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Oroville City Council approves outdoor expansion for businesses

Butte County is now on the state's county watchlist, but Oroville City Council approved for businesses to stay open by operating outside.

Posted: Jul 22, 2020 7:07 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. -- Butte County is officially on Gov. Gavin Newsom's coronavirus county watchlist.

Despite indoor operations being mandated to shut down, businesses can still operate by giving curbside service, a different meaning.

"I feel real blessed that we're able to take an opportunity and work outside. Try to do our best with what we can do," said Shane Stafford owns Off the Top Barber Shop and Family Salon in downtown Oroville.

Stafford's business is down about 30%, but he's still optimistic.

"At least they're not shutting us down completely so we're able to eat, make a little bit of money to feed our families," said Stafford.

He added, "It is going to be hot getting a haircut, but you know I have water, misters, there's a lot of plans I have kind of going on in my head right now."

The process to take business outside is a simple one and still in compliance with the state.

"We're actually going to drop the application off. It's a one page application. This ordinance that we passed, or resolution that we passed last night at our council meeting was reviewed by our attorneys to ensure that we were in compliance with the Governor's orders," said Oroville City Manager Bill LaGrone.

"We believe it's important to take the Governor's order seriously, and carry them out as best we can."

To LaGrone, small businesses need all the help they can get.

"Small businesses are the backbone of your local economy. These are the people that live here, they work here. They're friends, they're family, they're community members. We support them. For every dollar you spend there that rolls back to the community six different times, different ways. So, it's important to support these small businesses."

The city is teaming up with Cal OES, 3Core, and Butte County for a mask giveaway this Friday in the Oroville City Hall parking lot.

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