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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;

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.