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File #: 21-0237    Version: 2
Type: Administrative Reports Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/27/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/13/2021 Final action:
Title: Orange Plaza Paseo.
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Item 7.1 Hot File
TO: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THRU: Rick Otto, City Manager


1. SUBJECT
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Orange Plaza Paseo.
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2. SUMMARY
On July 1, 2020, the Governor issued an executive order prohibiting restaurants from operating indoor dining spaces to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In response, at their Special Meeting on July 2, 2020, the City Council directed the closure of the 100 blocks of North and South Glassell Street to create the Orange Plaza Paseo, where restaurants and shops in the Plaza area could provide outdoor dining and shopping to their customers. As the executive order continued through all of 2020 and into 2021, the City Council approved extensions of the Paseo on July 28, 2020, September 8, 2020, and December 8, 2020 until such time that State or local restrictions are lifted or by City Council direction.
On June 15, 2021, the Governor terminated the Stay Home Executive Order and phased out the Blueprint for a Safer Economy to fully reopen the economy. As a result, staff is providing options and seeking City Council direction on the immediate future and long-term strategy of the Paseo.
3. RECOMMENDED ACTION
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Provide direction in relation to the closure of the Paseo by August 16, 2021, as well as provide direction related to long-term use of the Paseo for seasonal or permanent use.

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4. FISCAL IMPACT
The positive fiscal impact to the restaurants and shops in the Plaza has been significant. The fiscal impact to the City of implementing and operating the temporary closure is approximately $50,000 per month and an additional cost of $30,000 for set-up and take down.
5. STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS
Goal 1: Be a fiscally healthy community
D: Effectively manage and develop city assets

6. DISCUSSION AND BACKGROUND
On July 1, 2020 due to the number of positive COVID-19 cases in California, the Governor issued an executive order that prohibited restaurants from operating indoor dining spaces. In respo...

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