Mayor extends measures on parking fines, alcohol
In addition to extending the city’s state of emergency for an additional seven days on Sept. 1, Mayor Kevin Ruane extended two previously adopted city measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The temporary increase in the fine for illegal parking on Sanibel will remain $200 to prevent the overcrowding of Sanibel beach parking lots and around the vicinity of Sanibel Beach Parking access points and will remain in effect until Nov. 30.
The temporary prohibition on the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages will remain as follows and will remain in effect until Nov. 30: From 7 a.m. through 5 p.m., seven days a week, at all city-operated beaches and any associated parks or picnic areas with paid public parking — Bowman’s Beach, Blind Pass, Gulfside City Park (Algiers), Lighthouse Beach and Fishing Pier, and Trost Parking Lot — as well as the beach area at the northern terminus of Bailey Beach Road, and the picnic areas at the Sanibel Boat Ramp.
The temporary approval permitting the outdoor display of merchandise by retail establishments has also been extended through Nov. 30.