Los Angeles Fast Food Interim Control, Ordinance No. 180103

Jurisdiction Name: Los Angeles
State/Province: CA
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 3,792,621
Population Range: 1 million or more
Policy Links: PDF
Policy type: ordinance
Year: 2008
GFC Topic: community food security
Keywords: access, disparities, food access, food desert, food deserts, health promoting, healthy choices, land use, low-income, obesity, underserved
Adopting Government Department(s):

Council of the City of Los Angeles, City Attorney, City Planning Commission

Lead Implementing Entity(s): n/a
Support Entity(s):

Community Health Councils

Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Outcome(s):

This policy placed a moratorium on permits for new fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles, a low-income and minority area of the city with high rates of obesity and health related issues. Data right now does not show that this ordinance has had any affect on curbing obesity in the area the moratorium was placed on.

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