TUCKER, Ga. (May 22, 2020) – Tucker Mayor Frank Auman issued an executive order on Thursday that will allow restaurants in the City to expand their outdoor dining. The order, which is in effect until the Georgia state of emergency declaration expires on June 12, will enable restaurateurs to apply for a Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit from the City’s Planning and Zoning Department.
According to the order, “there exist emergency circumstances located in the City requiring extraordinary and immediate corrective actions for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the citizens and businesses of the City of Tucker…the Mayor of the City of Tucker desires to provide immediate economic relief to local businesses, including restaurants, food producers, and mobile food vendors.”
“Tucker is well known as a dining destination,” Auman said. “We want to do everything we safely can to encourage employment and economic activity in Tucker, and to help these great restaurants to thrive during these tough times.”
Aside from allowing restaurants to expand their outdoor dining capacity, the order also gives mobile food vendors, like food trucks, the ability to apply for a Mobile Food Vendor Permit. Any City Codes that contradict the Mayor’s order are suspended for the duration of the order.