Funding for Phase 2 of Los Angeles’ Al Fresco program has run out, resulting in a temporary pause on the issuance of in-street dining permits for restaurants, Deputy Press Secretary for the Mayor’s Office Harrison Wollman confirmed to the Business Journal.
That doesn’t mean Al Fresco dining in the city is done – far from it.
Wollman said Phase 1, which expedites the permit process for restaurants to set up tables and serve diners on sidewalks and in private parking lots, has no external cost to the city and won’t stop anytime soon.

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