A resolution requesting the City Administrator through Mayor Evelio Leonardia to regulate sidewalk vendors within the City of Bacolod, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Wednesday.
The resolution authored by Councilor Ricardo Tan said the presence of sidewalk vendors in so many places, especially along the streets near the public markets, public and private schools, hospitals and many others can no longer be ignored.
It said these sidewalk vendors contribute very much to the congestion of places where they put up their businesses, disturb traffic, scatter garbage, and may even cause and contribute to the proliferation of petty crimesin the vicinity.
If this problem cannot yet be totally eradicated, regulating sidewalk vendors, especially in already congested areas, may be effected by the Office of the City Administrator with the help of other pertinent offices in the local government and by formulating certain administrative rules and regulations that will govern them temporarily until such time that a permanent solution to the problem is agreed upon and made effective, it added.*CGS
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