SANTA MONICA, CA — It’s another sign of the times. Santa Monica will halt issuing permits for street performers at the Pier, Third Street Promenade and Transit Mall through Dec. 31.
The move aims to cut back on crowds or gatherings during the pandemic. Street performers will no longer be allowed at these locations during crowded times, including after 12 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the weekends and holidays, city officials said.
“During other times, the order prohibits street performers in those spaces from encouraging persons to gather to observe the performance and requires performers to comply with all County social distancing requirements, including wearing face coverings,” the city said in a news release last week.
Here are several other provisions to the city’s Twenty-Seventh Supplement:
It authorizes the Director of the Community Development Department to issue regulations authorizing businesses to post curbside pickup signs on parking meters adjacent to