Through a Council action my colleagues and I introduced, the City launched outdoor dining opportunities for restaurants in coordination with the L.A. County Department of Public Health allowing dine-in service at restaurants.
L.A. Al Fresco aims to help businesses reopen while by temporarily relaxing the rules that regulate outdoor dining while also allowing customers and employees to maintain the physical distance recommended by public health officials Through this program, the City will offer streamlined, immediate approval for eligible restaurants to provide outdoor dining on sidewalks and private parking lots.
The City is also collecting expressions of interest from restaurants, groups of restaurants, and business associations to potentially expand the program beyond the sidewalk and into on-street parking spaces (parklets) and partial and full street closures. This program is available to all restaurants in the City of Los Angeles. Business owners can apply online here: https://bit.ly/3hsr33M. Eligible restaurants will immediately receive approval for sidewalks and private parking lots upon application.