published on November 28, 2018 - 1:00 PM
Written by Associated Press

The Los Angeles City Council has voted overwhelmingly to make street vending legal.

The 13-0 vote Wednesday came in a council chamber packed with more than 200 street vendors who broke into tears and shouts in Spanish of “we won, we won” after the vote was tabulated.

The decision follows a decade of debate about street vending.

Now it’s up to the city to figure out how it will put a program in place to issue permits to tens of thousands of vendors who sell everything from tacos to toys in parks and on sidewalks all over town.

City officials said they’ve given themselves a deadline of January 2020 to figure out how much to charge for permits and to put a process in place for issuing them.

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