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What happens next now that street vending is officially legal in Los Angeles




A street vendor sells fruit on a street corner on February 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
A street vendor sells fruit on a street corner on February 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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Sidewalk vendors who sell hot dogs and churros around Los Angeles will be able to get permits after the City Council approved the idea today.

A plan to legalize and regulate sidewalk vending has been working its way through City Hall for years. In a nutshell, it will establish rules and regulations for the thousands of street vendors who work all over the city, in compliance with a new state law. The approval came on a 13-0 vote on Wednesday.

What does the new ordinance say, exactly? How will the permitting process work for street vendors who want to be licensed through the city? What are brick-and-mortar businesses saying about what this means for them? We’ll talk with a panel of stakeholders about what happens next and how it might look in your neighborhood.

For more on this story from LAist.com, click here.

Guests:

Curren Price, L.A. City Council member representing District 9, which includes most of South Los Angeles and western downtown L.A.; he first introduced the proposal to legalize street vending in 2013

Rudy Espinoza, executive director at the Leadership for Urban Renewal Network, which advocates for legal street vending, and a member of the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign

Stuart Waldman, president of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association