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Los Angeles finally adopts plan to legalize street vending

Street vendors and their advocates celebrate outside City Hall in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, after the City Council unanimously approved a plan to legalize street vending.
Street vendors and their advocates celebrate outside City Hall in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, after the City Council unanimously approved a plan to legalize street vending.
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After years of debate, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a plan to legalize street vending, allowing vendors to eventually take out permits to operate.

The plan has been in the works for years but was hurried along after a new state law decriminalized street vending and required cities to come up with specific rules for vendors to follow, or be prevented from citing them for violations.

The council adopted a set of rules that take effect in January. However, permits for vendors won't be available for another year. 

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