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Food Fight: Tom LaBonge Backlash Begins after Introducing Food Truck Motions

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On Friday, Councilmember Tom LaBonge proposed two motions to limit how food trucks operate in Los Angeles and it didn't take long before a movement went afoot to stop him. Food trucks today are asking followers to Facebook-like a page called Los Angelinos Against Labonge, which describes him as a "friend of the celebrity, foe of the small businessman."

LaBonge, who represents the portion of Wilshire Boulevard where food trucks and businesses compete daily for the lunch crowds, wants city staff to study what other cities have done and to come up with regulations. One idea he has is to create "specially designated parking zones for catering trucks."