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BOULDER — A bunch of Boulder restaurant homeowners is pitching the Boulder Metropolis Council on a collection of regulatory proposals to prop up an trade ravaged by the unfold of the COVID-19 virus in Colorado and throughout the nation.
In a letter to the council despatched Monday, the group of 31 eating places mentioned that whereas a few of their income streams are intact due to take-out service, the bigger drop in earnings is threatening to trigger additional layoffs and pressure eating places to shut fully and doubtlessly threaten metropolis tax income.
“Simply as vital, our eating places are group gathering facilities that we’ll want greater than ever as soon as we include the unfold of COVID-19. All of that is threatened if we don’t act now,” the letter reads.
The restaurant trade has been among the many hardest-hit within the nation as Colorado and different states and native governments shut down gathering areas and non-essential companies to sluggish the unfold of the novel coronavirus.
The homeowners are suggesting that Boulder halt its penalty for late tax funds or abate metropolis gross sales taxes altogether, supply hire help on a case-by-case foundation via interest-free loans, promote eating places which can be nonetheless working and petition state and federal companies for monetary assist.
The letter was submitted on behalf of the eating places by Boulder Chamber president and CEO John Tayer. Nevertheless, Tayer instructed BizWest the letter represents the views of the restaurant homeowners, not the bigger Chamber which has not but taken a place.
Boulder mayor Sam Weaver was not instantly obtainable for remark Monday afternoon.
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