More time for cars to do curbside pickup (there are limits of 20 min, apparently)
To-go alcohol even after dining opens back up
And use of the right-of-way
Staff recommending the existing "temporary modification" process through August 30. It requires review from state and city.
Also alleys next to businesses (not homes)
My q: Why only 5 feet when the recommended minimum for public health is 6 feet?
Usually when we do events, we require 8 feet of access to be left over.
"We wanted to give them the opportunity to say that's what they wanted, rather than mandating it."
Cowern: "I don't own a restaurant. If I did, I'd probably want them to park as close as possible." From transportation perspective, I'd say we want loading/unloading on the same block.
Bowden: We "desired not to impact ADA" spaces. There are spots where almost the whole block face is ADA parking spaces. We'll follow your direction.
Actually she said something much more stiff about "we will continue to meet all the needs and desires" of accessibility.
Bowden: We wanted to leave a firm date by which we know what's going to be in existence for the remainder of the summer. But council can give different direction.
Bowden: Assuming ppl submit things that are simple (no structure, no hard flooring) it could be less. 15 days is only applied to period around alcohol, which is state requirement.
"We do not plan on sitting on these. Staff has heard you and the community and we are trying to move swiftly."
David Gehr, city attorney: I think we wouldn't use them as part of the approval process "except when there is a significant amount of public opposition" during the 10-day notice.
Bowden: We don't have the resources for that.
Bowden: "We want to be ready" for when they are, aside from curbside pickup and delivery, which is available now.
Friend: I don't think we can override federal requirements on those.
Gerh: They're wouldn't be a permit needed. But we do have standards that we'd need to review nad make sure they are following them.
"The amount we'll receive in food and beverage tax will swamp that in hours. ... I don't think we should put up any barriers to restaurants in this emergency situation."
Suggests closing streets downtown entirely: "at a minimum " from 9th to 11th on Pearl Street" and maybe 17th to 19th(?)
I've heard they can't buy them. Stores are completely out. Can anyone confirm?
I FULLY SUPPORT THIS. LET ME RIDE THE TRAIN.
Well, Weaver hasn't spoken so not quite yet.