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You've Been Served: Food Trucks Sue Monrovia Over Old Town Parking Ban

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A recently enacted law banning food trucks from parking in the Old Town shopping district has prompted an organization representing 100+ vendors to sue the City of Monrovia, notes KPCC.

According to Monrovia officials, the law, adopted in January, was intended to protect local restaurants and maintain an "ambience" in the district , reports the Associated Press. The opposition says the measure is unjust as these are not safety regulation issues.

Southern California Mobile Food Vendors Association attorney Jeff Dermer said Thursday state law only allows cities to pass ordinances regulating food trucks for safety reasons. He says laws cannot be adopted simply to protect existing businesses from competition.