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Parking Meter Commission to Consider Additional Funding for On-Street Dining

Published on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 5:53 pm
 

The Old Pasadena Parking Meter Zone Advisory Commission will discuss appropriating $100,000 from the city’s Parking Meter Fund for on-street dining.

“The funds will be used to extend the rental of concrete k-rail barriers and associated traffic traffic control provided by the city for on-street dining. This will allow on-street dining to continue at least through mid-January 2021.”

The City has implemented 15 block faces of on-street dining, which allows for just under 50 restaurants to offer outdoor seated dining, in compliance with the Stay at Home order. This funding allows for those locations to continue to operate with city provided barriers and traffic control devices.

Should the funding not be appropriated from the Old Pasadena Parking Meter Fund, alternate fund sources would need to be identified for the rental extension of concrete k-rail.

Under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s current order, restaurants cannot provide indoor dining. In an effort to help restaurants, the city has allowed outdoor dining.

“On street dining has provided the ability for restaurants to provide sit-down dining during this period where in indoor dining is restricted, and will continue to offer an outdoor sit-down dining option when indoor dining resumes,” said Deputy Director of Transportation Joaquin Siques. “On-street dining is one of many outdoor dining opportunities permitted by the City, including the use of sidewalks, parking lots, alleys and other open air spaces for dining.
In some cases, outdoor sit-down dining has allowed restaurants to stay afloat during these difficult economic times.”

The meeting begins at 11 a.m.

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