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File #: 23-675    Version: 1 Name: Main St Discussion
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 2/15/2023 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 3/13/2023 Final action:
Title: CC - ACTION ITEM: Discussion and Direction for the Future Use of Main Street, Between Culver Boulevard and the City Boundary South of Venice Boulevard
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CC - ACTION ITEM: Discussion and Direction for the Future Use of Main Street, Between Culver Boulevard and the City Boundary South of Venice Boulevard

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Meeting Date: March 13, 2023

Contact Person/Dept.: Andrew Maximous/Public Works
Phone Number: (310) 253-5628

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

Attachments: Yes [] No [X]

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X]

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (03/09/2023)

Department Approval: Yanni Demitri, Public Works Director/City Engineer (03/03/2023)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council discuss and provide direction for the future use of Main Street, between Culver Boulevard and the City boundary south of Venice Boulevard


BACKGROUND

On March 28, 2022, the City Council directed Public Works staff to reopen Main Street between Culver Boulevard and the City Limit, except for continued closure on Tuesdays for Farmers Market. Main Street had been previously closed to vehicular traffic seven days a week during the pandemic. The City Council provided additional direction to allow for the intermittent closure of Main Street on the weekends, in addition to Tuesdays.

On May 23, 2022, the City Council adopted a resolution determining the closure of Main Street between Culver Boulevard and the City limit every Tuesday for Farmer's Market and every weekend is categorically exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

In June 2022, weekend closures on Main Street began.

The Temporary Use Permits which allowed for expanded outdoor dining and retailing in the public right of way expired on December 31, 2022.

On February 16, 2023, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee resent to Council its original recommendation from February 17, 2022 to keep Main Street fully closed. The Committee's motion was passed unan...

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