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File #: 21-0343    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/24/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/23/2021 Final action: 3/23/2021
Title: Planning and Building Department, Economic Development Division, recommending the Board adopt Urgency Ordinance 5142 5139 to approve a term extension for Urgency Ordinance 5126, extending the term to be effective until rescinded by the Board or December 31, 2021, whichever occurs first. This Urgency Ordinance adopted Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance to temporarily ease restrictions on outdoor dining and outdoor retail sales areas, and implement a County of El Dorado Temporary Outdoor Dining and Retail Sales Program. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Contract Routing Sheet, 2. B - Urgency Ordinance Extension - Strikethrough, 3. C - Urgency Ordinance Extension - Clean, 4. D - Urgency Ordinance 5139 Pre-Passage Summary, 5. Executed Ordinance 5139, 6. Proof of Publication Post Passage
Related files: 20-1003
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Planning and Building Department, Economic Development Division, recommending the Board adopt Urgency Ordinance 5142 5139 to approve a term extension for Urgency Ordinance 5126, extending the term to be effective until rescinded by the Board or December 31, 2021, whichever occurs first. This Urgency Ordinance adopted Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance to temporarily ease restrictions on outdoor dining and outdoor retail sales areas, and implement 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 still directly affecting retail operations within the County as 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 other various impacts to the livelihood of County residents.

On July 28, 2020 (File No. 20-1003, Item No. 22), the Board approved Urgency Ordinance 5126, adopting amendments to the Zoning Ordinance thereby temporarily easing restrictions on outdoor dining and outdoor retails sales areas. These changes, along with 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 dini...

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