A state legislator wants to significantly limit where gourmet food trucks can operate, keeping them even farther from schools than marijuana dispensaries, Patrick McGreevy reports in the Los Angeles Times this morning.
In Chatsworth, the park along Devonshire Street near Mason Avenue.
The legislation could put many of the mobile kitchens out of business just as the industry is surging with creativity, according to the Times. Dozens of colorfully painted trucks have hit the road throughout California, serving gourmet dishes to largely young epicures and becoming nearly as emblematic of the state as surfboards and convertibles.
"It's a shame the state would … deny people the opportunity to do what they are passionate about," one patron, an administrator at a local charity, told the Times. "So many of the food trucks are doing such good things with fresh foods and ingredients.''