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Oroville, Calif. gets its first taco truck

Posted by Cyrus Farivar on October 13, 2009

The Oroville Mercury-Register reports the arrival of El Toro, the first taco truck in this city 70 miles north of Sacramento.

The truck operates 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at 2816 Olive student writing paper Hwy in Oroville.

Also apparently the city has some restrictions as to mobile vending as well, notes the Mercury-Register:

The city also denied [owner Carlos Zuniga]‘s first applications for different locations on Olive Highway, but he was tenacious.

Zuniga applied for about five locations over a year, he said. When he finally found the current location, he was careful.

When a city planner asked Zuniga if he planned to have tables and chairs outside, he replied, “If it is allowed I will, and if it isn’t allowed I won’t.”

The planner told him outdoor tables and chairs were not allowed.

The city requires potential vendors to draw up a plan showing where they want to put outdoor tables and chairs, even though city zoning prohibits them.