July 22, 2020 (Moscow, Idaho) -- The City of Moscow is soliciting public input to gauge the community's sentiment on the use of downtown rights-of-way in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the subsequent City response. In late May, the City implemented a temporary program to allow downtown business owners to apply for expanded use of the right-of-way for commerce to facilitate more outdoor activity and improve social distancing. Many downtown businesses have participated in this program, and the City continues to field applications. The City has had several requests for entertainment in the right-of-way, particularly live music. With the appropriate noise ordinance waiver review by the Police Department, music has been allowed in the right-of-way. A City Council Committee will be considering the current policies, and how to move forward at their July 27, 2020 meeting. Any resident who would like to provide their input is encouraged to contact the City by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Laurie Hopkins, City Clerk by phone at 208-883-7015.
Story Contact: Gary J. Riedner, City Supervisor