LA Pencil Pushers Tells Taco Trucks to FO&D

Jonny Lieberman
by Jonny Lieberman
la pencil pushers tells taco trucks to fo d

File this under "News That Effects Me Personally." As in, "Those city hall pricks are taking tacos out of my mouth." Where I live in North Eastern LA, there are– or rather were— six taco trucks with a one mile stretch along the same road. As The New York Time rightly reports, each one offers uniquely delicious fare. Except for that one up on 51st — their tacos suck. But the other five, man… So here's the dirt straight from the hungry horse's mouth. Restaurants are complaining (and have been complaining) that the "roach coaches" are stealing customers because their food is so cheap. My new mortal enemy, county supervisor Gloria Molina, is pushing through the ordinance that will require taco trucks to move every hour. Effectively putting them out of business. Why? Henchman Gerry Hertzberg claims the trucks represent a "big quality of life issue." Whatever that means. Taco truck owner Jose Naranjo puts it best, "We are poor people feeding other poor people." Yeah, and me! The ordinance goes into effect today. This is a total tragedy as one truck in particular serves-up the best carne asada tacos in all of Los Angeles. And trust me, I've looked. Anyhow, I wrote Molina a letter and signed the save our taco trucks petition. Though I fear you can't fight city hall. Tasteless jerks.

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  • Johnster Johnster on May 05, 2008

    County Supervisor Gloria Molina. Oh yes, I remember her. She was the one whose campaign pictures were all taken 20+ plus years ago, before... (well, that would be flaming).

  • Wolven Wolven on May 05, 2008

    As long as we all just whine and DO NOTHING, the politburo will just keep on dictating...

  • Landcrusher Landcrusher on May 05, 2008

    Sounded to me like these guys had staked out their regular places. I doubt they pulled up in front of other food places, but I said that so that people would understand that there is some merit to the idea. I have found that people have a really hard time seeing the perspectives of others until it is thrown in their face pretty hard. Perhaps these guys were indeed serving underserved markets with no other services nearby and the local restuarant owners went after them for no good reason at all; however, being the devil's advocate, I have to keep that info as privileged. ;D

  • Pch101 Pch101 on May 05, 2008

    Say what you will, but this is probably good news for the local pet population. Burritos perros, anyone?