eComments During Meetings: When available, click here to submit eComments during a live meeting | Attendees must register here to attend all virtual meetings.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 20-933    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 4/29/2020 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 5/11/2020 Final action:
Title: CC - (1) Discussion of Expanded Outdoor Dining Opportunities to Assist Local Restaurant Business Recovery from the Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate.
Attachments: 1. ATT No. 1_Culver Steps-Town Plaza and Outdoor Dining Area.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
No records to display.
title
CC - (1) Discussion of Expanded Outdoor Dining Opportunities to Assist Local Restaurant Business Recovery from the Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate.

body
Meeting Date: May 11, 2020


Contact Person/Dept: Sol Blumenfeld / Community Development Director
Charles D. Herbertson/Public Works Director/City Engineer

Phone Number: (310) 253-5700
(310) 253-5600

Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [X] General Fund: Yes [] No [X]

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [X] Attachments: []

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [] Date:

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (05/06/2020)

Department Approval: John Nachbar, City Manager (05/06/2020)
_____________________________________________________________________


RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council (1) discuss expanded outdoor dining opportunities to facilitate local restaurant recovery from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic; and (2) direct the City Manager as deemed appropriate.


BACKGROUND

On April 27, 2020, the City Council directed staff to research the potential for temporarily expanding outdoor dining opportunities by allowing greater use of the public rights-of-way, including public sidewalks, temporary closure and repurposing of certain local streets for outdoor dining use, and expansion of the outdoor dining areas in Town Plaza.
The City currently allows outdoor dining with an Outdoor Dining Permit, issued by the Public Works Department, with the concurrence of the Community Development Department. Outdoor dining on private property is regulated by Administrative Use Permit issued through the Community Development Department. The Outdoor Dining Permit on public property includes requirements for insurance, indemnity and a public right-of-way restoration deposit. A site plan is required for both public and private outdoor d...

Click here for full text