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Policy 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/.

Background Information

State California
Jurisdiction Name Los Angeles
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 800,000+
Legal Strategies
  • Prohibits/discourages something
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Limited scope
Only applies to South Los Angeles.
Food System Category Get;
Evidence for Health

This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:

For research on the potential effectiveness, please review the category links above.

We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
Yes

"address the over-concentration of uses in the community which are detrimental to the health and welfare of the people" - page 1

Environmental goal?
Yes

"air pollution" - page 1

Economic goal?
Yes

"strengthen the economic base and expand market opportunities for existing and new businesses" - page 1

Includes findings?
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

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Yes

Section 1

Addresses implementation?
Yes

Section 5 outlines permit issuance and review process.

Enforcement provisions?
No

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Uncodified Ordinance No. 180103 CF No. 07-1658.

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