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City Council acts to decriminalize street vending

LOS ANGELES — The City Council approved two ordinances Feb. 15 decriminalizing street vending in Los Angeles, although the act is still outlawed and will be enforced through citations as the council continues to work on a permitting system for the industry. The ordinances, which were approved on a 13-0 vote, replace criminal misdemeanor charges Read More…

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Council committee advances new street vendor plan

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles is the only major city in America that prohibits street vending, but that may be changing after a City Council committee Dec. 12 advanced a proposal to decriminalize it. The proposal put forward by council members Joe Buscaino and Curren Price would replace criminal penalties with a permit system enforced Read More…

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Small business owners take on street vendor plan

LOS ANGELES — A new proposal to permit street vending in Los Angeles is an “improvement” over previous efforts to legalize the activity, officials with a group representing small businesses said Nov. 23, but they urged the City Council to ensure the program is properly enforced. The Coalition to Save Small Business, which is made Read More…