By Nora Mishanec | San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Public Works employees are being offered bulletproof vests to wear while enforcing the city’s street vending rules in the Mission District, where sidewalk sales will soon be banned amid threats and assaults on city workers.
The city’s street vending issue has drawn renewed scrutiny this week as officials attempt to clamp down on vendors, some of whom have been accused of selling stolen goods and operating without proper permitting.
Supervisor Hillary Ronen on Tuesday announced a ban on street vending around Mission Street that will begin next month, calling threats to city inspectors “the straw that broke the camel’s back” after a yearlong effort to curb the practice without instituting an outright ban.
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