Jeannamarie Cox, who lives nearby, told zoning officials that she can hear every event from her home but that traffic has not been an issue. She said Chappelle’s shows bring “economic juice” to the surrounding community and was in favor of the zoning variance.
Senay Semere of Yellow Springs said local government needs to be flexible “during these exceptional times” due to the coronavirus pandemic and urged support of the zoning change.
“This is not something permanent,” Semere said.
Stand-up comedian Mo Amer of Houston, Texas, also spoke in favor of the zoning change. He was among those who said the shows were a blueprint for how to have an event in the wake of COVID-19.
“This is going to be talked about for many years to come,” he said.
Among precautions taken at the show are temperature checks, the availability of COVID-19 testing, hand sanitizer. mask wearing and social distancing.