The Uncertain Future of La Pulga in San Jose

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Produce vendor Ramon Garcia sells fruit at the San Jose Flea Market on July 14, 2019. (Sara Hossaini/KQED)

On Tuesday, San Jose’s City Council will vote on a plan to rezone parts of the Flea Market on Berryessa Road, where hundreds of immigrant vendors have set up shop for more than 60 years.

The new development would include commercial and residential space near transit, including some affordable housing units. But it would also shrink the space for vendors dramatically, so much so that many fear they will lose their businesses altogether.

Guests: Adhiti Bandlamudi, KQED Silicon Valley reporter and Carlos Cabrera-Lomeli, KQED en Español reporter

Episode transcript here.


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