New York Times: Legalizing Street Food, a Fixture of L.A.’s Landscape

September 20, 2018

For years, activists have pushed to legalize street vending in Los Angeles, and city officials were close to doing so. But this week Gov. Jerry Brown beat them to it, signing a law that decriminalized street vendors across California.

After Governor Brown signed the law this week, State Senator Ricardo Lara, who sponsored the bill, wrote on Twitter: “We can start seeing vendors for who they are — women, seniors, parents and micro-business owners.”

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