L.A. City Council Moves Closer to Banning Alcohol Ads on City Property


After several years of delays, the Los Angeles City Council will soon consider a motion to create an ordinance to ban alcohol ads from L.A. city-owned or controlled property. The motion, put forward by Public Safety Committee Chair Mitchell Englander, will now move before the full City Council for its approval. If passed, the City Attorney will draft the ordinance language. Supported by the Los Angeles Coalition to Ban Alcohol Ads on Public Property, Alcohol Justice, and many other public health advocates, the ban would substantially reduce the number of outdoor display surfaces available to alcohol advertisers in the city of L.A. “I would like to thank the community for bringing this important issue to our attention,” said Councilmember Englander. “By banning alcohol advertisements on City property on future City contracts, we have taken an essential step in making the City of Los Angeles safer for our children and families.”