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Los Angeles County OKs Plan To Spur Healthy Communities

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance that requires new developments in unincorporated areas to provide wider sidewalks, bicycle parking and other changes to help promote exercise and reduce obesity. Community health leaders said that they were encouraged that county officials were examining how environmental issues affect health but that the county could do more.

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