Keep Food Trucks In San Diego
  • Petitioned Todd Gloria

This petition was delivered to:

San Diego City Council District 1
Todd Gloria
San Diego City Council District 1
Sherri Lightner
San Diego City Council District 2
Kevin Faulconer
San Diego City Council District 4
Myrtle Cole
San Diego City Council District 5
Mark Kersey
San Diego City Council District 6
Lorie Zapf
San Diego City Council District 7
Scott Sherman
San Diego City Council District 8
David Alvarez
San Diego City Council District 9
Marti Emerald

Keep Food Trucks In San Diego

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      Curbside Bites

Save The Food Trucks In San Diego  

"New Mayor, New Rules," at least that's what the city of San Diego has to say when it announced that the city of San Diego will be shutting down any and all food trucks that operate on private property in the city, which accounts for over 75% of all food truck operations in San Diego.  

In late 2012, the the City of San Diego Code Enforcement Division made an attempt to shut down any and all food trucks operating on any piece of private property.  The division stated they were getting a lot of pressure from restaurants complaining about the trucks and were going to view food trucks as a non-approved use of private property.  For a short while the Enforement Officers went on a Witch hunt to shut down any food truck operating on private property until a group of food trucks banned together and threatened a lawsuit for anti-competitive business pratices and targeting minority owned businesses.  

 

Once threatened with a lawsuit, the previous Mayor met with food truck owners and Code Enforcement to put any closures on hold until the City ammended its food truck regulations to allow food trucks to operate on private property just as they have been allowed to do for over 20 years. 

Unfortunately, since Interim Mayor Todd Gloria took office, the City has decided to turn its back on their previous promise and shut down small businesses run by San Diego locals and minorities who operate food trucks throughout the city.   We believe the city needs to be held accountable to their promise and needs to stop trying to destroy an industry that consumers love  Rather, we ask that they support local small business growth in San Diego.  We believe consumers have a right to eat the food they love.  Show your support for your favorite neighborhood food truck by signing this petition.  From gourmet food trucks you've seen on your favorite Food Network shows to your favorite taco truck, we need your support to keep serving local fresh food.  

By signing this petition you are letting the mayor's office and all City Council know that food trucks have a right to operate on private property within the city.  You are also supporting the idea that the city needs to be held accountable to promises they have made to small business owners within the city of San Diego.

To:
Todd Gloria, San Diego City Council District 1
Sherri Lightner, San Diego City Council District 1
Kevin Faulconer, San Diego City Council District 2
Myrtle Cole, San Diego City Council District 4
Mark Kersey, San Diego City Council District 5
Lorie Zapf, San Diego City Council District 6
Scott Sherman, San Diego City Council District 7
David Alvarez, San Diego City Council District 8
Marti Emerald, San Diego City Council District 9
I support food trucks being allowed to continue to operate on private property within the city of San Diego.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. First Food Truck Gathering SHUT DOWN on Private Property

      UPDATE: The weekly food truck gathering at the Downtown San Diego Civic Center was SHUT DOWN yesterday by the city as they begin their enforcement of no food trucks allowed on private property. No timeline has been given by interim Mayor Todd Gloria's office as to when we can expect any amendments to the current codes which prohibit food trucks to vend on private property.

      Please continue to SHARE this petition so we can stop the City of San Diego from shutting down food trucks! Thank you.

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Gage Mitchusson BENTONVILLE, AR
      • 3 months ago

      I dont live here, but this seems to be a good part of the city.

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    • marili morales VISTA, CA
      • 5 months ago

      i love having different varieties of foods available and this is the best way. I have enjoy food trucks for years and would be sad to see a signature thing go.

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    • Briana Waris CHULA VISTA, CA
      • 5 months ago

      Food trucks are an awesome new niche in the restaurant industry. They can partner with our local beer scene o create quite an economic buzz in the community!

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    • Nick Pisani SPRING VALLEY, CA
      • 6 months ago

      Food trucks are fantastic!

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    • Rich Hilton SAN DIEGO, CA
      • 6 months ago

      good food close to work

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