City Council has approved an ordinance allowing for eating and drinking establishments to operate in a private parking area for outdoor dining use. , provided the private parking area is contiguous to the space leased or owned by the food and beverage establishment. This ordinance also provides for health, life, and safety requirements to ensure that all proposals meet ADA and emergency access requirements. The purpose of this action is to allow eating and drinking establishments throughout Monroe to expand their capacity for serving dine-in customers temporarily during phases 2 and 3 of Governor Inslee’s plan for reopening businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The permit application can be found here. The full agenda item for the ordinance can be found here.