LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Hermosa Beach’s outdoor dining and retail program will continue through the end of the year, city officials announced Thursday.
The Hermosa Beach City Council voted Tuesday to extend the outdoor dining and retail program, as well as the downtown lane reconfiguration program, which creates the space for businesses to expand into public space.READ MORE: Sean Penn Refuses To Return To Set Unless Crew Fully Vaccinated
The decision was made after a survey showed 71% of respondents supported the continuation of the programs.
The survey also found that 62% of respondents support keeping the lane reconfiguration project permanently.READ MORE: Remains Found In Ballona Wetlands ID’d As Missing Woman Kolby Story
“COVID-19 challenged our local businesses and extending our lane reconfiguration and expanded outdoor dining and retail will help them recover as we refine our efforts and consider whether to carry them forward long-term,” said Hermosa Beach Mayor Justin Massey.
During the pandemic, the city issued more than 60 permits for temporary outdoor dining and retail expansions and waived encroachment fees and parking requirements.
In May, the Los Angeles City Council voted to explore making its “Al Fresco” dining program permanent.MORE NEWS: Horse Airlifted To Safety After Falling Into Ravine In San Diego County's Carmel Valley
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