Streamlining Albuquerque vendor permits

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Albuquerque city councilors passed an ordinance Monday to help local vendors. The ordinance allows them to pay for one all encompassing permit to operate in farmers’ markets all over the metro. The move comes in an attempt to simplify the process. Before, vendors had to buy permits for each separate farmers market they applied for. Now, they’ll pay just $50 a year for the annual permit. The hope is that with the easier application procedures, local markets will begin to grow, and vendors will see more business by being able to sell their goods at multiple locations.