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Mayor Ryan Toussaint told restaurants to be ready for the outdoor expansions!

The city will be easy on restaurants and cafes’ outdoor expansions and their maintenance and construction permitting process.

Mayor Ryan Toussaint said in his public statement that the City of Solvang has instituted during this time, for deferred maintenance and the specific waived permitting.

I want to remind all businesses to take advantage of the expedited processes that the City has instituted during this time, for deferred maintenance and the specific waived permitting. We are encouraging all businesses to use this time to reinvest in themselves. When recovery hits, we want Solvang to be firing on all cylinders.

We know that a good portion of Solvang visitors spends on food and beverages while in town. As we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing measures for restaurants, eateries, and bars will most likely remain in place, and those establishments will need to reconfigure their physical space to accommodate the continued measures. The City urges these businesses to take this time NOW, to make necessary adjustments to outdoor seating areas, or to expand outdoor spaces, in order to be ready to open and welcome guests as soon as it is allowed.