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GENERAL PURPOSES

The sidewalk cafe regulations as established in this Resolution are citywide regulations, designed to encourage sidewalk cafes in locations where they are appropriate, discourage them in locations where they are inappropriate, and promote and protect public health, safety, general welfare and amenity. These general goals include, among others, the following specific purposes:

(a)        To ensure adequate space for pedestrians on the sidewalk adjacent to sidewalk cafes.

(b)        To promote sidewalk cafes as visual amenities that better relate to the streetscape.

(c)        To preserve and enhance the character of neighborhoods throughout the City.

(d)        To simplify administrative regulations and strengthen enforcement procedures for sidewalk cafes and ensure that such requirements are effective, efficient and enforceable.

(e)        To promote the most desirable use of land and thus to conserve the value of land and buildings and thereby protect the City's tax revenues.

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