Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning

Healthy Design Ordinance

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The Healthy Design Ordinance has been adopted by the Board of Supervisors on February 5, 2013, and will be effective on March 7, 2013. Efforts in the County’s next phase for healthy design is ongoing. Please contact us if you would like to stay informed on future efforts.

In order to effectively promote physical activity, healthy design seeks safe, convenient and pleasant places for pedestrians and bicyclists by minimizing hazards, increasing accessibility, and overall enhancing the look and feel of the built environment.

The overall goal of healthy design is to improve public health through changes in the built environment. The Healthy Design Ordinance (“HDO”) proposes changes to existing zoning and subdivision regulations that will increase levels of physical activity, assisting in reducing the County’s rates of obesity.

The Healthy Design Ordinance is one of the projects funded by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Project RENEW (Renew Environments for Nutrition, Exercise and Wellness, now named Choose Health LA), which seeks to implement policy, systems and environmental changes to improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and reduce obesity, especially in disadvantaged children. More information about Project RENEW can be found by clicking the logo below.

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  • 02/05/13 - Healthy Design Ordinance Adopted by the Board of Supervisors (Effective 03/07/13)


February 5, 2013 Board of Supervisors Public Meeting
January 29, 2013 Board of Supervisors Public Meeting
January 24, 2012 Board of Supervisors Public Hearing
November 21, 2011 Regional Planning Commission Public Hearing
July 27, 2011 Regional Planning Commission Discussion
January 26, 2011 Regional Planning Commission Discussion
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