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Resurrected special events rules ready for feedback

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by Katy McElroy

The Austin Center for Events finally has a draft of the proposed Special Events Ordinance rules, and it would like your input. The ordinance was called for by a City Council resolution in 2012 and approved on first reading in 2013. However, due to staff and priority changes in ACE, as well as the 13 other city departments that have a part in managing and developing city events, the ordinance was put on the back burner for three years, until it was finally brought back to life in August and approved on second reading. The rules are intended to streamline the special events process in Austin and include guidelines regarding the special events application process and public safety, among other things. View the proposed rules here, and then attend the public feedback session on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 4-6 p.m., to weigh in. The rules are scheduled to go before Council for approval on Dec. 7, but we’re not holding our breath.

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