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Date ArticleType
6/12/2020 Chamber of Commerce
COVID-19 Temporary Use Permit Application Process for Restaurants

Dear Redondo Beach Restaurant Owners:

We realize the COVID-19 crisis has created a severe hardship for our local business community and
that restaurants and businesses are eager to re-open as quickly as possible. We also understand
that these are confusing times with information being released by various public agencies and the
State of California. Please note that the City of Redondo Beach is following the lead of, and is
under the jurisdiction of, the Los Angeles (LA) County Department of Public Health.

As of May 29, 2020, the State of California granted LA County a waiver to allow restaurants to open
under limited dining operations. To address this waiver, the LA County Department of Public Health
revised orders related to COVID-19 issued May 29, 2020 now expand restaurant operations to allow as
essential businesses, “Restaurants and other food facilities that prepare and serve food.
Restaurants and other food facilities that provide in-person dining must follow the Department of
Public Health Restaurant Opening for On-Site Dining Protocols…”

The City recognizes that restaurants are faced with accommodating social distancing. During this
public health emergency typical capacity would then be effectively reduced (per May 29, 2020
revised order reduced to 60% occupancy) within the current physical footprint. To address this
capacity issue, the City may issue Temporary Use Permits (TUPs) to utilize the privately-owned
parking areas and outdoor spaces of restaurants to appropriately distribute seating areas to
accommodate emergency orders related to social distancing.

TUPs will be made available for restaurants re-opening under modified emergency orders in
compliance with the City’s TUP process established in the City’s Zoning Ordinance. Per the City’s
regulations, and to address the COVID-19 specificity of these requests, the following are
applicable related to COVID-19 TUPs:

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