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Melanie Wong | Apr 19, 201809:10 PM     19

At long last, the estimated 10,000 street food vendors in Los Angeles have a pathway to legitimacy.

"That means the fight is far from over, but today marks the first time in the city’s history that street food’s legalization — a far cry from previous decriminalization efforts, which simply kept street food illegal but stopped criminal enforcement — has been taken up and approved by the City Council. It also marks off five years since a version of legalization was first taken up by any councilmembers, showing just how contentious and slow-moving this legislation continues to be across the city."

Los Angeles has officially legalized street food for the first time ever

There are still some framework discussions that need to take place

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