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LA street vendors can sell legally now, but costs tied to new program are a worry

A Highland Park street vendor's cart has mangoes, cantaloupe, watermelon, pineapple, cucumbers and oranges.
A Highland Park street vendor's cart has mangoes, cantaloupe, watermelon, pineapple, cucumbers and oranges.
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In the months since the Los Angeles City Council legalized sidewalk vending, officials have been working out their plans for permitting vendors and for enforcement of the new rules. Permits are expected to be made available by next January.

But some street vendors who cheered the council's move back in November are now worrying about whether they'll be able to afford the cost of operating legally. Others are upset about having to leave the no-vending zones the city created, including busy and lucrative Hollywood Boulevard.

Read the story on LAist: LA's Street Vendors Are Legal Now, But Will They Be Able To Afford It?