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File #: 2021-261    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/24/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/6/2021 Final action:
Title: DISCUSS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION TO STAFF REGARDING ISSUING FIREWORKS PERMITS AND STREET CLOSURE PERMITS FOR THE 2021 FIREWORKS SEASON (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Fireworks Permit Issuance Timeline, 2. Fireworks Ordinance
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
Discussion


SUBJECT:
Title
DISCUSS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION TO STAFF REGARDING ISSUING FIREWORKS PERMITS AND STREET CLOSURE PERMITS FOR THE 2021 FIREWORKS SEASON (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

At the Disaster Council meeting on March 25, 2021, staff provided an update on the City's Fireworks permit program with the current COVID restrictions and guidelines. The Disaster Council did not take an action, instead deferring to the City Council. Staff is seeking direction from the City Council on how to proceed with the 2021 Fireworks permits and Street Closure permits. Because the City's Fireworks permit program is specified by the municipal code, in the absence of Council action to the contrary, permitting of temporary fireworks retail stands and public displays will proceed as provided for in the code.


II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

1. DISCUSS and PROVIDE DIRECTION regarding issuing Fireworks permits to approved organizations for the 2021 season.
2. DISCUSS and PROVIDE DIRECTION regarding issuing Street Closure Permits and/or establishing additional regulatory criteria regarding issuance of Street Closure Permits.


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III. ALTERNATIVES

TAKE another action the City Council deems appropriate.


IV. BACKGROUND

The City's municipal code outlines the required dates for accepting and issuing Fireworks permits. Associations and organizations have until April 1st to submit their Fireworks Permit application as stated in the City's municipal code that governs the permit timeline (Exhibit 1). In 2020, there were 16 non-profit organizations who obtained a permit and no more than 16 permits will be issued this year. All organizations that receive a Fireworks Permit are a nonprofit, charitable corporation, or association and are recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization. As of the completion of this report, 16 organizations have submitted applications.
Organization Revenue
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