City Council in Lompoc Expected to Approve Change to Ordinance Allowing for More Businesses to Open Downtown
The City of Lompoc was expected to pass an amendment to a zoning ordinance that could allow new businesses to come to the downtown area. Under the current ordinance, businesses that do not sell actual products such as furniture, food or other items, are not allowed in the downtown area. However, it has not brought more people downtown. Lompoc City Councilman Bob Lingl tells KCOY CBS 12 and the Information Station that the amendment will bring more customers to the downtown area, and that those customers will spend money at coffee shops and restaurants in the area. With approval, the revision to the ordinance would take affect in 30 days and the Council would revisit it in five years to see if it is working.