Geographically, the first area to kick off the program is Mid-Wilshire, which will begin electronic reporting July 1 with other public health offices coming online throughout the summer and fall.
Inspectors will no longer use paper reporting methods and instead will conduct inspections via tablets. Once the inspection is complete county inspectors will e-mail the report to restaurant operators, who will need to print the report themselves to have a hard copy on file. California law does require restaurants to make the most recent report available to customers who come in and request one. Inspection reports also will be posted on the county’s public health website within 24 hours of completion.
An initial outreach presentation by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Gas Co., 9240 Firestone Blvd., Downey. Seating is limited. Register by contacting Ana Le Duff at firstname.lastname@example.org.