Monterey County to Open Additional Business Sectors on June 12, 2020
On June 5th, Governor Newsom issued new guidance for several business sectors including family entertainment centers, restaurants, wineries and bars, zoos and museums, gyms and fitness centers, hotels for tourism and individual travel, cardrooms and racetracks, and campgrounds and outdoor recreation.
Based on review of local indicators, the Monterey County Health Officer approves implementation of the new guidance and opening of the business sectors on June 12th, as recommended by the California Governor. Businesses planning to resume operations June 12th must review, understand and implement sector specific guidance found at the California website.
Trial Downtown Lighthouse Street Closure starting Friday, June 12, 2020
Beginning Friday, June 12, the City will be closing down both sides of Lighthouse Avenue to vehicular traffic between 16th Street and Forest Avenue, and between Grand Avenue and Fountain Avenue.
This 30-day trial is being undertaken in an effort to accommodate the Covid-19 Shelter in Place requirements that limit restaurant dining, and to provide an opportunity for a safe, fun, outdoor gathering space featuring food and wares from businesses throughout Pacific Grove, and not just the downtown.
Restaurants will feature extensive outdoor dining, retail stores will be selling goods, and amenities such as firepits, non-amplified entertainment, restrooms and hand-washing stations will be made available to the public.
The City is licensing space in both blocks to interested Pacific Grove businesses (no out of town businesses or food trucks will be allowed) free of charge, dispensing of the normal public hearing requirements.
Interested businesses may contact the City's Business Ombudsperson, Laurel O'Halloran at firstname.lastname@example.org. The City Council will consider ratifying this action taken under the declared Local Emergency at their regular meeting on June 17, 2020.