Lighthouse Avenue Dot Com Idea Comes True

Make the business that use the public walkway as added square footage pay for it as mentioned here six years ago.

“Up until this point people just went and did it, and they actually encroach upon our sidewalk,” said Mark Brodeur, with the city of Pacific Grove.

Broduer said the new rules require tables and chairs only take up 45 percent of the sidewalk and that 5 feet be available to meet Americans with Disabilities Act compliance rules. He said there are still a number of places that currently have outdoor seating that have not applied for a permit. He expects those owners to apply at a second scheduled meeting.

Pacific Grove is waiving the permit application fee for six months, allowing anyone who already has the seating to apply for the newly required permit and comply for free.

Red House Sidewalk

Lighthouse Avenue Dot Com Idea Comes True

At Least It’s Not Gull Poop Covering The Sidewalk

When you don’t have enough room to bolt a fence to the sidewalk and your sandwichboard sign is not big enough just take some paint and use the sidewalk to advertise your shop. At least use a paint that matches gull droppings so you don’t get.in trouble like a shop on Grand once did for painting the sidewalk.
Menu On A Sidewalk

At Least It’s Not Gull Poop Covering The Sidewalk

Favaloros Might Just Take Their Fence And Go

Pick a fight with the Favaloros, eh? That’s what they like. According to the newz, the fence must be bolted permanently to the sidewalk due to liquor rules. So is it a cafe or a bar?Favaloros Fence

City Manager Tom Frutchey told News Channel 5 the city authorized the business to build temporary, movable fencing, but not permanent. Otherwise, he said Cafe Ariana is making public property, private.

On Friday, the city made a visit to the business and said it would help take down the fencing. The city told News Channel 5 it would be willing to weld steel bars to the bottom of the fence so that it’s movable.

Favaloro said she’s ready to close her business of nearly 21 years because the city went back on its word

Please. Leave. Don’t forget to give back the sidewalk you fenced off.

Favaloros Might Just Take Their Fence And Go

Also see the video segment with the owner’s dramatics.

There Goes The Neighborhood In DMP

Sidewalks in Del Monte Park? That just ruins the character of the place.

DMP Del Monte Park

On the east side of the church property, new houses — and a new sidewalk — have been built, and the Rev. Chuck Davis, pastor of the church, sees the writing on the wall.

 

Terry O’Connell, Davis’ neighbor but not a Church of Christ member, said the new sidewalk is built at an angle that would require the church “to give up a sizable piece of its property” to merge the sidewalks.

 

He said city street supervisor Emilio Alcaraz said the city plans to require sidewalk construction whenever property owners seek permits for reconstruction or remodeling their homes or businesses if they don’t already have a sidewalk.

There Goes The Neighborhood In DMP

Are Restaurants Paying For The Use Of The Sidewalks?

In Seattle they do. And they need to keep the path clear.
Red House Sidewalk

Since Seattle eased its policy on sidewalk-cafe permits in late 2008, almost 100 cafe and restaurant owners have received approval or are awaiting approval to put cocktail tables and seats along the sidewalk, usually in heavy foot traffic and barhopping areas.

Cost: The cost of a city permit was lowered from $2,100 (and sometimes as high as $3,700) to $707 for a 100-square-foot sidewalk cafe. Annual renewal costs $253 for a 100-square-foot cafe (based on $97 renewal fee plus $1.56 per square foot.)

Time: The permit process takes about 10 days, streamlined from years past.

Rules: Downtown, sidewalk cafes must leave 6 feet of open space from the end of the sidewalk dining area to the curb or other object, such as a tree pit or parking pay station. Outside of downtown, the requirement is at least 5 feet of open space, though the city can require more.

Are Restaurants Paying For The Use Of The Sidewalks?

In Salinas, Those Sidewalk Obstructions Are Out

While Salinas beautifies, over here in “historic downtown on the way to 17 Mile Drive”, they pile them on.

According to Salinas senior code enforcement officer Irma Gowin, the crackdown on illegal signs and advertising displays is intended to ensure that businesses comply with the city ban on setting up folding, A-frame signs on sidewalks and public rights-of-way, or hanging advertising displays, such as banners, streamers or balloons. She said the purpose of what she called the “first-ever aggressive enforcement action in city history” targeting illegal advertising was twofold — public safety and removal of blight.

Gowin pointed out that the city was threatened with a lawsuit earlier this year after someone’s car was damaged by a temporary A-frame sign that blew off a median. And, she said businesses are at risk for litigation themselves.

“People are understanding it’s a hazard,” she said.

In addition, she said, the copious advertising has become an eyesore.

Sidewalk Sign Ugly Signs

In Salinas, Those Sidewalk Obstructions Are Out

The Ugly Less-Ugly News Racks Get Ugly

“We will pay for a maintenance program if they become damaged or have graffiti,” she said. “The maintenance fee for each site is about $500 per year.”

Ugly News Rack

Last year these ugly steel news racks were in the planning phase. The first one arrived and now blocks the morning sun from the coffee place. Now it starts sliding back into ghetto news rack chic – thanks to Coast Weakly sticking it’s bumper stickers all over it. That should cost the bad tabloid a $500 maintenance fee, and lose 4 of it’s plastic boxes elsewhere in town.

Lisa Bennett pointed it out in the council meeting, attorney Laredo confirmed it was the same as graffiti.

The Ugly Less-Ugly News Racks Get Ugly