Carne asada is not a crime
That's the rallying cry behind Save Our Taco Trucks, online boosters of the mobile eateries, whose drivers will be limited by a new city law to one-hour stops. Some owners plan to ignore the law. Others worry they'll be driven - literally - out of business. The Save Our Taco Trucks campaign wants signatures for its online petition to:
"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 This new law needs to be repealed!"
Less visible in the Great Taco Skirmish of '08 are the restaurant owners who navigate a difficult and detailed permit process, only to watch their businesses sit empty because a vendor has parked next door. Tacos and politics - this one's not going away very soon.
--Veronique de Turenne
Photo: Genaro Molino / Los Angeles Times