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Pismo Beach lifts restrictions, allows businesses to operate outdoors

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Posted at 10:52 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-01 01:52:05-04

PISMO BEACH — Pismo Beach is offering more options for businesses to have outdoor activities following complaints from business owners that the city was not doing enough to help them through these difficult times.

The city will now be removing on-site parking requirements and other barriers that restrict utilization of outdoor space.

"This action allows restaurants to utilize their entire parking lots or other private property areas for outdoor seating. Additionally, for personal service businesses such as barbers and hair salons, they will be able to use outdoor space," City Manager Jim Lewis said in a statement.

Businesses will also be allowed to share outdoor space if they are next to each other and cul-de-sacs on Price Street will be made available to businesses.