CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
March 23, 2004
Subject/Title: Temporary Use Permit No. 04-08 to allow the Immaculate Heart
of Mary Church the use of City owned property for the annual Good Friday
Procession, located within the downtown and effecting the closure of
Prepared By: T. Nielsen
Submitted by: M. Oshinsky, Director, Community Development
Approve Temporary Use Permit No. 04-08 to allow for the use of City owned
property for the staging of the annual Good Friday Procession sponsored by
the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church for one day, Friday, April 9th between
the hours of 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm.
On November 26, 2002, the City Council approved an amendment of the code
section for Temporary Use Permits. The amended code provides that: “City
sponsored and /or civic events including but not limited to Cornfest, fairs,
festivals, concerts, arts and crafts shows, the snow park, Halloween event,
downtown barbeque, and parades” require a TUP and Business License. Council
added provisions to this amendment that require: “Any Temporary Use proposed
on City property requires the approval of the City Council.”
On March 10, 2004, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church submitted an
application to use City right-of-way located in the downtown to hold its
annual Good Friday Procession. Previously, such uses have been able to use
the downtown streets without having to obtain a TUP. Since the change in the
ordinance, a Temporary Use Permit is required.
The criteria for approval, when evaluating a request for a TUP, includes
consideration of impacts on traffic, circulation, parking, visibility,
noise, harmful effects on adjoining property and any other relevant impacts
or considerations of the proposed use. The proposed use may be reasonably
conditioned to mitigate identified impacts or to ensure public health,
safety or welfare.
The proposed route includes several of the streets in the downtown. The
route will include First Street between Maple and Pine Streets, Pine Street
from First Street to Second Street, Second Street from Pine Street to Maple
Street and Maple Street between Second and First Streets. The appropriate
permits are being pursued through the Police Department for the physical
The procession will consist of several hundred people proceeding on foot
through the downtown. The procession will start and finish at the
intersection of Maple and First Streets. It will proceed around the block
for one or two laps.
This route is located within the Downtown and proceeds through two zoning
districts including the Central Business Zone (CB) and a Commercial, Office,
Residential Zone (COR) that allow a mix of land uses.
The proposed parade hours are:
Friday 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm – procession
It is staff’s opinion that this proposed event will have minimal impact upon
surrounding businesses and parking. There have been no complaints in past
years from residents or business owners concerning this particular function.
Traffic will also be minimally impacted in the downtown. General parking
will be available in all Municipal parking lots as well as on-street parking
throughout the downtown area not closed to traffic. This event is expected
to draw several hundred participants to the greater downtown area of
Brentwood over the course of the event.
The total cost of providing police services for the 2004 Immaculate Heart of
Mary Good Friday Procession has been estimated at $575.00 by the Brentwood
Police Department based upon prior years. The police Department will deploy
Reserve Officers, CSOs, and Volunteers where appropriate to reduce personnel
B. Route Map with Street Closures
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING
TEMPORARY USE PERMIT 04-08 AND ALLOWING THE USE OF CITY STREETS AND
AUTHORIZING THE CLOSURE OF CERTAIN STREETS IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE 2004
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY GOOD FRIDAY PROCESSION TO BE HELD ON APRIL 9, 2004.
WHEREAS, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church will be holding their annual
Good Friday Procession on April 9, 2004, an event of significance which
attracts people to the downtown area; and
WHEREAS, to accommodate the 2004 Immaculate Heart of Mary Good Friday
Procession, it is requested that the following streets be closed to traffic
between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm on April 9, 2004:
First Street from East Contra Costa Fire Station 54 to Pine Street,
including the intersection of First Street and Pine Street.
Pine Street from First Street to Second Street.
Second Street including the intersection of Second Street and Pine Street to
and including the intersection of Second Street and Maple Street.
Maple Street from Second Street to First 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
Immaculate Heart of Mary Good Friday Procession 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; and
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood
hereby approves TUP 04-08 and has ordered the Police Department to close the
above mentioned streets between the hours of 6:00 pm 8:00 pm, April 9, 2004.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at
an adjourned regular meeting held on March 23, 2004 by the following vote: