Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has signed an emergency ordinance for the city, extending the covid-19 related measures to support restaurants and dining spaces. The emergency ordinance will provide a clean clarity on several fronts and outdoor dining space.
The Garcetti promoted program serves as a lifeline for the LA restaurants. In May 2020, the LA City Council voted to make the fresco program permanent. The LA city has favorable weather for outdoor dining. The emergency ordinance also provides an update on the parking variance.
The Police essentially mean that the new and existing restaurants can suspend the need to provide a set number of on and off-site parking spots for the cars. It will free up space for more business density and a more transit-oriented approach. The Emergency ordinance is for 12 months and is a savior for the restaurant.