The proclamation temporarily suspends certain Special Use regulations and eliminates Encroachment Permit fees. This action will allow for "sidewalk sales," and other outdoor sales on private property and within the public Right-of-Way.
Encroachment permits are still required for use of R-O-W, in order for the City to review safety protocols/measures and require appropriate liability insurance.
This measure will assist local businesses wishing to safely reopen and sell products consistent with the Governor’s "Safe Start-Stay Healthy" proclamation by removing barriers to commerce. Businesses will be able to utilize the reduced Special Use Permit regulations and fee-free encroachment permit if the following criteria are met: 1) Physical location in Gig Harbor, 2) Valid Gig Harbor business license, and 3) Legally existing
The full proclamation can be viewed here. The City Council will be asked to ratify this proclamation at its June 8th City Council Meeting.