INGLEWOOD (2UG) – The city of Inglewood will take steps to address street vending inside city limits.
The Economic and Community Development Department is requesting a Public Hearing be set for June 6 to consider an ordinance “amending or repealing various municipal code sections regulating peddling, soliciting, and sidewalk vending and add a new Article 13 to Chapter 8 of the Inglewood Municipal Code” to comply with state law.
Hopefully @CityofInglewood finds a way to allow street vending especially considering people purchasing tix to events @thekiaforum are allowed to camp on the public right of way. pic.twitter.com/X2Mt3ZA5ba— 2UrbanGirls (@2UrbanGirls) May 10, 2023
The city is seeking to align its ordinance with Senate Bill 946 which went into effect Jan. 1, 2019, which decriminalized street vending and prohibited local authorities from enforcing laws regulating sidewalk vendors that is inconsistent with state law.
Most recently, Senate Bill 972 went into effect on Jan. 1, 2023, which creates a path for which “compact food operations can be permitted by various Health Departments”.
Inglewood Mayor James Butts will not allow the public to comment on the item during the upcoming May 23 city council meeting during the FIRST public comment period at the top of the meeting since its not an agenda item and is only listed to set the public hearing.
Residents WILL be allowed to comment on the proposed street vending ordinance during the LAST public comment period for up to one minute.
To read the draft ordinance click here.
Emilie St. John is a contributing writer for 2UrbanGirls.com and the Los Angeles Wave newspaper