CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 02
Meeting Date: September 11, 2001
Subject/Title: Closure of Certain Streets to Facilitate the 2001 Liberty High School Homecoming Parade.
Submitted by: Lieutenant Brian Strock, Police Department
Approved by: Jon Elam, City Manager
RECOMMENDATION Adoption of Resolution authorizing the closure of certain streets and temporarily establishing no parking restrictions and tow away zones in order to facilitate the 2001 Liberty High School Homecoming Parade to be held September 28, 2001.
PREVIOUS ACTION Historically, the City has authorized Liberty High School to hold its Homecoming Parade through downtown Brentwood. In 2000, the City Council approved the event and funded the Cityís portion of the total cost ($3,337.30).
BACKGROUND The Associated Student Body of Liberty High School is requesting the closure of certain streets as noted on the attached Resolution for their annual Homecoming Parade.
The Homecoming Parade encompasses a major portion of First Street, Oak Street, and Second Street through the heart of downtown. Due to the vast area covered by the parade, the Police Department each year requests the closure of all impacted city streets. The Police Department with the assistance of the City Traffic Engineer, requested the appropriate Encroachment Permit from the California Department of Transportation in order to close a portion of Highway 4 (Brentwood Blvd.) at Second Street and Oak Street. This closure provides the parade participants access to the high school through the Spruce Street entrance.
The estimated cost for providing police services for this years event is $3,500.00. The estimate for personnel and equipment cost included in this report are based on projected manpower availability and a safe orderly event not requiring additional or unexpected police or other city services.
In the event the City Council elects to fund all or part of the cost for police services for this years event, those funds should be charged to the Brentwood Police Departmentís Special Event Account as approved in the 2001/2002 fiscal year budget.
Attached is a copy of a city map outlining the parade route and the streets that will be affected.
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AUTHORIZING THE CLOSURE OF CERTAIN STREETS AND TEMPORARILY ESTABLISHING NO PARKING RESTRICTIONS AND TOW AWAY ZONES IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE 2001 LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING PARADE TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2001.
WHEREAS, the Liberty High School will be holding their annual Homecoming Parade on September 28, 2001, an event of great local significance which attracts great numbers of people to the community; and
WHEREAS, to accommodate the 2001 Liberty High School Homecoming Parade, it is requested that the following streets be closed to traffic and no parking and tow away zones be established between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on the day of the event:
First Street from Fir Street to Oak Street.
Birch Street from First Street to Third Street.
Oak Street from First Street to Second Street.
Second Street from Oak Street to Brentwood Blvd.
Number 2 north bound lane of Brentwood Blvd. from Second Street to Spruce Street.
Spruce Street from Brentwood Blvd. 250 feet east.
Additionally, the following streets will be closed to traffic:
Fir Street from Diablo Way to First Street.
Elm Street from Diablo Way to First Street.
Chestnut Street from Diablo Way to Third Street.
Oak Street from Brentwood Blvd. to First Street.
Maple Street from Midway Alley to Second Street.
Maple Street from Second Street to the east end of Maple Street.
Pine Street from Midway Alley to Second Street.
Third Street from Oak Street to Birch Street.
Second Street from Oak Street to Birch Street.
WHEREAS, pursuant to Vehicle Code Section 21101(e), the City may temporarily close portions of streets for parades and local special events such as the Liberty High School Homecoming Parade when the closing is necessary for the safety and protection of persons who are to use those portions of the street during the temporary closure; pursuant to Vehicle Code Section 22507, the City may prohibit parking on portions of streets during all or certain hours of the day; pursuant to Vehicle Code Section 22651(b), (m), and (n), City peace officers may remove by towing any vehicle from those portions of the street where parking is prohibited; and
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood has ordered the Police Department to close the above mentioned streets, prohibit parking, and establish tow away zones between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on September 28, 2001.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on September 11, 2001 by the following vote: