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What happens next now that street vending is officially legal in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 16:  A street vendor sells fruit on a street corner on February 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted Wednesday to decriminalize street vending in an effort to reduce chances of illegal immigrants being deported for criminal convictions.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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A street vendor sells fruit on a street corner on February 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Sidewalk vendors who sell hot dogs and churros around Los Angeles will be able to get permits after the City Council approved the idea today.

Sidewalk vendors who sell hot dogs and churros around Los Angeles will be able to get permits after the City Council approved the idea today.

A plan to legalize and regulate sidewalk vending has been working its way through City Hall for years. In a nutshell, it will establish rules and regulations for the thousands of street vendors who work all over the city, in compliance with a new state law. The approval came on a 13-0 vote on Wednesday.

What does the new ordinance say, exactly? How will the permitting process work for street vendors who want to be licensed through the city? What are brick-and-mortar businesses saying about what this means for them? We’ll talk with a panel of stakeholders about what happens next and how it might look in your neighborhood.

For more on this story from LAist.com, click here.

Guests:

Curren Price, L.A. City Council member representing District 9, which includes most of South Los Angeles and western downtown L.A.; he first introduced the proposal to legalize street vending in 2013

Rudy Espinoza, executive director at the Leadership for Urban Renewal Network, which advocates for legal street vending, and a member of the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign

Stuart Waldman, president of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association

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