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Posted on: July 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City of Monterey Park to Assist Restaurants with Fast-tracked Outdoor Dining Permits

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Program allows the expansion of dining into public rights-of-way including sidewalks and public parking lots and to receive approval within two to three business days 

Effective immediately, the City of Monterey Park’s Economic Development Department is facilitating and accelerating a new Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit program to assist restaurants in transiting to, or expanding outdoor dining areas. 

Restaurants can now obtain a Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit to use public rights-of-way including sidewalks and public parking lots and receive approval quickly, within two to three business days. 

Restaurants may also use private property, such as parking lots, for outdoor dining. The Outdoor Dining Permit application can be used for either public or private property permit requests. For information and to view the Operational Conditions & Requirements for the program please visit

This program is part of the City’s Business Recovery Program and allows expanded outdoor dining for restaurants citywide. The City will waive fees for outdoor dining permits and substantially shorten the application processing time to help restaurants in Monterey Park get back on their feet and sustain their business during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Media Contact 
Michael Encinas, Economic Development Specialist 

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