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COVID-19 Temporary Outdoor Dining & Retail Program Permit Application

  1. This application is for the Use of Outdoor Private Property, Use of Public Sidewalks, and Use of Public Parking Spaces.

  2. Will your outdoor dining or business activity be on public or private property (click all that apply)?*

  3. When will your business be open to the public?

  4. Please upload a photo of the outdoor area(s) you intend to use.

  5. Proposed activities = food, alcohol service, retail, personal services, curbside pick-up, etc. Provide a written statement explaining the manner in which you will conduct curbside and/or outdoor business activities, including a description of the business, outdoor business hours, proposed outdoor activities, a description of all improvements, structures and/or materials to be used to facilitate outdoor activities, and a description of the area in which proposed outdoor activities will take place.

  6. Upload a simple diagram with dimensions showing the layout of the outdoor space and any improvements, structures and/or materials to be used to facilitate outdoor activities, including where furnishings or merchandise will be placed. This can be a hand drawing on an 8.5x11 sheet of paper, but must include sufficient details to confirm requirements noted above. Also, upload a Traffic and Pedestrian Control Plan to demonstrate the manner in which you will ensure the safety of customers and employees engaged in approved outdoor activities in public rights-of-way, and to account for accessible pedestrian access through the area or improvements subject to this application. This can also be a hand drawing on an 8.5x11 sheet of paper, but must include sufficient details to confirm requirements noted above.

  7. Accessible Pedestrian Access*

    I agree to operate any approved outdoor activities in a manner that would facilitate immediate removal of any obstruction of an accessible path of travel allowed as part of approved activities, once brought to my attention by a member of the public. I also agree that the City may, at any time and in its sole discretion, revoke or modify the permit to require removal or modification of any or all improvements, structures, and/or materials used to facilitate approved outdoor activities authorized by this permit.

  8. Food and Beverage Permits*

    I agree to obtain and maintain any and all County and State permits regarding the provision of food and dining services (including alcoholic beverages), including but not limited to the COVID-19 Temporary Catering Authorization required by the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). I agree to submit proof of ABC approval to the City.

  9. Upload proof of California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) approval

  10. Upload a Certificate of Insurance for General Liability insurance in an amount not less than $1,000,000.

  11. Upload an endorsement naming the City of El Cerrito and its officers, employees and agents as additional insureds.

  12. Public Health Requirements*

    I certify that my business is adhering to all public health requirements as defined by the industry-specific guidance of the Contra Costa County Public Health Officer and the State of California.

  13. Indemnification*

    Permittee agrees to hold the City of El Cerrito and its officers and employees harmless from, and indemnify them against, all claims, liability and loss, and in particular from and against all such claims, liability and loss predicated on active or passive negligence of the City of El Cerrito resulting directly or indirectly from operations under an issued permit. This hold harmless obligation shall not terminate during the life of the permit.

  14. Revocation*

    I understand that the Permit may be revoked at any time at the option of the City including if: a) it appears to the City that the continuing allowance of the permit, whether because of changed conditions or otherwise, interferes with full, adequate or safe public use of the right-of-way and/or otherwise represents a danger to the health, safety or general welfare of the public; b) the permittee fails to comply with or violates any State or County Health Order, City Ordinance, City standards, safety regulations, or any condition of issuance of the permit. The City may also require the removal, temporary or permanent, of the outdoor dining or retail when redevelopment or improvements of the street or sidewalk, or utility repairs necessitates such action. Upon revocation of the permit, the permittee shall immediately restore the public right-of-way to a condition as required by the City Engineer. If the restoration is not completed within the time specified by the City Engineer, the City may take any and all necessary action so required to restore the right-of-way, including removal or relocation of any or all improvements, structures, and/or materials used to facilitate outdoor activities and to enter into our property to effect said removal or relocation if deemed necessary by the City. I understand the City is not responsible for any damages or loss of equipment. I agree to waive any claim or right for inverse condemnation, damages, or loss of income or business resulting from said removal or relocation. Any and all costs incurred by the City for enforcement of this Section shall be at the expense of the permittee. Costs incurred by the City may be recovered by legal action.

  15. Business License*

    Please visit www.el-cerrito.org/businesslicenses for more information.

  16. Temporary Outdoor Dining & Retail Permit Requirements*

    I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ THIS PERMIT APPLICATION AND ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS, STANDARDS AND CONDITIONS OF THE CITY OF EL CERRITO TEMPORARY OUTDOOR DINING & RETAIL PROGRAM, THAT THE INFORMATION GIVEN BY ME IS CORRECT, THAT I AM THE BUSINESS OWNER OR THE DULY AUTHORIZED AGENT OF THE OWNER TO ACT AND CONSENT ON THEIR BEHALF, AND THAT I AGREE TO COMPLY WITH THE ATTACHED CONDITIONS AND ALL APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF THE STATE LAWS, CITY ORDINANCES, AND THE RULES OF ANY GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY INVOLVED.

  17. Contact

    If you have any questions, please contact community@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us

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