Policy Summary

This provision is part of a law that sets up a permitting process for special events that could require temporary closure of city streets. The provision authorizes and directs the Board of Public Works to require that applicants for Special Events Permits to hold a certified farmers' market on city property or on city streets to provide proof of Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Cards acceptance by providing a Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Number issued by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Background Information

State California
Jurisdiction Name Los Angeles
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 800,000+
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Distribute; Get;
Evidence for Health

This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:

For research on the potential effectiveness, please review the category links above.

We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

Requires that farmers' markets applying for a special events permit show that they can Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards used by participants in federal nutrition programs such as SNAP and WIC. § 41.20(j).

Health-related goal?

Environmental goal?

Economic goal?

See reference to acceptance of Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards. § 41.20(j).

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

Includes definitions?

§ 41.20.1 (a)

Addresses implementation?

Law authorizes and directs the Board ito require applicants for Special Events Permits to hold a Certified Farmers' Market provide proof that the market will accept EBT cards by providing a Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Number issued by the USDA. § 41.20(j). General implementation provisions relating to special event permits are provided throughout §41.20.

Enforcement provisions?

The Director of the Bureau of Street Services has the authority to revoke a Special Events Permit for any violation of the terms and conditions of the permit. §41.20 (a).

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

Section 41.20 is located in Chapter IV (Public Welfare), Article 1 (disorderly Conduct Places and Publications). History: added by Ord. No. 184,719, Eff. 3/6/17.


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