The City of Santa Monica’s thirty-third emergency supplement allows restaurants on the Third Street Promenade to serve patrons at “satellite” locations within the pedestrian district. This expansion of outdoor dining is intended to allow for safe, socially distanced dining spaces while supporting the recovery efforts of Third Street Promenade businesses. Restaurants looking to take advantage of “satellite” outdoor dining zones must enter into a temporary outdoor encroachment agreement with the City and follow any other regulations required by the Director of the Community Development Department. The steps to apply for an agreement are at santamonica.gov/economicrecovery.
“As Los Angeles County eases health orders to allow for outdoor dining, we will continue to adapt our public spaces creatively and safely to serve the community and support local businesses,” said Interim City Manager Lane Dilg. “We look forward to everyone enjoying outdoor dining experiences at our beloved local businesses once again and ask everyone to do so only with members of your household, to wear a mask or two when you are not eating, and to take all precautions to ensure that we maintain and improve public health together.”
Additionally, the supplement extends the moratorium for residential evictions through June 30, 2021, both for non-payment of rent due and unpaid because of financial impacts related to COVID-19, and for reasons other than non-payment of rent. Housing security remains a critical component of staying protected against COVID-19.
For further details on satellite outdoor dining on the Third Street Promenade and the extended moratorium for residential evictions, review the thirty-third supplement. More information is also available at santamonica.gov/coronavirus, or by calling the City’s Coronavirus Hotline at (310) 458-8400.
Submitted by Constance Farrell, Public Information Officer