Hermosa Beach News

Hermosa Beach businesses protest proposed ordinance banning outdoor lines, reducing occupancy, and hours

by Dan Blackburn A Thursday Hermosa Beach council meeting labeled a “study session” and as a prelude to the community’s post-pandemic reopening resulted in a tense schooling of the Hermosa Beach City Council by a wave of angry residents and business owners. City officials said more than 250 people complained about a proposed ordinance seeking to declare some downtown restaurant businesses “nuisances;” only two comments were supportive. Opponents’ objections — some reasonable, some rude — were summed up in an…