It happened Saturday outside Petco Park, but the city says the vendors shouldn't have been there.
Street vending is banned in Gaslamp, East Village, and Little Italy.
The ban went into place over the summer, but vendors stuck around due to a lack of police enforcement.
Michael Trimble, Executive Director of the Gaslamp Quarter Association, said there were 70 vendors in Gaslamp this past Saturday.
"That's a huge amount of people, that's a huge amount of trash, grease, health, and safety. So many violations these vendors disregard the neighborhood and the rules. It has caused us to spend more money on street cleaning and trash," Trimble said.
He said the association had pushed the city to enforce the ban, and things are changing.
Police warned vendors that they're prohibited from being in the Gaslamp, and policy enforcement will start the first weekend of December.
"The wild west ways of street vending in San Diego are over, and enforcement of these laws will be strict and aggressive," said Mayor Todd Gloria.
All vendors must have a sidewalk vending permit to operate in areas that allow vendors. The city has extended these rules to beaches and its coastal zone.
During the summer, vending is off-limits in Mission Bay Park, La Jolla Shores boardwalk, and Balboa Park.
The street vending law for coastal areas is expected to go into effect sometime early next year.
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