Manhattan Beach Community Support

Total Community Supporters: 3,327

When I first moved to Manhattan Beach, I couldn't believe you had to sit inside to enjoy a restaurant experience. This big, beautiful ocean sitting out there, and we're stuck inside??? The one good thing that came out of Covid restrictions was the expansion of outdoor dining. Our town was made for it! Our residents and visitors have proven that outdoor dining can be enjoyed safely, encourages even to a further degree ride sharing or walking to reduce drunk driving, and is a strong factor in enhancing the resident experience and driving tourism. Don't take away what should have been here all along!

Nancy

There is this great quote by Henry Ford, which always makes me smile "If I'd asked my customers what they wanted, they'd have said 'Don't change anything'" Because Manhattan Beach is such an idyllic town, as residents we have a tendency to want to keep our lives just as they are. Fortunately, with the experience of the last year and a half of outdoor dining, we have had the experience of something markedly better than before. I can't imagine dining in Manhattan Beach any other way. I encourage us to continue to allow outdoor dining for the benefit of all visitors, residents and business alike.

Heather

One of the bright spots over the past year and a half has been the creation of outdoor dining environments in Manhattan Beach, and in cities all across the USA. The ability for friends and family to congregate for the sharing of meals in a public, outdoor space has provided a source of normalcy during this chaotic time. This is a pivotal moment for dining in this country, one that is long coming, and perhaps one of the only good things that the pandemic has done for our society. This is an opportunity for our community, and hopefully all communities to embrace fully the outdoor dining model, make them permanent and allow them to flourish. It also provides establishments a fallback income stream should this pandemic, or others to follow limit indoor occupancy. I’m sure some will balk at the increase in noise, reduction in parking, and encroachments of roads. This seems all very manageable when compared to the overwhelming support and desire of the local community for this greater good. To conclude, outdoor dining has helped to bring our sense of community back to us, for the better.

Spike & Christine

Outdoor dining in Manhattan Beach was one of the key positive steps taken by our city to begin healing the Manhattan Beach community after the isolation COVID brought to the world; and when I say "community" I'm not just talking about the MB residents, I'm also talking about the MB economic/business community as well. One of the most amazing features of Manhattan Beach and the reason many come to visit and want to live here is wonderful micro-climate we have here and the fact that through outdoor dining we've now given both residents and visitors a greater opportunity to enjoy this micro climate has only enhanced the appeal of our city as a destination to come to and to spend a lot of time with. I strongly encourage the city to keep this wonderful feature of outdoor dining permanently. Despite the great tragedies that came to all of us through COVID there were some silver linings and I would consider the addition of outdoor dining in Manhattan Beach to be one of those.

Eric & Audra

Wanted to drop you a line letting you know that we’re fully in support of a more permanent outdoor dining solution in downtown MB. As challenging as this past year has been for the city and it’s residents, there have been a few bright spots. Reduced traffic, working from home, spending more time with the family and (almost as important) the ability to actually get a table at several of our favorite restaurants in the downtown area. And while we’ve been limited in our ability to travel – having the opportunity to sit outside under the sun/stars with friends and family has certainly made Manhattan feel a little more “Mediterranean” and a lot more communal.

Kelly

Since the pandemic, outside seating has been a staple of Manhattan Beach a very nice welcome. This allows your patrons to enjoy the beautiful weather in our city and allows the restaurants to be open and earn a revenue during the lockdown.

Ahmad

Since moving to Manhattan Beach from the Midwest in 2003, I have wondered why a coastal community with beautiful year-round weather didn't have outdoor dining? The addition of the outdoor space downtown during Covid has been a great change that should remain permanently in some form or fashion. This is a terrific improvement for the community and visitors to enjoy.

Brian

Our family LOVES to dine out. We frequent Southbay restaurants seven to ten meals a week. While we have our favorites, the outdoor dining in MB encouraged us to try more local restaurants and establish new “go-to” spots. We used to ride our bikes to Pier Ave in Hermosa because we enjoyed all the outdoor dining offered by the restaurants there. As a family and a businessman who entertains clients regularly, we sincerely hope the outdoor dining continues in MB. Even the reduction in car driving is a win! While I have heard comments about the reduction of parking being a negative, I feel the increased use of bicycles, and now e-bikes, is a real improvement as well.

Devon

Life in downtown has been so much fun since outdoor dining was opened. We love to walk to lunch and dinner throughout the week and enjoy meals on the extended patios. We also love the energy that the patios bring to the downtown scene as Manhattan Beach is a city full of life. That’s why I live here!

Chris

I LOVE the outdoor dining in Manhattan Beach. It adds great ambiance to downtown & is much more enjoyable than indoor dining. And the restaurants have done such an amazing & creative job with their individual patios. Please make it permanent!

Karen

This is a Great addition to our beach town!

Lynne

Outdoor dining is a wonderful addition to Manhattan Beach. We love it!!!

Cat

Enjoying a meal with a view of our iconic pier and the Pacific Ocean, I am befuddled in wondering how this spot was ever considered a place to leave a car. Our beautiful downtown should be more than a strip mall grid. Outdoor dining is popular in places like New York and Paris. With our superior weather year-round, we should have far more of it. Parking concerns can be addressed with Earth-friendly alternatives.

Joe

Love the outdoor dining!

Laura

Please make outdoor dining a permanent part of our community. Outdoor dining was one of the few silver linings of the pandemic—it kept us connected and our businesses vibrant.

Nina

Yes yes yes!!! We literally look out our deck and see the outdoor set up and absolutely love it. Restaurants are very thoughtful of shutting it down on time. We’ve never had a problem. We’ve also lived at this address for 18 years.

Melissa

I’m a 20-year resident of MB and just moved to HB. I’ve always been surprised that we don’t offer more outdoor dining options. It’s a beach town! ;)

Marcie

I think it’s a great option for restaurants to have this option especially during Covid. As thing get back to normal it’s great to have an outdoor option for the spring, summer and fall.

Lenie

I enjoy the outdoor dining and would like it to be permanent!

Karen

It seems like a no-brainer! Safe and we have such beautiful weather here. And great for the local businesses.

Elizabeth

outdoor dining has brought our community together during covid - all at a safe distance. let's keep this going to bring our community closer together through great food, fresh ocean breezes and reduced traffic through our walkable town.

Tara

Yes to permanent outdoor dining!

Jennie

Please make outdoor dining permanent! I am going to restaurants now that I never cared about before

Lisa

Fabulous idea!

Richard

I am a 20-year resident of MB and I STRONGLY SUPPORT permanent outdoor dining in downtown and uptown MB!!!

Brian

Outdoor dining is beneficial to everyone- let’s keep it!

Darcey

I love the outdoor dining and really hope we can keep it!

Jamie

Keep outdoor seating!!!

Amanda

I think the outdoor dining is fabulous, it really needs to stay.

Kirk

100% in favor of outdoor dining

Larry

Outdoor dining has brought a vitality and energy to the north Manhattan and downtown areas that had long been gone. Please allow these business to continue to have outdoor dining spaces and do not tax them for it. Having outdoor dining benefits the entire community residents and businesses.

Daniel

I love the outdoor dining option as Covid is NOT over and I do not feel safe eating indoors.

Kelly

Please keep the dining decks permanently! They add charm to our town and outdoor dining is safer and more fun!

Donna

Love love love the outdoor dining!!!!

Sarah

Love outdoor dining and so many of my visiting friends and family don’t understand why it is not permanent.

Cindy

Yes, win-win business and social!

C

I support the initiative for various reasons

Kiel

Love the outdoor dining

Pauline

I would be in favor of permanent outdoor dining .local family for over 15 years

Ricky

Yes!!!!

Jill

I can't believe this is even being discussed. This is a no brainer..eating outside is brilliant. We go downtown to dine and shop much more as a result of outdoor dining.

John

Please keep the outdoor dining. It’s a wonderful addition to our little town.

Kelli

I support outdoors dining.

Omar

Love the outdoor dining!

Melissa

A silver lining that came from 2020 the year of Covid was the implementation of outdoor dining in our beautiful downtown Manhattan Beach!! Enjoying the beautiful weather, sunsets and a collection of fine restaurants, pubs and bars has been worth the wait! We love it!!!!

Jen

I looooooooove the ambiance the outdoor seating brings!! It would make our town so cute and charming

Madeline

Enhances our community!!

Marianne

Not sure why this wasn’t done many many years ago!

Teresa

MB is a special place where we can have outdoor dining year round and it has been a great change for our community. We hope it remains as a permanent or at least longer term plan!

Haruko

Please keep outdoor dining!!!

Denise

yes please!

Kathryn

Love to continue outdoor dining! It is a real treat!

Kathy

I strongly support permanent outdoor dining in MB. I have been a resident for 40+years, moved here when I was three years old and live here now as a 50 year old! Both my girls were born here, this is home and we love walking down to eat, sit outside under the lights. It adds such character to our town, increases business for the restaurants and makes so many of us happy. Please vote to make this permanent.

ERIN

My household enjoys and supports outside dining in Manhattan Beach.

Joyce

From converting parking spaces to major revenue generators to enabling more families to gather safely, outdoor dining has given a significant boost the the things we love about our town. Please continue this important new option!

Thomas

I think it’s a wonderful addition for our town and clearly enjoyed by many as evidenced by the full occupancy of all outdoor tables.

Lisa

its been a fantastic addition to our community

rob

Please support our local restaurants

Stephanie

Have loved the outdoor dining experience for the past 18 months. Have not have issues parking in downtown when I nee to be thereduring the day.

Patrice

Historic Main Street in Park City Utah provides an excellent example of scenic & functional outdoor dining

Elizabeth

We love the outdoor dining! Please don't take it away!!!

Amy

Love outdoor dining! As a resident for 15+ years I always wondered why we didn't have more. This was one of the silver linings of Covid.

Lauren

Keep Manhattan Beach special! The outdoor dining adds to the experience for tourists and residents alike.

Mike

We love the outdoor dining options and wholeheartedly support keeping outdoor dining going year round!

Melissa

We LOVE the outdoor dining. We like that we feel safe during this pandemic dining outside, and that there are more seating options available. And we think it is great for the local businesses to have the ability to serve more patrons.

Amanda

Outdoor dining has been a great addition to the local community, and with the uncertainty around covid potentially for years to come, let's leverage that great weather nature provides us here

Tom

The outdoor dining makes Manhattan beach even more beautiful!!

Sandesha

Please keep the outdoor patios!

Emily

One of the best things to come to MB in years!

Greg

I support outdoor dining.

Scott

It's a must!

Marc

I love that we can finally down outdoors in beautiful Manhattan Beach. Please keep it going!

Cindy

I just love the outdoor dining in Manhattan beach. It would be a shame if it went away.

Sharmi

Outdoor dining is great..just like Europe ..keep it! That’s why have a beautiful view for the beach to enjoy a nice view!

Bill

Outdoor dining is great! And I love it

Katie

Make outdoor dining permanent by letting restaurant patrons enjoy the fresh air and views while supporting local businesses!

Robert

I support outdoor dining and hope we can make it a permanent change

Laur

This is akin to ‘saving The Beach’!

Richard

Our town is better for the outdoor dining. It brings more people to town to shop sonevverybody wins. Even the merchants who don't think they get any benefit.

Edward

It is fantastic!

Jeffrey

Support outdoor dining

Stephen

Not ready to go in doors yet. Please keep the outdoor dining open

Shannon

With the weather and ambiance of MB it is the best to dine outside.

Ann-Sofi

Outdoor dining has been such a welcome addition to our town. It's been a wonderful way to support our local restaurants and enjoy our beautiful city. It should become a permanent fixture in our town.

Tina

Keep outdoor dining open!!!

Rachel

Please please do not remove the outdoor dining! One of the best things about our town is the outdoor lifestyle and dining outside is now one of the best parts of our community. Whatever it takes to continue dining outside we must do and I am in support of.

Anne

Love the outdoor dining…..it gives Manhattan Beach a new beautiful setting.

Holly

It has been a wonderful addition to our community and our beautiful weather we are so fortunate to have and most important it saves our beloved local businesses who are still working their way back from the devastation of covid. They deserve to keep the system in place they have worked so hard to learn to operate on the fly in times of massive stress.

Talia

Please keep outside dining it is a positive for our city.

George

Outdoor dining is the perfect setup for enjoying the beautiful city we live in and is also great to avoid Covid.

Jane

Please keep our restaurants in business and our town more enjoyable and evolved by keeping outdoor dining.

Luke

Please keep the outside dining! It was one of the things that happened during Covid that was a positive. I love the feeling and vibe of dining outdoor especially with are amazing weather!!

Kathleen

The outdoor dining has been a big plus to MB. Not only from a public health perspective but also from a quality of experience perspective.

Rita

One of the only good things to come out of Covid!

Lauren

This has changed the downtown culture and our downtown is thriving. Keep the outdoor dining

Dana

I am a local resident of MB and absolutely support continuing outdoor dining! Thank you :)

Tallie

PLEASE PLEASE WE LOVE OUTDOOR DINING!!

George

Most other parts of the world with weather anywhere close to ours embrace outdoor dining for health and ambience. It will help our businesses recover and thrive!

Michael

We are hugely supportive of outdoor dining remaining in Manhattan Beach! It has been a wonderful addition to our lovely city, increasing capacity and allowing us all to capitalize on our beautiful climate. The reduction is parking and traffic downtown is also positive - less pollution and people opting for the healthier options of walking or biking. Please let’s build on this wonderful improvement to MB - don’t take it away!

Kendal

It would be stupid not to make outdoor seating permanent. Let’s not make that mistake.

Moti

Drives more people to the businesses

Kimberly

Makes me much more comfortable to go out to eat and support restaurants

Kim

1. is safer in COVID 2. we are a beach town with almost no where to eat and view the ocean 3. they are fun and festive 4. it is usually nicer to be outside than inside

Laura

Outdoor dining makes downtown Manhattan Beach more vibrant and enjoyable, while also supporting our great local restaurants. I think with reasonable regulation outdoor dining should be a permanent fixture in the city. We already make far too many sacrifices in the public realm for the sake of cars and parking. There are so many ways to get downtown besides driving, and there are already so many parking lots and structures. We can make this work!

Mitchel

I love the outdoor dining. we always wondered why we didn't have it for all these years.

Debby

Sense of community and the weather is perfect. I live a block away and didn’t notice any negative affects

David

Best way to experience Manhattan Beach is outdoors!

Bryan

The best way to experience Manhattan Beach is outdoors!!

Bryan

Outdoor dining has always been desired in Manhattan Beach and it seems like a big win for residents, visitors and the restaurants. Hopefully the issues can be resolved to allow it to continue.

Stephanie

Our weather supports outdoor dining better than most areas in the country and yet MB hasn't had any until the pandemic. I prefer eating outside over inside period.

Dan

Love having outdoor dining options. Especially during times of Covid

Amy

I will not eat inside a restaurant in the foreseeable future due to public health considerations.

Margaret

The BEST thing that happened during Covid is the outdoor dining. We all asked, "why hasn't this been done before??"... it makes our downtown feel more vibrant, more european (they know how to eat and enjoy restaurants), more like home. I am SHOCKED that the city would reverse outdoor dining. It's like learning how to read, and then choosing never to do it.

Ali

We live in a place that absolutely should have outdoor dining. Being able to dine outdoors is a huge attraction to residents but also visitors especially with the ongoing effects of covid.

Sarah

It has definitely enhanced the community

David

Patrons enjoy is more than the need for parking and it supports the money invested by local restaurants and allows for more dining - making up for lost income in 2020!

Taylor

We live in a place that absolutely should have outdoor dining. Being able to dine outdoors is a huge attraction to residents but also visitors especially with the ongoing effects of covid.

Sarah

A safe place to dine; Beautiful outdoor scenery Creates a of greater sense of community which appeals to locals and visitors alike.

Michelle

Most restaurants don’t have outdoor dining and this allows for outdoor, which I feel more comfortable with for my family

Michelle

I am SHOCKED this is happening. Outdoor dining is the BEST thing that happened during Covid... please keep it, it makes downtown MB 1000 times better

Ali

I’ve always wanted outdoor seating in MB and now that we have it I hate to see it go. It’s wonderful to be able to sit outside and dine. Plus… it feels safer. It also allows more people to be able to get in to a restaurant when reservations are hard to get.

Kristin

We truly enjoy dining outside at the beach!! The silver lining from the pandemic! New York has outdoor dining without having plazas as I. Europe.

Jen

I seek out outdoor dining as I love the ambience. I would happily pay extra for the parking spot I took up while dining on the outdoor dining decks, and I'm sure most people would agree to that, too.

Marlene

It’s more enjoyable and the views are beautiful.

Brenda

As a former resident(hopeful to return) and someone who’s home office is in MB, I’ve loved the outdoor dining. Our clients that visit from out of town love it too! I’d love a plaza built downtown leading up to the pier with tons of outdoor dining.

Austin

Love the ambiance, community feeling, options for dining. Great for kids, too.

Mary

COVID is not going away and we need to keep the option of outdoor dining

Daniel

We love so many MB restaurants and appreciate the outdoor dining while the pandemic continues.

Nicole

Outdoor do improves

Randall

The atmosphere is gorgeous and if it helps restaurants that struggled during the pandemic I am A-L-L for it

Chelsea

Outdoor dining in the picturesque town has been magical! Please let us keep these beautiful spaces.

Kate

Outdoor dining is an incredible enhancement to the city benefitting residents, merchants and visitors. The loss of parking is minimal. I understand the need to study it further but why would the city shut it down in the middle of the pandemic? Study it and come up with a better long term solution, but leave it open in the meantime.

Bill

It is a no-brainer! Pre-covid, the LACK of outdoor dining in MB made no sense whatsoever. Every city in the country had better outdoor dining. And MB, one of the greatest outdoor cities in the country, had virtually no outdoor dining. In my view, it should not even be dismantled, just kept in place while a permanent solution is put in place.

Greg

Great vibe for downtown.

Dave

We are a beach town. Dining outside as an option should be a given. It creates a beach community feeling.

Lorraine

Outdoor dining has been such a welcome alternative for those who do not feel comfortable being indoors due to the pandemic. It is also just a more fun experience to dine outside thanks to our beautiful weather and ocean views.

Paula

We live in Southern California where the weather is always nice. It would be silly to not have our door dinning. Best thing that came out of Covid.

Alicia

Draws attention to restaurants. We are fortunate enough to have beautiful weather so why not? Why sit in stuffy restaurant with people breathing in close quarters when we are fortunate enough to have open fresh air available

Jennifer

We love the outdoor dining!

Patrick

Support businesses!!!

Peter

People are more susceptible to acquiring covid indoors. Give people options that will allow them to dine locally and support our restaurants to stay in business.

Richard

Outdoor dining is beautiful, allows more tables per restaurant, creates an energetic environment for tourists, and brings in extra revenue.

jeremie

We live in CA weather is nice should have outdoor dining. In addition with covid, safer to be outside Who cares that MB loses 20 parking spots

ROBERT

It enables the restaurant to fit more guests. It is so much more enjoyable to sit outside at these restaurants that only had indoor dining before. Especially on MB pier where you can feel like you’re dining Al Fresco and see the pier and enjoy the beautiful weather our city has to offer .there’s just no other way to describe the feeling. The experience is a blessing!!!

Melissa

Brings way more business to our local restaurants, it’s much nicer to eat outside with ocean views. We live in one of the few places where you can dine outside year around, seems silly to not take advantage of it.

Shadeh

More room for diners to eat in restaurants which helps support businesses and its nice to eat outside and enjoy the beautiful weather Manhattan Beach has.

Dylan

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Dylan

This is a great addition to the MB downtown area. We have enough parking in the garage and surrounding areas. Please keep this.

Brandon

Businesses need to make up the money they have lost throughout the year. Without these businesses you wouldn’t even need most of the parking spots. Quit being greedy and let these businesses make their money back. Especially because the virus is coming back and outdoor dining is more safe.

Rachel

Outdoor dining is the best thing that's happened to this town. Without it, I'll likely stop going to local restaurants altogether. Pandemic or no pandemic, eating outside in the community, enjoying the scenery is a unique opportunity we shouldn't squander.

Brian

I absolutely love outdoor dining. Great vibes and Atmosphere and I feel safer from getting COVID.

Taylor

Restaurants need to provide outside dining access to customers that are at-risk of serious covid illness, it allows our restaurants to survive and provides a more pleasant dining experience.

Richard

I absolutely love outdoor dining. Great vibes and Atmosphere and I feel safer from getting COVID.

Taylor

We have the weather, the view and the great food to support outdoor dining. It also allows people to gather in these uncertain times. I have always loved the outdoor dining options the Europe had to offer.

Erin

Wont eat indoors during pandemic and adds to MB charm

Gary

It’s great for our community, adds to the character of downtown, fits with a beach town, is safer than inside, etc…

ERIN

Enjoy outdoor dining; safety for young children not protected from Covid. Supports the business model of the resy owners. Why we love near the beach - outdoors. Pretty simple.

Jeffrey

It’s great for the businesses & locals. People find plenty of ways to get to outside areas even without parking.

Joyce

Allows parents to dine with kids in a safe environment.

Jewels

Allows parents to safely dine with kids in a beautiful environment.

Julie

It was a massive improvement, created an atmosphere and energy that brought more people and spending to our downtown

Genevieve

It was a massive improvement, created an atmosphere and energy that brought more people and spending to our downtown

Genevieve

Safer, way more attractive, this is why we live in MB, to enjoy the outdoors and the views. It is silly that we don't have outdoor dining except for the temporary covid solution.

Sebastian

This is the greatest beach city in America, how can we not have outdoor dining.

Steve

We live at the beach! Outdoor is a must and still very safe for people cautious of dining indoors

Kara

Great for locals and visitors; makes our downtown more inviting; I prefer eating outside to inside.

Kelly

Brings such life to the city!! It’s been the best thing due the residents.

Adam

It improves the overall ambiance of an energetic city, a unique quality that this city has. Outdoor dining!!!

Mr.

Brings in more money to the businesses of MB!

Ryan

It is wonderful for the economy of our beautiful city!!

Kelsey Rhea

It’s allows for me people to come in instead of having a cap at 50 they’ll be a cap at 80

Angel

Adds revenue to the city, create sense of community and reduces carbon exposure.

Moti

I love outdoor dining, I love that there is more seating, less wait time and I have the option to have heaters

Stephanie

Outdoor dining provides an opportunity to local businesses to expand and stay strong during the COVID-19 pandemic (which is still far from over), and provides an additional dining experience to guests and families of Manhattan Beach. Trading all of that for some additional parking spots does not sound smart to me. We try to provide the best beach hospitality to our guests, and the outdoor dining became an important aspect of it.

Jean

Outdoor dining in Manhattan has made such a positive impact. I love the fact that there is always more availability, less wait times, and more options to enjoy the beautiful South Bay outdoors.

Kelsey

I believe that we spend too much time driving around. Less parking and keeping the outdoor dining allows for less of of a reliance on cars. Some small businesses or businesses that claim to be hurt or not benefit from the outdoor dining actually May benefit due to more foot traffic because someone may have to park further away in that case someone had to park further away from the original location, thus hopefully discovering a new business on their walk to the original

Andrew

I love the outdoor dining!!! It makes the town so charming and brings the community to gather. It is so wonderful to be in a town by the ocean and get to sick outside and enjoy its beauty.

Jennifer

The introduction of outdoor dining to Manhattan Beach was the only positive thing to come out of the pandemic. The climate is perfect for outdoor dining, and it has been a great success with the loss of only a few parking spaces. Why on earth would we want to go back to being forced to dine indoors?

Simon

Safety, it’s a beach town! Ambience, community, economic support for restaurants, preferred way to dine year round.

Kryss

Why do we pay an obscene amount of taxes to not receive anything on return? You prioritize 1 car’s parking space over a table that could feed a group of 8? Everyone loves outdoor dining. It’s safe, fun, adds so much energy to the city, good for business, beautifies Manhattan beach, and quite frankly, brings people’s wallets. Manhattan beach will turn from one of the best spots in LA because of the walkability, fun, liveliness due to outdoor dining, to another one of those car centric cities that prioritizes cars over people. If you want to solve a parking issue, maybe perhaps look at the public transportation and protected bike lane issue first.

Lily

Why do we pay an obscene amount of taxes to not receive anything on return? You prioritize 1 car’s parking space over a table that could feed a group of 8? Everyone loves outdoor dining. It’s safe, fun, adds so much energy to the city, good for business, beautifies Manhattan beach, and quite frankly, brings people’s wallets. Manhattan beach will turn from one of the best spots in LA because of the walkability, fun, liveliness due to outdoor dining, to another one of those car centric cities that prioritizes cars over people. If you want to solve a parking issue, maybe perhaps look at the public transportation and protected bike lane issue first.

Lily

I love visiting MB and enjoying open air dining and supporting local restaurants.

Paul

It’s California outdoor seating is something that should ALWAYS be. It provides fresh air vitamin D and gives that beach-e feel for all those to enjoy.

Sasha

I enjoy the vibe of the downtown area with outdoor dining

Sherrill

It creates a great culture, it allows more people to go out to eat which employs more people, our weather allows for it and it's safer.

Erin

Outdoor dining improves the aesthetics of walking around the downtown area. If feels more people-centric, not car-centric. With the vibe of the Mediterranean.

Alice

With our temperate climate, it provides a chance to be outside through so much of the year. It has been a really nice addition.

Thomas

This is good for everyone. We know it works and the residents love it.

Robert

Because we have beautiful weather and views and I don’t want to sit inside

Courtney

I think outdoor dining adds to the atmosphere around Manhattan Beach like nothing else. It’s a great tool for businesses and in addition with ongoing variants it’s no harm to keep it going a little longer.

Neil

We live in a beach community where the weather is nice the majority of the year. People live here because they want to be outside.

Chris

Dining outside is more lively and festive and enhances our town!

Valerie

Outdoor dining provides a reason to dine in Manhattan beach. However waiting to develop plans until late 2023 is ridiculous and should be done in a matter of months, not years.

Mike

Being outside is great for mental health, it increases the business' capacity by bringing in more revenue for the city and for the workers, being outside provides vitamin D, why not? We live in a beautiful beach town with amazing views that need to be seen!

KC

It’s simple - We are beachside outdoor community - lifestyle - memories Good for business Ridiculous to close in January when the businesses need the help the most it’s the slowest month of the year They should’ve kept it at least through Valentine’s Day to help these businesses out what is a month additional

Sherry

It’s simple - We are beachside outdoor community - lifestyle - memories Good for business Ridiculous to close in January when the businesses need the help the most it’s the slowest month of the year They should’ve kept it at least through Valentine’s Day to help these rbusinesses out what is a month additional

Sherry

It’s simple - We are beachside outdoor community - lifestyle - memories Good for business Ridiculous to close in January when the businesses need the help the most it’s the slowest month of the year They should’ve kept it at least through Valentine’s Day to help these rbusinesses out what is a month additional

Sherry

These decks have brought so much charm to the city. It is a draw. I am so disappointed to hear the city has put revenue above the quality of life in the town. We pay so much in taxes to live here already.

Sharon

SO WONDERFUL TO ENJOY NOT ONLY WHAT MB HAS TO OFFER ON THE "INSIDE", BUT ON THE OUTSIDE AS WELL. MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE PART OF THE COMMUNITY WHEN YOU CAN EXPERIENCE THOSE WALKING BY AND ENJOY OUR BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN SCENERY...

MARCIA

It’s a wonderful way to enhance the dining experience throughout Manhattan Beach. A bonus for both the restaurants and customers alike!

Kallie

Especially while we're having strains arise and our numbers are going up for Covid, why are we closing these? They give an option to visit and dine with friends in a safe setting vs. Inside where we are now susceptible.

Summer

Its wonderful to live in a beach town and feel like youre actually on vacation-outdoor dining does that. We have the weather and the energy to keep outdoor dining alive.

Ellen

Enjoyed being outside with great weather and attracts people to come to the city, spend on restaurants and other retail.

Anthony

When you travel the world, you see outdoor dining and cafe’s everywhere. It’s always one of our favorite ways to dine — Because you get to experience the fact that you are somewhere else. When we solely dine indoors, it takes away the opportunity to enjoy the fact that we live in a beautiful community with incredible weather and a unique location. Not to mention the fact that if some variation of Covid is going to become a bit of a way of life — having the option to dine outside can be a positive for our community health as well.

Zack

We love the outdoor dining! Think its great for the city and the businesses and residents... lets keep it year around!

Ryan

I think this has been the 'win' of the pandemic. I feel like I am in a European cafe when eating outdoors. I recommend having them open between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That way city can get parking revenues during the remainder of the year

David

We love the outdoor dining, have yet to eat indoors during the pandemic!! It’s safer and more enjoyable to eat outside! We also want to see our local businesses thrive and enjoy our wonderful views while eating!

Jenny

I think it provides for a better dining experience and attracts more people to visit our city.

Lisa

Because everyone loves dining outdoors. It’s good for business and our own quality of life. We live at and pay to live at the beach. Please. Why can’t we dine outdoors?

Robin

Why can’t we dine outdoors? We pay to live at the beach for heavens sake! Totally stupid.

Robin

For families with children under the age of 5 (ie not allowed to get vaccinated), extra outdoor dining space is critical for us to (safely) enjoy some of the amazing restaurants MB has to offer! Let’s take advantage of MB’s amazing year-round climate to make outdoor dining permanent.

Nilay

No brainer. We are a beach town that has great weather almost year around. Eating outside takes advantage of our ecosystem. It is fun and just more festive all around. Believe it or not, it is even quieter as some of our restaurants are very loud when dining inside.

Nancy

For families with children under the age of 5 (ie not allowed to get vaccinated), extra outdoor dining space is critical for us to (safely) enjoy some of the amazing restaurants MB has to offer! Let’s take advantage of MB’s amazing year-round climate to make outdoor dining permanent.

Nilay

No brainer. We are a beach town that has great weather almost year around. Eating outside takes advantage of our ecosystem. It is fun and just more festive all around. Believe it or not, it is even quieter as some of our restaurants are very loud when dining inside.

Nancy

It is a great feel for downtown and brings the community together the city should just charge the restaurants rent that would replicate parking revenue. Keep the decks!!!!!

Laura

We love eating outdoors. The restaurants need this extra seating to increase their revenue after Covid shut downs. Please keep the outdoor seating open!

Amanda

It’s much better dining experience to sit outside and enjoy all the benefits of beautiful CA weather (healthier, more seats for restaurants, more people having jobs waiting the tables, more aesthetic presentation of the city)

Olga

It’s safer than being indoors and the weather permits.

Drew

My son is server a Simmzy. He will loss his job if the outdoor dinning is shut down.

Bruce

Safer experience for all.

John

This is the perfect climate for outdoor dining experiences. They do it everywhere all over the world… I’m not sure why the city is against it as they say they are “for businesses” yet their policies tend to show the opposite. Based on someone’s set of rules or thoughts about how things should be. Bring the dining rooms back or how about this… Don’t take them down and make the business owners go through that expense again.

DARYL

It's been a net positive for all MB residents and the small businesses.

Rich

We have the location and the weather to support outside dining. It is totally enjoyable for locals and visitors alike. We should take advantage of it.

Judy

Outdoor dining facilitates California living at its best.

Michael

Promotes a full sense of community.

Arturo

Eating outdoors at the beach is the best! Let’s be creative and have plenty of outdoor dining for residents.

John

I enjoy dining outdoors at our local restaurants and believe this makes our town more attractive and accessible (expands capacity otherwise getting a dinner reservation is very challenging!) This also provides a safer dining option for individuals concerned about covid exposure (which will likely be an issue for years to come). I also think as a beach city it is very strange not to have a large offering of outdoor seating. We have plenty of parking available in our parking structures and if we’re concerned about other businesses losing patrons due to lack of parking, we should just better offer signage about the parking options available (Metlox etc).

Catherine

The dining decks promote a safe dining experience during the pandemic and with the new variant on the horizon!

Justin

Love the vibe that it delivers. more inclusive of the community and area -

catherine

It’s safe and we love it!!! There should be outdoor dining in such a beautiful place with mild weather!!

Marla

much more enjoyable and allows for better dining

Tate

Beach cities should have outdoor dining spaces. Duh.

Brad

Has been great to be outside, see the beautiful views and support or local restaurants.

Mike

We love eating outside. Especially with small children!

Christina

The pandemic isn’t over and there are plenty of reasons to improve our outdoor dining options. There was a shortage of alfresco dining before the pandemic and it needs to be completely rethought quickly.

Kathleen

It’s created a safe, fun space in our community. It’s a massive silver lining of the pandemic!

Ryan

Outdoor dining brightens the neighborhood and makes the environment more friendly/warmer. It makes MB even more of a “town”.

Sean

Keeps downtown vibrant plus who knows when the pandemic will ever really end

Wendy

If LA County is going to restrict indoor dining, options for families to eat outdoors must remain an option.

John

Creates a better atmosphere and ambiance for dining experiences.

Stephanie

There is NO reason that MB, given its location, should have all outdoor dining. Particularly because the pandemic is not over!!!

Rachael

I feel The outdoor dinning give down town a more open and inviting g feeling

Derrell

I support outdoor dining because we live in a beautiful city with amazing weather. It will also bring more business to the the restaurants in our city.

Morgan

MB has been able to capture some of the charm of coastal European cities with these al fresco dining areas

Jordan

The outdoor dining provides an open, healthy environment and ambiance. We live in one of the most beautiful areas, we should be sitting outside enjoying the sunshine!

Rachel

Why wouldn't we have outdoor dining in beautiful California with weather so nice all year round? It's essential that we keep the decks, it provides a safe, beautiful dining experience!! PLEASE KEEP THE DECKS

liz

This has been a wonderful addition to our community

Erica

The best part of the pandemic was the introduction to outdoor dining, we've never had it and we've always needed it. now more than ever~

Debra

People spend more time walking in town - strolling, shopping, supporting all businesses versus park, eat and leave. More like Europe. We all slow down! Yay!

A Erin

It brings a different energy. We live at the beach to enjoy the fresh coastal vibes, amongst other things. Dining outside has been one of the silver linings of Covid. So many other beach communities have outdoor dining and never understood why MB didn’t have it.

Therese

Adds to the ambiance and looks nice

Cathy

I think the outdoor dining makes dining downtown so much more enjoyable. You are able to have a more immersive experience with our town.

Kendal

I love outdoor dining in Manhattan Beach. It has changed the whole vibe of downtown for the better. Some of the restaurants that were impossible to get seating at are able to accommodate so many more guests. It has been delightful to take advantage of our beautiful weather and dine al fresco. I also actually feel safer because so many people are out and around.

Angie

It’s lovely. It adds warmth and quaintness to our beach town. Maybe pare down the outdoor space to benefit everyone equally.

Robin

The outdoor decks are amazing! We need to keep some options open for residents and tourists alike for outdoor dining!!

Rachel

Living in a state with lovely weather why wouldn’t we allow our local restaurants to seat more patrons while we enjoy the outdoors. No brainer for the city!

kristiane

I think we need outdoor dinning since we live in a gorgeous area with great weather. We should take advantage of that.

Kim

We love the outdoor dining option

Madeline

Fresh air, less noise, happier. It had always been such a shame to only have indoor options in such a beautiful place. It’s so much more charming and enjoyable than the outdoor dining available in hermosa on pier.

Stephanie

Supporting local small businesses is very important to me - our community is such a wonderful place to live and a large part of that is due to our restaurants where we all gather as a community.

Dani

These restaurants should have had the outdoor seating from the beginning. As locals we absolutely love the outdoor dining!

Anna

Although our entire family is vaccinated, we are not comfortable returning to indoor dining at this time. We know it is so much safer, if we are to be without masks, to be outdoors. Please consider keeping outdoor dining as I am sure many other families feel the same way.

Angela

We visit MB almost every weekend and absolutely support outdoor dining. This needs to be a priority to figure out.

Nadine

We have incredible weather all year round and such limited outdoor dining options in Manhattan Beach, one of the most beautiful areas in the world. The addition of outdoor seating in the pandemic as been one of the few good things to come out of these tough times.

Matthew

The minimal amount of parking that these dining decks have taken over are so much less important than the additional space for diners (creating a more pleasant and quick dining experience) in MB. We love the outdoor dining patios and DO NOT want to see them go!!

Jamie

We live in a picturesque city with weather that allows you to sit outside almost year round, but there is very little indoor dining with a view. Many of our restaurants have a small indoor footprint and it's hard to get a reservation, outdoor seating allows for more people to be served at our local restaurants.

Andrea

I have a 3 yr old daughter who is unvaccinated and will be for the foreseeable future given her age. It’s nice to sit outside and have a meal. I agree though that there needs to be a balance and perhaps a use it or lose it approach.

Anna

Who doesn't love being able to eat the best food made by locals with the view of the pier or under the perfect SoCal weather!

Jared

It’s safer and fun to eat outside. Creates more space and air.

Josh

The atmosphere and enjoying the beach weather

MICHAEL

how can one NOT have outdoor dining in SoCal Beach towns

michael

I work in manhattan beach and outdoor dining has been the best for really getting to enjoy this city.

Jessica

The outdoor dining at our local MBA restaurants has been a game changer. It has increase my desire to eat at these local restaurants, which now offer additional outdoor seating. The loss of parking spaces seems like a minimal trade off.

Courtney

Greater foot traffic, lesser cars, Al fresco like we deserve it in this weather

Raj

It helps economically hard hit restaurants. More importantly, residents love this dining option. Figure it out guys. This needs to remain in place.

Joe

Reasons I support outdoor dining: 1. covid is not over - people need a safe option for dining and socializing 2. it helps accommodate tourists and local residents by increasing seat capacity 3. It seems very wasteful to tear up the dining decks and then replace them over a year later. It's a waste of resources 4. It creates a very warm and welcoming atmosphere in our town 5. Neighboring cities don't seem to be getting rid of their outdoor dining, MB businesses will lose clientele to neighboring cities 6. The outdoor dining encourages people to walk or bike to the downtown area, which is better for our environment and our health. 7. The majority of residents want to keep outdoor dining. Democracy is majority rule. The few loud, angry residents who fight everything good in our city need to be silenced and not bowed down to by city council.

Erin

Fresh air keeps us healthy & happy. Extra support to local restaurants is vital to keeping them from closing.

Holly

Safety of the community and my family. I also have young kids and want them to be able to have fun without worrying about the volume of their voices. Lastly, we love our beautiful town and want to be outside enjoying its beauty!!

Vanessa

Makes the best use of our beautiful beach environment and allows us to enjoy the outdoors it more. Also my friends feel more comfortable dining outside, with COVID remaining an unknown.

Jason

I love that first of all we even have the ability to enjoy outdoor dining where we live. A lot of restaurants dont have an ocean view in Manhattan and with the outdoor dining we get to take advantage of watching the sunset at dinner. It only makes Manhattan more appealing

Kaitlyn

It has changed the entire landscape of the area for the better! Seeing people sitting outside is festive and encourages others to want to do the same. Our family has eaten out more now then before bc of the outdoor dining and during a pandemic. Covid is not over and we have children… will not be eating inside, we just won’t go out if we can’t eat outside. We live in an amazing place, why be restricted to inside. The lack of parking if that is the issue encourages walking and golf carts. Make more smaller spots for carts - they will get filled! Leaving more larger spots for cars. People will figure out the parking, Uber. Please keep the outdoor patios. I have lived here my entire life, I live in Hermosa and work in MB at Skechers. This is where retail has shifted - restaurants bring shoppers. I typically will not stop in Downtown to shop but to eat yes…..which leads to usually shopping and buying something! I have never seen it so alive and feel as much of a community as it has with the outdoor dining.

Charlie

COVID Is not yet over and out restaurants need all the revenue they can get

Teri

I feel safer in a outdoor environment rather then a closed one. It’s better eating outdoors enjoying beautiful California weather all year long

Maria

Qe live in a beach town. People live here to be outdoors. Outdoor dining makes MB desirable. Our family prefers to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air.

Kirsten

Outdoor dining has been what Manhattan beach has needed!!! We have the absolute best climate and can’t enjoy it w good food, friends and drink - until now. Please keep it please!!!!

Jennifer

It’s nice, especially with young kids, to have more outdoor options. We live in a place where you can eat outdoors year round. It’s crazy we’ve gone this long without more outdoor dining options.

Carly

The outdoors and Manhattan Beach go hand-in-hand. It just makes sense.

Jeff

Outdoor did I get was the only good thing that happened during Covid! We live in a beach city. Who wants to sit inside when they could sit outside. Such a bummer that they are taking it away for two years.

Molly

you definitely feel like you are a part of the community sitting outside and enjoying the downtown view

micah

Outdoor dining in a beach city!

Clay

It is nice to be able to eat outside, especially since we live in such a beautiful environment. And for now, with all of the COVID variants (and having young children below 5), it is a great way to lower spreading COVID.

Stephanie

As much as we’d all love for this pandemic to be over, it’s not iver yet. I can’t understand why the City Council would choose now to get rid of the outdoor dining decks. I have a son who is not yet 5 and until he’s able to be vaccinated I would prefer for him to eat outside. Getting rid of the outdoor dining options means that he cannot go out to dinner with us which unfair to both him and our local businesses. Other cities and areas, including our neighboring cities, are not getting rid of their outdoor dining areas which means people will favor going a few miles away rather than stay here in MB. Why would we do that to our businesses? Does the council really think the restaurants have recovered after being shut down for so many months? Please reconsider the Jan 3 deadline and allow the outdoor dining to remain until a more permanent plan can be put in place. The restaurants are paying for the parking spots anyway.

Betty

I love to feel like I'm in Europe somewhere! And we do have lovely surroundings and if we are able to eat outside, we can take advantage of it! Thank you...

Christine

Manhattan Beach has one of the best outdoor dining atmospheres in the WORLD! Why would we ruin that?!

Colby

This is a no brainer for our community. One of the few bright spots in all of the Covid nonsense and bad government decisions that have been made. Get this back as soon as possible.

Andrew

It’s the best that had happened to the city…it’s not only safe given the pandemic, but it’s charming, adds character and common!!! What’s beat than outdoor dining by the ocean!!! MB City council needs to make this permanent asap, end of 2023 os ridiculous!!!

Paula

It provides a great ambiance you customers and helps struggling restaurants expand their revenue scheme. Restaurants should not have to take down these patios if anything they should build more!

Gage

Southern California is the best climate in the world! We should be taking full advantage of our outdoor space. It also brings more energy and vibrancy to the area! Love it please please please keep it!

Collin

We have beautiful weather and people need to be outside.

Carly

It’s a much needed boost for local restaurants and allows for outdoor dining to continue to help prevent the spread of covid

Alisa

Safer to dine outdoors, Aesthetic, and we live in a beach town. It makes sense to utilize the views for restaurants.

Wysh

Ending the outdoor dining is a terrible idea! Keep the temporary structures up until a final plan is in place. 2 years is WAY too long! We are an outdoors-based community. Outdoor dining works. It impacts only the very few street parking spots. Businesses made significant investment in these outdoor spaces. It increases capacity so business can serve more people, sell more goods, and hire more people - all contributing to MB. PS - the pandemic isn’t over.

Elke

I think it should be permanent that all restaurants have outdoor dining facilities. It's very welcoming and friendly and comfortable. We are still in the midst of a pandemic and even if we weren't I still would be wholeheartedly in favor of outdoor dining. The only change I would make is that instead of each establishment decorating their area in their way, a single uniform style should be deployed something that matches the feel and vibe of our great city. But to end the program on January 3rd is a total mistake. Keep the outdoor dining until a cool theme can be developed, agreed upon and deployed.

Steven

It has proven successful and more beneficial than the parking spaces the outdoor dining replaced to activate the street.

Jenny

Make manhattan beach like Denmark, clean, active, happy, smart!

Mallari

It was a great addition. The city should expand sidewalk area and make it a well built permanent fixture.

Ben

As someone who moved from New York city during the pandemic, the outdoor dining decks really brought a sense of a cosmopolitan city to the Southbay. The weather here means that these outdoor dining locations can be used all year around and they really should have always been here to begin with.

Daniece

I think the whole community prefers outdoor dining in this beautiful city that we love!

Pat

Important for a healthy community

Carla

I think it’s great. Most restaurants in MB don’t have outdoor patios. Maybe they could be seasonal.

Jeff

We live in a town with amazing weather where you can eat outdoors year round. We have loved having these outdoor spaces and would love to see the outdoor spaces stay.

Jessica

Most of the year we have amazing weather and we need to have more outdoor and rooftop dining to enjoy it

Jac

It's been nice having the option to dine outdoors and enjoy the fresh ocean air with a delicious meal. I would like there to be a solution that doesn't interfere with the available parking spaces like the current outdoor dining does. Maybe have much smaller outdoor sections for fewer restaurants.

Heather

Being outdoors greatly improves the experience of dining out and attracts us to visit more frequently. It also creates a more social ambiance in MB which is missing because of the vehicle traffic. Some of our favorite places we have traveled around the world have similar capacity and it’s not even as good of weather. As a future resident, it would be disappointing to see this end or take over a year to find a long-term solution. Remove the cars, and make it more about the people.

Brian

We live in a beautiful sunny beach community that previous to COVID offered extremely limited outdoor dining experiences. The ability to sit outdoors and enjoy the fresh ocean breeze or even view of the ocean has been a game changer and something that we have been craving. It also allows the restaurant businesses to expand the capacity. It’s a win win for the community and small business owners. It’s drawn in more consumers to the businesses surrounding the restaurants as well. To take it away would be devastating to say the least.

Kate

The pandemic isn’t over, outdoor dining is much safer and enjoyable in our lovely CA weather and MB atmosphere. There are plenty of parking build alternatives that could be explored to make up for the wonderful outdoor dining experience to help our local businesses prosper, stay safe while enjoying time out on the town. I would have voted for this experience even prior to the pandemic as California significant under utilize outdoor space in comparison to many European settings in a much smaller and confined space.

Katie

E eb Even pre-covid, I never understood why a beach community didn’t have outdoor dining experiences. Now that we have seen that they - not only work but - are wildly popular, I can’t imagine taking everyone back to only indoor options.

Denise

We are passionate about supporting local small businesses. MB is a foodie destination w/ limited indoor dining space. With the limited indoor real estate and business expenses, this will greatly help them more profitable and we love outdoor dining at the beach.

Kim

I support outdoor dining because it provides a safer and more enjoyable dining experience.

Mandy

It has made our town come alive in ways it never had before - reduces traffic, increases ability to get tables at popular restaurants, creates a wonderful environment downtown and has hugely improved the experience of going downtown for dinner.

James

As an avid tourist to MB beach, being able to dine outside was an experience my family and I looked forward to this past summer. We were surprised to learn it wasn’t a standard option. Please don’t remove!

Amu

The outdoor dining brings great energy to our town. It’s visually appealing, it makes MB Blvd look welcoming, and inspires locals and out of town visitors to enjoy what makes Manhattan Beach unique…the gorgeous ocean, warm weather, and inclusive community. We MUST keep our outdoor dining!

Erika

It’s safe/healthy, beautiful and fun and we have the perfect climate for it!

Victoria

When you have perfect weather all year round it feels absurd to choose to sit inside. I love outdoor dining and feel it should stay.

Ashley

Still not comfortable dining indoors w/ my family

Sitara

It has brought a beautiful community feeling to our neighborhood and more availability to our dining options.

Jenine

Not ready to dine indoors w/ our family.

Genesis

Better overall Dinning experience. Unique viewing of the beauty of the area. Helping restaurants recover from shutdowns and limited capacity.

Chad

Covid isn’t over!!! Makes sense best for community members & businesses

Kathryn L M

As frequent supporters of our local businesses we see the increased seating capacity as positive. As a diner , we love sitting outside all year long and as a bonus we get to bring our dog. We love it.

Adi

With LA weather, how can you not support this?! Take Europe and the rest of the world as a great example of outdoor dining.

Alice

Making outdoor dining permanent, in some form, should not even be a question. It’s time to reimagine downtown MB. Reducing traffic and creating a permanent outdoor dining solution should be the centerpiece of this plan.

Kim

We have always been lacking on outdoor dining in the beach cities and with weather this nice pretty much year round it makes sense!

Tricia

Love the outdoor dining for many reasons, but mainly the extra tables it gives the restaurants so they get more business.

Jordan

Enjoy the beautiful SoCal beach weather, fresh air, great people watching. It makes the dining experience so much more enjoyable.

Kim

We love the outdoor seating as we get to enjoy the beautiful weather here more and are more likely to eat out

Niccoko

I feel the most comfortable dining outdoors and will feel most confident supporting those businesses who give me an outdoor option.

Kerry

We love dining outdoors! It’s safer and our weather is amazing. We can’t go backwards!

Melissa

Outdoor dining is a must not only during this ongoing pandemic, but because we live in a place that allows us to enjoy outdoor space (and less cars). When streets need to be resurfaced, the outdoor dining will have to be moved, but it shouldn’t be moved until then.

Marc

It’s always so pleasant and it allows us to eat out much more often since our dog can join.

Jonathan

It’s safer eating outside. More environmental because require outdoor lights. Creates more spots to dine in MB since so hard to get reservations. Helps local restaurants which are top notched in the restaurant community in LA and rent is so high that it helps their business. Prestige for Mb.

Elisa

We love outdoor dining! It’s so nice to be outside with fresh air. We have a toddler who can be loud/messy and the outdoor dining made us comfortable going out to eat. Our son is 16 months and won’t be able to get a vaccine for quite a while- outdoor dining feels MUCH safer for him than being stuck inside a restaurant, especially considering how small all of the restaurants down by the pier are. Outdoor dining has allowed us to leave the house more than we would otherwise, PLEASE make it permanent

Allison

It is nice to have room and dine outside and have fresh air. Sometimes the cars are noisy but nice to have options.

Debbie

Love outdoor dining and would like for it to stay.

Dana

Great sense of community. It's made out family go to more restaurants a spend more at local businesses.

Greg

We love dining outdoors and with omicron unfolding we are only really comfortable eating outdoors at the moment. We don’t have any issues with the current set up

Emma

Not only has this been a life blood for restaurants / small businesses during COVID but it gave the community a way to have a sense of normalcy in an extraordinary time. It has proved that that downtown MB can thrive and has thrived and we don’t need the few parking spaces it has displaced. I am In full support of keeping existing outdoor dining parklets.

Rachel

Outdoor dining is great. Let’s keep our streets vibrant and focused on people.

Vincent

I love eating in the great outdoors. I moved to CA because of our beautiful weather.

Shannon

There are so few restaurants in Manhattan beach that actually offer outdoor dining and views of the ocean. These outdoor spaces were a lifeline for local restaurants when people could not eat indoors.

Caylin

Outdoor dining has been the best thing to result from COVID. It reminds us all how lucky we are to live in the SouthBay and increases the feeling of community and allows restaurants to remain open even as our state irregularly mandates closures.

Caroline

Much prefer dining outside in fresh air!!!

Lisa

We love the outdoor dining experience and the European feel to our city. I first moved here in 1980. I say we recall the council !

Grant

LOVE the outdoor dining option. We are a beach community that didn’t have this option. Is one positive that has come out of a negative year.

Nikola

It has created a truly amazing “village” environment where we are able to enjoy the fresh air while also interacting with so many neighbors, friends and visitors. It perfectly matches our climate with our dining activities.

James

Outdoor dining takes advantage of our glorious weather year around. And believe it or not, it’s quieter than sitting in some of the restaurants where music and acoustics make it difficult to hear your guests.

Nancy

It’s vibrant living. It connects people.

Nicole

I have been a resident of Manhattan Beach or Hermosa Beach for 45 years. Manhattan Beach is unique among Los Angeles beach towns in that it has the best combination of nice shopping and dining locations without any major chain stores. The expansion of the retail space, particularly restaurants adds a wonderful European and cozy local feel to this town. These merchants have supported us through the pandemic and need our continued support. As a longtime resident I think the trade-off for locals and tourists of more access to our great local retailers as opposed to a few more parking spaces is much the better situation

James

With the little space there is left in coastal beach towns of California; It is nice to have the option to dine outside in the fabulous weather California has to offer. Due to the COVID policies set forth by the state and county, restaurants had no choice but to innovate to survive. It created a new option for people to feel comfortable while living in or visiting Manhattan Beach and taking that away is counterintuitive to restaurant owners and those who have benefited from it.

Alex

Creates a very unique experience. Tax revenue

Milan

I love the outdoor dining.

Rowan

Better than parking lots.

Matthew

It makes the city more vibrant. More opportunity for the local restaurants to recoup what they lost during the lockdown. Allows people who don't feel comfortable eating inside to still dine downtown.

Sharon

I love eating outside and the look it has brought to our community.

Carla

It is a nice experience and makes me feel much safer with Covid

Scott

Many people prefer to eat outdoors. I believe we should still have this available to restaurant owners and patrons.

Alison

Please keep the outdoor dining in Manhattan Beach! This has added so much to our community during the pandemic. Let’s continue to support our businesses and give people the option to eat indoors or outdoors.

Michelle

Great for the community. Allows more table space. Outside eating is very common all over the world. It’s nice having it in MB

Robert

I feel that the outdoor dining gives our town a liveliness that makes it unique, charming and helps our local businesses to thrive. I think it improves property values, and also give the residents a sense of pride in our unique and wonderful town.

Amanda

It supports small business, it’s enjoyable, promotes tourism, and reduces the traffic downtown.

Alexandra

It was the greatest addition to downtown MB! We support it 100% and hope it’s not taken away. That would be a travesty!

Liz

We love the outdoor dining and think it really improved quality of life & vibe in MB. Its hard to imagine only indoors as a restaurant experience again....

Mike

For our economy. To stay healthy and safe while supporting our local businesses.

Jenna

We live in ideal weather for outdoor dining. I love having the option to sit outside and often times have chosen to eat at a restaurant offering outdoor dining rather than one that does not. I also have some vivid concern with indoor and feel more comfortable with outdoor dining.

Angela

It was the right thing to do and should remain in place.

James

As a parent with high risk children and that are unable to be vaccinated yet, outdoor dining is the only way I can take my kids out for dinner. yes, I can get take out, but as you all know, it's not the same and being able to be out, especially for celebratory meals, is nice for us to be able to do with our children. Additionally, many restaurants spent a lot of time and money on their outdoor dining equipment, which I think should be able to be utilized until the formal 'universal' plan is finalized. Lastly, the outdoor dining highlights the charming-ness of our South Bay restaurants and social seen. As someone who grew up in Manhattan Beach, I see the removal as a very poor decision.

Teresa

Only enhances the value and experience of our town

Gary

Outdoor dining is obvious and needed in this area.

Nathan

Outdoor dining is the best thing to happen to MB in the past 20 years since I have been living here

Brian

Why not enjoy the view of the sunset or ocean when doing outdoor dining. It provides a European feel plus. Southern California is an outdoor society. Please allow it. Also, more revenue for restaurants..happy restaurants, happy customers, plus more revenue plus more tax revenue for city. Lets keep it.

bill

Good for business

Jim

It is the BEST! Honestly, it is by far the best thing to have happened to the South Bay. There is zero reason for it to go away, it is so much better for everyone.

Michael

Tagging the outdoor dining gives us confidential of social distancing while a more enjoyable environment

Andi

Adds charm to our city

Rola

I prefer dining outdoors as its safer. It also supports restaurants by giving them more space for diners and increases their profit

Tiffany

I think this has been a wonderful addition to the town. It is full of vibrance and life and gives more people the opportunity to dine and local restaurants the opportunity to increase revenue.

Molly

The outdoor decks feel safer, we are still in the pandemic. The outdoor seating also has a nice ambience, is less loud, and better for families with kids.

Saloni

It’s healthier to dine outside. Also, the outside dining adds to the city’s charming, small town character.

Joyce

Safety, atmosphere

BECKY

Outdoor dining brings the city together and allows us to enjoy the beach where we are living. This is the reason why many people spend their money out - to enjoy the views of the ocean.

Jamie

It's great and safe

Court

Manhattan Beach is a tourist destination, and outdoor decks enhance the dining experience for those who are visiting our beautiful beach communities. Outdoor decks give an opportunity for MORE diners to experience the unique and appealing Southbay weather and/or views. The outdoor decks also enhance the feeling of community and lend a European feel to Manhattan Beach akin to that of the French Riviera.

Selena

Outdoor dining is one of the best experiences you can have in SoCal especially the South Bay area

Hazel

I would agree that in light of COVID19 and a small percentage of citizens refusing to be vaccinated that outdoor dining is a smart & safe way to dine.

Tara

Growing up as a South Bay resident, I understand we have the opportunity to dine outside all year round. We are fortunate to have beautiful weather year round in Southern California and outdoor dining is perfect to take advantage of this! I vote to keep outdoor dining!

Stephanie

As a customer, I like the safety, quiet and beauty of outdoor dining. As a resident, I like the safer conditions for the wait staff.

Raulee

I am supportive because I believe that health and safety is paramount. With respiratory diseases being a serious issue we are facing, it is good to know that exposure is slightly mitigated when offered an open air, outdoor space for dining. Beyond that, what I have seen is that guests really enjoy the outdoor dining spaces the local MB businesses have provided - those guests range from tourists just stopping in for the day to long-time, embedded residents of the local community.

Haim

As a long time former Manhattan Beach resident and current Hermosa Beach resident - I have always felt that MB was at a disadvantage with less outdoor dining than Hermosa. The outdoor dining has been great and I have done it often this past year plus in MB. To me, it seems like a real detriment for many of your restaurants. There is plenty of parking in Metlox.

JANET

Since Covid is not behind us by any stretch of the imagination, opportunities to eat outside are still very important. if they go away, I will be very reluctant to dine at a restaurant. Also, it makes our town more of a cosmopolitan city like those abroad, and encourages people to view restaurant dining more as an entertainment experience than just a functional one.

Pat

Prior to the addition of the outdoor dining decks, there were only a few restaurants with ocean-view dining options. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pretty much just dining outdoors. We love being able to enjoy the restaurants in MB while being able to dine outdoors in relative safety.

Paul

I live in Santa Monica but love Manhattan Beach and frequently come down there. I still feel safer with outdoor dining—and find it more enjoyable anyway with our great climate!!!!—and am disappointed with this decision especially with all the money the already-hurting-restaurant-industry poured into making their businesses safe.

Theodora

Dining at Strand House on their deck at sunset is where my wife of 24 years accepted my second proposal on her birthday. It is sad to think future romantics will no longer have this setting. Manhattan Beach is known for this.

Steve

Wonderful addition to our community and a way better use of space that more parking. Also supports more people walking, biking, ride-sharing, which is a benefit of it's own.

Eric

This is one of the best ways for businesses to get back up on their feet financially. It creates more jobs and helps people feel safe working as well as those dining.

Marilyn

I think in the time of Covid customers should still have the option to sit indoors or outdoors while dining.

Celeste

We have beautiful views and fabulous weather, outdoor dining lest us enjoy both!

Sharon

I am still not comfortable dining indoors due to COVID. Beyond that I love that I can actually get to eat at some of my favorite spots as they have more tables to accommodate more diners. I also love that it makes MB have a more festive and alive feel. It’s like shopping in Europe where you can take a break from shopping and enjoy some food and drink in the beautiful sun. I also love timing my dining experience to watch the sunset or the waves. It’s really made Downtown such a fun overall experience.

Erin

It's so great having more outdoor seating. Crazy not to in beautiful SoCal!

Jennifer

It is great to be able to eat in Manhattan beach with views of the ocean.

Raviv

There is NO WAY I will eat indoors until this epidemic is more under control. I dine out 2-3 times a week. Take the decks away. Lose my business.

Robert Glenn

Small restaurants have struggled so long during Covid. Eating at an outdoor deck at sunset is amazing. Creates a great atmosphere. Thank you!

Ann

Outdoor seating brings life to the downtown. With the fantastic weather we have, it makes sense to offer this

Tim

Too many reasons - adds to downtown charm, improves quality life for residents, draws more visitors/patrons/shoppers, easier to get table as a diner, enhances property values in MB, etc.

John

it brings the city a new energy

cassie

I've been dining at The Strand House forever and love the outdoor decks. To remove outdoor dining decks from an ocean view restaurant is absurd!

Debrah

The whole reason for living in california is to enjoy the outdoors. Pre covid i had always been frustrated by the lack of outdoor seating. It is very sad to hear that we may lose some of the outdoor seating.

Chris

We live in one of the most beautiful spots along the California Coast.... and how lovely it's been to enjoy our meals listening to the waves, breathing in the ocean air, and watching sky change from baby blue to sherbet pink and orange. Our Southern California weather allows for outdoor seating all year round ... and this option kept our local restaurants in business during the pandemic. I support the continuation of outdoor dining.... it's allowed our community to dine together and support each other.

Stephanie

I feel safer eating outside

Mary

Outdoor dining provides an upbeat and vibrant atmosphere to the downtown area. It's why it is so popular all around the world!!

Bob

My family and I visit Manhattan Beach frequently and we love the outdoor dining. Gives it a New York or European feel. Adds more dining space and it's great to be outside.

Jeffrey

I think the Outdoor dining enhances the appeal of Manhattan Beach in general. It seems that many people take a ride service, or walk or bike if they live in town, so the parking spaces are not as necessary.

Lisa

This outdoor dining is a true lifeline for all of us ! Please reconsider keeping this for at least another 6 months and then revisit it. We use it so often and shop while we are visiting as well! We really love it! Thank You

Carole

It’s perfect dining at the beach! Indoors is beautiful yet guests need an option to sit outdoors

Carla

Nice dining experience: great weather, makes sense to have the option to dine outdoors. RE: parking displacement, e-bikes have already solved that problem.

Mike

MB is a beach city and outdoor dining is a part of the beach lifestyle.

Philip

We use outdoor dinning for meetings with our customers and coworkers. We feel it is the only safe way to meet during the pandemic. The thought of getting rid of out door dinning/patios is idiotic and without thought of the current conditions.

Jim

Outdoor dining is the best thing that happened to MB (and Los Angeles) during the pandemic. Its makes our town feel more European and cosy. The restaurants have spent so much money to make their outdoor space beautiful and adds to the character of our city. Please reconsider keeping outdoor dining permanent.

Lisa

With the covid variants continuing to evolve and mutate I feel more comfortable dining outside.

T.K.

It is a wonderful addition to the community and makes everything seem so charming. Also, it is a nice advantage for the businesses since they had such a tough time for awhile.

Heather

Outdoor dining is the missing piece to Manhattan beach. We have incredible weather, patrons and scenery but never anywhere to sit outside to enjoy it. It was one of them better things that came with the pandemic and I would love to see it stay.

Frida

We live in such a beautiful city with beautiful weather and I think outdoor dining is great. It’s important to take advantage of the nice weather.

Brooke

Our town is perfect for outdoor dining and it’s added so much to make downtown a vibrant destination.

Kelly

We live in a community/region that makes outdoor dining not only possible but also beautiful! I think this addition has been an incredible asset to our town, not even just because of the covid safety. But--when it comes to safety--why remove outdoor dining when we're all in the middle of a new variant and a new surge in cases? It doesn't even make sense! Please continue outdoor dining longer, if not forever!

melissa

When the weather is good love sitting outdoors

Carol

I feel safer dining outside. I won’t visit MB for meals if there isn’t outdoor dining ☹️

Barbara

Covid strains are continuing to evolve and best practices to keep our community safe will likewise be fluid. Outdoor dining provides much safer conditions for our community and is critical to many of our community members feeling safe to go out to eat.

Heather

Health!!! Keep us outdoors please!!!

Susan

Great for businesses

Robyn

Love outdoor dining

Dan

The outdoor dining brings a welcoming, fun and festive energy to our town. And with COVID on the rise again, with a new variant... the removal of the outdoor dining is poorly timed. We are fortunate to live in a climate that allows for outdoor dining year round. Would be a shame and a detriment to Manhattan Beach to take it away.

Peir

The experience of outdoor dining is what we should offered in southern California and especially in the South Bay.

Joe

Safety - open air - less Covid transmission.

Bill

This is the best thing to come out of the pandemic. We love eating outdoors!

Rachel

Outdoor dining has made such a wonderful positive effect on our community…only nice thing to come out of Covid …please keep!!

Shonda

I only eat outdoor given we are a Whig risk family with kids and would not able to support local business if this option is removed!

Maryam

Love the outdoor living and we get to enjoy the beautiful place we live in.... love the new space brings city to life

Nicole

It’s inviting & helps the restaurants get back on their feet! Please Support them!

Amy

So fun & better views

Sophie

The draw to our town is the beach.. being able to eat outside and enjoy it has been one of the positives to a really horrible pandemic. This helps make a negative into a positive.

Courtney

Why would you not have an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful ocean and natural environment California has to offer. There’s no we here like this in country with amazing weather year round. It needs to stay! Former resident, moving back in 2022

Raquel

We love the outdoor dining! Brings a sense of community, not to mention is safer alternative to sitting inside. As a physician, I personally don’t eat at restaurants that don’t offer outdoor dining, as these variants are proving to be more infectious. I also love driving home after work, seeing people sitting outside, laughing and enjoying makes me happy! Enjoying our weather and the beautiful location that we live in is such a privilege! We should keep the outdoor dining indefinitely.

Freya

It’s been a great alternative to indoor dining that is perfect for all-year LA weather

Kathie

Keeps me healthy

Marc

The outdoor dining makes Manhattan beach even more beautiful!!

Donne

Covid is far from gone and we are in uncertain times as far as new variants. Numbers are going up, not down so it seems like very strange timing to close outdoor dining. Lots of people are uncomfortable eating indoors, and restaurants will suffer.

Chrissy

Understand that cleaning work has to be done, but feel Jan 3 is too early. many people will gather and travel, so we would opt to eat outside. If it needs to close for a while, I would suggest March 1. We enjoy outdoor dining because it adds seats in an otherwise tough-to-book city. It also adds to the general atmosphere in MB.

Patrice

With our incredible vistas and typically wonderful weather, outdoor dining makes sense for our community. Also our restaurants need to recover from a tough year prior and augmented seating assists with that process.

Misha

It has been a great addition to the dining scene. There's no downside. more tables and revenues for the restaurants, and diner have the incredible views. It brings an even bigger energy to the city.

Tom

I dine so much more with the outdoor dining! Such a nice way to see our community!

Jamie

It's a nice reprieve from being stuck inside at work all day. And can beat the views of the Pacific.

Eva

I love it - there are more seats available!

Matt

It’s healthier and more enjoyable to eat outdoors whenever it’s warm enough to do so, epecially in a beach city.

Ritsa

I support more outdoor dining for the city. It’s always baffled me that we didn’t have more in the past. I do not like sitting in parking spaces to enjoy a really nice dinner but something better would be nice

Cyndi

It provides alternative seating especially for those that do not want to show proof of vaccination.

Carlos

My family and I support outdoor dining in Manhattan Beach. We believe it adds so much to our great small town. We are lucky to have good weather here, and dining outdoor is an amazing way to enjoy it. We believe the restaurants have benefited from the additional seating. Further, Covid is not over. We believe the restaurants should continue to offer outdoor dining to those uncomfortable with sitting indoors.

Lisa

it makes this town so special!

Linda

It gives a more European cafe culture feeling around mb. With the fresh air and the California weather we should definitely keep the outside dining especially as the virus is here to stay and the expense the restaurants have gone to.

David

We live in a beautiful place with beautiful weather and it’s a shame that there aren’t more outdoor restaurant spaces that we can enjoy our lives the same way we do with everything else.

Stacey

Taking away outdoor timing is ill timed with the give covid situation. When our resturant where hit hard when covid started outdoor seating has helped make up for the horrific deficit.

Audra

It gives our town such a community feel. It’s lovely to be able to eat outside. I would much rather eat outside than inside. We live in a climate that allows for outdoor eating year round - we are so lucky. Please do not take it away.

Tracy

One of the nice things that came out of an awful time. Support restaurants who suffered a lot some help.

Brenda

We are a beach town and should be able to enjoy the outdoors and our beautiful weather while enjoying a meal. It is also safer than indoors with Covid continuing to be a part of our lives. If it’s a financial situation with the loss of revenue from meters and parking tickets I suggest restaurants charge a parklet tax of whatever percentage necessary to offset this loss. Please keep outdoor dining in Manhattan Beach!!

Michelle

The outdoor dining scene is such a nice addition to our town! The casual & relaxing atmosphere adds to the joy of the dining experience. I'm sad to see it go temporarily, but if you would consider including current MB residents on the committee, I would love to be a part of the solution team to bring it back:)

Tracy

We have the best weather all year round and view. Why would you take away this perk! It's only brought more charm to our city and more dining seats for the smaller restaurants.

Ravy

I am a frequent visitor with family near MB. Recently expanded outdoor dining options encourage us to visit and dine out more frequently in MB. (More revenues and tax$$). Improving the temp areas would be appreciated.

Kimberly

This has been an obvious positive step for the community during a difficult time and is clearly something that should continue. The Process of taking it away and putting it back into effect after more than a year of planning permanent structures is nonsensical. Leave the temp. outdoor dining structures in place until we have a permanent plan in place. Especially with a new mask mandate now in effect for California. Thanks! Dan Hellie

Dan

Having outdoor dining gives our town a vacation-like atmosphere!

Jen

I support outside dining because it simultaneously creates more business for local restaurants while aiding in stopping the spread of COVID-19 particularly with the new more contagious Omicron variant and colder weather.

Shane

I have lives in MB since 1986 and always thought there should be outdoor dining! This was the Best thing that came from the Pandemic. Tit is a terrible idea to remove the decks. The counsel should be voted out.

Jerry

It brings to life Manhattan Beach! I ABSOLUTELY love it and don't want it to go away. PLEASE KEEP IT

Patrick

It is so important to be able to gather with friends and family in a safe manner. Outdoor dining has been a wonderful experience. It also helps small businesses to continue to stay open. Let’s support our community and leave the outdoor seating in Manhattan Beach.

Sonia

Myself and many friends have enjoyed the parklets, the ability to enjoy our amazing SoCal weather amd views. It has not hampered my shopping trips to the retail businesses of MB.

Katie

Outside dining provides a safe and breathable atmosphere for all while also encouraging spending for the communal economy, further ensuring the survival of the small businesses we've grown to love.

Rachel

Outdoor dining near the beach with beautiful weather almost year round has been an incredible addition to our lovely beach town!

Bill

The outdoor dining experience has been so nice! It gives comfort to many when it comes to being in the presents of others and enjoying fresh air!!!

Christine

Outdoor dining makes MB better! It drives pedestrian traffic and enhances the cities atmosphere. It keeps our village a small and quaint and charming. Please keep it going.

Charles

I moved to Manhattan Beach 22 years ago and outdoor dining has been the biggest positive change I’ve witnessed over this time. Additionally, the small business owners of the Manhattan Beach restaurants deserve all the support the City of Manhattan Beach can give, and outdoor dining is one vehicle of support. Please do not suspend or terminate outdoor dining in Manhattan Beach!

Matthew

This has been great for eating in a safer environment while supporting locally own business during the pandemic.

chad

It’s so good for the restaurants who have suffered so much-everyone loves eating outside over inside

Kerry

We love outdoor dining!!! It adds charm and creates a community.

Cathy

Outdoor dining in Manhattan Beach has been a wonderful addition to the community and I see how much it helps the businesses. Also, there are still many people (especially with children who can't yet be vaccinated) who feel more comfortable dining outdoors. Please keep outdoor dining in Manhattan Beach!

Julia

Less crowded and healthier options

Simon

The outdoor dining has felt like we should have been doing this all along! We have great weather all year, it allows for views of the ocean for some many more restaurants. It’s been great!! Let’s keep it!

Anne

Downtown Manhattan Beach has come alive with the current outdoor dining. Please allow it to stay in parallel with planning for an alternative permanent solution!

Amanda

Less germs!

Heather

We have some of the best weather in the country and should take advantage of it!

Amber

The experience of dining outdoors (with ocean views) is one of the best aspects of our vacations and now we get to do it with our best friends and community all the time at home. Our setup is the best of anywhere I can think of in all of California in terms of views, diversity of food and price points, and proximity to the ocean. If the problems are trash and noise, both can be fixed with dollars (ie community patrol and trash pickups). Parking revenue can easily be replaced and designated uber/lift pickups can be setup in town for smoother traffic. Also, structural and design guidelines can also be created to make the patios look nicer. Also. while there are costs to consider, I strongly believe this should not be a money grab opportunity for the city. Thanks for organizing the community outreach.

Greg

My spouse and I go out to dinner weekly in MB, and we have tremendously enjoyed having outdoor dining. Not only does it help us feel safer during Covid times, but it has given our community some much needed outdoor dining space. I hope that the city council will reconsider.

Holly

We need more dining space, it’s also just good for the businesses

Becky

I can't believe we have to convince anyone in MB to keep outdoor dining. This is better for the businesses that have been so hurt due to covid protocols and customers preference to eat outdoors and gives diners a place to eat in the open air.

Brian

Nothing soothes the human soul more than dining outdoors, preferably with a view. It is insane to me why this would be banned. Not too mention it is safer re: Covid.

Paul

It makes me feel much safer dining outside especially as COVID cases rise again. Also it is beautiful and generates more revenue for our city.

Judy

I literally do not know a single person in favor of removing outdoor dining. Ridiculous it’s even considered.

Sammy

it is much safer to be outdoors; it is a great environment to have outdoor dining. it greatly improves the downtown area in so many ways and most importantly it helps our great local businessmen and women to get back on their feet after their businesses were practically shut down for over one year

Jimmy

First, well done and thank you for finally allowing the restaurant in MB to have viable outdoor dinning options. It is something that has alway been lacking. Second, removing the dining decks is a daft thing to do before a long term plan is in place or the pandemic restriction have been removed. If you don’t have a plan what have you been doing? You will hurt the new vibrant feel the downtown as enjoyed in a difficult time. Don’t remove the decks.

Cameron

We live in beautiful Southern California and enjoying outdoor dining is the perfect compliment to the lifestyle. This past year (especially during the summer) we loved being able to eat outside abs enjoy the weather and the beach views in some cases!

Lesley

Please do not take outdoor dining away

KRISTEN J

Its great and benefits the city and its citizens

Thomas

It’s been a great addition to the community to have outdoor dining. We rarely leave MB now that we can get into restaurants without always needing to have a reservation.

Tyson

Safer, more festive, and more inviting!

Heidi

Allows for more seating and allows for safer dining conditions during COVID.

Kelly

Great community feel

OKSANA

It makes the town better - it's attractive looking and allows guests broader choices. It helps restaurants, and allows them to employ more staff. It's safer during a time when covid is still a health concern.

edward

It’s healthier & safer. The virus hasn’t gone anywhere at all. In fact it keeps mutating. Outdoors should be an option, it’s better for the business. The ocean is right there to enjoy. It’s not hurting anyone to be outside. Why does local government feel the need to impede and take this away? It’s ridiculous the city would even vote to take it away. Why? KEEP THE OUTDOOR DINING! WE LIVE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA! It should be enjoyed! PERIOD!

Angelica

It’s the best way to eat and be safe. Love the outdoor seating

David

Outdoor dining is a great fit for manhattan beach, it brings everyone together and when you want to eat next to the beach you might as well look at it. Covid is also still a thing and the mask mandate has not even been lifted yet. Keep outdoor dinning in Manhattan beach!!!

Pierce

Offers more sitting space and we have great weather year round.

Kelley

Outdoor dining is a must during these Covid times.

Christina

Health, social, more available reservations, ability to better enjoy the town.

Daryl

Outdoor dining is the best thing that ever happened to the South Bay! People shop online more so there isn’t as much need for parking spaces

Julie

Because we live in Cali and we can eat outdoors 365 days per year! And if it wasn’t for outdoor dining this past 1 1/2yrs plus, I wouldn’t have gone to any restaurant! Outdoor dining and To Go saved me!! And besides, we have the best views, a non-smoking city, sun…wouldn’t we want to always eat outdoors if we could??!! I previously lived in MB and now reside in HB….. :-)

Nicole

It's such a great enhancement for both restaurants (who want to participate, and most do, I think) and and people to have some outdoor dining ambiance. It's progressive, borderline European, and fun! Let's do it.

Ryan

I live at the beach and want to see the beach! So many dining options without a view. A few parking spots is an easy sacrifice for such a better experience

Christopher

Covid is far from over and I am not comfortable dining indoors. If we want are restaurants to survive, we need to keep outdoor dining an option.

Melissa

I enjoy having business meetings and family dining in the outdoor dining areas of Manhattan Beach.

Lee

It enhances the experience of living in our wonderful city. Reminds me of the outdoor cafes in Europe.

Mike

Amazing atmosphere, good for our local restaurants

Michael

I regularly visit Manhattan Beach to dine and play. I support outdoor dining due to Covid safety for all. Please keep them!

Joanna

Because it’s safer than indoor dining!!

Brooke

good for businesses and the community

Elizabeth

Since we have so little, outdoor space and how we use it is important. It should not be used to park cars. Residents will get more enjoyment from using this outdoor space for dining and enjoying the views of the ocean. Not always how we’ve done things in the past is the right answer. I definitely understand the need for parking in MB but we are not the first city with parking issues. Why does the city not combat this by enforcing residents to use their garages? It will clear up the residential streets so people can safely walk and wheel in their own neighborhood. The city has new rules to force people to make garage space with new builds, but why not enforce the use of these? We all know loads of people who use their garages for storage and park in driveways or the streets. It will build a healthier community to walk or wheel to get to stores and restaurants. This will also help retailers because people will choose to spend more time in commercial areas. The city can also make the remainder spaces short term parking. Make the change in helping the residents enjoy the city they live in by keeping outdoor dining and start with parking enforcement on the public streets with parking passes.

Andrea

I feel safer dining outdoors and am more likely to support a restaurant with outdoor dining.

Susan

We support the beach cities doing this trying to stay afloat! This is a tricky time, who knows what is to happen next. Sitting outside is way more appealing to outsiders weary of Covid and is not only bringing business to a particular restaurant but to the entire business attractions in all of downtown Manhattan. Outside dining not extremely inviting and lucrative to Manhattan beach.

Meagan

Outdoor dining is absolute necessity

Jessica

It’s enjoyable, good for business year round

Dana

outdoor dining offers fresh air, better views and better experience, especially on a warm sunny day.

Laura

I visit frequent and support these small businesses. It’s important for my family & I to have outdoor dining options. This is also beneficial to the business and the city with tax renevues. To keep them open. Please listen to us and keep outdoor dinning an option.

Julia

The outdoor dining options in Manhattan Beach have become staples in the community. They are well kept and provide comfortable dining experiences for locals and out of towners, bringing revenue to the community.

Teal

I live just on the border of Manhattan and Redondo. My family and I frequent Manhattan beach restaurants and love the outdoor dining option. Not only is it great due to Covid risk, but also because it allows us to enjoy the natural beauty and weather in California while supporting local businesses. In speaking to many restaurant owners and managers, all feel strongly that they would like to keep outdoor dining. Outdoor dining is good for business and community.

Alexandra

We need to support our restaurants and with COVID still an issue outdoor dining is a must.

Erika

I live in nearby Playa Del Rey and love the outdoor dining options in MB. Especially with new variants cropping up, outdoor dining always seems like the safest option.

Stephanie

Separate from the fact that we are still in a pandemic and thus need outdoor dining options, the dining decks create a more vibrant and enjoyable downtown experience. We’ve enjoyed so many of the restaurants thanks to the decks over the last year.

Christine

Enjoy the fresh beach air and sunshine. Better dining experience. Indoor dining tends to be too loud.

Gabriella

We have beautiful weather! There is no reason we should be taking away outdoor diving when we are about to go into a holiday spike in COVID within a new variant.

Esmeralda

First it is lovely to eat outdoors in lovely Southern California weather. Second with different variants coming out, I feel most safer if I and my kids are eating outdoors.

Susmita

Love everything about it!! Please dont make it stop!

Alison

It’s great!

Jeffrey

Outdoor dining has positively revolutionized our city and revitalized the downtown experience for residents of MB. Please do not take this away from us.

Eric

We patronize restaurants in MB and have young children who aren’t old enough to be vaccinated. We appreciate the effort businesses have made to create an outdoor dining experience that is safe and enjoyable.

Caitlin

We like being able to see the ocean while dining. We pay a lot of money to live in the beach cities and want to enjoy the little luxuries we have, like enjoying a meal in the sunshine year round. Don’t take away outdoor dining please!!!!

Kate

Manhattan Beach is a beach town and the citizens are able to bear enjoy the town when there is outdoor space for dining. Especially during COVID it’s essential that citizens be able to feel safe in an outdoor environment.

Marissa

The outdoor eating is the best thing to happen to the city in decades don’t get rid of it!

Taylor

We live in a town with great weather and really enjoy dining outside and getting to take advantage of it.

Brooke

It provides a safe place to dine out during a pandemic. Creates an alternative to dining inside. You can enjoy being outside when the weather is nice. It’s like being in Europe.

Rico

Outdoor dining provides a safe and enjoyable dining out option that should be sustainable during and post pandemic. I was always surprised that a “beach city” didn’t always have this option. We pay a lot of $$$ to have the privilege of living at the beach and should be allowed to enjoy it further by dining al fresco. Other countries have enjoyed this privilege for years with no side effects so why can’t we do the same?

Stacy

We have great weather year-round. Outdoor dining is a no brainer and makes living in MB better. It also encourages walking/ride sharing to avoid parking issues which we all should do more of.

Jennifer

Because it provides a safe It provides a safe venue for everyone to enjoy dining at our favorite restaurants.

Winnie

Because it allows us to enjoy and support restaurants more safely.

Liesel

I love our downtown area so much more now that there is outdoor dining. That was one think I never understood. People walking dogs wanting to eat was my main issue. Especially now with COVID when we dine we always want to be outdoors. We will lose loads of revenue to hermosa again.

Taylor

Having an outdoor dining option is just more appealing in general to enjoy the wonderful weather we have here nearly year round.

Lisa

With mask mandates back and the omicron variant my family doesn’t feel comfortable eating inside. The restaurants have spend a lot of time and money to make the outdoor dining areas a great option. Please let’s support them and the safety of all patrons by keeping outdoor dining.

Pier

Outdoor dining is the safest way to dine. CA just re-implemented an indoor mask mandate state wide. The Pandemic certainly isn’t over! Businesses are still recovering from the major losses they sustained in 2020/2021 and need the added safe space to continue to recover.

Marcie

Please don’t take away outdoor dining. I have a 3 year old and 1 year old, who are loud, messy and not old enough to be vaccinated. The outdoor dining option has been the saving grace allowing us to eat out as a family.

Samantha

Even though we don’t live I. Manhattan beach, we frequently visit and love the outdoor dinning in all of the beach cities! It is such a nice addition and I’m sad we didn’t have it prior to the pandemic. With the pandemic still keeping us in limbo I think the outdoor dining should stay for all those who are uncertain about eating inside.

Taylor

Outdoor restaurants create a very fun environment however I’m tossed with how the lack of parking effects our wonderful small businesses.

Barbara

It’s such a fun environment and I prefer sitting outside to dine!

Leah

Outdoor dining is important and what could make our amazing beach city even more special. Don't remove our outdoor dining, please!

Maegan

It’s safer for COVID and much nicer with our so-cal weather. I have dined out much more with the new outdoor additions.

Denielle

It brings more visitors to the city and downtown area, more options and seatings for patrons. Plus, a must in times of COVID. Why not ask restaurants for a little pay in exchange is loosing meters? They can charge like in Italy. If you eat your food by the counter costs less than on a table. So if you sit outdoor, you pay a bit more.

Simone

It’s amazing!!!!

Brian

We go our to eat on dates and family meals with kids in MB and only sit outdoors

Rachel

We often eat at MB restaurants and outdoor dining has been a game changer, not only with this pandemic but to experience SoCal dining at its best.

Nicoletta

We have the greatest weather and views and it’s been great to enjoy them!

Carla

I haven’t eaten at a restaurant indoor since pandemic and I’m Not planning to change that now. As long as covid is still out there I’m not dining indoor. So please keep the outdoor option open for these restaurants, neither me or my family will eat indoors, so if that’s no longer an option we’ll have to find some other restaurant to eat in.

Evelyn

Gives the downtown a more pleasant aesthetic and dining experience.

Jason

Safer alternative to indoor dining

Raphael

Love having an outdoor option

kristen

I frequent MB often, my family and I love all of the restaurants and atmosphere offered, it would be quite upsetting if outdoor dining was not an option. Plus this is crucial for those restaurants to survive. Please keep this option open!

Christina

We are truly a beach town now! There is no reason why only one restaurant should have a view of our amazing ocean.

Jayme

I frequent MB restaurants and businesses on a weekly basis and love the outdoor dining especially in these times. I will not dine indoors at restaurants in current times.

Myriam

We have lived in Manhattan Beach for 30 years and always wanted outdoor dining. The silver lining to the pandemic was the ability to dine outside. It’s a charming addition to our community.

Cheri

People go to the beach to enjoy it and see it, not to be inside like all other areas that are inland, etc. Outdoor dining brings a better and happier experience, especially on a warm, sunny day.. catching that vitamin D and sea!! That's the beach life!

Heidi

I support outdoor dining because in this lovely environment, it’s a huge draw. Plus with the pandemic, it’s beneficial.

Liz

Outdoor dining is much safer than indoor dining in the face of an evolving COVID variant. In addition, it is a charming experience to be dining street side with the lovely Southern California weather we are blessed with in the South Bay. It has a European feel to the dining scene and is a draw to bring tourists and out of town guests to the area. Though I don't live in MB, I come here to shop and dine because of the atmosphere. Please support outdoor dining and make it permanent.

Linh

First I love the outdoor atmosphere, but more importantly I don’t want to be crammed indoors while covid Is still a concern!! I am less likely to dine out if outdoors options are limited.

Anneka

Because it’s Manhattan BEACH. One good reason to go is outdoor dining!

Justine

I only feel comfortable dining outdoors. Especially with the new variant. We frequent the MB outdoor dining areas weekly. Please do not take this away. It is good for the customers as well as the restaurants.

Samara

We're an outdoor beach community which i felt always needed outdoor dining. It adds more revenue for the restaurants with the additional tables. It's beautiful, and with the pandemic still very much here, not everyone is ready to be dining indoors. I hope MB, HB, RB keep them all.

Laurie

It allows my family to enjoy a meal safely while supporting local businesses. We done in MB multiple times a week, always outside.

Jessica

Love to eat on the outdoor deck during my visits to Manhattan Beach!!

Charlene

We all love the fresh air and the beautiful weather in sunny California. It is great to have the option to sit outside or inside.

Tamra

I work, shop and eat in Manhattan Beach. Our family has still not eaten inside an LOVE that MB offers outside options. With the spike in cases that we will see after the holidays, removing the outdoor dining is a hasty decision. I highly encourage this to be postponed until The spring.

Kerry

It promotes a safer environment to eat outside

Jill

I won’t eat indoors due to Covid risk. It’s back to takeout and home cooking.

Julie

I support and frequently easy at MB restaurants because of the outdoor dining. I have two very young children at home that aren't old enough to be vaccinated so outdoor dining is the only dining I'm willing to do with kids or even if it's just me. Please don't take away the outdoor dining and limit our options. We can order in but that is rarely from MB restaurants. Also, this is southern California! How are we not looking to make this permanent! People love outdoor dining and it increases quality of life!

Sylvia

The outdoor dining set ups have added so much value to the restaurants of not just our city, but all of the southbay. To take away the outdoor seating for the next two year while working to provide a more permanent solution would be a massive mistake and, in my estimation, cause the restaurants to take a hit in revenues.

Jeff

We need to keep up with other cities and protect employees and those who feel unsafe dining inside.

Jenna

Love dining outdoors in our beach community. With our amazing setting, there is no reason why we should not be able to sit outside and have a meal. I also want to suppose our local restaurants. Many whom have struggled to keep their doors open during this pandemic.

Dennis

In the climate we live, it is very nice to eat outside and enjoy the weather and views. It's nice during COVID to feel better about safety, but this is something that should be permanently explored.

Ian

I love riding my bike to Manhattan Beach to take advantage of the gorgeous views while dining outside. This is California— outside dining should be permanent!

Renee

Outdoor dining supports our local businesses and also supports the local residents. We should keep it and make it permanent. Support locals!

Scott

Prefer dining outside until the pandemic is over.

Ronald

CA has the best weather in the country and Manhattan Beach is perfectly positioned to take advantage of our unique and intimate location to directly benefit our residents and visiting tourists.

Robert

The pandemic is not over and it’s safer to be outside while dining.

Patrick

We are so blessed with our California sunshine. The outdoor dining was a wonderful enhancement to our towns. “One of the very few good things during Covid time”.

Astrid

I love having the fresh air and feels ways more social distancing than being in an enclosed building. Should be the new way of life

Christina

Outdoor dining in MB has been amazing. We should be optimizing the city for people, not cars.

Jonathan

We’re still in the middle of a pandemic with a highly contagious virus. It would be criminal to force people back inside.

Catherine

Outdoor dining is so very important to protect people from the virus and to help restaurants stay open! They’ve spent so much money in making these wonderful, outdoor experiences that are beautiful and safe for their patrons. You can’t just force them to take them down and lose out on all of the money that they spent, and expect them to be able to survive. Please, let them keep the outdoor dining areas, so that we can all be safe and enjoy our beautiful weather and delicious food…and help to keep these wonderful restaurants open.

Grace

Because I support local businesses.

Kraig

It allows more people to eat at the restaurant when most restaurants are small inside. It’s a better experience being in the fresh air and safer according to our government. Living so close in Redondo it’s our neighborhood too.

Jenni

With this variant, now is not the time to force everyone inside and unmasked. Many businesses will lose potential customers. Restaurants have invested a considerable amount into their outdoor space. These outdoor dining areas are an asset to the atmosphere of downtown Manhattan beach and encourage more business.

Chloé

We live in so cal- the biggest benefit is that we can be outside all year long. Being by the beach and the ability to be in the fresh air is wonderful. It also allows for more dining capacity.

BRITTANY

Outdoor seating is a great way for restaurants to increase the amount of people they can serve and cuts down wait times. It allows them to make back revenue lost early in the pandemic.

Courtney

It's obvious: it enhances the town for the residents by adding outdoor spaces, allowing more people to enjoy the restaurants, takes advantage of our great resource: this wonderful location. I worry about losing out to every single coastal city who has adapted with the times as well.

Mark

Outdoor dining has allowed small businesses to stay afloat. It creates a beautiful ambiance and aesthetic for our small beach towns.

Marjorie

My husband and I are covid concerned and will only eat outside. We have not eaten inside in 2 years. We have dined in Manhattan Beach outside for over a year. If outside dining is taken we will not be dining at the wonderful restaurants in MB Not the least the timing is terrible. A full mask mandate is going into place for the state and cases are up. Restaurants keep fighting!

Sally

I love sitting outside. I am over 65 and will not dine inside at this time. I am triple vaccinated but with the new variant here taking outdoor seating away as an option is just idiotic.

Rich

Outdoor dining provides better spacing and ventilation

Dindo

Eating outside is just so much better at the beach!

Bridget

I enjoy and feel safer due to the pandemic having the option to dine outside at Manhattan Beach restaurants.

Juliet

We moved to So Cal from the east coast for the beautiful weather & scenery, it’s a no brained to have outdoor dining . With space issues in MB for small businesses & all the problems the pandemic has created it’s also a way for small businesses to try & make up losses. Please keep them open !

Carolyn

We frequent these restaurants regularly, and feel much more comfortable eating outside since we have children under 5 (they cannot be vaccinated)

Kendra

I love and support outdoor dinning 1. We live in great area to have a choice of indoor and outdoor seating 2. Outdoor dinning makes our community more social and friendly 3. Outdoor dinning is a great way to support our local community 4. The landlords are charging ridiculous rents, outdoor dinning allows the restaurants to possibly stay afloat

John

Love the restaurants in MB. Our family went often Pre-COVID. Now we only choose restaurants with outdoor dining. Would like to continue to support small businesses and dine out as a family. Please keep outdoor dining!

Amy

Our whole family enjoys the outdoor dining experience it creates so much ambience for our city!

Alex

I feel safer for my family and I eating outside in fresh air rather than inside a compact space with several others. Makes no sense.

Lynda

Love outdoor dining! Keeps us safe during Covid and would love to be permanent

Rachel

I visit Manhattan Beach often, as I am a neighbor, and support the businesses here. Aside from COVID, this is California! We should ALWAYS have outdoor dining! But along with COVID, it is winter time and COVID is spiking again for the holidays, I think it’s important to have outdoor dining for that reason also. Outdoor dining in this area is nice. It’s nice to sit down, be outside, and pretty much just enjoy the aesthetic we live. Please keep outdoor dining !

Jamie

Firs There are still many people that do not feel comfortable eating indoors, so I think the outdoor dining is vital not only to the restaurants/staff but also the people in our community that will only sit outside. Also if children need to be vaccinated to eat indoors, my family will be forced to eat at restaurants that offer outdoor dining. It’s too soon to remove.

Lisa

It's safe, convenient and there is no telling how long it will be safer to eat outside. Closing outdoor dining would be proactively putting MB's great restaurants at risk! Please don't.

Emmett

I love feeling safer with the outside option.

Sarandon

I really enjoy taking advantage of our beautiful weather and being able to eat outside! It makes me more likely to dine out!

Autumn

My family frequently visits and supports outdoor dining in MB.

Marganne

The benefits outweigh the negatives. I understand that some retailers object to the loss of parking and the "special treatment" provided to the restauranteurs, but I believe they draw more business for everyone. There will undoubtedly be food tenants who will not survive. to the benefit of no one.

Daniel

The Outdoor Dining has given life to Manhattan Beach, especially during Covid where we were able to get out of the house. Our town looked progressive and inviting, not only for locals but for visitors. MB is now on the map as a destination to visit. It's important for our local business that they can capture all of this excitement, especially for growth and business success. We live in LA. If there is one thing we should have access to is the air, the sun and the ocean. We can't see it, but for a few establishments. We are in support of outdoo dining.

kari

I do not feel safe eating indoors and love being able to visit my favorite restaurants and dine safely and comfortably.

Constance

I love the option of dining outside. It provides a safe environment, more customers for the restaurants which means more income for businesses and employees.

Amanda

Restaurants benefit, we all enjoy dining outside and there is more space to eat at our favorite restaurants.

Clare

It is always perfect weather in SoCal so it makes sense to be able to enjoy food and drinks outside.

Natalie

It’s vital To our community for increased funds. My children love it as well!

Donna

I am a patron of these restaurants and only feel safe supporting them if I can eat outside. I have a 5 month old baby

Erin

The beach cities have the least amount of outdoor options from SD up to SB. Our restaurant owners need the outside spots to compete with other locations and even other cities within the beach cities that are not getting rid of the temporary outside seating. It should be allowed until the mask mandate goes away (temporary seating) and City Council should be well down the path with respect to permanent outdoor seating proposals.

Mike

We live here to enjoy the views and weather! Please bring back the outdoor dining

Amanda

Aside from the obvious pandemic health concern benefits to being able to dine outdoors, it’s a great way to have a completely different atmosphere for patrons as well as additional income for the restaurant industry which has been hard hit. I also strongly believe that it brings more non-resident people into our city to spend money when they are able to dine outdoors. I also strongly believe that it brings more non-resident people into our city to spend money when they are able to dine outdoors. Prior to any decision to end outdoor dining, I would hope that the city would be able to provide the residence with the trade off of parking fees versus additional tax income That results from the outdoor dining

Jennifer

Parker yes make life better!!

David

Outdoor dining during a pandemic is a no brainer. City council, get this extended!!

Ryan

We love dining in MB but won’t be visiting if you don’t have the outdoor options. Covid is still very real and a concern for us parents who have young children who are unable to get vaccinated.

Stephanie

Studies show outdoor dining has better air circulation and less likely to catch respiratory illness. Also, we can dine with our dogs!

Tiffany

(We live in Hermosa now but still own a home in MB as well). -outdoor dining is always my preference, makes the meal more enjoyable and comfortable. I choose to eat places more so if they have outdoor options. -safer with COVID, but even without COVID outdoor dining is preferred

Stephanie

I grew up in MB and have brought my family back. I love the outdoor concept and would continue to enjoy it.

Devon

It puts good use to the space and adds a good vibe… There are too many cars downtown already .

James

I support outdoor dining because it is known that being outdoors makes people happier and that not only benefits the guests but the businesses as well.

Yuridia

Its safe! Covid is still here and we don't need 40 more parking spots downtown, we need outdoor dining!

Ryan

Love the vibe - reminds me of other big cities or even Europe and it’s perfect for a beach town; I also don’t think Covid is going anywhere and it’s nice to have options.

Julia

Aside from being safer, outdoor dining is so enjoyable. We live in such a beautiful place with great weather most of the year. It is lovely to be able to actually enjoy our beach views while dining.

Lisa

Why would you suppress this God-given asset of communion with the ocean and air?

Richard

Manhattan Beach lacks outdoor dining that mostly all beach communities have. It’s great for residents, visitors and businesses.

Briana

Outdoor dining has been the most wonderful addition to MB - it was much needed for so long. It creates more opportunities to din while enjoying the beautiful weather we have in this city. It allows people to gather, mingle, see one another. It allows restaurants to survive and hopefully thrive vs. risk going out of business due to an ongoing pandemic.

Lindsay

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Manhattan Beach City Council voted to remove the outdoor dining decks on January 3, 2022 with no plan for permanent replacements.

Aside from the safety benefits during this ongoing pandemic, outdoor dining has become a blissful way to enjoy our local restaurants.

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