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Tag Archives: Austin Center for Events (ACE)

City offers guidelines for events to reopen safely amid pandemic concerns

The city has released a new set of guidelines for event safety that looks to provide some clarity and help a critical piece of the local economy recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. On Friday the Austin Center…

Activists push for friendlier block party rules, as special events task force trudges on

A member of the city’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee is beginning a campaign to push the city to relax its rules and regulations for organizing block parties, which came under a new permitting process last year. Adam Greenfield, the committee member…

Increased sound enforcement among 'agent of change' recommendations for Council

By the end of this month, City Council could start considering a number of policy and operational changes – including a revision to the sound ordinance and more stringent enforcement of noise disturbances – to try to alleviate growing friction…

Venues face tough realities in city's active shooter training

“Remember that the intent of this person is to end your life.” Those sobering words, delivered last Wednesday by Austin Police Department Officer Josh Visi, came as something of a wake-up call for the 40 or so concert venue owners…

New event deadline means clarity, crunch time for SXSW planners

The Austin Center for Events has set a hard deadline of Feb. 8 for applications for special events scheduled to take place during spring festival season, or the 10 days in March that span the South by Southwest festival. Setting…

Events ordinance approaching completion, with rules TBD

It appears that the city’s ordinance to manage the thriving and lucrative special events industry in Austin is finally about to become a working part of local code. City Council is expected to have a third reading and final approval…

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Special Events Ordinance could see final approval in October

Staff at the Austin Center for Events will continue working on the city’s long-delayed Special Events Ordinance, despite a push from some City Council members to make the policy official by the end of the month. Council ended up approving…

Council begins movement on stalled special events ordinance

Roughly four years after it was created, the city is moving forward with a new ordinance governing special events that, among other things, is intended to make the application process easier to navigate. At Tuesday’s work session, City Council received…

Reporter's Notebook: Petitions, among other things

Pilot Knob, revisited… Over the weekend, City Council’s recent Pilot Knob deal got a lot more ink. As you might remember, the Austin Monitor first wrote about the deal, which will bring affordable housing to the planned unit development, at…

Private-party permitting process is a go

After several months without word on progress, a resolution to create a permit process for private parties is moving forward. The resolution, passed last October, was in response to neighborhood complaints about parties in the West Campus area near the…

Austin Music Census reveals fault lines in industry

The Austin Music Census is out, and it warns that Austin’s music industry is rapidly approaching a tipping point. According to the census, Austin’s musicians and music industry professionals are finding it difficult to get by in a more expensive…

City plans to cut back event permits during SXSW

On Friday, the city of Austin announced that how they do business during South by Southwest will be changing. The changes come from suggestions made in a SXSW after-action report released in September. That report was commissioned after last year’s…

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