L.A. to Toughen Enforcement of Alcohol Sales at Gas Stations

October 12, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

A Los Angeles City Council committee voted Tuesday in favor of adopting stricter enforcement of the sale of alcoholic beverages at gas stations in an effort to reduce drunken driving and the availability of alcohol to minors.

“Vendors such as gas stations that sell alcohol may be overlooked in city regulations governing alcohol sales,” said Councilman Bob Blumenfield, who wrote the motion. “This measure will make sure we are doing more to prevent drinking and driving.”

In California, the manufacture, distribution, storage and sale of alcohol is regulated by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, but the city is responsible for permits to operate gas stations and other businesses.

The motion approved by the Planning and Land Use Management Committee will ensure that every business that has a license from ABC is actually abiding by the state law before being issued a permit from the city, Blumenfield’s office said.

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