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File #: 17-00175    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Legislative Action Item Status: Withdrawn
File created: 2/23/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/13/2017 Final action: 4/13/2017
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: CREATION OF SECTION 8-1-28 OF THE CITY CODE - PROHIBITING SOLICITATION OF DONATIONS UPON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY IN THE DOWNTOWN VISITORS' DISTRICT
Sponsors: Ashton J. Hayward, III, Brian Spencer
Attachments: 1. Letter from John Peacock, DIB Chair, dated February 21, 2017 with Ordinance Boundary Map Attachment, 2. Proposed Ordinance, 3. EMAIL FROM CITY ATTORNEY, 4. PETITION FROM RESIDENT/PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN ON PALAFOX PLACE
Related files: 09-17

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ITEM

 

SPONSORS:                         Ashton J. Hayward, III, Mayor

                                          City Council President Brian Spencer

 

SUBJECT:

 

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CREATION OF SECTION 8-1-28 OF THE CITY CODE - PROHIBITING SOLICITATION OF DONATIONS UPON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY IN THE DOWNTOWN VISITORS’ DISTRICT                     

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RECOMMENDATION:

 

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That City Council adopt an ordinance creating Section 8-1-28 of the City Code - Prohibiting solicitation of donations upon public sidewalks and rights-of-way in the Downtown Visitors’ District.

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HEARING REQUIRED:  No Hearing Required

 

SUMMARY:

                                          

The City has received complaints from members of the public and downtown businesses about the presence of individuals soliciting donations either verbally or by the use of signage. The solicitation of donations obstructs the free flow of pedestrian traffic in the downtown area and it negatively affects residents, visitors and businesses. 

 

The Downtown Improvement Board asked the City to consider a regulation which would protect the public from this nuisance activity, preserve the significant investment of the businesses and the City in the Downtown Improvement District and enhance the experience of the public in the downtown business area. 

 

 

PRIOR ACTION:                     

 

Items postponed for April 13th meeting

 

FUNDING:                     

 

N/A

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

                     

None

 

CITY ATTORNEY REVIEW:    Yes

 2/24/2017

   

STAFF CONTACT:

 

Eric W. Olson, City Administrator

Lysia H. Bowling, City Attorney

 

ATTACHMENTS:

 

1)                     Letter from John Peacock, DIB Chair, dated February 21, 2017 with Ordinance Boundary Map Attachment

2)                     Proposed Ordinance

 

PRESENTATION:     No   end