LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Outdoor dining may become a permanent feature in Los Angeles County after the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to support state legislation to expand outdoor options.
Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn co-authored a motion to support a state bill on outdoor dining and another to expand liquor licenses.READ MORE: GoFundMe Set Up For Tomas Mejia, Security Guard Fatally Stabbed At Park La Brea Apartments
“Outdoor dining should be one of the things we hold on to after the pandemic is over,” Hahn said. “Restaurants have appreciated it, diners have embraced it, and we have the beautiful weather to make it enjoyable all year long.”
Barger and Hahn said outdoor dining has help struggling eateries amid the pandemic, and county regional planners fast-tracked approvals.READ MORE: United Teachers LA Vote In Favor Of Agreement With LAUSD For Physical Return To 2021-2022 School Year
“We should make every effort to ensure this program becomes a permanent option for eateries throughout the region,” Barger said. “This is a valuable resource for the restaurant and hospitality industry, which was devastatingly impacted by the COVID-19 closures.”
Assembly Bill 61 would allow local governments to expand outdoor dining. Senate Bill 314 would allow businesses granted a temporary liquor license to expand operations during the pandemic the opportunity to make that expansion permanent.Suspected Car Thief In Custody After Pursuit Ends In North Hollywood
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