Cedillo Partners with County on Street Vendor Pilot Program

Cedillo Partners with County on Street Vendor Pilot Program

March 29, 2017

Cedillo Partners with County on Street Vendor Pilot Program
Creates permitted street vending at MacArthur Park Metro Plaza

Los Angeles—Councilmember Cedillo has partnered with LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis, Metro, Central City Neighborhood Partners and Union de Vendedores Ambulantes to create the first of its kind street vending program on Metro platforms. The agreement seeks to allow street vending on the station’s plaza, but in a regulated manner to minimize blight and disorder at the station, eliminate unpermitted street vending, reduce crime, and ensure safe loading and unloading of bus patrons.

A total of 34 booths and 68 spaces will be made available on a daily basis for local street vendors. All spaces will be shared with two vendors. One booth will be made available for local nonprofits to conduct outreach and education on a rotating basis. Extra security as well as restroom facilities will also be provided. Metro will evaluate the results of the one-year pilot to determine whether to expand the program elsewhere in the future.

WHAT: Council District 1 Street Vending Pilot Program Press Conference

WHO: Councilmember Gil Cedillo, Council District 1
John Fasana, Metro Board Chair, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Duarte
Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, LA County Supervisor, District 1
Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, Metro Board Member
Alex Wiggins, Chief Systems Security and Law Enforcement Officer, Metro

WHEN: Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM

WHERE: Westlake/MacArthur Park Metro Red/Purple Line Station
660 South Alvarado Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057

INFO: Contact Fredy Ceja at (323)574-6013 or Fredy.Ceja@lacity.org

Councilmember Gil Cedillo currently represents the 1st Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Solano Canyon, Sycamore Grove, Elysian Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Angelino Heights, Temple Beaudry, Lafayette Park, Chinatown, Forgotten Edge, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Pico Union, Adams-Normandie, University Park, Mid Cities and Mac Arthur Park.


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