On Tuesday, March 3, the Los Angeles City Council established the Good Food Zone policy and approved the first pilot for the South LA area.
First introduced by Councilman Curren Price, the proposal expands access to healthy, fresh food in “food desert” neighborhoods and increases economic opportunity. The policy creates economic incentives for businesses, including retail and restaurants, that offer healthy products.
“In an area considered a food desert, policies like this are so important in helping to transform communities and ensuring that our residents are offered the same healthy options as those in more affluent areas,” Price said.
This policy was developed over the last year by a number of community stakeholders and led by the Los Angeles Food Policy Council. For more information on eligibility, contact the Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD).
For more information on the policy, read the Council File here.