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File #: 2020-0531    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 7/10/2020 In control: Committee on Public Works
On agenda: 7/14/2020 Final action: 7/21/2020
Enactment date: 7/21/2020 Enactment #: 24
Effective date: 7/22/2020    
Title: Ordinance amending the City of Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances at Title IV: Public Places and Property; Article I: Public Right of Way; Chapter 416: Obstructions: Sections 416.20 Approval Process for Sidewalk Caf?, Including Permits and Fees; to provide for certain temporary expedited measures for the City of Pittsburgh sidewalk caf? permit application process.
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 04 - PUBLIC PLACES
Attachments: 1. 2020-0531 Cover Ltr Sidewalk Cafe Ordinance Letter WR8 7-1-2020_signed, 2. Summary 2020-0531
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Ordinance amending the City of Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances at Title IV: Public Places and Property; Article I: Public Right of Way; Chapter 416: Obstructions: Sections 416.20 Approval Process for Sidewalk Caf?, Including Permits and Fees; to provide for certain temporary expedited measures for the City of Pittsburgh sidewalk caf? permit application process.

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WHEREAS, as part of Governor Tom Wolf's "Process to Reopen Pennsylvania" following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Allegheny County has been moved as of June 5th, to the "Green Phase" that provides for certain "Work and Congregate Setting Restrictions"; and

WHEREAS, the "Green Phase" of reopening provides that restaurants and bars may open at 50% occupancy; and

WHEREAS, many members of the small business community have informed the City of Pittsburgh that their food service business cannot be sustained if operating at only 50% occupancy; and

WHEREAS, availability and promotion of outdoor dining provides a viable means to increase service while remaining in compliance with the executive orders of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and

WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh currently provides application processes for outdoor dining, including but not limited to extension of premises and sidewalk cafes; and

WHEREAS, due to the likelihood of increased demand for outdoor dining permits, the City of Pittsburgh wishes to provide for certain temporary expedited applications processes for said permits.

THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1: The City of Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances at Title IV: Public Places and Property; Article I: Public Right of Way; Chapter 416: Obstructions; Section 416.20 Approval Process for Sidewalk Caf?, Including Permits and Fees; shall be amended as follows:

1. A proprietor wishing to establish a sidewalk caf? with more than four (4) seats must follow the process described below. Responsibilities of the departments incl...

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