Dozens of street vendors in Los Angeles have received a favorable ruling from a judge in their lawsuit against the city’s restrictions on where they can sell food.
The ruling means that the case will be allowed to proceed on its merits, and the street vendors’ claims that the no-vending zones, which prohibit them from selling food within 500 feet of certain neighborhoods and tourist attractions, are unfair have been upheld.
The city argued that the zones help keep sidewalks less crowded and prevent dangerous situations, but the judge found that the city had not made a sufficient connection between their concerns and the measures they had adopted.
The city now has until June to prepare a record and present their case, after which a trial will be set.
Street vendors and their supporters rallied in downtown LA in support of the lawsuit.