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'Every seat outside would help.' Cities consider closing streets to traffic to make space for struggling restaurants

Restaurants, residents push elected officials to think creatively to spur recovery

Cities up and down the Midpeninsula are considering temporarily closing their downtown streets to traffic to give restaurants and other businesses more outdoor space to safely serve customers when they're allowed to reopen.

The cities, including Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Redwood City, San Carlos and San Mateo, are at various stages of decision-making: In a few scenarios, leaders are entertaining concrete proposals, while in others, grassroots community discussions haven't yet been formally taken up by elected officials.

For restaurants, additional seating and space to reassure diners that eating out is safe could mean the difference between surviving or folding during this next phase of the shutdown.

"Every seat outside would help," said Michael Ekwall, co-owner of La Bodeguita del Medio on California Avenue in Palo Alto. "Even at 50% capacity, it will be an incredible challenge to be profitable."

In new guidance that Gov. Gavin Newsom released on Tuesday, the state recommended that restaurants "prioritize" outdoor seating when their local jurisdictions meet the criteria for reopening. Newsom noted in a press conference that outdoor seating naturally allows for "greater distribution of airflow," while inside, ventilation could pose a potential risk.

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"Restaurants can expand their outdoor seating, and alcohol offerings in those areas, if they comply with local laws and regulations," the guidance states.

The state isn't mandating specific capacity levels, but for many restaurants, reconfiguring their dining rooms to ensure tables are 6 feet apart will significantly reduce the number of people they can serve.

In Menlo Park, the idea of closing streets was sparked by a request from the owner of Cafe Zoe to use street parking to serve customers once the cafe is allowed to reopen. Council member Ray Mueller further proposed closing Santa Cruz Avenue and potentially other city streets to traffic. He worked with Council member Betsy Nash to bring forward a request on Tuesday night to temporarily close Santa Cruz and several side streets. They also proposed the city create a "streamlined permit process" to temporarily allow restaurants and retail stores to serve customers and sell goods in the closed streets and for restaurants to also use their designated off-street parking spaces to serve food and drinks.

In an interview before the meeting, Mueller said he hoped closing the streets would help people feel more comfortable patronizing local businesses.

"You want to allow that recovery to take place," he said.

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The Menlo Park council members didn't take any action on the plan on Tuesday; City Manager Starla Jerome-Robinson agreed to look at the traffic impacts and evaluate concerns raised by the Menlo Park Fire Protection District before bringing a more detailed plan back to the council at a later date, tentatively set for May 26. In a letter sent earlier that day, Harold Schapelhouman, chief of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, said the district saw "no significant challenges" to the proposed Santa Cruz Avenue closure pilot program so long as the city worked with the fire district to coordinate fire response and prevention plans, create a plan for potential safety problems, create emergency fire access points with removable bollards and other steps.

Mountain View Mayor Margaret Abe-Koga said city staff is "actively exploring" temporarily closing Castro Street to traffic, an idea that's drawn interest in the community over the years.

"The social distancing requirements of COVID-19 makes this an opportune time for us to try this concept," she wrote in an email. "Overall, we are looking at this COVID-19 situation as an opportunity to revisit many of the ways we operate.

In Los Altos, an informal working group of city staff, the Los Altos Village Association, Los Altos Property Owners Downtown, the Chamber of Commerce and interested citizens are discussing closing streets to traffic, according to City Manager Chris Jordan. The City Council is expected to discuss "options" at its May 26 meeting, Jordan said. A Change.org petition calling on Los Altos to close Main and State streets to cars has gathered nearly 700 signatures.

Redwood City is in the early stages of considering allowing restaurants and retail stores to use sidewalks, private parking lots and streets for outdoor dining and retail sales, including in downtown, Communications Manager Jennifer Yamaguma said.

"Staff are evaluating what a program might entail, balancing the need for economic vitality while ensuring the health and safety of our community," she wrote.

In Palo Alto, the City Council has not yet formally taken up a proposal to close University Avenue and California Avenue, but staff has been discussing the idea in recent weeks in virtual roundtables with local restaurant and business owners. Palo Alto is already temporarily limiting vehicle access on certain streets to give residents more space to walk, bike and run while complying with social distancing requirements. (Redwood City has done the same on 10 streets as part of a pilot "Slow Streets" program. In Oakland, 74 miles of city streets have been closed to through traffic.)

Palo Alto Mayor Adrian Fine said he supports the idea of closing main thoroughfares to traffic, saying, "There's never been a better time to try it." The usual argument against doing so, particularly on University — that it would intensify traffic on side streets and neighborhoods — doesn't carry as much weight when traffic has dropped significantly during the shelter-in-place order, he said. Fine has been discussing related ideas with City Manager Ed Shikada — including turning parking space on University Avenue into parklets and allowing more than one business -- such as a pop-up or food truck -- to share existing restaurant space. Fine said he is "totally supportive of experimenting with this stuff."

But with the City Council devoting much of its time to mitigating a nearly $40-million budget shortfall and continuing to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, Fine said the proposal to close downtown streets is not high on the city's priority list.

"Is it a great opportunity? Yes, but it's also not the absolute top priority right now. That's really our budgeting and health crises," he said.

Council member Alison Cormack also supports the idea and pointed to the fact that the city already closes part of California Avenue to traffic on Sundays for the farmers market.

"I think we've already proven that it can work," she said.

She also floated the idea of making California a one-way street, with additional outdoor seating on one side.

"My one concern is that the overriding objective of the health order is that we remain sheltering in place," she said. "I don't want us to open this up until it's safe to do so and doesn't constitute a gathering, but I think it's a great idea, COVID-19 or not, in terms of activating some of these spaces."

Restaurant owners are supportive of the proposal and hope their elected officials take action sooner than later.

"The crisis -- we're in it now," said Ekwall, who's facing major losses as a staff of just five people, including him, runs takeout service at La Bodeguita. "We will still be in it later, but now is when people really need help."

"You need to get parklets going and fast," Greg St. Claire, who owns Nola in downtown Palo Alto as well as restaurants in Redwood City, Portola Valley and San Carlos, wrote to the Palo Alto City Council in late April. He described a prohibitively difficult business environment in Palo Alto that predated the coronavirus, hoping the council would grasp and respond to the "economic reality we are facing."

For Oren's Hummus on University Avenue, which seats 49 people inside a small, narrow dining room during normal circumstances, additional outdoor seating would help sustain the business, co-owner Mistie Cohen said.

"This wouldn't be something we would want as a long-term solution, but I do believe for at least the next few months, it would be a great idea that would greatly support many restaurants," she said.

She also suggested the city create outdoor "picnic" events that would allow restaurants to serve or deliver food to local parks. Cormack also envisioned allowing food trucks to operate in local parks.

Guillaume Bienaime, who owns Zola on Bryant Street in downtown Palo Alto, said building parklets in front of restaurants would be great — as long as the city created a template with preselected plans, colors and fees to avoid a protracted permitting process. Zola has been closed since March, and Bienaime has been pressing the city to embrace creative ideas to help his and other restaurants recover.

"I believe we are going to see a radical change in consumer habits for the next couple of years," he wrote to the council in late April. "And we should have radical responses in order to maintain small business and a vibrant community."

Fine said he wants the city to use this time to reimagine the difficult path small businesses must take to open and succeed in Palo Alto. Retail requirements, signage and parking regulations, planning code and other requirements should all be on the table, he said.

"Our Palo Alto process has gotten out of control and our businesses are suffering because of it," Fine said. "I hope we can find some silver lining in this catastrophe for our business community, that in Palo Alto we re-evaluate and really swing the pendulum back to a more business-friendly community."

In several local cities, NextDoor pages and city council inboxes have been flooded with emails from residents who want to see their downtowns closed to traffic. Others remained concerned about the potential traffic impact.

"The loss of parking would impact the neighborhoods close to downtown where the displaced cars would fill the streets (which are often narrower, and full parking presents safety hazards by limiting emergency vehicle access)," Menlo Park resident Lynn Smolik wrote in an email to Mueller. "Hopefully the situation necessitating social distancing will be resolved before any hardscape changes could be made."

Many residents, however, have thrown their support behind the idea.

"We are in unprecedented times," Liz Laffont wrote to the Menlo Park City Council last week, urging them to adopt the street closures. "Changes have hit us, and we must adapt more swiftly and with more creativity than ever before."

Embarcadero Media staff writer Kate Bradshaw contributed to this article.

Find comprehensive coverage on the Midpeninsula's response to the new coronavirus by Palo Alto Online, the Mountain View Voice and the Almanac here.

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'Every seat outside would help.' Cities consider closing streets to traffic to make space for struggling restaurants

Restaurants, residents push elected officials to think creatively to spur recovery

by / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Wed, May 13, 2020, 11:38 am

Cities up and down the Midpeninsula are considering temporarily closing their downtown streets to traffic to give restaurants and other businesses more outdoor space to safely serve customers when they're allowed to reopen.

The cities, including Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Redwood City, San Carlos and San Mateo, are at various stages of decision-making: In a few scenarios, leaders are entertaining concrete proposals, while in others, grassroots community discussions haven't yet been formally taken up by elected officials.

For restaurants, additional seating and space to reassure diners that eating out is safe could mean the difference between surviving or folding during this next phase of the shutdown.

"Every seat outside would help," said Michael Ekwall, co-owner of La Bodeguita del Medio on California Avenue in Palo Alto. "Even at 50% capacity, it will be an incredible challenge to be profitable."

In new guidance that Gov. Gavin Newsom released on Tuesday, the state recommended that restaurants "prioritize" outdoor seating when their local jurisdictions meet the criteria for reopening. Newsom noted in a press conference that outdoor seating naturally allows for "greater distribution of airflow," while inside, ventilation could pose a potential risk.

"Restaurants can expand their outdoor seating, and alcohol offerings in those areas, if they comply with local laws and regulations," the guidance states.

The state isn't mandating specific capacity levels, but for many restaurants, reconfiguring their dining rooms to ensure tables are 6 feet apart will significantly reduce the number of people they can serve.

In Menlo Park, the idea of closing streets was sparked by a request from the owner of Cafe Zoe to use street parking to serve customers once the cafe is allowed to reopen. Council member Ray Mueller further proposed closing Santa Cruz Avenue and potentially other city streets to traffic. He worked with Council member Betsy Nash to bring forward a request on Tuesday night to temporarily close Santa Cruz and several side streets. They also proposed the city create a "streamlined permit process" to temporarily allow restaurants and retail stores to serve customers and sell goods in the closed streets and for restaurants to also use their designated off-street parking spaces to serve food and drinks.

In an interview before the meeting, Mueller said he hoped closing the streets would help people feel more comfortable patronizing local businesses.

"You want to allow that recovery to take place," he said.

The Menlo Park council members didn't take any action on the plan on Tuesday; City Manager Starla Jerome-Robinson agreed to look at the traffic impacts and evaluate concerns raised by the Menlo Park Fire Protection District before bringing a more detailed plan back to the council at a later date, tentatively set for May 26. In a letter sent earlier that day, Harold Schapelhouman, chief of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, said the district saw "no significant challenges" to the proposed Santa Cruz Avenue closure pilot program so long as the city worked with the fire district to coordinate fire response and prevention plans, create a plan for potential safety problems, create emergency fire access points with removable bollards and other steps.

Mountain View Mayor Margaret Abe-Koga said city staff is "actively exploring" temporarily closing Castro Street to traffic, an idea that's drawn interest in the community over the years.

"The social distancing requirements of COVID-19 makes this an opportune time for us to try this concept," she wrote in an email. "Overall, we are looking at this COVID-19 situation as an opportunity to revisit many of the ways we operate.

In Los Altos, an informal working group of city staff, the Los Altos Village Association, Los Altos Property Owners Downtown, the Chamber of Commerce and interested citizens are discussing closing streets to traffic, according to City Manager Chris Jordan. The City Council is expected to discuss "options" at its May 26 meeting, Jordan said. A Change.org petition calling on Los Altos to close Main and State streets to cars has gathered nearly 700 signatures.

Redwood City is in the early stages of considering allowing restaurants and retail stores to use sidewalks, private parking lots and streets for outdoor dining and retail sales, including in downtown, Communications Manager Jennifer Yamaguma said.

"Staff are evaluating what a program might entail, balancing the need for economic vitality while ensuring the health and safety of our community," she wrote.

In Palo Alto, the City Council has not yet formally taken up a proposal to close University Avenue and California Avenue, but staff has been discussing the idea in recent weeks in virtual roundtables with local restaurant and business owners. Palo Alto is already temporarily limiting vehicle access on certain streets to give residents more space to walk, bike and run while complying with social distancing requirements. (Redwood City has done the same on 10 streets as part of a pilot "Slow Streets" program. In Oakland, 74 miles of city streets have been closed to through traffic.)

Palo Alto Mayor Adrian Fine said he supports the idea of closing main thoroughfares to traffic, saying, "There's never been a better time to try it." The usual argument against doing so, particularly on University — that it would intensify traffic on side streets and neighborhoods — doesn't carry as much weight when traffic has dropped significantly during the shelter-in-place order, he said. Fine has been discussing related ideas with City Manager Ed Shikada — including turning parking space on University Avenue into parklets and allowing more than one business -- such as a pop-up or food truck -- to share existing restaurant space. Fine said he is "totally supportive of experimenting with this stuff."

But with the City Council devoting much of its time to mitigating a nearly $40-million budget shortfall and continuing to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, Fine said the proposal to close downtown streets is not high on the city's priority list.

"Is it a great opportunity? Yes, but it's also not the absolute top priority right now. That's really our budgeting and health crises," he said.

Council member Alison Cormack also supports the idea and pointed to the fact that the city already closes part of California Avenue to traffic on Sundays for the farmers market.

"I think we've already proven that it can work," she said.

She also floated the idea of making California a one-way street, with additional outdoor seating on one side.

"My one concern is that the overriding objective of the health order is that we remain sheltering in place," she said. "I don't want us to open this up until it's safe to do so and doesn't constitute a gathering, but I think it's a great idea, COVID-19 or not, in terms of activating some of these spaces."

Restaurant owners are supportive of the proposal and hope their elected officials take action sooner than later.

"The crisis -- we're in it now," said Ekwall, who's facing major losses as a staff of just five people, including him, runs takeout service at La Bodeguita. "We will still be in it later, but now is when people really need help."

"You need to get parklets going and fast," Greg St. Claire, who owns Nola in downtown Palo Alto as well as restaurants in Redwood City, Portola Valley and San Carlos, wrote to the Palo Alto City Council in late April. He described a prohibitively difficult business environment in Palo Alto that predated the coronavirus, hoping the council would grasp and respond to the "economic reality we are facing."

For Oren's Hummus on University Avenue, which seats 49 people inside a small, narrow dining room during normal circumstances, additional outdoor seating would help sustain the business, co-owner Mistie Cohen said.

"This wouldn't be something we would want as a long-term solution, but I do believe for at least the next few months, it would be a great idea that would greatly support many restaurants," she said.

She also suggested the city create outdoor "picnic" events that would allow restaurants to serve or deliver food to local parks. Cormack also envisioned allowing food trucks to operate in local parks.

Guillaume Bienaime, who owns Zola on Bryant Street in downtown Palo Alto, said building parklets in front of restaurants would be great — as long as the city created a template with preselected plans, colors and fees to avoid a protracted permitting process. Zola has been closed since March, and Bienaime has been pressing the city to embrace creative ideas to help his and other restaurants recover.

"I believe we are going to see a radical change in consumer habits for the next couple of years," he wrote to the council in late April. "And we should have radical responses in order to maintain small business and a vibrant community."

Fine said he wants the city to use this time to reimagine the difficult path small businesses must take to open and succeed in Palo Alto. Retail requirements, signage and parking regulations, planning code and other requirements should all be on the table, he said.

"Our Palo Alto process has gotten out of control and our businesses are suffering because of it," Fine said. "I hope we can find some silver lining in this catastrophe for our business community, that in Palo Alto we re-evaluate and really swing the pendulum back to a more business-friendly community."

In several local cities, NextDoor pages and city council inboxes have been flooded with emails from residents who want to see their downtowns closed to traffic. Others remained concerned about the potential traffic impact.

"The loss of parking would impact the neighborhoods close to downtown where the displaced cars would fill the streets (which are often narrower, and full parking presents safety hazards by limiting emergency vehicle access)," Menlo Park resident Lynn Smolik wrote in an email to Mueller. "Hopefully the situation necessitating social distancing will be resolved before any hardscape changes could be made."

Many residents, however, have thrown their support behind the idea.

"We are in unprecedented times," Liz Laffont wrote to the Menlo Park City Council last week, urging them to adopt the street closures. "Changes have hit us, and we must adapt more swiftly and with more creativity than ever before."

Embarcadero Media staff writer Kate Bradshaw contributed to this article.

Find comprehensive coverage on the Midpeninsula's response to the new coronavirus by Palo Alto Online, the Mountain View Voice and the Almanac here.

Comments

whatever
Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 13, 2020 at 4:12 pm
whatever, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 13, 2020 at 4:12 pm
12 people like this

Our downtown restaurants already have outdoor eating which has removed needed parking and made sidewalk use more difficult for those with walkers and wheelchairs. It will also lessen the safe distance needed when walking. We pay our taxes to provide ample and safe parking and unimpeded safe sidewalks. Also removing more parking makes it more difficult for the disabled to shop. As it is the city has a shortage of handicapped parking. For those who park in the lots for the disabled many businesses only have entrances on Santa Cruz.
Giving special treatment to expensive eateries is not fair to the other downtown vendors who rely upon their clientele being able to find reasonable parking. This primarily helps those who have the disposable funds to eat at pricey eateries. Once again the city staff and council ignore the needs of the vast majority of its residents in order to help the wealthier minority.


Details
Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on May 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm
Details, Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on May 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm
4 people like this

The City said all businesses would be able to move their goods onto the street to allow for social distancing.


new guy
Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 13, 2020 at 5:23 pm
new guy, Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 13, 2020 at 5:23 pm
4 people like this

You can take over the streets for your business as long as I can move MY property line further forward into the street. Only fair, right?

Did anyone take economics at any point in their feeble education?


Jennifer
Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on May 13, 2020 at 5:31 pm
Jennifer, Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on May 13, 2020 at 5:31 pm
7 people like this

We used to patronize restaurants along and near Santa Cruz Ave, at least once a week. But finding parking at lunch and dinner time is now very challenging, even given the many lots on either side of Santa Cruz Ave. If Santa Cruz Ave. were to be further constricted than it already is, we would not even bother to go into downtown Menlo any more. Unintended consequences.


Menlo Voter.
Menlo Park: other
on May 13, 2020 at 5:40 pm
Menlo Voter., Menlo Park: other
on May 13, 2020 at 5:40 pm
35 people like this

You can close Santa Cruz Ave. There's plenty of parking on the plazas behind the shops. God forbid someone should have to walk 5 minutes to get to a restaurant. If Santa Cruz was turned into a level pedestrian plaza it would actually make it easier for pedestrians and wheel chair bound folks to get around. Just look at Pearl St. Mall in Boulder for a model.


kbehroozi
Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on May 13, 2020 at 10:05 pm
kbehroozi, Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on May 13, 2020 at 10:05 pm
18 people like this

Amen, Menlo Voter. And I think if we don't do *something* to help restaurants and other businesses re-open in accordance with mandated social distancing standards, we won't need any parking at all in the downtown during dinner time. Or most other times. It'll be tumbleweeds.


PV Reaident
Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on May 13, 2020 at 10:29 pm
PV Reaident, Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on May 13, 2020 at 10:29 pm
6 people like this

No wonder Menlo Park and Santa Cruz Avenue are failing miserably. This poorly constructed idea is simply a disaster in the making. A terrible waste of time and money


home
Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on May 14, 2020 at 5:44 am
home, Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on May 14, 2020 at 5:44 am
5 people like this

First - there will be plenty of parking available in the 'new normal'.

That said, not a fan of giving free space over to business. Can you imagine when a few chains move in to replace the businesses lost?

Yeah, no.


K
Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 14, 2020 at 12:18 pm
K, Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 14, 2020 at 12:18 pm
2 people like this

“God Forbid any one should have to walk 5 minutes to a restaurant.” Menlo Voter, how exactly do you propose those patrons with mobility challenges get to Menlo Park business and restaurants, medical offices and the Post Office?

There is never enough accessible parking in the downtown area NOW. If this plan prohibits cars on downtown streets is approved, there is no access for physically challenged citizens and visitors - which invites legal actions of discrimination. Do we want that? I don’t. I’d like the City Council to consider how this affects everyone, not just the business community. Access issues affect all of us.

And Menlo Voter, those of us with physical challenges (and there are a lot of us) would love the privilege of being able to walk 5 minutes to get to a Menlo Park restaurant. You’d do well to remember there is a world beyond your fingertips.


pvrez
Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 14, 2020 at 1:41 pm
pvrez, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 14, 2020 at 1:41 pm
3 people like this

sounds great plus the new sidewalks and bike lanes on santa cruz ave tie it all together with the neighborhood at large.
theater way in redwood city is another successful example of this concept.


Menlo Voter.
Menlo Park: other
on May 14, 2020 at 2:56 pm
Menlo Voter., Menlo Park: other
on May 14, 2020 at 2:56 pm
5 people like this

K:

First, I'm sorry for your physical challenges.

Second, if Santa Cruz Ave and ONLY Santa Cruz Ave was closed it would have no effect on getting to the post office, the doctor or any of the other things you mentioned.

Third, if Santa Cruz Ave was closed it would trigger an INCREASE in accessible parking in the parking plazas thus making it easier to find.

Lastly, there would be ramps giving access to the Santa Cruz Ave plaza, just like there are for sidewalks. No denial of access to those with limited mobility there.

Sorry, but all of these tried and true excuses for not doing things in Menlo Park have been repeatedly used by the "no birds". Any change that gets proposed and the "no birds" swing into action with a million reasons why something can't be done or why it shouldn't. Instead, let's look at why it CAN and SHOULD be done and look at ways to mitigate any issues that come up. I'm tired of the way Santa Cruz Ave looks. We don't live in a "village", let's stop pretending we do.


Menlo Voter.
Menlo Park: other
on May 14, 2020 at 2:59 pm
Menlo Voter., Menlo Park: other
on May 14, 2020 at 2:59 pm
1 person likes this

home:

simple solution. Charge the businesses "rent" for the space they use.


home
Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on May 14, 2020 at 4:09 pm
home, Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on May 14, 2020 at 4:09 pm
2 people like this

> Charge the businesses "rent" for the space they use.

Yup. When the chains replace the out-of-business locals, it'll be great to take their money.

BuffaloWildWings/Applebees/OliveGarden/Panera/RedRobin will gladly pay a couple extra bucks. Seeing all those corporate neon signs will be fantastic. Just like the old food courts in the malls.


Menlo Voter.
Menlo Park: other
on May 14, 2020 at 6:29 pm
Menlo Voter., Menlo Park: other
on May 14, 2020 at 6:29 pm
1 person likes this

home:

beats empty storefronts don't you think? Or do you like the way our downtown looks?


Robert Cronin
Menlo Park: The Willows
on May 14, 2020 at 10:40 pm
Robert Cronin, Menlo Park: The Willows
on May 14, 2020 at 10:40 pm
10 people like this

I remember events in the past when Santa Cruz Av was closed for a few hours. It worked fine, and attracted lots of people. Why not try it out every weekend, and then every day if it's successful? Won't know if you don't try.


Alan
Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on May 15, 2020 at 10:55 am
Alan, Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on May 15, 2020 at 10:55 am
2 people like this

In the meantime ... keep ordering take-out from your favorite restaurants, however this resolves.


Inquirer
Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on May 15, 2020 at 12:47 pm
Inquirer, Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on May 15, 2020 at 12:47 pm
Like this comment

What would be the plan for restroom use? What is the current restroom plan for the restaurants serving patrons on sidewalk/pop-out tables?


Pv resident
Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on May 18, 2020 at 7:25 am
Pv resident, Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on May 18, 2020 at 7:25 am
Like this comment

Hopefully, porta Pottys will be prohibited - can't think of a more dangerous place to be


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