City council to decide on downtown street closures

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter positive community
will consider extending the closure
of California Avenue and Ramona
Street to vehicles at its Sept. 15
meeting. Currently, street closures
downtown and on California
Avenue are scheduled to end Oct.
1, 2021.
However, city council member
Greer Stone said he expects the
council to extend the street closures
past that date.
“It’s hard to say right now, but
my guess is that it’ll be extended
given what is happening with the
delta variant and the county’s infec-
tion rate,” Stone said.
Following the initial closures due
to the expansion of seating in light
of the COVID-19 pandemic, Stone
said California Avenue and Ramona
Street could stay shut down to cars
“I would think that there is
a chance that California Avenue
and Ramona Street remain closed
permanently as California Avenue
already dead ends and we haven’t
received much pushback from the
retail stores in those areas,” Stone
said. “Since we’ve had overwhelm-
ingly good feedback from those ar-
eas, we might even want to consider
installing certain automatic parts
around the street to close it down
for a holiday or weekend.”
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