Expanded Business use of Sidewalks and Streets

City Council Authorizes Expanded Business use of Sidewalks and Streets
Posted on 06/02/2020
Street ShoppingAt their May 26, 2020, meeting, the Cotati City Council took action to support their on-going economic development efforts by providing Cotati restaurants, taverns, and retailers a variety of flexible options to safely use sidewalks, parking spaces, or other public areas for business activity. This flexibility is seen as key to allowing local businesses to adjust to on-going changes in the Health Orders while providing safe outdoor spaces to conduct business. This most recent action provides options including use of sidewalk areas, park lands, parking spaces, or even limited street closures (if beneficial) through October 1, 2020. The City Council also waived all fees for review and issuance of City permits required to use these spaces. This action added to the City Council’s recent efforts to streamline the business approval process and broaden the allowable business uses and activities, citywide To inquire about this program, please contact the Public Works Department at (707) 665-3638 or bbober@cotaticity.org or click apply here.