Friday, January 13, 2012

no line gets a $50 fine

That's the policy towards food trucks in the nation's capital, as described by Forbes magazine. "Over the past week, District officials have been visiting food trucks and telling them that beginning on Jan 13, 2012, they will be ticketing food trucks that don’t have a line formed in front of them." And this in a city where the profusion of wide avenues, monumental federal buildings, and vast landscaped malls conspire to ensure that there's no commercial frontage on many blocks--so the mobile vendors are often the only place to get your lunch.

Ah, but DC is just following in the footsteps of the municipalities that were ticketing kids with lemonade stands.

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