Tag Archives: Special Events Ordinance

Monday, December 9, 2019 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Alternatives to hissing

Instead of hissing… On Saturday, the city held a public meeting to discuss the draft Land Development Code, which City Council is scheduled to vote on today. How did it go? In a nutshell: 392 Austinites spoke on the draft…

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Task force seeks balance for new special events ordinance

The city’s new Special Events Task Force has opted to take a real-world case study approach to gauging the effects of the recently enacted ordinance governing special events of all sizes around the city.The 11-member group, which also includes 11…

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Special events ordinance on pace for April 2019 implementation

After six years of drafts and revisions, it appears Austin’s long-brewing special events ordinance will go into effect in April 2019, giving event producers during spring festival season – cityspeak for South by Southwest and spring break – another year…

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Six years gone: Music Commission again asks Council to halt special events ordinance

The Austin Music Commission has asked City Council to put on hold nearly six years of work on updating and revamping of the city’s regulations covering special events.At Monday’s meeting, the commission approved a resolution that calls the current draft…

Monday, April 23, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

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 of…

Monday, December 11, 2017 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Why not?

Wrestling with a tough decision… Austin’s chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America party scored a significant boost this weekend when Council Member Greg Casar agreed to sign up as an official member. The District 4 representative spoke at a…

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

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 the…

Monday, September 12, 2016 by Chad Swiatecki

Special events could see added fees, scrutiny to lower city’s price tag

Organizers of many of the more than 800 special events held in Austin every year are likely to see increased costs and oversight in the years to come, especially for large-scale events that require street closures and place other significant…

Friday, October 23, 2015 by Margaret Nicklas

Special events ordinance re-emerges

With ACL in the rearview mirror, the Trail of Lights just ahead and the city’s South by Southwest Music Festival already on the horizon, Austinites may be wondering what has happened to the special events ordinance that was supposed to…

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Ott: Staff readying large-event recommendations

As part of next year’s budget process, city staff will bring forward a set of recommendations that could change the way the city deals with fees and permits for Austin’s many special events. In what could mark something of a…

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio, Show 19

Monitor publisher Mike Kanin is joined by SXSW brand development honcho Brad Spies to talk about a range of topics related to the festival.

Friday, September 5, 2014 by Michael Kanin

SXSW after-action report promises changes

Big changes could be coming to the city’s South by Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival, according to a report released by the city Thursday.The report, compiled at the behest of City Council members in the wake of the March…

Friday, August 22, 2014 by Michael Kanin

SXSW reps, CoA staff working with consultant

Representatives from the South by Southwest festival and the City of Austin participated in a two-day workshop this week with a major architectural design and event firm brought in to discuss the SXSW event. Officials from both organizations confirmed they had…

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 by Alex Dropkin

Events ordinance draws criticism

The Austin Center for Events unveiled its revised version of the city’s special event ordinance in front of the Zero Waste Advisory Commission on Wednesday night, drawing both praise and criticism for its new waste management policies.The proposed ordinance would…

Friday, October 25, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Final vote on Special Events Ordinance may wait until January

Though Council members unanimously approved the pending on first reading Thursday, that action came with anticipation of the creation of a Council subcommittee that would deal with lingering issues about the matter. Chief ordinance sponsor Council Member Mike Martineztold his…

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by Adam Schragin

Public Safety Commission criticizes Special Events Ordinance

Members of the Public Safety Commission, upset that they could not get information on the amount of money Special Events were costing the city, passed a resolution on Monday asking that the city monitor such expenses and seek reimbursement.  …

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