" . . . The regulations would also dictate where and when vendors can operate, while also allowing individual neighborhoods to establish their own rules regulating vending. The proposal also recommends establishing incentives for vendors to offer healthy food options, though it’s not clear at this point what those incentives might be.
Though the council has been discussing the legalization of street vending for several years, the matter appears to have a more urgent issue in the aftermath of the recent election. The policy letter notes that President-elect Donald Trump’s 'threats to deport millions of undocumented immigrants - starting with those with criminal records' have given the City Council 'a moral imperative to decriminalize vending by removing all misdemeanor penalties'. . .”