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Policy Summary

This policy allows for an emergency shelter to provide a commercial ktichen facility, designed and operated in compliance with the California Retail Food Code, and/or a dining area.

Background Information

State California
Jurisdiction Name Lomita
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
Legal Strategies
  • Expressly allows something
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Distribute; Make;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

This code requires kitchen facilities in emergency shelters. § 11-1.68.09(14).

Health-related goal?

The policy does not specifically mention "health," but food and shelter are basic health needs so a linkage is implied.

Environmental goal?

Economic goal?

The policy does not specifically mention the economy, but people requiring emergency shelter and generally are economically disadvantaged so a linkage is implied.

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

"The specific and detailed development standards included in this chapter are supplementary provisions intended to provide clarification and amplification of the provisions and standards governing development in each zone." § 11-1.60.01.

Includes definitions?

Zoning Code, pt. 1, art. 15

Addresses implementation?

The Community Development Director approves the application for emergency shelters after all requirements are met. §1.68.09(15).

Enforcement provisions?

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

This code is located in Lomita, California Code of Ordinances, Title XI Planning and Zoning, Chapter 1 Zoning, Part 6 General Standards of Develoment, Article 68 Special Develoment Standards, Section 9 Emergency Shelters. History: Ord. No. 759, § 2, 7-1-13.