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Eating and Drinking Establishments.
Accessory Food Service. An establishment that sells food and/or beverages as an accessory use in a retail, office, or institutional structure and that does not change the character of the principal use.
Bar, Lounges, Nightclubs, Taverns (includes independent or accessory establishments). Any establishment that sells or serves alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises and is holding or applying for a public premise license from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), such as ABC License Type 42 (On Sale Beer and Wine-Public Premises), ABC License Type 48 (On Sale General-Public Premises), and ABC License Type 61 (On Sale Beer-Public Premises), and in which persons under 21years of age are restricted from the premises. References to the establishment shall include any immediately adjacent area that is owned, leased, or rented, or controlled by the licensee.
Fast Food. A type of food service establishment whose design or principal method of operation includes four or more of the following characteristics:
1. 45 percent or more of the floor area is devoted to food preparation, employee work space, and customer service area;
2. A permanent menu board is provided from which to select and order food;
3. If a chain or franchised restaurant, standardized floor plans are used over several locations;
4. Customers pay for food before consuming it;
5. A self-service condiment bar is provided;
6. Trash receptacles are provided for self-service bussing;
7. Furnishing plan indicates hard-finished, stationary seating arrangements; and
8. Most main course food items are prepackaged rather than made to order.
Outdoor Dining. A dining area with seats and/or tables located outdoors of a sit-down restaurant, fast food, or other food service establishment and that is:
1. Located entirely outside the walls of the contiguous structure; or
2. Enclosed on one or two sides by the walls of the structure with or without a solid roof cover; or
3. Enclosed on three sides by the walls of the structure without a solid roof cover.
Restaurant, Sit-down. An establishment engaged in the business of selling food and beverages, including alcoholic beverages, prepared on site for primarily on-site consumption and having all of the following characteristics:
1. Food and beverages are served to the customer at a fixed location (i.e., booth, counter, or table);
2. Food and beverages are ordered from individual menus; and
3. Customers typically pay for food and beverages after service and/or consumption.
The sale or service of sandwiches, whether prepared in the kitchen or made elsewhere and heated up on the premises, or snack foods, shall not constitute a sit-down restaurant.
Take-Out Service. An establishment that offers a limited variety of food or beverages and that has all of the following characteristics:
1. Transactions are sales principally for off-site consumption;
2. Customers are served either at a counter or service window; and
3. Incidental seating may be provided for limited on-site consumption of food or beverages.
Typical uses include bakeries, coffee stores, ice cream and frozen dessert stores, delivery-only pizza establishments, small delicatessens, and similar establishments.
Emergency Health Facility. Establishments that provide emergency medical service (i.e., outside normal physician office hours or before a physician appointment is available) with no provision for overnight or continuing care on an inpatient basis. Also includes “urgent care” facilities and walk-in clinics. Does not include hospitals (see “Hospitals”).
Emergency Shelter. As defined in Health and Safety Code Section 50801(e), housing with minimal supportive services for homeless persons (e.g., food, counseling, access to other social programs, etc.) that is limited to occupancy of 6 months or less by a homeless person. No individual or household may be denied emergency shelter because of an inability to pay.
Employee Parking Area. Means the portion of total required parking at a development used by onsite employees.
Entertainment Establishments. See Chapter 5.24 (Entertainment).
Environmental. The following terms are used in conjunction with environmental evaluation in compliance with the City of La Puente.
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is the State law contained in the California Public Resources Code, Section 2100 et seq.
Environmental Impact Report (EIR). A detailed statement prepared under CEQA describing and analyzing the significant environmental effects of a project and discussing ways to mitigate or avoid the effects.
Exemption. An action that is not subject to CEQA is determined to be an exemption. This exempt status may be documented with a Notice of Exemption.
Initial Study. A preliminary analysis of the environmental effects of a proposed action used to determine whether an EIR, Subsequent EIR, Supplemental EIR, Addendum to an EIR, or a Negative Declaration must be prepared and used to identify the significant environmental effects to be analyzed. The Initial Study may also be used to streamline environmental review by determining that a previous EIR adequately analyzes the current proposed project or whether the project is part of a larger project, and a master, tiered, program, or focused EIR would be appropriate.
Mitigation. The term, as used in this Zoning Code and shall include the following:
Avoiding the impact altogether by not taking a certain action or parts of an action.
Minimizing impacts by limiting the degree or magnitude of the action and its implementation.
Rectifying the impact by repairing, rehabilitating, or restoring the impacted environment.
Reducing or eliminating the impact over time by preservation and maintenance operations during the life of the action.
Compensating for the impact by replacing or providing substitute resources or environments.
Negative Declaration. A written statement briefly describing the reasons why a proposed project will not have a significant effect on the environment and why it does not require the preparation of an EIR. The accompanying Initial Study shall support the reasons.
Project. Under CEQA a project is the whole of an action that has the potential to result in either a direct physical change or a reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment.
Extreme body modification. The practice of modifying the physical body using the techniques of branding and scarification. (Ord. 935 § 3 (part), 2015)