Assessor Chu's Statement on Outdoor Dinner in SF (ERTF)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA --- Today, the City and County of San Francisco announced a plan for restaurants to offer outdoor dining service starting Friday, June 12. As part of the City’s plan to safely and gradually reopen, businesses will be able to apply for the City’s Shared Spaces Program to use a portion of the public right-of-way, such as sidewalks, parking lanes, streets, or other nearby public spaces like parks and plazas for restaurant pick-up and outdoor dining. See more details here.
The COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force developed the Shared Spaces Program. The Task Force is charged with guiding the City’s efforts to sustain and recover local businesses and employment, and mitigating the economic hardships of COVID-19 that are affecting the most vulnerable San Franciscans. The Task Force’s work is supporting San Francisco organizations and individuals and is laying the groundwork for economic recovery. As the co-chair of the task force, Assessor Carmen Chu issued the following statement:
"Just as businesses and residents are adapting to new ways of working and interacting, the City too needs to be flexible and creative in our approach to reopening. That is why I am excited for the launch of the Shared Spaces initiative. By sharing our public spaces responsibly, we allow local businesses to meet the health and safety goals of spatial distancing while creating capacity for businesses to operate in a way that is economically viable. I would like to thank all of the members of the Economic Recovery Task Force who continue to provide vital input on how the City can best support our shared economic recovery.”
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