• Petitioned The State Of California

This petition was delivered to:

Assemblymember Bill Monning
The State Of California
California State House
California-027
State Rep. Nora Campos

Reject Assembly Bill 1678: Restricting Mobile Vending.

    1. Matt Geller
    2. Petition by

      Matt Geller

      Venice, CA

This Bill, if adopted would ban mobile vending within 1500 feet of a K-12 school. The Bill as written lumps all mobile vendors into the same category, while failing to take into consideration local vending ordinances and district rules that do not allow children to capriciously wander off campus. This Bill is over broad, selective in its enforcement and unable to get real results it claims to be trying to achieve.
The issue of mobile vending near schools is more appropriate for local regulation than a statewide, one-size-fits-nobody regulation that will never be repealed.

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    • Emily S. GOLETA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      I absolutely love mobile food trucks, and I feel this bill really disregards the food truck industry as a legitimate business by ignoring the differences between a food truck and other mobile food services. Limiting their potential location spots limits their economic possibilities, which I think is unfair. There is a huge difference between a food truck serving healthy food options, an ideal business for students, and an ice cream truck.

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    • Teruo Shimonishi LA PALMA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      How is this law a good idea? It just creates a blanket policy that wouldn't allow a heathy vendor in cooperation with a school. Also how would this affect schools attempting to use food trucks in fund raising?

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    • Rob Perhamus UPLAND, CA
      • over 2 years ago
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    • Benton Atkisson COSTA MESA, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      As both a food truck operator and father of children in the California public school system I have a vested interest in this bill NOT passing. Having watched what my children are fed in the school cafeterias for years now I feel I can safely say that the worst food truck is a better alternative to whatever is being "donated" to the schools by the major food manufacturers as an additional advertising technique. "French Toaster Sticks" are not a nutritious lunch. Very few schools even have an open campus that would allow students to seek out nearby food trucks even if they could find their way to us through the maze of unregulated (by this measure) brick and mortar fast food joints nearby. Finally, this bill would not only deprive us (operators) of a good chunk of our revenue, but also the schools would loose a significant source of fundraising, we do numerous events a month at and for schools, donating a percentage of our sales.

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    • Ingeborg Maranto CLAREMONT,, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      please support small business, stop all these oppressive regulations, keep our kids on the campus!

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