The Roseville City Council approved a resolution at a special meeting on Tuesday, approving temporary waivers to certain City Code requirements to allow restaurants greater flexibility for outdoor seating and to allow drive-in religious services.
The measures were put into place to aid in the support and recovery of local businesses and faith organizations during the COVID-19 health pandemic. Under the changes, existing restaurants can expand onto sidewalks, parking areas and green space. Temporary drive-up operations will be allowed and businesses will be able to administratively receive a license to serve alcohol in the temporary outdoor seating areas. Temporary sign regulations and permit requirements were also waived.
Under the changes, faith organizations are allowed to establish drive-up or drive-in services.
Waivers are temporary until the City Council repeals the resolution or the local peace time emergency is repealed. The businesses and faith organizations are required to provide protective barriers and meet other health and safety standards, including preparing a traffic management and fire safety plan. They are also requested to register their operation.
Businesses with questions may contact Community Development Director Janice Gundlach at 651-792-7071 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.