Riverside County may consider barring commercial vendors on county property

Riverside County supervisors may crack down on people selling goods on county property.

The board will consider whether it needs to craft a law to limit sidewalk selling and solicitation – especially outside county government buildings in downtown Riverside. It’s a common to find vendors hawking everything from soft drinks to tamales, or political activists passing out flyers outside busy public buildings.

Some Riverside County officials are worried that overly aggressive solicitation is a health or safety hazard. There’s also concern that some food vendors are plying their wares without business licenses or health department inspections.

The agency that manages Riverside County buildings says a proposed ordinance has been in the works for months.

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