LA’s Proposed Restaurant Beverage Program

THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES IS PROPOSING A RESTAURANT BEVERAGE PROGRAM ORDINANCE TO SHORTEN PROCESSING TIMES

Key Provisions

For businesses to be eligible for this program, they must meet more than 30 proposed criteria, which include the following:

  • Must be a restaurant with an operational kitchen and full menu;
  • Daily hours of operation limited to the hours between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.;
  • No live entertainment, including dancing, karaoke, or a DJ;
  • No outdoor TV monitors or music. Only ambient indoor music allowed;
  • Restaurant cannot be take-out or delivery-only. It must offer seated dining;
  • Restaurants cannot be drive-through fast food establishments; and
  • Adherence to a number of other limitations and requirements.

Draft ordinance has been posted here.

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