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Special Events Ordinance: coming soon

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

Hey, remember the Special Events Ordinance? According to a recent city update, the ordinance is almost ready, and the draft is currently scheduled to make its debut at City Council in August. As a refresher, the ordinance will create a city code specifically for special events and officially bestow the Austin Center for Events with responsibility for managing events (permitting, regulating) and limiting the number of permits given out (based on things like safety and capacity). According to the city, it will also deal with things like road closures, public safety and waste management and establish “four Tier Levels for special events based on impact of the event.” If you can’t wait until the Aug. 17 meeting, when Council is expected to vote on the ordinance, a briefing about it will take place at the Aug. 1 work session.

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