Coronavirus Updates

L.A. Goes Al Fresco

LA Al Fresco

Last month — in order to balance the needs of local businesses and the health concerns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — the city launched L.A. Al Fresco, a new program that is supported by LADOT and which allows restaurants to expand dining areas into parking lanes, driving lanes, and adjacent private lots to encourage safe physical distancing for customers. To facilitate this expansion of outdoor dining options, the city will provide planters, barricades, and umbrellas for businesses to use in newly permitted spaces.

To assist business owners and restaurateurs in learning more about this exciting new program, the office of City Council District 1 Councilmember Gil Cedillo will host a virtual presentation on Al Fresco on Tuesday, July 14 at 10 a.m. Those interested in attending this online presentation are encouraged to RSVP via email by contacting

For more information on the Al Fresco program, including details on how to apply as a participant, please see the Al Fresco Manual, which is available in English and Spanish.