Let's eat outside! On February 13, 2018, we led a mutually enthusiastic meeting with the City's department leaders to create the municipal code and permitting regulations to facilitate sidewalk use by our great local businesses. From enjoying the sunshine at a cafe table to displaying great wares for sale, we recognize the importance and value of making this goal an immediate reality. After reviewing comparable examples from across the country, we understand what elements are best suited for our community.
Next steps: the cross-cutting working group will help formulate the legal code and identify approved areas for cafe seating or display of wares. A regulatory flowchart will be created along with templates for all required licenses and permits.