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LA considers lifting criminal penalties for park vendors (CA)
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
- Southern California Public Radio
LA considers lifting criminal penalties for park vendors
"Street vendors would not receive criminal penalties for selling their wares in city parks under a Los Angeles City Council proposal this week that aims to keep violators off the radar of federal immigration enforcement agents.
The proposal follows the City Council's vote in February to remove criminal penalties for street vending on city sidewalks.
City Council members Mitch O'Farrell and Jose Huizar introduced the parks proposal Tuesday. It would change the penalty for illegal street vending in city parks from a criminal infraction, and possibly a misdemeanor, to a civil citation similar to a parking ticket..."