What We Do

Advocacy

  • GLAHA’s efforts include advocacy to address issues that affect our industry within Los Angeles, and at the State Level.  This includes advocacy to reduce regulatory burdens, streamline the permitting process, create teeth in meritless lawsuits, implementing an entitlement and regulatory process that is based on the businesses revenues, and to represent the industry’s interest on all proposed state and local laws impacting our industry.
  • By establishing Los Angeles’ voice through GLAHA, we can advocate to state and local leaders about the importance of LOCAL and how it factually stimulates business growth and economic development in our City that generates more tax dollars than any other industry at over 7 Billion dollars a year paid to the State of California.  It’s the restaurant and bar industry, alone, that creates vibrant and safe communities.
  • Further advocacy includes representing the industry in the halls of government and providing media relations services bring long over due awareness to an industry that directly employs over 1.9million.

Reform

  • GLAHA will work with industry members and local governments to streamline permitting processes and approvals, and to implement a fee structure that is based on a businesses size and ability to capitalize that cost.
  • The Association will also provide resources and support for small businesses to navigate the complicated regulations of the City, while eliminating the waste and lengthy processes.
  • GLAHA will offer assistance and support to members for policy compliance questions and issues at the local and state levels.

Establish Our Network

  • GLAHA keeps members up-to-date with informative alerts on specific legislative issues, regulatory climate and industry happenings that impact businesses in Los Angeles through an on line portal and ability to petition support.
  • Members have access to a variety of informative resources, such as legislative reports. Industry standards,  checklists and business practices and standard letters to our legislators.
  • GLAHA will host multiple industry meetings and events to create networking and business development opportunities amongst owners and entrepreneurs to collectively build a powerful and world class industry as Los Angeles’s brand should be!

Building​ Relationships

  • GLAHA has invested in community outreach to help establish relationships with our membership and the communities they serve from LAPD, LAFD, Mayors Office, City Council, NC’s to our State Assembly, Senators and Governor.
  • GLAHA, is represented at community CPAB meetings and works directly with law enforcement officials to ensure that our industry works together to promote a quality of life that balances and benefits all.
  • Establishing a successful working relationship with our communities and governmental agencies is a priority for GLAHA and, while small, GLAHA has had many successful and supportive relief initiatives established by our efforts with both city and state regulators from ABC and CDTFA relief to local relief on CUB and business license renewals.

Media Relations​

  • GLAHA will serve as the spokesperson for Los Angeles’ hospitality, restaurant, entertainment, bar and nightlife industry and speak on issues that affect our industry with input from our members and peers.
  • The Association will provide fully informed and positive literature about hospitality, restaurant, entertainment, bar and nightlife industry to inform legislators and community members about our positive impacts and changes throughout Los Angeles.
  • GLAHA will track news stories, trends and events to share with our membership.

Night Mayor Program​

California is home to over 90,000 restaurants, bars and nightclubs generating $97Billion to the States economy and 1.9 million jobs in 2019 – 11% job employment.

  • Los Angeles had over 27,000 restaurants and bars, over 300,000 employees and over 18million in annual sales in 2018 and growing.
  • With such a sizeable contribution to the State’s economic vitality, there is a resounding need to prioritize and assure sustainability of these industries making them profitable and efficient while still meeting the community’s needs and creating jobs.
  • The goal of adopting a Night Mayor Program is to establish a point person to better understand the industry’s concerns, implement and streamline a fair and successful permitting process along with implementing attainable regulatory policies and procedures that meet both the industry and the communities needs.
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