Thursday, June 25, 2020
File Number: 
2020-32

PITT MEADOWS, BC – On Tuesday night, City Council unanimously approved temporary patio and outdoor retail space guidelines to help local businesses provide additional distancing for customers and clients while following public health guidelines.

“This is a positive step in the City’s ongoing efforts to support the needs of our local business community who have been impacted by COVID-19,” says Mayor Bill Dingwall. “The additional patio and retail space created by this program will allow businesses to service more customers while following physical distancing measures outlined by the Provincial Health Officer. With summer patio weather, residents will be able to visit their favourite local restaurants and shops in a safe and responsible way while supporting our local economy.”

Restaurants, pubs and other commercial or retail business in Pitt Meadows can apply for a temporary outdoor extension for their business from now until October 31, 2020. This will allows businesses to extend their operations into outdoor areas including sidewalks, parking lots and boulevards.

“The City and Council recognize the importance of supporting our local restaurants and business owners during these unprecedented and challenging times,” says Chief Administrative Officer Mark Roberts. “Staff have developed simple guidelines for temporary patios, sidewalk cafes and outdoor retail spaces for businesses, along with a simple, no-fee form to apply.”

To apply and learn more about the guidelines, visit pittmeadows.ca/businesslicences.

For more information about City service updates and the City’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit pittmeadows.ca/covid19.

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For more information please contact:
Carolyn Baldridge
Manager of Communications & Community Engagement
City of Pitt Meadows
cbaldridge@pittmeadows.ca

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