Wary of food trucks that park in one-hour zones, overstay their time, then absorb parking tickets as the cost of rent, Los Angeles city Councilman Tom LaBonge on Wednesday proposed food-truck only parking zones for the city. "I'm not against the catering trucks," LaBonge said. "My concern is that metered parking was installed as a solution to the limited public parking in business district. We need to find a place for these trucks to park so they don't interfere with the flow of personal vehicles through a shopping district."
LaBonge cited the popularity of roach coaches -- many of them of the newfangled, gourmet variety -- along Wilshire Boulevard's Miracle Mile, in "Mid-Wilshire," and on Hollywood Boulevard.
His idea would create specific parking zones, separate from commercial spots, for the lunch trucks. What color would you recommend for lunch-truck curbs? (We're thinking brown, for the color of the lunch meat you are about to receive).
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The councilman also wants to "study how other municipalities have worked to integrate the new trend successfully and establish fines for trucks that repeatedly violate city and county codes."