June 25, 2020

Restaurant Beverage Program Public Comments TODAY

Restaurant Friends,  

TODAY AT NOON the LA City Planning Commission will be taking public comments on the Restaurant Beverage Program. This is a new over-the-counter alcohol authorization with substantially reduced fees and TIMELINES! This could apply for you; the existing operator who wishes to make changes/expansions, upgrade to full liquor, or renew your expired CUP, all with a standard set of operating conditions.


The city will not approve this if they don’t know you support it. Please help make this program possible by speaking up!Join us at noon today to voice support for item 10 on the planning commission agenda.

To make a public comment, join the video call here or call (669) 900-9128. Use meeting ID: 925 5319 5688 and press #. Press # again when prompted for participant ID. 

Here is what you can say:

Dear Planning Commission Members, 

I own/operate a restaurant called [INSERT RESTAURANT NAME] located at [INSERT RESTAURANT ADDRESS].

I am speaking today in support of the proposed Restaurant Beverage Program (RBP). As restaurants navigate the impacts of COVID-19 on our economy, the RBP is one way to help restaurants recover and remove unnecessary hurdles that disproportionately impact independent business owners. We are asking for your support today to help independent restaurants in Los Angeles thrive.

Thank you.