Help reactivate our beautiful outdoor patio!
[NOTE: WE ARE NOT ASKING FOR ANY DONATIONS. ANY REQUEST YOU ARE SEEING IS AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED BY THIS WEBSITE. WE HAVE ALREADY MADE A DONATION TO IPETITIONS.COM TO USE THEIR PLATFORM]
Dear San Francisco,
We are a small business located in a transitional neighborhood in San Francisco. Our business pays rent for an outdoor patio that's only accessible by our customers. We invested significant dollars to improve this outdoor area so it could be enjoyed by all guests of our restaurant & bar. We submitted our plans to the city prior to undertaking renovation, and passed all the city's inspections prior to opening, including getting 'fire occupancy' for our patio.
Unfortunately, over a year ago, a different city department informed us that our patio needed a 'conditional use' to open to the public, forcing us to shut down or pay thousands of dollars in fines. There's not a single nice day where customers won't walk into our restaurant directly towards our patio, scratch their heads at the "closed" sign, and sometimes, walk directly out. We've suffered lost sales, no reimbursement for our investment and no discount in our rent despite nearly a quarter of our real estate being the patio!
We're currently in a process with the city's planning department for their approval to reactive our patio. We would love to show the city the support of our customers by collecting at least 1000 signatures. We are a reputable business that employs 20+ individuals and regularly host events for the community. We would love your support to reactivate a beautiful outdoor space for everyone to enjoy.
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PS - There is only 1 TV on the patio (with its volume off) and no amplification whatsoever (no speakers). The only noise that can be heard from our patio are those from customers, talking!