Doug Smith is Senior Director of Policy and Legal Strategy at Inclusive Action for the City. Doug has provided legal and policy support to many community-led campaigns for housing and economic justice, including working with the L.A. Street Vendor Campaign for more than a decade.
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.