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STATEMENT: Mayor Bass lauds the City Planning Commission's unanimous Al Fresco ordinance vote

LOS ANGELES – Mayor Karen Bass issued the following statement after the City Planning Commision voted unanimously in support of an updated Al Fresco ordinance:

“Al Fresco shows us a better way to support small businesses, create jobs and add vibrancy to our neighborhoods. This is a huge step in the right direction for restaurants, their workers and their customers. My office will continue working to create a permanent program that helps restaurants and communities thrive.”

Today’s vote comes after Mayor Bass directed City Departments to create a permanent Al Fresco program that incorporates the successes of the temporary program, including a simple application process that is straightforward and easy to navigate for our restaurants.