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Los Angeles, Cal., Ordinance No. 180103 (Aug. 4, 2008)
Brief Summary
This uncodified ordinace created a one year moratorium on permits for new fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles. According to Growing Food Connections, this areas of Los Angeles is "a low-income and minority area of the city with high rates of obesity and health related issues." See http://growingfoodconnections.org/gfc-policy/healthy-food-retailer-incentives-program-ordinance-no-193-13/.
Legal Strategies
Prohibits/discourages something.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Limited scope. Only applies to South Los Angeles.
Food System Category: Get
State: California
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Los Angeles
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. "address the over-concentration of uses in the community which are detrimental to the health and welfare of the people" - page 1.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. "air pollution" - page 1.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. "strengthen the economic base and expand market opportunities for existing and new businesses" - page 1.
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?
Yes. Findings include information on the adverse impacts of fast food establishments throughout South Los Angeles that affect the built environment, natural environment, and quality of life. - page 2.
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. Section 1.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. Section 5 outlines permit issuance and review process.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
No.
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
Uncodified Ordinance No. 180103 CF No. 07-1658.