When I first left Mexico and came to America 20 years ago, I never imagined trying to create a good life for my family would be almost impossible—and punishable by law. My name is Guadalupe and I am a wife, mother, and mobile food vendor.I’ve worked jobs ranging from housekeeper to attendant at a dry cleaners.If the Committee votes to lift the caps, thousands of local New York City vendors will finally be able to own and operate their businesses.
Now, I can vend just on the weekends because I have loyal customers who keep coming back for my authentic soft tamales.
And they can expect real Mexican tamales for a long time, because I’m teaching my kids the tricks of the trade so one day they can inherit the business and experience the joy that comes with working hard and making great food for a great city.
Being a mobile food vendor gives me the best of both worlds: I can provide for my family while being around them.
But a cap enacted in the 1980s limits the number of available food permits so vendors like me who want to earn an honest living simply can’t.
Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown and her baby daddy, Eddie Murphy, have apparently settled their 15-month child support battle.
Eddie has agreed to shell out K/month for the upkeep of Angel, the daughter he denied was his ’til DNA results came in, from now to her 18th birthday. New York City should be the heart in the land of opportunity, but instead, these caps limit opportunity for thousands every year.In October, legislation that would increase the number of available permits was introduced to the New York City Council’s Committee on Consumer Affairs.Instead, we get fined and are put on a wait list to get a permit.And there’s a lottery to get on the wait list, and there are over 2,000 people on it—and people can wait over a decade to actually get a permit.Please sign this petition and help us tell City Council to lift the caps!