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Pre-approval From City Now Required for Parklets

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The Santa Barbara City Council extended the Emergency Economic Recovery Ordinance until March 8, 2022. The ordinance continues the temporary closure of certain streets, on-street parking, and public parking to allow outdoor dining and outdoor business uses in the public right of way or on private property. The City continues to support businesses establish and manage their outdoor business areas as many are still restricted from operating indoors due to the public health orders.

The Temporary Outdoor Dining Guidelines for State Street and Parklets citywide has also been revised. Pre-approval is now required. Attention to appropriate aesthetic design and required accessibility are critical as we balance business support with a Santa Barbara quality look and feel. The guidelines will continue to evolve and should be consulted frequently as the State opens indoor dining. See the City’s website for more information and or email or call:OutdoorDining@SantaBarbaraCA.gov or (805) 560-7520

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