One restaurant in Chinatown requested an outdoor patio permit.
The North End has the densest concentration of restaurants in the state, with three times the number of on-street permits (77, 70 of which on public property across 0.2 sq mi) over the next highest neighborhood (Back Bay, 21 on-street permits). It has resulted in significantly more 311 calls and complaints of noise, congestion, rodents, and cleanliness than any other neighborhood.
While I question and encourage more transparency in where the $7,500 fee comes from and where exactly it is intended to go to, the letter Wu released is pretty well done
, IMO. It's the City's apparent/reported unwillingness to talk with restaurants about this fee and provide more info on it where I see them failing.