NEW YORK – On Thursday, the New York City Council passed a bill that will allow more food vendors to serve hungry New Yorkers on streets across the city.
The new legislation calls for 4,000 full-time mobile vendor permits for street food sellers, to be phased in over a decade with 400 each year starting next year.
Supporters say the measure will help certified food vendors working without legal permits.
“Despite the fact that they have a food vendor license, they did the health department training, they know how to protect and serve foods, they pay their taxes like any other business but they are considered illegal vendors,” said Mohamed Attia, Director of the Street Vendor Project.
However, opponents say that more vendors inflates