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/.
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.
"address the over-concentration of uses in the community which are detrimental to the health and welfare of the people" - page 1
"air pollution" - page 1
"strengthen the economic base and expand market opportunities for existing and new businesses" - page 1
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
Section 5 outlines permit issuance and review process.
Uncodified Ordinance No. 180103 CF No. 07-1658.