LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Chair Hilda L. Solis, Supervisor to the First District, to establish an interim ordinance regulating automobile service stations and drive-through establishments in East Los Angeles.

“New automobile service stations and drive-through establishments in East Los Angeles pose an immediate threat to the public health, safety, and welfare for several reasons, such as public health concerns; increased traffic, noise, and light trespass impacts; and pedestrian hazards,” said Chair Solis. “These stations are located near on-and-off ramps, such as those along the four freeways that bulldoze through the community, and funnel traffic onto local streets and into residential neighborhoods – intensifying these adverse impacts even more. This motion is critical in addressing the environmental injustices Eastside families have faced for far too long.”

The motion adopts the interim urgency ordinance, temporarily requiring a Conditional Use Permit for new automobile service stations and drive-through establishments within the boundaries of the East Los Angeles Community Plan, as defined in the ordinance, and subject to the standards therein, declaring the urgency thereof and establishing that this ordinance shall take immediate effect. In addition, the motion instructs the Director of Regional Planning to initiate a zoning study regarding automobile serve stations and drive-through establishments, which may include possible development of a permanent ordinance that would require a Conditional Use Permit for these uses and provide specific regulations to address all these adverse impacts; and direct the Executive Office/Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to set a public hearing to consider an extension of this interim urgency ordinance on July 27, 2021.

To view the full motion, click here.