1. Building Envelope: The building envelope shall be considered for purposes of this regulation to be
measured from the outside edge of the walls and including all of the space within, any exterior seating areas
for dining, and any exterior sales areas measured to their most external dimension.
2. Hours of Operation: Hours of operation shall be defined for this regulation as the time the doors or other
openings are open to accept customers to the time they are closed and customers may no longer enter, make
orders or purchases, plus one half hour before and after the doors open and close for business.
3. Chain Retail Outlet: a chain retail outlet for the purposes of this ordinance shall be defined as any outlet
or business, whose building envelope meets or exceeds 15,000 Sq.Ft. and also meets any two of the
a. A corporate ownership, in any combination of inter-locking or wholly owned, or subsidiary
corporations that own and operate 100 stores or more in any combination of locations.
b. A corporation, in any form of ownership including and not limited to inter-locking or subsidiary
corporations, having 100 or more retail outlets signified by the same trademark, similar trademark,
name, color combination as a business signifier, common corporate management, common corporate
employee manual, Identification card for employees, and or uniform including the specified wearing
by employees of any shirt, hat, name tag, overalls, apron or pants at 100 or more locations.
c. Any corporation or combination of corporations, subsidiaries or inter-locking corporations, selling the
same product line in more than one nation or five states and/or commonwealths and/or territories of the
d. More than 50% of the products sold by the retailer are produced outside of the United States.
e. Fewer than 70% of the employees throughout the chain are scheduled for full time employment.
f. Fewer than 70% of the employees at the proposed store are proposed to be scheduled for full time
4. Chain Liquor Outlet: Any corporation, in any form of ownership or combination , including but not
limited to, inter-locking corporations and subsidiary combinations, owning and /or operating more than
twenty five stores or retail outlets that sell alcohol, weather or not the proposed outlet at the present time is
planning to sell Alcohol .
5. Full Time Employment: Any job where the employee is regularly scheduled to work forty (40) hours or
more per week, or if working twelve hour shifts, any more than 36 hours a week.
6. Truck Delivery Route: a route specified or approved and prescribed by the Los Angeles County
Department of Regional Planning that all delivery trucks will drive from the nearest freeway off ramp to
the store passing by the fewest number of residential units.
7. Truck Delivery Hours: Hours specified or approved by the Los Angeles County Department of regional
planning when truck deliveries may take place and goods may be loaded into, the retail outlet
Petition of the Citizens of Los Angeles County to the Los Angeles County
Board of Supervisors Re: Retail Chain Outlets and Chain Liquor Outlets:
We the undersigned Citizens of Los Angeles County hereby request and pray of the Los
Angeles County Board of Supervisors, to enact a moratorium on all new permits or occupancies
for any Retail Chain Outlet, as described in the attached definitions. We request this Moratorium
be in effect until the County of Los Angeles Department of Regional planning can study the
environmental and economic effects of Retail Chain Outlets upon communities and the Counties
tax base, and write revisions to Title 22 requiring a Conditional Use Permit for all C-3 uses that
meet the definition of either a Retail Chain Outlet or a Chain Liquor Outlet according to the
We Further request that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors instruct the Department of
Regional Planning to modify the title 22 of the Los Angeles County Zoning Code so that the
Conditional Use Permit for Retail Chain Outlets and/or Chain Liquor Outlets considers and
controls the following for each separate location according to the expressed desires of each
individual community at noticed public hearings :
1. Hours of Operation
2. Total maximum square feet allowed for the storage and display of Alcohol Beverage
3. Hours of sales for Alcohol Beverage products.
4. Truck delivery routes.
5. Truck delivery hours.
6. Total maximum number of square feet allowed for sale of products under the open air, an
awning, trellis, tent or other shade device.
7. Total maximum square foot area of temporary advertising signs.
8. Total maximum square foot area of interior seating for customers.
9. Total maximum square foot area of outside seating for customers.
10. Minimum number of security guards to be deployed in the parking lot or parking
structure of the Retail Chain Outlet and/or Chain Liquor outlet during hours of operation.
11. Minimum number of security guards to be deployed by the Retail Chain Outlet and /or
Chain liquor outlet in their parking lot or parking structure during all hours not hours of
12. Location in the parking lot of the Retail Chain Outlet and /or Chain Liquor Store where
employees shall park, and the minimum number of employee parking spaces the Retail
Chain Outlet and/or Liquor store shall provide.
Now please hear our prayer.
Petition of the Citizens of Los Angeles County to the Los Angeles County Board of
Supervisors RE: Retail Chain Outlets and Chain Liquor store outlets.