"The Battle Continues: Mobile Food Trucks VS. Local Eateries
By Lauren Lloyd in News on July 13, 2011 2:20 PM"
"SoCal mobile food trucks are once again under attack. Restaurant owners voice understandable concern regarding the impact of mobile eateries near their establishments, and food trucks continue to defend their livelihoods. The battle seems never-ending, and additional discriminative measures are being taken to limit the presence of L.A.'s beloved treat trucks.
Councilman Bill Rosendahl introduced motion 11-1157 on July 1, 2011, advocating a height and length restriction of vehicles on Olympic and Sawtelle Boulevards. Introduced under the guise of public safety, the motion does not mention mobile food trucks.
The SoCal Mobile Food Vendors' Association (SCMFVA) claims that "this is clearly an anti-competitive measure to limit the public's access to their favorite food trucks for the benefit of the Lemon Moon restaurant owners who feel they should have a geographic monopoly over the Olympic and Bundy area."
Prior motions restricting food trucks were submitted in June 2010 by Councilmember Tom LaBonge."
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