Compliance Checks for Outdoor Business Operations in San Diego Set for Aug. 2

Outdoor seating extends into the street in La Jolla Shores. Photo by Chris Jennewein

San Diego will begin temporary outdoor business operation compliance visits on Aug. 2, allowing business owners additional time to make required changes, it was announced Thursday.

Compliance checks and enforcement will begin with businesses currently operating in the public right of way without a city-issued Temporary Outdoor Business Operation permit. Enforcement on non-compliant businesses was initially set to begin on July 13, following a one-year extension of the outdoor retail and dining ordinance passed by the San Diego City Council. Permit holders were mailed a letter on May 24 to notify them of what would be necessary to comply with all permit requirements.

For businesses with a TOBO permit that have noncompliant structures and other violations, enforcement will not occur until after Sept. 6.

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