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Taco Trucks: 2, Government: 0

Taco truck on Figueroa between Avenues 51 and 52 in front of the Food4Less in Highland Park | Photo by Zach Behrens/LAist
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The County tried to regulate the time a taco trucks could operate in one place and lost. On Friday, a similar, but lesser known Los Angeles city ordinance from 2006 was struck down by a judge.

Last December, a taco truck owner received a $150 parking ticket from the city's Department of Transportation for violating the law. He and a group of attorneys and students from UCLA Law School's clinical program challenged the ticket in an administrative hearing, but lost. They appealed to LA County Superior Court and won with no city attorneys present at the hearing.

The law said trucks could only park in residential neighborhoods and commercial areas for a half hour and one hour, respectively,