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L.A., Cal., Code § 41.20(j) (current through Dec. 31, 2017)
Brief Summary
This provision is part of a law that sets up a permitting process for special events that could require temporary closure of city streets. The provision authorizes and directs the Board of Public Works to require that applicants for Special Events Permits to hold a certified farmers' market on city property or on city streets to provide proof of Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Cards acceptance by providing a Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Number issued by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: California
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Los Angeles
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. Requires that farmers' markets applying for a special events permit show that they can Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards used by participants in federal nutrition programs such as SNAP and WIC. § 41.20(j).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. See reference to acceptance of Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards. § 41.20(j).
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 41.20.1 (a).
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. Law authorizes and directs the Board ito require applicants for Special Events Permits to hold a Certified Farmers' Market provide proof that the market will accept EBT cards by providing a Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Number issued by the USDA. § 41.20(j). General implementation provisions relating to special event permits are provided throughout §41.20.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. The Director of the Bureau of Street Services has the authority to revoke a Special Events Permit for any violation of the terms and conditions of the permit. §41.20 (a).
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Section 41.20 is located in Chapter IV (Public Welfare), Article 1 (disorderly Conduct Places and Publications). History: added by Ord. No. 184,719, Eff. 3/6/17.