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Date:
31 January 2017
Country:
United States of America
Title:
Spurred by Trump's immigration crackdown, L.A. City Council moves to decriminalize street vending
Publication:
Los Angeles Times
Reporter:
Reyes, Emily.
Description:

Fearing a coming crackdown on immigrants, Los Angeles City Council members Joe Buscaino and Curren Price vowed to stop punishing vending as a crime and begin setting up a regulated system. The council pushed forward with their plan Tuesday, January 31, voting to draft a law that would decriminalize sidewalk vending.

As it stands, selling food or goods on the sidewalk can lead to misdemeanor charges in Los Angeles. City attorneys will now draw up new rules that would strip those criminal penalties and authorize the city to eventually issue vending permits, a first step toward legalization.

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