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Ordinance could close farmers markets

September 17, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new city ordinance could force some farmers markets in Los Angeles to close.That ordinance passed with little publicity at the beginning of the month. It would charge the markets for traffic control, traffic barriers and no parking signs.

For some markets, the cost would be tens of thousands of dollars. The city had been picking up those costs.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has until Friday to decide whether to okay the ordinance.

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