The "Letters in View" (July 8) contained a letter from one of your readers, Mercedes Weil of Canoga Park. Ms. Weil, voicing her opposition to street vendors, stated that if "street vendors were legalized as L.A.P.D. Chief Daryl Gates longs for, we would have uncontrolled vendors all over the city . . ."
I do not know where Ms. Weil got the impression that I longed for street vendor legalization because I do not. I object to street vendors. They operate on public property; they pay no taxes or business license fees and are not subjected to health inspections and other regulations, all of which are imposed upon those who now do business in this city.