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 CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 8

Meeting Date: October 9, 2001

Subject/Title: Closure of Certain Streets to Facilitate the 2001 Hometown Halloween

Submitted by: Brian Strock, Police Lieutenant

Approved by: Jon Elam, City Manager

RECOMMENDATION
Adoption of the Resolution authorizing the closure of certain streets and temporarily establishing no parking restrictions and tow away zones in order to facilitate the 2001 Hometown Halloween to be held October 27, 2001.

PREVIOUS ACTION
The City Council has authorized the three previous annual events. In 2000, the City Council funded the City’s portion of the total cost ($1,162.70).

BACKGROUND
The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce is requesting the closure of certain streets as noted on the attached Resolution for their fourth annual Hometown Halloween. 

In 2000, the Brentwood Main Street Committee held its third annual Hometown Halloween in the Brentwood downtown and City Park area. The event included a hayride, haunted house, and children “trick or treating” to local businesses along the Oak Street corridor. Attendance at the event was estimated to be in excess of 4,000 people. The total police personnel cost for the 2000 event was $1,162.70. Attached is a map outlining the event location and the streets that will be affected.

FISCAL IMPACT
The Police Department will deploy one supervisor, two community service officers, and two reserve officers. In addition, volunteers (BACUP and Explorers) will be used at various locations in the event. The estimated cost of police services for the event is $1,031.14.

Actual personnel and equipment costs cannot be determined until the event has concluded. The personnel cost estimates included in this report are based on projected manpower availability and a safe and orderly event no requiring additional or unexpected police or other city services. Cost estimates do not include personnel or equipment costs by other city departments.


RESOLUTION NO.

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 HOMETOWN HALLOWEEN OCTOBER 27, 2001.

WHEREAS, the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce will be holding the annual Hometown Halloween on October 27, 2001, an event of great local significance that attracts a large number of people to the downtown area; and 

WHEREAS, to accommodate the 2001 Hometown Halloween, it is requested that the following street and parking lot be closed to traffic and no parking and tow away zones be established between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on the day of the event:

Oak Street between Diablo Alley and Third Street, including the intersection of Oak Street and Third Street.

City Hall parking lot.

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 Brentwood Chamber of Commerce Hometown Halloween when the closing is necessary for the safety and protection of persons who are to use the 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 by the City Council of the City of Brentwood that the Brentwood Police Department is ordered to close the above mentioned street and parking lot, prohibit parking, and establish a tow away zone between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on October 27, 2001.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on October 9, 2001 by the following vote:


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