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City Council to vote today on legalizing street vending in LA




On Alvarado Street across from MacArthur Park vendors set up shop to sell clothing, technology and more.
On Alvarado Street across from MacArthur Park vendors set up shop to sell clothing, technology and more.
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Street vending in L.A. could be legalized if a measure passes at today's city council committee meeting. The measure, which was proposed by councilmembers Joe Buscaino and Curren Price would legalize street vending in the city. As reported by KPCC, conditions for street vendors will include permission from adjacent brick and mortar businesses and allowing for a maximum of four street vendors, two on each side of the street, per block.

So how will this affect brick-and-mortar businesses and street vendors? Larry speaks to Buscaino today to find out more.

Guests: 

Joe Buscaino, L.A. City Councilmember representing District 15 which includes San Pedro and Harbor City; he co-wrote the proposal to legalize street vending

Rudy Espinoza, Executive Director at the Leadership for Urban Renewal Network; he is part of the steering committee for the L.A. Street Vending campaign.