SURREY City Council on Monday approved the waiving of fees for the Parking to Patios initiative to support local restauranteurs.
Through this program, businesses can expand their operations onto privately-owned parking lots and city road right-of-ways, including sidewalk, boulevards and on-street parking. Developed in 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Surrey has processed 18 Parking-to-Patios applications for local restaurants.
“Surrey’s restaurants are critical to our local economy and that’s why Council is acting quickly to put supports in place to help local restauranteurs,” said Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. “The application process is easy, streamlined and the approval process is fast so these businesses can make the most of the upcoming warmer weather, while ensuring patrons can dine in a safe environment with the required physical distancing measures in place.”
Revisions to the Parking to Patios fees include:
- Waiver of the $200 application fee.
- Waiver of the refundable $500 security deposit for approved on-street applications.
- Continued waiver of city road and right-of-way use and traffic obstruction permit fees.
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