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File #: 200351    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 6/4/2020 In control: Committee on Streets and Services
On agenda: Final action: 6/25/2020
Title: Authorizing the operation of sidewalk cafes during the COVID-19 emergency until December 31, 2020 in areas of the City where such activity currently must be otherwise authorized by special ordinance, and allowing expanded activity by currently licensed sidewalk caf? operations, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson
Indexes: SIDEWALK CAFES
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy20035101
Title
Authorizing the operation of sidewalk cafes during the COVID-19 emergency until December 31, 2020 in areas of the City where such activity currently must be otherwise authorized by special ordinance, and allowing expanded activity by currently licensed sidewalk caf? operations, all under certain terms and conditions.
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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:
SECTION 1. This ordinance is adopted as part of emergency response measures necessary to allow for the safe operation of vital restaurant businesses within ongoing health and safety restrictions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, restaurant businesses, as defined by Section 14-601(7)(f)(.3), may operate sidewalk caf? operations at the restaurant's location where such activity is in an area of the City not designated by the Code or special ordinance as a location where a sidewalk caf? may be licensed to operate pursuant to the requirements and authorizations set forth in Section 9-208 of The Philadelphia Code ("Sidewalk Cafes"). Such businesses must comply with all regulations promulgated by the Managing Director on the matter, described more fully in Section 5 of this Ordinance. Operation may begin upon submission of complete application and receipt of registration approval.
SECTION 3. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a restaurant may operate a sidewalk caf? on the sidewalk of a neighboring property if the restaurant complies with all regulations promulgated by the Managing Director on the matter, described more fully in Section 5 of this Ordinance. This Section applies whether the restaurant operates pursuant to an existing sidewalk caf? license or pursuant to the authorization set forth in Section 2 of this ordinance.
SECTION 4. Fees pursuant to Section 9-208(3)(f), Section 9-208(3)(g), and Section 9-280(4)(a)(.4) are waived.
SECTION 5. The Managing Director's Office shall...

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