Over the past two years, Los Angeles City Council members Curren Price, Economic Development Committee Chair and Joe Buscaino, Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee Chair have hosted three hearings and solicited dozens of hours of oral testimony, written comments and letters from concerned stakeholders regarding sidewalk vending.

According to Council members Buscaino and Price, “the core question is whether sidewalk vending poses a threat so grave to public health, safety and welfare that it  is worth continuing to expend limited police and prosecutorial resources enforcing a citywide band. We do not believe it does.”

Based on public input, the two council members proposed a regulated sidewalk vending program that included nine core elements.

The Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee held a public hearing on the proposed framework on December 12.  After public comments were heard on both sides, the committee advanced the plan to the full city council where it was approved on February 1, 2017.

The Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee held a public hearing on the proposed framework on December 12.  After public comments were heard on both sides, the committee advanced the plan, and it is set to go before the full Council in early 2017.

To view a copy of the sidewalk vending policy recommendations, visit www.villagecorridor.org.