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Councilman Opposes Food Truck Court, Says They Should Just Visit Construction Sites

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Forget power lunching. Where it's at when it comes to what you can eat at lunchtime, the business to be in from now on in Los Angeles is construction. Because according to one official, that's the only group of people who should be able to buy their lunch from a truck.The dark side to the food truck craze isn't the fact that patrons have to stand in long lines, it's the opposition they collectively face from business owners and elected officials who believe they are eating up profits and over-asserting their place in the city's workings.

One such politician is LA City Councilman Paul Koretz (CD 5) who went on record recently in opposition to a proposed food truck lot--a "mobile food court"--on 3rd Street.

Here's what he said:

A lot of businesses in stationary, permitted locations feel it’s unfair competition, and I tend to agree with them. There have been problems with these trucks popping up in front of businesses and people’s homes. They’re less of a nuisance in one lot, but I’m not thrilled with that either. I think they work well at construction sites where it’s difficult for workers to have access to other food, but I think that should be their only place in the city.
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That's right. Only construction workers should be able to purchase their midday meal from Kogi, The Nom Nom Truck, or Coolhaus.