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6:20 p.m.: Restaurants allowed more outdoor dining space

Fees related to “parklets” – the temporary outdoor dining areas located in a street’s parking lane – were waived under a proclamation issued Friday by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

The measure allows restaurants, once they are allowed to reopen for dine-in service, to have greater capacity for outdoor seating.

The city usually charges $250 per 20 feet of parklet or per parking space. That fee was suspended for the duration of the proclamation, as was the $250-per-metered-space fee for the temporary hooding or removal of a parking meter to install a parklet.

The proclamation also provides hazard pay for certain city employees who are working in roles that put them at higher risk for exposure to COVID-19.