The City of Fullerton Council will discuss tonight the issue of the outdoor dining program on Wiltshire Avenue. The issue of if outdoor or sidewalk dining continue being allowed is an issue that is being discussed across the county in many cities.
Fullerton like many cities has allowed mainly restaurants to use the sidewalk, parking lots or closed off streets for outdoor dining as indoor dining was either stopped or had capacity greatly reduced because of the pandemic.
In Fullerton’s case the city closed off part of Wiltshire Ave in Downtown Fullerton to traffic to allow the restaurants to have seating areas in the closed off street. The question is as things hopefully return to more normal is this required and, is it good for private businesses to use public space such as a street without public benefit.