A truck called La Flor de Sahuayo was cited Wednesday by the parking enforcement detail after neighbors filed 20 complaints about it the past four months, said Sheriff’s Lt. Linda Martinez, who declined to detail the complaints.
Alejandro Valdovino, who owns the truck, said he parks it in front of his restaurant in East Los Angeles.
“The policeman arrived with the citation in his hand,” Valdovino said in Spanish in a phone interview Friday. “He didn’t tell me to move. He just came and handed me the ticket.”
“It’s not right what they’re doing,” he said.
Phillip Greenwald, a lawyer who has consulted with taco truck owners, said Valdovino received a misdemeanor citation, and faces up to a $1,000 fine and six months in jail if convicted.
We’ll have an interview with Philip Greenwald next week, and with Northern California taco truck attorney David LeBeouf.