The newest front in the Food Truck Wars is Granada Hills, where 10 inspectors from the L.A. County Department of Public Health showed up on Wednesday night to raid “Food Truck Night” along Chatsworth Avenue between Zelzah and White Oak.
The crackdown follows the usual complaints from local brick-and-mortar businesses that “the trucks — sometimes more than 60 at a time — are stealing business and hogging parking spots meant for their own customers,” reports The Daily News reports. Inspectors were looking to make sure the trucks were sanitary and that employees had access to suitable restrooms in nearby brick-and-mortar establishments.
A few hours earlier, at a meeting of the Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce, politicians took up several issues related to food trucks. Per The Daily News, one proposal would require food trucks to pay between $10 and $75 a day to the Granada Hills Chamber for permission to use restrooms in brick-and-mortar establishments.