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Business Community: We Heard You And Here Is What Your City Is Doing! Local Restaurants May Temporarily Expand Seating Areas

The City of Westlake Village has created an aggressive workplan aimed at helping area businesses open their doors at the earliest opportunity consistent with Public Health Orders issued by the State of California and Los Angeles Public Health Departments.

Of particular importance to area restaurants is a temporary variance the city is offering that would allow Westlake Village restaurants to quickly obtain a no-fee city permit to expand outdoor seating beyond the restaurant’s original footprint.

Here are other actions the City of Westlake Village is taking right now to help local businesses and revitalize our local economy:

  • To help businesses open more quickly the City has created a local business reopening plan with info graphics, downloadable signage and guidelines for businesses to get up and running once a variance or other opening is official.
  • Our city is working with key stakeholders in developing a coalition to advocate in support of a local variance, which will follow State of California health guidelines.
  • Our City is supporting the Conejo Valley Small Business Relief Fund for WLV businesses, in partnership with the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and cities of Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills. The fund will provide grants aimed at assisting small businesses in Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and Thousand Oaks navigate the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Westlake Village is an active participant in the Chamber-led Small Business Task Force which focuses on helping businesses through the coronavirus closures.
  • Westlake Village is working in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce to promote shopping locally.

“The City wants to thank the residents and business owners of Westlake Village for your compliance with Los Angeles County Public Health Orders for Safer at Home, which have resulted thus far in significantly lower numbers of the coronavirus in our community, commented Mayor Kelly Honig.   “This delicate balance is important for the long-term health and safety of our community and also for the continued sustainability of our businesses,” added Mayor Honig. 

Visit ReadyWLV.org for new updates regarding L.A. County Health Orders, business reopening information and other pandemic-related news.

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