Amigos, our taco trucks are being attacked once again, but this time in North Carolina.
Now I’m not as familiar with North Carolina law regarding this matter, but I’ve scoured the North Carolina Chapter 20 law as it pertains to motor vehicles and haven’t found any provisions like our Section 22455 here in the Golden State.
The Charlotte Observer reports:
Some police and public officials have complained that the taco trucks that line South Boulevard and Central Avenue near immigrant neighborhoods attract crime. Neighbors have complained of noise, traffic problems and fumes.
Katrina Young, zoning administrator for the Charlotte Zoning Board of Adjustment, said the proposed ordinance provides greater flexibility to mobile vendors than current regulations while protecting residents who live close by.
Terms of the ordinance, which the council voted to send to its public safety committee for a recommendation, include:
• Limiting mobile food vendors to a maximum of 90 days in one location each year.
• Outlawing operation within 400 feet of a residential district.
• Operating hours would be between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.
“It’s an effort to provide more time for mobile food vendors and protect neighborhoods affected by them,” Young said. “Move them more into the business area.”
“Protect neighborhoods” ? Please. We’re talking about tacos here.