The City of LA is asking for public input on how to legalize and set up a legal framework for street food, which they've dubbed "sidewalk vending." The system would also extend to allowing said permits in parks like MacArthur in Westlake.
A letter sent out on May 8 states that the city is asking for the public's input through a series of four community hearings beginning May 28 in Boyle Heights from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chicago Building at 2130 E. 1st Street. The meetings continue on June 11 in Van Nuys, June 18 in Downtown, and June 25 along South Central (near Vernon Ave), which is a hotbed of evening street food.
city is holding public hearings on sidewalk vending legalization in boyle heights, van nuys, downtown, south LA pic.twitter.com/uWpDGQYb0O— mark vallianatos (@markvalli) May 11, 2015
If you have any concerns, or innovative ways to implement LA's first legal street vending system, now's your chance to chime in. Los Angeles is one of the few major cities in the country that does not have a method of legalizing street food and vending.