Policy Changes Due to COVID-19

UPDATE - MAY 11, 2020 & MARCH 30, 2020

Delivery App Fees

Urgency Ordinance No. 20-985U & 20-897U: Prohibit Price Gouging in Food Delivery Services During a State Declared Local Emergency. 

ATTENTION TO ALL RESTAURANTS BUSINESS OWNERS, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Please note the on March 30, 2020 and on May 11, 2020, the Artesia City Council adopted Urgency Ordinance No. 20-895U & 20-897U, respectively—During a period of declared emergency, it is unlawful for any person, business, or entity to sell or offer sell third-party food delivery services for a fee of more than 15% of the purchase price per online order.

 “Third-party food delivery service” means any website, mobile application or other internet service that offers or arranges for the sale of consumer food items for same-day delivery or arranges for the sale of consumer food items for same-day delivery or same-day pickup from a restaurant or similar food facility located within the City.

UPDATE - JULY 13, 2020
The City Council has approved a special outdoor dining permit program for restaurants to provide outdoor dining in a safe manner during this time. Fees are reduced by 80% and the 10-day waiting period has been waived. For more information, please contact Planning Manager Fiona Graham at fgraham@cityofartesia.us or at (562) 865-6262 ext. 238.

UPDATE: March 26, 2020
The City Council met at a Special Meeting on March 25, 2020 and took action to approve a resolution proclaiming the existence of a local emergency to aid the City in responding to the effects of COVID-19 on our community. Additionally, the City Council adopted an urgency ordinance which became effective today to place a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures related to non-payment of rent or mortgages by those effected by COVID-19. Both documents are available for viewing on the City’s website as attachments to the special meeting agenda found here.

Artesia Policies
City Council Approves Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoriums During COVID-19 Crisis 

A Message from the Artesia City Council

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