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File #: 20-1003    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/22/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/28/2020 Final action: 7/28/2020
Title: Planning and Building Department, Economic Development Division, recommending the Board approve Urgency Ordinance 5126, adopting Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance to temporarily ease restrictions on outdoor dining and outdoor retail sales areas, and providing a County of El Dorado Temporary Outdoor Dining and Retail Sales Program. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Outdoor Areas Urgency Ordinance, 2. Executed Ordinance 5126, 3. Proof of Publication-Post Passage Ordinance 5126
Related files: 21-0343
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Planning and Building Department, Economic Development Division, recommending the Board approve Urgency Ordinance 5126, adopting Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance to temporarily ease restrictions on outdoor dining and outdoor retail sales areas, and providing a County of El Dorado Temporary Outdoor Dining and Retail Sales Program.

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Newsom has issued numerous executive orders related to reducing the spread of COVID-19, including the state mandate for the use of face masks in public, closure of indoor seating at restaurants, closures of particular businesses, and social distancing.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding executive orders are directly affecting retail operations within El Dorado County since social distancing recommendations for the creation of physical space between individuals significantly reduces the ability of retail businesses to operate at financially viable levels. The executive orders and social distancing measures have also resulted in reduced business operations within the County, a loss of revenue, lost employment, and impacts to the livelihood of County residents.

This Urgency Ordinance and the County of El Dorado Temporary Outdoor Dining and Retail Sales Program have been established to ensure restaurants and retailers have the greatest ability to operate successfully through the recovery process. Restaurants and retail establishments with access to private sidewalks or private parking may utilize these areas for dining activities in accordance with guidelines published by California Department of Public Health .

Urgency Ordinance Provisions
This Urgency Ordinance would temporarily ease regulations specified in the Zoning Ordinance pertaining to temporary outdoor retail sales and outdoor dining areas. This Urgency Ordinance accomplishes this by enacting the County of El Dorado Temporary Outdoor Dining and Retail S...

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