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File #: 22-914    Version: 1
Type: Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/17/2022 In control: REGULAR CITY COUNCIL AND SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, AND HOUSING AUTHORITY*
On agenda: 11/1/2022 Final action:
Title: EXTENSION OF URGENCY ORDINANCE 2020-15 SUSPENDING CERTAIN PERMIT REQUIREMENTS AND DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Attachments: 1. Agenda Report, 2. 1. Ordinance, 3. 2. Temporary Use Permit Map, 4. 3. Other Cities Outdoor Dining Programs
Related files: 21-416
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TITLE:
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EXTENSION OF URGENCY ORDINANCE 2020-15 SUSPENDING CERTAIN PERMIT REQUIREMENTS AND DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
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DEPARTMENT: ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT/PLANNING DIVISION
PRESENTED BY: JENNIFER LE, DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
CONTACT INFORMATION: SCOTT DRAPKIN, ASSISTANT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DIRECTOR, 714-754-5278
RECOMMENDATION:
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Staff recommends the City Council:
1. Extend Urgency Ordinance 2020-15 for six months to expire on June 30, 2023.

2. Provide direction to prepare a Code amendment to modify development standards and streamline the approval process for outdoor dining in Costa Mesa.
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BACKGROUND:
On June 2, 2020, City Council approved Urgency Ordinance 2020-15 to reduce the potential social and economic impacts from the Coronavirus pandemic to the City's business establishments and residents. Urgency Ordinance 2020-15 temporarily suspended permit requirements and development standards for outdoor activities for dining patios and places of religious assembly, as well as a waiver of valet parking requirements. Similarly, on July 21, 2020, City Council approved another urgency measure (Urgency Ordinance 2020-16) that suspended the permit requirements and development standards for outdoor activities and parking requirements applicable to retail sales and service businesses.
Both ordinances were originally set to expire in December 2020 and were extended by City Council for one-year periods on November 17, 2020, and again on November 2, 2021. Accordingly, both ordinances are set to expire on December 31, 2022, unless an extension is granted.
Along with the approval of the second one-year extension, City Council directed staff to investigate opportunities for amending the City's outdoor dining regulations to allow similar outdoor dining conditions afforded as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The analysis in this report provides a...

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