In anticipation that Alameda County will loosen restrictions in the coming weeks, Livermore City Council directed staff to work with Livermore merchants on ways to safely expand their operations into adjacent outdoor areas.

Merchants can apply for temporary use of outdoor areas to provide additional seating, retail space or dedicated curbside pickup.

The city outlined goals for implementing a plan that is:

● Flexible, to meet the varying needs of merchants in the downtown core and throughout the city;

● Safe, such that it complies with state and county orders, accessibility and traffic safety requirements;

● Adjustable, to adapt to changing circumstances;

● Quick to implement, as the city recognizes merchants are eager to get back to offering their goods and services to the community.

Livermore merchants can fill out an application at

For more information, contact the Planning Department at 925-960-4450 or