DA Drops Case Against Taqueros

Ξ October 3rd, 2008 | → 2 Signatures | ∇ Uncategorized |

The Associated Press is reporting that the Los Angeles County District Attorney has decided not to appeal Judge Denis Aichroth’s ruling in favor of the taqueros from September.  While this would seem to be a victory, we hearing rumors that the state is planning on adding language to the vehicle code which would make this type of legislation easier to pass in the future.  This vehicle code, which currently only permits the county to regultate the trucks for reasons of “public safety”, has been the crux of attorney Phil Greenwald’s defense.  In the near term however, enjoy legal street tacos; I’ve got a feeling the county will be taking another run at this sooner rather than later.  Stay tuned, and we’ll keep you updated.


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  1. Joseph signed,

    on October 4th, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Congratulations guys. I hope this victory isn’t short lived.

  2. Burrito Justice signed,

    on October 13th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Greetings fellow truck food lovers.

    We in San Francisco have been watching your battle with great interest. Last year our esteemed Board of Supervisors passed a law banning food trucks within 1500 feet of schools, theoretically in an effort to ensure a “wellness policy” via school lunch programs and enforce the will of the “Student Nutrition and Physical Activity Committee”, a parents group.

    However, this is affecting El Tonayense, a respected and long standing taco truck chain in the Mission.

    – no students actually *go* to the truck
    – the principle does go to the taco truck, and has stated the truck is not a problem for the students and the lunch program
    – the taco truck is behind two fences in the back of the school, and there are dozens of restaurants in front of the school that kids *do* go to
    – the taco truck has been there long before the school was built
    – ice cream trucks are still allowed to sit in front of schools

    You get the picture. More here:


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