Tacos Arizas truck in Echo Park, at Sunset and Logan
Don't get us wrong. EatingLA loves tacos and taco trucks and thinks there's room for everyone to survive. But I have a feeling that the vast majority of people who have signed the petition at Saveourtacotrucks don't understand that the ordinance applies only to unincorporated areas of Los Angeles. Jennifer Steinhauer got in right in the New York Times story and so did Time magazine, but some of the local articles and TV reports have been much more vague about the scope of the law.
This new law, which would impose a $1000 fine if trucks don't move every hour, is mainly targeted at East L.A. Not Boyle Heights, which is in the city of L.A., not Echo Park, where hipsters and taco trucks collide, or Highland Park, or West L.A., or other areas within city jurisdiction. I believe trucks operating in city neighborhoods are still subject to the $60 fine for not moving every hour, which many choose to pay as the cost of doing business. Let me know if that's not the case.