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South Coast City Extends Outdoor Business Operations Until March As A Result Of Pandemic

A South Coast city is extending an emergency ordinance which clears the way for continued outdoor business operations.

The City of Santa Barbara first adopted the ordinance in May, and extended it through December 8th.  At the time, the Santa Barbara City Council added a clause to extend the relief through March 8th if the crisis was continuing.

One of the biggest parts of the ordinance is clearance for restaurants to offer expanded outdoor service.  Santa Barbara Fire Department, and Public Safety officials are conducting inspections of the outdoor operations to make sure they meet regulations for winter operation.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.