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On June 22nd, 2021, the City Council extended the Temporary Outdoor Expansion Program (TOEP) from its original October 31st to December 31st, 2021. The extension supports the economic recovery efforts of our business community. Allowing business owners to continue operating their expansions until the end of the year.

In addition, a permanent parklet program is in progress to replace the existing temporary program. Currently, the Economic Development department is working to lower the hurdles for parklets. The hope so that more Santa Cruz businesses can afford to build permanent outdoor structures when the emergency order ends. More details are to come in August.

If you are interested in participating or would like to know more, please click the link below and complete the form. Thank you