INFOGRAPHIC: Where Food Trucks Would Be Banned in OC If AB1678 Passes

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Which is healthier: the Lime Truck, or California's awful school food?
Michelle reported last week that Assemblyman Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has introduced legislation to prevent food trucks from parking within 1,500 feet of a public school between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. This, of course, is crap, and we can count the number of food trucks that ply the streets of Carmel with our shoes on and our flies up, but that's not the point: What does 1,500 feet mean, really?

It's between a quarter and a third of a mile, which doesn't seem like a lot, until you realize that unlike Carmel (population 3,721 normal people and one hand-wringing schmendrick tilting at out-of-town windmills), Orange County has a lot of public schools.

Ever eager to serve the public interest, I set out to create a Google Map showing a 1,500-foot radius around every public school in the county.

I started at the north end of the county, with the Lowell Joint School District and the La Habra City School District, and worked my way into Orange before I got sick of geocoding addresses.

So, forthwith, OC Weekly's partial guide to where food trucks would not be allowed to park between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. if Assembly Bill 1678 passes:

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Dave Lieberman
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Notice that this covers a lot of the normal ground for lunch stops for these trucks, and ask yourself this: Are food trucks so bad for our children that they need to be kept almost as far away from schools as sex offenders?

Write your legis-pendejo or legis-pendeja and tell him or her to send AB 1678 packing. If you don't know who's supposed to be guarding your interests in Sacramento, you can look it up on the Legislature's website.

¡A LA CHINGADA CON AB 1678!

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Lone Mountain Truck Leasing
Lone Mountain Truck Leasing

There are many place which well to do food business by the Food truck. It is well services and good feedback of the different types of customer. I got a little suggestion by this post which is well to know about the truck food services.

Rocket J
Rocket J

How broadly written is the definition of a food truck? Any idea if ice cream trucks or paleta carts would also be banned?

Kwelch29
Kwelch29

More democrate nanny state stupidity.  What else would you expect?? 

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

Oh sure, blame the Democrats for "over-regulation". Hah! I suppose you are one of those Republicans who doesn't believe in regulating anything except who I can marry...and what I do with my own uterus? Who's trying to create a "nanny state" again?

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

What's funny is I doubt Mr. Monning would even dream of proposing any kind of restrictions on any new fast food restaurants being built within walking distance of a school...

Moe Hong
Moe Hong

Actually, it would be even worse than your map shows: these circles look like they are centered on each school, but the actual bill would take effect 1500 feet out from the outer edge of each school property. That means the circles could be 50% larger, if a school property was 1500 feet across. Can you post/send an updated map?

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

Your point is valid, but no, I can't update the map, because there isn't a property-edge layer in Google Maps API. The geocoding was done using the address, though, and if the address is something like a high school it could have a very large property (a football field with its sidelines, end zones, track, bleachers, etc. alone will take up at least 500 feet in each direction).

Realize also that technically this means you couldn't hire a taco cart for a barbecue on your property in July if you happen to live near a multi-track school.

CORRECTION: There is a property-edge layer, but it is only populated for large cities, and there is no data available for Orange County. Sorry.

Moe Hong
Moe Hong

It's cool - I should have realized it was a google maps limitation. Do you have access to shapefiles for OC? If so, I can bring that and a geocode of school locations into ArcGIS and generate a map based on parcel outlines. Email to hundertwasser@yahoo.com.

Geoff
Geoff

These stupid politicians who have nothing better to do than think up rediculous legislation need to be fired. That's why government needs to be out of the education business.

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Erika Pettite
Erika Pettite

Just ban it in YOUR county Mr. Monning!

I agree about that there is probably as many sex offenders then there are food trucks!

On my street (MY STREET!), just past an intersection though, there are at least 2 registered sex offenders.  This is the same street where jr high school students and high school students use to go to and from school/home.  I would rather stick with the food trucks than having sex offenders live so nearby.

If the government is going to question the food trucks (which go through a STRICT health conditions and codes with the Dept of Health of OC and other counties before they can even start to sell their first meal!), then they should really look at the cafeterias for K-12...at the quality and variety of the products and food items.  The GFTs (gourmet food trucks) make high quality food that is edible and enjoyable and probably far more nutritious than the food that is served in cafeterias (K-12)!!

These are restaurants on wheels that create the best food dishes at a price that many can afford!

So, Assemblyman Monning, take your ridiculous AB 1678 bill and *()&%^%$%!!!

909Jeff
909Jeff

Lonchera Ban Bill Monning (D-Carmel)Foie Gras Ban.. Thank you John Burton-DVeal- Pretty much gone supported by the sierra club and who? California Dem party

Im just saying... there is a trend there

Erika Pettite
Erika Pettite

 The environmentalists who pushed the MLPA (Marine Life Protection Act), which is going to send all the fishing businesses and charters down the frickin road to ruin!

Thanks!

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Now, pull up the voting records of which Reeps voted for these...

Monica Banguez
Monica Banguez

Not the same nanny-state Republicans who want to decide who folks can marry, or what women are allowed to do with their own uteruses?

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

I can just hear the gynecologists now.

"We've found this issue, Ms. Banguez. I'm afraid you have Republicans in your uterus."

909Jeff
909Jeff

For purposes of my argument it only matters who the sponsor is! 

And at 53- 28 it dont really matter 

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

And that's why I said WEAK SAUCE haha! Keep 'em coming!

909Jeff
909Jeff

C'mon I thought you might find that a tad bit amusing... I did pull it up and it just listed names... No party so in light of that im not gonna look up every California assemblyman affiliation... My assemblyman was a Nay and the Amenian was a nay and thats all that matters

Robert Ward
Robert Ward

This is a ridiculous bill  put forth by a dillweed in a small county. Hopefully we can stop this. I know in the OC school are liking this new fundraiser method! Beets the hell out of selling cookie dough and Chocolate bars!

Erika Pettite
Erika Pettite

 Canyon High School in Anaheim Hills is finding much success for raising funds for their H.S. band.  I believe there are other businesses and schools that rely on the GFTs to help raise money when the local, state, and federal gov't cannot!

I got nothin'
I got nothin'

Nice work Dave.  Looks like this bill would also ban a lot of the SantAna stops for some of SAFII's favorite loncheras, like Alebrije's

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