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Carla de Paz

Carla De Paz is the Director of Organizational Strategy at Community Power Collective, a grassroots organization that advocates for tenants, transit riders, and street vendors. For the past 7 years, Carla has led a team in building a base of 2,500 street vendors in support of the L.A. Street Vendor Campaign.

Opinion: It’s Time To Replace ‘No Vending Zone’ Signs with Ones That Read ‘Small Business Corridors’

Those 'No Vending Zone' signs are illegal. They also take food off the table of low-income households, trap families in poverty, and push vendors further away from our economy—the exact opposite of what a local street vending program should accomplish.

December 18, 2023