LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – A proposed ordinance could limit the late-night hours of street vendors across parts of unincorporated Clark County and ban them close to parks and schools.

Clark County posted the proposed ordinance on its website, and is soliciting business and community feedback through March 19. The proposal could see a public hearing on April 16 or May 7.

Advocacy group Make the Road Nevada has concerns over a proposed “no vending zone” within 500 feet from parks and schools, which are prime areas where families gather and walk.

“We represent nearly 100 vendors, and it would put the vast majority of them out of business. My top concern is that, with these restrictive parameters, folks will just elect to not participate in the system, leaving us back to square one. The 500-foot distance requirement is purely arbitrary,” said Tony Ramirez with Make the Road Nevada.

FOX5 has covered one neighborhood’s previous concerns with vehicle traffic around street vendors, posing safety concerns for pedestrians and children.

Ramirez agrees on limiting late night hours for overall public safety, calling for a compromise of halting sales by 11 p.m.

TikToker “Jose the Taco Guy” Buzani has gained a massive following on the social media platform showcasing videos of Mexican street food across the Las Vegas Valley, and even partnered with a street vendor to open Tacos El Guero.

He said a 9 p.m. cut-off time would hurt vendors.

“People go to the nightclubs and the bars. After 9 p.m. that’s when most people line up,” Buzani said.

Clark County issued this statement:

The County continues to move forward in its process to establish the path to licensure for side walking vending, consistent with the requirement set forth by the Nevada Legislature. As part of this process, we are soliciting feedback on the proposed County ordinance from the impacted business community. The County, last year, engaged in a robust community engagement initiative to hear from residents and vendors on the proposed ordinance through a series of town halls as well as a survey. The County continues to balance the perspectives of our community to create a licensure process that is equitable.


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