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 CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 02 



Meeting Date: October 8, 2002

Subject/Title: Closure of Certain Streets to Facilitate the 2002 Hometown Halloween

Submitted by: James Martinez, Police Lieutenant

Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager


RECOMMENDATION Approval of Resolution authorizing the closure of certain streets and temporarily establishing no parking restrictions and tow away zones in order to facilitate the 2002 Hometown Halloween to be held October 26, 2002.

PREVIOUS ACTION The City Council has authorized the four previous annual events. In 2001, the City Council funded the City’s portion of the total cost ($1,332.47).

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

In 2001, the Brentwood Main Street Committee held its fourth 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 2001 event was $1,332.47. Attached is a map outlining the event location and the streets that will be affected.

FISCAL IMPACT The Police Department will deploy one supervisor, one police officer, two community service officers, and one reserve officer. 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 $975.

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 2002 HOMETOWN HALLOWEEN OCTOBER 26, 2002.

WHEREAS, the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce will be holding the annual Hometown Halloween on October 26, 2002, an event of great local significance that attracts a large number of people to the downtown area; and 

WHEREAS, to accommodate the 2002 Hometown Halloween, it is requested that the following streets 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 9:00 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.

First Street between Oak Street and 180 feet south of Oak 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 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 streets and parking lot, prohibit parking, and establish a tow away zone between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on October 26, 2002.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on October 8, 2002 by the following vote:

AYES: 
NOES: 
ABSENT: 


_____________________________ Michael A. McPoland, Sr. Mayor
ATTEST:


__________________________________
Karen Diaz, CMC
City Clerk


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