After years of discussion on turning Telegraph Avenue into a 24/7 zone, a vote at Tuesday’s City Council meeting pushes that goal one step closer to reality.
The idea of a 24/7 Telegraph, which the city has discussed since 2007, has been particularly advocated recently by the Telegraph Business Improvement District. Item One on the council’s meeting agenda Tuesday makes zoning amendments to commercial operating hours on Telegraph, allowing for 24/7 business operations north of Dwight Way, with special provisions for certain establishments, like those that sell alcohol. It was passed Tuesday night as part of the council’s consent calendar.
The item, which had a public hearing back in November, generated some concern from residents regarding noise. The police department had also expressed concern that later operating hours may result in “increased negative behavior on Telegraph Avenue.”