they have customers.

  1103. Denise Pacheco signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    I celebrate our creativity, our resilience and our ability to connect with one another. We meet one another’s needs. Save the tacos!

  1104. Helen Chung signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Save the TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1105. Mike Torres signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Carne Asada is not a Crime!

  1106. Rob Barba signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    As a born and bred Angeleno who now serves the government in our nation’s capital, I am dismayed to hear that the taco trucks of my youth are going the way of the dodo. These trucks are more than a meal ticket, more than a business. They are a vibrant point of the experience that is living in Los Angeles; they are a part of the fabric of our culture. To push these to extinction is wrongheaded at best and deplorable at worst. I urge you to please save these trucks, so that future generations have the same opportunities to enjoy them as we do.

  1107. ben grimm signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    since i moved out to L.A. ive had some great things go down outside of a taco truck…not to mention ate some bomb ass tacos….
    this law is wack sauce

  1108. AIDA ARROYO signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    THIS IS CRAZY PEOPLE ARE JUST TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING. MY FAMILY LOVES TACOS AND TO PEOPLE THAT RAN THOUGHS TRUCKS.

  1109. Douglas Lauder signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I want tacos

  1110. ALEX ARROYO signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    The taco trucks should not be removed! They provide good quality tasting food. I think the price of getting a good taco at the trucks is excellent.

  1111. Andrea M. Loperena signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Save our taco trucks!

  1112. Cynthia signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    taco trucks are the best!

  1113. Giovvanni Guerra signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    save the taco trucks

  1114. Chris f signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    ya go taco trucks!

  1115. Armando Soria signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Carne Asada is not a crime!

  1116. Noah W signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    tacos + trucks = yum

  1117. Irma Villagomez signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Trabajar honestamente no es un crimen. Si no te mata te engorda.


  1118. on May 17th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    i have trouble paying attention in class without my morning taco.

    nothing cheers me up better than a good taco.

    i was raised on tacos and i shall die with them.

    I LOVE ME SOME TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1119. Steve Hallett signed,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    Dont take away a fat kids candy !! Leave the trucks alone let them rome the streets and do work !!

  1120. Amreen Karmali signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 8:17 am

    LA without taco trucks??!?! NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!


  1121. on May 18th, 2008 at 9:04 am

    L.A. without taco trucks deja de ser Los Angeles.

  1122. Blanca Vargas signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 11:17 am

    fuck this classist shit

  1123. Tracy Wares signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Taco trucks are essential to LA culture! Los Angeles needs to support its history and culture. We are so much more than Hollywood movies!

  1124. Keith Patterson signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 11:34 am

    this will not stand! save the taco truck!

  1125. Michael Tank signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    save the taco trucks!

  1126. Jennifer Gaillard signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    this is an attack on the culture of this area.

  1127. Karen McClish signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Save our taco trucks!

  1128. eli wilson signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    i love tacos!

  1129. Joshua Binder signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!

    They are as much a part of LA as City Hall.

  1130. Daniel Morales signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    These are true small business… real entrepreneurs.. Let’s save them…

  1131. Neftali Aguilera signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    If eliminated, you will be taking what is part of our culture, and will put many hard working people out of business who only contribute to our communities.

  1132. Fernando Lopez signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    These trucks so no wrong so the least we can do is save them!!

  1133. Andrea signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    This bill may only affect East LA, but if we don’t put a stop to this nonsense now tomorrow it may be the whole city. Instead of wasting money in creating such a STUPID policy why don’t you honorable politicians start creating better policies for our school system??

  1134. Lian Light signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    who ever passed this is getting payed off, you’re a bunch of fuckers

  1135. Thomas McMahan signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    The trucks are the best part of LA’s cuisine!!!!!

  1136. Burke Thomas signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    we will prevail

  1137. Roger Sol signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Its a shame! What ever happen with the American Dream? Honest living self employed,..is this not what America is about? These people are not begging for a hand-out, they are earning it! What ever happen with the freedom to earn an honest living? The land of the free?? Who ever told you that is your enemy!!!!!

  1138. Mia Briones signed,

    on May 18th, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    I cant live without the tacos!

  1139. David G Wilson signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 7:03 am

    Let’s shut down all the lemonade stands too!

  1140. Cathy Fink signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 7:27 am

    Aren’t there bigger fish to fry?

  1141. Randy B Gomez signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 7:30 am

    taco trucks have rights to

  1142. Lissa Matthews signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 7:31 am

    Showing support all the way from Indianapolis!

  1143. Dustin Jones signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 8:05 am

    This flies in the face of everything this country is about. And if this measure is not repealed, I guarantee I will be voting differently next election.

  1144. Gretchen Guerrero signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 8:43 am

    I can not fathom the idea of a city without that corner taco truck! Here’s to tacos!

  1145. Maya Marley signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 8:54 am

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUNKS!

  1146. brendan king signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 8:55 am

    we,the hungry, shall never be defeated.viva los taquitos.the revolution will not be televised.it will, however be catered.

  1147. LUIS LEON signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Catering trucks have been a part of everyone’s life at one point or another… Gloria Molina needs a clue , I am still overwhelmed at how she can betray her community , I voted for her, now she shows her true colors. I say sign this , save the trucks, and kick her out of office for bad management of her district and now a full blown attack on working people.

  1148. veronica meza signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 9:38 am

    it not right

  1149. Ana Carranza signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Free trade commerce ring a bell?

  1150. veronica signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 9:43 am

    These people are not doing anything ilegal. They all have to purchase permits in order to sell food, like any other restaurant.

  1151. Joe R Roesch signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Don’t Tread on Me!! Live Free or Die!! Liberty or Death!!

  1152. Larissa signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 10:15 am

    I’m from Southwest Detroit,Michigan and the media was trying to say that the taco trucks are unsafe and unsanitary, to me its just like a restaurant on wheels!Its not illegal its freedom to sell the food we all love and know! I love the fact you can go around the corner and buy tacos and be happy. Que viva LOS TACOS TRUCKS in L.A. all the way to Southwest Detroit! Come down to Southwest Detroit aka Mexicantown (the place in detroit w/all the latinos) for some good Tacos!

  1153. LUIS LEON signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 10:15 am

    I signed above please disregard this one but do read this excerpt from Gloria Molina’a Biography available at her website…”Throughout her youth, Molina witnessed her father arrive home each day exhausted from his job as a
    laborer. So when she became an elected official, Molina understood that the public treasury originates from
    working people’s hard-earned paychecks…”
    -http://molina.lacounty.gov/PDFs/About%20GM-BIO.pdf

  1154. jamie signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 10:32 am

    it’s become a sad american governmental pattern to revoke one’s livelihood and then point at those displaced and say, “get a job.” the taco trucks in los angeles are the epitome of hard work. they aren’t ’squatting’. they are recognizing an area in which their service is not only needed … BUT WANTED … and utilizing their skills to provide that service. it’s simply ridiculous to punish those working the trucks. is molina really so miserable a person to spearhead a movement to cripple their business and cut their profits in half, if not more? no one wants to flag down a roaming taco truck. no one wants to wonder which hour their favorite will be in their neighborhood. we all have our respective favorites and we all go directly to those respective spots to find that particular truck. this is essentially a slow lay-off of workers that the city is hoping to cash in on during the downslide. lay yourself off, molina. it’s a better compromise.

  1155. Josh Austin signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 11:30 am

    What a lame thing to try and stop.

    They should stop wasting time on things like this and start finding a solution to the gas prices.

  1156. Andrew Fricker signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Some of the best tacos come from trucks. Keep em coming.

  1157. Kevin Bickmore signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Save the tacos!

  1158. Aurora Arellano signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    and your point is???????

  1159. Paris Miller signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    save the tacos!

  1160. Jennifer Dorn signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    and why??? please - stop crime or something.

  1161. Karen Castaneda signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    With so many things going wrong in the city why in God’s name are they making trouble for the trucks.

  1162. Matt Fleming signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Que las trocas sean salvadas de esta ley rediculo.

  1163. Jonathan King signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Utterly ridiculous piece of legislation; laughable if not so stupidly dangerous.


  1164. on May 19th, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    The best eats comes from taco trucks!

  1165. Benjamin Kleiman signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Some of these trucks have put in more time and have built more a community than the restaurants getting preference.

  1166. Jennifer Reyes signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    SAVE THE TACO-TRUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1167. Veronica V Navarro signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Free the taco’s!!

  1168. carie-ann thomas signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    what a dumb law, save the taco trucks!

  1169. Josh Cates signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Viva la Carne

  1170. Yosi Recinos signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    loncheros unidos, jamas seran vencidos

  1171. Subcomandante Marcos signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Tacos–Si!
    Drogas, soldados y putas–No!

  1172. Juan Carlos H. signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    people vote yes for a war but no for taco trucks?

  1173. John Harrison signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Why dosen’t the city council find something else to do instead of harrasing hard working people, people who love good food, and a whole way of life in los angeles. If a truck does not make any money it will go away. If there is a problem with noise, trash etc… work together to find a solution to make everyone happy. Don’t do a “George Bush A.K.A Cowboy” type of power play. Find a solution!

  1174. Mirna Solorzano signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    I love the tacos from the truckers, please don’t take them away.

  1175. ben persons signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    its the original Californian cuisine. we should embrace it!

  1176. Armando Espinoza signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Please people, don’t allow this.
    The world mimics L.A. and I don’t want this
    to spread to Phoenix, AZ.

  1177. Camille Madrid Simon signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Gloria Molina has no loyalty to her gente. save the taco trucks. get rid of molina. the end.

  1178. Crystal Alvarez signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Que Viva TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1179. Alex C signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    BANNING TACO TRUCKS??? I don’t think so….This isn’t right. One, these taco trucks have amazing food, second, you’re throwing away people’s livelyhood, third, back off from their culture!

    Quiero mi tacos!!!!

  1180. KIRK PODELL signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    When i was growing up as a kid in LA my dad and i would walk our dog on sundays together, and as a pit stop we’d always hit a taco truck, those things we’re integeral to my childhood, you can’t take the spirit out of LA.

  1181. Sandy Greenstein signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    The BOS went too far! Leave taco trucks alone and work on real crime. If cafes are suffering, create a regulation based on distance from cafes…not on length of time. We count on our taco trucks to be parked in certain places for extended periods so they are there when we need them.

  1182. alpha lubicz signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    If we lose taco trucks, it will be like someone tore down the house I grew up in. They are an essential part of culture in Los Angeles, and to deprive the city of them is to rob it of soul.

  1183. monica collette signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Love the taco trucks

  1184. Amanda signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Long live taco trucks

  1185. Oscar Serrano signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Taco trucks are an important aspect to the city of Los Angeles. Many of my friends and I go to these taco trucks because sometimes businesses just don’t stay open that late or are more expensive.

  1186. LUIS LEON signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    SAVE THE TRUCKS!! Economics hardships in the city should not be alleviated on the backs of the hard working people. Thats all they are doing, looking for easy money to keep driving their city vehicles around…

  1187. William N Vela "Billy" signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    TACO TRUCKS RULE! They work hard for the Money…find some “real issues” to deal with…give me a break!

    Le tengo bastante respeto a toda la gente que trabaja duro en las camionetas de tacos!

    Special Shout Out to Taco Zone: Las Tequizas–Best Tacos Ever! Off of Alvarado before hitting Glendale (in front of Vons). U all r the Bomb!

  1188. Zlatina Radeva signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Please, save the taco trucks! Laws are not supposed to hurt people, but help and protect them and this new law will do more damage than good!

  1189. Rostom Sarkissian signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Taco trucks are Los Angeles cultural icons, and their food is the quintessential Los Angeles meal.

    The food tends to be inexpensive and good, and the people that work in them tend to be entrepeneurial families who use these trucks as a vehicle towards achieving the American dream.

  1190. Angela Anderson signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    I grew up in East L.A. and could not imagine our naighborhood, our people without these hardworking people.

  1191. Holly Harrison signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    save los trocas!!!!!

  1192. stephanie espinoza signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    this is suck we should do something about the taco truckz people do this cause they need money & 2 pay 4 thing they need 2 live
    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKZ
    WE LUV THOSE TACO

  1193. Ana Sanchez signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    This new law that will banned taco trucks to move every hour or else be fined with $1000.00 in an unjust and discriminatory one. Our street vendors contribute to the economy and to most of them this is the only decent job they have. This law will target the Latino community in particular and will leave families with no other options than to end their business and struggle even more in this bad times. Please rethink this law and don’t allow this laws to oppress the Latino community even more, these are honest families who seek only the well being of their families.

  1194. Sean Fresno Taco Truck signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    It is happening in fresno also just last weekend i recieved a $200.00 ticket for catering to a privite event but was parked on the street and code enforcement wrote the ticket for not having a bonified purcherser. What ever that meens??? but i argued that i had a contract with the home owner when the code enforcement officers saw the home owner was in my favor they called the police and i was forced to close or have my truck towed and go to jail. this is in Fresno Ca I guess Fresno wants to be like LA

  1195. Baz Burchell signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Save las trocas and the Fruit carts!!!!

  1196. Edith Montiel signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    SOME PEOPLE CANNOT STAND SEEING OTHERS MAKE A LIVING OUT OF WHAT THEY NOW BEST. THEY JUST HATE THE FACT THAT LATINOS CAN DO ANYTHING TO PROVIDE A DECENT FORM OF LIVING FOR THEIR FAMILIES. AND BRING HOME WELL EARN CASH… LETS KEEP THE TACO TRUCKS THIS ARE HARD WORKING INDIVIDUALS…

  1197. Leonardo signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Why are people fighting the taco trucks? Have we finished with the “war” yet?

  1198. Sharon Roh signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    YES TO TACOS!

  1199. Nolan Ceja signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    CAN’T PEOPLE EARN AN HONEST LIVING ANYMORE???

    AND PLUS IF YOU GET RID OF THE TACO TRUCKS UR GONNA HAVE A SHITLOAD OF ANGRY MEXICANS ON UR ASSES LIKE ME!!!

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!
    AND SAVE SAVE US THE FOUR HOUR DRIVE TO TJ GAS PRICES THESE DAY YOU KNOW

  1200. Jina signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    save the taco trucks! the people in power shouldn’t be allowed to attack hard-working people just trying to make a decent living!

  1201. tizziana baldenebro signed,

    on May 19th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    this is upsetting. i’m a veg and in chicago, but i don’t wanna go home to LA and not see some taco trucks!!

  1202. Mike Red signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 12:59 am

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!

  1203. Laura Francine Shpiro signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 2:32 am

    Stop taking the economy out from underneath working class people while we’re in the middle of a recession!

  1204. Mister Never signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 5:22 am

    Taco trucks rule Oakland… they should still be allowed to roam free in LA too.

  1205. Sarah Wheelwright signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 8:50 am

    This is as silly as the bacon dog laws! Let the hardworking food vendors provide food for us and a living for their families.

  1206. Sylvia Espinosa signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 9:20 am

    People are trying to make living.

  1207. Jacqueline Tak signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 10:35 am

    :(

  1208. dimpal jain signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 10:38 am

    this vegetarian supports taco trucks!

  1209. Dulce Haro signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 11:14 am

    We need our taco trucks!!! Most restaurants close really early. Who’s gonna feed us at 2:00 am. Everyone hits the taco stands after the clubs. These are just hard working people that need to pay bills & feed families. It’s time to acknowledge the hard work latinos have attributed for this country.

  1210. David Verdugo signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 11:18 am

    I’m hungry

  1211. Dulce Haro signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 11:24 am

    We need our taco trucks!!! Most restaurants close really early. Who’s gonna feed us at 2:00 am. Everyone hits the taco stands after the clubs. These are just hard working people that need to pay bills & feed families. It’s time to acknowledge the hard work latinos have attributed to this country.

  1212. Rosario Perez signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Save the trucks!

  1213. Katharine Pinney Parra signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Love love love my taco trucks!


  1214. on May 20th, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    NO SE PUEDE ACABAR ESTA CULTURA Y FORMA DE VIDA!

    QUE VIVAN LOS TACO TRUCKS O TROCAS O CARRITOS !

    LOVE QUESADILLAS & LOVE TACO TRUCKS

    SALUDOS

  1215. Diane Tan signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!

  1216. Brenda Rodriguez signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks

  1217. Carey Tan signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Another blow to small businesses, another win for corporate interests. The Southland is already overrun by strip malls and chain restaurants, and this looks like the symbolic nail in the coffin of local culture. Why? Aren’t there bigger fish to fry, or has our government completely given up on trying to fix any real problems?

  1218. Nate Marrs signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Would they ban the hot dog carts in New York City. I don’t thinks so. So leave our taco trucks alone!

  1219. Jamie Rosenberg signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    This law is too brash and too harsh. You should come up with a responsible and lawful compromise.

  1220. oscar lobo signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    yes

  1221. Travis Holcombe signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    This will not stop taco trucks, this is merely a nuisance, making it more difficult for hard working entrepreneurs to work their way up the social ladder and taco afficinados to get their fix.

    Shame on Gloria Molina for pushing this kind of blockheaded legislation through!
    …Our tax dollars at work, I suppose…if only our legislators would concentrate as much effort into improving our schools, traffic congestion and environment.

    We should all unite and use the power of the vote to dethrone all these taco truck haters! Remember this when Gloria Molina is up for reelection!

  1222. Meredith Treaster signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    SAVE THOSE TRUCKS!

  1223. marcos signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    leave our taco wagons alone!!! its the best food on earth

  1224. Hector Rodriguez signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    TACOS ARE THE BEST AND CHEAPEST WAY TO GO.

  1225. sarah signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    save the taco trucks!

  1226. Bryan signed,

    on May 20th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    SAVE THE TACOS!!! I <333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333
    TACOS!!!!!!!!

  1227. Les Aquiningoc signed,

    on May 21st, 2008 at 1:39 am

    The taco trucks as well as other mobile vendors have established generations of loyal customers. The taco trucks may be the proverbial American Dream for the many families whose lives depend on it. They deserve reserved spaces on any street where there is a demand by the majority. Otherwise, it’s cultural lobotomy for L.A.

  1228. Kacee Lundell signed,

    on May 21st, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Save Our Taco Trucks!!!!

  1229. Kacee Lundell signed,

    on May 21st, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Save Our Taco Trucks!!!! They are feeding our bellies!!

  1230. GONZALO signed,

    on May 21st, 2008 at 11:25 am

    BUSH EVEN SAID HIMSELF THAT IF YOU TAX THE RICH THEY ARE GOING TO FIND A LOOP HOLE. SO I GUESS WHY NOT GO FOR THE PEOPLE THAT ARE JUST TRYING TO MAKE A GOOD HONEST LIVING…LET THEM WORK. LET THEM DO THEIR JOB. LEAVE THEM ALONE. SMALL BUSINESSES ARE WHAT MAKE AMERICA. BIG BUSINESSES JUST OWN US AND TELL US WHAT TO DO.
    GO AFTER THE DRUG LORDS MAYBE THIS IS THE AMERICAN DREAM FOR THESE PEOPLE, DOCUMENTED OR NOT!

  1231. Lisa E signed,

    on May 21st, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Aren’t there more important things that this city needs to focus on - umm, say, crime, the state of our streets/highways, EDUCATION, etc. Leave the poor taco trucks alone!!! We love ‘em and won’t stop fighting!

  1232. Eric Hull signed,

    on May 21st, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    I live in Highland Park and to remove the taco trucks would ruin the vibe and culture of the ‘hood. They are social gathering spots and that can only be good. Right? Oh, and almost all of the one’s I’ve been to make kickin’ grub.

  1233. daniel shepard signed,

    on May 21st, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    OH hell no where else we gonna go for a late night taco…

  1234. Jack Poole signed,

    on May 21st, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Taco-flavored kisses for my Beeeeen

  1235. Carlos Agreda signed,

    on May 21st, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Save the Taco trucks and save our mobile meals!

  1236. Louie Diaz signed,

    on May 21st, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Save the trucks!!!!!


  1237. on May 21st, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Confession: I run straight uphill to the best taco truck ever up on Mulholland.

    Then I sit on the side of the road with my burrito and agua fresca and walk back down the hill in a trance.

  1238. Melissa Alarcon signed,

    on May 21st, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Carne Asada rules!!!!

  1239. Amanda Garces signed,

    on May 21st, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Hi - I really thing there are more important things in Los Angeles to think about than our taco trucks. They provide a source of culture and community as well as jobs and help to the economy.

    Please stand off our taco trucks!

  1240. Jeff Crynin signed,

    on May 22nd, 2008 at 8:18 am

    Althouh, I love the 2 tacos for 99cents at Jack in the Box, they don’t compare to my favorite “roach coach” of ELA! Go DBTI!

  1241. Susana B. signed,

    on May 22nd, 2008 at 9:24 am

    SAVE OUR TRUCKS!!!!!

  1242. Kelly signed,

    on May 22nd, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Yes to Tacos, please.

  1243. Nataly Bautista signed,

    on May 22nd, 2008 at 9:47 am

    SAVE OUR TRUCKS

  1244. Sokha Yan signed,

    on May 22nd, 2008 at 9:59 am

    It is so unfair to those tacos truck owners! I support them!

  1245. Deng-Kai C. signed,

    on May 22nd, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Salva las trocas!

  1246. Janelle Hamel signed,

    on May 22nd, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Save the taco trucks. The vendors need to allowed to earn a living, and they obviously have supportive customers.

  1247. Alonzo Brooks signed,

    on May 22nd, 2008 at 10:22 am

    The L.A. board of supervisors has better things to due with their time than this. Disrupting a very essential and desired means of commerce here in L.A. by implementing these stupid restrictions is just shooting this city in the foot!

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!

  1248. Victoria Kraus signed,

    on May 22nd, 2008 at 11:20 am

    I live in Boyle Heights where taco trucks and stands survive for business from the community. I think these ridiculous legislations are part of the unwanted reality of gentrification moving eastward, ruining the authentic experience of living in Los Angeles to cater to the upper middle-class predominantly white transplants to ensure them their comfort and safety from the “dangers” of L.A. …

  1249. Vince Bertolini signed,

    on May 22nd, 2008 at 11:59 am

    I live in a city where there’s great street food — Philly — and I enjoy eating at LA taco trucks when I come out west to visit the family. The tacos are wonderful, and the vendors are friendly.
    Good street food is a sign of a civilized city.
    Salva las trocas!

  1250. Hector Mendoza Jr. signed,

    on May 22nd, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    I do not see a problem with taco trucks. They make sure the food is well prepared. They also do everything possible to make sure their area is maintained clean. Taco trucks have my support.

  1251. Jose Santos signed,

    on May 22nd, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    please save the taco trucks!!!! Taco trucks have been in the L.A. area for a long time. Theyre food is good and they bring alot of customers.

  1252. Henry Madera signed,

    on May 22nd, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    If they move every hour, I’ll be chasing them every hour.

  1253. Bradley signed,

    on May 22nd, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Hi Mr. Rutherford

  1254. Michelle Haro signed,

    on May 22nd, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Theres nothing wrong with pastor and carne asada @ 2am. I have NEVER gotten sick or had any problems with food from the trucks/trailers. Cant say that for the “establishments.”
    Give me a break!

  1255. Anne Quin-Harkin signed,

    on May 22nd, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    Strong-arming small business is un-American. I am definitely using this abuse of power to inform my voting at the next election.

  1256. Sam Yang signed,

    on May 22nd, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    They are a cultural institution.

  1257. Jason Murphy signed,

    on May 22nd, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    there are more important issues than taco trucks..stop picking on taco trucks..just make sure they’re clean.

  1258. Raul Borja signed,

    on May 22nd, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    I want taco trucks in Los Angeles.

  1259. Edgar signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 12:15 am

    save the trucks. save the good food!

  1260. Blake Kidder signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 4:54 am

    Go Tacos!!!

  1261. tyler kershaw signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 9:14 am

    taco trucks ftw

  1262. Kimiko Feehan signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Please don’t eliminate the taco trucks. They are making an honest and hard living. Not to mention, the food is delicious! Having the truck move every hour makes it impossible for them to conduct business.

  1263. Alejandro Soschin signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Tacos al pastor forever!

  1264. Cindy Islas signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Save a L.A. landmark!! Taco trucks are part of our culture and lifestyle. Where are people going to eat at 3:00am???

  1265. Alex Aguilar signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    I LOVE TACOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BRING THE TACO TRUCKS TO LONG BEACH WILSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ME GUSTA LOS DE CARNE ASADA !!!!!!!!

  1266. Mary Jane signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    tacos are bomb. i like to eat them when i have the munchies.

  1267. Patricia O'Donnell signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    The new law is unreasonably restrictive. Taco Trucks are indeed a cultural institution in Los Angeles. Regulate if you must, but not to the detriment of hard working people trying to make a living. How about restricting them to commercial districts? (Although I wish there was one at the end of my street!) Let’s not allow elitism to errode the best of L.A., taco trucks included!

  1268. Mike Blackwell signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    This gringo loves him some taco’s. They need to stay but they should be submitted to random health checks (if they aren’t already).

  1269. Victoria Navarro signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Leave the taco trucks alone. But I do agree they submit health inspections .

  1270. Avishai Mallinger signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    We need to spread the use of taco trucks across the country, not diminish it. Clearly the USA is backwards and does not notice how the rest of the world functions. No Wonder we are in a recession.

    This is an egregious violation of our basic civil rights!

  1271. Jennifer Shafritz signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    i heart tacos.

  1272. Kristen G signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUX!!!!!!!

  1273. Marc Marcus signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Give me tacos, or give me death!

  1274. Jose Jimenez signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Save our trucks!

  1275. Nury Arevalo signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Save our taco trucks!! Molina looks like she’s had a few too many and is trying to mess it up for the rest of us!! Save our taco trucks!!

  1276. mona reed signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    This has been a staple of california for many years. the fact is, some taco trucks are cleaner and definitely better tasting then many resturants. are you going to make resturants move around every hour? eh?

  1277. Elena Granados signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    tacos de carne asada, al carbon, carnitas, no saben igual si no vinened de un “taco truck!”

  1278. Michelle Madrid signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    3rd and Western TACOS!!! QUE ONDA DONA JUANA!!

  1279. Danielle English signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Save the trucks!

  1280. kyle acquistapace signed,

    on May 23rd, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    save the trucks!

  1281. Rachel Walens signed,

    on May 24th, 2008 at 12:44 am

    SURELY our taxpayer dollars can be spent on better things than enforcing these ridiculous, purposeless restrictions designed to bully and destroy the hardworking, independent entrepreneur. SHAME ON the LA County Board of Supervisors for this disgusting abuse of power. As a consumer, I say: I love my neighborhood taco truck! As a voter and a taxpayer, I say: Gloria Molina is a predator and she needs to go.

  1282. Odalis Lopez signed,

    on May 24th, 2008 at 4:36 am

    Taco stands are the best!! They’re absolutely delicious and it’s definitely not a crime!

  1283. Loren Troescher signed,

    on May 24th, 2008 at 6:55 am

    I haven’t eaten at a lunch truck in over 20 years, but when I did I greatly enjoyed their speed of service, price and mostly their convenience. Nowadays I usually bring my own lunch to work and eat it between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM, when I am hungry. When I do go out to lunch, I know ahead of time where I am going to go. It depends upon what type of food I am in the mood for, and how much time I have to eat. This means if I want to go to a restaurant I would possibly pass by a lunch truck on the way, as the restaurant was where I was intending to go. However if I take off for lunch at 2:00 PM hoping to get a quick bite from the lunch truck down the street only to find it is not there that would be upsetting, especially if they left not because they wanted to but were forced to. Restaurants aren’t losing business because of lunch trucks, but because of something they are doing or not doing to attract and keep customers. The economy is down so perhaps more people want to go to lunch trucks to save on money, or to get back to work quickly to make more money. Blockbuster for instance could have lobbied that Nextflix was over-burdening the US Post Office slowing down the delivery of all US mail so as to kill off their competition, but instead got into the home delivery of movie rentals themselves. Restaurants can put outside their businesses their own little taco stands with their own food ready to grab on the run. More restaurants can offer curbside service, office/home delivery and smaller portions with lower prices to compete. Don’t blame the lunch truck for a change in the economy. If 90% of restaurants are on wheels in the future because that is where the culture goes, then that’s what our society wants, and no laws should be written to force us to do otherwise or alter an ongoing trend. Just because there is a way to regulate these competitors by pointing out they are parking in the same spot too long is no reason to cave in to restaurants whining they’re losing business. There is obviously a demand for lunch trucks because they do stay where they are wanted. It is the convenience that people are interested in. We need more lunch trucks, not less. If I were owned a MacDonald’s and saw that I started to get less business after a lunch truck started to park “illegally” down the street from me, sure I could cry fowl, that he was taking away my customers, but instead I would ask why would anyone go to the truck instead of my store and change how I operate. I would provide my customers with the flexibility of call-ahead service where they would contact my restaurant with their order either by email, fax, phone, online or texting of a certain code that indicates what I want. I would provide prepaid MacDonald’s money cards that would be swiped to pay instantly for a meal, or get my order paid for when phoned in. I could compete just fine. What a ridiculous law! If the city is going to lose tax revenue from more restaurants going out of business because of this, then start charging more to the new wheeled ones. I stopped using Blockbuster years ago because I was late with one video and didn’t like the fine. However they could have just re-worded it saying it costs $2.00 per day to rent a film, and I would have felt fine about the transaction. Now Blockbuster has learned from their error and do not have late fines. They evolved sensibly to survive, and so should our restaurants and city government.

  1284. Matthew Schneier signed,

    on May 24th, 2008 at 8:48 am

    Give me tacos or give me death.

  1285. Ryan Gard signed,

    on May 24th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Save the taco trucks. Don’t let politicians dictate your every day life.

  1286. Ryan Ray signed,

    on May 24th, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    We support you!!!

  1287. Matt McMurray signed,

    on May 25th, 2008 at 7:33 am

    Give me taco trucks or give me death!

  1288. Meredith Jung signed,

    on May 25th, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Mmm….fresh tacos right from the truck. You can’t take that away from me.

  1289. alfonsa palaima signed,

    on May 25th, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Keep mom & pops alive!

  1290. sara acosta signed,

    on May 25th, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Got Tacos?

  1291. John O'Hara signed,

    on May 25th, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Pro-taco all the way!

  1292. Estefania Marchan signed,

    on May 25th, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Let’s have another taco night!…I live in Hollywood, but I’ll be there along with many friends. Word is spreading!

  1293. Rowena Magana signed,

    on May 25th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Taco trucks are wonderful small businesses in southern California that should be protected, not forced out by ridiculous legislation. The Board of Sups must look into alternative ways to protect the interests of the taco trucks, local restaurants, and the public who enjoy having a CHOICE of where to buy their tacos.

  1294. Scott Drinkall signed,

    on May 25th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Save the Tacos

  1295. Andy Martinez signed,

    on May 26th, 2008 at 9:35 am

    I find it shameful that our elected leaders are pandering to restaurant owners who would rather legislate the competition out of existence than compete fairly for the consumers taco dollars. Lets vote these big-taco swine out of office.

  1296. Jennifer Cady signed,

    on May 26th, 2008 at 9:49 am

    When people asked me why I like LA, taco trucks was always my first answer. Now all I have left to say is that the weather doesn’t suck, which is definitely not as awesome. TACO TRUCKS 4EVA!!!

  1297. David Mora signed,

    on May 26th, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    HORRIBLE. OUT OF ME AND THE PEOPLE I KNOW THATS THE #1 REASON WE EVEN GO TO DOWNTOWN

  1298. Frank Gomez signed,

    on May 26th, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Let’s keep the economy moving forward by keeping people employed, out of welfare, less traffic, less street crime.

    let the people make an HONEST LIVING!

  1299. Ramon Ontiveros signed,

    on May 26th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Save our trucks!!!!

  1300. ROSA ONTIVEROS signed,

    on May 26th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    SAVE OUR TRUCKS!!!

  1301. FRANCISCO ANDRADE signed,

    on May 26th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    SAVE THE LONCHERAS!!!!!!!!

  1302. Leila Pazargadi signed,

    on May 26th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Leo’s got me through my undergrad at Oxy in Eagle Rock! I’ll never forget it! Save the trucks!!!

  1303. Tetos signed,

    on May 26th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    se pasan de lanza esos gueyes!!!save the tacos and the trucks!!!

  1304. Celeste Armira signed,

    on May 26th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Most businesses are suffering right now. Small business are looking for a quick fix and think that the taco truck across the street is the problem. It’s not. People are hurting for money right now Tacos are an inexpensive way to eat out. SAVE THE TRUCKS!!!

  1305. jennifer ontiveros signed,

    on May 26th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    save our trucks family are working hard to servie and not take the easy way out keep us in mind

  1306. Nick Weiss signed,

    on May 26th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    repeal this unfair law!!

  1307. Hunter Price signed,

    on May 27th, 2008 at 11:48 am

    tacos rule!!!

  1308. Hetal Patel signed,

    on May 27th, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Tacos all the way!!!!

  1309. Juana Chavez signed,

    on May 27th, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    save our taco trucks

  1310. Camila Chavez signed,

    on May 27th, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    save our taco trucks

  1311. Diana Vilato signed,

    on May 27th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    I moved here from the NY area five years ago. The taco trucks are one of my favorite things about LA- all my out of town guests love the “taco truck tour” that I take them on! Why harass and threaten honest business people when there are so many other issues our city has?????

  1312. suzanne j zoubeck signed,

    on May 27th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Preparing and serving food is hard work. Make it easier for customers to get good quality, inexpensive food and for hard-working people to get it to us…not harder!!! Food safety is a good thing but there’s a point that it seems to become harassment and discouragement, and not about people not getting sick.

  1313. Alex signed,

    on May 27th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    i <3 tacos…. save them!

  1314. Jessica signed,

    on May 28th, 2008 at 11:04 am

    I would love to have these here where I live, and since I don’t, I’m going to sign this to save them so hopfully one day when I go out to LA, I’ll be able to see one :]

  1315. Cruz signed,

    on May 28th, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    To all the Business Establishment & Policy Makers

    Stop being greedy and stop squeezing every one for extra money.

  1316. Mark Hall signed,

    on May 28th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Please save the trucks! Yo necessito mis tacos de lengua con todo!

  1317. Nancy Uribe signed,

    on May 28th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Keep the taco trucks.

  1318. Nancy Uribe signed,

    on May 28th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Save the taco trucks.

  1319. Michael L. Shannon signed,

    on May 28th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    We need more taco trucks, not fewer!

  1320. Joni Nichols signed,

    on May 29th, 2008 at 11:09 am

    My family has owned restaurants for two generations. No need for a restaurant owner to erradicate the taco trucks in the hopes of improving their business. There is a time, a place and a budget for both!

  1321. Katie H. signed,

    on May 29th, 2008 at 11:13 am

    A taco truck once saved my life, so now I am returning the favor. Long live taco trucks!

  1322. Janelle Hynes signed,

    on May 29th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    That’s like ridding NY of hot dog stands

  1323. Jessica Gibbs Zavala signed,

    on May 30th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Don’t you have something better to do than take our tacos away?!
    Save our tacos! No Justice, No Peace!

  1324. Jose Ceja-Ramirez signed,

    on May 30th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    No kontaban kon NUESTRA ASTUCIA……..!!!!!!!!!

  1325. Joanna Soto signed,

    on May 31st, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Nothing like eating tacos late at night from a lunch truck!AAAHHH

  1326. Sarah Nichols signed,

    on May 31st, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Tacos: delicious, budget-friendly, and available. Keep ‘em that way.

  1327. Pirkko Davis signed,

    on May 31st, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Let the taco trucks keep their businesses!

  1328. Mike Derrer signed,

    on June 1st, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    I want my tacos cheap and fast.

  1329. Drew Pruhs signed,

    on June 2nd, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    I oppose the fines against the trucks.

    Signed, a 35 year resident of Highland Park

  1330. Sarah Grace signed,

    on June 2nd, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    It is rediculous that big restaurant chains think that taco trucks are going to take ALL their business…I mean come on, the trucks are not breaking any laws here; they are simply offering food at better prices, and great food at that! Let ‘em stay!!!

  1331. Vivek Mittal signed,

    on June 2nd, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Save our Taco Trucks!

  1332. Yolanda Huff signed,

    on June 2nd, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    YO QUIERO TACO TRUCKS!!

  1333. Eduardo Rizo signed,

    on June 2nd, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Save the trucks!

  1334. Andy signed,

    on June 2nd, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    taco trucks have done no man harm!

  1335. Luis Reyes signed,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Land of Opportunity?….I think not! Land of opression….land of discrimination….land of inequality…why try to illegalize hard work?
    Que vivan los Tacos!!!!

  1336. erica flaum signed,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 11:30 am

    Anybody should get to do what they want to do.

  1337. Johnny Napier signed,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    This is stratification….straight up!
    How dare the city council try to get rid of an El Ahh! institution….tisk. tisk you gatekeeper. tisk. tisk.

    Reality check y’all:
    If everybody could afford restaurants and had decent paying jobs here in the United States then there would be no need for taco trucks….but oh. Wait a minute now….I take that back.

    Stratification aside, the food served from taco trucks is much better then the majority of the restaurants that I have been to in my life so they must continue to exist…period and with no ifs, ands, or buts!

    Reality check (Deux):
    When I want amazing food that will taste great,fill me up, and do so quite cheaply…noth’in (and I mean noth’in!) beats the trucks and screw the city officials that would like to see them become extinct!

    Reality check (Tres):
    We all vote and, in the end, can also vote you all out sir’s and mam’s and don’t you forget it!…’til then you better get your uptown asses down to the trucks and see what all the stink is about!

    Reality check (IV):
    You are probably down the road, up front, and center to your local truck already!…Eat’in on that good food and all up on the savings that you can then bring back home to help pay for your mortgages and gas payments for your SUV’s! (Yup…YUP!)

  1338. Jimmy signed,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Taco truck serves better food at a lower price. Brick and mortar restaurant serves inferior food for a higher price. Customers flock to truck. Restaurant owners whine. So the solution is to penalize the people’s choice? Why not let unnatural selection sort things out? Restauranteurs offer us a reason to choose pro-mortar or perish.

  1339. Jackie Moss signed,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    This is a country based on diversity, free enterprise and business competition. Viva the taco truck!

  1340. Camilla Lombard signed,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    The state will starve!!!

  1341. Eric Kirkpatrick signed,

    on June 3rd, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    save the trucks!

  1342. courtney signed,

    on June 4th, 2008 at 7:50 am

    i dont live any wher near the taco trucks. But i dont think it is rite for them to do that to those people who are trying to make a living.that is how some people eat every nite. They are just JEALOUS!!!!!!!!

  1343. Sal Becerra signed,

    on June 4th, 2008 at 9:08 am

    Taco trucks deserve every right to earn & make a living just as restaurant owners do!! Perhaps to let the restaurant owners now how strongly we feel about this issue, we should find out which owners asked for this stupid law & boycott them. I like many other Mexicans grew up on taco trucks whether it be here or in Mexico itself, and to have them subjected to this kind of treatment by the idiots that may be is ridiculous, shameful & cowardly. Those are my 2 cents! Que viva los tacos de Carne Asada con cilantro y cebolla!!

  1344. Matt signed,

    on June 4th, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Im hungry for taco truck and nobody ever take my taco truck away! if you do it wont matter because i will get workers and keep a business going rather we have a choice or not!!!!!!!!!!!

  1345. Luis Rivera signed,

    on June 4th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    There are so many more important issues to be dealt with like the homeless,education,povertyand they want to come after people trying to make a living.

  1346. Jennifer Seal signed,

    on June 4th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    viva la taco!

  1347. Anthony Hernandez signed,

    on June 5th, 2008 at 7:00 am

    Orale life without Carnitas? Chale homes

  1348. Jennifer Respress signed,

    on June 5th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    I can’t live without tacos!

  1349. Saloni Patel signed,

    on June 5th, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    SAVE THE TACOS!!!

  1350. Griff signed,

    on June 5th, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Viva los Tacos y Viva la Tequila. Adios, muchachos!

  1351. Jimmy! signed,

    on June 5th, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    I want my taco. Now.

  1352. Cynthia signed,

    on June 5th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    THE NEW LAW IS STUPID!!!!
    GLOBAL WARMING PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BIG ISSUE THESE DAYS!!!!!!1

  1353. Juana Miranda signed,

    on June 6th, 2008 at 2:54 am

    Taco trucks are an essential component of Los Angeles culture.

  1354. Darlene signed,

    on June 6th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    I love the Tacos! Save Them!

  1355. Charles Baginski signed,

    on June 6th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    I <3 taco trucks

  1356. Nick Anderson signed,

    on June 6th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Would you get rid of the hot dog vendors in New York? No-you’d get shot by the Frankfurter mafia-keep the taco’s following!

  1357. Kim T signed,

    on June 7th, 2008 at 3:57 am

    They have a right to be there!

  1358. Guillermo Rosales signed,

    on June 7th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Viva Los tacos!!!!!!!!!!!Cabrones!!!!!!!!!!!

  1359. Victor Aguilar signed,

    on June 7th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Tacos On the streets of LA Forever!!!!!

  1360. Erika Gunn signed,

    on June 7th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Save our taco trucks! Late night tacos are sometimes the only food option with restaurants closing so early.


  1361. on June 8th, 2008 at 6:48 am

    yy

  1362. Angela Hwang signed,

    on June 8th, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Taco trucks good, GloMo bad.

  1363. Roland Blais signed,

    on June 8th, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    I have many happy childhood memories associated with Las Trocas. Please don’t destroy my childhood.

  1364. Leeda Duong signed,

    on June 8th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    this is obviously an attack at our latino community. stop the hate people. we just want to eat tacos. if maybe other restaurants were open all the time they wouldn’t be losing business as they claim. people will always eat so they shouldn’t even be whining about that to begin with. aren’t there other important things to be legislating?

  1365. Justin Eui-sup Lee signed,

    on June 9th, 2008 at 12:47 am

    I am so upset about this. There is a whole urban culinary culture that is being destroyed. Not to mention hundreds of jobs.The gentrification of LA seeps and destroys this culture. I am very sad. I want my Rambo’s tacos. And I thought this was America.

  1366. andrew kim signed,

    on June 9th, 2008 at 12:49 am

    Ditto to Justin Lee’s comment.

  1367. Glenn Kim signed,

    on June 9th, 2008 at 1:07 am

    Taco Trucks are AMAZING; if this is true, America has lost its

  1368. sonia kim signed,

    on June 9th, 2008 at 1:46 am

    save taco trucks

  1369. Glen Wiley signed,

    on June 9th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    What a blasphamy! How can New York allow all those street vendors and the trash that follows them and here in LA, Las Trocas have been around forever, and have been a symbol in our community. I have frequented alot in my past, and never had a bad experience. Please dont discriminate, and save our trucks!

    whats next…?… going to the boardwalk on Venice Beach and removing all the street artists/performers?

  1370. Jason Peterson signed,

    on June 9th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    save the taco trucks!

  1371. Alex Mokover signed,

    on June 9th, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    This is terrible.

  1372. Sarah Hessinger signed,

    on June 10th, 2008 at 9:20 am

    agree with Justin Lee’s comment

  1373. Alex Kim signed,

    on June 10th, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Stupid law. I have a feeling it’s more than just about traffic. Save our taco trucks!! It may be one of the last good eats around.

  1374. ivan sanchez signed,

    on June 10th, 2008 at 10:50 am

    I guess? forcing trucks to move, and if they don’t move charge them a grand cuz thats easy money.. thats cool i guess… Good job Ms. MOlina stealing money to create a city. dumb ass law

  1375. Samuel Pfannkuche signed,

    on June 10th, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    I want tacos…. tasty, tasty tacos.

  1376. Yvonne C. McDuffee signed,

    on June 10th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    This is America. We have a Constitution that is supposed to PROTECT the common man from this blatant disregard for basic human rights.

  1377. Heidi Ziegler signed,

    on June 10th, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Please repeal the taco truck law of May 2008!

  1378. Sixto A Rivas signed,

    on June 11th, 2008 at 9:47 am

    God save the Taco Trucks!!!

  1379. Maria A.P. Rivas signed,

    on June 11th, 2008 at 9:57 am

    Gloria Molina is ruining the culture of Los Angeles. She should stick to important issues such as LA school district and enforcing laws that will really improve our city. By attacking and attempting to envoke strenuous regulations on taco trucks, she is destroying small businesses and business people who make our city thrive!

  1380. Homer Simpson signed,

    on June 11th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Taco trucks are a part of life in the city. You cant take taco trucks away from the people! Do everything you can to save our Taco Trucks!

  1381. Luis Aguilar signed,

    on June 11th, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Whenever I am away from a store or if a restaurant is too expensive to buy myself a meal. i go to a lunch truck. I like lunch truck food as a way to economize and appease my hunger for a meal. With all the crime going on around L.A. county, the last thing we need is to penalize lunch trucks for making an honest buck and keeping customers like me happy. Don’t penalize lunch trucks for making an honest living.

  1382. Jasmine Dashtizad signed,

    on June 11th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Taco trucks represent the most basic notion of free enterprise. Taking away that right is a violation and just plain un-American. Not to mention that the food they sell provide many people with an affordable way to eat, which is becoming increasingly difficult in this city.

  1383. Lorraine Martin signed,

    on June 11th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    I live and work in Echo Park, the taco trucks, the tamale man & the corn guy are Some of my favorite aspects of living here! I’m a white chic from Venice Beach originally. I’ve been here for seven years and its my feeling that if they wanna crack down on something try dealing with the graffiti or the violence. Don’t take away one of the few opportunities for people to enjoy a sense of community in a positive way! I live in the barrio and believe me as residents here we need that small positive sense of community or in the end the graffiti the violence and the poverty become depressing!

  1384. Katherine Montgomery signed,

    on June 12th, 2008 at 1:09 am

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1385. sandra rubalcava signed,

    on June 12th, 2008 at 10:29 am

    .

  1386. suzanne goor signed,

    on June 12th, 2008 at 11:09 am

    .

  1387. Tiffany Haynes signed,

    on June 12th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    -

  1388. Thomas Tong signed,

    on June 12th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Every morning at 10 o’clock there are two taco trucks that park on my block. They provide tasty, hot food at a very reasonable price. I’m a working person, I don’t make my living off of my investments. Mostly, I pack my lunch, because it’s cheaper, but once a week or so, I’ll treat myself to something “special”.

    Gas is $4.50 a gallon, now. Food in the store is more expensive than I’ve ever seen. The people who pay me, pay the same rates they paid last year. Once a week, or so, I have two carnitas and a sesos taco. Are you today’s Marie Antoinette saying, “let them eat tacos?” Remember what happened to Marie.

  1389. Karina Balderas signed,

    on June 12th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    I’m a registered voter and WILL NOT be voting for Molina. I’m glad I was channel surfing tonight and came across Zocalo. I had no idea the taco trucks were being threatened! I’ll definitely help get the word out.

    Viva la RAZA!

  1390. Arthur Thomas signed,

    on June 12th, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Why all the beef? Carne Asada is the best from the streets!

  1391. Rina Rossy signed,

    on June 12th, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Molina is an Uncle Tom for the Latinos. She needs to go down. I know all politicians are liars, but she’s a total idiot for going against people she most likely assumed couldn’t vote. Big mistake!

  1392. buick-340 signed,

    on June 12th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Save our trucks luv them the food is the best! and the venders are kind and pay licence fees just like the jealouse restaraunt owners. only the food on the trucks tastes better and the lousy board members see an easy target.

  1393. Sandra Sepulveda signed,

    on June 13th, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Putting all of these restrictions on people that run an host business is absolutely wrong. I can’t see how having to move a big truck full of hot liquid and oil every hour to a different location is safer than being in just one location where they would be out of the way of traffic and not circling around busy city streets trying to find another spot to park just a couple of blocks down the street from where they were before.

  1394. chris signed,

    on June 13th, 2008 at 9:39 am

    save our tacos!

  1395. Ryan signed,

    on June 13th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    gentrification usually means kicking out mom and pop shops and replacing them with large chain stores. I think we’re all tired of seeing the same stores in every shopping center. The result is limited choice and higher prices. For example, in many parts of orange county, it’s just the same plazas repeated over and over. We don’t want that. We need more freedom and more liberty.

    A lot of these politicians, especially democrats, purport to support the average joe then change their agenda once they acquire power.

  1396. Ryan signed,

    on June 13th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    http://www.campaignforliberty.com/

  1397. Kevin Santos signed,

    on June 13th, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Que viva las trocas!

  1398. dave carnie signed,

    on June 13th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    taco, taco, taco, taco, taco, taco, taco, taco, taco, taco, taco, taco, taco, taco, taco, taco, taco…

  1399. Alex Solbes signed,

    on June 13th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Taco Trucks are an important part of Los Angeles culture. If we loose them, we loose a very important part of our community. Save the taco trucks!

  1400. Luis Sanchez signed,

    on June 14th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Salven los tacos!

  1401. Douglas Haines signed,

    on June 14th, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Not only LA culture, but California culture depends on our taco trucks. Coming from out of state, I didn’t realize how integral a piece of culture the taco truck is. Save our Taco Trucks!

  1402. Susan Lefebvre signed,

    on June 14th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Dear Gloria,
    First you endorse Bernie Parks and then you go after the taco trucks. Have you no shame? Please spend your time on real issues such as the lack of health care for people in South Central. Do you really want your legacy as a supe to be: She did in the taco trucks!

  1403. azeena hassan signed,

    on June 15th, 2008 at 11:46 am

    SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!
    YO QUIERO TACOS!!!

  1404. Judy Branfman signed,

    on June 15th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    It’s the best food in town - you meet all kinds of interesting people - and you can be sure to eat well at independent trucks all over the city! They pay their fees and mostly post “A”s - What could be better?

  1405. Libby Kim signed,

    on June 15th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    taco trucks are such an important (and tasty!) part of our local culture. save the local vendors!

  1406. john mackey signed,

    on June 16th, 2008 at 8:19 am

    Taco Trucks of the World UNITE!

  1407. Tim Wright signed,

    on June 16th, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Save the Taco Trucks!!

  1408. Chris Butler signed,

    on June 16th, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Unacceptable! Taco Trucks Must Be SAVED!

  1409. Daniel Perez signed,

    on June 16th, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Please help maintain part of our heritage!

  1410. JoAnn Cianciulli signed,

    on June 17th, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Ive had some of the best food in LA from a taco truck!

  1411. Thomas Eng signed,

    on June 17th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Our taco trucks need to be saved!

  1412. DJ Yaqui signed,

    on June 17th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    whats next?…..no dulce in pan dulce!

  1413. Gregory Sandoval signed,

    on June 18th, 2008 at 12:30 am

    BEST PLACE TO GO AT ANY GIVEN TIME OF THE EVENING… DONT TAKE THAT AWAY!

  1414. Ben Kufrin signed,

    on June 18th, 2008 at 8:42 am

    This kind of restriction is not only discriminatory but simply un-American! Let these hard-working people continue to earn an honest living. Long live the taco truck!

  1415. Lee Allen Johnson signed,

    on June 18th, 2008 at 11:22 am

    This new law needs to be repealed!!!

  1416. Brooke Hodess signed,

    on June 18th, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Thank you for all of your efforts. The current law is appalling.

  1417. Bee signed,

    on June 18th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Bring on the cilantro!

  1418. Katrina H signed,

    on June 18th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Our government should focus their energies on real issues, not this.

  1419. isabel pampillo signed,

    on June 18th, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    please save our culture and trucks.

  1420. Christine L signed,

    on June 19th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    .

  1421. Elizabeth Miles signed,

    on June 19th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    I live in LA and love our taco trucks. They provide wonderful quick lunches, afternoon bites, and dinner on my way home late at night when nothing else decent is open. There is no reason to wish them closed, and so many reasons to keep these jewels.

  1422. Kevin Warner signed,

    on June 20th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Salva las trocas!

  1423. Charles Scott signed,

    on June 20th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!!

  1424. Alex Schroeder signed,

    on June 20th, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    I love taco trucks. They don’t harm anyone. These people are just making aliving just like anyone else. Thank you taco trucks!!! (Not save the taco trucks..)

  1425. Elin Guthrie signed,

    on June 20th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    What would LA be w/o its taco trucks? Where would we eat at all hours of the night?

  1426. Elin Guthrie signed,

    on June 20th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    And don’t our elected officials have SOMETHING BETTER TO DO WITH THEIR TIME? Like dealing with many f the serious problems LA has - instead of taco trucks which are a gift to hungry man(& woman)kind.

  1427. Caroline Martinez signed,

    on June 21st, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    que viva las trocas

  1428. Sergio T. signed,

    on June 22nd, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    save our trucks~!

  1429. Daniel Hicks signed,

    on June 22nd, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Dear Taco Truck owners:

    Ditch California. Come to Arizona, the true promised land.

    XOXOXO

    -The Hickster

  1430. Joon Y. Kim signed,

    on June 22nd, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    I refuse to reside in LA county and pay taxes if they deny me my neighborhood taco trucks.

  1431. Justin J. Park signed,

    on June 23rd, 2008 at 3:10 am

    signed

  1432. Khaaliq DeJan signed,

    on June 23rd, 2008 at 8:24 am

    this is crazy i didn’t even kno this wuz goin on. viva el taco trucks!!!!!!

  1433. Alexei Rodriguez signed,

    on June 23rd, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Taco trucks represent not only what’s different about L.A., but also damn good food, and not to mention the sweat and toil that folks have legitimately put forth as legal immigrants to earn their own piece of the pie of this supposedly great country.

  1434. Lisa Priester signed,

    on June 23rd, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Taco trucks are a local treasure and allow me to support my local businesses when I am seeking fast food. They don’t replace but rather supplement the sit-down restaurant experience. Elected officials, take heed that I vote with my stomach!

  1435. Yin May Tieu signed,

    on June 23rd, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Just when I found the taco truck that makes PERFECT tacos… :*(

  1436. T Ta signed,

    on June 23rd, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Save the tacos!

  1437. Jurgen Ruiz Reeb signed,

    on June 23rd, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Make it so that we can park no closer than a hundred feet of a restaurant. And no time limit along with a permit to park.

  1438. Paul Denning signed,

    on June 24th, 2008 at 1:35 am

    please save the taco trucks. they are great culturally, culinarily, and economically.

  1439. syun signed,

    on June 25th, 2008 at 6:21 am

    save the tacos!

  1440. Scott Erickson signed,

    on June 25th, 2008 at 9:42 am

    2 asada y 2 pastor, gracias

  1441. Paul Lee signed,

    on June 25th, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Save the Taco Trucks! Glo-Mo! Did you forget where you came from and who elected you!

  1442. Justina Zimmerman signed,

    on June 25th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Save our taco trucks!

  1443. Judy Park signed,

    on June 25th, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    SAVE THE TACO TRUCK!!!!!!!!! I WANT TACOS!!!!

  1444. Virgilio Cuasay signed,

    on June 25th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    LA wouldn’t be LA without taco trucks. Don’t do it!

  1445. Mike Mariscal signed,

    on June 26th, 2008 at 10:10 am

    save the trucks!!!!!!

  1446. Sara Becerra signed,

    on June 26th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    We need our taco trucks… what will we do without them… SAVE OUR TACO TRUCKS!!!

  1447. Rob Willey signed,

    on June 27th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Keep up the good work!

  1448. April Guthrie signed,

    on June 29th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Listening to Zocalo–great discussion tonight!

  1449. Kelcey Wilson signed,

    on June 30th, 2008 at 1:14 am

    also head on Zocalo… Let Los Angeles be Los Angeles!

  1450. Jeri Lee signed,

    on June 30th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Death to the soulless corportate fast food franchises! Viva las trocas! Tacos are the food of the people! Viva la revolucion!

  1451. hannah henning signed,

    on July 1st, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Back off, you small business nazis. Leave the taco-trucks alone.

  1452. Nicole Condrick signed,

    on July 2nd, 2008 at 7:05 am

    Taco trucks are one of my favorite things in Los Angeles, don’t take them away!!

  1453. Ben Van Leeuwen signed,

    on July 2nd, 2008 at 7:20 am

    It is horrible what they are trying to do to these wonderful taco trucks. Would they prefer applebeas and taco bells in shopping centers. Charm is vital.

  1454. Joanne Razo signed,

    on July 2nd, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Don’t hate, congratulate! Why would you take away delicious AND affordable food from the people?!

  1455. AS aka Popo's Friend signed,

    on July 2nd, 2008 at 9:20 am

    Oh no they di’in’t! Yet another tool by the white man to keep us down and eating bland sandwiches. Ay!

  1456. Carolyn Canterbury signed,

    on July 2nd, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Leave the taco trucks alone!

  1457. Marc McConkey signed,

    on July 2nd, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Fight the power taco truck guys!

  1458. SCOTT SNELL signed,

    on July 2nd, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Make your restaurant taco taste better, don’t use the law to force mediocre food on us. Taco trucks aint cheap, just really good!!

  1459. Michelle signed,

    on July 2nd, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    save the taco trucks!

  1460. Erin Alva signed,

    on July 3rd, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Let street food thrive!

  1461. Andy Hy signed,

    on July 3rd, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    “Viva La Taco Trucks!” all the way from Massachusetts

  1462. Adam Harmstead signed,

    on July 3rd, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Carne asada, carnitas, y burritos desayunos de las trocas … Necesitamos salvar estas cosas como los bosuqes, las playas, y los condors de California. Salsa es mi sangre, carnitas son mi corazon … Taco Trucks por vida.

  1463. Tim Alvarez signed,

    on July 3rd, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    What did the Taco Trucks do to anybody but provide excellent food and fantastic bowel movements? Long live the Taco Truck!!!

  1464. Min Yoo signed,

    on July 4th, 2008 at 1:39 am

    i grew up in LA and love taco trucks. why would anyone want to prevent hard working people from making a living and inhibit productivity, ingenuity and a good work ethic?!?! this is insane. save the taco trucks!!!!!

  1465. Steve Smith signed,

    on July 4th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    When I visit LA I head for the nearest taco truck
    in view.
    Don’t let them take away street food
    from us.
    They took the eloteros and paleta carts
    from most of Chicago and meat on a stick and
    most hot dog carts from New York City.
    This is WAR!! Fight back LA!!!!


  1466. on July 5th, 2008 at 6:36 am

    ¡Viva La Troca Taco!
    Note: If you want us to put in our e-mail address, why call the box “Website”?

  1467. alyssa van breene signed,

    on July 5th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    save our precious taco trucks!

  1468. Henry Van Gog signed,

    on July 5th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    not fair at all.

  1469. Winston signed,

    on July 5th, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Tacos make my world go round.

  1470. Uyen Hoang signed,

    on July 6th, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Save our taco trucks please!!

  1471. Leanne Dare signed,

    on July 6th, 2008 at 11:11 am

    LA without taco trucks?! These city landmarks keep LA real and well fed. Save LA culture, save the taco truck!

  1472. Mark Kudsi signed,

    on July 6th, 2008 at 11:13 am

    mmm tacos…

  1473. Derick Tsai signed,

    on July 6th, 2008 at 11:14 am

    What am I supposed to eat at 1am???

  1474. Ben Grangereau signed,

    on July 6th, 2008 at 11:35 am

    No taco trucks = McDonalds late night.
    NOT GOOD

    SAVE THE TRUCKS!

  1475. sheryl dare signed,

    on July 6th, 2008 at 11:42 am

    don’t do it!

  1476. Geoff Hamshar signed,

    on July 7th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Taco Kisses

  1477. Krystal Chinn signed,

    on July 7th, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    everyone loves taco trucks!

  1478. JOHN CLEMENS signed,

    on July 8th, 2008 at 12:39 am

    Continue to push the political buttons. And how about a movement to boycott restaurants that are thought to be turning in nearby taco trucks. Even as a whispering campaign this could have an strong effect in neighborhoods…restaurants are dependent on word of mouth.

  1479. ANG signed,

    on July 8th, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Salva las trocas!

  1480. Sarah Goldbaum signed,

    on July 9th, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    If there aren’t taco trucks, it’s not LA.

  1481. Stephen Bianchi signed,

    on July 9th, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Take your stinking paws off my taco truck, you damn dirty ape.

  1482. Ana Zavala signed,

    on July 9th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Save the taco trucks!!!! what will we eat???

  1483. Shonte Jessick signed,

    on July 9th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Save the Taco Trucks!

  1484. Rob C. signed,

    on July 10th, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Salva Las Trocas!

  1485. guy a. signed,

    on July 11th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    allow people to earn an honest living.

  1486. Keasha signed,

    on July 13th, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Salva las trocas!

  1487. Larry Castro signed,

    on July 14th, 2008 at 10:12 am

    I have been eating at Taco Trucks almost all my life and have recognized these as a symbol/icon of my community which is East Los Angeles. It offers a variety of food that better than some brick and mortar restaurants. This is unfair to many who are trying to better themselves and are not at the point of people able to afford skyrocketing rents, expenses, etc.

  1488. Brendan Carey signed,

    on July 15th, 2008 at 3:01 am

    Take the taco trucks off the streets, and I guarantee you that Los Angeles county will see a dip in economic activity in the food industry. Although they are a small part of the overall food economy, taco trucks promote more consumer spending because of convenience.

    In addition, taco trucks add to the character of Los Angeles. We are fortunate to have a thriving food culture with many quality vendors of Mexican food, made by the people, for the people.

    I am sure that the main opponents to taco trucks are selfish restaurant owners. Taco trucks are part of LA life and part of the economy. Live and let live!

  1489. Oliver Power signed,

    on July 15th, 2008 at 10:41 am

    I’m in for the cause!

  1490. fanny martinez signed,

    on July 15th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    This is a bad new law. Present Truck caterers are future restaurant entrepenuers. How are these people supposed to make an honest living? Regulate the health permits, the inspections not their hours of service. Shame on District 1 County Supervisor Gloria Molina, from the L.A. Board of Supervisors.

  1491. Hee Soo Chung signed,

    on July 16th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    The trucks are a part of Los Angeles life and culture. Definitely a part of LA I’d want to keep for the next generation


  1492. on July 18th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Yes! To community-approved food.

  1493. dylan clark signed,

    on July 20th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    i support tradition–this legislation will be the end of los angeles cuisine.

  1494. Therese Gurske signed,

    on July 21st, 2008 at 5:40 am

    I support the taco trucks and want the anti-taco truck legislation repealed with an apology.

  1495. Nick Mitchell signed,

    on July 21st, 2008 at 10:24 am

    hate that there’s not enough of these in ‘Bama
    Save the Taco Truck

  1496. Erin Peterson signed,

    on July 21st, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Long live the taco truck! There are not enough of these around!!!

  1497. Ramon signed,

    on July 21st, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Someone find a picture showing Molina in front of a Taco Truck. Viva the Taco Truck mi hente

  1498. Nate Deardorff signed,

    on July 21st, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    this should not be a law. it is the nature of american competition

  1499. Christine Mariano signed,

    on July 22nd, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    It’s a part of our city’s culture.

  1500. Erika Kuykendall signed,

    on July 23rd, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Get rid of this stupid nanny state law

  1501. RIGOBERTO L. signed,

    on July 24th, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    I THINK THIS MEANS WE ARE GOING TO ORGANIZE A PROTEST FOR OUR TRUCKS VIVA LA REVOLUTION!!!!!!!!
    FUCK GLORIA

  1502. IRMA LOPEZ-MATEO signed,

    on July 24th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    I SUPPORT THE TACO STANDS N LONCHERAS,AND I THINK IT SHOULD NOT BE SHUT DOWN JUST BECAUSE OF A BITCH WHO DOESNT LIKE MEXICAN FOOD OHH WELL DEAL WITH IT CUZ US THE MEXICANS R NOT GOING DOWN WITHOUT A FIGHT
    I THINK THE HATERZ WHO R FOR THIS LAW SHOULD GO HOME AND SUCK SOME HAIRY STINKIN BALLZ AND LASTLY I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY………….

    VIVA LA REVOLUCION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1503. Joanna M. signed,

    on July 24th, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    OH NO HONEY, I DON’T THINK SO.  

  1504. Brian Elias signed,

    on July 26th, 2008 at 11:56 am

    I have been eating at these trucks for 20 years. There is nothing like that late night meal, good food, inexpensive and a little part of what LA is all about. Couldn’t imagine not having them around. We have gotten away from what makes this country great.

  1505. David Kim signed,

    on July 26th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    i love taco trucks… and god forbid that they should be banished from the streets…vaya con dios, que lastima!

  1506. Anthony Carregal signed,

    on July 28th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    I can only say that, as a world traveler and gourmet, I would not want to live in a world without street food. It should be regulated like anything else but should not be discriminated against because of its nomadic nature.

  1507. Anthony Carregal signed,

    on July 28th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    P.S. People like RIGOBERTO L. and IRMA LOPEZ-MATEO with their juvenile efforts to form a productive argument without having to use infantile language will be the death of the Taco Truck in L.A.!

  1508. Anthony Ferrari signed,

    on July 29th, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Viva los tacos!

  1509. osborne blanco signed,

    on July 30th, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Viva La Taco

  1510. Dana signed,

    on August 6th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Best late night eating = taco trucks!!! Oh how I love La Estrella

  1511. Patrick Fogarty signed,

    on August 6th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    http://eastmanstreet.com/todays_special.html

  1512. evan nicoll johnson signed,

    on August 6th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    keep burritos legal

  1513. Ramona Mendez signed,

    on August 6th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Taco trucks are an institution! Everyone from office workers to construction hands need the convenience of the taco truck vendor. Requiring them to move every hour only increases gasoline usage and puts more vehicles on the city streets. Ixnay on the new regulations!

  1514. Christopher Watson signed,

    on August 7th, 2008 at 8:16 am

    Tacos ergo sum.

  1515. Janis Monjaras signed,

    on August 7th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Gloria Molina should be ashamed of herself…Taco Trucks have been a very important staple of the Latino community in LA….and for Molina to pull this ridiculous stunt is a shame to her race and her Latino heritage. What a fraud?

  1516. Jennifer Moore signed,

    on August 14th, 2008 at 7:03 am

    I lived in Socal for a few years and taco trucks are one of my favorite memories of my time there! You can’t get a better or more affordable taco anywhere in the U.S. viva la taco trucks!

  1517. Maria Ochoa signed,

    on August 14th, 2008 at 9:43 am

    To County Supervisors and general populace of L.A. SO GMo’s orange line extension to East L.A. is slated to open next year-ish and thius year she is trying to crush taco trucks. Ashamed of L.A.’s culinary heritage are we? Or would the inexpensive and satifying eats of the gente collide with plans to Disney-landize ELA, opening CPK’s and Starbucks up and down the streets of Boyle Heights? FOr shame, let the taco trucks roam to feed families on the fringe of the middleclass. We can’t afford CPK anyway.

  1518. Ruben Isais signed,

    on August 15th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Let the residents/consumers of the neighborhoods decide. Taco trucks provide a more healthy, more economical alternative to the fast food “millions sold” trash alternative. Taco trucks give a neighborhood personality and versatility. Taco trucks are as much a part of the vanishing soul of Los Angeles as Bunker Hill… Oh Yeah,I forgot. That’s gone. P.S. Don’t tell me Molina hasn’t had her share of truck tacos. You too Tony V.

  1519. Justin Chiang signed,

    on August 18th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Taco trucks are where I get a majority of my late night snacks; they’re affordable, tasty and easy to get to. Leave them be!

  1520. Ernesto A. Umaña signed,

    on August 19th, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Taco trucks are tradition!!

  1521. Danielle Romero signed,

    on August 19th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    save the tacos!

  1522. Jaime Vasquez signed,

    on August 20th, 2008 at 11:43 am

    TACOS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1523. Robert Sandoval signed,

    on August 21st, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    “HOME OF THE BRAVE LAND OF THE FREE” MORE LIKE “HOME OF THE COWARDS AND LAND OF FINES, TAXES AND JAIL. OUR FREEDOM IS GONE POEPLE IT GOT BOUGHT BY THE RICH”.

  1524. Alexis Rawlins signed,

    on August 21st, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Fix this please! We need our tacos, they are gooood.


  1525. on August 22nd, 2008 at 8:36 am

    Taco trucks are an essential element of the fabric of Angeleno life. Remove them and you take away an essential part of the city’s soul: low cost, good quality food that working-people can afford.

  1526. D Harris signed,

    on August 24th, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    there are hundred other issues to be focused on!

  1527. Amy Quach signed,

    on August 25th, 2008 at 9:02 am

    I believe there should be more taco vans! Its part of culture and growing up in sunny California. If its taken away, tacos will become one of those generic tacos found in fast food places.

  1528. Frank Stevens signed,

    on August 27th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    please save us all from nothing but generic Tacos
    Every great city in the world has street food vendors & a city so vibrantly Latino should not ban this from our great metropolis.
    Viva Los Tacos

  1529. Ian Hillerman signed,

    on August 28th, 2008 at 7:37 am

    Politics at its worst against tacos at their best.

    Tacos win!

    Viva los Tacos!

  1530. Steven Knudsen signed,

    on August 28th, 2008 at 9:05 am

    Fight for my right to TACO!

  1531. Cynthia Olivares signed,

    on August 28th, 2008 at 11:00 am

    I want my tacos! Damn politicians - They should leave these hardworking people alone. Taco truck owners are trying to make a living in a society that keeps making it harder to keep a roof over your head and food on the table. The businesses behind all this should remember this is America - where capitalism (making the mighty dollar) and competition are supposed to thrive- you don’t have a right to monopolize! get over it!

    And for Gloria Molina - when did you sell out? I thought you were for the people but I guess everyone does have their PRICE!

  1532. Henry Acevedo signed,

    on August 28th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    I like the food…

  1533. jose arteaga signed,

    on August 28th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    The tacos are damm good.

  1534. John Lee signed,

    on August 28th, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    This new law sounds unreasonable.

  1535. Debbie Henson signed,

    on September 4th, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    What Cynthia Olivares said!

  1536. Richard signed,

    on September 4th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    with 12 bucks, i can feed my whole family thx to the taco trucks

  1537. roger de leon signed,

    on September 16th, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    save an american dream! Eat tacos!

  1538. SM signed,

    on October 9th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Orale Fruitvale Ave!

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